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La Vuelta 2019

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KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
Yep, I know I could posted this in miscelanious subsection but it is a cycling event after all :D

It is starting tomorrow and at first glance at stages the race will start/end or cross quite a few Caminos:
Norte, Lana, Sanabres, Catalan, Olvidado, Primitivo, Frances, Mendocino, Madrid and Levante.
EDIT: and Baztanes (THX @VNwalking )

More info in English here:

Also here (easier to navigate in my opinion):

Plan accordingly and enjoy both your Camino and La Vuelta :)
 
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Bala

Veteran member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances: SJPdP-Burgos, (2015); Burgos-Sarria (2018); Sarria-Santiago (2018).
Frances (2020)
I love following these bike races. I wish the Vuelta had better coverage on the U.S., though.😠 Only snippets on NBC Sports. And following on my phone with NBC Gold just doesn't cut it. Still, it's great fun to pick out places along the various Caminos. And when I took a taxi tour from Muxia, our driver took us up one of the hills often used on the Vuelta. Whew! I was wondering if the car would make it up that incline, never mind pedaling a bike!

Of course the nothing can match the incredible production and excellent coverage of the Tour de France. Glued to my TV. And I don't even ride. 😂
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
I love following these bike races. I wish the Vuelta had better coverage on the U.S., though.😠 Only snippets on NBC Sports. And following on my phone with NBC Gold just doesn't cut it. Still, it's great fun to pick out places along the various Caminos. And when I took a taxi tour from Muxia, our driver took us up one of the hills often used on the Vuelta. Whew! I was wondering if the car would make it up that incline, never mind pedaling a bike!

Of course the nothing can match the incredible production and excellent coverage of the Tour de France. Glued to my TV. And I don't even ride. 😂
Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and La Vuelta (chronologically through the summer) are grand slams of the road cycling. TV coverage on all three is just phenomenal and I'm speaking as a professional (not a cyclist).

Maybe you can get live coverage on the internet. Check out the Eurosport programmes if they offer on-line coverage. I wouldn't know because I can watch all three 3-weeks races on the TV within my unlimited cable/internet/phone package. For 30€ a month ;)
 

Bala

Veteran member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances: SJPdP-Burgos, (2015); Burgos-Sarria (2018); Sarria-Santiago (2018).
Frances (2020)
I'll definitely check out your suggestions for internet streaming. Who knows? 😊 My NBC Gold package eventually replays the whole day, but after the fact and on the phone only. I can't project it onto the TV. 😠 So I'm terribly jealous of not just your access, but of the price you pay!! Our cable/internet/phone package is through the roof. 🥶

Anyway, for those who've never seen any of these races, check it out. It's great fun to see regions we've walked through, or dream of walking through. And watching the cycling is addictive. 🚲🚲🚲🚲🚲
 

VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/CF ('16)
Baztanés/CF ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
Adding one more camino to the list: the 11th stage crosses the Frances at St Jean, and ends in Urdax. So anyone walking the Baztanes that day needs to have their heads up, too, and not count on staying there.

Here's the useful map:
 

Doogman

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Primitivo (September 2019)
Completely due to luck, I actually saw the Tour de France pass by while I was on the Le Puy route in 2015. I knew that they were in the general area, but did not know the route they were taking. At one point a couple of other walkers told me the Tour would be coming along a road that the Le Puy crossed, about a kilometre away. I walked over, joined a small number of people already there, and waited about 45 minutes. Sure enough, the leaders came by, followed by the peleton, motorcycles, cars, small vans, etc. It was pure chaos and a real adrenalin rush for 90-120 seconds, and then they were gone and everybody dispersed. Very cool experience, especially when completely unexpected. It's amazing when you are standing on the edge of a road and they are going by at very high speeds about 3-4 feet away.
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
Today's stage goes through SJPdP and it will not affect those that will start walking Camino in the morning. But for those that will come from Bayonne in early afternoon or around middday it might be interesting event to see:

Also in live stream in the link given in previous posts.

And I'm very proud that as of today a Slovenian cyclist Primož Roglič is in red jersey (leader in GC). Another one (Tadej Pogačar) in 5th place. Not bad for a nation of 2 million people ;)
 

VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/CF ('16)
Baztanés/CF ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
And if you're on the Camino Baztanes, don't plan to stay in Urdax without a booking. But you might get to see the finish, always exciting! (Avanti, Primož and Tadej!)
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
And if you're on the Camino Baztanes, don't plan to stay in Urdax without a booking. But you might get to see the finish, always exciting! (Avanti, Primož and Tadej!)
And your words became golden today.
Tadej Pogačar won the brutal stage no.13 from Bilbao to Los Machucos and Primož Roglič was 2nd. They came in with the same time. I guess Primož let Tadej won it ;)

Primož still holds 1st overall position (even gain few more seconds to the lead) and Tadej moved from 5th to 3rd :D
 

Pelegrin

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Primitivo June 2013
SJPP - Logroño June 2014
Ingles July2016
Today Roglic showed again that is the strongest.
Today's stage finished at Santuario del Acebo that is a pilgrimage point in west Asturias.
I was there last week. I walked from Cangas del Narcea to El Santuario (800mts) 11kms.
The Vuelta also passed today through Ibias (Asturias) (fantastic and remote place).
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
And they started in Tineo on the Primitivo :)
It was yet another brutal stage.
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
Congratulations K1 !!
First and third are Slovenians.
Thank you @Pelegrin . It's just amazing :D

Complete euphoria over here. Everybody watching live coverage, everybody talking about it, far out crazy. First and third wearing 3 maillots out of 4 available :D
 
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