Vuelta 2021-stage 10: Roquetas de Mar > Rincón de la Victoria -189km *SPOILERS*

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"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
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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,805



    "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
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,231
    edited August 2021
    All along the coast into the costa del sol until a little detour inland to go up a climb with a section of 4.5km at over 9% average. 17km descent into the finish.

    Looks like a day when there'll be a fight to get in the breakaway, which we won't get to see.

    Should be a bit of action for the GC seeing who attacks Roglic up another steep climb.

    Start at 11:15 BST, KM0 at 11:47 BST, TV coverage starts at 13:50 BST
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,615
    OK guys.

    Start town, near the Punta Entinas – Sabinar, a unique "biosphere"



    Finish in a lesser known part of the Costa del Sol




    Local food, mainly known for everything being deep fried ( no doubt part of the love affair brits have with it).


    Puntillitas battered and fried.

    Must also mention Gazpacho - there are mainly versions of this all over the world but the Andalucian version is the one that has captured the global attention.



    local booze, well, Sierra de Malaga is the local wine around there - some of the oldest vinyards in the world.



    It is also of course in the region where sherry is very popular (albeit a little more west).



  • Ben6899
    Ben6899 Posts: 9,686
    Will start watching the Vuelta today (head's been a shed and I haven't really focused on anything for about three weeks). So thanks for the thread starter, chaps.

    The little lump at the end will make for an interesting stage, I reckon.
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  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,750
    edited August 2021
    Nerja was luvverly. Caves are something special too, and you get a view of that aqueduct on the way. Too hot for me in the summer though.
    Would be a nice location in the other 3 seasons. Some nice nippy climbs going inland.

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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,805
    By the power of forum combined ....
    "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: 16,805
    Feeling Matthews in the mix
    "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
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,490
    The Huevos a la Flamenca looks delicious.
  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,105

    Feeling Matthews in the mix

    The team believe this is one of their best chances for a stage win.



  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,805
    He has been climbing really well
    "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
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,231
    No break after 70km.

    I can't see this one sticking: Attack by CARAPAZ Richard (INEOS Grenadiers)
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,231
    Peloton split. May need a klaxon
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,231
    Might still be a race going when the TV cameras switch on.

    Jakobsen in the second peloton, 48 seconds back. Not good news for anyone's breakaway hopes.
  • Nerja Aqueduct = Accidental Wes Anderson
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,805

    Nerja Aqueduct = Accidental Wes Anderson

    Absurdly so . It's a strange aesthetic
    "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: 16,805
    This split sticking?
    "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: 16,805
    Trentien and arunpuro made the cut no Matthews
    "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
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,231
    Yep, again, minutes before we get coverage, the break goes.

    AG2R-Citroen: Bouchard, Calmejane, Champoussin
    Alpecin-Fenix: De Tier
    Astana-Premier Tech: Aranburu, LL Sanchez
    Bora-Hansgrohe: Benedetti, Schachmann
    Caja Rural-Seguros RGA: Lastra, Amezqueta
    Cofidis: Martin, Jesus Herrada
    Deceuninck-Quick Step: Vansevenant
    Euskaltel-Euskadi: Azparren
    EF Nippo: Camargo, Craddock, Keukeleire
    Groupama-FDJ: Le Gac
    Ineos Grenadiers: Van Baarle, Narvaez
    Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert: Eiking
    Lotto Soudal: Vermeersch
    BikeExchange: Howson, Schultz
    Team DSM: Arensmann, Storer, Tusveld
    Trek-Segafredo: Elissonde
    UAE Team Emirates: Oliveira, Trentin
  • Do they not think a review of the Vuelta so far could be better placed once today's race has settled down?
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,231

    Yep, again, minutes before we get coverage, the break goes.

    AG2R-Citroen: Bouchard, Calmejane, Champoussin
    Alpecin-Fenix: De Tier
    Astana-Premier Tech: Aranburu, LL Sanchez
    Bora-Hansgrohe: Benedetti, Schachmann
    Caja Rural-Seguros RGA: Lastra, Amezqueta
    Cofidis: Martin, Jesus Herrada
    Deceuninck-Quick Step: Vansevenant
    Euskaltel-Euskadi: Azparren
    EF Nippo: Camargo, Craddock, Keukeleire
    Groupama-FDJ: Le Gac
    Ineos Grenadiers: Van Baarle, Narvaez
    Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert: Eiking
    Lotto Soudal: Vermeersch
    BikeExchange: Howson, Schultz
    Team DSM: Arensmann, Storer, Tusveld
    Trek-Segafredo: Elissonde
    UAE Team Emirates: Oliveira, Trentin

    Cort in there as well, Camargo dropped with a mechanical.
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,231
    This is why it has seemed a bit underwhelming. That's at least two days when the TV coverage has missed well over an hour of good racing. Now they've got live coverage, there's nothing much going to happen for another hour.
  • Dorset_Boy
    Dorset_Boy Posts: 6,919
    Initially when they went live the screen went blank and stayed that way for a number of minutes.
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,231
    They are saying now that it couldn't have been predicted that it was going to be a tough start to today's racing. With that finish it was always going to be a day when everyone wanted a go in the break, because the sprint teams weren't going to chase.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,490
    Typically my Astana breakaway specialist pick is not in the front group while other options I considered are (Narvaez was nearly my wildcard pick but thought he'd be under orders).
  • Carlton (seeing a couple of riders stretching their legs by getting out of the saddle): "Sean, a bouncing day, I think you might say..."

    WTF?
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,490
    Quite lumpy despite only having one categorised climb. Is it a headwind and both the break and peloton look really slow.
  • twotoebenny
    twotoebenny Posts: 1,433
    Pross said:

    Typically my Astana breakaway specialist pick is not in the front group while other options I considered are (Narvaez was nearly my wildcard pick but thought he'd be under orders).

    yeah, PTP shortlist of 4 riders for me this morning 3 are in breakaway... my choice isnt!!!
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,805
    Martin drifting back into the GC
    "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
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,311
    Not seeing the stage start is annoying when there's a fight to get in the break, but let's face it, most Vuelta stages are 100km of dual carriageway followed by a bump or two of varying sizes
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