This week in race history (Sept. 12-18)

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10 years ago: At the Vuelta, Roberto Heras left his competitors in the dust on the dreaded Angliru (9/12/00), outpacing his nearest competitors on what some consider the hardest mountain in any grand tour.  He would go on to take the first of three Vuelta overall wins, his fourth being stripped following a positive test for EPO.

Following his retirement, he’s gone on to become Brompton World Champion – a title with just a little less prestige than Vuelta winner.

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