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ariadneoliver Fri 22-Aug-14 21:23:57

Lots of info and links here:

The official site is here:

No Chris Horner this year so new champ beckons

1Saturday, August 2312.6 km
Jerez de la Frontera

2Sunday, August 24174 km
Algeciras → San Fernando

3Monday, August 25188 km
Cádiz → Arcos de la Frontera

4Tuesday, August 26173 km
Mairena del Alcor → Córdoba

5Wednesday, August 27182 km
Priego de Córdoba → Ronda

6Thursday, August 28158 km
Benalmádena → La Zubia

7Friday, August 29165 km

8Saturday, August 30207 km
Baeza → Albacete

9Sunday, August 31181 km
Carboneras de Guadazaón → Aramón Valdelinares

RMonday, September 1
Rest day
10Tuesday, September 234.5 km
Real Monasterio de Santa María de Veruela → Borja

11Wednesday, September 3151 km
Pamplona → Santuario de San Miguel de Aralar

12Thursday, September 4168 km
Logroño → Logroño

13Friday, September 5182 km
Belorado → Obregón. Parque de Cabárceno

14Saturday, September 6199 km
Santander → La Camperona. Valle de Sábero

15Sunday, September 7149 km
Oviedo → Lagos de Covadonga

16Monday, September 8159 km
San Martín del Rey Aurelio → La Farrapona. Lago de Somiedo

RTuesday, September 9
Rest day
17Wednesday, September 10174 km
Ortigueira → Coruña

18Thursday, September 11174 km
A Estrada → Mont Castrove. Meis

19Friday, September 12177 km
Salvaterra do Miño → Cangas do Morrazo

20Saturday, September 130 km
Santo Estevo de Ribas de Sil → Puerto de Ancares

21Sunday, September 1410 km
Santiago de Compostela → Santiago de Compostela. El Final del Camino

Total Distance3018 km

So pour a glass of Sangria, kick back and enjoy!

DramaAlpaca Fri 22-Aug-14 21:29:25

Hi there ariadne! Thanks for new thread.

I've just been chatting to Pan on the old thread, and posted a link over here smile

Panwearsamagicjersey Fri 22-Aug-14 21:32:57

Muchos gracias ariadnebike

<settles in wheel behind DA>

Panwearsamagicjersey Fri 22-Aug-14 21:37:14

<this magic jersey is getting really smelly now! need to change it, otherwise I'll be alone, esp on the cross winds..>

DramaAlpaca Fri 22-Aug-14 21:45:08

So what jersey are you going for this time, Pan? A rojo one?

Just heard Chris Horner has been pulled from the Vuelta due to high cortisol levels hmm. I half heard it on Eurosport, not sure of full story.

Panwearsamagicjersey Fri 22-Aug-14 21:49:57

Horner....just....hmm. Interesting, isn't it? Esp after that avoidance-stunt he pulled last year.
Jersey - must be Jensie-themed, shorely?bike

DramaAlpaca Fri 22-Aug-14 21:51:45

Pansaysshutuplegs? grin

Panwearsamagicjersey Fri 22-Aug-14 21:53:30

ImMotherfuckingPan - bit

DramaAlpaca Fri 22-Aug-14 22:03:57

Maybe just a bit... OK for this thread, but I don't know how it'd go down elsewhere on MN grin

Panwearsamagicjersey Fri 22-Aug-14 22:05:01


ariadneoliver Fri 22-Aug-14 22:06:28

Hi all, good to see the peleton taking shape. Drama the Chris Horner story is at the link in his name. Basically medical treatment left him with low cortisol levels and as Lampre are part of MPCC he has to withdraw.

DramaAlpaca Fri 22-Aug-14 22:08:49

Ah, thanks ariadne.

<note to self - read OP properly and check out links before posting blush>

Panwearsamagicjersey Fri 22-Aug-14 22:12:38

darned! We can't make baseless and frankly libellous accusatorily posts about Mr Horner without reading your informative link ariadne? blush

DramaAlpaca Fri 22-Aug-14 22:15:13

...and my post wasn't even accurate. Low cortisol levels, fgs, not high ones blush

Panwearsamagicjersey Fri 22-Aug-14 22:19:09

ariadne is obv a very fine road capt, if I may say. Thank the Lord it wasn't DA, otherwise we'd all be in the civil court dock, Horner v MN Peloton.grin

ShutUpPan Fri 22-Aug-14 22:29:18

New name seems good advice...

Reminds me of an Oscar Wilde quote.."The best thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. Because it will be of no use to you."smile

DoctorTwo Sat 23-Aug-14 06:23:17

Three weeks of pedalling around Spain paying no attention to the view. Shame that Horner isn't racing but still.

aurynne Sat 23-Aug-14 10:07:46

It's "pelotón" smile

ariadneoliver Sat 23-Aug-14 19:48:13

Team time trial was a good opener and surprisingly exciting. I may treat myself to a celebratory sherry later in honour of the stage. grin Next stop Algeciras. bike bike

LostInWales Sat 23-Aug-14 21:55:12

Bonjour! Urk, first post on new mobile site, interesting. I am waving at you from Bergerac, not as wet as it was for the tour stage thank goodness! It's nice and sunny but very rural so Le wee fee not always the best and I can't find the Vuelta on telly so I will be relying on you lot.bikebikebike

EndoplasmicReticulum Sat 23-Aug-14 22:41:35

Hello, signing in from holiday with inlaws so probably won't get to watch a lot in between episodes of coronation street.

Do have internet though so will try to keep up.

ShutUpPan Sun 24-Aug-14 21:52:43

Jensie on his last

ShutUpLegs Mon 25-Aug-14 09:05:37

<stares flintily at Pan who has adopted a very similar new jersey design>

I like the idea of a Veulta-bottle-of-sherry. I must swing by a booze emporium today.

Why the obsession with launching stages over water this year?

ShutUpLegs Mon 25-Aug-14 09:06:22

Vuelta, even. Gah.


JustAboveTheDogPan Mon 25-Aug-14 10:32:28

Domestically Jens-related, but better?


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