Vuelta 2017 stage 11 Lorca - Calar Alto 187,5 km

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Froome back to third is 2:30 minutes with a TT to come. Anyone thinking he was slightly in decline after the tour is forced to think again. He is stronger at this Vuelta than he was at the tour. Just compare him to Bardet and Aru who were up there on GC at the tour.

Nibali looking good to take 2nd as he now has over a minute on all other competitiors and is probably a slightly better TT'ist than most other GC men. The only remaining battle is probably for the 3rd podium spot which is a bit disappointing for the race with it being only half way through.
 
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Eyeballs Out said:
Valv.Piti said:
Brullnux said:
Red Rick said:
This Nibali would have won the Giro
Don't know, Dumoulin was super strong throughout
No he wasn't. He was super strong a few stages, then very good on other and pretty mediocre on a few, but the competitors where as well.
Nibali finished with Dumoulin's domestique today
Thank you. At least somebody noticed.

Jesus christ people.
 
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DFA123 said:
wwabbit said:
Irondan said:
Nibs proving he's the closest competitor to Froome and he'll only get stronger as the race goes on.
It's like after every stage, there's a different 'closest competitor to Froome'
Yeah, it's almost like the situation is evolving on a daily basis. :rolleyes:
To be fair Nibs was about a minute ahead of all others than Froome already before this stage when calculatin probable TT times.
 
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Brullnux said:
Red Rick said:
This Nibali would have won the Giro
Don't know, Dumoulin was super strong throughout
Plus if we start all the what if bs then you could say Dumoulin would have won even more easily if Kelderman had not fallen.

Or if Lance Armstrong took a time travel to 2017 and shown up in TDF 1999 form he would've annihilated the field. :rolleyes:
I like this second prediction!! :D
 
The sad thing is that except for Nibali and to a lesser extent Contador no one is even trying to challenge Froome. Orica did a lot of work earlier and was no where to be seen when it mattered most. Zakarin and Kelderman were happy enough to establish a top 10 position and the rest of the group was either way down in the GC or a Sky helper.
 
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Escarabajo said:
movingtarget said:
Escarabajo said:
killswitch said:
Nibali could have won this Vuelta if not for Froome.
What kind of reasoning is this? :D
Nibali would have won the Giro too if not for Dumoulin...........
Or Quintana sucking the third week!!

So many outcomes we can come up with. That's my point.
Race revision is a bit pointless. Nibali and Quintana were expected to put Dumoulin to the sword in the Giro mountain stages but couldn't do it. I don't see any issues at all. It's like saying if Porte didn't fall in the Tour he would have done this or that. No one knows.
 
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Eyeballs Out said:
Valv.Piti said:
Brullnux said:
Red Rick said:
This Nibali would have won the Giro
Don't know, Dumoulin was super strong throughout
No he wasn't. He was super strong a few stages, then very good on other and pretty mediocre on a few, but the competitors where as well.
Nibali finished with Dumoulin's domestique today
Thank you. At least somebody noticed.

Jesus christ people.
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