The first GT of the year has only just finished or we already have the wildcards for the final grand tour of 2011: the Vuelta in Spain. Olé!
Skil, Cofidis, Geox and Andalucia are the lucky ones; and Skil at least isn't planning on an anonymous ride. "This prestigious invitation is a reward for all the hard work done by our riders and our staff," says manager Iwan Spekenbrink very happily to Sporza. Skil-Shimano is not planning on riding around anonymously. "We're aiming for a stage win," says DS Rudi Kemna.
(picture by tgsgirl, at the 2009 GP Jef Scherens)