Rein Taaremäe to race in Tour of Spain again

Rein Taaramäe in the red shirt at 2021's Vuelta.
Rein Taaramäe in the red shirt at 2021's Vuelta. Source: SCANPIX/EPA

Cyclist Rein Taaramäe has made it to the lineup for this year's Vuelta a España (Tour of Spain), the last cycling grand tour event of the year.

cyclinTaaramäe, who wore the leader's shirt at one point in 2021's Vuelta, has been picked again by the Intermarche-Circus-Wanty cycling team.

Taaramäe believes that he is still capable of winning stages, telling ERR earlier in the summer that: "I have to go to this stage win; my recovery is not good enough to chase this three-week streak. I would like to do one [top ten finish] in a major cycle race, but that will be a bit difficult," Taaramäe told ERR's Sport portal in June.

"In actual fact, I'm something of a one-day rider cycle tours; I have to go to the Vuelta and hunt for that one day. I've done it before and I'm still capable of doing so; my level is the same as ten years ago," he went on.

This is Taaramäe's seventh Vuelta. Last year, Taaramäe, 36, won one stage and held the lead for two days, later having to stop due to illness.

The Vuelta starts in Barcelona on August 26, and ends in Madrid over three weeks later, on September 17.


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