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Vuelta 2018 stage 21: Alcorcón - Madrid 100.9 km

15 Sep 2018 19:30

Vuelta 2018 stage 21: Alcorcón - Madrid 100.9 km NB! late start 17.15 CET

From Malaga to final stage at Madrid. The year's last 3 week GT ends on the streets of Madrid. Chapeau to Yates (S) and to all who made it an entertaining race.

At 100.9 kilometres, the final stage of the Vuelta a España runs from Alcorcón to Madrid, places that are actually only 13 kilometres apart. As (almost) always, the Spanish Grand Tour ends on a 5.9 kilometres circuit in the Spanish capital. The route is flat, so we should expect a bunch sprint.

Following a slight detour the riders hit the 5.9 kilometres circuit in the city centre of Madrid. It’s flat and it’s straightforward and it’s raced eleven times. Last edition, Alberto Contador entered the circuit slightly ahead of the others. El campeón was saluted by cheers and applause from the home crowds and he drank in this goodbye.

It’s a safe bet to expect a bunch sprint in Madrid. Previous winners at this arrival are Matteo Trentin (2017), Magnus Cort Nielsen (2016), John Degenkolb (2015, 2012), Michael Matthews (2013), Peter Sagan (2011), and Tyler Farrar (2010). They all won in the sprint.

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15 Sep 2018 19:44

Predicting an upset, Viviani does not win.

Sagan?
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15 Sep 2018 19:55

Don't care.
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15 Sep 2018 20:13

Weather forecast - Partly cloudy skies. High 31C. Winds light and variable.
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15 Sep 2018 20:22

DanielSong39 wrote:Predicting an upset, Viviani does not win.

Sagan?


This year's Vuelta normal upset - the breakaway wins it! :D
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Re: Vuelta 2018 stage 21: Alcorcón - Madrid 100.9 km

15 Sep 2018 20:34

Quintana to outsprint Viviani from a two-men breakaway.
Wij steunen hem, tenzij hij niet genoeg fietst.
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15 Sep 2018 20:46

Quintana to transform into Quinrobotana and win stage and GC while during the post race interview stating it was all part of the plan and that he in fact did not lie about his age.
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Re: Vuelta 2018 stage 21: Alcorcón - Madrid 100.9 km

15 Sep 2018 20:58

I hope Sagan gets his stage win. He deserves it after a lot of close calls. Nizzolo to get 2nd.
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15 Sep 2018 22:05

DanielSong39 wrote:Predicting an upset, Viviani does not win.

Sagan?


Well, if Quickstep only gets three stage win then it'll be a total failure for them. :p
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Re: Vuelta 2018 stage 21: Alcorcón - Madrid 100.9 km

15 Sep 2018 22:25

Solo breakaway, Aru wins the stage and the overall.

...or in the real World, meh...sprint to end a nice Vuelta. And we rate it, argue a little...and next week, it's all about the RRWC :) .
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16 Sep 2018 01:01

Richie Porte to finally get his stage!

He is hyped again in this forum and it is now ready to win the Worlds and the Tour in the process.
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16 Sep 2018 04:15

Yates and Mas puncture at the start........Aru attacks......Sagan wins.
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16 Sep 2018 07:39

Btw, as this is the last stage thread I wanted to take my last chance and thank @Robert5091 for his great OP's. Great work :)
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16 Sep 2018 09:55

Yes, thank you Robert. Excellent job.
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16 Sep 2018 10:52

Indeed, very informative posts.
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16 Sep 2018 12:57

Yes Kudos and Thanks to @Robert5091! Great Job!
Alberto Contador=Legend!

Nibali becomes only the 6th winner of all 3 GTS (2014)!
Nibali joins Gimondi, Merckx and Hinault as only the 4th man to win all 3 GTS and 2 different Monuments (2018). A throwback rider in this age of specialization. Bravo!
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Re: Vuelta 2018 stage 21: Alcorcón - Madrid 100.9 km

16 Sep 2018 12:57

Gigs_98 wrote:Btw, as this is the last stage thread I wanted to take my last chance and thank @Robert5091 for his great OP's. Great work :)

I'm sure he won't mind if girls hijack this thread for a while.

Excellent OPs, mate.
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16 Sep 2018 14:12

Gigs_98 wrote:Btw, as this is the last stage thread I wanted to take my last chance and thank @Robert5091 for his great OP's. Great work :)



This most definitely.
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16 Sep 2018 14:47

Congrats to Bronzini.
Crazy fast racing. The girls were nuts... Why didn't they enjoy sightseeing? We'd enjoy, as well.

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16 Sep 2018 15:52

If Kelderman gains 2 seconds in Izagirre he can finish 9th.
That's the most important part obviously :P
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