Vuelta 2012, Stage 18: Aguilar de Campoo > Valladolid (204,5 km)

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El Pistolero said:
Hey Rabobank, very smart of you to send Bos to the Worlds Ports classic and Memorial van Steenbergen instead of the Vuelta!

You just missed out on 5 stage wins. :eek:
Had the same thought. But not 5 stage wins. Degenkolb is not that much worse. (and defo better on slightly uphill finishes)
 
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Had the same thought. But not 5 stage wins. Degenkolb is not that much worse. (and defo better on slightly uphill finishes)
Yeah I know, I'm just talking about the maximum number of opportunities for him in this Vuelta.

Even Boonen could've won a sprint here. :D
 
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Congratulations to Bennati! A lot of bad luck this season. But the guy has class and he fights until the end ... and what do you know, he gets his win in the end.
I wish him more success for next year, wherever he will end up!
 
burning said:
To be fair, Rabo did great this stage

Gesink got 4 amazing seconds, he gained big time
What ending 7th with a man who was not allowed to go for the stage, but wait for the slowest sprinter in the peleton. :)

EDIT: You guys screw me over with that size 1 writing. I DO NOT SEE IT. Hehe. Luckily my guidedog bites me if I keep missing it.
 
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Have to give Bennati big props...if you watch the sprint replay from above, he stopped sprinting at least 5 lengths from the line, sets himself up, and throwns that bike ahead of Swift. NICE piece of bike handling there.
 

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