If you have other things going on, don’t worry. You can watch the Vuelta on your own time.
The Vuelta is just a few stages young, but the leader’s jersey has already hopped shoulders a few times. Today’s Stage Four saw American Chris Horner in red for the afternoon. His win the day before not only gave him the race lead, but also set a record as the oldest rider to wear the leader’s jersey in a Grand Tour.
Stage Four, linked below, featured some lumpy terrain that included some dramatically steep pitches. One climb hit 30%, and if you’ve ever wanted to see professional cyclists fall over, this is your chance. As the front of the peloton grinds to a near halt, those in the rear run into the back of a wall. Feet come out and go down, and more than a few ended up walking the climb. Sprinters did surprisingly well, including Sky’s Edvald Boasson-Hogan, who made the climb and moved off the front briefly.
The site uploads video from the race almost immediately after the stage is complete. It’s in Spanish, but that’s good for you. Many of these stages are worth watching just for the scenery. The coast is stunning, and having world-class cycling in the foreground isn’t too bad either.