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Pro Tour Pundit - Vuelta a Espana

afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
edited September 2007 in Pro race
Final GT of the year, and probably the last opportunity for anyone to make up big points. Race starts Saturday with a fairly short flat(tish) stage.

As ever, the Vuelta has a mixed bag of stage profiles, with the opening 3 stages looking quite lumpy and the first mountain top finish on day 4.

Full stage profiles: ... 1.html?e=p

Provisional start list: ... x.html?e=p

85 points are awarded for a 1st place GC pick, and go right down to 20th place overall. Stage points are available each day, with 8, 4 and 2 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.


  • Hi folks.

    Overall: Carlos Sastre
    Stage 1: Tom Boonen
    Stage 2: Alessandro Petacchi
    Stage 3: Oscar Freire
    Stage 4: Carlos Sastre

    Cy'all next week!

    Cheers, Andy
  • Richrd2205Richrd2205 Posts: 1,267
    Overall: Sastre
  • GreggyrGreggyr Posts: 1,075
    Overall - Cadel Evans

    Stage 1 - Big Magnus
    Stage 2 - Boonen
    Stage 3 - Petacchi
  • Hi,

    Overall : Cadel Evans

    Stage 1: Tom Boonen

    Thanks :D
  • overall.....Jose Angel Gomez Marchante
    stage 1 Bennati cheers
  • yaceyace Posts: 351
    Overall: Samuel Sanchez

    Stage 1: Oscar Freire
  • mangamanmangaman Posts: 704
    Overall : Menchov

    Stage 1 : Petacchi
  • andypandyp Posts: 9,009
    Overall: Carlos Sastre

    Stage 1: Tom Boonen
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Overall ; J. A . Gomez Marchante,
    Stage 1 ; A. Petacchi,
  • calvjonescalvjones Posts: 3,850
    Clean Tour Pundit or not, I just can't bear to be cheering for Cadel again, and Sastre leaves me cold hence:

    GC: The little Welsh Prince, Damiano 'Dai' ap Cunego

    I mean, he has high HCT naturally so no need to dope, right?

    Stage 1: Greipel

    Stage 2: Boonen

    Strava is not Zen.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 26,297
    edited August 2007
    Overall - Carlos Sastre

    Stage 1: Petacchi
    Stage 2: Boonen

    (NOTE: Selection changed on Friday afternoon)
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • NoodleyNoodley Posts: 1,725
    GC: Sastre
    stage 1: Freire
    stage 2: Boonen
  • graham56graham56 Posts: 634
    GC: Sastre
    Stage 1: Boonen


    It`s a state of mind.
  • dave_1dave_1 Posts: 9,512
    Overall-Cadel Evans

    stage 1 Boonen

    stage 2 Freire

    Stage 3-Boonen
  • Mr BumbleMr Bumble Posts: 572
    Oh dear not sure about this one:

    Overall: Sammy Sanchez
    Stage 1: Oscar Friere
  • Overall: Carlos Sastre

    Hmmm but it doesn't seem quite as mountainous as normal, so I don't think he'll win...but he's bound to be top 3ish.

    Stage 1: Allan Davis
    Stage 2: Erik Zabel
  • weyayemanweyayeman Posts: 1,141
    Im not brave enough to go for Karpets but Im sure he will do well so
    Sammy Sanchez for overall please
    stage 1 Petacchi
    How son yee divent need gaan doon the Pit,coz thas plenty coal in the coal hoose
  • Stephen SorbaStephen Sorba Posts: 1,036
    Overall: Evans
    Stage one: Petacchi
    'e pur si muove
  • alanmcn1alanmcn1 Posts: 531
    Cunego, as a prep for his shot at the tour de france next summer, though after this months Procycling am not sure i have faith in any race containing a spanish or italian rider :(
    Robert Millar for knighthood
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 26,297
    Note: I've made a change to my selection (page 1 Aug 30 15:57), I case AFX has been putting his spreadsheet together already.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Overall : Tom Danielson

    Stage 1 : Petacchi
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • BronzieBronzie Posts: 4,927
    Overall: Cunego
    Stage 1: Boonen
    Stage 2: Bennati
  • scwxx77scwxx77 Posts: 1,469
    Overall: Denis Menchov
    Stage 1: Tom Boonen
    Winner: PTP Vuelta 2007 :wink:
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,844
    I'm banking on a lot of Spanish riders not finishing (for whatever reasons)...

    Overall: Scott Davis
    Stage 1: André Greipel
    Half man, Half bike
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Overall: Sastre.
    Stage 1: Petacchi
  • laurencecplaurencecp Posts: 3,866
    Overall: Sam the man Sanchez

    stage 1: Oscar the cat Friere

    <font>"When the earth is ripe all the worms wake up, with their stars \'n\' stripes and their swastikas"
    "I may not go to heaven, i hope you go to hell" </font>
  • LangerDanLangerDan Posts: 6,132
    Overall: Carlos Sastre ( the Mastre of Disastre)

    Stage 1: Petacchi
    'This week I 'ave been mostly been climbing like Basso - Shirley Basso.'
  • skutskut Posts: 371
    Overall: Evans
    Stage1: Boonen
  • Overall : Oscar Pereiro

    Stage 1 : Erik Zabel
  • timoid.timoid. Posts: 3,133
    Overall: Cunego
    Stage 1: Petacchi
    Stage 2: Petacchi
    It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.
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