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Old 09-02-12, 16:01
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Default Vuelta 2012, Stage 16: Gijon > Cuitu Nigru (183,5 kms)

The hardest stage of this year's Vuelta.








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Old 09-02-12, 16:06
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So the super hard bit is even less than 3 km?

Hopefully people from 11 or so on GC go on the attack early. Might liven up the procedings before the last 3 km.
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Old 09-02-12, 16:08
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1. Purito
2. Contador
3. Valverde

Next.
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Old 09-02-12, 16:12
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Purito again.
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horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato
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back in 2005,the roles were the same.

even if some still believe heras was untouchable that tour(especially because of the controversial positive),it wasn't the case.he could not get rid of menchov at all
that's where the tactics of manolo saiz proved decisive.and the strenght of liberty seguros too.

heras attacked on penultimate climb of colladiella but get rid of menchov only on the descent.after that,he was waited by all of the blue guys sent up front.

katusha is of course stronger than what was left of rabobank back then. still i can't see other chance for alberto to drop purito.he has to play some tactics,today they tried nicely even they failed.tomorrow the profile will be better for those.

i fully expect a showdown

rumour is that the ghost of menchov still appears sometimes at night on pajares...

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So the super hard bit is even less than 3 km?

Hopefully people from 11 or so on GC go on the attack early. Might liven up the procedings before the last 3 km.
Yep. Just like la Bola. It's another Purito climb.
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I hope quintana, henao and uran are given a free role
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I hope quintana, henao and uran are given a free role
That would be silly. Maybe one of Henao and Urán, but not both. And definitely not Quintana. No matter how much of a fan you are, their teams have more important things to fight for.
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Old 09-02-12, 16:18
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That would be silly. Maybe one of Henao and Urán, but not both. And definitely not Quintana. No matter how much of a fan you are, their teams have more important things to fight for.
valverde's 3rd place is save. besides movistar always have to send a rider in front for team gc. henao and uran should both get free role's obviously. they can win a stage. froome can not nor can he even enter the podium
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back in 2005,the roles were the same.

even if some still believe heras was untouchable that tour(especially because of the controversial positive),it wasn't the case.he could not get rid of menchov at all
that's where the tactics of manolo saiz proved decisive.and the strenght of liberty seguros too.

heras attacked on penultimate climb of colladiella but get rid of menchov only on the descent.after that,he was waited by all of the blue guys sent up front.

katusha is of course stronger than what was left of rabobank back then. still i can't see other chance for alberto to drop purito.he has to play some tactics,today they tried nicely even they failed.tomorrow the profile will be better for those.

i fully expect a showdown

rumour is that the ghost of menchov still appears sometimes at night on pajares...

Exactly.

Navarro, Hernandez and Majka attack on San Lorenzo, Contador goes on Cobertoria, catches them in the flat, they pace him until the last climb then Contador goes for glory.
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