Social Media and Grand Tours

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08/13/2013| 0 comments
by Neil Browne
Tom Danielson and Chris Horner Slipstream

Social Media and Grand Tours

Pro tips for social media and shorter stages.

to Spain for the 2013 Vuelta a Espana – so he's off the favorites list. Instead defending champion Garmin-Sharp's Christian Vande Velde is a favorite and one to watch. However, a rider that will be under the spotlight is Team Sky’s 2013 Tour de France winner Chris Froome.

I doubt Froome will be a threat to the overall as the climbs aren't tough enough to separate the field. However, Froome's appearance will generate huge media buzz and will sell a few Pinarello bikes, so that's not a bad thing. Bike companies are sitting on a few excess 2013 road bikes and anything positive can help.

As mentioned, Spain’s national Tour, the Vuelta a Espana, is also about to start and Horner considers himself a favorite. Prior to Utah, he logged five weeks of solid training, and according to the RadioShack rider this is enough for him to win the Vuelta. I like how Chris thinks – he's not afraid to aim deep for center field. It will be curious to see how well he performs in Spain considering the amount of saddle time he's had. But who knows maybe Horner can surprise everyone. At the age of 41, this would be a HUGE surprise.

While you wait for Horner to surprise everyone in the 2013 Vuelta a Espana, be sure to reveal your support for to your friends by following on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Also, gear up for your next ride in our road bike shop and help us spread the word about by liking our articles and linking to us from your Web site or blog.


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