La Vuelta 2022 - Stage 13:-Ronda - Montilla 168.4km ***Spoilers***

blazing_saddles
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edited September 2022 in Pro race
Stage 13:-Ronda - Montilla 168.4km

September 2, 2022
Start Time 13-15CET.

The 13th stage at the Vuelta a España travels from Ronda to Montilla. The route is predominantly undulating, while the finale runs false flat uphill. Although the route from Ronda to Montilla cuts a jagged profile, this isn't a stage where the inclines will become steep enough to really split out the climbers from the fast men.



Starting in Ronda, the stage rolls straight into a 10km false flat before a long and fast descent toward Campillos. That gives way to gentle undulations all the way to Montilla. Pure sprinters may be struggling in the last 6 kilometres. The finale runs predominantly false flat uphill, sometimes a little steeper.



Final Kms.
The finish sits atop a slow drag that takes in 130m of elevation over 6km, finishing at 370m of elevation.





What to Expect.

The most likely scenario for stage 13 is a bunch sprint in the streets of Montilla. However, this is by n means a gimme as by this time, the sprinter teams may not fancy controlling a long breakaway, especially as the terrain affords the possibility of it being a strong one.

Ronda

Population 33,730
More than two centuries have passed since Ronda’s most emblematic monument was built. Known as the Puente Nuevo (or New Bridge) despite its long history, it is the municipality’s most iconic image and an exceptional witness to Ronda’s first La Vuelta departure. The Andalusian locality, however, already knows what it means to host a finish-line for the race, as it did in 2014 when John Degenkolb obtained the second of his four stage victories for that edition.
Ronda is known for its cliff-side location and a deep chasm that carries the Guadalevín River and divides the town.
It is now one of the towns and villages that is included in the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park.



Carrillada Iberica translates as slow cooked pork cheeks and it is one of the most flavoursome tapas you will taste in Spain. The pork cheeks from the Iberico pork are firstly fried in olive oil with garlic and onions, then simmered for hours, in a sweet Port wine, with apples and cinnamon.



Montilla

Population 22,739

Out of Montilla’s many virtues and characteristics two, in particular, stand out: its white houses, typical of the Andalusian style, and its winemaking tradition. The region’s own Designation of Origin, its vineyards spanning over several kilometres and its numerous wineries all make Montilla a must-see for enotourists. This Cordoba locality will be making its debut as an unprecedented La Vuelta finish-line in order to showcase its many charms to the rest of the world.



Alvear Winery, Montilla, Córdoba, Spain

Founded in 1729 by Don Diego de Alvear y Escalera, Alvear is the oldest winery in Andalusia and the second in Spain. Eight generations later, this family business still retains the same incredible essence for quality, ambiance and taste.



A typical breakfast in Andalucia will be either a tostada or a bocadillo – which is a baguette sandwich with different fillings such as eggs, cold meats, sausages, or grilled vegetables. There is no traditional bocadillo, as each café make their own variations.



Rosada gets its name from the pink colour of the skin, and it is one of the most popular fish that you will find on the restaurant menus around Andalucia. It is a meaty white fish, with very little bones, similar to cod or hake. In fact, you will often find it translated as cod, hake and even salmon – but it’s none of them.
You will find the Rosada either fried or a la plancha.





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Comments

  • Coqard pulled by Cofidis. They're sending him to hunt UCI points in shit small races. This is ridiculous now
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  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 27,354
    edited September 2022
    I think he's only in their counting riders because of his 4th place in a Vuelta stage and Lafay getting a sanction of 25 points.

    Personally don't have a problem with sprinters pulling out after today - there's not much for them, and I guess they think going over more mountains won't enhance his chances in the Grand Prix du Morbihan (his highest point scoring race last year).
  • andyrr
    andyrr Posts: 1,822

    Coqard pulled by Cofidis. They're sending him to hunt UCI points in censored small races. This is ridiculous now

    Can he do this - thought it was against the rules to pull out of 1 race only to enter another before the original event completed?
  • andyrr said:

    Coqard pulled by Cofidis. They're sending him to hunt UCI points in censored small races. This is ridiculous now

    Can he do this - thought it was against the rules to pull out of 1 race only to enter another before the original event completed?
    Have to get permission from race organisers I think
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  • Ayuso covid positive, but cleared to continue a la Majka
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 27,354
    edited September 2022
    andyrr said:

    Coqard pulled by Cofidis. They're sending him to hunt UCI points in censored small races. This is ridiculous now

    Can he do this - thought it was against the rules to pull out of 1 race only to enter another before the original event completed?
    Not sure there's much he could go to in the next week (assuming it's single day races they're looking for with the ridiculous depth of points), but there's some little races in the week after he might be fresher for.
  • Looks like today will be about as exciting as expected until the last half hour.
  • Ayuso covid positive, but cleared to continue a la Majka

    Orla and the gang are distinctly unimpressed with UAE’s casual decision and neither am I.
    It’s all well and good to say he’s low risk of infecting others but that shouldn’t be their decision to make.
    Especially as other teams automatically pull riders who test positive.

    It shows a complete disregard for rider welfare in the peloton.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 42,376

    Ayuso covid positive, but cleared to continue a la Majka

    Orla and the gang are distinctly unimpressed with UAE’s casual decision and neither am I.
    It’s all well and good to say he’s low risk of infecting others but that shouldn’t be their decision to make.
    Especially as other teams automatically pull riders who test positive.

    It shows a complete disregard for rider welfare in the peloton.
    It's like whichever rider it was the other day saying that they should do away with testing. I know the rest of the world has started to return to normality but a) no-one knows the long term affect of continuing to push yourself physically when carrying the virus and b) it might not affect you too badly but you could pass it to a load of other riders who do get hit hard so they have to drop out because you didn't.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 22,372
    edited September 2022
    Kirby filling in time by talking about champagne degorgement.
    Mass produced stuff has the neck of the bottle frozen below the yeast sediment.
    I have actually degorged champagne the old way. It’s quite a specialised task but good fun!
    (Especially when you get to consume your handiwork)
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 18,391
    There's Been a fair few riders out with heavyish covid symptoms. It's not a nothing disease still.
    "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: 18,391
    Trek making a sprint a certainty
    "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: 42,376
    I'm feeling very upset that I haven't been picked as a potential stage winner by Carlton.
  • Every day it's like Kirby has never watched a bike race before.
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 27,354
    edited September 2022
    Do you think the breakaway that's been away all day has a chance on this uphill finish with their 17 seconds and 10km to go?
  • I’ve got to the sprint point today before pressing the mute button.
    I would have had a headache if I had listened any longer.
    I had started to play a game: “spot when Carlton takes a breath,” but in the end I couldn’t.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Oh look, they've been caught with 9.5km to go.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 18,391
    It's good he wins a stage.... Long long long sprint
    "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
  • LOL
    Put the sound on just after the finish and what do you know? Kirby is croaking like a frog! Hah serves him right.

    Was that Fred Wright in 4th?
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 42,376
    Ackerman gives Pedersen a huge leadout which pulled him clear of all the other contenders. Coquard got caught out but came back strong for second, Fred Wright possibly another near miss in 4th behind a knackered Ackerman.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 42,376

    LOL
    Put the sound on just after the finish and what do you know? Kirby is croaking like a frog! Hah serves him right.

    Was that Fred Wright in 4th?

    It's hard work naming every rider in the race as a contender then getting excited that anyone who gets into the front 10 in the last 5km is 'making their move'.
  • 40 points for Coquard
  • Low point was when CK started talking about R Kelly...
  • bm5
    bm5 Posts: 543
    Pross said:

    I'm feeling very upset that I haven't been picked as a potential stage winner by Carlton.

    Are you sure you weren't on the list? 😀
    No one would want to listen again to be certain