Wiggins and Froome in "enemy territory" on stage 17

Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins, Vuelta a Espana 2011, stage 15

The 2011 Vuelta a Espana has its final mountain top finish on Wednesday, a six kilometre climb of Peña Cabarga, and don't be surprised if you see lots of people dressed up as bison running around, cheering on race leader Juan Jose Cobo (Geox).

Yes, you read that right. Cobo's rather unusual nickname is ‘the Bison of La Pesa' - the bovine reference is due to his stocky build, and La Pesa is the name of the suburb of his hometown, Cabezon de la Sal in Cantabria, where he lives.

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