Mongo needs to get his Pro Cycling juices flowing again. I've been in a bit of a funk since the Tour de France. After all, the Vuelta a Espana is a Grand Tour...isn't it? Of course it is, I think, although it would probably be considered the red-headed stepchild of the three.
All the big guns are here except Contador, Evans, and The Shack, and the less-severe climbs should bring more riders into the picture for GC contention. That being said, Mongo would be very surprised if the podium didn't look something like this.
1...Frank/Andy Schleck 2...Someone from Liquigas 3...Menchov/Rodriguez/Van Garderen