Vuelta a España - Stage 5: September 3 - Tarragona - Vinaros, 174km

Apr 29, 2009
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Vuelta a España - Stage 5: September 3 - Tarragona - Vinaros, 174km



Today's stage weather outlook
 
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Breakaway: Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Euskaltel), José Antonio Lopez Gil (Andalucía), Julien El Fares (Cofidis), Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Contentpolis-Ampo), Matthé Pronk (Vacansoleil) and Serafin Martinez (Xacobeo Galicia).

- Peloton at 4.03
 
Apr 29, 2009
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Only 2 retirements (Chris Horner (Astana) and Robert Kiserlovski (Fuji)) from the stage 4 crash plus Wegelius... lucky not to have been alot more
 
Mar 16, 2009
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Mellow Velo said:
Horner is joining Team Zimmer, according to Eurosport.
Who is TZ? all I can find is this

Team Zimmer is a volleyball club made up of veteran players from Northern Ireland most of which have represented Northern Ireland at international level

or do I not get the joke?
 
May 15, 2009
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Mellow Velo said:
Course it's The Shack.
Zimmer frame?
never mind.
7 replies to this thread. Bring back the fanboys.
Charging onto the little finishing climb......
Gilbert's off.
Aye but there's probably others like me reading it.

Feel free to give a commentary for those of us who can't see the stage ;)
 
Jun 18, 2009
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Yeah.. good sprint by Greipel.

+1 for bringing back the fanboys. This thread was a little slow today, barely making it to page 2 at the finish.
 
Mar 11, 2009
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Good win by Greipel. I have been waiting to see how he would fair against some A-list sprinters.
 
Aug 18, 2009
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Milram's website:
MILRAM captain Gerald Ciolek was stopped in the finale of the fifth stage of the Vuelta a Espana (August 29 – September 20 / UCI Category HIS) again by a crash. On the previous stage last Tuesday, a crash in the last 25 kilometers took away the 22-year-old's chances for a stage win. This time he went down in the chaos of the closing sprint and couldn't participate in the final decision.
„There were a lot of narrow streets and a small climb before the finish, and we lost ourselves a bit,“ said Ralf Grabsch, Directeur Sportif for Team MILRAM: „If there had still been two riders with Gerald Ciolek, then the final kilometer would have been optimal. As it was, he was alone. As a team we weren't attentive enough and we let Gerald down. We want to learn from this mistake and will talk about it, so that we can be successful again tomorrow.“

Does Milram definitely still have sponsorship for next season, by the way? Is it just the continental team that's coming to an end?
 
Aug 18, 2009
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(Milram to continue) Ok, then.

Farrar did look pretty tired at this point. Maybe time to retire before the mountains.
 
May 6, 2009
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Griepel really does need to leave Columbia. Why play second fiddle to Cavendish and be his lead-out man when you take him on and see if you can beat him.
 
Jul 17, 2009
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Maybe he thinks he can't beat him and prefers to stay and have Columbia's train at his disposal when Cav isn't there.
 

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