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La Vuelta, Stage 2, *Spoilers*

RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
edited August 2013 in Pro race
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That first climb might be insignificant for the GC, but with the likelihood that the stage winner will take the overall, it might be an opportunity for one of the less prominent teams such as Caja Rural, NetApp & Vancansoleil-DCM to go for the KOM jersey. The stage finish is an 11km ascent up to Alto do Monte da Groba.

PTP favourites Purito, Valverde and LL Sanchez; but Sky might surprise a few with Henao or Cataldo going for an early stage win.

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  • I reckon Basso and the Cannondale guys will have a good go today too, could do with bouncing back strong from the poor TTT
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    I'm interested to see how Betancur goes after the illness someone mentioned yesterday. I love him as a rider, like Quintana he is exciting.
  • ThomThomThomThom Posts: 3,574
    Not a very difficult climb is it. Reckon a fast guy like Tiralongo could do something.
  • CrampeurCrampeur Posts: 1,065
    Breakaway of 3; Alex Rasmussen, Greg Henderson and Francisco Llorente of Caja Rural at 13 minutes
  • jam1ejam1e Posts: 905
    Is it not Aramandia of Caja Rural? I'm sure that's what ES said earlier and I've been cheering him on since as he's in my fantasy team...
  • CrampeurCrampeur Posts: 1,065
    jam1e wrote:
    Is it not Aramandia of Caja Rural? I'm sure that's what ES said earlier and I've been cheering him on since as he's in my fantasy team...
    His full name is Francisco Javier Aramendia Llorente, its the same guy but I went for the wrong surname...
  • jam1ejam1e Posts: 905
    Ah that makes sense, either way if he gets some Sprint/KOTM points for me he can call himself what he wants!
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Sharon perhaps
  • CrampeurCrampeur Posts: 1,065
    Gap down to 4.50 and falling rapidly with 20km to go.
  • CrampeurCrampeur Posts: 1,065
    Now 2.20 as the peloton touches 60+ kph
  • Peloton are really getting a move on and the remains of the gap is being demolished.

    Almost to the foot of the climb to the finish now.
  • CrampeurCrampeur Posts: 1,065
    Break caught
  • CrampeurCrampeur Posts: 1,065
    Amets Txurruka attacks
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    S Sanchez out the back door, sums up the carrots.
  • CrampeurCrampeur Posts: 1,065
    So is Henao...
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Heano as well.
  • Damn, Henao got dropped
  • dsoutardsoutar Posts: 1,746
    Henao gone too
  • CrampeurCrampeur Posts: 1,065
    Konig goes for it
  • CrampeurCrampeur Posts: 1,065
    Moreno, Roche, Pozzovivo and Konig all together in front
  • CrampeurCrampeur Posts: 1,065
    Roche takes it, Moreno 2nd, Pozzovivo 3rd
  • TurfleTurfle Posts: 3,762
    Nico! Very nice.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Movistar no where, LOL

    Happy for Roche to take that win

    Early days so not expecting long rangers but Konig first to show some balls. The WT teams should educate themselves on him as I bet they say the strip, thought 'chancer' and let the gap get too big
    Contador is the Greatest
  • jam1ejam1e Posts: 905
    Field promotion for Uran?
  • So Nibs in red after day 2?
  • cescocesco Posts: 252
    I have to admit: when Moreno went, I didn't give him much chance. Then when Roche went, I thought: what an idiot. What a powerhouse. Good rider, well done!

    Also: Anton? Sammy Sanchez? Henao? Not sure what to make of that.
  • Give me moreGive me more Posts: 487
    edited August 2013
    jam1e wrote:
    Field promotion for Uran?

    has to be I guess if Sky actually want to compete. From what I can see on the Vuelta site Henao's still not listed and even if he's in the next group of riders to be processed he's going to be like 2mins down on the day at best.

    e: 2:41 down.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,579 Lives Here
    If you thought the leader's battle in the tour was boring.....
  • ThomThomThomThom Posts: 3,574
    If you thought the leader's battle in the tour was boring.....

    Eh, wut?
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    ThomThom wrote:
    If you thought the leader's battle in the tour was boring.....

    Eh, wut?


    I see exactly what Rick is saying, but Rick you forget: The Tour was only boring because a Sky rider leading it.
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