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Vuelta Stage 5 *Spoilers*

bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,084
edited August 2016 in Pro race
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Lugo looks nice:

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Currently raining which could make the sprint interesting as it looks like there are a lot of corners on the run in.

Breakaway consists of Machado of Katusha and Morice of Direct Energie with 5-odd minutes at ~90km.
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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,084
    Machado on his own with around 70km and a ~4 minute advantage
  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,652
    Surprising every year the lack of talk on the threads for the Vuelta!
  • mfin wrote:
    Surprising every year the lack of talk on the threads for the Vuelta!

    Reflects the lack of action.
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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,084
    Yeah hasn't been so amazing, yet...

    A lot of the Tour stages were equally dull to be fair.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,084
    Machado at 5'25" at 53km - just right for the catch...
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 9,303
    I have the cricket on, so no comment from me. I'm hoping bobmcstuff is going to let me know when the action starts.
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Yeah, it's not the best example of a stage, it wouldn't attract any new fans, except perhaps those like BS who like an afternoon nap.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 9,303
    14km to go. Time to change channels. Looks like it is all together.
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,725
    The lack of commentary on Vuelta threads is pretty standard... the usual post-tour lull (delayed this year due to the Olympics). I reckon the threads will heat up as we head into week 3(particularly if Froome is in with a chance :P)

    Chapeau Bob for keeping things going!
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 9,303
    Gilbert attacks from Clarke's wheel. 1.9km to go
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 9,303
    Gilbert and Clarke together.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 9,303
    Back together.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 9,303
    Was it Kruijswijk down? He looked broken.

    Meersman. Late Bouhanni move on the line, but otherwise fairly straightforward.
  • hypsterhypster Posts: 1,188
    Froome on the back of the sprint group?
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 9,303
    Was that Contador on the deck? Looked like his profile.
  • JSCLJSCL Posts: 1,259
    Yup, Kruiswijk and looks like Contador too for me. Looking like a Nairo vs Froomey Vuelta now.

    On another note, if Nacer had of finished that sprint like Meersman did, I reckon he'd have been DQ'd.
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  • hypsterhypster Posts: 1,188
    edited August 2016
    Two Movistar in sprint group also, couldn't see if Valverde was one. Probably why Froome was chasing.

    Yeah, just confirmed Valverde in 6th
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 9,303
    Apparently (Cycling news) it is Manuele Boaro.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 9,303
    Complete aside. Leopard Trek need to pay €2m to Frank Schleck
  • JSCLJSCL Posts: 1,259
    hypster wrote:
    Two Movistar in sprint group also, couldn't see if Valverde was one. Probably why Froome was chasing.

    Yeah, just confirmed Valverde in 6th

    Looked like Valverde and Nairo.
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  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 2,515
    Valverde finished 5th, Froome just outside top 10, but they'll ll get the same time won't they due to the late crash?
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 9,303
    Result:

    1 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step
    2 Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
    3 Kévin Reza (Fra) FDJ
    4 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Astana Pro Team
    5 Zico Waeytens (Bel) Team Giant-Alpecin
    6 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team
    7 Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
    8 Jean-Pierre Drucker (Lux) BMC Racing Team
    9 Kenneth Van Bilsen (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
    10 José Gonçalves (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
  • hypsterhypster Posts: 1,188
    Quintana (13th) was the other Movistar rider in the sprint group so it looks like Froome has lost a few seconds to Valverde and Quintana.
  • Nothing at all happens for 3 hours and then collarbone carnage in the final 3kms.
    Vive La Vuelta.
    Gaps won't stand, even if it means no red for Piti.
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,914
    Chaves went down, but not badly hurt. Froome avoided the crash (it was right by him)
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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,084
    TheBigBean wrote:
    I have the cricket on, so no comment from me. I'm hoping bobmcstuff is going to let me know when the action starts.
    Sorry I rather stupidly made the mistake of trying to drive home at 4pm, only just got back...
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,725
    No where on the stage today AFAIK but it is good to see Pip back in Belgian Champion colours.

    Surely that's a big part of why EQS signed him for next year :P

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  • hypsterhypster Posts: 1,188
    General Classification after Stage 5
    ESP 1 VALVERDE BELMONTE, Alejandro (MOVISTAR) 17:40:20
    GBR 2 FROOME, Christopher (SKY) + 9
    COL 3 QUINTANA ROJAS, Nairo Alexander (MOVISTAR) + 10
    COL 4 ATAPUMA HURTADO, Darwin (BMC RACING) + 34
    ESP 5 SANCHEZ GONZALEZ, Samuel (BMC RACING) + 44
    GBR 6 KENNAUGH, Peter (SKY) + 1:48
    ITA 7 BRAMBILLA, Gianluca (ETIXX - QUICK STEP) + 1:51
    FRA 8 CALMEJANE, Lilian (DIRECT ENERGIE) + 1:58
    ESP 9 FERNANDEZ, Ruben (MOVISTAR) + 2:38
    GBR 10 YATES, Simon (ORICA-BikeExchange) + 2:41
    CZE 11 KONIG, Leopold (SKY) + 2:43
    ITA 12 SCARPONI, Michele (ASTANA) + 2:51
    BEL 13 HERMANS, Ben (BMC RACING) + 3:01
    ESP 14 MORENO FERNANDEZ, Daniel (MOVISTAR) + 3:03
    SUI 15 WYSS, Marcel (IAM CYCLING) + 3:06
    USA 16 TALANSKY, Andrew (CANNONDALE) + 3:12
    FRA 17 HARDY, Romain (COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS) + 3:14
    BEL 18 DE CLERCQ, Bart (LOTTO SOUDAL) + 3:17
    ESP 19 CONTADOR VELASCO, Alberto (TINKOFF) + 3:23
    FRA 20 LATOUR, Pierre-Roger (AG2R LA MONDIALE) + 3:24
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,914
    ^^ That's the GC before they adjusted the times due to the crash. Atapuma got the red jersey on the podium.
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  • hypsterhypster Posts: 1,188
    RichN95 wrote:
    ^^ That's the GC before they adjusted the times due to the crash. Atapuma got the red jersey on the podium.

    Someone needs to tell steephill then.
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