Sharpie Fernandez out of the Vuelta

Garmin-Sharp had a bad start to this year’s Vuelta. Tipped as one of the teams in contention for the TTT stage win, they came in a disappointing 19th, 1:41 behind stage winners Astana. But the disappointment doesn’t stop there. Koldo Fernandez, who along with Michel Kreder crashed during the stage, came away with a broken rib and therefore has had to abandon the race, as he’s having difficulty breathing. Here’s hoping he has a speedy recovery.

Vuelta stage 1: Tailwinds take their toll in trying triple T

Stage 1: Vilanova de Arousa to Sanxenxo, 27.4km team time trial

Astana, with GC favourite Vincenzo Nibali, looked like a well-drilled machine as they crossed the line 10secs ahead of RadioShack to take this year’s first red jersey in a trying team time trial.
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