Welcome to the Jungels

Bob Jungels of the Trek Factory Racing team is tackling his first Grand Tour at the Vuelta and doing remarkably well for a 21 year old. No doubt he’s one to watch

Bob Jungels leads an escape on stage nine of the 2014 Tour of Spain

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

That’s a welcome to Bob Jungels of Trek Factory Racing of course, who is too young to remember Guns’n’Roses, but the headline was too good to pass up. Jungels is one of the youngest riders in the 2014 Vuelta a Espana and riding his first Grand Tour, but the 21 year old Luxemburger is impressing many with his attitude and application.

The second year pro has been trying to get in breaks every day of the race - and succeeded on one occasion - but, more than anything, he’s determined to get through it after no fewer than three pre-race crashes almost KO’d him before the start.

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