I have to say that having been taken with the Vuelta a San Juan last year I was left a bit cold by it in 2020.
I seem to remember Patagonian mountains and scenic routes from the previous edition that was televised, however last week there was a lot of stony countryside and very little to look at.
There were plenty of open spaces and long straight roads to thwart a breakaway, despite many attempts by Rally Cycling rider Robin Carpenter. However most of the drama came from a number of stray dogs getting tangled up with the peloton creating horrid tv images and from Remco Evenepoel showing what the future may look like.
He was a comfortable overall GC winner based on a strong time trial and his ability not to panic and come back to the leading riders on the mountain stage.
That one of his main rivals was doping cheat of the early 2000s Oscar Sevilla speaks volumes.
It was tough viewing at times, but hey road cycling is back so I am happy !
Its our much anticipated review of the 2018 racing season and rider awards.
None of the chaps in this picture made the cut… especially bad news for Peter and Greg.
So here is that rundown…
3. Krists Neilands (ICA)
2. Simon Yayes (MTS)
1. Tom Dumoulin (Sun)
The race of the year was the Vuelta (which is boring I know!), but have a listen to the pod and hear the reasons why.
Fendrien Cast 113 review of the year
Finally after a long wait… It’s fendrien cast 75.
This week we have a tribute to our late friend Bill Hebblethwaite.
His recent passing has left a gap in Peterborough cycling.
We also update the vuelta to the current rest day.
Life begins with this weeks Fendrien Cast.
A podcast full of review and reflection of the 2016 Grand Tour season (not the car show).
Enjoy and please tell your friends…
Fendrien cast 40> Click here
This weeks show features a look at the contenders for the Vuelta along with the Olympics and Arctic Race.
Fendrien Cast 25 17/08/2016 (CLICK HERE)