A 'disaster' of a time trial for Mas at Vuelta a España

Enric Mas
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Enric Mas had what he described as a "disaster" of a day it the Vuelta a España, struggling in the stage 13 time trial and seeing his podium hopes fade. 

Hopes were high for the Spaniard, who is a strong time triallist on his day and finished ninth in the recent Tour de France time trial, which, like the Vuelta stage, paired 30km of flat with a steep final climb. 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.