The Vuelta a España time trial to Calpe holds particular significance for Chad Haga

Chad Haga and Giant-Alpecin return to Calpe, the scene of the collision with a car which changed the team's season

17 January 2015
17th Tour Down Under
Team Presentation
HAGA Chad (USA) Giant - Alpecin
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

For many riders in the peloton, a 37km time trial on stage 19 of a three-week race just adds pain on top of pain. With the race almost over it's just another brutal day for the domestiques to suffer through.

But for Chad Haga and his Giant-Alpecin teammates, this Vuelta a España time trial holds extra significance thanks to its location in the country.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.