2012 Vuelta a España: a climber's race

Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank)

Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Remember last year's Giro d'Italia? Race organisers cooked up a brutal parcours in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy. At the 2012 Vuelta a España, no such invitation is required. This is a race where the pure climbers will thrive and the men who prefer the flat lands, need not apply.

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As a sports journalist and producer since 1997, Jane has covered Olympic and Commonwealth Games, rugby league, motorsport, cricket, surfing, triathlon, rugby union, and golf for print, radio, television and online. However her enduring passion has been cycling.

 

Jane is a former Australian Editor of Cyclingnews from 2011 to 2013 and continues to freelance within the cycling industry.


 

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