Stage 17 La Vuelta

by Gkam84   September 7, 2011  

Right, starting off with yesterday, where have i lost 2 points from??

Withdrawals
102 Cancellara (SUI, LEO), Did not start
166 Majka (POL, SBS), Did not start
47 Taaramäe (EST, COF), Abandoned
116 D. López (ESP, MOV), Abandoned

http://skysports.html.infostradasports.com/asp/lib/event/tour/index.asp?...

Break has 1.20 and a few riders i thought about putting in Angry Only got 1 in there and its not the one most people will have Big Grin

Leader(s) - 17 riders
135 R. Kišerlovski (CRO, AST) +15:10
143 Sy. Chavanel (FRA, QST) +26:56
122 De Greef (BEL, OLO) +39:43
195 Le Mével (FRA, GRM) +1:01:18
84 Losada (ESP, KAT) +1:03:06
115 Lastras (ESP, MOV) +1:17:05
151 Barredo (ESP, RAB) +1:17:31
173 Fröhlinger (GER, SKS) +1:27:10
35 Santambrogio (ITA, BMC) +1:48:01
3 D. Caruso (ITA, LIQ) +1:49:43
18 Montaguti (ITA, ALM) +1:55:11
205 Lequatre (FRA, RSH) +2:37:14
93 Man. Mori (ITA, LAM) +2:53:44
79 M. Velits (SVK, THR) +2:54:59
169 N. Sørensen (DEN, SBS) +3:01:42
5 Marangoni (ITA, LIQ) +3:07:22
59 Cazaux (FRA, EUS) +3:39:20

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Leader(s) - 2 riders
118 Bruseghin (ITA, MOV) +9:18
137 E. Petrov (RUS, AST) +1:47:47

But Eurosport showing

115 Lastras (ESP, MOV) +1:17:05
134 A. Kashechkin (KAZ, AST) +2:38:36

I hope it is Lastras as i have him back in till the end cause there are a couple of stages suited for him Big Grin

They are going to get caught anyways

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posted by Gkam84 [9094 posts]
7th September 2011 - 14:21

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Movistar got a bug going round, thats why they are dropping out

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posted by Gkam84 [9094 posts]
7th September 2011 - 14:22

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Break caught at 25km by the look of things (ITV are brainwashing at the moment). Geox doing the chasing last thing I saw, Cobo looking for another win?

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [299 posts]
7th September 2011 - 14:29

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Katusha drilling it at the front - guess Purito feels ok

posted by simon F [1002 posts]
7th September 2011 - 14:34

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Goex thumping out the pace as there is a sprint coming up for time bonuses

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posted by Gkam84 [9094 posts]
7th September 2011 - 14:34

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More likely Geox looking to keep the speed up and keep it all together, if everyones together at the foot of the climb I can't see Cobo being dropped let alone losing 20+ seconds on what is a relatively short climb.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
7th September 2011 - 14:34

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yeah its only around 5km climb, but the final 2 are around 20% Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [9094 posts]
7th September 2011 - 14:43

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NO NO NO, Dan Martin, what you playing at, i decided not to put you in for today Angry

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posted by Gkam84 [9094 posts]
7th September 2011 - 14:52

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Haha, I think Dan Martin will be pretty popular today after being Geraint Thomas' pick for the day

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
7th September 2011 - 14:58

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Nah he's caught now anyways Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [9094 posts]
7th September 2011 - 15:00

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Cobo and Froome away, COME ON Froome Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [9094 posts]
7th September 2011 - 15:02

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Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas, Cobo pedalling pentagon's Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [9094 posts]
7th September 2011 - 15:03

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Froome drops Cobo!!

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [299 posts]
7th September 2011 - 15:03

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Is it a 20sec bonus for stage win again today?

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
7th September 2011 - 15:04

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Noooooooooooooooooooooo Crying Cobo right back with him

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posted by Gkam84 [9094 posts]
7th September 2011 - 15:05

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Yeah, Froome got the 20 seconds, but Cobo gets 12, so only 8 seconds back

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posted by Gkam84 [9094 posts]
7th September 2011 - 15:06

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Results to follow, PISSED off with Eurosport, they have it scheduled till 4.45 and have cut it back to snooker at 4.15, could have stayed and watched the podiums Angry

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posted by Gkam84 [9094 posts]
7th September 2011 - 15:14

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Got 130 points I think Big Grin Great finish, even if Froome doesn't get a chance to catch up and win the Vuelta, performances like that prove he's a great GC contender for the future. Also good that Sky let him off the leash to attack Cobo in the first place. Wiggins is now 1:41 down, he really doesn't like the steep-steep stuff.

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [299 posts]
7th September 2011 - 15:21

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Top 20 stage

1 Froome (SKY) 4:52:38
2 J.J. Cobo (GEO) +1
3 Mollema (RAB) +21
4 Martin (GRM) +24
5 I. Antón (EUS) +27
6 Nieve (EUS) +27
7 Bruseghin (MOV) +29
8 Van den Broeck (OLO) +31
9 Menchov (GEO) +31
10 Intxausti (MOV) +35
11 D. Moreno (KAT) +35
12 Wiggins (SKY) +39
13 C. Sørensen (SBS) +42
14 Moncoutié (COF) +49
15 Nibali (LIQ) +51
16 S. Lagutin (VCD) +54
17 Roche (ALM) +1:02
18 W. Poels (VCD) +1:14
19 Monfort (LEO) +1:22
20 Le Mével (GRM) +1:34

Top 10 GC

1 J.J. Cobo (GEO) 69:31:41
2 Froome (SKY) +13
3 Wiggins (SKY) +1:41
4 Mollema (RAB) +2:05
5 Menchov (GEO) +3:48
6 Monfort (LEO) +4:13
7 Nibali (LIQ) +4:31
8 Van den Broeck (OLO) +4:45
9 D. Moreno (KAT) +5:20
10 Nieve (EUS) +5:33

Top 5 Mountains

1 Moncoutié (COF) 63
2 J.J. Cobo (GEO) 42
3 Montaguti (ALM) 41
4 Martin (GRM) 33
5 D. Moreno (KAT) 32

Top 5 points

1 Mollema (RAB) 101
2 J.J. Cobo (GEO) 92
3 Joa. Rodríguez (KAT) 90
4 Froome (SKY) 88
5 P. Sagan (LIQ) 75

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posted by Gkam84 [9094 posts]
7th September 2011 - 15:24

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120 something, dissapointed with Fuglslang, think I might have to finally ditch him.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
7th September 2011 - 15:24

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98 today i think, not so good as if i'd just stuck to what i had 2 days ago, would be well into the 130

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posted by Gkam84 [9094 posts]
7th September 2011 - 15:24

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same here drheaton ,fuglsang out and looks like nieve will be brought in !!

posted by macauley ley [26 posts]
7th September 2011 - 15:31

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Nah, might swap Fugslang for Monfort, or a different AR depending on what tomorrow's stage looks like (haven't even bothered to check if it's a flat/mountain/breakaway stage yet)...

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
7th September 2011 - 15:45

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Tomorrow has 5 biggish climbs in it but a long, flat finish. I guess a breakaway, but any GC contenders will be chased down.

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [299 posts]
7th September 2011 - 15:53

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Transfers:

Monfort for Fuglsang
Montaguti for Taaramae

Montaguti is bound to be on the attack tomorrow, lots of big hills, but I don't fancy dropping Cobo in favour of Moncoutie for obvious reasons. Fuggles has dropped off the radar a bit. Still got Martin in there too, but he might be a bit tired... Going to be a bit of a weird finish, possibly a case of who's the best sprinter out of the climbers that will survive the day.

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [299 posts]
7th September 2011 - 17:21

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I have Monfort and Fuglsang, so dropping Fuggly out for someone else who's even fuggly'er lol

I dont wanna drop Cobo but i think Mollema will do well tomorrow Crying I think Lastras will have to go as most of Movistar are ill with a stomach bug, dont fancy them all lasting

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posted by Gkam84 [9094 posts]
7th September 2011 - 18:09

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Only swopped Fuglsang for Nieve with the basque section coming up he might go for a stage win.

What about Froome going for it big style tomorrow and trying to TT it to the finish. Only Geox will try and bring him back as it's a 2 horse race now...and i dont think their team is strong enough ?

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2930 posts]
7th September 2011 - 18:20

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Geox, i thought they weren't very strong either, but look at their team

David Blanco
David De la Fuente
Fabio Duarte
Denis Menchov
Carlos Sastre
Matthias Brändle
Dmitriy Kozontchuk

Sastre and Menchov are great riders in their own right and then De La Fuente and Duarte have been doing a great job mopping up everything else

After careful looking at the stage, i kept Fuggle in and made these changes

Stage 83 IN:Matteo MONTAGUTI OUT:Jan BAKELANDTS
Stage 83 IN:Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ OUT:Enrico GASPAROTTO

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posted by Gkam84 [9094 posts]
7th September 2011 - 18:30

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I'm surprised you've not suggested Taaramae GKAM, being your usual helpful self. Devil Devil

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1253 posts]
7th September 2011 - 19:31

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Nah saving him and Cancellara for the next stage Nerd

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posted by Gkam84 [9094 posts]
7th September 2011 - 19:49

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