When you mention to someone that you've just got back from reporting on a stage of this year's Vuelta in Spain, you can almost hear people thinking 'What a great life you lead!'. The reality is far from this vision. It can be very stressful, frustrating and demanding - never helped by the constant language barrier either.
Obviously you'll have to wait to read the full report in the next edition of the magazine but for now let us assure you that the same degree of pain, commitment and sacrifice found in cycling, is called upon when covering any kind of event at home or abroad. For all the toiling and efforts there has to be some redeeming factors as well. We got to see some amazing scenery, meet some great people especially the guys from www.lavereita.es. and the sun shone on us for the entire trip.