ramped finishes are proving something of a trademark for Joaquim Rodriguez, who
now has two such victories in this year's Vuelta.
stage eight win at San Lorenzo de El Escorial was even more impressive that the
last week's win in Valdepeñas de Jaén - for the simple fact that not only was
it considerably steeper, it was also partially cobbled.
Philippe Gilbert is expected to win any uphill sprint, or Vincenzo Nibali to
dominate any treacherous descent, it was almost a given that 'El Purito' would
win Saturday's stage.
Four men may
have nipped off the front, and