Vuelta 2017, Stage 6 :Villareal to Sagunto 204.4 km

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StryderHells said:
KyoGrey said:
Alberto Contador, King of Kings, Master of Masters will decide who wins and loses this race.
Overplaying a bit
Haha, yeah. It's the last race of one of my life-time idols, so i'll allow me the license.
 
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Pharazon said:
Jagartrott said:
Froome looked lost without teammates. Why did he not work with Contador from the beginning? Pffft.
because there was 40km left to go and the gap was tiny.

he's not an idiot
If he'd have fully worked with Contador uphill, they could've reached the leaders on the downhill and work together with them. But no, control, control, control.
 
Aug 16, 2013
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Valv.Piti said:
Enric not playing it too cool there..

Really good racing, hard all day, just as it should be! Someone will die on Cat in the heat!
Watch out for Cuenca. Strange things will happen there :cool:
 
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Jagartrott said:
Pharazon said:
Jagartrott said:
Froome looked lost without teammates. Why did he not work with Contador from the beginning? Pffft.
because there was 40km left to go and the gap was tiny.

he's not an idiot
If he'd have fully worked with Contador uphill, they could've reached the leaders on the downhill and work together with them. But no, control, control, control.
Why bother though? No need for Froome to take the kind of risks on the descent to keep Nibali or Aru at bay. And even then, probably wouldn't have had enough to hold off on the flat.

Contador is way down in the GC before we've had any proper mountains - he understandably is prepared to gamble - for Froome though the risk is greater than the potential reward.
 
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DFA123 said:
Jagartrott said:
Pharazon said:
Jagartrott said:
Froome looked lost without teammates. Why did he not work with Contador from the beginning? Pffft.
because there was 40km left to go and the gap was tiny.

he's not an idiot
If he'd have fully worked with Contador uphill, they could've reached the leaders on the downhill and work together with them. But no, control, control, control.
Why bother though? No need for Froome to take the kind of risks on the descent to keep Nibali or Aru at bay. And even then, probably wouldn't have had enough to hold off on the flat.

Contador is way down in the GC before we've had any proper mountains - he understandably is prepared to gamble - for Froome though the risk is greater than the potential reward.
Exactly. No risk. Control.
 
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Forever The Best said:
Forever The Best said:
Meh. Looks like Contador won't even gain time on De La Cruz and Van Garderen...
Btw, De la Cruz and Van Garderen aren't rivals of Contador but their teams will probably chase Contador when he attacks since they are ahead of him on GC atm, that's why those two losing time is important for Contador.

Anyways, Van Garderen very unlucky today, a bad crash :(
Also just realized that TVG was in the Contador group when he crashed, very strong, yet loses time due to bad luck :(
(I didn't catch most of the climb, I only opened the channel when I read here that Contador was attacking, I thought TVG was in the Nibali/Aru Gr. before the crash)
 
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Jagartrott said:
Exactly. No risk. Control.
It's always been his strategy. Froome not wearing leaders jersey = random Froome attacks. If in leaders jersey, control and wait for TT. Usually he's not in the leaders jersey at the vuelta though. But yea it would've not been a smart move to ride against a group of 15 with 40km still to go for probably no time gain.
 

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