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La Vuelta - Lagos de Covadonga Stage 17

  • 01-09-2021 8:18am
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    Registered Users Posts: 19,751 ✭✭✭✭ neris


    Big stage today that could shake up the GC and probably the last chance for Ineos Brexiters & Movistar to try put some sort of challenge up to Roglic. 4 categorised climbs including a double ascent of a Cat1 climb before the party piece .

    Eurosport coverage starting at 10:45 (provided the french open or le mans isnt on 😁)





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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,700 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    Mark Padun to repeat his Dauphine performance by winning today and tomorrow 😵



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,179 Mod ✭✭✭✭ mewso


    It's 3 for 3 in lackluster tours this year unfortunately but maybe the next two stages can change that.



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,188 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    I'd love to see an upset today and Odd Christian getting time on the others on GC.

    🚴‍♂️



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,700 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    Kenny Elissonde and Luis Leon Sanchez have both abandoned



  • Registered Users Posts: 33,797 ✭✭✭✭ eagle eye


    Really looking forward to this. I watched about half an hour so far and no breaks getting going. I'll go back soon, hopefully before the first serious climb.

    Gotta say I think Mas has looked so strong so far, doesn't have the explosiveness of Roglic and some others but I think he could put up a high pace that nobody else can live with on the final climb. He has to go for it on this stage I think if he's to have any hope of winning the GC. Gotta get a few mins on Roglic befoe the time trial.



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


    Going to be a very tough few days. 3500m today, 4400 tomorrow, over 2000 on Friday and 4200 on that "LBL" stage on Saturday.



  • Registered Users Posts: 19,751 ✭✭✭✭ neris


    Duno whats going on with my eurosport player on the pc. Can hear dan lloyd speaking english but italian commentary coming through over it



  • Registered Users Posts: 268 ✭✭ AxleAddict


    Yeah - it's not just you - it's happened a couple of times today - but they are aware and seem to have sorted it now...



  • Registered Users Posts: 19,751 ✭✭✭✭ neris


    good to know. had it on my phone and tablet earlier and both were fine no problems just pc



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,976 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    Bernal attacking 60k out!



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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,700 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    oooh this is exciting



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,100 ✭✭✭ Mefistofelino


    That descent is more like the Giro Di Lombardia than the Vuelta



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,188 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Rather them than me coming down this in the wet.

    🚴‍♂️



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,100 ✭✭✭ Mefistofelino


    Thankfully Carlton is off duty at the moment - he'd be in hysterics at this point



  • Registered Users Posts: 33,797 ✭✭✭✭ eagle eye


    This is great but seemed a bit crazy taking off up that climb when it's likely that you'll be caught before the final climb. For once Movistar seem like they made a smart decision and didn't get seriously involved in that move.

    I still like Mas for this stage.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,976 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    Ouch



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,976 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    Bit mad the 2 of them are riding away from the chase group with 3 Bahrain & 2 Movistar there, nearly 2 mins up now.



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,700 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    It feels like it's taking them an eternity to get from the bottom of the previous descent to the start of Covadonga



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,179 Mod ✭✭✭✭ mewso


    Looks like Lopez will finally have to be sacrificed.



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,188 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Who was the uae rider cheering from the road side there?

    🚴‍♂️



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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,976 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    Roglic, different class



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,179 Mod ✭✭✭✭ mewso


    Game over



  • Registered Users Posts: 19,751 ✭✭✭✭ neris


    Those glasses Lopez wears look ridiculous



  • Registered Users Posts: 945 ✭✭✭ Tim76




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,100 ✭✭✭ Mefistofelino


    True dat.


    Bernal looks class on a bike when climbing, though. Roglic looks more like the local super-fit GAA player on a sportive.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,494 ✭✭✭ De Bhál


    Was hoping for a bit of a battle here but nope...not to be



  • Registered Users Posts: 19,751 ✭✭✭✭ neris


    Jumbo Visma 1, 2



  • Registered Users Posts: 19,751 ✭✭✭✭ neris


    3 lads sprinting for 2nd and Roglic heading the other way



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,976 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    Roglic on the way back down the hill during that sprint for 2nd!



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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,188 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Looking forward to that final climb tomorrow now.

    🚴‍♂️



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