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Vuelta 2021- Stage 16: Laredo > Santa Cruz de Bezana, 180km *SPOILERS*

mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,912
edited August 2021 in Pro race
In a rush
"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: 12,912

    "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: 12,912
    Last sprint stage .
    "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
  • andypandyp Posts: 9,103

    Last sprint stage .

    Assuming the sprinter's teams want to control the race all day. Not sure who is left with the team to do that, apart from DQS.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,912
    andyp said:

    Last sprint stage .

    Assuming the sprinter's teams want to control the race all day. Not sure who is left with the team to do that, apart from DQS.

    you could be right but really depends who infiltrates the break. if some guy threatening the top ten gets in a break wanty will chase. i think they are hoping for a top ten at the end.

    maybe best for wanty to keep the break in range and elicit help from dqs. cofidis may assist

    otoh hand wanty may get MEINTJES in the break which seems to be there sneaky plan b.

    otooh too many teams want a break


    "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: 21,967
    andyp said:

    Last sprint stage .

    Assuming the sprinter's teams want to control the race all day. Not sure who is left with the team to do that, apart from DQS.
    It's the only hope FDJ have as well, surely.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,912

    andyp said:

    Last sprint stage .

    Assuming the sprinter's teams want to control the race all day. Not sure who is left with the team to do that, apart from DQS.
    It's the only hope FDJ have as well, surely.
    I forgot about them
    "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: 12,912
    Demare has been making a right hash of the endings
    "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: 21,967
    Crash - Martin and Mas involved.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,912
    Oh FFS
    "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: 12,912
    FDJ taking control
    "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: 12,912
    5 riders with 2 mins on the peloton ...best placed rider on GC Two hours down . Up to the sprinters to control
    "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: 12,912
    See you all in a few hours ?
    "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
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 64,407 Lives Here
    Lonely work this, covering the Vuelta.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,912
    People are burnt out ... forum has been in decline for a long time ....Youtube can supply all the analysis we used to have as a strong USP back in 2009 ... Cycling is a sport that requires explanation and there are myriad good sources for getting that. In the day before your lantern rouges and what not a lot of people would pop in here for insight .... Then brexit which caused deep rifts in this community hammered views flight of the gammons .... Covid brought a mini revival but now .... ?

    On top of that This is not a stellar edition of the vuelta
    "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: 21,967

    See you all in a few hours ?

    Yes, if they're only being allowed a couple of minutes, there's no real risk of interest.

    Looks likely to be mostly a tail wind then a head wind to finish, so worse news for the break. One for half an eye only.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 21,967
    Ciccone abandons.
  • andypandyp Posts: 9,103

    Ciccone abandons.

    He was involved in a crash earlier and cut his knee quite badly, according to the team.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,912
    Break close enough for a rider to.try and bridge ...
    "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: 21,967

    Break close enough for a rider to.try and bridge ...

    Vanhoucke makes it across after attacking on the climb. Not sure why.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,912
    Peloton splitting on unclassified climb . UAE. Putting pressure on .
    "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: 12,912
    Sprinters struggling
    "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: 12,912
    DQS having to chase
    "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: 21,967
    DQS back in, but if they are going to keep having to work to get back, there'll be no lead out left.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,912
    Tougher finale than it looks
    "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: 21,967
    FDJ on the front nice and early, so they can disappear when Demare needs them.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,912
    Oufff scary parcours .... Final 2 k was ...iffy ... Demare lost position again . Jakobson wins 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
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 21,967
    edited August 2021
    which they do. and Demare disappears with them. Finishes 16th.

    Jakobsen takes it - a perfect gap appeared just when he needed it, from Meeus and Trentin.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,552
    Quite a tricky lead out really - Jakobsen takes it.

    Kirby was talking rubbish there again, saying Jakobsen was out of position when it looked fine.

    That big Bora lad looked good.
  • Finally tuned in for one. Glad I did - I'm fond of Jakobsen for fairly obvious reasons.
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 5,526
    Interesting finish, very twisty.
    DQS did a great job to get Jakobsen back in when UAE hammered it up the climbs.

    Big day tomorrow.
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