Astana is taking August off, they said, but that doesn't keep them from starting September in Spain, it seems. This photo is pretty impressive. Yowee that hurts. It is a shame that amazing feats are cheapened by some of the very ones who achieve them. I admire the struggle through great pain, because I've done that one, and finished way back. And if we don't quit, we get off the couch, out of the bed, and onto the road again, that's something. We beat everyone who doesn't start, at least.