Consumed – Giveaway Competition

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

I reviewed Jonathan Budd’s book “Consumed” last month. It’s an enjoyable read and if the fictional account is a dark and wild tale of cycling and more it amused me because the reality of cycling isn’t all that removed from some of the wacky characters and shady practices that Budd serves up.

But now there’s chance to swap fiction for reality and win a copy of the book, complete with a matching musette and T-shirt.

Question: name the rider who will finish last on Stage 17 of the Vuelta on Wednesday from Santander to Fuente Dé.

Cycling is an odd sport where the last rider can often be the bravest, soldiering on with injuries or hauling themselves over terrain unsuitable for their body type. The idea of the suffering rider is a theme in Budd’s book and so it’s a useful question to link the book and the race.

The rules: Remember it’s to pick who will finish last and not first. If nobody guesses right the next best pick wins. In the event of a tie the winner is chosen at random. All entries should be submitted before the stage finishes.

Hugo-Martijn September 4, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Raymond Kreder

Mike September 4, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Chris Froome haha

Hugo September 5, 2012 at 12:40 pm

U’ll win for sure! ;-)

Olly September 4, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Cheng Ji

amelon September 4, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Daniele Bennati

Westsiderrider September 4, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Dennis Van Winden

TomC September 4, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Daniel Teklehaymanot

Thys September 4, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Alonso (not Fernando)

Arun September 4, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Andrew Talansky

hilts September 4, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Allan Davis

Oliver September 4, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Allan Davis

Eric September 4, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Joost Van Leijen

horace September 4, 2012 at 4:55 pm

VAN LEIJEN, Joost

Alex September 4, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Frederik Willems

Bisi September 4, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Danail Andonov Petrov

Bill September 4, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Daniel Teklehaymanot

Tyler September 4, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Cheng Ji

Bomsie September 4, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Aitor Galdós

KubaWinter September 4, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle

Devi Echevarria September 4, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Ben Swift

Chap O September 4, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Laurent Didier

Capo Mele September 4, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Dennis van Winden

Nordicdave September 4, 2012 at 6:32 pm

gert steegmans – opq

Erik September 4, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Cheng Ji

Nick McGuirk September 4, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Cataldo

Ad September 4, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Cobo

Geoff Bumble September 4, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Julian Dean

CyclingIsLife September 4, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Daniel Teklehaymanot will finish last, he’s not feeling well, and has crashed recently…so he’s my pick for last.

packfill September 4, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Wouter Mol

Alex September 4, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Joost van Leijen

Bundle September 4, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Kreder

Cees September 5, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Ha, trying to double your chances there?

Hugo September 5, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Nice notice haha!

Bundle September 6, 2012 at 10:17 am

Not really… Not knowing there were two brothers (until now, of course, are they brothers or they just have the same surname), and just picking some random unknown name from the previous stage listings.
I wonder what Inrng would have decided if someone else had picked one of the brothers and this rider turned out to be the last. Would’ve been fair for the more specific mention to be granted the book.

Ali September 4, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Aitor Galdos!

Matt France September 4, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Viviani

Marty J September 4, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Joost Van Leijen

Boldrick September 4, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Frantisek Rabon

Ankush September 4, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Cheng Ji

Wendy September 4, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Manuel Cardoso

JohnP September 4, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Daniel Teklehaymanot, with respect for doing it better than I could

steve September 4, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Matti Breschel

Lawrence Bywater September 4, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Manuel Cardoso

Mike September 4, 2012 at 9:16 pm

It will be Laurent Didier (Lux) Radioshack-Nissan!

ave September 4, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Daniel Teklehaymanot

Karl September 4, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Dominique Rollin

Nuncio September 4, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Sergio Carrasco Garcia

Sinai September 4, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Joost Van Leijen

roomservicetaco September 4, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Pablo Lechuga (Paul Lettuce, as would be translated in some Inrng features)

InTheGC September 4, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Daniel Teklehaymanot for me please..

Bag Pus September 4, 2012 at 10:00 pm

John Degenkolb

HOH September 4, 2012 at 10:01 pm

I will name my own country man Cheng Ji then.

Vitus September 4, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Manuel Cardoso

Chrisman September 4, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Lou Diamond Phillips

joao santos September 4, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Cheng Ji (Chn) Argos-Shimano

bikecellar September 4, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Danail Andonov
Ps entering just for fun, I bought a copy when you reviewed it, I have not read it yet (keeping it to read on trip to the World’s)

Darren September 4, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Daniel Teklehaymanot – poor chap!

KFrydensbjerg September 4, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Teklehaymanot

Guilt September 4, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Mitchell Docker

Toe Strap September 4, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Ian Stannard

The Ladder September 4, 2012 at 10:40 pm

The most ‘aggresive’ rider in the Vuelta so far – Aramendia

Chris Schneider September 4, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Mikhail Ignatyev

Tonnio September 4, 2012 at 11:19 pm

LOBATO DEL VALLE, Juan Jose

Dave September 4, 2012 at 11:28 pm

“All entries should be submitted before the stage finishes.”

So Could I enter 5 sec before the last rider finishes? ;-)

Will September 4, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Steve cummings

David Gardiner September 4, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural

łukasz September 5, 2012 at 12:18 am

Daniel Teklehaymanot

DB downunder September 5, 2012 at 12:52 am

Joost Van Leijen

DMike September 5, 2012 at 1:02 am

KADRI, Biel

Leroy September 5, 2012 at 1:29 am

Cheng Ji

Andrew September 5, 2012 at 1:44 am

Dominique Rollin

Albert September 5, 2012 at 2:19 am

Raymond Kreder

Atanas A September 5, 2012 at 2:28 am

Cheng Ji from me.

caleb v. September 5, 2012 at 3:04 am

Cheng Ji

Irvin Smith September 5, 2012 at 3:05 am

Travis Meyer

daniel September 5, 2012 at 4:36 am

Pablo Lechuga

Lennart Andersson September 5, 2012 at 5:14 am

Mikhail Ignatyev

bubnoff September 5, 2012 at 6:03 am

Julian Dean

Kento September 5, 2012 at 6:17 am

Aitor Galdos Alonso

Bill Jordan September 5, 2012 at 6:33 am

Cheng Ji

John September 5, 2012 at 8:12 am

Joost Van Leijen

cigno September 5, 2012 at 8:20 am

Rigoberto Uran

gilbert September 5, 2012 at 10:24 am

aramendia

Matt September 5, 2012 at 10:40 am

Daniel Teklehaimanot

TheBigBean September 5, 2012 at 11:07 am

Joost Van Leijen

FAQinc September 5, 2012 at 11:31 am

Joost Van Leijen

Ian September 5, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Cheng Ji

dmru September 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Danail Andonov Petrov, Caja Rural

Cees September 5, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Daniel Teklehaimanot Girmazion – OGE

Ben September 5, 2012 at 1:13 pm

William Bonnet

Andy September 5, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Daniel Teklehaymanot

peloton.pl September 5, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Travis Meyer

Sasha September 5, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle

Teklehaymanot September 5, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Dean of course

Souln September 5, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Frantisek Rabon

Scott September 5, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Joost Van Leijen

folano September 5, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Mauro De Dalto

Gabe September 5, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Allan Davis

Vitus September 5, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Looks like 2 people nailed it with Travis Meyer. Congrats ;-)

The Inner Ring September 5, 2012 at 8:39 pm

A coin toss (a real one) between and Irvin Smith and peloton.pl…

peloton.pl wins the prize.

Please get in contact via email to give me your address.

peloton.pl September 5, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Merci beaucoup.
Travis, if you want to read this book get in touch with me so I can post it to you after I read it!!

jonathan b September 6, 2012 at 7:27 am

Well done peleton.pl.
Hope you enjoy the book, put your ride snacks in the musette and wear the T-shirt!

peloton.pl September 6, 2012 at 8:27 am

Hi Jonathan,
Thanks for the prize and yeah, looking forward very much to get my hands on the book and Tshirt on my shoulders.

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