Stage 9 – La Vuelta completed

It was a great honour to wear the #jlc113 cycling kit in memory of Jarrod Coveney aka Bomber today, a young mate taken from us all way too soon. Bomber lived life to the fullest with amazing charisma, he touched and brought a spark to so many people’s lives. Stage 9 in Andorra was the […]

Stage 8 – La Vuelta completed

The changing landscapes were a major feature today. From rolling hills sporting wind mills and far reaching fields similar to those near my home town of Goulburn in NSW Australia through to majestic mountains similar to the Italian Dolomites but with a Spanish twist…. a very changing landscape. The ride itself was challenging but not […]

Stage 7 – La Vuelta completed

Wow, what a difference a day makes. Today’s stage was without doubt the best so far. We chewed up the first 80km of the course at approx 30kph as we made our way through the beautiful Province of Castellón to the base of the mountains. I’d not heard of Port Castellon before however it’s a […]

Stage 6 – La Vuelta completed

Today was tough as I struggled to get into a rhythm and pretty much suffered all day… just couldn’t find that spark. We climbed +700meters in the first 40km which set the tone for the rest of the day. None of the climbs were extra challenging like those tomorrow, profile pic attached, and in future […]

Stage 5 – La Vuelta completed

Stage 5 today went according to plan as we tried to conserve and save our legs as much as possible for the final climb and subsequent following stages. Spectators were out in force on the climb and in the villages at the base which created a great atmosphere. It was predominately uphill all day with […]

Stage 4 – La Vuelta completed

Today was very similar to yesterday’s flat stage with rolling hills with just one Cat 3 climb which we used to recover or legs in preparedness for tomorrow’s mountain stage. We were blessed weather wise as there were thunderstorms overnight and again as I’m writing this report. We only had to contend with a nagging […]

Stage 3 – La Vuelta completed

Today was somewhat of a recovery/groundhog day really, just put your head down and get on with type of day without going into the red zone. At 188km long and with more than 1,600meters of climbing, it was classified as a flat stage. Yes there were many rolling hills and two climbs Categorized level 3, […]

Stage 2 – La Vuelta completed

Let’s get this party started was most definitely the brief given to the course designers for the opening road stage of La Vuelta 2019…. Ooh la la, mamma mia! The last 3km climb 20km from the finish was a real attention grabber, and especially after 170km and aporox 3,000 meters of climbing already in the […]

Stage 1 – La Vuelta España completed

It was great to get La Vuelta underway with a short flat ride from centre of town through a couple of suburbs and then along the beach front. While the road surface is rough and patchy in places the scenery makes up for it in spades. The sun is out and the beaches are packed. […]

La Vuelta España

Today this epic journey that is Ride with Mike continues as we roll into La Vuelta España with a 18km Time Trial around Torrevieja. After some rest and a few maintenance rides following the Tour de France it’s now all systems go. It will be tough but I’ll be giving it my very best shot […]