Contest winners: 'Your best memory of La Vuelta'

May 4 th 2020 - 17:50 [GMT + 2]

On the occasion of La Vuelta’s 85th anniversary, Unipublic has encouraged fans of the race and of cycling in general to share their best memories regarding the Spanish tour, through the competition ‘Your best memory’. It was a call to cast a look back and share good memories at a time when we are dealing with the COVID-19 health crisis, currently affecting the entire planet. Participation was fantastic, with tens of entries in each of the three categories (photography, videos and drawings).

The jury, made up of Unipublic staff, has selected three memories in each category, resulting in a total of nine winners. The organiser of La Vuelta would like to thank all of the participants and congratulate the winners, who may choose a prize of either VIP bracelets for stage departures or arrivals, La Roja jerseys or a La Vuelta merchandise package.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Marcos Pintado shares his earliest, and best, memory with us. The peloton riding past during stage 9 of La Vuelta 1986, with its finish-line in San Isidro.

© Marcos Pintado Piquero - Foto ganadora del concurso 'Tu mejor recuerdo de La Vuelta'

Rubén Estévez had to rug up and spend an epic night in a tent in order to experience his best La Vuelta memory, but it was worth it. He was able to see Alberto Contador ride past at Angliru in 2017; the final professional victory for the rider from Pinto.

© Rubén Estévez - Foto ganadora del concurso 'Tu mejor recuerdo de La Vuelta'

Alberto Contador has provided our fans with many good memories. Such as the day that Ángel Martín went up to La Pandera with his son, in 2017, to cheer on the La Vuelta triple winner.

© Ángel Martín Ruiz - Foto ganadora del concurso 'Tu mejor recuerdo de La Vuelta'

VIDEO

Sometimes, the sound is deafening when the peloton rides past, especially when surrounded by fans in the Basque Country. Nevertheless, Asier Viota and his daughter cheered on the cyclists as they climbed the final stretch of the Arraiz in La Vuelta 19.

Tu mejor recuerdo de La Vuelta - Asier Viota

José Ángel Díaz and his family share several of their memories in a peloton montage of their favourite La Vuelta photos.

Tu mejor recuerdo de La Vuelta - José Ángel Díaz Gutiérrez

Noemí Naval is clear on the fact that her favourite memories are her son’s excited facial expressions during each and every stage. And there’s a lot of them. La Vuelta fans since 2013. Thank you!

Tu mejor recuerdo de La Vuelta - Noemí Naval Ballesté

DRAWINGS

Eléonore Pincemin has created a composition featuring one of her favourite riders, Pierre Latour, and the La Vuelta stage he won: the Alto de Aitana, in 2016.

© Eléonore Pincemin - Dibujo ganador del concurso 'Tu mejor recuerdo de La Vuelta'

Marcos Garzón entitles his drawing “The Last Five Kings”, which represent the last five winners of La Vuelta upon their arrival at the Madrid finish-line.

© Marcos Garzón - Los últimos cinco reyes - Dibujo ganador del concurso 'Tu mejor recuerdo de La Vuelta'

Marta Rozas illustrates a very recent memory: that of Alejandro Valverde’s victory in Mas de la Costa. A stage she experienced up-front with her dad, who is also her coach and mechanic. We hope you enjoy your gift together!

© Marta Rozas - Dibujo ganador del concurso 'Tu mejor recuerdo de La Vuelta'

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