A very strong rider, Taaramae, he deserves this and much more, he is a very complete rider, and he has been by far the stronger in this Vuelta a Burgos.
I was in a forum in Spain talking about the golden years, 85 and 86, a lot of good riders born in that age, Taaramae was on of them. it is a man that could be podium in le Tour de France, but as well as a lot of riders of his generation.
Really happy for Rein! In an interview after thursdays stage, he admitted he had emptied himself completely working for Scarponi and LL Sanchez who were designated leaders for Astana. To still win the overall after that, he must have been by far the strongest rider in the race.
I think shorter stage races should be his main focus from now on, in GT-s he is not consistent enough to be a real contender. Everything of course depends on where he will be riding next year(s), as he only has a one-year contract with Astana and I haven't heard any news about him regarding next year.