2022 Vuelta a España stage 3: Breda - Breda 194km

The Vuelta is paying a visit to Breda. That obviously should draw attention to one of Velázquez finest works: 'The surrender of Breda'. Depicting the aftermath of the siege of Breda in 1625, during the Eighty Years War. The victory of the Spanish forces was not permanent though (otherwise the city would now probably be part of Belgium), as the city was recaptured by Dutch republican forces in 1637.

 
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Playbook: the spanish teams go in the break, they will get caught and then there will be a bunch sprint.
Not my favourite stage design.
 
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Shortest GT stage thread ever?
That has me wondering—anyone know what the longest stage thread (in # of posts not pages, since the latter used to vary) might be? Or top 5? Stages with dramatic, surprising, controversial endings—something like Pogacar’s TT win on PdB—probably generate a lot of posts after the finish. But to get truly huge I would think it had to be a stage where dramatic, surprising things happen early on? Something like Formigal or L’Aquila. Of course, Tour stages generally have a bigger audience.
 
That has me wondering—anyone know what the longest stage thread (in # of posts not pages, since the latter used to vary) might be? Or top 5? Stages with dramatic, surprising, controversial endings—something like Pogacar’s TT win on PdB—probably generate a lot of posts after the finish. But to get truly huge I would think it had to be a stage where dramatic, surprising things happen early on? Something like Formigal or L’Aquila. Of course, Tour stages generally have a bigger audience.
 
Awesome! Thanks! :)
 
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Sandisfsn would have a lot of likes to give out.
 
The Luz-Ardiden one fully deserves it. Amazing stage that was.
 
These rereads might come in handy as an alternative activity to watching stage 3.
 

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