Vuelta Stage 7

by thorolf   August 29, 2014  

As if it wasn't (somewhat) confusing yesterday, it is today.

Vuelta fun, fun, fun!

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Lloyd Mondory (ALM)
Oscar Gatto (CAD)
Michael Matthews (OGE)
Daniel Moreno (KAT)
Daniel Martin (GRS)
John Degenkolb (GSH)
Giampaolo Caruso (KAT)
Gerald Ciolek (MTQ)
Guillaume Levarlet (COF)

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Break down to four. Dammit, I went for Hansen but if he'd have been 0.5 more expensive I would've had Tschopp. At least he's in my purists...

Expecting the break to stick today, hope I'm right...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1648 posts]
29th August 2014 - 13:58

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No changes for me today, not gone with the sprinters which will probably haunt me.

On the plus side I would have had to take out Tschopp to put a sprinter in...

Results at the top of the Alto de Illora (3rd category) :

1. Johann TSCHOPP (129)
2. Ryder HESJEDAL (101)
3. Hubert DUPONT (11)

Breakaway has 4:58.

posted by Joelsim [1439 posts]
29th August 2014 - 13:59

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Results in Alcala La Real :

1. Johann TSCHOPP (129)
2. Alessandro DE MARCHI (66)
3. Ryder HESJEDAL (101)

The breakaway is now in the feeding zone (km 80), with a lead up to 6'15.

posted by Joelsim [1439 posts]
29th August 2014 - 14:35

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Hofland working for GCers today. Degenkolb and Froome have been down, and the first abandons of the tour have happened.

posted by Joelsim [1439 posts]
29th August 2014 - 15:08

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Yay! 3,6,4,5 for Tschopp so far.

posted by Joelsim [1439 posts]
29th August 2014 - 15:27

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4,7,10,12,14,18 plus Schopp's mountain points and Mas KoM and 2,4,5,6 on GC points today.

Will probably be better than many today.

posted by Joelsim [1439 posts]
29th August 2014 - 16:43

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This Vuelta is truely entertaining: I have high hopes every morning, only to find them smashed in the afternoon. Yet somehow, the next morning, the cycle recommences...

posted by cgipryan [120 posts]
29th August 2014 - 18:24

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Too right. Although today was once of those days when my risk worked out

posted by Joelsim [1439 posts]
29th August 2014 - 18:50

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How did Degenkolb get 15 points today?

posted by Joelsim [1439 posts]
29th August 2014 - 20:56

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Joelsim wrote:
How did Degenkolb get 15 points today?

5 for leading the points comp. & 10 for last man to finish

posted by NeilG83 [256 posts]
29th August 2014 - 21:02

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That is the oddest thing. I just looked at PCS and he wasn't last. Now he is.

posted by Joelsim [1439 posts]
29th August 2014 - 21:04

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Joelsim wrote:
That is the oddest thing. I just looked at PCS and he wasn't last. Now he is.

Good job I used the official site Wink

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
29th August 2014 - 21:07

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I was looking at GC. Lucky baskets who had Degenkolb today.

posted by Joelsim [1439 posts]
29th August 2014 - 21:13

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Anyway, changes made for tomorrow. 3 sprinters, transfers in hand still for 9.

Plans made for stages 9,10,11 and if all goes to plan I will have a good team for each stage and 2 transfers to carry over for 12 onwards.

posted by Joelsim [1439 posts]
29th August 2014 - 21:15

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Im a man with a plan, got a full sprint team for tommorrow, and 3 transfers for stage 9, will make 3 for stage 10, 3 for 11 and then 2 sprinters for 12.

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
29th August 2014 - 21:21

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Full sprint team? Er...

posted by Joelsim [1439 posts]
29th August 2014 - 21:23

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had to take my first penalty transfer today, fingers crossed it works out fine. nearly reached the dizzy heights of the forum scorum top 10 ! wonders never cease Surprise

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posted by stumps [2809 posts]
29th August 2014 - 21:48

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Joelsim wrote:
Full sprint team? Er...

Have I misread something somewhere, will tomorrow not be a sprint Thinking

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
29th August 2014 - 21:57

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Mondory, Martens...

Degenkolb has had a fall.

Have you gone for Matthews too?

Party

posted by Joelsim [1439 posts]
29th August 2014 - 22:04

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High probability of crosswinds too.

posted by Joelsim [1439 posts]
29th August 2014 - 22:05

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6 sprinters for tomorrow, big pain for stages 9 and 10.

Not that I want to worry you at all. Big Grin

posted by Joelsim [1439 posts]
29th August 2014 - 22:06

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Didn't know about the falls to be honest, as Ive been working alot. I actually already had Degenkolb, Martens and Mondory, as well as Reynes, and ive added 3 others to that, but not Matthews.

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3991 posts]
29th August 2014 - 22:26

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Didn't know about the falls to be honest, as Ive been working alot. I actually already had Degenkolb, Martens and Mondory, as well as Reynes, and ive added 3 others to that, but not Matthews.

I shouldn't try to take the piss, you are winning after all, and doing an awful lot better than me!

posted by Joelsim [1439 posts]
29th August 2014 - 22:40

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Froome continues to be one of the best "sprinters" in the race!

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posted by Dux89 [115 posts]
29th August 2014 - 23:25

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He also looks like a praying mantis more than anyone else in the race

posted by Joelsim [1439 posts]
30th August 2014 - 8:14

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