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Old 11-19-12, 08:40
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Haza Llana, brutal new top-finish in Vuelta 2013 (profile included)

http://www.revistadesdelacuneta.com/...ge=archivo0554
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Ah, they beat the Stelvio altitude MTF record.
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Ah, they beat the Stelvio altitude MTF record.
Yeah, looks like that's what they were after. Kinda lame, though. It flattens out and then there's no climbing for 2 kms straight. It pretty much ensures a waiting game until the last 1.5 steep kms.

If they wanted an extended Sierra Nevada climb it would make a lot more sense to go up Veleta as far as possible.
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it would be nice if pandera will be ridden too, always delivered great action
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Haza Llana, brutal new top-finish in Vuelta 2013 (profile included)

http://www.revistadesdelacuneta.com/...ge=archivo0554
The rumour says the finish will be in El Dornajo (km 17 of the profile), according to PRC twitter (it's still to be decided though).
That would be horrible.
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The rumour says the finish will be in El Dornajo (km 17 of the profile), according to PRC twitter (it's still to be decided though).
That would be horrible.
Ah, I see. That would make more sense for Unipublic and the direction the Vuelta is heading.
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Old 11-19-12, 11:53
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I think they are making a big mistake, trying to copy and increase last years route. It'll scare a lot of top rides off.
OK, the race in 12 was great, but that was mainly down to Contador, not the route.
He'll concentrate on the TdF in 13, and the Vuelta will again go back to being the poor relation of the 3 Gt's.
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Old 11-19-12, 12:01
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I think they are making a big mistake, trying to copy and increase last years route. It'll scare a lot of top rides off.
OK, the race in 12 was great, but that was mainly down to Contador, not the route.
He'll concentrate on the TdF in 13, and the Vuelta will again go back to being the poor relation of the 3 Gt's.
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Can Unipublic get any more ridiculous... it is unreal. Was it really that difficult to ride down and finish in Granada, a big city? It's just 18kms from the top of the climb, through a wide, excellent road.

Alas, no! We absolutely need the 189289726th steep MTF!!

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Can Unipublic get any more ridiculous...
I believe the maximum amount of MTFs possible is... 21.
So yes, they can
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