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Vuelta a España 2019 stage 17: Aranda de Duero - Guadalajara > 219.6 km

Forecast has plenty of wind which is going to be the main talking point I suppose. I think it's going to be one of those nervy days which in itself can cause problems. 220 km - it's also a day for strong riders
 
The good news is the wind is forecast to be around 30km/h, so easily strong enough for echelons.

The bad news is that it will be a tail wind for the final 85km or so.

It will be blowing from the side for the first 130km, but it's a pity.
 
This must be one of those Vuelta flat stages with 2000m of climbing. The last 3km are on a gentle uphill and they're preceded by a small bump, but knowing how unreliable the official profiles are I don't know if that can have a significant impact.
 
Quintana could really gain a lot of time today. I wonder if Luis Leon and Gorka will drop back to help pull for Lopez behind, for sure Marcato, Troia and Molano must do so soon for Pogacars podium.
 
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It appears Gorka Izagirre (Astana), Nathan Van Hooydonck (CCC Team), Owen Doull, Ian Stannard (Team Ineos) are also at the front, while Hermann Pernsteiner (Bahrain-Merida), Rémi Cavagna (Deceuninck-Quick Step), Mitchell Docker (EF Education First) and Jaco Venter (Dimension Data) are not.

taken from the official website. Pernsteiner missing out as well then.
 
It's stuff like this that makes me maintain my opinion that all racing - or at least the majority - should be shown in full. You just never know when crazy stuff like this is going to happen.

Aramon-Formigal 2.0
Main difference is that back then everyone for the GC was in the front group. Something tells me Roglic isn't just going to let everyone get away by 30+ minutes.
 
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