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Vuelta stage 20 *spoiler*

kleinstrokerkleinstroker Posts: 2,133
edited September 2016 in Pro race
This should be an interesting stage to watch...

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  • I truly hope sky can pull off a minor miracle but either way its going to be an edge of your seat stage. Cant wait :D
  • I hope Bertie will try something as well, Sky to drill it from half way and Froome to attack at bottom of final climb, but unlikely to do so I know
  • Sky moral duty is to attack on the penultimate climb... the classic off the shelf "last 5 Km attack" is not going to yield the 81 seconds Froome needs. Could be a good day...
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    :D On live very soon indeed
  • Sky moral duty is to attack on the penultimate climb... the classic off the shelf "last 5 Km attack" is not going to yield the 81 seconds Froome needs. Could be a good day...

    I've got my fingers crossed for Nairo but would love to see it pan out as you suggest. May the best man win!
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Hope this link works

    Chris Froome is betting everything on Vuelta a España's final mountain day - Cycling Weekly http://po.st/FQbbdt via @cyclingweekly
  • Given their palmares, both of them should be willing to risk blowing completely and losing a podium slot for a chance of the win. Should be another good day.
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Quintana doesn't need to risk blowing, he just needs to follow.
  • Joelsim wrote:
    Quintana doesn't need to risk blowing, he just needs to follow.

    It might not be mutually exclusive.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • davidofdavidof Posts: 2,446
    The gradients on the final climb look better for Froome's style of riding.
  • norvernrobnorvernrob Posts: 1,424
    Sky to drill it, Froome to attack early to get rid of Movistar domestiques and leave Quintana on his own into a headwind.

    Or more likely, Sky aren't strong enough and Quintana loses very little time.
  • I think Quintana has problem got Froome covered no matter what but would be great to see fireworks on the final climb.
  • This stage has been rubbish so far.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 12,663
    100m into the stage and no GC action yet
  • Movistar have sucked the life out of this stage.
    What an incredibly dull race.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Let's be honest, they won't do anything until 2k to go, then Froome will attack, Quintana will know he's got the race won and limit him to 30 seconds gain, if that
  • Let's be honest, they won't do anything until 2k to go, then Froome will attack, Quintana will know he's got the race won and limit him to 30 seconds gain, if that

    In all probability.

    At the moment, as soon as a Sky rider attacks, Movistar stick 4 blokes on the front.
    Hardly a surprise.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • TheBigBean wrote:
    100m into the stage and no GC action yet

    Oh Bean.. :lol:
  • Apparently Kruijswijk has made it into this break. I'd be surprised.
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 3,846
    Puccio dragging Froome, Quintana & Valverde clear
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 3,846
    Peloton dragged them back again... only 150+kms to go!!
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 12,663
    Looks like it is all coming back together.
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    It's somewhat unpredictable so far.
  • It doesn't help that we have Kirby adding to the confusing.

    Kennaugh has dropped back..........so of course he appears up front.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • So, after all that animation, we are yet to establish a settled break.
    Movistar have chased down and marked out every move All without using up a single domestique.

    Of course, this not being July and another team..................
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  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Nairo only has a couple with him now, wonder if Froome is trying to isolate him
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 3,846
    Froome's not got many either
  • Peloton finally out for a coffee ride.
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 3,846
    5 Movis + Quintana, 6 Sky + Froome, 5 Stinkys + Contador, and each has one in the break
  • Have to be more attacks on the unclassified climb to try and soften up movistar.
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