To me, Purito's performance in the Vuelta, to date, is one of the greatest I've witnessed in a Grand Tour. His climbing abilities are unequaled and must rival anyone in the history of the sport. If he is able to sustain this, it will have to go down as one of the greatest displays of pure athleticism and endurance in recent memory,particularly given the significant difficulty of the parcours. In my estimation, the Vuelta is far and and away the most challenging Grand Tour this year. The next two days will be telling.