Stage 20 La Vuelta

by Gkam84   September 10, 2011  

We're off, final day that Froome can grab the win, expect something special up the cat 1 climbs as he tries to shack off Cobo, today i think he can

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

I'm off to sleep, been up most of the night watching the rugby, got my computer showing F1 qualifying, so wont be doing updates on here Big Grin

My team today

Bradley WIGGINS
Manuel QUINZIATO
Juan Jose COBO ACEBO
Maxime MONFORT
Luis Leon SANCHEZ GIL
Christopher FROOME
Benat INTXAUSTI ELORRIAGA
Matteo MONTAGUTI
Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ

I listened to my own advice, a break shouldn't win today because of the 50km from the top of the final climb to the end, So if Froome can trouble Cobo, he could just get time bonuses aswell

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Ok my mate has just arrived with a FLASK of starbucks white chocolate mocha, dont you just love her Big Grin i'm 45 miles from my nearest starbucks

Seems i picked the wrong riders from the right teams

151 Barredo (ESP, RAB) +1:28:39
115 Lastras (ESP, MOV) +1:31:20

But there are 26 riders 2 mins clear, i'm not liking Geox's tactic since Cobo got the red, they dont bother chasing breaks or anything, a very lazy team in my eyes the last few stages, they just sit behind Froome and watch, yeah a great plan, but its not really cycling, its just playing follow the want-to-be leader Angry

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posted by Gkam84 [8037 posts]
10th September 2011 - 13:18

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the following are away
Barredo y Kruijsiwjk (Rabobank), Caruso (Liquigas), Le Mevel (Garmin), Karpets, Vorganov y Paolini (Katusha), Van de Walle y Bakelandts (Omega), Toribio (Andalucia), Cataldo (Quick Step), Bennati (Leopard), Mondory y Roche(Ag2r), Kiserlovski (Astana), Howard (HTC), Nuyens y Marycz (Saxo Bank), Van Avermaet (BMC), Carrara (Vacansoleil), Lastras (Movistar), Mori, Koen de Kort (Skil Shimano) e Isasi y Txurruka (Euskaltel)

about 3 mins

mountain points

1. MORI Manuele
2. DE KORT Koen
3. TXURRUKA Amets

Only got Bennati, had Benat INTXAUSTI ELORRIAGA and Markel IRIZAR ARANBURU for the break.

posted by Alan Tullett [1292 posts]
10th September 2011 - 13:21

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1st sprint

1. Éibar 41 km
1 Roche (ALM) 4
2 Lastras (MOV) 2
3 Txurruka (EUS) 1

Climb

Cat.2 Alto de Karabieta 47.8 km
1 Man. Mori (LAM) 5
2 de Kort (SKS) 3
3 Txurruka (EUS) 1

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posted by Gkam84 [8037 posts]
10th September 2011 - 13:28

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I dont have anyone in the break, but 7 of my picks over La Vuelta are in there with one more trying to catch up

1 rider def. 1m40s
142 Cataldo (ITA, QST) +3:25:46

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posted by Gkam84 [8037 posts]
10th September 2011 - 13:30

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Cat.1 Alto de Elosua 64.3 km
1 Man. Mori (LAM) 10
2 Righi (LAM) 6
3 Lastras (MOV) 4
4 Barredo (RAB) 2
5 Txurruka (EUS) 1

I must say, watched a bit of the Paris-Brussels on Eurosport, BORING and they've cut 30 mins of La Vuelta today aswell Angry

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posted by Gkam84 [8037 posts]
10th September 2011 - 13:55

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Pack def. 2m12s

Down from 4.10, they need to pull it in sharpish before the final climb and the run for home after the Urkiola at 138km leaving them nearly 50km to go, If Froome can get a couple of guys to help up the final climb and try to shake Cobo, he might just be able to get to the finish line for some time bonus and grab the win

Could beat this

Smallest margin of victory: Eric Caritoux over Alberto Fernández in 1984, 6 seconds

Also, looks like Moncoutie will take his 4th mountains jersey in a row

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posted by Gkam84 [8037 posts]
10th September 2011 - 14:54

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Cat.3 Alto de Kanpazar 112 km
1 Man. Mori (LAM) 3
2 de Kort (SKS) 2
3 Txurruka (EUS) 1

Do to 1.27 lead, just coming up to 126km done so 10km to the top of the climb, come on Eurosport and get on it Angry Angry

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posted by Gkam84 [8037 posts]
10th September 2011 - 15:12

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Well i think its all over now, Sky haven't bothered all day, nor have Geox, its Leopard trek dragging things along, so its Cobo's Vuelta

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posted by Gkam84 [8037 posts]
10th September 2011 - 16:01

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Sprint? What sprint?

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

posted by fluffchucker [282 posts]
10th September 2011 - 16:18

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Yeah the 20km to go banner he was sprinting for, lol, but then Wiggo got the last sprint bonus Angry

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posted by Gkam84 [8037 posts]
10th September 2011 - 16:19

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2. Elorrio 119.2 km <<<< wasn't there because they moved it while the stage was underway Angry
1 Barredo (RAB) 4
2 Sastre (GEO) 2
3 Wiggins (SKY) 1

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posted by Gkam84 [8037 posts]
10th September 2011 - 16:22

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Crying It's all gone belly up for me now Crying

When's the next race start Waiting

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

posted by fluffchucker [282 posts]
10th September 2011 - 16:22

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Also the final climb

Cat.1 Puerto de Urkiola 138.6 km
1 Barredo (RAB) 10
2 Le Mével (GRM) 6
3 Txurruka (EUS) 4
4 Roche (ALM) 2
5 R. Kišerlovski (AST) 1

So i got the wrong Rabo rider Crying

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posted by Gkam84 [8037 posts]
10th September 2011 - 16:22

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fluffchucker wrote:
Crying It's all gone belly up for me now Crying

When's the next race start Waiting

Tomorrow afternoon, transfers open after 11am Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [8037 posts]
10th September 2011 - 16:23

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No, not for Vuelta

Can we have a `HINDSIGHT' button fitted Thinking

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

posted by fluffchucker [282 posts]
10th September 2011 - 16:25

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I'm not talking about Vuelta, the next race in Sunday night, transfers have to be made by 5pm tomorrow for the GP Montreal

I have ONE rider in the top 20 Angry

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posted by Gkam84 [8037 posts]
10th September 2011 - 16:44

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A whole 58 points, one of my worst stages Sick

Also, next year, DONT put Quinziato in the sprinters section, he's not once tried to sprint EVER Angry Angry

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posted by Gkam84 [8037 posts]
10th September 2011 - 16:48

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crap for me i hate this

posted by thefatcyclist [524 posts]
10th September 2011 - 17:05

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I had Barredo in the break, who picked up a few points, but I finished with only one rider in the top 20! However a classification-weighted team got me 70 altogether, which I'm reasonably happy with for a weird day. I believe the Mountains classification is now secure for Moncoutie? but unless J-Rod can outsprint Mollema, Mollema will get green.

Gkam, I noticed Quinziato was a bit crap, Haedo is usually a better bet at that sort of price but got dropped today, I think.

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [298 posts]
10th September 2011 - 17:44

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Mollema might just get green because he's going to go for a bonus sprint, BUT should i risk him for Cobo?

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posted by Gkam84 [8037 posts]
10th September 2011 - 17:47

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Top 20 Stage

1 Bennati (LEO) 4:39:20
2 Gasparotto (AST) +0
3 D. Caruso (LIQ) +0
4 S. Vanmarcke (GRM) +0
5 de Kort (SKS) +0
6 Man. Mori (LAM) +0
7 D. Malacarne (QST) +0
8 K. Van de Walle (QST) +0
9 Mollema (RAB) +0
10 Capecchi (LIQ) +0
11 Joa. Rodríguez (KAT) +0
12 D. Moreno (KAT) +0
13 Isasi (EUS) +0
14 N. Sørensen (SBS) +0
15 Nerz (LIQ) +0
16 W. Poels (VCD) +0
17 Maté (COF) +0
18 Erviti (MOV) +0
19 Fuglsang (LEO) +0
20 Nibali (LIQ) +0

Top 5 points

1 Joa. Rodríguez (KAT) 115
2 Mollema (RAB) 115
3 J.J. Cobo (GEO) 92
4 Froome (SKY) 88
5 Bennati (LEO) 81

Top 5 Mountains

1 Moncoutié (COF) 63
2 Montaguti (ALM) 56
3 J.J. Cobo (GEO) 42
4 Martin (GRM) 33
5 D. Moreno (KAT) 32

Top 10 GC

1 J.J. Cobo (GEO) 82:38:32
2 Froome (SKY) +13
3 Wiggins (SKY) +1:39
4 Mollema (RAB) +2:03
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

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posted by Gkam84 [8037 posts]
10th September 2011 - 17:47

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yh he might go for a bonus sprint, but sky will want to stop him getting any seconds on wiggins

Also nice to see i had a bad day and still more points than you Gkam, anyway im looking forward to tomorrow nights race

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3487 posts]
10th September 2011 - 18:14

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Got Bennati but not much else. Dropped Moreno for a long-shot but didn't make a lot of difference. Still in top 50 though!

posted by Alan Tullett [1292 posts]
10th September 2011 - 19:21

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