Vacation is over, we've awakened from the nightmare of plane travel with children, and after a day or so of digging out this site will resume its normal pace. And with not a moment to spare: the Vuelta is three days away; the GP Plouay runs this weekend; and the US Pros are kicking off too. This constitutes one of the biggest peaks of the season, proving once again that the sport doesn't really rest until Lombardy. And of course, even that's not true anymore, thanks to the cool mil awaiting the winner in Abu Dhabi.
On tap: Vuelta previews (GC, teams, points), Plouay & US Pros coverage, and a whole lotta VDS smack. I'll make a second post on that one. Anyway, stay tuned, keep Cycling.tv fired up (free Vuelta streams of up to 400 kbs), and get ready for one last solid month+ of racing.