La Vuelta...Spoilers!

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La Vuelta...Spoilers!

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 25 Aug 2018, 10:40am

Hi,
Starts today, on itv4 highlights only :)
Not sure if Froomey is in or not, last years champ.
Starts with a short TT 15K IIRC then a longer 40k later on.

https://www.lavuelta.es/en/overall-route
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Re: La Vuelta...Spoliers!

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Re: La Vuelta...Spoliers!

Postby Norman H » 25 Aug 2018, 11:16am

No Chris Froome or Geraint Thomas in the Team Sky squad. They look to be going with a home grown rider in David de la Cruz, and Mikal Kwiatkowski as a possible second choice.

Maybe they're hoping for a less hostile response from the Spanish crowd than they got from the French at the TdF.

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Re: La Vuelta...Spoliers!

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 26 Aug 2018, 10:42am

Hi,
Someone is using a 60 single clanger, Miller D is talking of individuality and chain line possibly just using 4 gears, so why not a 4 gear cassette?
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Re: La Vuelta...Spoliers!

Postby cycleruk » 26 Aug 2018, 11:43am

Norman H wrote:No Chris Froome or Geraint Thomas in the Team Sky squad. They look to be going with a home grown rider in David de la Cruz, and Mikal Kwiatkowski as a possible second choice.

Maybe they're hoping for a less hostile response from the Spanish crowd than they got from the French at the TdF.

There are 4 Brit's competing :-
The Yates brothers (71 & 78) (Mitchelton-Scott)
Steve Cummings (103) (Team Dimension Data)
Tao Geoghan-Hart (143) (Sky.)
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Re: La Vuelta...Spoliers!

Postby hodge » 27 Aug 2018, 4:10pm

cycleruk wrote:
Norman H wrote:No Chris Froome or Geraint Thomas in the Team Sky squad. They look to be going with a home grown rider in David de la Cruz, and Mikal Kwiatkowski as a possible second choice.

Maybe they're hoping for a less hostile response from the Spanish crowd than they got from the French at the TdF.

There are 4 Brit's competing :-
The Yates brothers (71 & 78) (Mitchelton-Scott)
Steve Cummings (103) (Team Dimension Data)
Tao Geoghan-Hart (143) (Sky.)


5 - inc Dan Martin, born Birmingham, 'holds both British and Irish citizenship' says wiki -
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Martin_(cyclist)
Popular and entertaining rider - won hill top finish of stage 6 of TdF 2018 holding a solo break to the finish from 1k out (iirc) and also 'named the most combative at the (same) Tdf overall'.
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Re: La Vuelta...Spoliers!

Postby cycleruk » 27 Aug 2018, 7:05pm

I just assumed Dan was Irish but always an entertaining rider.
Good finish yesterday but not seen todays stage yet.

P.S. Now watched day 3.
How the heck there are not more crashes in the sprint for the line I don't know. All over the road twitching back and forth. Not for the faint hearted. :shock:
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Re: La Vuelta...Spoliers!

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 28 Aug 2018, 2:32pm

Hi,
Win yesterday by Valverde he is 38 IIRC...............but we forget about his history...well I have....sorry to digress..

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/tag/alejandro-valverde

"Alejandro Valverde’s palmares is one of the most impressive in modern cycling, yet his involvement in Operacion Puerto sullied his reputation and left a huge question mark over the whole of his career. His greatest achievement was the overall win in the Vuelta a España in 2009, but the Spaniard was given a two-year suspension the following year for his use of banned blood-booster EPO.
Read more at https://www.cyclingweekly.com/tag/aleja ... g8jJS8K.99"
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Re: La Vuelta...Spoilers!

Postby cycleruk » 1 Sep 2018, 8:34pm

There's no such thing as a tailwind.
It's either a headwind, or you're going well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81gfs4sd76E

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Re: La Vuelta...Spoilers!

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 1 Sep 2018, 9:40pm

Hi,
On top form at 38 and sagan is pants, not on form.
Plenty of hills to come :)
Yates not far off.
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Re: La Vuelta...Spoilers!

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 2 Sep 2018, 8:22pm

Hi,
Yates in red by one second!
Kywyakoski down 2 minutes on GC.
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Re: La Vuelta...Spoilers!

Postby mjr » 2 Sep 2018, 8:39pm

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Yates in red by one second!
Kywyakoski down 2 minutes on GC.

That's racist!

Yates said he made a mistake attacking the first time. Today was not quite a mistake but not the plan his team had!
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Re: La Vuelta...Spoilers!

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 2 Sep 2018, 8:57pm

Hi,
mjr wrote:
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Yates in red by one second!
Kywyakoski down 2 minutes on GC.

That's racist!

Yates said he made a mistake attacking the first time. Today was not quite a mistake but not the plan his team had!

Not questioning your theory's on race strategy.
But the other remark is well...........................
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Postby mjr » 2 Sep 2018, 9:20pm

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Re: La Vuelta...Spoilers!

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 2 Sep 2018, 9:33pm

Hi,
Well I think I understand now.
You will have to forgive my naivety on stuff like that, I was dumbfounded by what you meant.
Something I would probably never use as I would not want anyone to misconceive what I meant as I am bound to put my foot in it :) ...like you do.

Need a bit more action on the tour can't really get into it for now.
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