The recent podcast that the Telegraph has come out with shows that their newfound interest is on Spain. Spain is going to host some of the races to start with the season’s stage races and all this came into news after it was announced that Alberto Contador was making this year his last year in the sport.
Alberto Contador is a two time winner and holder of the Tour de France title and this week, he said he wants to retire by the end of the coming season. The retirement of this legendary rider will create a hollow in the heart of the Spanish Cycling Federation.
The four of the legendary yet aging riders Contador, Joaquim Rodriguez, Alejandro Valverde and Samuel Sanchez will be replaced by a group of very talented young riders and this was the topic of discussion for the riders Lionel Birnie, Daniel Friebe and Richard Moore. This is the state of the cycling sport in the country.
The director of VueltaaEspaña, Javier Guillén had given an interview in which he analyzed the place of Vuelta in the two of the best and the grandest tours of cycling: the Girod’Italia and Tour de France. He also mentioned the hopes he has for this year’s race’s opening week. He expects it to be very tough and he also penned down why he thinks that Vuelta should be changed to only two weeks and not three.
All the latest news that could have been collected from the races held early this season show the three sprinters John Degenkolb, Mark Cavendish and Alexander Kristoff back in form. They are all being considered to have the potential of winning the Milan-Sanremo race which is to be held at the end of the month of March.