VC Ibiza – La Vuelta 2014

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

Ben, Chris and Lawrence between mountains

Lawrence coming to the end of a 15k descent

Lawrence coming to the end of a 15k descent

Chris in the mountains

Chris in the mountains

Fabada y Sidre

Fabada y Sidra

Birthday boy Lawrence and me up Covadonga the HC climb that was the dramatic ending to Stage 15

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..

All gone a bit Rapha A/W look book here..

Above the Clouds at Lagos de Covadonga

Above the Clouds at Lagos de Covadonga

Top lad Christian Knees at the start of Stage 15

Top lad Christian Knees at the start of Stage 15

Local hero Dani Navarro give the home fans something to cheer

Local hero Dani Navarro gives the home fans something to cheer

Contador, Valverde and Purito. Alberto looking for Froome no doubt

Contador, Valverde and Purito. Alberto looking for Froome no doubt

The start of stage 15 in Oviedo

The start of stage 15 in Oviedo

Mikel Nieve and Sammy Sanchez where just off the lead riders up the climb

Mikel Nieve and Sammy Sanchez where just off the lead riders up the climb

Waiting for the "grupetto"

Waiting for the “grupetto”