Vuelta stage 13 *spoiler*

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Vuelta stage 13 *spoiler*

Postby ThomThom » Thu Sep 05, 2013 22:02 pm

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Re: Vuelta stage 13 *spoiler*

Postby ThomThom » Thu Sep 05, 2013 22:05 pm

I'm inclined to post the sleepy kid picture again but there is this wonderful climb on the route that could turn interesting. Thing is - as it's before the last 20km before the finish line, we probably won't get pictures of the ascent...

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Re: Vuelta stage 13 *spoiler*

Postby Yellow Peril » Fri Sep 06, 2013 05:28 am

nice mini Muur finish by the looks of it. Perhaps Gilbert will be up for back to back wins

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Re: Vuelta stage 13 *spoiler*

Postby Blazing Saddles » Fri Sep 06, 2013 07:13 am

We should get coverage of the climb, since it's starts at the 45kms to go mark.
The uncatergorised "bump" that comes a few kms after it also has a section of 18%
and averages around 8%, I believe.
The final 200 metres are the reason this could be one for Gilbert/Stybar, or Rodriguez/Moreno/Valverde.
Now, watch the breakaway win.
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Re: Vuelta stage 13 *spoiler*

Postby cesco » Fri Sep 06, 2013 09:27 am

Finish is in Flecha's hometown, plus it seems to be a breakaway-friendly stage, so he might as well take the win.

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Re: Vuelta stage 13 *spoiler*

Postby dish_dash » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:16 am

cesco wrote:Finish is in Flecha's hometown, plus it seems to be a breakaway-friendly stage, so he might as well take the win.


I was about to say naaah, he's Dutch, then I remembered... :lol:

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Re: Vuelta stage 13 *spoiler*

Postby cesco » Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:04 pm

Talking about the Dutch: Ten Dam abandoned after a crash.

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Re: Vuelta stage 13 *spoiler*

Postby LutherB » Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:16 pm

cesco wrote:Talking about the Dutch: Ten Dam abandoned after a crash.

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Does he have a nickname? I propose 'The Camel'

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Re: Vuelta stage 13 *spoiler*

Postby Yellow Peril » Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:22 pm

With regard to a nickname for Ten Dam can I suggest Hooch as in the film "Turner and Hooch"

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Re: Vuelta stage 13 *spoiler*

Postby ThomThom » Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:34 pm

It's Goofy innit.

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Re: Vuelta stage 13 *spoiler*

Postby cesco » Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:39 pm

Apparently not a crash today; as stated by Belkin: "#LaVuelta - No crash for @laurenstendam today, but abandons because of severe bruise on thigh as result of TT crash. He tried, had to stop.."

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Re: Vuelta stage 13 *spoiler*

Postby dish_dash » Fri Sep 06, 2013 14:12 pm

Scarponi jumps from the 18 man break as they near Alto del Rat Penat

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Re: Vuelta stage 13 *spoiler*

Postby frenchfighter » Fri Sep 06, 2013 14:41 pm

Pretty good stage this.

Lovely scenery, very green and roads are smooth as you like.

Gilbert in fine form.

Red jersey group pretty small and a strong break up ahead.

Nibs has a lot of support from his boys in blue.
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Re: Vuelta stage 13 *spoiler*

Postby calvjones » Fri Sep 06, 2013 14:46 pm

Scarps just had a big toke apparently. Will he never learn his lesson?
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Re: Vuelta stage 13 *spoiler*

Postby TailWindHome » Fri Sep 06, 2013 15:03 pm

Just switched on. Break gonna stay away?

19 k to go 2.22 ahead.
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Re: Vuelta stage 13 *spoiler*

Postby Richmond Racer » Fri Sep 06, 2013 15:04 pm

Carlton stubbonly refusing to acknowledge gap coming down over the last 4 kms :roll:

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Re: Vuelta stage 13 *spoiler*

Postby frenchfighter » Fri Sep 06, 2013 15:05 pm

Liquigas came to the front for Basso a little while ago and now FDJ are powering away. The peloton has been lined out single file ever since the top of the climb. Must be a tailwind as they are hammering. Break up front collaborating well.
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Re: Vuelta stage 13 *spoiler*

Postby frenchfighter » Fri Sep 06, 2013 15:12 pm

Gap back out to 2.42. Boys out front have got their race legs on. OPQS trying to help out now.
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Re: Vuelta stage 13 *spoiler*

Postby cesco » Fri Sep 06, 2013 15:14 pm

TailWindHome wrote:Just switched on. Break gonna stay away?

19 k to go 2.22 ahead.


Still more than 2'00 in the last km, and it's a big enough group.

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Re: Vuelta stage 13 *spoiler*

Postby frenchfighter » Fri Sep 06, 2013 15:21 pm

Oooh, nasty turn into a dark tunnel there. Crash in the break, crash in the peloton.
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