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PTP 2019: 39th Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian - Sat 03/08

ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,761
edited August 2019 in Pro race
So, looking for something more challenging than post-Tour crits?

How about...

Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian

Who has something left after the Tour?
Who is finishing off their prep for the Vuelta?
Who has made this their target for the year?
Who has a contract renewal coming up?

Official Website / Unofficial Website

Route

A Startlist

Previous winners
2018 | ALAPHILIPPE Julian
2017 | KWIATKOWSKI Michał
2016 | MOLLEMA Bauke
2015 | YATES Adam
2014 | VALVERDE Alejandro
2013 | GALLOPIN Tony
2012 | SÁNCHEZ Luis León
2011 | GILBERT Philippe
2010 | SÁNCHEZ Luis León
2009 | KREUZIGER Roman

Picks in by 12 noon SATURDAY please
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,021
    edited July 2019
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    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,761
    All I know about San Sebastian is that I spent one very cold night there in a tent in the early 80's.
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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,021
    ridgerider wrote:
    All I know about San Sebastian is that I spent one very cold night there in a tent in the early 80's.

    Me too! Came over from Biarritz and the weather was foul.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 1,646
    Got a busy few days coming up, can I pick Simon Yates for San Sebsatian please
    PTP Champion 2019
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,761
    Bowman for me...
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  • red.riderred.rider Posts: 398
    Alejandro VALVERDE

    Thanks!
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 3,932
    Mikel Landa
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,903
    Bauke Mollema
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • Alejandro Valverde for me please
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 1,646
    ALAPHILIPPE Julian

    please
    PTP Champion 2019
  • d_o_gd_o_g Posts: 286
    ALAPHILIPPE Julian

    Also.

    Thanks
  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,638
    Valverde
  • FCE2007FCE2007 Posts: 709
    Simon Yates please.

    Cheers.
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  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 1,646
    m.r.m. wrote:
    ALAPHILIPPE Julian

    please

    Changing to Valverde please. Sorry for the inconvenience.
    PTP Champion 2019
  • DialatronDialatron Posts: 684
    Valverde pls
    Old, fat and that's just the bike.
  • drhaggisdrhaggis Posts: 785
    The route's changed for this year and, other than the final muur, which I've done only downhill, I've cycled all of it. There's no longer a circuit to climb Jaizkibel twice (Yay!), which instead is linked to combine clockwise with Erlaitz (YAY!). This combination is a very popular local route in either direction.

    I suspect the organiser had trouble previously with the last riders and the first ones out of Murgilbide almost meeting back in San Sebastian, as the loop was quite short. Instead, cyclists now will go up the same hill using an easier route, but go all the way out to Orio, a nearby village, through a very narrow descent. I'm unsure how a full peloton will fit there.

    From there, there are about 15 flat-ish km back to Murgilbide, the same muur from the last few years, and the quick descent to the finish.

    My take is that, despite the improvements, Jaizkibel + Erlaitz are too far from the finish, and those 15 flat km followed by the steep wall will inhibit breakaways from anyone other than the invited teams. All will be decided in the last 10 km. Despite 227 km and >5000 m total ascent.
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 2,508
    Valverde pls
  • Valverde
    "A cyclist has nothing to lose but his chain"

    PTP Runner Up 2015
  • rozzer32rozzer32 Posts: 3,297
    Valverde
    ***** Pro Tour Pundit Champion 2018, 2017 & 2011 *****
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 9,289
    S Yates please
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,761
    And a change to De plus for me.
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  • Alejandro Valverde please
  • ProssPross Posts: 22,152
    Adam Yates please
  • indypindyp Posts: 732
    Simon Yates pls
  • Simon Yates please, thanks.
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,725
    Valverde please
  • Alaphilippe pls
  • Bauke Mollema

    Rule No.10 // It never gets easier, you just go faster
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,761
    That's it, PTP book closed
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  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,761
    Results for Clasica San Sebastian

    Mollema did his duty for ContrelaMontre and RichN92, and who knows how valuable those 2 Valverde points will be at the end of the season...

    A race to be remembered for Evenepoel's first WT win?

    San Sebastian Scores Here

    Next stop on the PTP Tour...it's the BinkBank Tour from 12th-18th August with your host bobmcstuff
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