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2010 Vuelta a Andalucia

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Christian said:
Believe me, I'd love for him to win but I seriously doubt it. He said in a Luxembourgish newspaper that he'd prefer "a more laid back start" than this hard stage. Also he "has no intentions of winning" the Ruta.

Furthermore, he seems to have quite a lot of respect for the climb, as he says on his twitter:

"Autch. I saw the finishing climb from 2morrow. That's gonna hurt "

Plus he even posten a photo of the climb:

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http://tweetphoto.com/12005013

That climb is brutal.
 
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the highlights on andalucia news where barely worth waiting for :/
 
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dimspace said:
to finish the worlds dullest stage of racing..

It is intersting that cav didn't even get top 3.:eek:

Etapa 2:
1. Oscar Freire (Rabobank) 4:53:06
2. Robert Wagner (Skil-Shimano) m.t.
3. Alex Rasmussen (Saxo Bank) m.t.
 
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joy118118 said:
It is intersting that cav didn't even get top 3.:eek:

Etapa 2:
1. Oscar Freire (Rabobank) 4:53:06
2. Robert Wagner (Skil-Shimano) m.t.
3. Alex Rasmussen (Saxo Bank) m.t.

I think there was a crash inside the final K

edit: cav 4th
 
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Waterloo Sunrise said:
Jens Voigt beat Borut Bozic - I think it's safe to say that whatever that crash was, it disrupted the sprint.
Yes

http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=23067

google translation:

Fall in Andalusia: Vanendert and Ten Dam, taken by ambulance; Cunego and Gerdemann, affected
The arrival in Cordoba in the second stage of the Tour of Andalucia has been marked by the fall of five riders in the absence of 300 meters to go.
 
joy118118 said:
Yes

http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=23067

google translation:

Fall in Andalusia: Vanendert and Ten Dam, taken by ambulance; Cunego and Gerdemann, affected
The arrival in Cordoba in the second stage of the Tour of Andalucia has been marked by the fall of five riders in the absence of 300 meters to go.

OH NOES! :eek:

I hope they're not too beat up, especially Cunego, since he's always such a great animater in races like the Ardennes classics. I'd also like to see Gerdemann take a sporting run at some of the smaller spring stage races. Any updates?
 
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mr. tibbs said:
Wiggins must be building form for the 2011 Tour. I guess it's never too early to start...

He did a lot of work earlier on the stage..
 
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mr. tibbs said:
Wiggins must be building form for the 2011 Tour. I guess it's never too early to start...

lol! :D

Some more news on Fränk - looks like his chain broke with 2kms to go yesterday, when he was in the front group and feeling good, had to wait for the team car who was a bit of a ways away - still good stage for him though
 
Christian said:
lol! :D

Some more news on Fränk - looks like his chain broke with 2kms to go yesterday, when he was in the front group and feeling good, had to wait for the team car who was a bit of a ways away - still good stage for him though

Let's not get carried away;)

The chain just chipped a tooth on the chainring and therefore he couldn't quite follow the acceleration.... Uphill that'll quickly make you lose quite a bit of time:p
 
Waterloo Sunrise said:
Jens Voigt beat Borut Bozic - I think it's safe to say that whatever that crash was, it disrupted the sprint.

As well as the crash caused by the barriers blowing out onto the road, the organisers had removed barriers marking traffic islands inside the last kilometre, one of which Greg Henderson hit, blowing his chances of winning...

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"I was 5th wheel on Friere. Boom - islands. Hands off handlebars. Chain off the inside. Back to about 20th. I sprinted with Gerro [Simon Gerrans] up to maybe 11th-12th. Then tried to go again," a clearly disappointed Henderson told RoadCycling.co.nz.

"You can't sprint 3 times in 1km. Missed opportunity."
 
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that crash looked horrible, but i dont think cav can use it as an excuse? nor can sky with henderson. hope all receover quick and fully.

who'd bet against friere tomorrow if its slightly uphill?