The Vuelta Espana packed plenty of action into the past three weeks. There wasn't a whole lot of drama or suspense once Quintana crashed his TT bike and Contador took the lead, but there was still plenty of exciting racing.
The Spaniards really seemed to be motivated for a good showing in their home race. Alejandro Valverde, Joaquin Rodriguez and Alberto Contador were consistently at the front of the pack when the roads turned steep.
The Vuelta Espana is known for its strenuous mountain stages and mountain top finishes. This edition stayed true to form and included some mountainess terain in Northern Spain passing by the Rioja wine region. This week's matchup pays tribute to the mountains of Northern Spain and the racers that ride their bikes up these mountains like they have wings (or tiny hidden electric motors on their bikes).
This matchup features a Washington Tinto taking on a traditional red blend from Rioja.
2009 Pomum Tinto v. 2009 Bodegas las Cepas Cinco Denarios