2016 Vuelta a España, stage 8: Villalpando > La Camperona






Km 181.5 - Alto de la Camperona. Valle de Sabero 8.5 km a 7.4% - categoría 1



The profile speaks for itself really. The toughest kilometer ever raced, full madness of 18% average!!! Hesjedal won it in 2014 from a break, Valverde went very early and blew himself, Froome did one of his most famous yo-yo's to finish first of the GC guys, 1" in front of Purito. Gaps were very small between the top guns, except for the aforementioned Valverde who lost half a minute.

Weather forecast says 35°C at the start in Villalpando. 3 bft wind from the southwest so the riders will enjoy a nice tail/crosswind for most of the stage.

Top-10 GC
1. ATAPUMA Darwin 32 BMC RACING TEAM 25h 41' 21''
2. VALVERDE Alejandro 1 MOVISTAR TEAM 25h 41' 29'' + 00' 08''
3. FROOME Christopher 21 TEAM SKY 25h 42' 03'' + 00' 42''
4. QUINTANA Nairo 7 MOVISTAR TEAM 25h 42' 09'' + 00' 48''
5. CHAVES Johan Esteban 51 ORICA BIKEEXCHANGE 25h 42' 09'' + 00' 48''
6. KONIG Leopold 26 TEAM SKY 25h 42' 30'' + 01' 09''
7. YATES Simon 59 ORICA BIKEEXCHANGE 25h 42' 53'' + 01' 32''
8. KENNAUGH Peter 24 TEAM SKY 25h 42' 58'' + 01' 37''
9. BRAMBILLA Gianluca 131 ETIXX - QUICK STEP 25h 42' 59'' + 01' 38''
10. MORENO FERNANDEZ Daniel 6 MOVISTAR TEAM 25h 42' 59'' + 01' 38''

Abandons
BARGUIL Warren (Giant)- stage 3 DNF
REYNES Vicente(IAM) - stage 4 DNF
ZURLO Federico (Lampre)- stage 4 DNF
MAS Luis (Caja Rural) - stage 5 DNS
FISCHER Murilo(FDJ) - stage 5 DNF
KRUIJSWIJK Steven (LottoNL) - stage 5 DNF
MINARD Sébastien (AG2R) - stage 6 DNS
KISERLOVSKI Robert (Tinkoff) - stage 6 DNS
LÓPEZ Miguel Ángel- stage 6 DNF
BONIFAZIO Niccolo - stage 7 DNF
TAARAMAE Rein - stage 7 DNF
KWIATKOWSKI Michal - stage 7 DNF
 
Aug 16, 2013
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1. Froome
2. Chavito + 2 s
3. Quintana + 16s
4. Valverde + 25s
5. Brambilla + 33s

11. Contador + 1m02s
 
Aug 15, 2016
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_________________/ stage , 35 degrees
perfect stage for Froome
whoever of the GC wins this stage will go on to win Vuelta (except for crashing out ofc)
 
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i think froome has vuelta in the bag. Contador is pretty much done after loosing 1:20, now with injured body. As much as I like chavito, don't think he can withstand Froome. Even if Froome fades, Chavito has no record that he can hold his form on the 3rd week. Facing Nibali is one thing, but Froome is another planet altogether.
 
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Jelantik said:
i think froome has vuelta in the bag. Contador is pretty much done after loosing 1:20, now with injured body. As much as I like chavito, don't think he can withstand Froome. Even if Froome fades, Chavito has no record that he can hold his form on the 3rd week. Facing Nibali is one thing, but Froome is another planet altogether.
Valverde?
 
Just read this on the Vuelta site:

Misleading stage with a 95% flat route but, after Cistierna, we come across one of the slopes that has made the most impact in the entire history of the Vuelta: La Camperona, climbed for the first and only time in 2014. The route is difficult enough to make the favourite riders have to give it their all. Its purity, the suffering of the riders and the proximity of the fans all make the Camperona a special place. A truly spectacular stage that, with wind, could be a deciding one.
Truly disturbing.
 
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Flamin said:
Just read this on the Vuelta site:

Misleading stage with a 95% flat route but, after Cistierna, we come across one of the slopes that has made the most impact in the entire history of the Vuelta: La Camperona, climbed for the first and only time in 2014. The route is difficult enough to make the favourite riders have to give it their all. Its purity, the suffering of the riders and the proximity of the fans all make the Camperona a special place. A truly spectacular stage that, with wind, could be a deciding one.
Truly disturbing.
Lmao.
 

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