2013 Vuelta a España, Stage 15: Andorra → Peyragudes (224.9 Km)

2013 Vuelta a España, Stage 15: Andorra → Peyragudes (224.9 Km)

Longest stage.



Port del Cantó
http://www.lavuelta.com/13/imgrecorrido/15_puerto_1.png

Port de la Bonaigua
http://www.lavuelta.com/13/imgrecorrido/15_puerto_2.png

Port de Balés


Peyresourde + Peyragudes


Weather (mwahahaha):



Weather: There will be mostly cloudy and overcast sky, with a very variable weather on the stage. There will be rains showers in the mountain highs and at general after La Bonaigua High, and with heavy rain and thunderstorm in the last part of the stage. Fog in the mountain highs of the stage.

Winds: The wind will be light in almost all this route. It will blow from variable directions. It will be contrary at first, from left side later in Cantó High, favourable later as far as La Bonaigua High, contrary later as far as Mauléon de Barousse and favourable later as far as the arrival.

Temperatures: Oscillating between the mild 21ºC in the lowest stretch of the stage and the coolest 9ºC in the summit of La Bonaigua High.
 
Aug 16, 2011
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Either another lone survivor from the break like today or Lo Squalo swims away from everyone.

Hopefully we get to see most of the stage.
 
We really have to thank Perico for this stage design, and with that weather there will be even more Carnage than today.

Hopefully we get a strong break with riders well placed on GC!!!
 
roundabout said:
La Bonaigua High?

The last 40km should be okay to watch whatever the weather.

Maybe room for tactics between climbs with the weather as well.
Hopefully there will be serious attacks on Bales.

I just hope the race breaks apart really early like today
 
We're not going as high as yesterday, so I think it will be less cold tomorrow. Also I don't think Peyragudes is climb much can happen on:eek: They should still feel yesterday's stage in their legs though;)
 
I think a lot depends on who's gonna control tomorrow and what the break is gonna look like. If Horner is ever gonna drop Nibali, these are not the climbs to do it, cause he's not explosive enough to get a gap quickly. This stage might turn out to be a disappointment.

I think Katusha will go for it tomorrow. Big chance Purito will have given up on red, but he's seen Valverde is vulnerable, so he'll try to knock him of the podium.
 
Apr 15, 2013
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with the weather I expect lots of DNS from riders who don't want to screw the end of the season with a pneumonia : 225kms with 4 big climbs all with rain... tomorrow evening there will be again 15 to 20 riders less.. Big big carnage.
 
Nov 26, 2012
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anotehr day for the break, i guess.

The big question though is, how many will not start tomorrow? how many will be able to recover enough for tomorrow.

The only thing i am certain is that txurruka wont attack tomorrow. if he feels he is strong enugh to do it, then he is going to be our new vino within 2 years.
 
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Red Rick said:
It's also a massive differnce to the tactics that Nibali will only have to watch one enemy tomorrow
Nibali will be forced to watch others, becoz i think purito will try to do something in the next two days.
 
Valverde *****ing about the inhumane stages and the weather, asks for tomorrow's stage to be cancelled.

Nevermind he's the only rider to have won where the stage ends tomorrow.

He is such a despicable rider.
 
Descender said:
Valverde *****ing about the inhumane stages and the weather, asks for tomorrow's stage to be cancelled.

Nevermind he's the only rider to have won where the stage ends tomorrow.

He is such a despicable rider.
I kind of used to like him I guess, though now I have to wash my mouth:eek::(
 
No point to pay so much attention to Valv words after the stage. He was unlucky, tired, cold probably so he said what he said. Tommorow is another day and he still looks like one of the three strongest guys on this race. Better focus on that instead of words said right after finishing the stage.
 
Nov 26, 2012
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any chance for a nibali win tomorrow?

if nibali is going to win this vuelta, i would rather having win at least one stage.


btw, am i the only person who feels that this stage is taken from the books of TdF?
 
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murali said:
any chance for a nibali win tomorrow?

if nibali is going to win this vuelta, i would rather having win at least one stage.


btw, am i the only person who feels that this stage is taken from the books of TdF?
If you watched any of this year's Giro then you'd know what a ridiculously hard man Nibali is--if the weather is anything like predicted, then there's a great chance he'll win the stage (and even if the weather is fine, too). I'd say this stage was taken from from the books of the Giro--not some tailored, manicured TdF stage-book.
 

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