Images: Yuzuru Sunada
The 2012 edition of the Vuelta a España rolls into its second week with Joaquin Rodriguez in control of the leader's red jersey. Alberto Contador and Chris Froome remain viable contenders, while Rodriguez exceeded expectations in the first individual race against the clock. What will the high mountains bring in the days to come?
While the GC favorites do battle, John Degenkolb has emerged as the Vuelta's top sprinter. Meanwhile, Philippe Gilbert finally scored his first win of an otherwise disappointing 2012 season.
Photographer Yuzuru Sunada continues to capture the images from Spain's grand tour.