Vuelta 2017 stage 10 Caravaca to Alhama 164,8 km

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Ruby United said:
Popchu said:
Rojas what are you doing, with Soler behind you?
What do you mean?
He will be guaranteed second if they get away and Rojas is certainly faster than Soler - he even has a chance against Trentin.
He's a very under appreciated rider, if a little old. Never really achieved the results that his talents and abilities would suggest (as Mark Cavendish says in his autobiography)

EDIT: so much for beating Trentin. That was horrific. But point remains.
If Rojas didn't take pulls with Trentin, Soler could be much closer and you could play with two riders, instead of hoping to beat Trentin mano a mano.
 
Nice move by Roche. BMC have Roche and TVG within 1:30 of Froome. I hope they can at least try to do something with those 2 to gain something. I'm really surprised by Roche at this point.
 
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Eclipse said:
Vasilis said:
I guess Sky missed that Roche went off?
Sky don't care

Roche will be a non-factor in the battle for the win
That hasn't been their stance so far, Froome said that anyone is a rival until they lose enough time, they chased breakaways with Bol and Sanchez in them to keep the jersey, but suddenly they don't care about the rider who's 3rd overall?
 
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Zinoviev Letter said:
Did Roche get away in the latter part of the descent, after he passed Nibali and went to the front? Or did he get away on the flat?
Once Nibali came back to the group Roche pushed on off the front and nobody cared to chase because he's only Nico Roche
 
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Zinoviev Letter said:
Did Roche get away in the latter part of the descent, after he passed Nibali and went to the front? Or did he get away on the flat?
He got a away soon after catching Nibali.

At least I assume he wasn't caught and had to go again, didn't see him for a while.
 
Roche is one of the best descenders ....he always has been ...just pelopel dont see it....he passes ppl all the time of dreadful descents
He used to ride all the time on descents with Bardet

Also SKY need to look to everyone in GC....
 
When the descent flattened and Nibali saw Chaves quite near he gave up.
At that point Roche attacked and did stay away, well done.
Though I suspect that costs some energy, but seconds are seconds.
 
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I really don't think Sky realised he was out front. Froome might've been to far back at the point when Roche went off to notice it? Also no images of Roche means that none of the DS's were alerted in the last 10km.

Edit: Though maybe that's what the chat with Nibbles was about.
 
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Vasilis said:
Eclipse said:
Vasilis said:
I guess Sky missed that Roche went off?
Sky don't care

Roche will be a non-factor in the battle for the win
That hasn't been their stance so far, Froome said that anyone is a rival until they lose enough time, they chased breakaways with Bol and Sanchez in them to keep the jersey, but suddenly they don't care about the rider who's 3rd overall?
Froome said after his win on Sunday that he won't kill his team to chase everyone anymore, it's probably about picking battles. Roche's time gain today was more a problem to those with podium aspirations than the red jersey.
 
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deValtos said:
I really don't think Sky realised he was out front. Froome might've been to far back at the point when Roche went off to notice it? Also no images of Roche means that none of the DS's were alerted in the last 10km.

Edit: Though maybe that's what the chat with Nibbles was about.
I think you are correct.
 
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Vasilis said:
Eclipse said:
Vasilis said:
I guess Sky missed that Roche went off?
Sky don't care

Roche will be a non-factor in the battle for the win
That hasn't been their stance so far, Froome said that anyone is a rival until they lose enough time, they chased breakaways with Bol and Sanchez in them to keep the jersey, but suddenly they don't care about the rider who's 3rd overall?
If Froome stay fit I just can't see Roche is a threat, Chaves, Contador and Nibali yes, him no.
 

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