Vuelta al Pais Vasco - Stage 6 (ITT)

by obutterwick   April 5, 2013  

After another day of high scores, a chance for 'hit and hope' again. Martin? van Garderen? Velits? Castroviejo? I reckon Spilak may pull out all the stops, too. David Harmon believes Henao can TT. Ha Ha, guess we'll see.

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Quintana wins the race, 2nd in TT!

posted by Alan Tullett [1439 posts]
6th April 2013 - 16:10

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Henao doing well! He can TT!

posted by Alan Tullett [1439 posts]
6th April 2013 - 16:11

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Final top 10 :-
1. Martin (Omega) 35:05
2. Quintana (Movistar) a 17
3. Intxausti (Movistar) a 32
4. Porte (Sky) a 40
5. Spilak (Katusha) a 48
6. Peraud (Ag2r) a 51
7. Henao (Sky) a 57
8. Betancur (Ag2r) a 1:05
9. Weening (Orica) a 1:06
10. Contador (Saxo) a 1:07

posted by simon F [990 posts]
6th April 2013 - 16:13

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Most of my transfers were poor, was right to drop Contador but should have kept Peraud, also should have brought in Intxausti/Spilak rather than Malori/Castroviejo who were disappointing.

Oh, well, cracking race right to the finish.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
6th April 2013 - 16:13

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Henao 7th! 3/ 4th overall?. Glad I kept Quintana and Henao!

Henao 3rd!

posted by Alan Tullett [1439 posts]
6th April 2013 - 16:14

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Having known NOTHING and being on the road all week, I got into bed last night and powered up my tablet, picked a team for today having 10 transfers, I could switch the whole lot. I trusted the "popular" riders and ended up with

Carlos Alberto Betancurt
Richie Porte
Alberto Contador
Nairo Quintana
Simon Spilak
Sergio Luis Henao
Samuel Sanchez
Amets Txurruka
Pieter Weening

Got 7 out of the top 10 on the stage and 1-7 on GC

PLEASE give me a stage win Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8825 posts]
6th April 2013 - 16:15

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11 Talansky
12 Costa
13 Monfort
14 Velits
15 Castroviejo
16 Kangert
17 Herrada
18 Losada
19 Danielson
20 Poels

posted by simon F [990 posts]
6th April 2013 - 16:15

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1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 15

Don't buy upgrades. Ride up grades. (Merckx)

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posted by obutterwick [528 posts]
6th April 2013 - 16:16

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Should have kept Betancurt! Just swap Contador for Martin! Sanchez nowhere!

posted by Alan Tullett [1439 posts]
6th April 2013 - 16:16

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Where did Sanchez finish ? Only need him to score to get a full house again.

According to list above i've got 2,4,5,7,8,9,10 + txurruka and Sanchez.

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2710 posts]
6th April 2013 - 16:17

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Gkam84 wrote:
Having known NOTHING and being on the road all week, I got into bed last night and powered up my tablet, picked a team for today having 10 transfers, I could switch the whole lot. I trusted the "popular" riders and ended up with

Carlos Alberto Betancurt
Richie Porte
Alberto Contador
Nairo Quintana
Simon Spilak
Sergio Luis Henao
Samuel Sanchez
Amets Txurruka
Pieter Weening

Got 7 out of the top 10 on the stage and 1-7 on GC

PLEASE give me a stage win Devil

If you do win we will share it as thats my team as well Big Grin

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. Gaius Julius Caesar.

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posted by stumps [2710 posts]
6th April 2013 - 16:19

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Sanchez was over 3 minutes down. Not sure of the place.

posted by simon F [990 posts]
6th April 2013 - 16:20

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1245715 on stage. 1234 GC. Plus points for Didier and Txurruka. Better last stage than I thought! Been a good race with something a bit unexpected at the end! Now there's less doping the natural advantages of the Columbians are beginning to show! Can't beat training at altitude when you are young and are genetically predisposed towards using oxygen efficiently! I really thought Porte had it in the bag but the TT suited the climbers with only Martin doing really well!

posted by Alan Tullett [1439 posts]
6th April 2013 - 16:24

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I am surprised that Porte couldn't wrap it up but Quintana did well and deserves the win.

After this though I honestly can't see Contador winning the Tour, he doesn't look strong in the mountains or against the clock any more and really needs to improve quite quickly. Wonder where all of that ability went...

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
6th April 2013 - 16:29

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simon F wrote:
Sanchez was over 3 minutes down. Not sure of the place.

Sanchez did nothing! Not in GC! No full house I'm afraid. I had Ulissi so no full house for me either! Crying but still did well enough I think. At least 180 I should think!

posted by Alan Tullett [1439 posts]
6th April 2013 - 16:31

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drheaton wrote:
I am surprised that Porte couldn't wrap it up but Quintana did well and deserves the win.

After this though I honestly can't see Contador winning the Tour, he doesn't look strong in the mountains or against the clock any more and really needs to improve quite quickly. Wonder where all of that ability went...


Contador must be sick of the sight of Sky jerseys riding away from him! Smile

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posted by Philip Unwin [775 posts]
6th April 2013 - 16:36

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drheaton wrote:
I am surprised that Porte couldn't wrap it up but Quintana did well and deserves the win.

After this though I honestly can't see Contador winning the Tour, he doesn't look strong in the mountains or against the clock any more and really needs to improve quite quickly. Wonder where all of that ability went...

Beef just isn't what it used to be! But seriously don't write him off yet. His TT was a bit better today. It's still 2 months and he may be timing it well.

posted by Alan Tullett [1439 posts]
6th April 2013 - 16:40

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It hasn't just been Sky though, when he can't keep up with the likes of Quintana and Betancurt he must be worried. Being beaten over a week by Froome is one thing, being beaten by Quintana, Porte, Henao and Spilak is another.

Froome must be favourite for the tour and I might even rank Rodriguez higher than Contador now.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
6th April 2013 - 16:41

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That was shocking for me! should have just left it as it was, couldn't have had Martin but would have done better

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3893 posts]
6th April 2013 - 17:48

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Ahh well Sanchez my only non scorer today it seems Thinking

posted by chiv30 [860 posts]
6th April 2013 - 18:33

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Similaar to mine but I had this german chap called tony martin...how did he do?

posted by Hugh Lupus [31 posts]
6th April 2013 - 18:35

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Scores updating.

151 and 152 for me today, should be enough to secure my top 10 in the purist league but my standard campaign kind of went off the rails pretty early on.

posted by drheaton [3429 posts]
6th April 2013 - 19:12

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Anyone knows what's the matter with Fuglsang? Gifted TT'er gets blasted away by three Colombians... And was I thinking that the Fugel had everything to proof after getting dumped from the tour squad last year. I know, different team, but still. Glad I didn't play him. Same applies to Zubeldia, but maybe he's just getting old?

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posted by Debarrio [78 posts]
6th April 2013 - 19:43

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184 and only =95th..... Surprise

If I had Martin in, I would have won Sick

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posted by Gkam84 [8825 posts]
6th April 2013 - 20:05

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Woo hoo. Four badges today.
Tour top ten
High roller
180
podium

Not bad. For a tour. Quite pleased actually,
But I wont pick gorka again...if only id gone for wiening instead.

posted by Hugh Lupus [31 posts]
6th April 2013 - 20:20

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Woohoo, I finally won (jointly) a stage =D

posted by iammarcmason [47 posts]
6th April 2013 - 20:20

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Does a tie for equal first on a stage not count as a podium? I don't think I'll ever get close again!

posted by mrpt5 [53 posts]
6th April 2013 - 20:31

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Just checked in - not too bad! Right to keep Henao (I thought it looked lumpy) - a penalty transfer for Martin would've only got me one extra point. Martin got my purist team up to 8th in the tour, with standard 17th - can't complain, considering a couple of rank bad transfers yesterday!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1603 posts]
6th April 2013 - 21:19

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MARTIN....MALORI....KIRYIENKA...... IN

QUINTANA....HENAO....SPILAK...... OUT

OUCH..OUCH..OUCH...

Strange TT today.....Sammy Sanchez hang your head in shame....

still think that its been the best race of the season so far though despite my own personal demise today....

On to the cobbles......

"Shut up enrique"

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posted by STEVESPRO 79 [488 posts]
6th April 2013 - 21:30

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mrpt5 wrote:
Does a tie for equal first on a stage not count as a podium? I don't think I'll ever get close again!

I think they then count number of transfers as count back?

posted by ray silvester [1808 posts]
7th April 2013 - 0:29

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