While wandering the streets of Madrid waiting for the Vuelta a España peleton to arrive, I got a chance to catch some junior racing through the streets of Madrid. I told the security guys I was with the press and they let me in to the pre-race compound.
This was a huge day for the junior bike racers of Spain–they came from all corners of the country for the chance to race through the streets of Madrid in front of thousands of spectators. The Spanish take their bike racing seriously! The junior races followed the same finishing circuit that the soon-to-arrive Vuelta a Espana peleton will take. They had motos with cameramen, support cars, and thousands of cheering spectators.
The kids kept shouting ¡FOTO! ¡FOTO! to me, proud to have their pictures taken with their teams: