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La Vuelta, Stage 6, *Spoilers*

knedlickyknedlicky Posts: 3,097
edited September 2013 in Pro race
After only 12 km, Tony Martin out on his own has a 3 min lead.
Maybe he's having a day of practice for the WC TT?
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  • The TT's not for another week Tony!
  • victorponfvictorponf Posts: 1,187
    Km 41, 7 min 14 seg

    Mollema take 1 seg in the intermediate sprint
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  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    I think he did this last year in the Vuelta too.

    The Vuelta left Galicia yesterday - goodbye lush green landscapes and windy roads, hello dry empty plains and dead straight dual carriageways
  • knedlickyknedlicky Posts: 3,097
    FJS wrote:
    I think he did this last year in the Vuelta too.
    Seems to me, Martin fairly frequently does this, in one-day races too, and always to no avail.
    After a maximum of about 7-20 at around 50 km, Martin's lead has gradually since been reducing and at about 75 km, it was down to 5-40.
  • Bo DukeBo Duke Posts: 1,058
    Can't believe how poor international tv coverage is. I haven't seen a single stage whereas with the TdF and Giro I watched every minute. Heartbroken. If the Vuelta wants to step up into Tour and Giro qudos they have to completely review their media strategy. Gutted here, its like the race doesn't exist.
    'Performance analysis and Froome not being clean was a media driven story. I haven’t heard one guy in the peloton say a negative thing about Froome, and I haven’t heard a single person in the peloton suggest Froome isn’t clean.' TSP
  • MrTapirMrTapir Posts: 1,206
    Surely its not the organiser but the tv channels? ITV4 and Eurosport have got the rights, but ITV only shows highlights and it seems only to be on ES2, which means no one (i.e me) can watch it on Sky Go.

    By the way who is the 'TSP' quoted in your signature?
  • ^ it's from the latest "the secret pro" article

    http://cyclingtips.com.au/2013/07/the-s ... e-edition/
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Elissonde and Barguil are doing pretty well on GC so far.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • Bo DukeBo Duke Posts: 1,058
    ^ it's from the latest "the secret pro" article

    http://cyclingtips.com.au/2013/07/the-s ... e-edition/
    It sure is. I was very upset the degree and extent of stick poor old Froome got in the Tour, scandalous so when I read that article I thought 'there's a poke in the eye if ever I saw one'. Well done Froome.

    Now come on Sky, get your act together in the Vuelta.
    'Performance analysis and Froome not being clean was a media driven story. I haven’t heard one guy in the peloton say a negative thing about Froome, and I haven’t heard a single person in the peloton suggest Froome isn’t clean.' TSP
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Bo Duke wrote:
    Can't believe how poor international tv coverage is. I haven't seen a single stage whereas with the TdF and Giro I watched every minute. Heartbroken. If the Vuelta wants to step up into Tour and Giro qudos they have to completely review their media strategy. Gutted here, its like the race doesn't exist.

    Where are you? The Vuelta gets ITV4 highlights here, which is more than the Giro has ever got.
  • MrTapirMrTapir Posts: 1,206
    Der Panzerwagon's lead is cut to a few seconds now. 15k left.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    What a performance from the Panzerwagon. PURE POWER.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • This is an insane effort from Tony, I was expecting him to just pack it up and fall back into the pack about 10-20k ago.
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

    Oof. Gutted.
  • pitchshifterpitchshifter Posts: 1,476
    OMG that was tense.. Such a shame for Martin...
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    edited August 2013
    So cruel...... :shock:

    Unbelievably impressive effort by Martin. Big applause. Wiggins will have a challenge on his hands next month...
  • Insane

    and so cruel on the line
  • TurfleTurfle Posts: 3,762
    Stupid peloton. If it's Tony Martin, don't leave the catch until the final 3k!
  • CrankbrotherCrankbrother Posts: 1,695
    Impressive legs ... shame his head didn't match them ... WTF did he keep looking back for?

    Nice job by Fabu to stick one to the immediate competition ...
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Oh what a huge shame for cycling fans globally. If they had any class they wouldn`t have taken him.

    Anyway Big Tone can sit back and know he is the only one in the peloton that can do a solo ride like that then cap it off with with a 20k TT a bloc. Pure heavyweight.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    Impressive legs ... shame his head didn't match them ... WTF did he keep looking back for?

    Nice job by Fabu to stick one to the immediate competition ...
    What are you talking about? Almost keeping the peloton off with such a small margin, after a long solo effort is incredible; nothing wrong with his head.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    This was after the TTT
    tumblr_ms3t31riXR1qacyk6o2_500.jpg
    Contador is the Greatest
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    simpsons_nelson_haha.jpg
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    awesome display of power mind
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • cescocesco Posts: 252
    Actually I am relieved. For a minute I believed that we were going to witness the impossible. Thank god Spartacus still respects the laws of nature.
  • MrTapirMrTapir Posts: 1,206
    I'm quite impressed he still managed to finish 7th.
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,843
    No gifts!
    Half man, Half bike
  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    Stage 6 Results
    DEN 1 MORKOV, Michael (SAXO-TINKOFF) 3:54:15
    ARG 2 RICHEZE, Maximiliano Ariel (LAMPRE-MERIDA)
    SUI 3 CANCELLARA, Fabian (RADIOSHACK LEOPARD)
    USA 4 FARRAR, Tyler (GARMIN SHARP)
    ESP 5 FLECHA GIANNONI, Juan Antonio (VACANSOLEIL-DCM)
    AUS 6 MATTHEWS, Michael (ORICA GREENEDGE)
    GER 7 MARTIN, Tony (OMEGA PHARMA - QUICK-STEP)
    BEL 8 MEERSMAN, Gianni (OMEGA PHARMA - QUICK-STEP)
    BEL 9 GILBERT, Philippe (BMC RACING)
    AUS 10 BROWN, Graeme (BELKIN PRO CYCLING)
    FRA 11 PETIT, Adrien (COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS)
    ITA 12 LASCA, Francesco (CAJA RURAL - SEGUROS RGA)
    NOR 13 BOASSON HAGEN, Edvald (SKY PROCYCLING)
    CAN 14 BOIVIN, Guillaume (CANNONDALE)
    NED 15 SINKELDAM, Ramon (ARGOS-SHIMANO)
    AUT 16 SCHORN, Daniel (NETAPP - ENDURA)
    FRA 17 SOUPE, Geoffrey (FDJ)
    NZL 18 HENDERSON, Greg (LOTTO BELISOL)
    ITA 19 PAOLINI, Luca (KATUSHA)
    AUS 20 TANNER, David (BELKIN PRO CYCLING)

    General Classification after Stage 6
    ITA 1 NIBALI, Vincenzo (ASTANA PRO TEAM) 22:38:07
    USA 2 HORNER, Christopher (RADIOSHACK LEOPARD) + 3
    IRL 3 ROCHE, Nicolas (SAXO-TINKOFF) + 8
    ESP 4 ZUBELDIA AGIRRE, Haimar (RADIOSHACK LEOPARD) + 16
    ESP 5 VALVERDE BELMONTE, Alejandro (MOVISTAR TEAM) + 21
    CRO 6 KISERLOVSKI, Robert (RADIOSHACK LEOPARD) + 26
    COL 7 URAN URAN, Rigoberto (SKY PROCYCLING) + 28
    ESP 8 MORENO FERNANDEZ, Daniel (KATUSHA) + 31
    POL 9 MAJKA, Rafal (SAXO-TINKOFF) + 38
    CZE 10 KREUZIGER, Roman (SAXO-TINKOFF) + 42
  • thomthomthomthom Posts: 3,574
    Gutted for Martin but it would have been imbarrassing if he hadn't been caught.

    You know the selection of decent sprinters is poor when Mørkøv wins the mass sprint. But very happy for the man. You can only beat the riders who are on the startlist. And he got to show that perfect national jersey of his as well.

    Yay!
  • CrankbrotherCrankbrother Posts: 1,695
    FJS wrote:
    Impressive legs ... shame his head didn't match them ... WTF did he keep looking back for?

    Nice job by Fabu to stick one to the immediate competition ...
    What are you talking about? Almost keeping the peloton off with such a small margin, after a long solo effort is incredible; nothing wrong with his head.

    If he doesn't look back a minimum of 4 times in the last KM he wins ... So kind of his own fault ...
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