Vuelta Stage 18

by stevemarks   September 12, 2013  

I went for some breakaway guys, something I'm not usually very good at.

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I've had Anacona for the last 4 stages so 1 more stage won't hurt, hopefully he fancies it Thinking

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1689 posts]
12th September 2013 - 12:41

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Maybe not........ Egoi Martinez
Simon Clarke
Caleb Fairly
Angel Vicioso
Adam Hansen
Amets Txurruka
Mikael Cherel
Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg
Vasil Kiryienka
Tiziano Dallantonia
Martin Kohler
Ben Gastauer
Chris Anker Sörensen
Grega Bole
Matteo Bono
3mins 30secs+

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

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posted by livestrongnick [1689 posts]
12th September 2013 - 12:49

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Goats back in....

Out:EBH,VanRensburg,Richeze,Bling.

In:Choo-Choo(break possibility),Lion King(getting stronger) and our two echelon haters Pozzovivo and Pinot(possible stage winners today).

Add them to Nibs,Nico,Valverde,Old Father Time and the current KOM leader.

posted by ray silvester [1727 posts]
12th September 2013 - 12:57

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Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

Choo-Choo!!

posted by ray silvester [1727 posts]
12th September 2013 - 13:02

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Looking forward to today, that stage with Froome and Cobo in 2011 was one of the most exciting finishes I'd seen at the time. I have the same main five as Ray, plus...
Ulissi
Sammy Sanch
Arroyo
Pozzovivo

Purists could do with a Txurruka blitz!

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posted by chrisdstripes [1533 posts]
12th September 2013 - 13:14

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Hmmm... not the breakaway I was hoping for. Like everyone, I got:

Nibali
Horner
Valverde
Roche
Edet

Plus...

Ratto
Nocentini
Ulissi
Txurruka

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posted by Ghedebrav [1015 posts]
12th September 2013 - 13:21

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forgot my transfers for the second day in a row Angry

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7252 posts]
12th September 2013 - 13:37

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Picked 8 big guns... had a choice between 4 Caja riders... I picked the one with the best shot at KOM but he hasn't escaped Crying

posted by chokofingrz [245 posts]
12th September 2013 - 13:38

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No one in the break for me ho hum! no surprises there then.

Big move for me today dropped Nibbles for Purito. Bit risky but hey it's just a game!

Purito
Valverde
Roche
Horner
Edet
pinot grigio
Konig
Arroyo
Barguil.

Really really wanted Duran Duran in my team today but could't get him and Purito.

I would just like to say that the rider values are pretty close to perfect for this Vuelta. There is choice but you cannot have everyone you want. If anything some good riders look a bit cheap, but that may be making it more interesting.

Well Done Dave!

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posted by stevemarks [402 posts]
12th September 2013 - 13:53

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stevemarks wrote:

I would just like to say that the rider values are pretty close to perfect for this Vuelta. There is choice but you cannot have everyone you want. If anything some good riders look a bit cheap, but that may be making it more interesting.

Well Done Dave!

Applause Applause Applause


Agreed - lots of breakaway guys to choose from so a bit more variation in the teams. In hindsight it was good for the fantasy game that Basso (and Zubeldia) dropped out, otherwise there could've been a lot more very similar teams.

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posted by chrisdstripes [1533 posts]
12th September 2013 - 14:56

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Dave Atkinson wrote:
forgot my transfers for the second day in a row Angry

I forgot mine, too... D Oh Sniff! Confused

Vive Le Road.cc Fantasy Cycling Game!

posted by enrique [1479 posts]
12th September 2013 - 15:05

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if i needed them, i have ten tomorrow Party

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7252 posts]
12th September 2013 - 15:12

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Typical i dropped Txurruka for Edet At Wits End

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 [2656 posts]
12th September 2013 - 15:19

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3.4km of Peña de Cabarga to go for Kiriyienka and peloton 4:15 behind... anyone think they'll catch him?

posted by chokofingrz [245 posts]
12th September 2013 - 16:18

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Nibali remains in roja - but by a mere three seconds from Horndog! Valverde still very much in the running too, 1:10 down.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1015 posts]
12th September 2013 - 16:38

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stumps wrote:
Typical i dropped Txurruka for Edet At Wits End

Same, nevermind

could have been worse I guess....6,9,10,11,12,15,16 + Edet, and nothing for Roux! hope he goes tomorrow

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3770 posts]
12th September 2013 - 16:40

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6,7,9,10,11 + KOM points for Edet

Tomorrow looks like a funny old stage - lots of flat, then a bit rolling before the cat 2 summit finish. Might leave the transfers alone and save up for Madrid.

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posted by Ghedebrav [1015 posts]
12th September 2013 - 16:47

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Top 20

1 Vasil KIRYIENKA BLR SKY 32 4:46:48
2 Chris Anker SÖRENSEN DEN TST 29 +28
3 Adam HANSEN AUS LTB 32 +1:18
4 Martin KOHLER SUI BMC 28 +1:34
5 Egoi MARTINEZ DE ESTEBAN ESP EUS 35 +1:42
6 Christopher HORNER USA RLT 42 +1:53
7 Amets TXURRUKA ESP CJR 31 +2:02
8 Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER ESP KAT 34 +2:13
9 Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE ESP MOV 33 +2:13
10 Vincenzo NIBALI ITA AST 29 +2:18
11 Nicolas ROCHE IRL TST 29 +2:18
12 Thibaut PINOT FRA FDJ 23 +2:24
13 Michele SCARPONI ITA LAM 34 +2:24
14 Daniel MORENO FERNANDEZ ESP KAT 32 +2:31
15 Samuel SANCHEZ GONZALEZ ESP EUS 35 +2:36
16 Leopold KONIG CZE TNE 26 +2:36
17 Tanel KANGERT EST AST 26 +2:36
18 Diego ULISSI ITA LAM 24 +2:49
19 Igor ANTON HERNANDEZ ESP EUS 30 +2:49
20 Reinardt JANSE VAN RENSBURG RSA ARG 24 +2:53

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posted by Gkam84 [8657 posts]
12th September 2013 - 16:54

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Waiting for the complaint from Valverde and Nib's getting a penalty (fine) now that Horner is so close for that stupid move he pulled

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posted by Gkam84 [8657 posts]
12th September 2013 - 16:55

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6,9,10,11,12,16 + edet and Pozzy gc points.

Goodness knows how many i lost taking out Txurruka

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 [2656 posts]
12th September 2013 - 16:56

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Serious bias from Vuelta today Egoi Martinez get's the combat award Day Dreaming

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posted by Gkam84 [8657 posts]
12th September 2013 - 17:01

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One winner today and its a female Nerd

1 Fiona41 Fiona41 194

Only a Flecha from a full house

Vicenzo Nibali GC Astana 21
Alejandro Valverde GC Movistar 25
Domenico Pozzovivo KM AG2R La Mondiale 5
Juan Antonio Flecha PC Vacansoleil-DCM 0
Christopher Horner KM RadioShack Leopard 32
Nicolas Roche KM Team Saxo - Tinkoff 20
Chris Anker Sorensen DS Team Saxo - Tinkoff 43
Egoi Martinez De Esteban DS Euskaltel-Euskadi 35
Thibaut Pinot KM FDJ 13

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posted by Gkam84 [8657 posts]
12th September 2013 - 17:25

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she's a female might be slightly more PC.... Well done Fiona! good work and all

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posted by johnny2names [199 posts]
13th September 2013 - 0:00

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Not so sure about that Johnny

I was referring to the winner, It could either be a male or female. Wink

If SHE had won something, then yes, it would become she.

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posted by Gkam84 [8657 posts]
13th September 2013 - 0:15

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ray silvester wrote:
Goats back in....

Out:EBH,VanRensburg,Richeze,Bling.

In:Choo-Choo(break possibility),Lion King(getting stronger) and our two echelon haters Pozzovivo and Pinot(possible stage winners today).

Add them to Nibs,Nico,Valverde,Old Father Time and the current KOM leader.

Pretty damn good to be honest

33rd on the stage and into the top 100 for the Vuelta(90th position).

No changes for friday or saturday barring withdrawals so should have 6 for sundays parade route/sprint(or will it be like that if everything remains 3 seconds apart.....a final day stage win could make all the difference!!)

posted by ray silvester [1727 posts]
13th September 2013 - 11:36

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Thanks!! Big Grin

posted by Fiona41 [3 posts]
13th September 2013 - 15:17

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