CN is reporting that the Vuelta is once again considering some sort of first week "play-off" for their race. The idea is to make the first week of the GT more "entertaining" and suggest that the Giro and TdF would follow suit. Not only would the toss some teams after the first week, they would also allow the remaining team to bring in a completely different roster to complete the race. WTF??? The problems with this idea just as it relates to the VD Sentry alone makes my head spin.
Not F-ing likely Victor. How about you just scrap the first week of the Vuelta all together and be done with it? I mean, Espana's reluctance to get their act together regarding doping has pretty much trashed interest in the race and caused you to begin to lose your status as the 3rd GT to TdGermany. So why not just throw in the towel rather than try to put lipstick on a pig?
This has got to be a non-starter. The whole idea of GT is that it is GRAND! Like ONE BIG RACE, not two random little races. The boys at Unipublic, or whoever owns that race now, are grasping at straws.