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Vuelta Stage 1 TTT *Spoiler*

thegibdogthegibdog Posts: 2,106
edited August 2016 in Pro race
So it looks like the Vuelta starts today with the now usual TTT. Other than it not seeming to be on a beach this year I don't have any other details, but thought there should be a spoiler thread.

Spoiler: The World's best cyclist is riding MTB at the 'Lympics tomorrow.

I'll leave it to others to comment on what's going on in Spain as Eurosport Player has broken again and since Carlton is commentating I can't be bothered to try to fix it.

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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,524
    Orica on the top step currently

    Got it on silent so I don't have to hear Kirby... (also watching Stranger Things which is pretty excellent)
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 23,487
    thegibdog wrote:
    Spoiler: The World's best cyclist is riding MTB at the 'Lympics tomorrow.
    I'm pretty sure Valverde is at the Vuelta
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  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,702
    SKY 7sec down on BMC at the moment, but only 1sec behind Orica who are leaders in the clubhouse. Should be close.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,524
    Movistar on the top step now
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,702
    Had Froome being doing a lot of work? Looked to be struggling at the end.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,702
    Somehow SKY are first, Tinkoff slow.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,702
    Kennaugh in leaders jersey.
  • ProssPross Posts: 23,266
    Magnus sounded grumpy and fed up with Carlton on the commentary. He got stuck into a few comments!
  • JSCLJSCL Posts: 1,259
    inseine wrote:
    Kennaugh in leaders jersey.

    Puccio I thought? But seeing reports of Pete too, so god knows.

    Surprising result there, but great to see. 52 secs for Bertie in deficit already.
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 23,487
    GC for the top contenders:

    Froome
    Quintana s.t.
    Valverde s.t.
    Chaves +8s
    Yates +8s
    Kruijiswijk +28s
    Contador +52s
    Lopez +58s
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  • RichN95 wrote:
    GC for the top contenders:

    Froome
    Quintana s.t.
    Valverde s.t.
    Chaves +8s
    Yates +8s
    Kruijiswijk +28s
    Contador +52s
    Lopez +58s


    Contador already has a Vuelta mountain to climb.
    He's fortunate that there are so many.
    Surely Froome will fade over the course of 3 weeks, given he's had virtually no break?
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  • RichN95 wrote:
    GC for the top contenders:

    Froome
    Quintana s.t.
    Valverde s.t.
    Chaves +8s
    Yates +8s
    Kruijiswijk +28s
    Contador +52s
    Lopez +58s


    Contador already has a Vuelta mountain to climb.
    He's fortunate that there are so many.
    Surely Froome will fade over the course of 3 weeks, given he's had virtually no break?


    I'd expect him to. Wouldn't be surprised to see him losing time on a summit finish way before week 3. Looked ragged at the end there

    The Bertettes TTT was shocking
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 23,487
    Surely Froome will fade over the course of 3 weeks, given he's had virtually no break?
    It's hard to tell. Maybe he's had a week and a half off and needs to ride into the race.
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  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 10,909
    Well I for one was not expecting that result.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,524
    Ach shame Contador lost so much so early. Hope to see some big attacks from him later on.
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Yep. Contador gone already, no one to help him in the mountains either. Chaves, Kruijswijk will be fairly content. Froome looked done at the end. Lopez unfortunate with the mechanical.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,524
    Well I'm glad I put an e/w on Kruijswijk - but shame about my PTP... Needed those GC points...
  • thegibdogthegibdog Posts: 2,106
    RichN95 wrote:
    thegibdog wrote:
    Spoiler: The World's best cyclist is riding MTB at the 'Lympics tomorrow.
    I'm pretty sure Valverde is at the Vuelta
    He is, but I don't see how that relates to what I said? :)

    Think I'm going to stick with highlights on ITV4.
  • I think Froome has voluntarily put in the back to bring back Konig otherwise they would have been only 4 on the finish line instead of looking dead at the end.
  • deejaydeejay Posts: 3,138
    Pross wrote:
    Magnus sounded grumpy and fed up with Carlton on the commentary. He got stuck into a few comments!
    I turned the TV on to hear "er" - "ump" - "er" and thought just how bad ES commentary has got and they put the worst pairing on for a GT race and my comments are far more grumpy than Maggie.
    Such a waste that gets so much Mute,that every picture will tell a story. :cry::cry:
    I feel brave enough to say they are worse by far than Phil Ligget & Paul Sherwin.
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  • deejay wrote:
    Pross wrote:
    Magnus sounded grumpy and fed up with Carlton on the commentary. He got stuck into a few comments!
    I turned the TV on to hear "er" - "ump" - "er" and thought just how bad ES commentary has got and they put the worst pairing on for a GT race and my comments are far more grumpy than Maggie.
    Such a waste that gets so much Mute,that every picture will tell a story. :cry::cry:
    I feel brave enough to say they are worse by far than Phil Ligget & Paul Sherwin.



    I think there are better ex-pro commentators out there, but I genuinely think Maggy struggles with having to deal with the inanities that emerge from Carlton's gob
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