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. I’ve never seen so many people or beach umbrellas the one beach before…but great to see plenty of hats and sun screen being applied. The pros will fly on this short course. While there are a couple of sharp turns it will be otherwise top gear and full gas.

Tomorrow the long days begin with a hilly 199.6km ride from Benidorm to Caple.

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