Stage 11 La Vuelta

by Gkam84   August 30, 2011  

Ok, Yes i know this is very early, BUT, i'm off to see the sheriff tomorrow about an incident that happened earlier in the year so i wont be around as i've got to leave at 6.49am to get there on the 2 buses i have to take for 10am

So here's a link for the stage, Would be great if someone could post about breaks and such like as i dont know if i'm going to be home in time to catch the highlights

http://skysports.html.infostradasports.com/cache/lib/Tour/2/TheASP.asp@P...

Hopefully my team will serve me proud and come in 1-9 with 1 hour of a break, but we can all dream i suppose Big Grin

Here is my team with the transfers

Vicenzo NIBALI
Manuel QUINZIATO
Bauke MOLLEMA
Jakob FUGLSANG
Mikel NIEVE ITURALDE
Christopher FROOME
Fredrik KESSIAKOFF
Steven KRUIJSWIJK
Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ

Stage 76 IN:Steven KRUIJSWIJK OUT:Marzio BRUSEGHIN
Stage 76 IN:Vicenzo NIBALI OUT:Joaquim RODRIGUEZ
Stage 76 IN:Bauke MOLLEMA OUT:Michele SCARPONI
Stage 76 IN:Christopher FROOME OUT:Konstantin SIVTSOV

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Oh dear the lead is upto 6mins 7 secs. The only good thing is that with Duarte in the group the other GC teams are going to have to start to pull their weight or they will lose out as well. The big climb starts in about 16kms but we have a 3rd category to get over first.

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posted by stumps [2843 posts]
31st August 2011 - 13:55

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Other news :-
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Cat.3 Alto de Fumaces 8.1 km
1 [Italy] Montaguti (ALM)
2 [Spain] E. Martínez (EUS)
3 [Estonia] Kangert (AST)
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Cat.2 Alto da Gonza 61 km
1 [Italy] Montaguti (ALM)
2 [France] Moncoutié (COF)
3 [Spain] Bernabéu (ACG)
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Intermediate Sprints
1. El Barco de Valdeorras 107 km
1 [Spain] Palomares (ACG)
2 [Spain] Horrach (KAT)
3 [Russia] E. Petrov (AST)
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posted by simon F [994 posts]
31st August 2011 - 13:58

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Break is now at 7:07 - Fabio Duarte is the virtual red jersey on the road

posted by simon F [994 posts]
31st August 2011 - 14:03

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Second sprint

1. PALOMARES VILLAPLANA Adrian (025)
2. REYNES MIMO Vicente (125)
3. ALBASINI Michael (071)

posted by simon F [994 posts]
31st August 2011 - 14:09

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The torture begins on ITV4 Wink

Break have come to the 3rd climb, their lead is falling slightly as they climb. Sky's entire team out on the front of the peloton, towing them along.

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [298 posts]
31st August 2011 - 14:13

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3rd climb

Alto de Ermida

1. MONCOUTIE David (044)
2. MONTAGUTI Matteo (018)
3. TXURRUKA Amets (056)

posted by simon F [994 posts]
31st August 2011 - 14:19

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Got a few points for Moncoutie on the climbs and he should jump up the KoM tonight too. The final climb actually starts now, 30km out, if you look at the profile, so no surprise that Sky are starting to reel in the break. Attacks coming out of the break now, Palomares and Jorgensen.

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [298 posts]
31st August 2011 - 14:30

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I was in 2 minds this morning Taaramae or Montaguti...

Got it right for the first time this vuelta

posted by simon F [994 posts]
31st August 2011 - 14:32

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I was in two minds as well; I used the wrong one though Crying

I'm always in two minds
Then I go and pick the wrong one Sad

posted by fluffchucker [284 posts]
31st August 2011 - 14:41

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Sooooo glad I left Moncoutie in Big Grin He's 45 seconds clear of his chasers and going for the win. A few attacks coming out of the peloton now, Rodriguez testing Sky's legs.

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [298 posts]
31st August 2011 - 15:19

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this aint looking good for my team

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
31st August 2011 - 15:21

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How many put Chris Froome in their team ?
Besides me !!!!

I'm always in two minds
Then I go and pick the wrong one Sad

posted by fluffchucker [284 posts]
31st August 2011 - 15:39

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Looking like a great day for me Smile The sky tracker has broken a bit, Moncoutie takes the win, Wiggo possibly in red, ITV has just gone to a break.

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [298 posts]
31st August 2011 - 15:40

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i already had him so i dont count, as i had the benefit from his TT Big Grin

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
31st August 2011 - 15:41

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I put Froomey in, but I'm not sure how much he cracked in the end, he was flogging himself for Wiggo for most of the climb. J-Rod only put 7 seconds into Wiggo etc in the end.

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [298 posts]
31st August 2011 - 15:44

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Froome is still second on GC Wink

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [298 posts]
31st August 2011 - 15:45

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Cracking ride by Froome reminiscent of Voeckler in yellow riding at the front.

The game is still being updated so dont know about points but got 6 of top seven in GC at the end of the stage so should do quite canny. Decision now is do i change any Thinking Thinking Thinking

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posted by stumps [2843 posts]
31st August 2011 - 16:59

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5 in the top 10 of GC, stage winner and a few minor placings, plus a few mountains points for Moncoutie. I had an add up and got 81 points, I may be wrong....

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [298 posts]
31st August 2011 - 17:01

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64 poor day Sad too many break away riders were left up the rode to pick up big points - hopefully it affects everyone.

posted by Sprinting_Jarwhal [13 posts]
31st August 2011 - 17:06

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Moncoutie was worth 30 points today, J-Rod 17, Wiggo 18. Tomorrow is going to be an oddity, out on the coast with winding roads, but it'll most likely come down to a sprint, albeit a slightly uphill one. If Moncoutie isn't too tired he might go on a break to scoop up the mountain points he needs to take Blue - he's only one point behind Montaguti!

Friday looks terrifying.

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [298 posts]
31st August 2011 - 17:29

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Gone for broke and changed:

IN:Alessandro PETTACHI

OUT:Greg VAN AVERMAET

IN:Marcel KITTEL

OUT:Marzio BRUSEGHIN

Hope it doesn't backfire Sad

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posted by stumps [2843 posts]
31st August 2011 - 17:41

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70 for me, but I thought i'd cracked it. Tuned in to the cycling news text service, and much excitement about people in my team. The only thing is I didn't know that Moncoutie and the rest of the breakaway had gotten there first. 3 mins before Wiggins etc. Plain Face

posted by thefatcyclist [584 posts]
31st August 2011 - 18:13

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Sticking with my pool, so Sagan in and Kittel in, and sticking with Van Ave because of the 2% incline at the end.

posted by thefatcyclist [584 posts]
31st August 2011 - 18:32

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same for me sticking with bennati and got sagan in and kittel and GC should stay the same so will have 5 in the top 10 on GC and then moreno's mountain points (only 2 but still) if all goes well and then all is good

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3993 posts]
31st August 2011 - 19:23

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looks like everyone's going for Sagan and Kittel, which I have to admit was my plan too, with Bennati, as Van Av did nothing for me earlier in the Vuelta and I'm tired of waiting for him to so something. Had Montaguti today, thinking about Lastras tomorrow. It suits him a bit. Need break guys to catch up with the leaders.

posted by Alan Tullett [1465 posts]
31st August 2011 - 19:50

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Sagan and Kittel, got Quinziato as my 'sprinter' but he was in the break today. I did think about putting Haedo in....

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [298 posts]
31st August 2011 - 20:30

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What was the incline on the stage that Sutton won? By the way, where'd you get the 2% info from, fatcyclist? Is that a significant rise?

posted by mindy [6 posts]
31st August 2011 - 20:31

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Only 55 today, what the feck were they playing at letting a break of so many go clear, Sky not chasing down?

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posted by Gkam84 [9038 posts]
31st August 2011 - 21:18

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Sky were chasing but nobody was helping them for almost the whole stage. they eventually reeled some time back in on the final climb, and I think all the GC teams started helping once they realised that Duarte was "virtual leader" and they were in danger of a serious fuckup.

TBH there were only 6 riders in front of the GC group at the finish as most of the break, except the strong climbers, cracked on the climb, so I don't think it can have affected people's scores that much.

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [298 posts]
31st August 2011 - 21:43

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well lets hope they let Sagan go tomorrow . . . .oops I may have given away one of my transfers . . . . D Oh D Oh

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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
31st August 2011 - 23:10

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