Astana Pro Team's rider Vincenzo Nibali of Italy after the fourth stage of the Vuelta (AFP)
After an unpredictable opening week of the Vuelta a Espana our erstwhile blogger Blazin' Saddles looks back on the story so far.
Six stages down (at the time of writing) and still there's only been one bona fide bunch sprint in a Vuelta that boasts 11 summit finishes in total. It's been a quite wonderful race so far, with a different rider from a different nationality taking the spoils each day.
Of all the stage winners so far, only Dani Moreno of Katusha has tasted a previous Vuelta victory - while the pedalling fossil Chris Horner became the oldest rider in history to take a maiden Grand Read More »from Vuelta 2013: Week one talking points