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

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Billie said:
Jagartrott said:
portugal11 said:
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
Could they get to 5-5-5 (and who's the last team that was able to pull that off)?

Petacchi on his own did 6-4-5 in 2003.

What's the record for most GT stages in one year by one team? Fassa Bortolo had 17 and 16 GT stage wins in consecutive years
That 03 AleJet season has to be one of the most criminally underrated performances in cycling
 
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Gigs_98 said:
Red Rick said:
HelloDolly said:
two questions please

Does anyone have the cimbing times on the Cati today of the GC men ..
Is tomorrow stage finale the same as the one Dumoulin won in 2015
Xorret de Cati
2017:3,8 km@11,8%---13:20---average speed 17.10 km/h(Froome-Contador)
2016:3,8 km@11,8%---13:36---average speed 16.76 km/h(Wouter Poels)
---14:03---average speed 16.23 km/h(Navarro-I.Izaguirre-Aru-Intxausti)
2010:3,8 km@11,8%---13:56---average speed 16.36 km/h(Nibali-Anton-Rodriguez-Tondo-Sastre)
2009:3,8 km@11,8%---13:27---average speed 16.95 km/h(Valverde-Evans-Basso)
2004:3,8 km@11,8%---13:15---average speed 17.21 km/h(Jorge Ferrio)
---13:25---average speed 16.99 km/h(Valverde-Heras-Piepoli)
2000:3,8 km@11,8%---12:42---average speed 17.95 km/h(Eladio Jimenez)-RECORD
---12:52---average speed 17.72 km/h(Heras-Zulle-Gotti)
1998:3,8 km@11,8%---12:58---average speed 17.58 km/h(Jose Maria Jimenez)
---13:23---average speed 17.04 km/h(Roberto Heras)
---13:45---average speed 16.58 km/h(Jalabert-Olano-Armstrong group)
So this years time was good but not incredible. There have been way faster times and being 16 seconds faster than Poels in a very early preparation race also isn't that great.
Most of tbe other times are from Vuelta's. This was fast. See Hazallanas 2015 for how fast it can go in prep races
 
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Red Rick said:
Gigs_98 said:
Red Rick said:
HelloDolly said:
two questions please

Does anyone have the cimbing times on the Cati today of the GC men ..
Is tomorrow stage finale the same as the one Dumoulin won in 2015
Xorret de Cati
2017:3,8 km@11,8%---13:20---average speed 17.10 km/h(Froome-Contador)
2016:3,8 km@11,8%---13:36---average speed 16.76 km/h(Wouter Poels)
---14:03---average speed 16.23 km/h(Navarro-I.Izaguirre-Aru-Intxausti)
2010:3,8 km@11,8%---13:56---average speed 16.36 km/h(Nibali-Anton-Rodriguez-Tondo-Sastre)
2009:3,8 km@11,8%---13:27---average speed 16.95 km/h(Valverde-Evans-Basso)
2004:3,8 km@11,8%---13:15---average speed 17.21 km/h(Jorge Ferrio)
---13:25---average speed 16.99 km/h(Valverde-Heras-Piepoli)
2000:3,8 km@11,8%---12:42---average speed 17.95 km/h(Eladio Jimenez)-RECORD
---12:52---average speed 17.72 km/h(Heras-Zulle-Gotti)
1998:3,8 km@11,8%---12:58---average speed 17.58 km/h(Jose Maria Jimenez)
---13:23---average speed 17.04 km/h(Roberto Heras)
---13:45---average speed 16.58 km/h(Jalabert-Olano-Armstrong group)
So this years time was good but not incredible. There have been way faster times and being 16 seconds faster than Poels in a very early preparation race also isn't that great.
Most of tbe other times are from Vuelta's. This was fast. See Hazallanas 2015 for how fast it can go in prep races
Also Poels is a bad performance benchmark because he has among the widest performance ranges of any top pro. He can be one of the strongest climbers in the world or completely mediocre in a very unpredictable way.
 
Exactly. IIRC Poels won by a very large margin as well.

For reference, Mas de la Costa, the murito in last year's third week was done in 15.25 in the Vuelta and it was done in 15.36 in february by Quintana.
 
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Zinoviev Letter said:
I suspect that Majka took the wrong approach to getting rid of Alaphilippe. By attacking in bursts and then slowing up he was using the standard approach to dropping someone who is less of a natural climber. But Alaphilippe is an Ardennes guy. Anaerobic efforts separated by brief recovery periods are in his comfort zone. On the other hand he probably can't TT up the mountain at Majka's pace and there's little benefit from drafting. Majka would have been better off trying to grind him off his wheel.
It's not a question of bad/good approach to drop Alaphilippe.
First of all after 3rd stage (Majka lost 2'35) there was no information about his stomach problems. And I'm not convinced there were any during next days.
Today, trying to win, he lost on a final climb ca. 1,5 minutes to the group of Nibali/Aru/Zakari/Poels.
He started Vuelta with mediocre shape and now he still doesn't have his best legs. Otherwise Majka wouldn't have any problem to drop Alaphilippe.
 
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How is the team competition counted in the Vuelta? Movistar being in the lead seems abit strange to me.
 
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Kafviar said:
How is the team competition counted in the Vuelta? Movistar being in the lead seems abit strange to me.
It is based on the sum of times of the 3 best placed riders in each stage (these can be different riders from day to day). Movistar have always had one or two riders in successful breaks, which is generally important for this competition.

The Tour and the Giro have the same rules. In the Tour there weren't many successful breakaways and Sky's win was mostly based on having Froome, Landa and Nieve close to the front in the mountain stages.
 

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