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Stage 2 Vuelta *Spoiler*

FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
edited August 2011 in Pro race
Flat stage, along the coast, but there doesn't seem to be lots of wind, so it all boils down to one thing: a 250 m uphill bit in the last 500 m, of 8%. Too much for Cavendish, Farrar, etc? Perhaps an indication that Liquigas is doing the work chasing the break of the day...
Normally something for Degenkolb, Sagan, Goss, etc. Will be interesting though, as all those sprinters like Cav here to prepare for Copenhagen will have to deal with an uphill sprint there too...

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  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    Well, it won't be Goss today, as he's just abandoned :o . No crash.
    Not looking good at all for Copenhagen... Renshaw, Davis and Matthews aren't in the Vuelta - who are those 9 Aussies going to ride for? Haussler?
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,389 Lives Here
    FJS wrote:
    who are those 9 Aussies going to ride for? Haussler?

    Pretty much.

    They won't ride for Evans. They never do.
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    FJS wrote:
    who are those 9 Aussies going to ride for? Haussler?

    Pretty much.

    They won't ride for Evans. They never do.
    It isn't really his kind of parcours though is it?
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    5 km to go. Super fast now.
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Sutton wins. Good day for Sky.
  • wow, someones done well on PTP. anyone?
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    Sutton gets it - really weird sprint Sagan and a couple of others very well placed after the hill, but just didn;t react
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,774
    What an odd finish. Well done by Sutton though.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    wow, someones done well on PTP. anyone?

    Nope.
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    Not a bad day for Sky
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    Don't think many had Reynes 2nd either...
  • FJS wrote:
    Not a bad day for Sky

    Biter sweet?
    Wiggins, Machado, Kash, Siutsou +13s

    Sastre +20s
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  • ALaPlageALaPlage Posts: 732
    Delighted for Sutton with his first Grand Tour stage win and great for SKY too. Wiggins down on GC but there is plenty of time to make up the difference. Despite the detractors I believe SKY will have a good Tour in Spain.
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,970
    FJS wrote:
    Not a bad day for Sky

    Biter sweet?
    Wiggins, Machado, Kash, Siutsou +13s

    Sastre +20s

    Kloden +1'18

    He's obviously got his contract sorted and doesn't have to make an effort for two years.
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  • calvjonescalvjones Posts: 3,850
    afx237vi wrote:
    wow, someones done well on PTP. anyone?

    Nope.

    Couple of us got Kittel I think for 3rd.

    Quite a good day for me with Ciolek getting ANOTHER non-top spot podium
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  • cal_stewartcal_stewart Posts: 1,839
    Had sagan thought it would be a good stage for him, as has been said didn't react. Didn't think it was far the pure sprinters today with the climb. Tomorrow looks good for cav etc.
    Degenklob and kittel next season should nail this kind of finish if they work together.
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  • cameronecamerone Posts: 1,232
    Cycling News now showing 87 riders including wiggins at same time as winner. Is this correct given comments above about him losing a few seconds?
  • FransJacquesFransJacques Posts: 2,148
    Just watching the highligts, looking at Hansen's break off the front of the group of 4 breakaways.

    Man his bars are narrow! When I road raced we'd go down a size to be able to elbow our way through the bunch better, wonder if these guys do the same thing.

    Or does he like to get narrow & aero for breakaways a la Obree's new TT set up.
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,970
    camerone wrote:
    Cycling News now showing 87 riders including wiggins at same time as winner. Is this correct given comments above about him losing a few seconds?

    The official site has them all on the same time too (originally they didn't). The commissaires have obviously reviewed the footage and decided there wasn't really a gap.
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  • camerone wrote:
    Cycling News now showing 87 riders including wiggins at same time as winner. Is this correct given comments above about him losing a few seconds?

    Yep, what Rich has said.
    +10 and +13 seconds given s.t. as the winner, after "review".
    The one big loser, again as Rich has already pointed out, was Kloden.
    The Freiburg Phantom remains as enigmatic as ever.
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