**NO SPOLIERS** La Vuelta 2023 - when is it advised to watch the stage from?

daniel_b
daniel_b Posts: 11,652
edited August 2023 in Pro race
Following on from the success of the TDF one, thought we could have one for La Vuelta.

Started reading the Stage 6 thread, and then realised it could be a pretty good stage.

Any pointers from anyone as to how many kilometres out might be optimal for todays stage?

Personally, probably 70km might be the most I can manage, but if someone says it's essential you watch it from 90, then I may see if I can :-)

Thanks
Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
Scott CR1 SL 12
Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
Scott Foil 18

Comments

  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,794
    I'd say final climb. The other decisive point happened before TV coverage started.
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,652
    edited August 2023
    So as little as ~12km out?
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,201
    daniel_b said:

    So as little as ~12km out?

    Yup!
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  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,794
    I don't think it's a spolier to describe what happened before the TV coverage started, is it?
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,560

    I don't think it's a spolier to describe what happened before the TV coverage started, is it?

    That's a good point - though there are occasionally differences between countries about when they take up the broadcast
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  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,794
    edited September 2023
    On yesterday's stage you'd have as much clue working out how there was a 40 man break including 4 from TJV by watching the last climb as you would watching all the coverage that was available. All you miss is the fact it was 7 minutes clear the first we saw.

    Pretty confident Eurosport is showing all the coverage that is made available.
  • gethinceri
    gethinceri Posts: 1,552

    On yesterday's stage you'd have as much clue working out how there was a 40 man break including 4 from TJV by watching the last climb as you would watching all the coverage that was available. All you miss is the fact it was 7 minutes clear the first we saw.

    Pretty confident Eurosport is showing all the coverage that is made available.

    They are, and have said so every day during their coverage.
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,794
    edited September 2023

    On yesterday's stage you'd have as much clue working out how there was a 40 man break including 4 from TJV by watching the last climb as you would watching all the coverage that was available. All you miss is the fact it was 7 minutes clear the first we saw.

    Pretty confident Eurosport is showing all the coverage that is made available.

    They are, and have said so every day during their coverage.
    I don't listen to much of the commentary to be honest. It's background noise if it's on and there's nothing much happening.
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,652
    Guessing today will be 3km?
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,390
    daniel_b said:

    Guessing today will be 3km?

    Optimist!
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,652
    0.3km?
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • I think the answer is 11km to go when they start speeding up.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,201

    I think the answer is 11km to go when they start speeding up.

    I concur.
    Don't skip to 10 kms though.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,652
    How about for today's stage?
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,390
    Final climb
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,648
    edited September 2023
    S8 Last 15k
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  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,201
    S8 - I’d say as little as 7kms.
    Maybe 8+ if you want a build up.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,652
    Thanks for the above, last two stages have worked a treat - any guidance on todays stage please?
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • Last climb, I guess.
  • gethinceri
    gethinceri Posts: 1,552
    8kms
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,652
    Morning, could anyone advise for yesterday's stage please?
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • daniel_b said:

    Morning, could anyone advise for yesterday's stage please?

    It was quite interesting and nice scenery all day, but last 10km if pushed for time.
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,652

    daniel_b said:

    Morning, could anyone advise for yesterday's stage please?

    It was quite interesting and nice scenery all day, but last 10km if pushed for time.
    Thanks Graham, watched the last 30k with lunch.

    How about today - last 60k is around 2 hours - worthwhile?
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,201
    daniel_b said:

    daniel_b said:

    Morning, could anyone advise for yesterday's stage please?

    It was quite interesting and nice scenery all day, but last 10km if pushed for time.
    Thanks Graham, watched the last 30k with lunch.

    How about today - last 60k is around 2 hours - worthwhile?
    Last 15 kms will do tbh.
    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.