La Vuelta, Stage 10: Jurançon > Pau 03/09/2019 - 36,2 km *Spoilers*

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La Vuelta, Stage 10: Jurançon > Pau 03/09/2019 - 36,2 km

The Vuelta a España serves an individual time trial in Pau. Just like the Tour de France did. The chrono race in the Vuelta amounts to 36.2 kilometres. The combination Pau and La Vuelta is not as usual as the combination Pau and La Grande Boucle. Almost yearly the French grand tour visits the town in the Pyrenees’ foothills. In fact, it is the most visited place in the race’s history.

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So, for the first time in the history of the Spanish Grand Tour, the French city of Pau decided to welcome the Vuelta for a day of racing in the département Pyrénées-Atlantiques, with La Vuelta and the Tour de France are doing exactly the same thing in Pau, namely organising an individual time trial.
While the individual time trial on the Tour featured some punchy slopes, the route of the Vuelta’s ITT will be longer and the uphills less steep.

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However, as usual with La Vuelta, it's way more "hilly" than what it actually looks like on the official profile.
The first climb appears straight after the start – 2.6 kilometres at 6.1%.

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The other one goes to the village Saint-Faust. This one is 2.3 kilometres long and slopes at 5% before continuing onto a false flat of approximately 1 kilometre. Another false flat section leads onto the final kilometre.

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There are 525m of climbing over those 36k, which means that it's significantly harder than in the past couple of years, while being considerably longer that the one in this year's Tour.

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The startlist for tomorrow, with starting times. The last 20 riders going off at 2 minute intervals, which probably means that Roglic won't catch Lopez before half way!

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The top 10.
157 16-27 Teuns Dylan, Bahrain-Merida
158 16-29 Kelderman Wilco, Sunweb
159 16-31 Majka Rafał, Bora-Hansgrohe
160 16-33 Edet Nicolas, Cofidis
161 16-35 Hagen Carl Frederik, Lotto-Soudal
162 16-37 Pogačar Tadej, UAE Team Emirates
163 16-39 Valverde Alejandro, Movistar
164 16-41 López Miguel Ángel, Astana
165 16-43 Roglič Primož, Jumbo-Visma
166 16-45 Quintana Nairo, Movistar

Favourites 10th stage 2019 Vuelta a España

*** Primoz Roglic
** Wilco Kelderman, Thomas De Gendt, Tony Martin
* Vasil Kiryienka, Ion Izagirre, Benjamin Thomas

Jurançon
Unprecedented departure

7,113 inhabitants

After a well-deserved rest day, La Vuelta will spend the whole day in France for the third time in the race’s history, following the first two stages held in 2017. The riders will start from Jurançon, riding among the vineyards that bring international renown to this small commune in southern France. Jurancon owes its worldwide reputation to its white wines (a dry one AOC since 1975 and a sweet one AOC since 1936). Jurancon wines were favourites of King Henry IV and of novelist Colette. Legend has it that Henry IV was baptised with jurançon and garlic. The leading grapes used in the making of jurancon are Small and Large Manseng.

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Jurançon is the birthplace of alpine skier Annie Famose, who won two medals at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble and later founder the ski resort of Avoriaz in the Alps.

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Pau
Unprecedented Vuelta finale

77,600 inhabitants
A frequent location in the Tour de France, Pau will welcome the peloton of La Vuelta in 19. There is a long list of cyclists that have ridden to victory in this city. The honour board includes names ranging from Fausto Coppi to Marcel Kittel, including others such as Sean Kelly, and more recently Arnaud Démare, who was the first across the finishing line in Pau in the 2018 Tour de France.

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Specialties: garbure (soup),
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poule au pot (hen in the pot), foie gras, magret and other dishes derived from duck and goose, honey, coucougnettes du Vert Galant (almond chocolate sweets), Verdier chocolates,
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Francis Miot jam, le « Russe » (The Russian, almond cake with praline), ossau-iraty (cheese),
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wines (Jurançon, Madiran, Pacherenc).
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  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,153
    Time trials are a bit dull, so here's a quick quiz question. Which World Team has gone the longest since their laat Grand Tour stage win?
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • hypster
    hypster Posts: 1,229
    I don't know why so many people have a downer on time trials. For me, to win a grand tour you have to be the best all-round rider not just somene who just happens to weigh sub-60kg and can go up mountains quickly.
  • r0bh
    r0bh Posts: 2,194
    RichN95 wrote:
    Time trials are a bit dull, so here's a quick quiz question. Which World Team has gone the longest since their laat Grand Tour stage win?

    Ineos
  • RichN95 wrote:
    Time trials are a bit dull, so here's a quick quiz question. Which World Team has gone the longest since their laat Grand Tour stage win?

    AG2R?
  • salsiccia1
    salsiccia1 Posts: 3,725
    RichN95 wrote:
    Time trials are a bit dull, so here's a quick quiz question. Which World Team has gone the longest since their laat Grand Tour stage win?

    Dimension Data?
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,153
    r0bh wrote:
    RichN95 wrote:
    Time trials are a bit dull, so here's a quick quiz question. Which World Team has gone the longest since their laat Grand Tour stage win?

    Ineos
    Correct. Last win: Thomas on Alpe d'Huez. That's dominance for you.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,153
    hypster wrote:
    I don't know why so many people have a downer on time trials. For me, to win a grand tour you have to be the best all-round rider not just somene who just happens to weigh sub-60kg and can go up mountains quickly.
    They're absolutely necessary, but not great to watch.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • r0bh
    r0bh Posts: 2,194
    RichN95 wrote:
    r0bh wrote:
    RichN95 wrote:
    Time trials are a bit dull, so here's a quick quiz question. Which World Team has gone the longest since their laat Grand Tour stage win?

    Ineos
    Correct. Last win: Thomas on Alpe d'Huez. That's dominance for you.

    :lol:
  • Cavagna with an off the planet time. 1 minutes 39 seconds faster than the old leader, his national champ Ben Thomas.
    Dominant DQS at it again.

    Ed Theuns gone to hospital after crashing.
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  • Mad_Malx
    Mad_Malx Posts: 5,004
    Bevin for CCC knocks Cavagna off the seat by couple of seconds.
  • Mad_Malx
    Mad_Malx Posts: 5,004
    All started now.
    Looks like Bevin staying put until the last few.
  • Rolic already has 19 seconds on Quintana and 29 on Lopez, who is going to lose a packet.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/vu ... /situation

    it's a beautiful thing. Looks like Quintana already losing a bucketload of time.
  • https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/vuelta-a-espana/2019/stage-10/today/situation

    it's a beautiful thing. Looks like Quintana already losing a bucketload of time.

    Lopez is even worse. Going to be caught between the first and second check points, I reckon.

    Pogacar fastest and the first check point.
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  • I fear that this GT will be all over at the end of the TT, with Solvenia mirroring Ineos at Le Tour.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Did Pogacar just lose 40 seconds to Bevin between T1 and T2?

    Rule No.10 // It never gets easier, you just go faster
  • Mad_Malx
    Mad_Malx Posts: 5,004
    Valverde looking likely to be Movi GC leader after this
  • inseine
    inseine Posts: 5,786
    Is Lopez now well ahead of Quintana? Confusing half following it via the ticker
  • inseine
    inseine Posts: 5,786
    Valverde closing on Podacar
  • Mad_Malx
    Mad_Malx Posts: 5,004
    Quintana going to finish close to Pogacar on GC today
  • inseine
    inseine Posts: 5,786
    Poor for Lopez, worse for Quintana. Podacar early good but faded. Valverde Ok ish
  • Roglic crushes the lot of them. Jumbo joining in on the GC domination act.
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  • dabber
    dabber Posts: 1,926
    Will Lopez get penalised for sitting on Roglic's wheel when he was overtaken?
    “You may think that; I couldn’t possibly comment!”

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  • Mad_Malx
    Mad_Malx Posts: 5,004
    Dabber wrote:
    Will Lopez get penalised for sitting on Roglic's wheel when he was overtaken?

    It did look iffy. Lopez followed every time Roglic moved across the road.
  • m.r.m.
    m.r.m. Posts: 3,341
    Most likely Lopez won't be punished. He should be though. 5 seconds is a sufficient penalty I think.
    PTP Champion 2019, 2022 & 2023
  • Mad_Malx wrote:
    Dabber wrote:
    Will Lopez get penalised for sitting on Roglic's wheel when he was overtaken?

    It did look iffy. Lopez followed every time Roglic moved across the road.

    I actually thought Lopez initially made an effort to avoid being in his slipstream but then had to follow him round the corner to take the correct line. But on the finishing straight he stuck to his slipstream like it was a two up TT. His time needs adjusting as he had to be more than 2 minutes in arrears as well

    Rule No.10 // It never gets easier, you just go faster
  • ridgerider
    ridgerider Posts: 2,851
    Roglic crushes the lot of them. Jumbo joining in on the GC domination act.
    Jumbo have been here before in recent GTs and it's all gone a bit Pete Tong...i hope Bianchi aren't getting a red bike ready just yet!
    Half man, Half bike
  • phreak
    phreak Posts: 2,906
    James Knox the best placed Brit on GC, down in 20th place. Best placed INEOS rider is 40th, which is pretty awful, even with a subpar team.
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,153
    phreak wrote:
    James Knox the best placed Brit on GC, down in 20th place. Best placed INEOS rider is 40th, which is pretty awful, even with a subpar team.
    I expected Kiryienka to have go at it, but if you're not a specialist or riding GC this is just another rest day.
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  • phreak
    phreak Posts: 2,906
    RichN95 wrote:
    phreak wrote:
    James Knox the best placed Brit on GC, down in 20th place. Best placed INEOS rider is 40th, which is pretty awful, even with a subpar team.
    I expected Kiryienka to have go at it, but if you're not a specialist or riding GC this is just another rest day.

    What's the deal with TGH? Thought this was supposed to be a test for him to see how he can perform as a leader. Granted his chances of GC have now largely gone, but given that leadership will involve working hard most days rather than resting up for stage hunting, it seems strange for him to come in around 80th place or thereabouts. Their Giro wasn't great, but their Vuelta has been rank awful. With the likes of Kwia and Moscon seemingly well below par as well, it hasn't been a great year all told imo.