RIDE REVIEW: Gran Canaria in the Spanish Canary Islands Dogs, not birds. I’m reliably informed, rather than the yellow birds of the same name, dogs are in fact what the Canary Islands are named after. As in canine. True or not, according to Wikipedia the name Islas Canarias is likely derived from the Latin name ‘Canariae Insulae’, meaning ‘Island … More Grand. Canaria.
The way I see it, the Vuelta Espana is a lot like ex-Australian cricketer, Trevor Chappell. Highly respectable and quality-laden in its own right. But seemingly destined to be forever stuck in the shadow of its more illustrious siblings: the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia. This is a real shame because, quite frankly, the … More The Vuelta Espana and Trevor Chappell