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Vuelta Espana 2019 Stage 9: you can stand under my um-ber-ella (ella, ella, eh, eh, eh)

“I kept sticking out a hand, trying to get an umbrella from a spectator, but they just kept high fivingContinue Reading

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Vuelta Espana 2018 Stage 2: Valverde and the hippo

There’s that near-bald pate masquerading as a head of hair, the consistently high quality of the gunslinger stubble, and the, ahem…history. You know the one. It’s the same history that many pro cyclists from the early noughties have to reckon with. Only in Valverde’s case it’s largely un-acknowledged.