42nd Vuelta a Burgos (2.PRO) // July 28th - August 1st 2020

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Movistar look very poor ...Mas and Soler ?
To let Landa, Carapaz & Quintana go in the one year was ridiculous
Yes, but I wonder if the training / non-training really effected them / they got the preparation wrong, because they were not only not great but horrible in this race. After all the competition is not THAT strong.
 
I don't know who is to blame when riders make silly mistakes, the coach or the riders.

  • Why was Mitchelton working for Evenepoel
  • Why did Evenepoel attacked at the end dropping his teammate. LOL.
Landa could have played better tactically but he has bigger fish to fry later. So he was probably flexing his muscles.
 
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Just a little bit surprised to see Evenepoel struggling to match all the grinding after his exploits during the first and third stage, but I suppose the form needs some time time to get steady.
Landa, on the other hand, looked better but pretty much inside the frame set 2 days ago.
Chaves seems to be relying on the feel more than on the numbers. Very similar performance to the day before yesterday.
Such a shame Sosa wasn't in the mix on Picon Blanco, but his form's there with the rest.
Almeida looks like a strong tactical option as well as a lieutenant.

Not everybody will be equally satisfied after this opening race.
But everybody can be satisfied the racing continued and there are some guidelines for the coming weeks.
 
Rewatching the final climb...

I think Kuss could have won it, i don't understand why he had to drag Bennett's ass up the hill for a 5th place in GC, as if this were the Tour de France. As a team, surely you'd rather have a 7th place in GC and a stage win, than a 5th spot in GC without a stagewin?
Sosa didn't once hit the front until his jump at 650 meters from the line.
I think this "defeat" will be a good thing for Evenepoel in the short term. On a climb like this, Sosa is a real benchmark.
 
Why does Kuss need to wait for Bennett in a situation like this? MTF on the last stage of a one-week race? Just let him race, man, Bennett was beyond saving and a 5th versus 7th GC spot for him is pretty irrelevant...
I think Kuss could have won it, i don't understand why he had to drag Bennett's ass up the hill for a 5th place in GC, as if this were the Tour de France. As a team, surely you'd rather have a 7th place in GC and a stage win, than a 5th spot in GC without a stagewin?
Great minds think alike ;)

I doubt he could have won, though, but it's ridiculous that he couldn't try.
 

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