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Vuelta Stage 10 *spoiler*

iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,774
edited September 2011 in Pro race
Chinny best time so far, but Tony Martin battering his time at the check points.
Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
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  • avoidingmyphdavoidingmyphd Posts: 1,154
    Official live ticker here: http://www.lavuelta.com/11/en/resultado ... .html?e=10
    Start times: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/nuyens- ... start-list

    There are big time gaps opening up, even if you just look at riders who you can reasonably assume are actually trying. Rodriguez is probably in trouble today.

    Wiggins is the next rider of any real interest to start, followed by all the other GC contenders, and he's not off until 3.20 UK time.
  • avoidingmyphdavoidingmyphd Posts: 1,154
    Tony Martin is home. He has battered everyone, including Cancellara by 1:27.

    The standings look like this for now:

    1 77 Martin 55:54
    2 102 Cancellara + 1:27
    3 33 Phinney + 1:33
    4 207 Santos_Oliveira + 2:19
    5 105 O'grady + 2:20
    6 75 Grabsch + 3:00
    7 79 Velits + 3:02
    8 32 Kohler + 3:31
    9 114 Konovalovas + 3:32
    10 214 Keizer + 3:34
  • Tony Martin...I think he is more fitting than Phil Taylor of that nickname: 'The Power'

    My goodness! He's put minutes into people.

    Although Taylor Phinney's time is also impressive...but what's ahppened to Grabsch?

    Edit: LOL @ Boonen
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Not just any time trial. A Vuelta time trial. Not just any Vuelta time trial. A Vuelta time trial on a Bank Holiday Monday.

    That's like the absolute zero of boredom right there.
  • avoidingmyphdavoidingmyphd Posts: 1,154
    afx237vi wrote:
    Not just any time trial. A Vuelta time trial. Not just any Vuelta time trial. A Vuelta time trial on a Bank Holiday Monday.

    That's like the absolute zero of boredom right there.
    But there you are, 2 minutes before the TV coverage starts, quickly commenting before switching it on just to see what happens... :wink:
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    afx237vi wrote:
    Not just any time trial. A Vuelta time trial. Not just any Vuelta time trial. A Vuelta time trial on a Bank Holiday Monday.

    That's like the absolute zero of boredom right there.
    But there you are, 2 minutes before the TV coverage starts, quickly commenting before switching it on just to see what happens... :wink:

    Of course!

    Sampling ITV4 for the first time thanks to Eurosport's no-show too.
  • Properly excited about Wiggins getting into the jersey in a major tour. My guess is that he will absolutely rip it up, will be within 30 seconds of Martin, will put at least 2 mins into all the other contenders, and 3-4 mins into J-Rod et al.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 9,607
    afx237vi wrote:

    Sampling ITV4 for the first time thanks to Eurosport's no-show too.

    Ditto. What's all that about.

    World TT should be interesting this year. Cancellera hasn't found form since spring.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Major man Martin.
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  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    TheBigBean wrote:
    afx237vi wrote:

    Sampling ITV4 for the first time thanks to Eurosport's no-show too.

    Ditto. What's all that about.

    Think it's because of the US Open delayed start. Apparently tennis players can't play in hurricanes, the wimps.
  • rozzer32rozzer32 Posts: 3,297
    I think Cancellara will lose his world TT title this year, hasn't shown anything like his normal form this year.

    Is that Menchov riding a Giant TT bike??
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  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,484
    I know he's not a tester, by Jesus, did Boonen get off and walk?

    126 Boonen + 10:49
    “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’.”

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  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    I know he's not a tester, by Jesus, did Boonen get off and walk?

    126 Boonen + 10:49

    Time limit?
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,484
    afx237vi wrote:
    I know he's not a tester, by Jesus, did Boonen get off and walk?

    126 Boonen + 10:49

    Time limit?

    No idea. I'm only here to watch Wiggo's stick legs going round.
    “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!
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Wiggins is a beauty to watch on the TT bike. Total fluidity. Take them out.
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  • avoidingmyphdavoidingmyphd Posts: 1,154
    afx237vi wrote:
    I know he's not a tester, by Jesus, did Boonen get off and walk?

    126 Boonen + 10:49

    Time limit?
    It's 35%, so it is actually possible to get off and walk and still make the cut.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,484
    Wiggins is a beauty to watch on the TT bike. Total fluidity. Take them out.

    Totally. Perfect line and nothing moving that shouldn't be. Total efficiency.
    “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!
  • rozzer32rozzer32 Posts: 3,297
    Does anyone know why Brad uses mechanical dura ace and not DI2?
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  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,484
    afx237vi wrote:
    I know he's not a tester, by Jesus, did Boonen get off and walk?

    126 Boonen + 10:49

    Time limit?
    It's 35%, so it is actually possible to get off and walk and still make the cut.

    Being bored I did some calculations I'm now crossing fingers for Wiggo to ride a ridiculous 49.25 and get Boonen cut :lol:
    “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!
  • cal_stewartcal_stewart Posts: 1,839
    wiggo's 1's up at 13.3km
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  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,892
    Wiggins is 1 second ahead of Martin after the first split! What a ride so far. Hope he hasn't gone too quick.
  • cal_stewartcal_stewart Posts: 1,839
    wiggo passes martin
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  • cal_stewartcal_stewart Posts: 1,839
    froome was placed 5th as well
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  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    Igor Anton losing more than 6 minutes
  • cal_stewartcal_stewart Posts: 1,839
    rozzer32 wrote:
    Does anyone know why Brad uses mechanical dura ace and not DI2?

    to do with the rules IIRC as he gets a few more cm's reach with mech over di2
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  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    So have ITV4 ditched Keenan for good?
  • rozzer32 wrote:
    Does anyone know why Brad uses mechanical dura ace and not DI2?

    Some prefer it. Although I have no idea why!
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    Froome 2nd time at 2nd time check !
    :o
  • cal_stewartcal_stewart Posts: 1,839
    froome 2nd at 30km
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