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A perfectly incredible day: La Vuelta eTapa 17e

Saturday,  06/14/08  04:59 PM

Back in September, 2006, I was in Granada, Spain, and went to watch stage 17 of the Vuelta a Espana, which finished one street over from my hotel.  I wanted to see the last climb of the stage, a Cat 1 climb up Alto de Monachil, a legendary black hole for cyclists, and ended up riding it myself.  I was not blogging at that time, but I did write a long email with embedded pictures for friends.

I've decided to retroactively post the email report, here it is, for your reading and viewing pleasure...