Friday, August 28, 2009
Farrar Third in Vuelta's Opening TT!
American Tyler Farrar, fresh off his string of four major race wins in less than a week's time, took an impressive thrid place in today's opening TT in the 2009 edition of the Vuelta a Espana. The short flat 4.5K affair was run under spotty weather and featured hiigh speed action among a world-class field. The event was won by Swiss strongman Fabian Cancellara, but Tyler finished just 12 seconds back and is looking forward to the next few stages which favor his amazing finishing abilities.
The Vuelta (Aug 29 - Sep 20) is the third Grand Tour on the UCI international race calendar along with the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia.