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Consumed – Giveaway Competition

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.

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  • Hugo-Martijn Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 4:03 pm

    Raymond Kreder

  • Mike Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 4:06 pm

    Chris Froome haha

    • Hugo Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 12:40 pm

      U’ll win for sure! 😉

  • Olly Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 4:12 pm

    Cheng Ji

  • amelon Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 4:30 pm

    Daniele Bennati

  • Westsiderrider Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 4:34 pm

    Dennis Van Winden

  • TomC Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 4:41 pm

    Daniel Teklehaymanot

  • Thys Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 4:42 pm

    Alonso (not Fernando)

  • Arun Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 4:44 pm

    Andrew Talansky

  • hilts Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 4:48 pm

    Allan Davis

  • Oliver Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 4:53 pm

    Allan Davis

  • Eric Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 4:54 pm

    Joost Van Leijen

  • horace Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 4:55 pm

    VAN LEIJEN, Joost

  • Alex Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 4:59 pm

    Frederik Willems

  • Bisi Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 5:11 pm

    Danail Andonov Petrov

  • Bill Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 5:14 pm

    Daniel Teklehaymanot

  • Tyler Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 5:14 pm

    Cheng Ji

  • Bomsie Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 5:32 pm

    Aitor Galdós

  • KubaWinter Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 5:54 pm

    Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle

  • Devi Echevarria Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 6:07 pm

    Ben Swift

  • Chap O Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 6:10 pm

    Laurent Didier

  • Capo Mele Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 6:23 pm

    Dennis van Winden

  • Nordicdave Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 6:32 pm

    gert steegmans – opq

  • Erik Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 6:36 pm

    Cheng Ji

  • Nick McGuirk Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 6:39 pm

    Cataldo

  • Ad Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 6:47 pm

    Cobo

  • Geoff Bumble Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 6:53 pm

    Julian Dean

  • CyclingIsLife Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 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 Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 6:57 pm

    Wouter Mol

  • Alex Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 6:59 pm

    Joost van Leijen

  • Bundle Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 7:01 pm

    Kreder

    • Cees Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 12:44 pm

      Ha, trying to double your chances there?

      • Hugo Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 12:50 pm

        Nice notice haha!

        • Bundle Thursday, 6 September 2012, 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 Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 7:08 pm

    Aitor Galdos!

  • Matt France Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 7:12 pm

    Viviani

  • Marty J Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 7:42 pm

    Joost Van Leijen

  • Boldrick Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 7:43 pm

    Frantisek Rabon

  • Ankush Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 8:16 pm

    Cheng Ji

  • Wendy Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 8:27 pm

    Manuel Cardoso

  • JohnP Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 8:37 pm

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

  • steve Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 9:02 pm

    Matti Breschel

  • Lawrence Bywater Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 9:16 pm

    Manuel Cardoso

  • Mike Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 9:16 pm

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

  • ave Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 9:33 pm

    Daniel Teklehaymanot

  • Karl Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 9:40 pm

    Dominique Rollin

  • Nuncio Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 9:43 pm

    Sergio Carrasco Garcia

  • Sinai Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 9:45 pm

    Joost Van Leijen

  • roomservicetaco Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 9:55 pm

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

  • InTheGC Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 9:56 pm

    Daniel Teklehaymanot for me please..

  • Bag Pus Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 10:00 pm

    John Degenkolb

  • HOH Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 10:01 pm

    I will name my own country man Cheng Ji then.

  • Vitus Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 10:03 pm

    Manuel Cardoso

  • Chrisman Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 10:03 pm

    Lou Diamond Phillips

  • joao santos Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 10:15 pm

    Cheng Ji (Chn) Argos-Shimano

  • bikecellar Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 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 Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 10:21 pm

    Daniel Teklehaymanot – poor chap!

  • KFrydensbjerg Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 10:21 pm

    Teklehaymanot

  • Guilt Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 10:26 pm

    Mitchell Docker

  • Toe Strap Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 10:34 pm

    Ian Stannard

  • The Ladder Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 10:40 pm

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

  • Chris Schneider Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 11:19 pm

    Mikhail Ignatyev

  • Tonnio Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 11:19 pm

    LOBATO DEL VALLE, Juan Jose

  • Dave Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 11:28 pm

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

    So Could I enter 5 sec before the last rider finishes? 😉

    • Will Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 11:47 pm

      Steve cummings

  • David Gardiner Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 11:29 pm

    Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural

  • łukasz Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 12:18 am

    Daniel Teklehaymanot

  • DB downunder Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 12:52 am

    Joost Van Leijen

  • DMike Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 1:02 am

    KADRI, Biel

  • Leroy Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 1:29 am

    Cheng Ji

  • Andrew Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 1:44 am

    Dominique Rollin

  • Albert Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 2:19 am

    Raymond Kreder

  • Atanas A Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 2:28 am

    Cheng Ji from me.

  • caleb v. Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 3:04 am

    Cheng Ji

  • Irvin Smith Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 3:05 am

    Travis Meyer

  • daniel Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 4:36 am

    Pablo Lechuga

  • Lennart Andersson Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 5:14 am

    Mikhail Ignatyev

  • bubnoff Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 6:03 am

    Julian Dean

  • Kento Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 6:17 am

    Aitor Galdos Alonso

  • Bill Jordan Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 6:33 am

    Cheng Ji

  • John Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 8:12 am

    Joost Van Leijen

  • cigno Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 8:20 am

    Rigoberto Uran

  • gilbert Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 10:24 am

    aramendia

  • Matt Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 10:40 am

    Daniel Teklehaimanot

  • TheBigBean Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 11:07 am

    Joost Van Leijen

  • FAQinc Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 11:31 am

    Joost Van Leijen

  • Ian Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 12:11 pm

    Cheng Ji

  • dmru Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 12:32 pm

    Danail Andonov Petrov, Caja Rural

  • Cees Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 12:48 pm

    Daniel Teklehaimanot Girmazion – OGE

  • Ben Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 1:13 pm

    William Bonnet

  • Andy Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 1:20 pm

    Daniel Teklehaymanot

  • peloton.pl Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 1:24 pm

    Travis Meyer

  • Sasha Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 2:31 pm

    Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle

  • Teklehaymanot Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 2:33 pm

    Dean of course

  • Souln Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 2:55 pm

    Frantisek Rabon

  • Scott Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 3:32 pm

    Joost Van Leijen

  • folano Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 3:35 pm

    Mauro De Dalto

  • Gabe Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 4:33 pm

    Allan Davis

  • Vitus Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 5:42 pm

    Looks like 2 people nailed it with Travis Meyer. Congrats 😉

  • The Inner Ring Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 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 Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 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 Thursday, 6 September 2012, 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 Thursday, 6 September 2012, 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.