Maxine Dodd, Navarro wins

La Vuelta 2014: Stage 12 and 13, Logroño and Belorado to Obregón

Hola! Still playing catch up so I’ve combined highlights from Stage 12 and Stage 13, with your forgiveness! Stage 12 was a sprinters’ stage, riding long circuits of the terracotta city of Logroño, which was won by John Degenkolb, whereas Stage 13 set out into the hills again riding through beautiful green fields that reminded me of Yorkshire in July! A terrific climb at the last, with a win for Navarro.  Here are my drawings:

Maxine Dodd, Degenkolb takes the win!

La Vuelta 2014: Stage 5, Priego de Córdoba to Ronda

Hola! Stage 5 was a slower stage for the most part, travelling a meandering course inland to Ronda. All looked hot but relaxed and the stage progressed without incident until a sudden change of wind brought about a break from team Tinkoff Saxo. Then it all kicked off with a phenomenal sprint finish and a second win for John Degenkolb. As we say in the UK – ‘Phew, what a scorcher!’  Here are my drawings:

Maxine Dodd, Fast descent

La Vuelta 2014: Stage 4, Mairena del Alcor to Córdoba

Hola! Stage 4 saw the course continue inland, starting flat but with two climbs. The weather was ridiculously hot again, calling into question the safety of the event by some riders. In spite of this, the cyclists performed brilliantly with astonishingly fast descents that took my breath away! A burst to the finish saw the win for John Degenkolb. Great racing.  Here are my drawings: