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Vuelta Stage 14 - Sunday 13th Sep - Granada-La Pandera 157km

13 Sep 2009 08:26

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There you go. A couple of steep ramps, for the breaking of minds and bodies.
The weather looks to be having a say, today.
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13 Sep 2009 08:33

Hmm,as far as i know Piti doesn't quite like rainy weather.:D
I remember him last year losing some 3 mins on a flat rain-soaked stage(well,mostly because of his stupidity to go down to the car and get a coat).

Could be Sammy Sanchez' day or,why not,we could see a stage win from Mosquera,who said a couple of days ago he performs better when the temperatures are low.;)

Think Tommy D recovered from the stomach virus or he'll sink even more today?
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13 Sep 2009 08:40

Cadel quite simply has to go on the attack.
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13 Sep 2009 09:47

So, here we are. Valverde promised not to attack before today. So clearly he'll attack today.....right?

That, or on thursday. There aren't any mountain stages left beside these two.
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13 Sep 2009 09:47

craig1985 wrote:Cadel quite simply has to go on the attack.


isnt that rather uncadel like behaviour?
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13 Sep 2009 09:56

issoisso wrote:So, here we are. Valverde promised not to attack before today. So clearly he'll attack today.....right?

That, or on thursday. There aren't any mountain stages left beside these two.


Friday - September 18th. Is that the stage you mean?
The Navacerrada, twice and another first cat?

I wouldn't be surprised to see Valverde attack, in the final 400 metres, on Thursday, though.
That Avila finish and juicy bonus seconds....

dimspace wrote:isnt that rather uncadel like behaviour?

Have to say, he did a lot of attacking of Valverde, during the Dauphine....
...with about the same result.:o
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13 Sep 2009 10:14

Cadel has attacked plenty of times in races. The fact that he doesn't attack is one of the biggest myths in cycling.
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13 Sep 2009 10:22

craig1985 wrote:Cadel quite simply has to go on the attack.


If he has the legs, I could see him give it a go....But I won't get my hopes up.:(

Still pretty close for the top 5 riders, anyone could have a shocker and anyone could have the best day of racing in their lives, as we have all seen happen many times in a GT.
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13 Sep 2009 10:22

google on cadel evans attack.. 33,000 hits
google on valverde attack.. 130,000 hits

maybe valverde is just more google freindly.. :D
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13 Sep 2009 10:25

dimspace wrote:google on cadel evans attack.. 33,000 hits
google on valverde attack.. 130,000 hits

maybe valverde is just more google freindly.. :D


maybe valverde has more fanboys/girls than Cadel. lol:D
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13 Sep 2009 10:29

dimspace wrote:google on cadel evans attack.. 33,000 hits
google on valverde attack.. 130,000 hits

maybe valverde is just more google freindly.. :D

How about google "Evans attacks" since we are using surnames:D
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13 Sep 2009 10:57

powderpuff wrote:How about google "Evans attacks" since we are using surnames:D


cos then it includes roy evans, the legendary liverpool manager renowned for his attacking style of play.. :D And chris evans, the ginger radio dj who was always attacking someone.. :D

just checked his twitter.. not a happy boy

CadelOfficialChecking #Vuelta results. And I get 10" penalty for getting a bottle after my wheel/bike change yesterday.... We are in Spain...
CadelOfficialRT @mycyclingfan: @CadelOfficial No F--cking way. Why not just throw tacks in front of you as you ride . In Spain indeed.-but Belg. Comm.
CadelOfficialRT @Islandman_: @CadelOfficial LOL! - did they fine the shimano support for uselessness?!-I'm wondering the same..

i do actually have some sympathy for the guy... but it is spain..
gesink to get screwed today, basso tommoro
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13 Sep 2009 11:14

dimspace wrote:CadelOfficialRT @mycyclingfan: @CadelOfficial No F--cking way. Why not just throw tacks in front of you as you ride . In Spain indeed.-but Belg. Comm.

Belgian commissionaire - most probably on the SIL payroll to p%$& Cadel off
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13 Sep 2009 12:23

last 10 kms should be epic.
some tough sections in that climb.

Tondo didn't start today apparently. Must say a dissapointing vuelta for him.
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13 Sep 2009 12:25

Tendinitis.
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13 Sep 2009 12:50

Timmy-loves-Rabo wrote:last 10 kms should be epic.
some tough sections in that climb.

Tondo didn't start today apparently. Must say a dissapointing vuelta for him.


Quite. he would normally have made the top 10
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13 Sep 2009 12:51

Yep. Without the knee injury after the Liege fall,i'm pretty sure he would've made the top 10,maybe 7.
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13 Sep 2009 12:57

has anyone found anywhere to watch the race with english commentators?
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13 Sep 2009 13:02

bretto wrote:has anyone found anywhere to watch the race with english commentators?
this link has Matt Keenan as commentator
http://www.channelsurfing.net/watch-la-vuelta-a-espana.html

Usually starts about midnight australian time, 4pm central european time
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13 Sep 2009 13:05

powderpuff wrote:this link has Matt Keenan as commentator
http://www.channelsurfing.net/watch-la-vuelta-a-espana.html


again this stream isn't working for me (here in aus). Didn't work friday either.
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