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Vuelta 2017:Stage 20: Corvera de Asturias - Alto de l'Angliru 117.5KM *Spoilers*

blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 17,372
edited September 2017 in Pro race
Stage 20: Corvera de Asturias - Alto de l'Angliru 117.5KM

The race reaches it's grand finale with 45kms of blood, sweat and no doubt a few tears.
First off the weather forecast is WET.

Map:
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Profile:
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Climbs:
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Rather than the pointless final kms bit. The pointy end in detail:

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  • Downhill finish, don't know what all the fuss is about ;)
  • Amazingly I have the day off. The stars must have aligned or something.

    This looks good to me
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,934
    Contador's last chance for glory

    Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
    Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone.
    Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
    Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

    The greatest tribute a champion can have bestowed upon him:
    DctMgIn.jpg


    (Personally I reckon there's at least a 50% chance he'll ride again next year)
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 3,120
    Dream scenario: Contador and Froome attack and ride away together. Froome takes the title and Contador does enough to get on the podium, plus takes the stage win.
  • Amazingly I have the day off. The stars must have aligned or something.

    This looks good to me

    I'm have to work on intensive care today but hoping it get done in time to catch the final ascent.

    I think Froome and sky will have enough and does Nibal have enough left int this tank to drop Froome for 1.40?

    Multiple climbs, short stage and wet make it very interesting.
  • Bo DukeBo Duke Posts: 1,058
    Dream finish..... Froome and Berti neck and neck on the run in for the stage, Froome moves over, Berti takes the stage, the glory, the crowd goes wild. Thanks for the memories......
    '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
  • Bo Duke wrote:
    Dream finish..... Froome and Berti neck and neck on the run in for the stage, Froome moves over, Berti takes the stage, the glory, the crowd goes wild. Thanks for the memories......

    Finish line too steep for this but... as above, in final metres the pair shake hands then Bertie edges across the line first; internet then spends next three years arguing if Bertie won, or if he was gifted the win.
  • Bo Duke wrote:
    Dream finish..... Froome and Berti neck and neck on the run in for the stage, Froome moves over, Berti takes the stage, the glory, the crowd goes wild. Thanks for the memories......

    With all the fake back patting and hand holding, a la Lemond and Hinault.
    I'm with Rich in thinking he'll be back next year.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Bo Duke wrote:
    Dream finish..... Froome and Berti neck and neck on the run in for the stage, Froome moves over, Berti takes the stage, the glory, the crowd goes wild. Thanks for the memories......

    With all the fake back patting and hand holding, a la Lemond and Hinault.
    I'm with Rich, he'll be back next year.

    I'd like to think so, wasn't his decision forced by him not getting a decent offer from Trek? I know he hasn't looked like winning a grand tour this year but he's shown he has enough to compete for a Giro or Vuelta if things go his way and nobody has been more visible in this race than him.
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  • Bo Duke wrote:
    Dream finish..... Froome and Berti neck and neck on the run in for the stage, Froome moves over, Berti takes the stage, the glory, the crowd goes wild. Thanks for the memories......

    With all the fake back patting and hand holding, a la Lemond and Hinault.
    I'm with Rich, he'll be back next year.

    I'd like to think so, wasn't his decision forced by him not getting a decent offer from Trek? I know he hasn't looked like winning a grand tour this year but he's shown he has enough to compete for a Giro or Vuelta if things go his way and nobody has been more visible in this race than him.

    He's been riding as if he is in the shop window.
    Depends how much cash he wants, but some teams are bound to be interested.

    I think the top ramps of the Cordal will be where he kicks off today's party piece.

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    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Some Frenchie style photos for his big day.

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    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,380
    RichN95 wrote:
    Contador's last chance for glory

    Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
    Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone.
    Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
    Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

    The greatest tribute a champion can have bestowed upon him:
    DctMgIn.jpg


    (Personally I reckon there's at least a 50% chance he'll ride again next year)

    Ha! A flipping fantastic tribute indeed. Contador should be honoured!
  • cmon Bertie

    I've had my mixed emotions about you over the years

    but fook, I'm going to miss you, and so is cycling

    DO IT TODAY
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 12,672
    cmon Bertie

    I've had my mixed emotions about you over the years

    but fook, I'm going to miss you, and so is cycling

    DO IT TODAY

    I'd been wondering if you had recently joined the fan club.

    He's a short priced favourite for today, but I don't think it will happen.
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,380
    Yeah, frenetic climbing lights up races and embed salient memories. Strictly tens for his style.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,934
    It's raining heavily at the start. Sizeable headwind on the final climb.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • Amazingly I have the day off. The stars must have aligned or something.

    This looks good to me

    I'm have to work on intensive care today but hoping it get done in time to catch the final ascent.


    Yeah well don't rush....... :shock:
  • Cold and wet. Not a Froome day. Anyone managed to get Eurosport player working, wont work on my PC or iPhone.
  • Cold and wet. Not a Froome day. Anyone managed to get Eurosport player working, wont work on my PC or iPhone.
    Couldn't get the Eursport app to cast to TV so am playing app on android phone and casting screen to TV.
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    no Eurosport player! Anyone know of a work around - neither Apple nor PC will load
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    OK android works
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,226
    imatfaal wrote:
    no Eurosport player! Anyone know of a work around - neither Apple nor PC will load

    So I sit down to discover this too!!
    BLLX!
    BLLX!
    BLLX!
    BLLX!
    BLLX!
    BLLX!
  • I had a look.
    Seems I can't log into the player either.

    Not that I need it with Sporza and ES on the tv.

    http://downdetector.co.uk/problems/eurosportplayer

    Many comments about missing the Vuelta and Angry Lou.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,226
    ^not sure I can make it over to yours in time
  • hypsterhypster Posts: 1,183
    A lot of climbing power in the break away group. Trek working hard on the front of the peloton to keep the gap down to one minute.
  • Unbelievable, the one time I got finished early with less patients to see, rush home to watch and find Eurosport player isn't working ffs!!!!
  • ES is working fine on Kodi.
  • c unts
  • OK let's do this!
    Correlation is not causation.
  • hypsterhypster Posts: 1,183
    I'm watching the Danish Eurosport feed on Steephill tv. (Don't speak Danish though!)
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