Vuelta Stage 17

by rcorbin   September 10, 2013  

So, nailed on sprint or not?

Most of the sprinters teams are down to the bare bones, will they be interested in chasing? Or will they just want to get to Madrid?

I'm stage hunting tomorrow so won't reveal my team just yet.

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Don't think there was a nailed on sprint even when there was the full roster. Not enough power or experience in the race. And all the more enjoyable because of it. I like a sprint train battle but do enjoy to watch races for longer than the last few K!

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posted by sm [332 posts]
10th September 2013 - 21:07

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Ive gone sprinters Thinking but they are pretty strong men Thinking

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3752 posts]
10th September 2013 - 22:00

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A highlight of the Vuelta has been the tiredness shown by a lot of the sprinter's teams - they are chasing down the break and then losing control at the finish and allowing someone to jump away. Made a lot of the flatter stages very entertaining! And makes for some interesting opportunities for risk-taking in the fantasy game!

I've made 4 transfers - 2 sprinters and 2 strong, versatile, attacking all-rounders...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1525 posts]
11th September 2013 - 9:01

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Three GC guys
Two sprinters (but not Farrar Thinking )
Two puncheurs
Two breakaway monkeys

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posted by Ghedebrav [997 posts]
11th September 2013 - 9:45

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Im just gonna come out with it.

4 GC guys, and 5 others, you could class them all as sprinters, but id say 3 of them could be classed more as classics guys at the same time, and 1 of them has been known to go in a break

Nibali
Valverde
Horner
Roche
Richeze
Petit
EBH
Meersman
Roux

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3752 posts]
11th September 2013 - 10:37

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Im just gonna come out with it.

4 GC guys, and 5 others, you could class them all as sprinters, but id say 3 of them could be classed more as classics guys at the same time, and 1 of them has been known to go in a break

Nibali
Valverde
Horner
Roche
Richeze
Petit
EBH
Meersman
Roux


I've got 7 the same, Flecha and Edet instead of EBH and Petit. Urtasun and Mondory were the two others I was considering but I bottled it in the end...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1525 posts]
11th September 2013 - 10:55

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Good shout on Petit. I've gone Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg Vennegor of Hesselink. About time he did summat good, I reckon.

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posted by Ghedebrav [997 posts]
11th September 2013 - 11:00

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Aramendia in the break just as I drop him - I really should learn to ignore my itchy trigger-finger...

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posted by chrisdstripes [1525 posts]
11th September 2013 - 13:04

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Windy day today. Could we see a Valverde-in-the-Tour-style GC contender losing time today by not jumping onto the right ecehelon?

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posted by Ghedebrav [997 posts]
11th September 2013 - 15:40

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I went for a 4 pronged attack today, 3 sprinters and fabien for the cheeky punch and solo TT over the bump at 6k. Apparently he has said he will pull out of vuelta tonite, so no need to save legs to help horner... I hope he has a go!

valverde
nibali
horner
txurruka
edet

EBH
matthews
richeze
cancellara

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posted by johnny2names [198 posts]
11th September 2013 - 16:17

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and just as I say that, Fabien has gone up front and put the hurt on, echelons.

I dont get points for that, Fabien! listen up!

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posted by johnny2names [198 posts]
11th September 2013 - 16:19

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anyone watching it on telly? any GC favourites been caught out in echelons? only saw a post about the top 3 are in first group, seems FDJ have been caught out though

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posted by johnny2names [198 posts]
11th September 2013 - 16:22

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Pozzovivo and pinot caught out 48 secs back with matthews too

posted by stevemarks [400 posts]
11th September 2013 - 16:36

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Apparently neither Pozzovivo nor Pinot in the first group. Roche is in there though.

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posted by Ghedebrav [997 posts]
11th September 2013 - 16:37

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now we see who has a go on that last bump....

cancellara? paolini? anyone else?

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posted by johnny2names [198 posts]
11th September 2013 - 16:38

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ulissi goes

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posted by johnny2names [198 posts]
11th September 2013 - 16:42

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Ulissi tries to go on the climb gets 5 secs

posted by stevemarks [400 posts]
11th September 2013 - 16:43

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Ullisi caught Tangert attacks

posted by stevemarks [400 posts]
11th September 2013 - 16:47

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Richenze and Farrar are there for the sprint

posted by stevemarks [400 posts]
11th September 2013 - 16:48

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FFS. Mollema goes inside the flamme rouge and takes it! unreal

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posted by johnny2names [198 posts]
11th September 2013 - 16:51

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Mollema wins! wow what a great race that was.

posted by stevemarks [400 posts]
11th September 2013 - 16:53

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Hmmmm , 2,10 so far for me Waiting

posted by chiv30 [825 posts]
11th September 2013 - 16:59

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1 Bauke MOLLEMA NED BEL 27 4:44:28
2 Edvald BOASSON HAGEN NOR SKY 26 +0
3 Maximiliano Ariel RICHEZE ARG LAM 30 +0
4 Tyler FARRAR USA GRS 29 +0
5 Fabian CANCELLARA SUI RLT 32 +0
6 Grega BOLE SLO VCD 28 +0
7 Luca PAOLINI ITA KAT 36 +0
8 Paul VOSS GER TNE 27 +0
9 José HERRADA LOPEZ ESP MOV 28 +0
10 Nicolas ROCHE IRL TST 29 +0
11 Vladimir GUSEV RUS KAT 31 +0
12 David TANNER AUS BEL 29 +0
13 Pablo URTASUN PEREZ ESP EUS 33 +0
14 Vincenzo NIBALI ITA AST 29 +0
15 Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE ESP MOV 33 +0
16 Egoi MARTINEZ DE ESTEBAN ESP EUS 35 +0
17 Christopher HORNER USA RLT 42 +0
18 Paolo TIRALONGO ITA AST 36 +0
19 Leopold KONIG CZE TNE 26 +0
20 Samuel SANCHEZ GONZALEZ ESP EUS 35 +0

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posted by Gkam84 [8645 posts]
11th September 2013 - 17:01

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2,3,5,14,15,17. not the best, but ok. i half thought about putting a few quid e/w on mollema, but never considered him for fantasy team, so no regrets Smile

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posted by johnny2names [198 posts]
11th September 2013 - 17:02

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Sounds like a cracker, looking forward to the highlight show.

Not so good for my fantasy team though - just Richeze in top ten plus Horner, Nibs and Valverde.

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posted by Ghedebrav [997 posts]
11th September 2013 - 17:05

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One winner today

1 Team Morales jacobo 168

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posted by Gkam84 [8645 posts]
11th September 2013 - 17:36

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47. MEERSMAN, Gianni + 1' 31'' D Oh

Vive Le Road.cc Fantasy Cycling Game!

posted by enrique [1466 posts]
11th September 2013 - 17:45

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2,3,10,14,15,17,19,20 and for the 8th (!) time this Vuelta, I miss out on a full house by one measly (Anthony Roux) rider. Unless...

posted by chokofingrz [239 posts]
11th September 2013 - 18:00

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enrique wrote:
47. MEERSMAN, Gianni + 1' 31'' D Oh

Just didn't make the jump onto the right group in the winds. Nor did Matthews or my guy JvR.

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posted by Ghedebrav [997 posts]
11th September 2013 - 23:04

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chokofingrz wrote:
2,3,10,14,15,17,19,20 and for the 8th (!) time this Vuelta, I miss out on a full house by one measly (Anthony Roux) rider. Unless...

I was a Klaas Lodewyck away but I had Hansen,EBH and Spartacus to make up for that and I'm pretty happy with 29th on the stage,34th in the Vuelta and 1st in the Vuelta Forum League plus more than enough transfers to get all the climbers back in tomorrow without penalties.

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12th September 2013 - 8:53

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