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La Vuelta - Stage 5: Tarancón to Albacete (184.4km)

  • 18-08-2021 8:47am
    #1
    Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,177 Mod ✭✭✭✭ mewso


    Another (pancake) flat stage today. On paper not a stage to get excited about bar the possibility of echelons. Assuming things go without incident the sprinters will take it. I think Demare will come good today. Finally found himself in a good position yesterday and if he does again today I think he will finish it off this time. Head Demare, heart Matthews because he is on my velogames team.

    Paddy Power says:

    Jakobsen 6/5

    Demare 13/5

    Philipsen 16/5

    Top 3 of the Velo League - https://www.velogames.com/spain/2021/leaguescores.php?league=866227521

    1. solasdearg - rebelsafc
    2. Squeaky the BB Mouse - Enfilade
    3. AG2Badger - MangleBadger
    Post edited by mewso on


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 19,743 ✭✭✭✭ neris


    Finding this Vuelta really hard to get into and the Vueltas normally a race I enjoy.


    Cant see Matthews winning he seems to be lacking that little edge at the end of stages. Sasha Modelo for old times sake today



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,177 Mod ✭✭✭✭ mewso


    Yeah I think the best has been squeezed into the last week but even from next week on I would expect it to get a bit more interesting.



  • Registered Users Posts: 632 ✭✭✭ REBELSAFC


    Can we end the Velo League now please?

    It has been a very unVuelta like start to the Vuelta. Three sprints out of four stages and a 7km TT is a bit meahh.... I know they were looking for echelons today but very disappointing start so far.



  • Registered Users Posts: 19,743 ✭✭✭✭ neris


    Good man Sean Kelly another named butchered today, Patrick La Favour



  • Registered Users Posts: 555 ✭✭✭ Paddigol


    Glad to see it doesn't prevent him from being a top analyst, a great listen and kudos to him for not letting it stop him from doing what he's good at. And to Eurosport for giving him the platform.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,222 ✭✭✭✭ Raam


    Jesus, Carlton on a flat, boring Vuelta stage. This is tough.



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,173 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    I got a chuckle when he said "Maybe Sean knows whats going on" and Kelly replied "There's a tractor working in a field"

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,216 ✭✭✭ Daroxtar


    We got spoiled for action early in the tour and then Pog destroyed the GC after a week. This had the makings of a great Vuelta, just going to take a while longer to really get going



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,173 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    BIG crash

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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,743 ✭✭✭✭ neris


    Big crash 11.5km to go. Red jersey included



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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,173 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Bardet still sat on the road there.

    🚴‍♂️



  • Registered Users Posts: 632 ✭✭✭ REBELSAFC


    Red Jersey 1.30 down 5km left. Looks like his time in red is over



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,173 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Looked have been Mads Wurtz Schmidt who was first to fall in the middle and took out the rest.


    If Ellissonde is not in that group Rog is back in red here.

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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,177 Mod ✭✭✭✭ mewso


    Good win for Philipsen. Messy end all the same. I forgot PCS also included the profile for the final 5km. Just in case you were wondering:-




  • Registered Users Posts: 286 ✭✭ Morris Garren


    Carlton Kirby just apologised if 'we misled you today' - perhaps he was thinking about the finale, calling it a big surprise 'for some' about 20 yards from the finish, when the 2 top sprinters in the race, in 2 fairly obvious jerseys (Alpecin , Green) are fighting it out, neck and neck. Demare 'went earlier that he might like' despite still having 2 lead out men with him at the time... etc. Is he watching the same race as the viewers?



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,173 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Bardet over 12 minutes down.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,394 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06




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