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La Vuelta - Stage 3 Santo Domingo de Silos - Picón Blanco(202.8km)

  • 16-08-2021 11:16am
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    Registered Users Posts: 15,235 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Could be an early GC day but will be a long stage too at 202km. Intermediate sprint is close to the final climb.

    The final climb was used at the Burgos tour a few weeks ago and many of the GC guys were there. Bernal looked ok but not his best on it, Landa looked really good and Bardet won the stage despite crashing on the descent. They are finishing on the summit today though so no descent. The view once they clear the tree line is spectacular, made me wonder if many do any gravel riding up there as there are lots of access roads for the wind turbines.

    Currently 12:15pm the break of 8 has 3 minutes with 167km to go.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,219 ✭✭✭ Daroxtar


    Theres an excellent article here from a few years ago. Lists a whole load of climbs which at the time were unused in the Vuelta. Many have since made an appearance and three of them are in this years version, picon Blanco, villuercas and the Gamoniteiro

    https://forum.cyclingnews.com/threads/21-esp-climbs-the-vuelta-should-use.21779/



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,973 ✭✭✭ Melodeon


    Is Orla togging out for Poland today?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,235 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Break being given a decent chance from the looks of things. 7:45 is the gap currently.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,004 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    They've lost 3-4 mins in the last 10-15k, not looking likely now



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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,235 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Yeah Bahrain were drilling it behind for a while. Was expecting Movistar to come up and do a ride to nothing.

    Aru up to the front there now ready to give it a go. Love to see him try something. He's actually smiling there too.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,004 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    Dunno why UAE are helping the chase/attacking with Dombrowski up the road



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,235 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Rog isolated there I think. Bahrain and Movistar have numbers still.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,235 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Carapaz gone pop wow.


    No back on the rear now.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,219 ✭✭✭ Daroxtar


    Too much cake after the Olympics



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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,235 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Padun looking the best of the Bahrain lads.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,709 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    It looks absolutely baltic at the finish



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,183 Mod ✭✭✭✭ mewso


    Bernal not looking comfortable but he hung on unlike others.



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,004 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    Where was landa? Caruso well back as well

    Movistar being Movistar, Lopez chasing Mas when trying to gap the main field to the line



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,235 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Landa finished 9th I think.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,219 ✭✭✭ Daroxtar


    I don't think Carapaz is in that much trouble. He usually improves as the 3 weeks roll on. Could see him staying just under the radar and pulling something out later on.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,014 ✭✭✭ Galego


    Picón has been used in Vuelta Burgos few times I believe. Last year and two weeks ago. It is always very windy at the top.

    The thing is that la vuelta is run by Unipublic and they go where and which councel/city/county pays them to come. Possibly the same story in the Tour and Giro. :-)



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