Vuelta a España 2020: Stage 3 (Lodosa - La Laguna Negra-Vinuesa, 166.1 km)

I think this coudl really go to a break if the break is pretty big and nobody wants to help Jumbo. But I initially thought the climb would be harder to control. Instead it's initially way easier than I thought and you can still basically catch an attacker in the final 500m if you give him 10 seconds.
 
Wind may blow strong tomorrow from the South in most of the stage.
If there are echelons in the flat between the two climbs, the break may be doomed.
Agreed. Plus, this isn't hard enough stage for a break to succeed... It'll come down again to the main GC guys, especially since it's a MTF... Roglic, Carapaz, Martin, Mas, Chaves... There you have the top 5 tomorrow, in any order;)
 
Agreed. Plus, this isn't hard enough stage for a break to succeed... It'll come down again to the main GC guys, especially since it's a MTF... Roglic, Carapaz, Martin, Mas, Chaves... There you have the top 5 tomorrow, in any order;)
I don't think it's hard enough for a break to not succeed. There's nothing for sprinter teams to chase for (unlike Friday, when Bora and Quickstep will be working for Ackerman and Bennett), but there's no benefit whatsoever to Jumbo to chase down any attacks.

The only problem for JV is that with 2 hard-ish mountain stages done and dusted, there isn't a classics rider or a sprinter within 5 minutes of the lead who they could just allow to go up the road and borrow the jersey until the Tourmalet. Anyone still in the top 25 is still a theoretical, potential threat.
 
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