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Day six in La Vuelta's baking heat, biggest news this morning is Matti Breschel has withdrawn/abandoned but i dont know why yet, someone will fill me in i'm sure

So fairly average stage today with a Cat 2 kick near the end which should kill off the chances of the sprinters and leave it will the bigger GC guys again today

Not sure i'm liking how this year's course has been laid out, its all about climbs and GC guys in the first week rather than giving the lesser known guys and sprinters a chance to win some points and stages

Whatever i may think, i shall be sitting watching it today from my recliner because during the night i went up the stairs to the toilet and just like normal, i didn't put the stair lights on, coming back down i missed a step and landed in a heap at the bottom, so my newly healed dislocated thumb is playing up and i think i've twisted an ankle  14

Four guys in the break today, they have 2 mins up the road
25 Palomares (ESP, ACG) +51:25
32 Kohler (SUI, BMC) +52:25
45 Saramotins (LAT, COF) +1:12:55
172 Doi (JPN, SKS) +1:13:07

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macauley ley [26 posts] 4 years ago
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as soon you pick your team and join the evans cycles leagues and that are you elligable to get points for the stage or do you have to do a certain thing ?

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londonplayer [620 posts] 4 years ago
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damn. i dropped Kohler the other day to put in someone else.

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 4 years ago
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well just gets worse for me!! only 3 points yesterday and now my main man breschel has retired, its not long before i retire i think

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 4 years ago
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TERatcliffe26 wrote:

well just gets worse for me!! only 3 points yesterday and now my main man breschel has retired, its not long before i retire i think

I thought he had a good chance of doing something this tour, waiting for Eurosport to start live and tell me why he's out

As for you retiring, i know some people, myself included use their birth year for a user name, so in that theory your 85  19 should have retired years ago  3

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stewieatb [292 posts] 4 years ago
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Nobody in the break but I reckon it'll be swept up before the climb or overtaken on it by the strong climbers.

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 4 years ago
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Breschel is a nasty crash by the sounds of it in the neutral zone before the stage at started proper, off for x-rays

Tschopp Abandoned
Vogondy Abandoned
Arvesen Abandoned (saw this one coming as he was in a mess yesterday, sky fb's a pic) http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/313025_10150311744719873_...

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stewieatb [292 posts] 4 years ago
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Break swept up, Moncoutie attacking on the climb but I think he'll be swept up on the descent. Tony Martin currently trying to bridge to Moncoutie. Over the top now.

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 4 years ago
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Yeah martin, De la fuente, seeldrayers and moncoutie over the top together

Moncountie just wanted the climb points and yeah they'll get swept up, still a day for the big guys the sprinters are all but gone out the back pedalling squares and triangles to get up the last bit of the climb and zig zagging across the road  4

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stewieatb [292 posts] 4 years ago
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Aye, that's what I thought about Moncoutie. 20 seconds I think now? With Martin setting the pace they might stay away but I doubt it.

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 4 years ago
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Not the pace Liquigas are coming downhill, Sagan for the win??

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stewieatb [292 posts] 4 years ago
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Huh, sorry, on ITV4, breaks are longer than the bloody coverage. Caught now and Liquigas making a team break!

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TERatcliffe26 [4465 posts] 4 years ago
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typical sagan wins when i chose breschel instead! another no pointer for me

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 4 years ago
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Sagan wins i think with Liquigas having 4 outta the top 5, WHAT a move and now arguing at the finish cause Nibali wanted the win, lol. So glad they took Lastaras with them  4 2nd and the points jersey back  4

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stewieatb [292 posts] 4 years ago
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Tits, I took Sagan out last night. Got a few GC men and Chavanel, who looked high up but ITV4 went for a break as soon as Sagan crossed the line so IDK.

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 4 years ago
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3 in the top 20 for me only but i still have 2 in the GC and 1,2,3 in the points  4 and the mountains  26

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 4 years ago
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Top 20 overall

1 P. Sagan (LIQ) 4:38:22
2 Lastras (MOV) +0
3 Agnoli (LIQ) +0
4 Nibali (LIQ) +0
5 Capecchi (LIQ) +3
6 Fuglsang (LEO) +17
7 Joa. Rodríguez (KAT) +17
8 Bruseghin (MOV) +17
9 Moncoutié (COF) +17
10 Sy. Chavanel (QST) +17
11 Martin (THR) +17
12 Nieve (EUS) +17
13 J.J. Cobo (GEO) +17
14 Seeldraeyers (QST) +17
15 Scarponi (LAM) +17
16 Bennati (LEO) +23
17 F. Gavazzi (LAM) +23
18 Gasparotto (AST) +23
19 Mondory (ALM) +23
20 W. Poels (VCD) +23

Top 10 GC

1 Sy. Chavanel (QST) 22:41:13
2 D. Moreno (KAT) +15
3 Nibali (LIQ) +16
4 Joa. Rodríguez (KAT) +23
5 Fuglsang (LEO) +25
6 Kessiakoff (AST) +41
7 Monfort (LEO) +44
8 Van den Broeck (OLO) +49
9 Pardilla (MOV) +49
10 Bruseghin (MOV) +52

Top 5 points

1 Joa. Rodríguez (KAT) 48
2 Lastras (MOV) 48
3 D. Moreno (KAT) 41
4 Sy. Chavanel (QST) 32
5 P. Sagan (LIQ) 30

(i think lastras will move top because of his win and now a 2nd)

Top 5 Mountains

1 D. Moreno (KAT) 20
2 C. Sørensen (SBS) 15
3 de Kort (SKS) 13
4 Moncoutié (COF) 10
5 Martin (GRM) 10

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 4 years ago
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69 for me today i think

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stewieatb [292 posts] 4 years ago
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Uhhh.. 43 points I think? Best of the Vuelta so far for me  4

Edit: 49, the PC got reshuffled and I forgot Monfort.

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macauley ley [26 posts] 4 years ago
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when do the points you won today get put on your score ?

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 4 years ago
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Erm once the guy decides to put them into the tables, lol

Normally in a couple of hours but they are subject to change depending on La Vuelta changing them overnight, Like the Lastras issue above, I think for the win earlier in the week and the 2nd today that should move him above J-Rod but we'll see, either way i dont mind cause i have them both  19

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 4 years ago
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Its a shame that road.cc aint scoring the allround jersey cause i would have another 9 points for that aswell, would have been good see as there is no young riders jersey here  19

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macauley ley [26 posts] 4 years ago
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if i got the points scorings right then i might have 61 points for today not bad for my first stage  4 !!

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JAndrewHill [1206 posts] 4 years ago
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About 81 pts I think . . . . went for Rodriguez and shudda gone for Nibbly !
. . . but who will win the sprint tomorrow?

Have BMC got any mates?
Is it worth getting Bennatti back?
Could Sagan do a double?
Has Sutton finished yet?

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 4 years ago
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Sutton not showing as over the line yet, he'll be timed out i think

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 4 years ago
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Sutton comes in with a group 21:12 mins down

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bubby016 [89 posts] 4 years ago
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85 i think  4 4 4 edit but three of my riders haven't finished yet!!!!  13 13 20 i forget about the time limit hit me  102

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bubby016 [89 posts] 4 years ago
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oh, well thanks for the false alarm  14

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londonplayer [620 posts] 4 years ago
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the game seems to take ages to update during la vuelta. anyone else noticed that? during the TdeF, it used to be done within 10 mins.

not complaining, just an observation!

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Oli Pendrey [100 posts] 4 years ago
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@londonplayer Yes you're right it does take longer, it's because for some reason it takes longer for La Vuelta to put up the official scores on their website. As soon as they're on there we update ours.

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londonplayer [620 posts] 4 years ago
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cheers Oli! keep up the good work. enjoy playing the comp. even tho I probably haven't got a chance in hell of winning!

what does everyone reckon for tomorrow? who is the better GC - Nibali or Rodriguez?

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