The Volta a Catalunya sometimes had more snow that it had show – and while the veteran Alejandro Valverde won overall, some young Colombians kept things interesting. It was a week-long stage race with no time trials (!) and none of the A-list sprinters in attendance (!!). I tell you, you will dream about weeks like this come the annual lap around France this summer… mark my words.
A filthy, wet, windswept day that had the riders desperately trying to get feeling into their numbed fingers. No, not racing in Belgium, but Spain!