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

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Valverde is on the podium, with or without Quintana!
This was about breaking Roglic, but apparently Astana is not interested in that, and wants more that 4th place of Lopez :rolleyes:
Sorry, don't believe that for a second. They effectively gave Jumbo a break, let Rog sit in and encouraged Astana to think they could shut the gap even more. They want to secure Valverde on the podium and don't care about Nairo. That's fine, it's their choice, but that's what this is.
 
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But he doesn't have any helpers at all IN CASE of a puncture
So work if he has puncture, since working before that doesn't increase its chance. Is it that hard?

Truth is Valverde has the biggest ego in the peloton. His boys worked hard till the moment Quintana wouldn't surpass him in the standings and then stopped. It's not Valverde vs Roglic, it's all about Valverde vs Quintana for Movi.
 
Sorry, don't believe that for a second. They effectively gave Jumbo a break, let Rog sit in and encouraged Astana to think they could shut the gap even more. They want to secure Valverde on the podium and don't care about Nairo. That's fine, it's their choice, but that's what this is.
Thats fine, love when people think they have the undisputed truth.
So work if he has puncture, since working before that doesn't increase its chance. Is it that hard?

Truth is Valverde has the biggest ego in the peloton. His boys worked hard till the moment Quintana wouldn't surpass him in the standings and then stopped. It's not Valverde vs Roglic, it's all about Valverde vs Quintana for Movi.
Thats just so incredibly ignorant.
This narrative will never stop will it? Its like you have never seen a race.
 
The gap is edging out again.

It's more or less Sanchez and a Bora guy I cannot see who is, doing all the work in the peloton...... everyone else seems to be out of gas.

The break may edge out a greater gap now.
Polanski.

But i certainly take back my compliment for Movistar's tactic. What a *** mess of a team. This could have been way more. But no, take back over a minute...
 
Sorry, don't believe that for a second. They effectively gave Jumbo a break, let Rog sit in and encouraged Astana to think they could shut the gap even more. They want to secure Valverde on the podium and don't care about Nairo. That's fine, it's their choice, but that's what this is.
If they didn't care about NQ then they wouldn't have been working on the front of his group
 
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Thats fine, love when people think they have the undisputed truth.

Thats just so incredibly ignorant.
This narrative will never stop will it? Its like you have never seen a race.
It's a facts not narrative, Valverde always works against Nairo. Did you see like he was pulling away at Los Machucos instead of working together to bridge the gap to leaders? No, Alejandro's main aim was to seize control and sole leadership of his own team. Sometimes it is okey, but today it was beyond the limit...
 
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