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Vuelta a Espana 2021 Stage 19: Tapia - Monforte de Lemos (191 km)

  • 03-09-2021 2:20pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 12,706 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    I didn't see a thread...





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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,706 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    A lot of tired riders in the peloton but the average speed has been very high. They are way ahead of schedule.

    30 km to go. Team Bike Exchange are controlling the peloton. The remnants of the breakaway are not giving up easily.



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,226 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    DSM and Bike Exchange killing themselves to get this back for a long time.

    What happened to Jakobsen?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,002 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    Louis Mentjies crashed out earlier after a great finish yesterday, shame.

    This is lined up for BikeExchange to do all the work and Matthews not to win again.



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,002 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    Strange seeing Bardet on the front on the flat taking turns.

    Jakobsen dropped early on on the hills at the beginning of the stage



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,706 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    Looks like the breakaway are going to do it!



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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,226 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    Amazing job by Craddock in the run in there.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,706 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    What a Vuelta for Magnus Cort... third stage win. Great performance by his team mate Lawson Craddock to keep the pace super high for the last couple of kilometres to prevent any attacks.



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,706 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    That last 30 km were very exciting. The domestiques from DSM and Bike Exchange must be absolutely gutted.



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,533 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06


    Even Bardet did a turn!

    They put a lot of effort in - makes me wonder if DSM are assured of the KOM jersey now?

    Or are there enough points available tomorrow for Storer to be overhauled by a rider from another team?



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,706 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    Only Bardet & Roglic can overtake Storer.

    Roglic is 11 points behind Storer but the only points that Roglic is likely to score is for the final climb and that wouldn't be enough.

    It'll be interesting to see what DSM do tomorrow... will Storer and Bardet fight each other for the jersey?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,533 ✭✭✭✭ odyssey06


    It's an interesting one alright.

    I'm sure at a team level that their marquee rider Bardet would be their preferred winner but Storer has possession of the jersey and about to leave for another team I think... or maybe they'll adopt a "may the best man win" approach and perhaps we'll see some inter-team competition on the early climbs!



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,002 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    Storer is going to Groupama-FDJ next year.

    I'd imagine they'd prefer Bardet to win it, but I think the camaraderie and relationships in DSM are pretty good, much better tha other teams. Bardet himself has spoken of the good atmosphere in the team, so I doubt there would be any shenanigans against Storer. They probably will just let them both race for the win.



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,226 ✭✭✭✭ Enfilade


    It's been a fantastic Vuelta for DSM in no small part because of Storer.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,101 ✭✭✭ Mefistofelino




  • Registered Users Posts: 12,002 ✭✭✭✭ retalivity


    Thought the DSM issues were sorted but that article is from only 3 weeks back so maybe not...



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,448 ✭✭✭ Trekker09


    Gutted I missed it as I was in Padron and Santiago as part of the Camino.



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