A hundred meters from the beach of Ézaro, where the Galician coast is at its best, there is an ominous sign with the red warning triangle: thirty percent (30%) warns the board, then you directly ride against uphill over a huge rock. Welcome to the Mirador de Ézaro, the steepest climb in bicycle racing history.
Alex Zanardi (Alessandro Zanardi), the former F1 driver is a gold medal contender at the London Paralympics, eleven years after losing his legs. The 45-year-old Italian knows the track inside out from his days driving around it at 320kph (200mph).
Peter Sagan, the young Slovakian rider of team Liquigas-Cannondale has made a Tour de France debut this year and won the sprinter’s green jersey. He used a custom-design Cannondale Evo, nicknamed “Tourminator” while achieving this success. The US-based bicycle company Cannondale supplies bikes to the world-tour team Liquigas-Cannondale. For Peter Sagan, they have pulled out …
Vuelta a España 2012 stage 4 is a 160.6 km mountain stage from Barakaldo to the Valdezcaray Ski Resort. This will be the second opportunity in a row for the team leaders and general classification contenders. The Vuelta will leave the Basque Country and enter the Rioja region.
Vuelta a España 2012 Stage 3 is a 155.3 km mountain stage with summit finish from Faustino V to Eibar (Arrate). It is the first mountainous stage of la Vuelta. For the second year in a row, the Vuelta a España will arrive in the Basque Country, and it is expected that with the spectators of …
Vuelta a España 2012 Stage 2 is a 181.4 km flat stage from Pamplona to Viana. There’s an easy gradient at the last kilometer of the stage.
Vuelta a España 2012 stage 1 is a 16.5 km Team Time Trial (TTT) in the city of Pamplona, Basque Country.
Vuelta a España 2012 is the 67th edition of the race. It will be running from Saturday, August 18th to Sunday, September 9th, 2012, and will cover a total distance of 3,300 kilometers in 21 stages.