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12 Jan 2013 12:16

Mega lol at Monte da Groba getting the same categorisation as Port de Balès.

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When I laughed at that I hadn't yet found out Monte Naranco was category 1. LOL. I thought it was strange enough when Urkiola got it, but that's as steep as Peña Cabarga and a similar length. This is a kilometre longer than those two, but barely half as steep.

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12 Jan 2013 12:20

There are six "hilltop" finishes, make two proper hilly/MM stages and 2 nothing stages and it would be a pretty decent route.
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12 Jan 2013 12:20

LaFlorecita wrote:Joaquim Rodríguez ‏@PuritoRodriguez
Espectacular @lavuelta de este año!!! Dura no... Lo siguiente!!!!!!!

what bothers me is that most of the people in my TL seem to think lots of mtf = a good race. What they don't understand is that it was good last year because Alberto attacked a lot. And this year he won't race it. So it will be Jrod all the way and there isn't a thing that's exciting about seeing Jrod sprint away with 1k to go every other freaking stage.


IMHO there are some mountain stage that don't suit him, even the hilly ITT reminds me Fuente De.;)

Even he hasn't a team right now
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12 Jan 2013 12:27

LaFlorecita wrote:what bothers me is that most of the people in my TL seem to think lots of mtf = a good race. What they don't understand is that it was good last year because Alberto attacked a lot.
Right, Valverde and Rodriguez didn't do anything. Can't seem to find a way to take you seriously. :rolleyes:
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12 Jan 2013 12:27

In the end, a lot better than expected. I really didn't see a stage like the one to Peyragudes coming. Still non-sufficient TTing and too many uphill sprints. I suspect the profiles make many climbs seem steeper than they really are, but overall this is a huge improvement with respect to the last Vueltas
A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.


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12 Jan 2013 12:28

Forunculo wrote:IMHO there are some mountain stage that don't suit him, even the hilly ITT reminds me Fuente De.;)

Even he hasn't a team right now


After watching him last year in Pampeago, Stelvio and Cuitu Negru I fail to see what kind of mountain stage doesn't suit him.
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12 Jan 2013 12:31

Descender wrote:38km ITT, very hilly.


Best stage of the course. :)
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12 Jan 2013 12:35

cineteq wrote:Right, Valverde and Rodriguez didn't do anything. Can't seem to find a way to take you seriously. :rolleyes:


I'm talking about the people in my TL. Hint: Who do you think I follow on twitter?

Next hint: what do you think they found most exciting about last year's vuelta?

Anyway, of course Valverde and Jrod attacked, but only in the last 1 or 2 km. It was Alberto who attacked earlier.
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The great Alberto Contador :p
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12 Jan 2013 12:39

LaFlorecita wrote:Next hint: what do you think they found most exciting about last year's vuelta?
I don't know: Let me guess, Purito losing La Vuelta in Fuente Dé? :p
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12 Jan 2013 12:42

icefire wrote:After watching him last year in Pampeago, Stelvio and Cuitu Negru I fail to see what kind of mountain stage doesn't suit him.


Yes and no. At the Giro he was a little bit short to outclimb Hesjedal clearly. He had ups and downs and lost in the last and short ITT.

At the Vuelta he was at his best form, and Froome was clearly off form and Contador lacked race days. There wasn't properly climber stages. But uphills finish and many single climb stages.

Despite the 3rd cat climb the ITT it's 38 km long and the "french" stage it's not for Purito if a great climber is there.

Anyway he wants to do the Tour and hasn't a team right now so it's too soon to discuss about the external factors
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12 Jan 2013 12:49

cineteq wrote:I don't know: Let me guess, Purito losing La Vuelta in Fuente Dé? :p


No; Alberto attacking and that won't happen this year.
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12 Jan 2013 12:50

Forunculo wrote:Yes and no. At the Giro he was a little bit short to outclimb Hesjedal clearly. He had ups and downs and lost in the last and short ITT.

At the Vuelta he was at his best form, and Froome was clearly off form and Contador lacked race days. There wasn't properly climber stages. But uphills finish and many single climb stages.

Despite the 3rd cat climb the ITT it's 38 km long and the "french" stage it's not for Purito if a great climber is there.

Anyway he wants to do the Tour and hasn't a team right now so it's too soon to discuss about the external factors


but who will be this great climber?
"The second place is not good."
The great Alberto Contador :p
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12 Jan 2013 12:50

Portillon was in their way to Bales, but somehow they managed to miss it. Good stage anyway.
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12 Jan 2013 12:58

Forunculo wrote:Yes and no. At the Giro he was a little bit short to outclimb Hesjedal clearly. He had ups and downs and lost in the last and short ITT.

At the Vuelta he was at his best form, and Froome was clearly off form and Contador lacked race days. There wasn't properly climber stages. But uphills finish and many single climb stages.

Despite the 3rd cat climb the ITT it's 38 km long and the "french" stage it's not for Purito if a great climber is there.

Anyway he wants to do the Tour and hasn't a team right now so it's too soon to discuss about the external factors


The ITT in 2012 was almost 40kms, so there is not much difference in that aspect, although the course this year is in a windy area. As for the great climbers, it's too early to say but I doubt any of the best will peak for the Vuelta.
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