2016 Vuelta, stage 4: Betanzos > San Andrés de Teixido

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Hugo Koblet said:
CheckMyPecs said:
Ah, the pathetic Valverde 200 m sprint.
That's 200 metres more than anyone else in GC.
Haha, true.

What a clown fiesta. I bet there was headwind. Valverde always so close on the jersey, yet he never seems to be able to get it. Thats a bummer.

Ruben Fernandez kinda disappointing, but he won't ride GC-anyways with Movistar having 2 top dogs.
 
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barmaher said:
We are so lucky to be around in the Valverde era. I can get some of the criticism he gets, but to criticise him for putting the hammer down uphill to try and gap GC rivals? What the hell?
200 m sprint after doing nothing in the previous 10 km = putting down the hammer? :confused:

My goodness, how low standards have dropped.
 
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barmaher said:
Ashley House and JA Flecha are very excited; they seem to think we have been looking at a stage for the ages.
Can't blame them. They're payed to fake enthusiasm after each stage, and to hype it before it starts.

Gotta keep the share high.
 
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huangho said:
PremierAndrew said:
huangho said:
So, Atapuma will be in red, is he (And of course BMC) good enough to keep it??
He could potentially finish top 5 if he gains 3 minutes or more today
I don't think he will be allowed to get more than a minute...
1º Darwin Atapuma (BMC)
2º Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) a 29"
3º Chris Froome (Sky) a 33"
4º Esteban Chaves (Orica-BikeExchange) a 39"
5º Nairo Quintana (Movistar) a 39"

;)
 
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barmaher said:
We are so lucky to be around in the Valverde era. I can get some of the criticism he gets, but to criticise him for putting the hammer down uphill to try and gap GC rivals? What the hell?
I agree, he might as well sprint and force everyone else to do the same, than just roll over with the others. For sure it takes more out of the bad sprinters than him.
 
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CheckMyPecs said:
barmaher said:
We are so lucky to be around in the Valverde era. I can get some of the criticism he gets, but to criticise him for putting the hammer down uphill to try and gap GC rivals? What the hell?
200 m sprint after doing nothing in the previous 10 km = putting down the hammer? :confused: My goodness, how standards have dropped.
And you seriously think this is Valverde's only trick?
 

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