Home

Good stage yesterday with some interesting results, especially with the likes of Betancur and a few other potential GC guys being dropped before the finish line, but today the real fun starts.

Flat-ish stage today with a summit finish, will the GC guys look to put down a marker, will the likes of Valverde/Rodriguez try to take some time bonuses and make up lost time on Nibali or will Astana look to get rid of the leaders jersey now and let a breakaway go?

Should be an interesting day.

33 comments

Avatar
THE SILENT ASSASSIN [546 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

It just has to be a good day...Yesterday there were some guys with big ambitions who lost more time than they would like and so with the finish line bonuses, I cannot see a break staying away....
I cannot see Astana wanting the jersey though so if a powerful group goes it will be interesting to see who chases...
Just a great looking tour already...And to be honest the Vuelta is my favourite GT race...  1

Avatar
THE SILENT ASSASSIN [546 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

NIBALI
HENAO
KREUZIGER
MAJKA
NIEVE
STYBAR
MARTIN (Dan)
GERRANS
ZUBELDIA

Avatar
drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Three changes, Rodriguez, Marczynski and Arroyo in, Martin (Tony), Stybar and Intxausti out.

Nibali
Rodriguez
Brajkovic
Horner
Henao
Zubeldia
Mollema
Marczynski
Arroyo

Avatar
drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

The Giro is personally my favourite but the Vuelta is always fun. With the likes of Betancur losing a couple of minutes, Intxausti losing five minutes and a few other strong riders like De Gendt and Westra losing time its set up nicely for some attacking riding.

What I'm not sure of is at what point the guys possibly targeting the KoM will go on the attack. With only the 3rd cat available to the break today the jersey will go to the stage winner. The same goes for the next few days too, not many intermediate climbs on offer.

Avatar
ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

The only disappointmet for me yesterday was Intxausti being dropped from the Movistar train......and I didn't really expect Choo-Choo to do anything as he's in there purely for breaks on the open road and LuLu is there for stage wins.

Everyone else performed more or less as expected and pretty pleased with 194th considering I picked for today in mind and can bank 2 transfers straight away

Team for today

Nibali
Brajkovic
Zubeldia
Uran
Henao
Valverde
Intxausti
LuLuSanchez
Txurruka

Avatar
TERatcliffe26 [4663 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Just gonna stick as I don't have a bad team, got future stages in mind with 2 picks

for today:

Valverde
Kangert
Zubeldia
Henao
Capecchi
Basso
Betancurt

Left in with the next 3 stages in mind:

Meersman
Stybar

Avatar
livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

2 changes for me, got some ground to make up already  31

Valverde
Kreuziger
Henao
Clarke
Tiralongo 4 Kangert
Bart De Clercq
Ratto
Stybar
Horner 4 Spartacus

Considered majka and Ulissi but wanna see what form they have if any?  39

Avatar
backflipbedlem [1198 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Hoping Betancur is out of sorts as predicted.

Avatar
livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

3 man breakaway
Alex Rasmussen
Francisco Javier Aramendia
Gregory Henderson

over 2 mins out

Avatar
Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

6.36 after 33k

Avatar
Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

8 mins after 38k
Fernandez (GRS) DNS

Avatar
Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Lead over 9 mins at the base of the cat.3

Avatar
Stumps [3431 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Only one change, got rid of EBH and replaced him with Majka

Vicenzo Nibali
Gianni Meersman
Sergio Luis Henao Montoya
Eros Capecchi
Zdenek Stybar
Simon Clarke
Amets Txurruka
Rafal Majka
Diego Ulissi

Avatar
Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Gap at 11 mins with 110k to go.
Could be difficult to pull back.

Avatar
Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Cat.3
1 Aramendia
2 Henderson
3 Rasmussen

Avatar
Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Sprint 1
1 Rasmussen
2 Henderson
3 Aramendia
Gap 12.30 at 95k remaining

Avatar
Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Now 13k with 75k left

Avatar
Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes
Philip Unwin wrote:

Now 13k with 75k left

that's 13mins (not k) of course

Avatar
drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

If it had been a bigger group up the road I would have agreed that it'd be hard to pull back but with a decent climb at the end of the stage I'd bet on the peloton pulling anything up to 15mins back.

Avatar
Philip Unwin [991 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Sprint 2
1 Henderson
2 Rasmussen
3 Aramendia

Avatar
backflipbedlem [1198 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

S Sanchez not looking too healthy. Not good for my Purist or 3 spaniards team

Avatar
Wig_Billy [578 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Wasn't planning to make any transfers for tomorrow, but I think I'll be making 3 after that stage.

Avatar
1wrangler [94 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Anyone know what happened to Sammy Sanchez? I can't find his name in any of the race results.

Avatar
Stumps [3431 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

the top 20 from the stage:
1 ROCHE, Nicolas (SAXO-TINKOFF)
2 MORENO FERNANDEZ, Daniel (KATUSHA)
3 POZZOVIVO, Domenico (AG2R LA MONDIALE
4 KONIG, Leopold (NETAPP - ENDURA)
5 VALVERDE BELMONTE, Alejandro (MOV)
6 ULISSI, Diego (LAMPRE-MERIDA)
7 RODRIGUEZ OLIVER, Joaquin (KATUSHA)
8 BASSO, Ivan (CANNONDALE)
9 MOLLEMA, Bauke (BELKIN PRO CYCLING)
10 URAN URAN, Rigoberto (SKY PROCYCLING)
11 MARTIN, Daniel (GARMIN SHARP)
12 MAJKA, Rafal (SAXO-TINKOFF)
13 HORNER, Christopher (RADIOSHACK LEOPARD)
14 PINOT, Thibaut (FDJ)
15 ZUBELDIA AGIRRE, Haimar (RADIOSHACK LEOPARD)
16 NIBALI, Vincenzo (ASTANA PRO TEAM)
17 HUZARSKI, Bartosz (NETAPP - ENDURA)
18 KREUZIGER, Roman (SAXO-TINKOFF)
19 NIEVE ITURALDE, Mikel (EUSKALTEL EUSKADI)
20 SANTAROMITA, Ivan (BMC RACING)

and the GC

1 NIBALI, Vincenzo
2 ROCHE, Nicolas (SAXO-TINKOFF)
3 ZUBELDIA AGIRRE, Haimar (RADIOSHACK LEOPARD)
4 HORNER, Christopher (RADIOSHACK LEOPARD)
5 KISERLOVSKI, Robert (RADIOSHACK LEOPARD)
6 URAN URAN, Rigoberto (SKY PROCYCLING)
7 HERMANS, Ben (RADIOSHACK LEOPARD)
8 VALVERDE BELMONTE, Alejandro (MOVISTAR TEAM)
9 MAJKA, Rafal (SAXO-TINKOFF)
10 KREUZIGER, Roman (SAXO-TINKOFF)

Avatar
livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes
1wrangler wrote:

Anyone know what happened to Sammy Sanchez? I can't find his name in any of the race results.

Samuel Sanchez lost four minutes on the final climb,

Avatar
Stumps [3431 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Last years KOM, Simon Clarke, was last man home 9.53 down.

Avatar
1wrangler [94 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

I see they finally added Sanchez's name to the stage results. He was at +2:41 with his teammates who waited for him. Strange that it took two hours for his name to appear.

Avatar
TERatcliffe26 [4663 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

Well that disaster writes off my vuelta, nevermind

Avatar
livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes
stumps wrote:

Last years KOM, Simon Clarke, was last man home 9.53 down.

well even though i had him 48 is points is terrible :"(

Avatar
THE SILENT ASSASSIN [546 posts] 3 years ago
0 likes

I hate Boardman bikes anyway....Perhaps just as well...  13 20 2

Pages