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La Vuelta a España in Burgos

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La Vuelta a España in Burgos. Friday: Alarm at 03:15, bolt at 04:00, 90 minutes to Prestwick, flight at 06:00, Stansted, flight at 14:00 – and here we are, Santander. Santander is the main town of Cantabria; but we’re headed south to Burgos which is in Castilla y Leon, the same region as Madrid.

The stage finished today in Burgos – Dave just texted (musn’t say ‘SMS,’ Vik doesn’t like it) to tell us that it’s another CavFest.

Tomorrow won’t be; the stage runs north from Burgos to Peña Cabarga, a 1st cat. mountain top finish.

We’re skipping that one to get to, then spend the day on, the climb to the Covadonga Lakes.

This is the 75th birthday edition of the Vuelta and to ‘celebrate’ the race will head up among the bears, buzzards and wolves of the Picos de Europa.

The Picos are part of the ranges which run west from the Pyrennes along Spain’s northern coast from the Basque Country through Cantabria and Asturias to Galicia on Spain’s rugged north west corner.