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Vuelta stage 3 spoilers

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edited August 2016 in Pro race
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  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    The Mur de Huy is 1.2km at 9.6% The final climb today, Mirador de Ezaro, is 1.8km at 13.1% with parts over 30%.

    Ouch.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Will be a few walkers.

    On Eurosport from 2pm. Expected finish around 4.50 I think. Looking forward to it!
  • CrozzaCrozza Posts: 991
    joelsim wrote:
    The Mur de Huy is 1.2km at 9.6% The final climb today, Mirador de Ezaro, is 1.8km at 13.1% with parts over 30%.

    Ouch.

    explains why Purito won last time it got used
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,611
    coriordan wrote:
    Will be a few walkers.

    On Eurosport from 2pm. Expected finish around 4.50 I think. Looking forward to it!

    Vuelta 2013
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  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 9,533
    It feels like they have upped the amount of TV coverage this year.
  • JSCLJSCL Posts: 1,259
    The one thing I do like about the Vuelta is how brutal they make some of the stages to liven up interest.

    It's a real shame Purito didn't want to ride the Vuelta as his last hoorah.
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  • Today's breakaway are:-
    Gatis Smukulis (Katusha), Alexandre Geniez (FDJ), Pieter Serry (Etixx-Quick Step), Simon Pellaud (IAM Cycling), Jérôme Cousin (Cofidis), Rüdiger Selig (Bora-Argon 1Cool and David Arroyo (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA)
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  • Today's breakaway are:-
    Alexandre Geniez (FDJ), David Arroyo (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA)

    hmmm
  • JSCLJSCL Posts: 1,259
    Barguil has abandoned.
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    The Dutchman? ;)
  • The desperation of being out of contract for next season... Can't help but will Pellaud on now he's gone for it solo
  • Pellaud has 1:20-1:30 on the rest of the break according to Sean. 5:50 on the bunch with 28km to go and onto the cat 2
  • Van Garderen carrying on from where he left off in the Tour.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Lopez face plant. His Vuelta chances are completely blown, even if he gets up.
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,958
    Lopez down. The curse of Joel strikes again.
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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,125
    Lopez down - bad news. Looks to have lost teeth?
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Lopez down
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,125
    Pretty sure Kelly just called FDJ "Frances de Jus"
  • JSCLJSCL Posts: 1,259
    Did we not learn from the Tour that the breakaways wins these stages in modern racing? Doh. Going to have to up my PTP game.
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  • My GC man just landed on his face! Noooooooooooo!

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  • JSCLJSCL Posts: 1,259
    Froomey looked like he was dropping back a bit there.

    Edit: Yep, Contador, Valverde etc have a gap.
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,958
    Is that Carthy near the front?
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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,125
    Froome making his way back on
  • JSCLJSCL Posts: 1,259
    RichN95 wrote:
    Is that Carthy near the front?

    Just been thinking the same, but can't tell.

    Good result for FDJ. Froomey latched back on to the Quintana group, Contador dropped.
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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,125
    Quintana lost a few seconds to Froome and Chaves then. Contador lost a few more.

    I think Fernandez thought he'd won???
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 9,533
    He seemed excited with 2nd.
  • JSCLJSCL Posts: 1,259
    bobmcstuff wrote:
    Quintana lost a few seconds to Froome and Chaves then. Contador lost a few more.

    I think Fernandez thought he'd won???

    I think he did too.

    Kruiswijk lost some time too, but not his kind of climb that at all.

    Great ride by Froomey. But I'm not sure it'll last... Tour, Rio and Vuelta, that's a heavy period.
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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,125
    1 Geniez
    2 Fernandez +21
    3 Valverde +26
    4 Froome +26
    5 Chaves +26
    6 Quintana +32
    7 Anton +32
    8 Sanchez +54
    9 Contador +54
    10 Brambilla +54

    Not looking good for Contador...
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 9,533
    bobmcstuff wrote:

    Not looking good for Contador...

    It's not although he has never been good at sprinting up short steep hills.
  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,670
    Always fun to dip in and watch Vuelta climbs like that.
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