Inside the Ruta del Sol

Take an inside look at the early season Spanish race as riders and teams prepare for a stage on the Ruta del Sol. Photos by Chris Catchpole

(Image credit: Chris Catchpole)


Maxime Monfort (Lotto-Soudal) gets a wheel change before the stage two start
(Image credit: Chris Catchpole)

As early season races go, the Ruta del Sol is certainly a toughie. A split stage on day one with a road race and a time trial, as well as two category one summit finishes later in the race, riders have little time to find their race legs if they're hoping to pull out a result .

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