HTC-Highroad's reservations about TTT course

Mark Cavendish and HTC-Highroad, Tour de France 2011, stage two

HTC-Highroad come to the Vuelta a Espana, their final Grand Tour, as winners of the race-opening TTT last year. However, the tricky 13.5 kilometre course around Benidorm is not to all of their liking.

"It's a shit course, it's too dangerous," said former time-trial world champion Bert Grabsch. "Lots of corners, through the whole city with nine riders... normally this kind of course is forbidden for team time trials."

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