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La Vuelta Stage 7: Camargo to Cistierna (190km)

  • 26-08-2022 2:16pm
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    Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,795 Mod ✭✭✭✭


    Interesting stage today. Expect Trek to put some pressure on towards the end of this big climb to see if they can drop the other sprinters. A test for Sam too. I wouldn't expect him to still be in the Peleton if said pressure occurs but can he get back on once they are over the top? Mads will be the favourite but yet again Fred Wright is in the break and who would begrudge him a win? He may have chosen the wrong stage to try though as Trek seem to be all in for this one. Otherwise it looks like Bike Exchange are riding for Groves so he must fancy his chances of getting up this climb too. So break, reduced sprint or all back together by the end?



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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Larry Warbasse was predicting Sam for today on the cycling podcast. Sam looking better than Chris froome at the minute.



  • Registered Users Posts: 37,421 ✭✭✭✭eagle eye


    I'm surprised that nobody is talking about the likes of Nibali and Higuita who can put on a pace on the climb and are serious going downhill.



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,971 ✭✭✭✭retalivity


    Its not a steep enough downhill, and is 70k long, will be a reduced sprint from the break/peloton who werent dropped



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,795 Mod ✭✭✭✭mewso


    I suppose it depends on the downhill gradient and how technical it is.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,839 ✭✭✭De Bhál


    no sign of Sam Bennett at the back there anyway. Still a while to go up this climb though...fingers crossed he hangs in there



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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,971 ✭✭✭✭retalivity




  • Registered Users Posts: 13,290 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00


    Less than 4 km to go until the summit and Sam is still safely in the middle of the peloton. All is going very well.



  • Registered Users Posts: 37,421 ✭✭✭✭eagle eye


    It'll be great if Sam gets over the top in the peloton. He'll have plenty of time to recover then.



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,795 Mod ✭✭✭✭mewso


    This could backfire badly on Mads.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,839 ✭✭✭De Bhál


    damn, slipping off the back now with a km to go, hopefully won't burn up too much energy getting back in



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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,971 ✭✭✭✭retalivity


    Should be OK, plenty of time to get back in



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,290 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00


    Given that Trek will pretty much have nobody to drive the peloton after they reach the summit, hopefully the tempo will slow down and Sam will get back in.



  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,795 Mod ✭✭✭✭mewso




  • Registered Users Posts: 24,178 ✭✭✭✭breezy1985


    Is Sam literally the only rider dropped?

    That's what the live ticker says



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,839 ✭✭✭De Bhál


    nah, in the last shot there was about 7 there with him, looked like 2 Bora teammates and a few other teams



  • Registered Users Posts: 37,421 ✭✭✭✭eagle eye


    No, loads dropped but they'll get back on, very close to the back of the peloton now. He can sit at the back for a long time, there no danger of anything happening up front. He'll hopefully have a full train come the finish.



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,290 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00


    The Vuelta tracker has Sam back in with the peloton



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    The views down in this valley are unreal.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,839 ✭✭✭De Bhál


    Sam well within the peloton now.



  • Registered Users Posts: 37,421 ✭✭✭✭eagle eye


    Yeah, it's on my bucket list to do a Giro, Tour and Vuelta journey, by car not cycling!

    I plan to start that in four years time and do one per year.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,290 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00


    Points available for the intermediate sprint: 20-17-15-13-11-10 points

    Five riders in the breakaway, so one rider from the peloton will get 10 points.

    If Pedersen gets those 10 points, he goes into virtual green jersey

    EDIT: The info regarding the intermediate points was from inrng.com and seems to be incorrect. The points available were 20-17-15-13-10, so the breakaway took all of them.



  • Registered Users Posts: 20,029 ✭✭✭✭neris


    water levels on that lake a while back look very low



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,839 ✭✭✭De Bhál


    Bora chasing the break now so Sam must be confident he can do it



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,596 ✭✭✭happytramp


    They're cutting it close. Reckon the break holds on.



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 24,389 Mod ✭✭✭✭CramCycle




  • Registered Users Posts: 13,290 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00


    Well if the peloton don't catch them, I hope Fred Wright wins!



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,971 ✭✭✭✭retalivity


    They're going to start looking at each other and be caught in the last 200m aren't they?



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,839 ✭✭✭De Bhál


    my heart rates going up...break looks good, unfortunately



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 24,389 Mod ✭✭✭✭CramCycle


    Peloton aIf the timing is correct it is hard to see them being caught at this stage



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,839 ✭✭✭De Bhál


    well done Sam, won the bunch sprint



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