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La Vuelta 15 #10 Valencia / Castellón **SPOILERS**

imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
edited September 2015 in Pro race
First an update on poor Kris Boeckmanns http://www.lottosoudal.be/update-kris-boeckmans/?lang=en
More than 24 hours after the severe crash of Kris Boeckmans in yesterday’s Vuelta stage, further tests showed that the serious injuries are under control and that there is a small positive evolution.


Withdrawals before and during yesterdays stage (hope that's all - cannot see any others rumoured)
215 STUYVEN Jasper TFR DNS
209 SAGAN Peter TCS DNS
94 DEGAND Thomas IAM withdrawal

Valencia / Castellón
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No images of the mountain passes on La Vuelta site - think this is the correct version from a spanish fan site

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Would be a perfect stage for those who can get over a climb and yet still sprint it out later - Sagan, Bouhanni...ahh perhpas not.

It is 17 km from the summit to the finish line - a minute gap over the top, hell-defying descending, and no sprinters teams to chase; go on be brave in you PTP choice and go for a breakaway specialist - TdG to score one for his injured colleague?
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  • kingstoniankingstonian Posts: 2,847
    Thanks for posting the update, glad to hear there have been some positive signs for Boeckmanns.
  • EnacheVEnacheV Posts: 235
    Sky has 3 riders (Boswell, Puccio, Henao) in a 40 man break. Earlier Kirienka tried to.

    Nice from Froome not to confiscate this team for himself and let absolutely everyone (except Knees till now :D) do whatever they want. Free for all at Sky.
  • EnacheVEnacheV Posts: 235
    and it's shaping as another epic day
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Dario Cataldo, Matteo Montaguti, Sergio Henao, Carlos Verona, Riccardo Zoidl, Tiago Machado, Daniel Navarro, Peter Velits, Lawson Craddock, Rubén Plaza, Martijn Keizer, Luis León Sánchez, Larry Warbasse, Imanol Erviti, David Arroyo, Natnael Berhane, Jurgen Van den Broeck, Romain Hardy, Tsgabu Grmay, Andrey Amador, Pello Bilbao, Eduard Vorganov, Carlos Quintero, Maxime Monfort, Ian Boswell, Salvatore Puccio, Benjamin King, Kenny Elissonde, Stephen Cummings, Cameron Meyer, Amael Moinard, George Bennett, Darwin Atapuma, Ángel Madrazo, Mickael Cherel, Davide Villella, Rodolfo Torres, Johannes Frohlinger, Jérôme Cousin and Jay McCarthy
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  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,785
    Plaza is my PTP pick so glad to see him there, but all the usual suspects as well; big group.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Caught. Trek and Giant the chasers to do so.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    3rd youngest rider in the WT, Ewan, has retired.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    If there are bonus seconds at the sprint then Froome just took some I think.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    BMC's De Marchi goes for it on the climb with Sicard in pursuit. Sky, Tinkoff and Movistar have all their leaders at the front.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    FDJ's Kinky Kenny gives it a twerk and is in hot pursuit. Some old chap from IAM is snapping at his heels.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    22km, 13 secs to those to and 37 secs to the peloton.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    The old chap is fellow Frenchie Coppel and is now leading the charge with Elissonde hanging on to his rear for all he's got.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    The Frenchman has dug deep and the gap to the two advance party is crumbling.

    Just as little Elly has had enough and decides to give it some gas. Poor Coppel is caught holding the bag.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Killer Kenny is riding on fury - he catches the two interlopers and spins his little legs to drop them.

    Angliru winner is now solo with a 50m gap and 35 secs on the peloton with 20ks.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Craddock turned himself inside out for the 90kg Dutch leader of the Vuelta, who comes up, taps him on the side and then takes over the front of the race to crush them a la 100kg Indurain.

    Just as Brambilla goes for one off the front of the peloton.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    edited August 2015
    Umm, so now the red jersey leader is...dropping them on the descent. I suppose his bulk is coming in handy here.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 31,648
    Sky has 3 riders (Boswell, Puccio, Henao) in a 40 man break. Earlier Kirienka tried to.

    Nice from Froome not to confiscate this team for himself and let absolutely everyone (except Knees till now :D) do whatever they want. Free for all at Sky.


    At what point does a break become a split in the peloton?
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    The plucky French kid from Longjumeau (long twin) has been caught by Sicard and De Marchi.

    According to the gps, Tom D is going 62 km/h and has halfed the gap to the three leaders...
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Heano crashes hard. Kiriyenka has stopped for him.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 31,648
    Henao down and a bit cut up. Kiri waiting for him but can't see him getting back by the finish.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    A 50 rider peloton is 10 secs behind the three leaders with 6km to race.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    5 secs with 5km. Good effort boys, thanks for the show Kenny Elly.
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  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,592
    Craddock turned himself inside out for the 90kg Dutch leader of the Vuelta, who comes up, taps him on the side and then takes over the front of the race to crush them a la 100kg Indurain.

    .

    :lol:

    Thanks for the race and weightwatcher's updates all, little else to follow with today.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Tom D is chasing all the moves here. Either he fancies himself in the sprint or Degenkolb is lurking.
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  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,592
    ^all being mostly ff.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    1.5km, 30 riders.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Final km and a Jumbo goes for it but spends more time looking backwards so is inevitably caught.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    edited August 2015
    Interestingly it is a MTN rider who wins the sprint.
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  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 11,318
    That was a little lacklustre in the sprint department.

    Was that a win for MTN though? :D
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