GC riders braced for Angliru mountain weekend at Vuelta a España

A tough weekend in the mountains will see the peloton take on consecutive mountain-top finishes

Vuelta a España 2020 (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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After a couple of flat days at the Vuelta a España, the Spanish Grand Tour will resume with what it does best - racing uphill.

The GC riders will have barely caught their breath, stage nine have been a proper day off before their attention was briefly needed in the kick to the line on stage 10, and the next two stages provide another test to those vying for high places in the overall classification.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.