Vuelta - Stage 4

by chrisdstripes   August 27, 2013  

So how's everyone enjoying the Vuelta then? Not seen any of it yet, 900th overall as couldn't make any transfers this weekend so gone all out on an uphill sprint today - could easily backfire but its time to put all eggs in one basket I think. Still have 2 transfers carrying over but have lots of ground to make up! What happened to Henao on Sunday?

Valverde
Ratto
Matthews
Meersman
Cancellara
Roux
Iglinsky
Boasson Hagen and...
Farrar! (I said I'd never do it again...)

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Ive gone half risk half safe I guess

Ratto
Matthews
Meersman
Horner
Nibali
Valverde
Zubeldia
Moreno
Basso

Apparently Henao didn't eat enough

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3500 posts]
27th August 2013 - 11:10

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Not had the greatest of starts but resisting taking penalties!

Valverde
Roche
Flecha 4 Krueziger
Meersman
Ratio
Stybar
Horner
Tiralongo
EBH 4 de Clercq

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1402 posts]
27th August 2013 - 12:21

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lead of 1:28 for-
Danilo Wyss
Nicolas Edet
Jussi Veikkanen
Dennis Vanendert
Alex Rasmussen

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1402 posts]
27th August 2013 - 12:28

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I've taken in Meersman, Gilbert, Gerrans and Paolini for the next few stages, lets see how it works out Nerd

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posted by Gkam84 [8127 posts]
27th August 2013 - 13:05

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Picked up Bole and Janse van Rensburg as a couple of stage-appropriate wildcards to move me up the table...

posted by chokofingrz [190 posts]
27th August 2013 - 13:06

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It looks hillier than usual for a 'flat' stage, so I am already regretting bring in Andy Fenn and Leigh Howard. Shudda gone for Zulbeldia...I need to at some point.

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers

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posted by JAndrewHill [1153 posts]
27th August 2013 - 14:39

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That climb looked unbelievable, how there wasn't more trouble with such a large group of them going up it together I dont know.
What gearing would they have used for that climb?

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posted by backflipbedlem [556 posts]
27th August 2013 - 16:17

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Moreno, my Purist team is happy Big Grin

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posted by Gkam84 [8127 posts]
27th August 2013 - 16:34

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Moreno gets it! I dropped him this morning. Think I did OK apart from that though!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1353 posts]
27th August 2013 - 16:35

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At least I had Moreno Smile not much else though Sad

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3500 posts]
27th August 2013 - 16:36

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Ha! 2,3,4,6 but dropped 1 and 9. Gotta love this game.

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posted by chrisdstripes [1353 posts]
27th August 2013 - 16:39

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My purist team is delighted, but this way NOT the top 20 I expected to see today

1 Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ ESP KAT 32 4:37:47
2 Fabian CANCELLARA SUI RLT 32 +0
3 Michael MATTHEWS AUS OGE 23 +0
4 Gianni MEERSMAN BEL OPQ 28 +0
5 Bauke MOLLEMA NED BEL 27 +0
6 Edvald BOASSON HAGEN NOR SKY 26 +0
7 Rinaldo NOCENTINI ITA ALM 36 +0
8 Warren BARGUIL FRA ARG 22 +0
9 Sergio Luis HENAO MONTOYA COL SKY 26 +0
10 Nicolas ROCHE IRL TST 29 +0
11 Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE ESP MOV 33 +0
12 Georg PREIDLER AUT ARG 23 +0
13 Grega BOLE SLO VCD 28 +0
14 Serge PAUWELS BEL OPQ 30 +0
15 Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER ESP KAT 34 +0
16 Vincenzo NIBALI ITA AST 29 +0
17 Anthony ROUX FRA FDJ 26 +0
18 Ivan SANTAROMITA ITA BMC 29 +0
19 Roman KREUZIGER CZE TST 27 +0
20 Luis Leon SANCHEZ GIL ESP BEL 30 +

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posted by Gkam84 [8127 posts]
27th August 2013 - 16:40

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I guess 1,3,4,11,16 will have to do

Ratto the let down Thinking

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3500 posts]
27th August 2013 - 16:40

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oh that didn't go too well 4, 6, 10 Sick

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1402 posts]
27th August 2013 - 16:42

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I can add 11 and 17 to that (2,3,4,6). Astana were clearly working for Iglinsky but he bailed with one km to go which was a shame. And Ratto couldn't quite hack it. Decent for purist thanks to Moreno, although my purist is all GC so I'm guessing won't get much for the next three days. Great stage though!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1353 posts]
27th August 2013 - 16:45

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Early indications are that Horner lost 6 secs putting Nibali back in Red...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1353 posts]
27th August 2013 - 16:46

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i sucked at that stage

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7021 posts]
27th August 2013 - 16:47

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chrisdstripes wrote:
Early indications are that Horner lost 6 secs putting Nibali back in Red...

Correct, I think that was a plan, Nibali went with the big guns of J-Rod and Valverde, Horner saw it and backed off, giving Cancellara the freedom for a few stages

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posted by Gkam84 [8127 posts]
27th August 2013 - 16:59

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Gkam84 wrote:
chrisdstripes wrote:
Early indications are that Horner lost 6 secs putting Nibali back in Red...

Correct, I think that was a plan, Nibali went with the big guns of J-Rod and Valverde, Horner saw it and backed off, giving Cancellara the freedom for a few stages


Hope you're right - I'm definitely keeping Cancellara for tomorrow anyway...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1353 posts]
27th August 2013 - 17:07

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4,5,16 my fast slide down the tables continues!
Think lots of penalty points are called for!

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posted by backflipbedlem [556 posts]
27th August 2013 - 18:26

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Betancur is well out of sorts, time to get him out of my team I think

175 Carlos Alberto BETANCUR GOMEZ COL ALM 24 +14:21

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posted by Gkam84 [8127 posts]
27th August 2013 - 18:35

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Betancur has been ill in the run up to the race so he's out of form, he's specifically stated he's looking at stage wins towards the end of the race and the worlds.

EBH is another out of sorts after his ENECO crash but he at least seems to be getting back on form.

posted by drheaton [3350 posts]
27th August 2013 - 18:42

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At Wits End

posted by Jonas Lorenzen [46 posts]
27th August 2013 - 18:48

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Dave Atkinson wrote:
i sucked at that stage

turns out i went up 30 places. shows what i know Plain Face

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7021 posts]
27th August 2013 - 19:24

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Green arrows and i only scored 100 Thinking

'Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you'

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posted by livestrongnick [1402 posts]
27th August 2013 - 19:35

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Pretty happy with 10th on the stage, slowly slowly catching up at least Smile

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3500 posts]
27th August 2013 - 22:28

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