Ruta del Sol - Vuelta Ciclista a Andalucía 2021 (May 18-22)

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I don't see today's finish as more cramped than the frequently visited murito at Valdepeñas de Jaén.
The narrowest point inside the fortress comes after they've been climbing for a while, with the last section on cobbles. I'm sure Guillén is going to send Escartín on a visit there.
It isn't. PRC had initially introduced the idea of a Fortaleza de la Mota climb back in 2013 because the Valdepeñas de Jaén stage working made it plausible.

I think that considering there's room further down the climb for all the team cars etc. there should be no problem there. Velefique is more cramped for sure.
 
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And... the bullying of Hodeg continues. :sob: Great route for a sprinter. "Oh, you won't do the Giro because we got Evenepoel, Almeida and Masnada for GC, but look, you can do the Ruta del Sol, doesn't that sound nice and sunny?" :grapes: :lemon:
(Okay, it was probably more like "Shut up, you didn't get any results, here's Andalucia, go there.")
 
And... the bullying of Hodeg continues. :sob: Great route for a sprinter. "Oh, you won't do the Giro because we got Evenepoel, Almeida and Masnada for GC, but look, you can do the Ruta del Sol, doesn't that sound nice and sunny?" :grapes: :lemon:
(Okay, it was probably more like "Shut up, you didn't get any results, here's Andalucia, go there.")
At least he's doing than birthday boy Mark Cavendish who didn't finish yesterday, which means that Hodeg should be there chosen man for today.

Jay Vine has had an even worse time in Andalucia. He succumbed to the heat on stage 1, then crashed on stage 2 and ended up with a hole in his left leg, but he still managed finished the stage before being taken to hospital. There he got an allergic reaction to the stuff they gave him, resulting in a rash on his body and a swollen face. He is fortunately back home/on his way home to Girona now.
 
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At least he's doing than birthday boy Mark Cavendish who didn't finish yesterday, which means that Hodeg should be there chosen man for today.

Jay Vine has had an even worse time in Andalucia. He succumbed to the heat on stage 1, then crashed on stage 2 and ended up with a hole in his left leg, but he still managed finished the stage before being taken to hospital. There he got an allergic reaction to the stuff they gave him, resulting in a rash on his body and a swollen face. He is fortunately back home/on his way home to Girona now.
Talking about being unfortunate o_O
 
What a finish on stage 5 of Andalucia - Stannard was going to win the stage when Impey veered out and took out both riders 25 metres from the finish line - Stannard was giving it to Impey who was prone on the ground - Feel sorry for Stannard who has been battling to take his first win as a professional.
 
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...and apparently Carlton Kirby appeared to be blaming Stannard for not looking where he was going. Smith says it's just a racing incident, it probably was but Impey should know better than that at his experience level. Supermán 4th in the sprint for the line and Koronin is going to be mighty confused as it appears a guy who has never finished a GT outside the top 10 might be positioned higher than 4th in the food chain at Movistar.
 
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What a finish on stage 5 of Andalucia - Stannard was going to win the stage when Impey veered out and took out both riders 25 metres from the finish line - Stannard was giving it to Impey who was prone on the ground - Feel sorry for Stannard who has been battling to take his first win as a professional.
Cannot blame Stannard; Impey just took him out.
 
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