It was a tale of two Juan Josés in the Vuelta on Tuesday as JJ Haedo broke his Grand Tour duck while JJ Cobo increased his lead at the top of the GC.
If anyone had told Saddles a few weeks ago that, five legs from Madrid, Cobo would be in red the day Haedo actually won a major stage, he would have spluttered 'you must be j-joking'.
Saxo Bank's Haedo is a speedster so sluggish he has earned the moniker "The Slowmotion Sprinter" from the famous Danish sports commentator Joergen Leth.
Aged 30, Haedo's biggest win prior to Tuesday's Vuelta scalp was in the 2010 Mumbai Cyclothon - although his two wins in the Rund um Koln cannot be overlooked, nor can his five career wins in some annual criterium-style stage race in California.
Haedo's constant failure on the main stage - coupled with Bjarne Riis's confusingly consistent knack of renewing his contact at CSC and Saxo Bank - had led many to believe that the Argentine perhaps had something on his Danish paymaster.
Perhaps he once walked in on Riis in an uncompromising position with a team masseuse; or could it be that he's secretly married to Bjarne's daughter?
It probably comes as no surprise, then, that Haedo's debut Grand Tour win was pretty much served to him on a plate.
With a whole host of riders deciding, inexplicably, that they'd prefer to take a right-hand turn away from the finish - instead of simply continuing on their trajectory to the line - Haedo simply had to stay on his bike and keep pedalling to change his fortunes and bring home the bacon.
He managed to keep his cool - and Saxo Bank got their first win in what has been a rather disappointing Vuelta.
Meanwhile, another JJ - of the red Cobo variety - managed to take time off both his British rivals after Team Sky pair Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins were caught napping at the finish.
Froome did look to have stolen a couple of seconds from Cobo in the second intermediate sprint, but his third place was reduced to fourth after race officials had a change of heart, and it was Cobo who, in the end, finished the day with an extra two seconds over his closest rival.
Wednesday's stage, which has two minor climbs before a final 6km ascent to the finish, could well be the last chance for Froome and Wiggins - who himself lost five seconds in Haro - to renew their GC hopes.
However, such is the British nature, you get the sense that both men are happy to secure places on the Madrid podium rather than upsetting Cobo now. Time will tell.
Despite the unexpectedly dramatic finish to stage 16, it was a largely routine day on the Vuelta.
In fact, so little was happening that Saddles had to keep himself entertained with dreaming up new "mega team" possibilities to add to the mix alongside the likes of FrandyShack and QuickPharma-Lotto.
Perhaps the tastiest potential merger was the entirely fictitious - yet highly appealing - Katushaltel project.
Seeing that Katusha were totally pants while riding all-Russian during the Tour - but appeared to be doing just fine now they had thrown in a few Spaniards - surely the logical next step would be for a merger with Euskaltel, combining the mettle of Moscow with the best from Bilbao?
Just as Saddles was mulling this over, Katusha climber Joaquim Rodriguez inexplicably hit the deck as if he was already riding for the balance-shy Basque boys in orange.
The double stage winner and green jersey finished the stage more than 10 minutes down.
Saddles apologises to 'Purito' for what was clearly an unintentional jinx.