No George Clooney or Kate Upton this week – sorry about that – but we do recap the Vuelta’s middle week and discuss its stage winners: three young guns, an ageing zombie and the object of Kitty’s affections – and holder of an active restraining order against her – the Sacred Haunches™ himself, Fabian Cancellara.
Links & notes
The peloton paused before the start of stage 13 in Valls to remember former Movistar rider Xavier Tondo, who was born in the town. He was killed when he was crushed by his garage door while preparing for a training ride in May 2011.
Definition of the combination classification: The white jersey or combination classification is calculated by adding the numeral ranks of each rider in the general, points and mountain classifications, with the lowest total being the leader of the competition. (So if you are first on GC, second on points and fourth in the mountains, your total score is seven.)
This week’s random celebrity mention: Steve Martin.
According to Kitty, 41-year-old Chris Horner in his white combination classification jersey looks like a zombie in a body cast. He’d presumably be right at home here (we think that’s him bottom-right) …
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