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Vuelta a España - Stage 13: September 12 - Berja - Sierra Nevada, 175km

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evans is going to have to attack a lot on la pandera. i think he wants la vuelta title really bad!he has had a year with bad luck.:(:mad: I thought this would be his lucky break.
 
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dimspace said:
what i find more interesting is that the commisars car made a point of pulling over, then following cadel and watching him like a hawk to make sure he had no assistance.. would they have done that if it had been a spanish rider... i doubt it..

Yes, that was too much. Blowing the whistle for a bloody water bottle tow. The man deserved that at the least, it's not like the gap was his fault. Poor sporting by the lead group, poor officiating by the commissaire.
 
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How the hell should they have waited???

And let Sanchez come back? And Danielson? I don't think so! Pretty logical in my opinion.

Evans had extremely bad luck that this was the worst weel change in history.

I agree. they couldn't wait. Evans wont be madd at the riders, but his team. poor showing.
 
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I feel sorry for Evans and wish very strongly this never happened.

But it's "funny" how the double standard goes. When Boonen punctured twice and fell once at Roubaix, the lead group waited for him every time. Then everyone but him crashed and he pressed on an attack.

I didn't see a single person on here complain.
 
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They definitely should have slowed and given Cadel a chance to get back. There was still plenty of time for attacks after he got back. It didn't look like they slowed at all.....

We always :rolleyes: when Cadel spits the dummy. This time I think he has a legitimate reason to do so.
 
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Gotta say, I wouldn't fault the Spanish riders right now, they certainly don't seem to have drilled the pace when the flat occurred. The neutral service was pretty amateurish ... I've seen better wheel changes in a Cat 4 race!

Umm, glad to see FdG came back once he is was good and tired (he seemed to be at the front of the break a little too much). Too little, too late.
 
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oh i dont think they HAD to wait, and not surprised they didnt.. but i think the commisars where a bit off, but i expect nothing less from the spanish.. tehy dont like outsiders winning their tour.. :/ Hope gesink stuffs it to them..
 
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Cadel struggling could also have to do with all the adrenalin pumping thru he body when he got the mechanical, adrenalin works in both ways. I don't think he is riding brilliantly today but I still wouldn't count him out if he can stay within a minute or so.