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Vuelta 2021- Stage 11: Antequera > Valdepeñas de Jaén, 133.6km *SPOILERS*

mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
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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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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448

    "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_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,191
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

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  • jimmyjamsjimmyjams Posts: 489
    Don't have time to contribute much today, but …..


    The stage route

    A hilly stage, 134 kms long and with 2250 m of climbing. The only categorised climb is the Puerto de Locubin, a cat 2 climb, its summit being 8 kms before the finish, 6 kms of which are downhill. But then the final 2 kms are extremely steep, more than 20% in places.


    Favourites

    A stage for a successful break?

    3* Bardet, Mäder, Verona, Carr
    2* Bouchard, Poels, Carapaz, LL Sanchez, Matthews
    1* Craddock, Padun, Vanhoucke, Taaramae, Cort, Calmejane

    I was going to include Aranburu, but this morning I heard he was a DNF yesterday – needed stitches to his knee after a crash.


    Local food

    Choto a la caldereta (stewed young goat)

    Pipirrana (a chilled salad of tomato, green pepper, carrot and cucumber, with added mashed boiled eggs and seasoned with mint, olive oil and sherry vinegar)

    Pollo a la Secretaria (which translates as 'bank clerk's chicken' – chicken and vegetable stew)

    Rin Ran (potatoes cooked with red peppers till both soft enough to mash, to which are then added chopped olives and shallot, and cooked, filleted and crumbled cod, with a dash of olive oil. It is then served with chopped boiled egg on top)




    Structure of the Day

    The Alcazaba of Antequera, at the start town. This is a large rectangular fortified complex or fortress, with a couple of streets and gardens inside it, and two towers, one of which could act as a keep. It was built on the ruins of a Roman citadel by the Moors to protect themselves from Christian raids in the 14th century.



  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    The bottom looks dam near 30 % stuff then really eases off .. position is going to count a hell of a lot .... Street view ?
    "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
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 17,777
    2011, Purito winning up this climb.

  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 7,078
    jimmyjams said:

    century.



    Wow. that is quite a sight.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 29,604
    Irn Bru and Philipsen are out
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,191
    Magnus Cort in the break. Surprised he didn't get a star or two above 😉

    2 minutes, but Jumbo seem to be riding, even though Roglic is out of the red, must fancy the wall sprint
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,604
    Burgos caught between an irate DS wanting them to get someone in the break that's 1' 30" up the road and a peloton that want to be able to take it easy for a couple of hours and aren't impressed at the pace getting pushed back up after letting the break go. They should have just left one of the Burgos riders go off chasing potatoes.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    Break at 2 mins . It's looks really hot
    "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
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,220
    Cricket's going well so far...
  • JimD666JimD666 Posts: 408
    Who's Manon Llyod commentating for? Keep seeing her pop up on the predictions part of the feed but never actually seem to hear from her.
  • dabberdabber Posts: 1,737
    Just saw David Moncoutié give his prediction on ES.... David is in my bad books at the moment. He took one of my (very) KOMs away a week ago. :(:p
    “You may think that; I couldn’t possibly comment!”

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  • jimmyjamsjimmyjams Posts: 489

    Magnus Cort in the break. Surprised he didn't get a star or two above 😉

    Could have made the same joke about Vanhoucke. Especially as yesterday he came in very last. :)
    He was in the two dozen strong group of sprinters, Pidcock, Kron and others.

    My tips yesterday included 5 or 6 who were in the break, but in the end none of the half-a-dozen made yesterday's podium, so I don't think it will be any better today, with only this small-size break and only a little way up the road.
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 9,635
    JimD666 said:

    Who's Manon Llyod commentating for? Keep seeing her pop up on the predictions part of the feed but never actually seem to hear from her.

    No one sadly, though I did say in another thread I thought she should be given a chance - if she wants to of course.

    She is one of the main GCN presenters, hence why she gets called upon for predictions now and then.
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  • jimmythecuckoojimmythecuckoo Posts: 4,558
    dabber said:

    Just saw David Moncoutié give his prediction on ES.... David is in my bad books at the moment. He took one of my (very) KOMs away a week ago. :(:p

    But at least we know he did it clean !
  • dabberdabber Posts: 1,737

    dabber said:

    Just saw David Moncoutié give his prediction on ES.... David is in my bad books at the moment. He took one of my (very) KOMs away a week ago. :(:p

    But at least we know he did it clean !
    Lol... He must have made a lot of enemies the day he took mine as he cleaned up about 20 KOMs on his ride. But taking mine he was probably going up having a beer.... no artificial aids required.
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  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 17,777

    Magnus Cort in the break. Surprised he didn't get a star or two above 😉

    2 minutes, but Jumbo seem to be riding, even though Roglic is out of the red, must fancy the wall sprint

    It's absolutely made for him.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    I never had a kom
    "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
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,220

    I never had a kom

    Protip - make your own really specific segment...
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    The red jersey hung on 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
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    edited 25 August

    I never had a kom

    Protip - make your own really specific segment...
    I suspect it's really getting hard to find one 😉
    "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
  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 9,635
    Is today's stage worth watching - if so, from how far out?
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  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 4,356
    Typical Roglc finish. Don't know why Mas slowed to chat to him when he should have pushed on and seen if he could crack Roglic.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 17,777
    daniel_b said:

    Is today's stage worth watching - if so, from how far out?

    Last 10km was good. Don't know about the start.
  • amrushtonamrushton Posts: 1,040

    Typical Roglc finish. Don't know why Mas slowed to chat to him when he should have pushed on and seen if he could crack Roglic.

    It's Movistar, like a proxy team for Primoz. Want a tow or someone chased down? We'll do it.
  • jimmyjamsjimmyjams Posts: 489

    Typical Roglc finish. Don't know why Mas slowed to chat to him when he should have pushed on and seen if he could crack Roglic.

    I wondered if they were discussing whether to let Cort stay ahead, although it might also have been that Mas said to Roglic 'Well you could say something about nearly pushing me into the barriers few seconds ago'.
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 4,356
    Has Dan Lloyd left his shoes at home today?
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,254
    in case anyone came here looking for the results

    Rog
    Mas +3
    Superman +5
    Haig +7
    AYates +7
    Bardet +7
    Grossschartner +7
    Vlasov +7
    Bernal +11
    Eiking +11
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,191
    Damn.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
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