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Vuelta Stage 6 *Spoiler*

FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
edited August 2011 in Pro race
Mostly flat but with an interesting climb not far from the finish. Freire won in Cordoba with the same finale a coupleof years ago, and marked this as a stage for him before the Vuelta started. But he has not felt well the last couple of days.

Escape of the day, with 8 minutes: SARAMOTINS Aleksejs (045), KOHLER Martin (032), DOI Yukihiro (172) y PALOMARES VILLAPLANA Adrian (025).


Matti Breschel crashed still in the neutralised bit and has abandoned. Could have predicted that, as I picked him for PTP today :evil: . My pick crashing before the stage has actually started seems emblematic for my PTP year..... Sorry for him though, as he was going really well (only sprinter left in first group on Monday I think), and was clearly building towards the Worlds in his homecountry. Hope he's OK.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,300 Lives Here
    You're all over this Vuelta eh?
  • LeicesterLadLeicesterLad Posts: 3,908
    FJS wrote:
    Mostly flat but with an interesting climb not far from the finish. Freire won in Cordoba with the same finale a coupleof years ago, and marked this as a stage for him before the Vuelta started. But he has not felt well the last couple of days.

    Escape of the day, with 8 minutes: SARAMOTINS Aleksejs (045), KOHLER Martin (032), DOI Yukihiro (172) y PALOMARES VILLAPLANA Adrian (025).


    Matti Breschel crashed still in the neutralised bit and has abandoned. Could have predicted that, as I picked him for PTP today :evil: . My pick crashing before the stage has actually started seems emblematic for my PTP year..... Sorry for him though, as he was going really well (only sprinter left in first group on Monday I think), and was clearly building towards the Worlds in his homecountry. Hope he's OK.

    Unlucky with the Breschel thing, although to be honest, today's stage is a contender for one of the hardest PTP picks ever, so depending on the outcome it might not make a difference. As for Freire, sad to say, but hope he's feeling a little under the weather today, as my heart told me last night to pick him for todays stage, but my head told me to go with Sagon, to limit losses, as he's bound to be there or thereabouts, but we'll see.
  • LeicesterLadLeicesterLad Posts: 3,908
    You're all over this Vuelta eh?

    This years Vuelta would be censored without Him. Unbelieveable the difference in posts for the TdF and the Vuelta, inevitable i know, but a little disheartening.
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    You're all over this Vuelta eh?
    Just a couple of days of admin at home making it easy to combine with following races. Although, I have to say the route ain't bad. Considering this is the first week of a grand tour, wehaven't had a single proper flat predictable-outcome sprinters stage yet. Well, you have to lower your standards outside March and April, right?
  • LeicesterLadLeicesterLad Posts: 3,908
    LLS and Freire have both ruled themselves out of the win today. LLS feels aweful apparently, and Freire struggling with his breathing.
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    but my head told me to go with Sagon, to limit losses, as he's bound to be there or thereabouts, but we'll see.
    That was my thinking with Breschel :(
  • thomasmcthomasmc Posts: 822
    Joaquin Rodriguez tried to get into a break early on. That was never likely to get away!
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,300 Lives Here
    FJS wrote:
    Well, you have to lower your standards outside March and April, right?

    Pffft. Sheffield's made you soft.
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    FJS wrote:
    Well, you have to lower your standards outside March and April, right?

    Pffft. Sheffield's made you soft.
    Nah, just all part of sticking to the idea that there's cycling outside July
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,300 Lives Here
    FJS wrote:
    FJS wrote:
    Well, you have to lower your standards outside March and April, right?

    Pffft. Sheffield's made you soft.
    Nah, just all part of sticking to the idea that there's cycling outside July

    Yeah maybe.

    Post July I can only get excited about the World's.

    It's a sad state of affairs. I really want to get into the Vuelta but I find the effort too big.


    Anyway, enough rubbishing it. What's happening?
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    Cancellara just brought the escape back from 5 minutes to 16 seconds in 15 km
  • cameronecamerone Posts: 1,232
    Anton at the back again
  • Tom BBTom BB Posts: 1,001
    Anton should just jump in the team car and save any further suffering!
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,300 Lives Here
    FJS wrote:
    Cancellara just brought the escape back from 5 minutes to 16 seconds in 15 km

    Shwing.

    Is that another one of those " I need to put an effort in to see how I'm doing before the World's" effort he likes to do?
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    Moncoutie on the attack again
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    FJS wrote:
    Cancellara just brought the escape back from 5 minutes to 16 seconds in 15 km

    Ha, that made me smile!
    Contador is the Greatest
  • Tom BBTom BB Posts: 1,001
    Sagan leading down the descent........really stretching it out-he really is a cracking descender
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Liquigas... wow.
  • Tom BBTom BB Posts: 1,001
    A little leakygas group inculding Nibs have taken 6 second on the field down the descent....
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    It's all split up in the descent
    Sagan and Nibali and other Liquigas in a smal group ahead
    Anton in a group way back
  • cameronecamerone Posts: 1,232
    llekigas phenomenal descenders!
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    Chavanel, Jrod and I think Martin chasing on their own :o
    All this in a descent
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Can't see Wiggo in that second group.
  • Tom BBTom BB Posts: 1,001
    Lol comedy finish-Liquigas v Lastras.......Sagan takes it-I'm suprised that he didn't give it to Nibs for the bonus seconds!
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,397
    afx237vi wrote:
    Can't see Wiggo in that second group.

    In the 3rd group
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  • jibberjimjibberjim Posts: 2,810
    Liquigas way too greedy! Should've let Lastras had it - had him working and then given Nibali 2nd rather trying to go for the win and losing Nibali more seconds.
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  • CumulonimbusCumulonimbus Posts: 1,730
    What a finish, didnt see that coming on the descent.
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    Cool, like a TTT finish with a stowaway
  • cameronecamerone Posts: 1,232
    nibali not happy!
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Nibali whinging a bit there. A Liiquigas win is more important than a couple of bonus seconds.
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