Vuelta Pais Vasco Stage 5

by Joelsim   April 11, 2014  

My team for today...and 4 transfers remaining for the ITT tomorrow.

Mikel Landa (AST)
Michal Kwiatkowski (OPQ)
Alejandro Valverde (MOV)
Alberto Contador (TSB)
Damiano Cunego (LAM)
Daan Olivier (GSH)
Jesper Hansen (TSB)
Davide Villella (CAD)
Jean-Christophe Peraud (ALM)

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Very similar team to everyone else, one change for me, Arroyo out, Landa in.

Valverde
Kwiatowski
Contador
Peraud
Cunego
Villella
Landa
Fedrigo
Durasek

Four transfers for tomorrow. Not sure how I'll use them though.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
11th April 2014 - 11:57

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I just couldn't predict today so thought I would save transfers for the TT tomorrow which should be a little easier on the brain! At Wits End

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posted by pcsplace [21 posts]
11th April 2014 - 12:38

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13 escapees

posted by Joelsim [963 posts]
11th April 2014 - 12:46

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Joelsim wrote:
13 escapees

names please..... you cant give us info like that then not tell us who Wink

posted by chiv30 [851 posts]
11th April 2014 - 13:25

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Plaza, Oliveira, Albasini, Zandio, Jungels, Koldo Fernández de Larrea, Iglinskiy, Mollema, Sicard, Malacarne, Wellens, Serry, Olivier, Barguil, Fraile, León Sánchez.

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posted by backflipbedlem [651 posts]
11th April 2014 - 13:34

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It was a strong break, Rui Costa was in there but it got pulled back, a new break is up the road:

#itzulia Leaders: 1/2Plaza Oliveira, Albasini, Zandio, Jungels, K Fernandez, Iglinskiy, Mollema, Sicard, Malacarne, Wellens, Serry, Olivier, Barguil

#itzulia Leaders: 2/2 Fraile, LL Sanchez. After 54km gap is 55"

Very large and strong break, I reckon that stays out all day unless one team, Movistar maybe, keep it on a short leash and try and set up the win for Valerde.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
11th April 2014 - 13:38

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Zona Matxin
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#Itzulia hay fuga: Intxausti, I. Izagirre, Rui, Albasini, Moinard, Edmondson, K Fernández, Brutt, Gautier, Wellens, Serry, Txurruka, Piedra

But TS brought that breakaway back is now only jungels at the front.

edit: I'm guessing the breakaway above is the latest / current but will leave this here for reference anyhow.

posted by northstar [1086 posts]
11th April 2014 - 13:40

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nice work peeps Wave

posted by chiv30 [851 posts]
11th April 2014 - 13:58

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New break -

Barguil
Albasini
Gilbert
Mollema
Lulu
Jungels
Serry
Iglinskiy
Koldo Fernandez
Malacarne
Wellens
Zandio
Fraile
Oliveira
Plaza
Daan Olivier Angry

If I'd have known we were giving 4 points per day to Daan Olivier as an under 21 by the time I'd made my transfers, I'd have had him in my team today.

posted by Twybaydos [272 posts]
11th April 2014 - 14:35

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Contador has got to go for it today with the ITT tomorrow. Kwia is still in with a good shout of the overall as is Valverde

posted by Joelsim [963 posts]
11th April 2014 - 15:17

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Last 10km or so, all back together, Tinkoff leading the peloton.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
11th April 2014 - 16:01

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Wowsa. Chapeau Mr Swift. Great stuff!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
11th April 2014 - 16:15

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Great effort by Ben Swift! Awesome form!

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posted by backflipbedlem [651 posts]
11th April 2014 - 16:16

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Apparently Voss was second!

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posted by backflipbedlem [651 posts]
11th April 2014 - 16:19

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Yeah, their graphics showed Roche first, same as yesterday. Don't know what's going on there. They also showed Hivert in seventh, which is good for both my teams, but I don't trust the graphics so I'm not counting my chickens yet!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
11th April 2014 - 16:21

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1 - Swift
2 - Valverde
3 - Kwiatowski
4 - Slager
5 - Cunego
6 - Gautier
7 - Hivert
8 - Peraud
9 - Contador
10 - Evans
11 - Jeannesson
12 - Pinot
13 - Monfort
14 - Trofimov
15 - Van Garderen
16 - Yates (S)
17 - Poels
18 - Spilak
19 - Sanchez (S)
20 - Kiserlovski

So that's 2,3,5,8,9 for me (and pretty much everyone else).

Congrat to anyone who actually picked Swift for today, very impressive to win from riders like Valverde. Swift could well turn into a great rider if Sky give him the chance.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
11th April 2014 - 16:37

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1,2,3,7,9,15 (across both teams), nearly took hivert out, glad i didn't now.

posted by northstar [1086 posts]
11th April 2014 - 16:56

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Same as Drheaton 2,3,5,8,9 for me too

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
11th April 2014 - 17:03

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Can someone please explain to me how swift managed to stay in a group of climbers to outsprint them all....was there no attacks on the last two climbs? Surprise

posted by chiv30 [851 posts]
11th April 2014 - 17:06

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There were a few attacks, Weening attacked a couple of times and Valverde and Contador attacked together too.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
11th April 2014 - 17:14

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chiv30 wrote:
Can someone please explain to me how swift managed to stay in a group of climbers to outsprint them all....

He's a pretty decent climber and he tried really hard maybe ?

chiv30 wrote:
was there no attacks on the last two climbs? Surprise

There were a couple.

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posted by fukawitribe [296 posts]
11th April 2014 - 17:15

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Swift looks like a great bet to challenge for wins on intermediate stages in Grand Tours (the Sagan style stages) if he can win days like today. Awesome stuff.

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posted by Dux89 [82 posts]
11th April 2014 - 17:27

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Scores coming in, still waiting on youth results, they will be put in later

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posted by Gkam84 [8698 posts]
11th April 2014 - 18:07

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The winner today is

1 Ferguson Videostars NFLUKMOD72 183

Their score will go up a point or two when the youth stats come in

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posted by Gkam84 [8698 posts]
11th April 2014 - 18:09

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fukawitribe wrote:
chiv30 wrote:
Can someone please explain to me how swift managed to stay in a group of climbers to outsprint them all....

He's a pretty decent climber and he tried really hard maybe ?

chiv30 wrote:
was there no attacks on the last two climbs? Surprise

There were a couple.

He isn't that good a climber that he can live in that company if they were properly attacking hence the second question about attacks ....

posted by chiv30 [851 posts]
11th April 2014 - 18:19

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From what I saw, the attacks were not enough to shake some guys, Swift went out the back and used his descending skills to get back into the group. From there is was simple, he was the only sprinter there.

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posted by Gkam84 [8698 posts]
11th April 2014 - 18:43

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Happy enough with 145. Even happier Swift won, well done matey Applause

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posted by stumps [2675 posts]
11th April 2014 - 20:06

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I dont even see you in the scores Stumps, do you play under another name?

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posted by Gkam84 [8698 posts]
11th April 2014 - 20:25

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Gkam84 wrote:
I dont even see you in the scores Stumps, do you play under another name?

Sorry mate, my fault, i scored 145 but i had a 10 point penalty so ended up with 135 and came 222nd on the stage. I had worked my score out myself without looking at the results and forgot i had the 10 pointer.

I've had an extra portion of humble pie Sad

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posted by stumps [2675 posts]
12th April 2014 - 13:24

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chiv30 wrote:
Can someone please explain to me how swift managed to stay in a group of climbers to outsprint them all....was there no attacks on the last two climbs? Surprise

It was really good stuff from Swift - there were a couple of attacks, and Movistar were driving a pretty hard pace from quite a long way out (40-50km). Lots of decent climbers didn't manage to hang in there, but Swift did. So no unusual explanation, we just have to assume that he's got really good legs at the moment (3rd in San Remo remember) and is maybe better uphill than a lot of us thought. I could imagine him hanging in there in a larger group, but to be one of a group of just 20 surprised me too. Excellent to see.

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
12th April 2014 - 13:54

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