Vuelta - Stage 16

by STEVESPRO 79   September 9, 2013  

Lets hope for better weather so that the coverage is slightly better today..

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Just the one swap today

Anton out/Edet in

Nibali
Horner
Pozzovivo
Roche
Pinot
Valverde
Edet
Hoogerland
Anacona

posted by ray silvester [1752 posts]
9th September 2013 - 8:42

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Kept it the same, I think Sammy will win

Nibali
Valverde
Roche
Horner
Pozzovivo
Pinot
Sanchez
Txurruka
Petit

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
9th September 2013 - 9:13

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ray silvester wrote:
Just the one swap today

Anton out/Edet in

Nibali
Horner
Pozzovivo
Roche
Pinot
Valverde
Edet
Hoogerland
Anacona

Anton out for Edet was my transfer too. In fact we have the same top seven, with my two random break guys Mate and Aramendia. Not expecting much, would be nice to get someone in the break today though, 28 people in yesterday and I didn't have any of them!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
9th September 2013 - 11:23

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I too have Edet in... hoping Txurruka will do some breakaway action.

Otherwise it's GC fellas all the way. Banked a solitary transfer so will be able to play around a bit before Wednesday's transition stage.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1026 posts]
9th September 2013 - 12:39

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Ghedebrav wrote:
Banked a solitary transfer so will be able to play around a bit before Wednesday's transition stage.

Result, only just realised it was a rest day tomorrow, makes me feel better only having banked 1 transfer, saying that I might of made 2 transfers today had I known.

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posted by backflipbedlem [651 posts]
9th September 2013 - 13:42

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57km gone and no break can get clear. Edet won the first KOM, Valverde the first sprint. A good 40km to the next KOM so should see the break form fairly soon...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
9th September 2013 - 14:02

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Looks like the break is set - 1:28 with 67km to go...

Txurruka
Nerz
Flecha
CA Sorensen
Egoi Martinez
Sijmens
Huzarski
Uran
Kohler

I have a quid each way on Nerz at 200/1 so fingers crossed on that - more likely they won't let them get too far unfortunately...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
9th September 2013 - 14:38

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Lead right down to 27 secs so its anyone's guess what'll happen today now. Movistar doing the work...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
9th September 2013 - 14:58

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Messy now - gap is up again but lots of riders in between trying to jump across...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
9th September 2013 - 15:09

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Edet in for someone. Can't remember who? Looks like there might be some GC action today as the two groups have only got a few seconds. Someone just bumped into someone having a piss! Looks like Barguil's having a go again.

posted by Alan Tullett [1434 posts]
9th September 2013 - 15:21

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There's now 23 guys with a 3-minute lead, including a few decent climbers. Really can't call this one - have the GC guys let the break go or will they push on again on the climb?

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
9th September 2013 - 15:43

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Big gap now. Not got anyone in the break. Oops!

posted by Alan Tullett [1434 posts]
9th September 2013 - 15:44

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You've got Txurruka in the break for your purists. Capecchi still not done anything for you though Wink

posted by Alan Tullett [1434 posts]
9th September 2013 - 15:46

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Euskatel riding now. Setting up Sammy?

posted by Alan Tullett [1434 posts]
9th September 2013 - 15:47

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Alan Tullett wrote:
You've got Txurruka in the break for your purists. Capecchi still not done anything for you though Wink

I know - turns out Capecchi was a bad pick but I really expected him to go well, Moreno-style, if not quite to the same extent. Up there in the early summit finishes, and top 10 in the mountains. Not happened so far though...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
9th September 2013 - 15:48

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Just a worker but with Quintana Movistar played the one-two so it was always a possibility. Herrada high up in GC without having scored many fantasy points. Purists the only thing I'm interested in now as I've won a stage (finally).

posted by Alan Tullett [1434 posts]
9th September 2013 - 15:58

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Alan Tullett wrote:
Just a worker but with Quintana Movistar played the one-two so it was always a possibility. Herrada high up in GC without having scored many fantasy points. Purists the only thing I'm interested in now as I've won a stage (finally).

Yeah - Valverde was talking up Capecchi a while ago and I paid a bit too much attention. My purists are closing in on third overall so thats become a bit of a target!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
9th September 2013 - 16:03

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Euskatel starting to push it. Gap coming down. Barguil's ahead again!

posted by Alan Tullett [1434 posts]
9th September 2013 - 16:06

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Nah, starts this weekend. Fantasy game not open yet. Next one to watch out for is Quebec on Friday!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
9th September 2013 - 16:11

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Barguil's well ahead now. Euskatel not working so hard now!

posted by Alan Tullett [1434 posts]
9th September 2013 - 16:14

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Alan Tullett wrote:
Just seen the Tour of Britain is on. Oops! Another competition where I've missed the first stage!

ToB doesn't start till Sunday Wink

posted by chiv30 [851 posts]
9th September 2013 - 16:14

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Oh yeah! On closer inspection its a replay of last year's stage one into Norwich (when Cav and Farrar crashed, although that doesn't really narrow it down...)

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
9th September 2013 - 16:16

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Just deleted my comment after checking but it said on the screen that stage 1 was coming up! Panicked me for a sec but sometimes it pays to skip the first stage and see who's interested!

posted by Alan Tullett [1434 posts]
9th September 2013 - 16:22

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Ah! That explains it!

posted by Alan Tullett [1434 posts]
9th September 2013 - 16:23

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Low scoring day for me! Should have taken a few risks maybe! Had Nerz for a few stages as well.

posted by Alan Tullett [1434 posts]
9th September 2013 - 16:35

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well that was a close one for Barguil!
Just 9,18,19,20

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posted by backflipbedlem [651 posts]
9th September 2013 - 16:35

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Looks mainly like gc points today for me , Waiting

posted by chiv30 [851 posts]
9th September 2013 - 16:36

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Great to see Nibali losing time - still 4 guys that can win this I think...

Nerz nearly won me a packet - never mind. So many potential guys for the breakaways - just not managing to get lucky and pick the right ones so far. Barguil, Huzarski and Nerz were all on my list of ten to pick from, but obviously so were 7 guys who did nothing. EDIT - Mate came in 13th. Well done that man.

Sprint tomorrow? Wink

Double edit - Sprint Wednesday?? Wink

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posted by chrisdstripes [1540 posts]
9th September 2013 - 16:52

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One winner today

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posted by Gkam84 [8698 posts]
9th September 2013 - 18:04

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91 points, a full house and a few green arrows, not bad considering the stage result.

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posted by stumps [2675 posts]
9th September 2013 - 18:28

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