Vuelta Stage 6

by enrique   August 28, 2014  

The big question is, well, any (!) of these... will Contador make a Top 5 placing?... Will Dan Martin come good?... Will Kelderman and Uran keep up?... Will Aru start his Vuelta with a whimper?... Will Arredondo attack from miles away and then fade?.... Will Purito leave everyone else eating his dust?... Will Valverde stick something in Froome's spokes?... So many questions! All to be answered today! Smile

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#LaVuelta 6 riders chasing @pimligthart and Más Bonet: Clarke, Engoulvent, Favilli, Le Bon, Sagan and Teklehaimanot.

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1849 posts]
28th August 2014 - 11:43

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The 6 have been pulled back

Lluis MÁS BONET (57) and Pim LIGTHART (148) still enjoy a 1'10 lead

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1849 posts]
28th August 2014 - 11:49

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3 minute gap for the 2 up front now.

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2847 posts]
28th August 2014 - 12:00

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8:45 gap now

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1849 posts]
28th August 2014 - 12:31

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What, is Sagan still actually in the race? Wink

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posted by Gizmo_ [958 posts]
28th August 2014 - 12:48

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Got
Martin
Quintana
Kelderman

Plus
Matthews
Martens
Mas

Others won't figure. Wouldn't be surprised if Matthews does ok today although Montecassino was a touch easier but longer. Keeping him for tomorrow which suits him more as I don't want to take pens yet. Martens could make top 20 today, maybe, more for tomorrow as well. Keeping back a couple of cheap sprinters for 8 as well and need to get rid of Wyss soon.

posted by Alan Tullett [1468 posts]
28th August 2014 - 15:34

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Break looks like it will be caught. Orica working so obviously believe in Matthews. He could hold onto the jersey with 13 second lead. It's only about 3.75k!

posted by Alan Tullett [1468 posts]
28th August 2014 - 15:37

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wat a finish!
After the disappointment of the big tour battle not happening!
Got an even bigger battle at the Vuelta!
Didn't disappoint!
Fantasy team was rubbish! But who cares!
Great showing by Froome!

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posted by backflipbedlem [842 posts]
28th August 2014 - 15:57

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4,5,18,20!
Big hitter today! Defo worth saving up 10 transfers for! lol

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posted by backflipbedlem [842 posts]
28th August 2014 - 16:02

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First decent day for me for a while. In fact since the start!!!!!

Martin nowhere.

posted by Joelsim [1452 posts]
28th August 2014 - 16:03

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2,4,5,7 for me plus Mas.

posted by Joelsim [1452 posts]
28th August 2014 - 16:04

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Fantastic finish! 5 of the best stage racers shoulder to shoulder in the last 500 metres before a summit finish. If only Nibali was there too.

posted by NeilG83 [260 posts]
28th August 2014 - 16:07

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Brilliant stuff. What we'd have seen in the tour if froome and contador had stayed on their bloody bikes. So excited I only just realised how badly my fantasy team did. Bye bye niemiec, what a duff pick that was. Too hot I spose, should've followed the crowd and gone for chaves but I know nothing about him really. Shame barguil wasn't 2 credits cheaper!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
28th August 2014 - 16:12

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1st, 2nd, 10th and 11th plus Mas hoovering up mountain points like a good 'un. Biggest disappointment for me was Zubeldia. Ho hum.

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posted by Him Up North [238 posts]
28th August 2014 - 16:16

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2,5,7,11,18,19 plus Mas standard and 2,5,8,18 + Mas and Matthews purist.

Hopefully some green arrows today.

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posted by stumps [2847 posts]
28th August 2014 - 16:26

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Bouhanni last man home

2,4,7,15,18 + mas

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posted by livestrongnick [1849 posts]
28th August 2014 - 17:24

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The questions were answered:

enrique wrote:
...will Contador make a Top 5 placing?
Absolutely! And what a delight! Smile Go Conta go! Smile
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enrique wrote:
... Will Dan Martin come good?
No. Not even close. Don't believe the hype... Angry
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enrique wrote:
... Will Kelderman and Uran keep up?...
Well, they could have done better.. Thinking
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enrique wrote:
...Will Aru start his Vuelta with a whimper?
Nope! It was more like a 'Bang!' Smile
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enrique wrote:
... Will Arredondo attack from miles away and then fade?
Was he even in the race?... Waiting
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enrique wrote:
.... Will Purito leave everyone else eating his dust?
It seemed that way for 15 seconds... Thinking
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enrique wrote:
... Will Valverde stick something in Froome's spokes?...
Not today. All he did today was ram a 'Movistar' jersey down his throat... Big Grin

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posted by enrique [1795 posts]
28th August 2014 - 18:32

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Top 20 and Rider scores for today:

Alejandro Valverde Movistar Team 49
Christopher Froome Team Sky 38
Nairo Alexander Quintana Movistar 34
Alberto Contador Team Tinkoff-Saxo 33
Joaquin Rodriguez Team Katusha 27
Pim Ligthart Lotto Belisol 27
Johan Esteban Chaves Orica Greenedge 22
Fabio Aru Astana Pro Team 21
Lluis Guillermo Mas Caja Rural- Seguros RGA 21
Robert Gesink Belkin Pro Cycling Team 15
Daniel Navarro Cofidis, Solutions Credits 14
Nacer Bouhanni FDJ.fr 14
Mikel Nieve Team Sky 12
Warren Barguil Team Giant-Shimano 12
Sergio Pardilla MTN - Qhubeka 9
John Degenkolb Team Giant-Shimano 9
Laurens Ten Dam Belkin Pro Cycling Team 8
Wilco Kelderman Belkin Pro Cycling 8
Samuel Sanchez BMC Racing Team 6
Damiano Caruso Cannondale 5
Daniel Martin Garmin Sharp 5
Jose Herrada Movistar Team 5
Adriano Malori Movistar Team 5
Gorka Izaguirre Movistar Team 5
Andrey Amador Movistar Team 5
Jonathan Castroviejo Movistar Team 5
Javier Moreno Movistar Team 5
Imanol Erviti Movistar Team 5
Winner Anacona Lampre - Merida 4
Jerome Cousin Team Europcar 4
Michael Matthews Orica Greenedge 3
Amets Txurruka Caja Rural- Seguros RGA 3
Rigoberto Uran Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 2
Adam Yates Orica Greenedge 1
Lloyd Mondory AG2R La Mondiale 1

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posted by enrique [1795 posts]
28th August 2014 - 18:33

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oooh!... it started!...

ooh! smiley.jpg

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posted by enrique [1795 posts]
28th August 2014 - 19:01

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Yay! We're up! Big Grin

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posted by enrique [1795 posts]
28th August 2014 - 19:23

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And just like that my lead has basically vanished

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
28th August 2014 - 19:24

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
And just like that my lead has basically vanished

enrique's coming to get you

posted by Joelsim [1452 posts]
28th August 2014 - 19:39

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Ever get the feeling that there's some funny shit going on?

http://fantasy.road.cc/leagues?action=show&lid=0&rgid=0&sid=9206&ldtid=3...

posted by Joelsim [1452 posts]
28th August 2014 - 19:46

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Joelsim wrote:
Ever get the feeling that there's some funny shit going on?

http://fantasy.road.cc/leagues?action=show&lid=0&rgid=0&sid=9206&ldtid=3&showpage=0

hmmmm that is rather odd!

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
28th August 2014 - 19:52

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Joelsim wrote:
Ever get the feeling that there's some funny shit going on?

http://fantasy.road.cc/leagues?action=show&lid=0&rgid=0&sid=9206&ldtid=3&showpage=0

hmmmm that is rather odd!

Rather multiple team-like. Perhaps.

posted by Joelsim [1452 posts]
28th August 2014 - 19:53

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Quality finish......best for ages!

Valverde was all over them today - classy climbing.

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posted by Matty - PHS [14 posts]
28th August 2014 - 21:56

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434 on the stage and moved up from 29th to 23rd. Crazy stuff.

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
28th August 2014 - 22:20

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I think I noticed this exact same thing during last year's Tour de France.

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posted by Dux89 [115 posts]
28th August 2014 - 22:47

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enrique wrote:
oooh!... it started!...

Is that Betancur?

posted by Joelsim [1452 posts]
29th August 2014 - 7:48

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enrique wrote:
oooh!... it started!...
Joelsim wrote:
Is that Betancur?
No... the update! Smile

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posted by enrique [1795 posts]
29th August 2014 - 12:25

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