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Vuelta a España Vuelta a España 2021: Stage 17 (Unquera - Lagos de Covadonga, 185.8 km)

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Tomorrow's finishing climb

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No legs unfortunately

Cycling is just not rocket science, its a lot less complicated than a lot of these wannabe DS with a phd in tactics and communications on this forum make it out to be
Losing 1'30 after such an effort is pretty good tbh. Clearly the 2nd strongest rider today. It just looks much worse cause Roglic seems to have been riding within himself before the final climb.
 
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Can someone give me a recap? I only got on with about 8 Ks to go...
I figured that Elissonde abandonded, and this time it was actually him. Eiking crashed. And there was some attacking...
Bernal tried a Landis with 60 km to go, and only Roglic could go with him. The pair stretched a lead up the last Cat 1 mountain, down the valley, and up the final climb, till Roglic pulled away and Bernal lost steam.
 
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Can someone give me a recap? I only got on with about 8 Ks to go...
I figured that Elissonde abandonded, and this time it was actually him. Eiking crashed. And there was some attacking...

Eiking dropped early, Bernal attacked 60k out, only Roglic following, sat on the wheel at first but then started to work in the valley, they were ahead about 2.15 at one point, came down to 1.30 at the foot with Bharain chasing. Few K's in Roglic cracks Bernal, who rode alone most of the climb, various half hearted attacks from GC favourites, Rogla win, rest ST.
 
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No legs unfortunately

Cycling is just not rocket science, its a lot less complicated than a lot of these wannabe DS with a phd in tactics and communications on this forum make it out to be

I mean lame in the sense that the actual difference in level was (is?) way too great

pretty depressing to watch coupled with a parcours not suitable for racing from far out (despite today) and Roglic having the best team