The Vuelta this year has proven to be the biggest and best Grand Tour of the year allowing us fans to finally see Contador and Froome go head to head without falling off. With this mouth watering prospect in mind we jumped on a plane to Asturias and on landing travelled down to the Picos De Europa..the most stunning range of mountains 20 km inland from the northern coast of Spain, located in the Autonomous Communities of Asturias, Cantabria and Castile and León.
Hooking up with some old pals from London we based ourselves in Cangas De Onis south west of Oviedo and then rode, ate, slept and watched some fantastic racing right up in our faces!
Ben, Chris and Lawrence between mountains
Lawrence coming to the end of a 15k descent
Chris in the mountains
Fabada y Sidra
Birthday boy Lawrence and me up Covadonga the HC climb that was the dramatic ending to Stage 15
All gone a bit Rapha A/W look book here..
Above the Clouds at Lagos de Covadonga
Top lad Christian Knees at the start of Stage 15
Local hero Dani Navarro gives the home fans something to cheer
Contador, Valverde and Purito. Alberto looking for Froome no doubt
The start of stage 15 in Oviedo
Mikel Nieve and Sammy Sanchez where just off the lead riders up the climb
Waiting for the “grupetto”
A very hot and pretty exhausting August on our part saw VC Ibiza take some very dedicated and sun loving “Corredors” out onto the roads and camino’s of Ibiza. Big love goes out to the Cobbolds, Daire’s 40th Crew and big Tom from Miami. Whom through the vomit, blood, bruises, sweat and gears all got in some fantastic riding accompanied by some splendid banter… Saludos mi Amigos
3 x Cobbold crew climbing out of Santa Agnes
Fathers, sons, nephews and uncles. Good times.
Percentage, shmercentage it just goes up
Mr H Cobbold getting aggressive!
The Cobbold Classic.. Jeremy, Jonno and Humphrey completed their own 100 mile Round this island loop
Brandon from Kensal Rise a Canadian QPR fan…good lad!
Daire’s 40th crew…they all made it home..just!
Olly leads the Cobbold Salinas paceline!
Tom from Miami via NYC heads home after a super hot ride…
Going downhill is fun for all!
It’s always great to work with young upcoming riders and George from the London Olympic legacy cycling club Hadleigh was no exception.
A superb young rider, lets hope G has a big future ahead!
We took on some of Ibiza’s most challenging climbs and George who had just turned 14 whilst here on holiday with his family rode like a local, making short work of everything that was put in his way!
Reminiscent of a young Pantani as G climbs on the drops
After 4 rides and over 4000 metres of climbing, we hope George is gonna hit peak form for his first race on his return to the UK. Good luck G!
I’m smiling so much because we’ve just finished!