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La Vuelta 2021 - Stage 17: Unquera > Lagos de Covadonga 185,8 km **Spoilers**

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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,939
    Bernal dropped
    "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: 10,554
    Yep, he does not want to be leaving a gap this big... Going to be dropped.
  • Roglic drops Bernal
    “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!
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 65,336 Lives Here
    Midi called it ;-). I guess with legs like Roglic's who care what your tactics are.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,939
    Bernal fighting hard ...
    "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
  • Lopez thanks Bahrain for the 50km tow and departs in search of Bernal.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Followed (marked) by Kuss and Yates.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,939
    Bernal going to get caught ?
    "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
  • Bernal going to get caught ?

    Quite possibly.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,939
    Bernal is dying
    "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: 65,336 Lives Here

    Bernal is dying

    Different mentality when you’ve won giro and Tour already.

    Sh!t or bust
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 5,713
    Roglic takes the win as Bernal is caught.
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 5,713
    Sep Kuss cuts up Yates in the run to the line.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,939
    Brave ride by bernal and roglic
    "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: 12,939
    Good win by roglic
    "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
  • Boring.
  • The most predictable result, but a great race
  • Roglic is different gravy. That's this vuelta sewn up, barring accidents
    “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!
  • Kuss would get relegated in a sprint stage for almost putting Yates into the barriers.

    Guaranteed to be another Jumbo lockdown day tomorrow, which is a bummer.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,554
    As above - good race, boring result, doesn't really help elevate this Vuelta
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 5,713
    The race really needed Bernal to take the stage with the gap Roglic had.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 21,906
    Race over. Both GC and my PTP. Probably climbers jersey too.
    At least Bernal asked the question before failing.
    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:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 20,369
    edited September 2021
    Haig already has Poels, Mader and Caruso towing up every mountain.
    The pair of Movistar sheep are happy to graze on Roglic's droppings.
    Bernal isn't capable to going again tomorrow.

    All of which means tomorrow is now a "Free Landa", or snooze day waiting for the final 500 metres.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 12,939
    Kom break day
    "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
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,723
    Any chance Yates could try and go big tomorrow?
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • It was a cracking day's racing - and not the day anyone expected. Roglic is proving he's up there on a different level, above all but the one gc rider missing from the race.
  • singletonsingleton Posts: 2,319
    I'm guessing I don't get many PTP points for Storer coming in 64th?
    O well, tomorrow is another day....
  • Kom break day

    Unfortunately I now tend to agree with you, which means I have more work to do on the stage thread.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 65,336 Lives Here
    So much for the Roglic 3rd week fade.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 65,336 Lives Here
    From the opening stage:
    RichN95. said:

    So someone should pin this to see if the prologue form > good indicator for GC form checks out.

    In this instance Roglic by a long way.


    Roglic is always on fire in the first week. And then he declines as the race goes on. Keep in touch with him up to the third week and there's a big chance.

    There's no more TTing until the last stage. Stages 17 and 18 will test him. 18 looks like the graveyard of dreams
    One more day to go!
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