Movistar’s Javier Moreno claimed victory in the 27th edition of the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon after finishing second on the third and final stage around Segovia. This allowed the team to pay homage to last year’s winner, the late Xavier Tondo, who died in a tragic domestic accident 11 months ago.
The race started on Friday 13th in Salamanca. After months of speculation as to whether or not sufficient funding would be found, it finally went ahead – albeit reduced from five to three stages. This meant foregoing the classic time-trial which inevitably changed the nature of the course, generally viewed as an attractive tune-up option for the Giro d’Italia. Continue reading