VeloVoices’ friend Roz Jones is out at the Vuelta with those trusty press credentials and she was waiting for the boys at the end of that gruelling stage 16 on Monday. We’ll let her pictures do the talking:
Over the line
The gradient near the summit of Cuitu Negru averaged in the mid-teens and touched 25% in places. Even the quicker riders were taking 15 minutes to do the last 3km. Don’t ever doubt how much this Vuelta hurts.
Faces of pain
If you want to know what ‘being in the red’ looks like, look no further …
A shattered Contador
Even the best stage racer in the world is in a universe of pain at the end of a day like this …
It matters. It always matters.