La Vuelta 2019, Stage 17: Aranda de Duero > Guadalajara 11/09/2019 - 219,6 km *Spoilers*

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  • Gilbert takes it after Bennett goes super early and gets overhauled.

    Quintana 10sec or so back, so the clock starts.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,196
    Gilbert takes it after Bennett goes super early.

    Quintana 10sec or so back, so the clock starts.
    Yeah, I thought he had gone way too early there.
  • He had little option, with Gilbert waiting to launch.
    Bennett can't get out of Bora quick enough.
    Mugged by the DQS 5.
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  • Cycling is a complex sport in which Movistar race against themselves, and at the end of the race Quickstep win
  • richard_t._biscuit
    richard_t._biscuit Posts: 246
    edited September 2019
    Quintana takes 5.20. Into 2nd I think.

    Wow.
  • Quintana takes back 5'-20" Knox 5'-23"
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  • That was absolutely wild. What a mad ride from Movistar - can't wait to see what effect it has on the legs the next couple of days.
  • Poptart242 wrote:
    That was absolutely wild. What a mad ride from Movistar - can't wait to see what effect it has on the legs the next couple of days.

    At least half of Movistar looked as fresh as a daisy.
  • Gilbert says he was running 54/11 and spinning out at 110rpm in places
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,517
    Mad_Malx wrote:
    Gilbert looking promising for worlds?

    Did already given his previous stage win.

    A good Vuelta is important for a lot of riders who want to do well in the early part of the following season

    #striveforfive. :mrgreen:
  • Glad DQS took the win after that.
  • Mad_Malx
    Mad_Malx Posts: 5,001
    Mad_Malx wrote:
    Gilbert looking promising for worlds?

    Did already given his previous stage win.

    Yeh - the ? was a mistake.
    A good Vuelta is important for a lot of riders who want to do well in the early part of the following season
    #striveforfive. :mrgreen:

    Was thinking about that one too.
  • Poptart242 wrote:
    That was absolutely wild. What a mad ride from Movistar - can't wait to see what effect it has on the legs the next couple of days.

    At least half of Movistar looked as fresh as a daisy.

    Apols, meant the effect on their rivals!
  • Poptart242 wrote:
    Poptart242 wrote:
    That was absolutely wild. What a mad ride from Movistar - can't wait to see what effect it has on the legs the next couple of days.

    At least half of Movistar looked as fresh as a daisy.

    Apols, meant the effect on their rivals!

    I know - TJV obviously looked shagged, but Movistar have plenty to hit them with.
  • He had little option, with Gilbert waiting to launch.
    Bennett can't get out of Bora quick enough.
    Mugged by the DQS 5.

    Not a bad audition if DQS are thinking of signing him. Makes the selection on a brute of a day. Like he said the ohher day he has a good threshold/VO2 max for a sprinter and should maybe look more at classics.

    Definitely needs out of Bora though. Tour and Spring Classics should be his aims
  • After all that, Lopez has been handed a 10 second penalty.
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  • salsiccia1
    salsiccia1 Posts: 3,725
    Cycling is a complex sport in which Movistar race against themselves, and at the end of the race Quickstep win

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    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,147
    After the stage I listened to this morning's Cycling Podcast with George Bennett. He said that today would be the biggest danger as it could split in the winds, but the mountain stages were "Movistar put two guys up and bridge across as it seems they race themselves a little bit and their lack of cohesion has played in our favour quite a lot"
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  • blimey what a stage. It could be an epic worlds :). Valverde, Gilbert, OLD SCHOOL HARD.
  • Ineos with 4 riders in the final, 26 man front group managed 15th place as their best result.
    DQS with 5, managed 4 in the top 10.
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  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,052
    i hope the highlights show the moment of the break
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  • Great stage
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,706
    edited September 2019
    RichN95 wrote:
    After the stage I listened to this morning's Cycling Podcast with George Bennett. He said that today would be the biggest danger as it could split in the winds, but the mountain stages were "Movistar put two guys up and bridge across as it seems they race themselves a little bit and their lack of cohesion has played in our favour quite a lot"
    According to the guys on the Wiggins podcast Quintana is hard to get on with and not popular in the peloton.
    Valverde seemed to prove the point today. :wink:
    Maybe as simple as he is leaving and is unsupported except by loyal lieutenants.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
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  • thegibdog
    thegibdog Posts: 2,106
    I think Valverde took the shine off Movistar’s “perfect tactics” party line by dragging Roglic to the finish...
  • inseine
    inseine Posts: 5,786
    It was interesting how Millar wrestled with understanding the tactics. He tought they nearly pulled a blinder by shattering the red jersey group. In the end they didn't loose or gain much time from that point so I guess it's hard to say if it work, though he thought it didn't it the end. Michelton Scott dragging the group back together was maybe a surprise and then Astana drove the group. Moviestar had three guys helping Quintana so it wasn't like the team were all for Valverde. In think two on the podium is a great result. maybe they'll do a Ineos and we'll all eat our words.
  • dabber
    dabber Posts: 1,926
    After all that, Lopez has been handed a 10 second penalty.

    What was the penalty for?
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  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,706
    Dabber wrote:
    After all that, Lopez has been handed a 10 second penalty.

    What was the penalty for?
    Hand sling.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
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  • Some of the strava stats coming out for that stage are absolutely mental.
  • philbar72
    philbar72 Posts: 2,229
    thegibdog wrote:
    I think Valverde took the shine off Movistar’s “perfect tactics” party line by dragging Roglic to the finish...
    as in he'd rather Roglic win than Quintana? it almost seems that way.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,517
    thegibdog wrote:
    I think Valverde took the shine off Movistar’s “perfect tactics” party line by dragging Roglic to the finish...

    He says that the attack they made towards the end was to shake off the doemstiques of the other teams and disrupt the chase.