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Vuelta Stage 6 **Spoilers**

bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,547
edited August 2016 in Pro race
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Some nice scenery by the river:

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Looks like breakaway country to me. Gilbert seems to be the prime pick.

The route is a bit convoluted, heading out East before doubling back and finishing at Luintra out to the West of the start (Monforte de Lemos). From the map the roads look pretty windy in places.

WFH today so should be able to watch the lot :)
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  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 10,304
    Gilbert looked lively yesterday so was my pick. Bookies are favouring a breakaway though.
  • Great. Lopez has abandoned.
    Much livelier so far today.
    The break only has 37 seconds and almost 50kms have been covered.
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  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 10,932
    Is this a flat finish? :shock: Oh my whatever next?

    I might try and catch some of this.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,547
    TheBigBean wrote:
    Gilbert looked lively yesterday so was my pick. Bookies are favouring a breakaway though.

    Eurosport adverts are also saying it will be a breakaway.

    So they'll both probably be wrong - Froome to breakaway in the final few km ;):lol:
  • whatleytomwhatleytom Posts: 547
    TheBigBean wrote:
    Gilbert looked lively yesterday so was my pick. Bookies are favouring a breakaway though.

    Those odds are shortening now, I put a bet on at 12/1, down to 9/2 now.
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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,547
    Orica working on the front of the peloton, gap is being pegged to 1'45"ish with 54km to go.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,547
    Fraille's out on his own with 3 minutes over the peloton and 47km to go. Not sure on the gap to the chasing group.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 10,304
    Kirby: "The people of Cornwall kept short-changing me"
    Viewer: "The people of Cornwall are very nice"
    Kirby: "I know I go there all the time"

    Not so much happening although they are on a nice looking narrow road.
  • EPC06EPC06 Posts: 213
    TheBigBean wrote:
    Kirby: "The people of Cornwall kept short-changing me"
    Viewer: "The people of Cornwall are very nice"
    Kirby: "I know I go there all the time"

    Not so much happening although they are on a nice looking narrow road.

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  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 10,304
    Leading four together with 1 min over the peloton.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 10,304
    ...just as Frank attacks. 19km to go.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,547
    Fraille's back to the peloton now
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 10,304
    The other three (including Zeits and Bakelants) seem to have largely given up.
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 10,932
    Chute or whatever crash is in Spanish.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,547
    Nasty crash that. De clercq looks hurt.
  • maddog 2maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    for professional riders they don't half stack it quite a lot.
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Caida is Spanish for chute, I think
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,547
    Moreno attacks - joined by Yates
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,547
    Yates leaves Moreno, bridges to Frank and goes over the top :D

    Go Simon!
  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 10,932
    coriordan wrote:
    Caida is Spanish for chute, I think

    Gracias
    Correlation is not causation.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 10,304
    Yates has 25s with 1.8km to go.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 10,304
    Think he has won this.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,547
    What a win for Yates :D
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Are those the bolle b-rocks/?
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 10,304
    He made that look easy.
  • JSCLJSCL Posts: 1,259
    Great result.... that is all.
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  • above_the_cowsabove_the_cows Posts: 10,932
    Great by (Simon) Yates!
    Correlation is not causation.
  • That was the best stage we've had................not that it's saying a lot.
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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,547
    It is only stage 6.
  • CrampeurCrampeur Posts: 1,065
    coriordan wrote:
    Are those the bolle b-rocks/?

    I don't know, but they looks bolleocks.
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