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How do you rate the route of the 2018 Vuelta?

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Total votes : 66

Rate the Vuelta 2018 route

13 Jan 2018 11:51

Stage 1 (prologue)
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Stage 2
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Stage 3
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Stage 4
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Stage 5
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Stage 6
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Stage 7
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Stage 8
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Stage 9
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REST DAY

Stage 10
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Stage 11
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13 Jan 2018 11:51

Stage 12
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Stage 13
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Stage 14
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Stage 15
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REST DAY

Stage 16 (ITT)
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Stage 17
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Stage 18
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Stage 19
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Stage 20
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Stage 21
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13 Jan 2018 12:25

i like it, it could do with another tt or a longer tt to balance out the MTF's. I can't imagine too many sprinters will be attending though.
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13 Jan 2018 12:36

Meh. Something like a 3.

Some decent stages and a few mouth watering but too backloaded as usual.
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13 Jan 2018 12:47

this route is perfect to dumoulin. many stages with one climb in the end
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13 Jan 2018 12:49

Hmm, I dno. Its fine I guess, I didn't expect much more than this. I like the stage to Gallina, Monte Oiz and Les Praeres and there are a few interesting hilly/puncheur friendly finishes as well that looks nice. Overall pretty average, like the other GTs this year, but as long as its just average and not plain bad, Im not really too concerned.

Lets say 5
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13 Jan 2018 12:51

Singer01 wrote:i like it, it could do with another tt or a longer tt to balance out the MTF's. I can't imagine too many sprinters will be attending though.

I actually think balancing is the only thing that's done somewhat decently. Most of these climbs are gonna cause small differences if at all.

And this is the most sprinter friendly Vuelta in a very long time. I count 8 opportunities for the durable sprinters.

I do think the route is perfect for Dumoulin
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Re: Rate the Vuelta 2018 route

13 Jan 2018 12:52

Stage 20 has Contador written all over it. :cool:

The route looks fine, the interesting part is to see who will attend the vuelta this year.
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13 Jan 2018 12:59

Red Rick wrote:
Singer01 wrote:i like it, it could do with another tt or a longer tt to balance out the MTF's. I can't imagine too many sprinters will be attending though.

I actually think balancing is the only thing that's done somewhat decently. Most of these climbs are gonna cause small differences if at all.

And this is the most sprinter friendly Vuelta in a very long time. I count 8 opportunities for the durable sprinters.

I do think the route is perfect for Dumoulin

It surely is, but its still very good for climbers

5 sprinter stages, that one or two too many for the Vuelta. :p
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13 Jan 2018 13:01

I hope Dumoulin goes to Vuelta after Giro.
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13 Jan 2018 13:06

Seriously, name me a worse route. Looking back, I guess '14 was crap as well, but this one is still completely bull*.
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13 Jan 2018 13:07

Netserk wrote:Seriously, name me a worse route. Looking back, I guess '14 was crap as well, but this one is still completely bull*.


2007?

The legendary 2009 Tour?
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13 Jan 2018 13:09

Not as much _____________/ as usual.

Very short multi-climb stages in the last week seem to have become de rigueur all of a sudden.

No Red jersey for sprinters.

Only a brief incursion into Catalonia: political?
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13 Jan 2018 13:26

Netserk wrote:Seriously, name me a worse route. Looking back, I guess '14 was crap as well, but this one is still completely bull*.

2016 was worse. So was 2011, I think. 2010. 2008. 2007. And so on..

I guess you can add 2014 and 2012 if you want as well, it depends. I think its overall a pretty average Vuelta-route
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13 Jan 2018 13:40

The andorra stage pushes this to 6+ from me overall. The lack of real mountain stages (aside of the 20th one ofc) is kinda disturbing, but hey, it's Vuelta, don't tell me you were expecting to get some Giau/Fedaia/Val di Fassa level combinations here. Wish there were more ITT kms, otherwise a typical LV route, especially that 1st week. Both Big Tom and Valverde should be happy about this.
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13 Jan 2018 13:41

Too little TT and the majority of the mountain stages is effectively ____/

A few decent stages though, so let's say a 4.
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13 Jan 2018 13:54

This is pretty abysmal. It has Unipuerto all over it. Having a super short mountain stage as the last chance for the climbers to do everything has worked very well in the past, but even that is half-arsed, in my opinion, because they won't be coming from one or two harder mountain stages before and because, well, they're still using the hardest climb as the MTF. The time trial appears to be flat enough, but 33 km is not nearly enough.

Dunno, a 3?
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Re: Rate the Vuelta 2018 route

13 Jan 2018 14:01

Wow, just when you thought we had hit rock bottom, the Vuelta Comes arround produces even bigger bullshit.
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13 Jan 2018 14:07

Same thing every year
Route (of any GT) comes out ...same old moaners on here go on and on about how its dreadful, etc

I like it...Its different from Tour and Giro- whic i wnat and it can provide some great racing and not be stifled by SKY
This is a Valverde, Dumoulin , Chaves route ... I think it could be a great showdown

So stop the pathetic and pointless moaning

I for one dont want several MTN stages with a SKY train dominating it
We usually have that at the Tour
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13 Jan 2018 14:08

This route severely lacks diversity.
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