La Vuelta 2020 - Stage 13: Muros > Mirador de Ézaro - 33,7 km ITT *Spoilers*

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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,558
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,558
    edited November 2020
    inseine said:

    As this sort of TT become more common there must be scope to design a do it all bike. Even it were a bit slower of one part of the course, not having to change definitely saves time

    @inseine

    Variable position handle bars that transition and extension eject mechanism?
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • notquite6foot
    notquite6foot Posts: 248
    edited November 2020
    Cavagna changes to his road bike. Looked like a decent switchover.

    About 42:45 under the red kite - should take the lead by 1 and a half minutes, more or less.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,558
    Froome doesn't look like a guy who is going to win the tour next year
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,558
    RichN95. said:

    Pross said:

    Another brutal Vuelta hill to finish the TT.
    Bike changes at the bottom again?

    Was wondering the same . I should think so, they did for the one in the the Tour at La Planche and that was less severe wasn't it albeit longer?

    la Planche is 16 minute. ClimbThis won’t be, but I’m not sure you’d get up it on TT bike that you would use for the first 30km. It’ll be more about changing gears than bikes.
    Did they really do the planche in 16 min .. one forgets how madly fast these guys are .
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • 47:37 for Cavagna, so he takes the lead. That last kilometer took almost 5 minutes.
  • Looks like Froome is also riding the TT bike the whole way.
  • amrushton
    amrushton Posts: 1,254

    Froome doesn't look like a guy who is going to win the tour next year

    Think people have been saying that every time they watch him ride (aka pushing a shopping trolley). Lets see what 8 months brings

  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,198
    amrushton said:

    Froome doesn't look like a guy who is going to win the tour next year

    Think people have been saying that every time they watch him ride (aka pushing a shopping trolley). Lets see what 8 months brings

    Doesn't look like he's riding this full gas though does it.
  • Koen de Kort and Chris Froome in a mock sprint to the line. Never seen that in a time trial before.
  • Nelson Oliveira (one of three Oliveiras, no relation to the other two) is the quickest at the first check with 14:37. The course suits him - he missed out on a WCh medal in Bergen by 7 seconds IIRC.
  • Looks as if Nelson Oliveira is heading for the hot seat.
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  • And he gets the best bike change of all the stage contenders thus far.
  • notquite6foot
    notquite6foot Posts: 248
    edited November 2020
    46:49 by Oliveira is now the time to beat.

    Will Barta level pegging at both intermediates.
  • And he shaves 9 seconds off (46:40). Only Rog is a possible spoiler for the stage, I think.
  • notquite6foot
    notquite6foot Posts: 248
    edited November 2020
    Carthy has started quickly - 11 seconds behind Barta at the first check. 2 seconds quicker than Rog.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,937
    edited November 2020
    Edit.
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  • Carthy and Roglic neck a neck with the rest losing significant time.
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  • notquite6foot
    notquite6foot Posts: 248
    edited November 2020
    Carthy 18 seconds behind Barta at the second check, just a second behind Rog. They're the two fastest GC guys right now.
  • notquite6foot
    notquite6foot Posts: 248
    edited November 2020
    Rog appears to be gaining on all his GC rivals at a quicker rate now.

    Pretty slick bike change for Carthy. Just as good a change for Rog, if not a tad better.
  • larkim
    larkim Posts: 2,474
    Has Roglic learned his lesson and now wont blow on the final climb, instead he's held back and will decimate the others?
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  • larkim said:

    Has Roglic learned his lesson and now wont blow on the final climb, instead he's held back and will decimate the others?

    Kind of looks that way.
    A much better bike change although his pusher needs more practice.
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  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,187
    So far Carapaz is the one that is overachieving I feel
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  • Good change for Carapaz too. The top three are looking set to move further ahead of D Martin / Mas.
  • notquite6foot
    notquite6foot Posts: 248
    edited November 2020
    Mas 48:22
    Martin 47:56
    Carthy 47:04
    Roglič 46:39 (and stage win #4 by a second!)
    Carapaz 47:28
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,198
    Roglic by 1 second...
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,187
    edited November 2020
    GC
    Roglic
    Carapaz 0.39
    Carthy 0.47
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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,937
    edited November 2020
    But for something unforeseen, there's just one GC day left.
    Gutted for Barta.
    Would have meant far more than one second to him.
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  • salsiccia1
    salsiccia1 Posts: 3,725
    I think that is game, set and match to the ski jumper
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • roscoe
    roscoe Posts: 470
    I reckon Carapaz will be happy with that. I honestly thought Rog would take a minute and a half out of him.