2016 Vuelta a España, stage 5: Viveiro > Lugo (171.3km)





Km 118.8 - Pto. de Marco de Álvare. 11.8 kilometre-long climb at 3.6% - category 3







Looks like a sharp corner right before that hill at 2km is about to start. Good for a puncheur. Gilbert is a 100% certainty to attack there. Kwiatkowski will try too I think.

Official start at 13h30 CEST.

Top-10 GC:
1. ATAPUMA Darwin 32 BMC RACING TEAM 13h 23' 10''
2. VALVERDE Alejandro 1 MOVISTAR TEAM 13h 23' 39'' + 00' 29''
3. FROOME Christopher 21 TEAM SKY 13h 23' 43'' + 00' 33''
4. CHAVES Johan Esteban 51 ORICA BIKEEXCHANGE 13h 23' 49'' + 00' 39''
5. QUINTANA Nairo 7 MOVISTAR TEAM 13h 23' 49'' + 00' 39''
6. SANCHEZ GONZALEZ Samuel 37 BMC RACING TEAM 13h 24' 18'' + 01' 08''
7. FERNANDEZ ANDUJAR Ruben 4 MOVISTAR TEAM 13h 24' 21'' + 01' 11''
8. KONIG Leopold 26 TEAM SKY 13h 24' 23'' + 01' 13''
9. KENNAUGH Peter 24 TEAM SKY 13h 24' 25'' + 01' 15''
10. BRAMBILLA Gianluca 131 ETIXX - QUICK STEP 13h 24' 33'' + 01' 23''
 
Machado seems desperate for a new contract. Things don't look nice for him. He could easily find a team in PCT level, but is clearly fishing for another WT chance.

He was supposed to be the second coming of Agostinho and a better rider than Costa...
 

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