I read a quote somewhere that described the Vuelta as the Grand Tour's crazy cousin. Maybe it's because so many people see this as a way of redeeming an otherwise disappointing season or to get their first chance at a Grand Tour. Plus there are usually crosswinds that throw everything into chaos. I only wish it got better tv coverage.A lot of the big names are hitting La Vuelta that starts Saturday. I guess many feel they are in peak fitness.