The racing action is heating up in Southern Spain - in the Murcia area to be exact. This is where you will find the Jumilla DO, which is dominated by the Monastrell grape.
Two one day races took place this past weekend in the area surrounding Jumilla. The Vuelta Ciclista a Murcia and the Classica de Almeria. Both races provide high energy racing and a good opportunity for the sprinters to stretch their legs. And that is exactly what Mark Cavendish did at the Classica de Almeria. He racked up his 124th career victory sprinting over the finish line after avoiding a late race crash.
This week's matchup features a Washington Monastrell taking on Jumilla.
2011 Idilico Monastrell vs. 2012 Juan Gil Monastrell