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Sunday, 9 September 2012

2012 Vuelta: Contador wins the war but Joaquin Rodriguez wins most of the battles

Today Alberto Contador duly won the very exciting and extremely tough 2012 Vuelta a España with the very impressive John Degenkolb taking his fifth sprint victory. 

I would have much preferred to have seen Joaquin Rodriguez win overall victory rather than Contador, who is just back from his doping suspension. Rodriguez proved on a number of occasions that he was superior to both Contador and Alejandro Valverde on the many climbs. Unfortunately he was comprehensively sandbagged on Stage 17 when Contador soloed to victory on Fuente Dé after the last rest day. I just trust that Contador was clean that day and won both the stage and the overall race on his own merit.     


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