2016 Vuelta a España, stage 2: Ourense > Baiona (160.8km)





Km 79.7 - Alto de Fontefria 8.2 km de subida a 3.2% - categoría 3
Uncategorized lead-up to this climb is 5km @ 7,8%.



Top 10 GC:

1. KENNAUGH Peter 24 TEAM SKY 30' 37''
2. PUCCIO Salvatore 29 TEAM SKY 30' 37'' + 00' 00''
3. KWIATKOWSKI Michal 27 TEAM SKY 30' 37'' + 00' 00''
4. KONIG Leopold 26 TEAM SKY 30' 37'' + 00' 00''
5. FROOME Christopher 21 TEAM SKY 30' 37'' + 00' 00''
6. VALVERDE Alejandro 1 MOVISTAR TEAM 30' 37'' + 00' 00''
7. CASTROVIEJO Jonathan 2 MOVISTAR TEAM 30' 37'' + 00' 00''
8. FERNANDEZ ANDUJAR Ruben 4 MOVISTAR TEAM 30' 37'' + 00' 00''
9. ROJAS José Joaquin 8 MOVISTAR TEAM 30' 37'' + 00' 00''
10. QUINTANA Nairo 7 MOVISTAR TEAM 30' 37'' + 00' 00''


Well designed stage that can go both ways, a sprint or a (late) break.
 
Re: 2016 Vuelta a España, stage 2: Ourense > Baiona (160.8km

Normally I'd be pretty sure that this stage would go to a sprinter but since there are absolutely no good sprinters in the race I don't know if there will be enough teams who try to control everything. This vuelta is really a missed opportunity for a lot of sprinters. Especially the french guys can't all be leaders in the WC but would be favorites for every flat stage here.
 
Jul 24, 2011
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DFA123 said:
Think Arndt will win this. Giant's lead out train looks pretty respectable and he's got no problems getting over these bumps.
For you Which is the sprinters top 10 for this Vuelta?
 
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PremierAndrew said:
burning said:
cineteq said:
Froome
Valverde
Quintana
Chaves +6
Sanchez +7
Van Garderen +7
Kruijswijk +27
Talansky +52
Contador +52
Quoting this ridiculous crap such that you won't edit this later on
? That's the current GC minus a load of irrelevant riders
Talansky and Samu are as relevant as Gerrans GC wise.
 
Oct 10, 2015
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burning said:
PremierAndrew said:
burning said:
cineteq said:
Froome
Valverde
Quintana
Chaves +6
Sanchez +7
Van Garderen +7
Kruijswijk +27
Talansky +52
Contador +52
Quoting this ridiculous crap such that you won't edit this later on
? That's the current GC minus a load of irrelevant riders
Talansky and Samu are as relevant as Gerrans GC wise.
How so? Both Talanksy and Sanchez are both top 10 and possible top 5 contenders for this Vuelta, in fact the only rider on that list that isn't really a GC guy is TVG as he's already said he has no interest in the GC
 
Re: 2016 Vuelta a España, stage 2: Ourense > Baiona (160.8km

burning said:
PremierAndrew said:
burning said:
cineteq said:
Froome
Valverde
Quintana
Chaves +6
Sanchez +7
Van Garderen +7
Kruijswijk +27
Talansky +52
Contador +52
Quoting this ridiculous crap such that you won't edit this later on
? That's the current GC minus a load of irrelevant riders
Talansky and Samu are as relevant as Gerrans GC wise.
Gosh....... good morning!

I hope the stage will go to the break! Preferable a late one with some quality names.
 
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There's no gun sprinters because there are few stages that suit the all out sprinter. So I guess teams figure it's a pointless pursuit so select fringe sprinters or those that can get over the hills and maybe they may have a shot.
 
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Re: 2016 Vuelta a España, stage 2: Ourense > Baiona (160.8km

burning said:
cineteq said:
Froome
Valverde
Quintana
Chaves +6
Sanchez +7
Van Garderen +7
Kruijswijk +27
Talansky +52
Contador +52
Quoting this ridiculous crap such that you won't edit this later on
Wow, so much hate.
 
Just because the A rated pure sprinters aren't here, in a GT with so few flat stages, why wouldn't the sprint field that is here take this?

I think a disservice is being done to the likes of Jempy Drucker, Meersman, Van De Sande, Bonifazio, Arndt, Sbaragli etc. Not to mention the Felline's, Battaglin's and Rojas' of this world.
 
Re: 2016 Vuelta a España, stage 2: Ourense > Baiona (160.8km

burning said:
PremierAndrew said:
burning said:
cineteq said:
Froome
Valverde
Quintana
Chaves +6
Sanchez +7
Van Garderen +7
Kruijswijk +27
Talansky +52
Contador +52
Quoting this ridiculous crap such that you won't edit this later on
? That's the current GC minus a load of irrelevant riders
Talansky and Samu are as relevant as Gerrans GC wise.
What? You didn't get any sleep lately I guess.
 
Jun 6, 2015
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Interesting betting for today's stage with the bookies going 4/1 the field - 8/1 bar two (Bonifazio/Arndt)

They have Tyler Farrar at 150/1 paying 1/4 odds the top 3. I think I might have a bit of that.
 

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