The Spanish José Joaquín Rojas shared an incredible image on his social networks where the extreme toughness of this competition is reflected
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The Spanish cyclist José Joaquín Rojas showed his legs after eight stages of the Vuelta de España (@josejoaquinrojas)
There is no doubt that the Vuelta de España is one of the most demanding races in professional cycling . The 2020 edition has just started but having to cut its route into three stages the demand has been greater than in other years. And a proof of them has been the image that José Joaquín Rojas published on his social networks.
The 35-year-old cyclist from Murcia, a member of the Movistar Team , published a photograph on his Instagram profile that perfectly reflects the extreme harshness of the competition in Spanish territory.
You can see that the result after a week of competition is brutal. His legs are like a cluster of inflamed veins that are about to explode and that powerfully attracted the attention of his followers. And also from several colleagues.
One of those who commented on the photo was Alberto Contador , who expressed his surprise with emojis of hands on his head. The winner of nine grand laps and retired since 2017, he knows perfectly that feeling of fatigue and tiredness after so much pedaling.
He also left a message for former teammate Andrey Amador , now a member of the INEOS team of leader Richard Carapaz , who asked him not to attack them again in the race.
The Ecuadorian remains the leader despite losing heads-up against the Slovenian Primoz Roglic in the eighth stage, between Logroño and the unprecedented high of Moncalvillo . “Being hand in hand there recalls old encounters. It was a pretty nice duel and we see Roglic very strong and that the race is still very open, ”said Carapaz , who reached the ninth stage 13 seconds ahead of Roglic .
The Ecuadorian cyclist Richard Carapaz of the INEOS team is the one who leads the Vuelta de España (EFE)
In this way, José Joaquín Rojas has made it clear how the Vuelta de España 2020 has become an event of maximum demand, where the mountainous route barely offers rest to some cyclists who day after day are used to the maximum to complete the best possible the 18 stages that make up pandemic competition.