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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Vuelta, the penultimate stage
From: george.imagist at (George Lottermoser)
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:31:45 -0500
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> On Sep 15, 2016, at 11:10 AM, Nathan Wajsman <photo at> 
> wrote:
> On Saturday the Vuelta a Espa?a passed through one of the mountain passes 
> that I regularly climb, Puerto de Tudons. Except that they had to climb it 
> twice, once from each side, and also ride a further 500 m up to an air 
> force base on top of the Alto de Aitana, where I have never cycled because 
> it is normally closed to the public. It was the penultimate stage and the 
> last one in the mountains, so it was Chris Froome?s last chance to attack 
> Quintana to make up the 1 1/2 minute he was behind. Quintana repulsed all 
> Froome?s attacks and so won the Vuelta. 
> I went to the town of Relleu to see the cyclists descend from their first 
> pass through the Puerto, on a steep road that ended in a sharp curve. A 
> good place to watch them because they had to slow down sharply to 
> negotiate the turn. About 30 images are here, including many of the 
> spectators, often just as interesting as the sports folk. Where I could, I 
> have identified the riders in the captions:
> As always, comments and critique are welcome and appreciated.

Can almost hear the ?s-w-o-o-s-h-s? 

fond regards,


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