Vuelta 2017, Stage 8 : Hellín / Xorret de Catí. 199,5km

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snowboarder said:
bob.a.feet said:
Alaphilippe was so strong today!
really? Sitting on Majka's a@@ all that time? Disgusting. A typical French way...
Maybe because he was the fastest and he knew that ?

And this is clearly a common evidence that Alaphilippe is a wheelsucker and a boring rider while Majka is the real defender of panache in cycling. :eek:
 
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snowboarder said:
bob.a.feet said:
Alaphilippe was so strong today!
really? Sitting on Majka's a@@ all that time? Disgusting. A typical French way...
Not true.

They rode mano a mano together.

Besides it was very clear to Majka that he had to drop Allaphilippe in order to win. So he kind of knew he had to attack him to drop him. Alla was playing his chances by staying with Majka in every attack. Simple.
 
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Contador has said he didn't feel really good today. When Froome took some distance from him, it was because he wanted to take a breath but nothing else.
 
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Irondan said:
Vroome.exe said:
snowboarder said:
bob.a.feet said:
Alaphilippe was so strong today!
really? Sitting on Majka's a@@ all that time? Disgusting. A typical French way...
Lol Majka didn't take a single pull himself, they rode side by side.
What race were you watching? They rode side by side for a few hundred meters but that's about it, the rest of the climb Majka was out front.
Must be great drafting, at 15 km/h.
Alaphilippe just needed to stick with Majka and beat him in the sprint, which he did. Perfect riding by him. Snowboarder should stick to winter sports.
 
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Great win by bala junior. But unfortunately i'm more certain that bala junior is just a uphill sprinter, he is not a attacker at all.
 
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Both Froome and Contador will progressively run out of gas in this Vuelta and might see their differential strenght with Chaves, Nibali and Zakarin narrowed.

The administration of efforts is going to be key, and with a Froome that appears to want to sentence the race before the 3rd week, expect big differences in Calar Alto, La Pandera and Sierra Nevada along with surprising explosions in Cantabria and Asturias after the rest day.

The serious part of the Vuelta hasn't even started.
 
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Irondan said:
Breh said:
Another one for Quick Step. What a season they're having... #13 in the bag.
#13 what? Wins? They have much more than 13 wins this season and Allaphillipe doesn't have 13 wins so I don't know what you're referring to?
13 gt wins this season
 
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El Pistolero said:
benzwire said:
Everyone saying the race is over need to remember there are a lot of things that can happy. Froome can have a jours sans, an accident (I don't wish that on anyone), Sicilian Voodoo, or any number of other situations. It will be a good Vuelta.
Froome hasn't had a really bad day since 2011, so no, that will not happen.
He lost 2:20 to Purito in Fuente Dé
 
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El Pistolero said:
benzwire said:
Everyone saying the race is over need to remember there are a lot of things that can happy. Froome can have a jours sans, an accident (I don't wish that on anyone), Sicilian Voodoo, or any number of other situations. It will be a good Vuelta.
Froome hasn't had a really bad day since 2011, so no, that will not happen.
will you ever get over some froomes triumph with dignity?;)
 
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DanielSong39 said:
Contador looks pretty good the last few days; a podium place is surely not out of the question but he'll probably have to do it through attrition.
This. It looks like he and Froome are the class of the field, and if can stick with CF, the others will likely fade. He's still got a chunk of time to take but a little here and a little there (like today) will get him there.
 
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Bolder said:
DanielSong39 said:
Contador looks pretty good the last few days; a podium place is surely not out of the question but he'll probably have to do it through attrition.
This. It looks like he and Froome are the class of the field, and if can stick with CF, the others will likely fade. He's still got a chunk of time to take but a little here and a little there (like today) will get him there.
We still need to hold out horses with Berto, these climbs has been exactly like the ones where he was good at last year as well. If/when he can follow/beat the field in multimountain stage with 15km 8-9% climbs we will have a case.

And the discussion about Froome fading vs. Conti is bollocks, Berto has Tour also in his legs + more racing miles throughout the year than Froome.
 
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Max Rockatansky said:
deValtos said:
Roche is in third ???? Haha

I knew he was up there but for some reason I wasn't expecting that.
Haven't seen him the whole race so far. :D

Well he was pretty to the fore on stage 3 and stage 5...not to mention the TTT...
Today was very steep for his size but he hung with de la Cruz, A Yates, Tejay, Meijes, Kelderman

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