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Vuelta a España Vuelta a España 2022, stage 16: Sanlúcar de Barrameda - Tomares, 189.4k

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What a dramatic way to end the stage. And we still don't know if Roglic will continue (I doubt that, unfortunately) and what time Evenepoel will get. Will Mas actually win the Vuelta?

Major hats off to Roglic. He seized an opportunity and capitalized on it. Unfortunately he's likely to be out of the GC if not the race. But the way he rode - respect! He just took the front and not once did he look back for 2.5 km. Boss!
 
So in the post-race interview Remco said he was a bit scared inside the last 4k, because he knew from the recon the roads were slipery and thus was not in the best position when Roglic attacked, which he expected from the Slovenian because he is so explosive and the finish was taylor made from him. At any rate, he planned to dig deep on the steepest part, but a puncture prevented him from doing so (inside the last 3k). Asked about how he feels going into the third week, he said he is getting over the soreness from the crash, which affected him in the previous stages and thus he is feeling good to tackle the last week. He also said he is sorry for Roglic, that you never want to see a rider fall and that he hopes he isn't hurt badly.
 
i couldn't see a flat and im sitting very close to a crystal clear gigantic TV
Honestly I couldn't see it either and I tried to look closely at both the front and rear.

The thing is: suppose it's a slow flat and his tire is still at 2-3 bar. That's good enough to finish the stage but not good enough to follow wheels, and technically it's a flat, and it's possible you won't see it (well) on TV.

So the smart thing to do is to immediately stop, as any delay in doing so will result in the jury giving you the time of e.g. the 3rd or 4th group on the road after things have split.
 
So in the post-race interview Remco said he was a bit scared inside the last 4k, because he knew from the recon the roads were slipery and thus was not in the best position when Roglic attacked, which he expected from the Slovenian because he is so explosive and the finish was taylor made from him. At any rate, he planned to dig deep on the steepest part, but a puncture prevented him from doing so (inside the last 3k). Asked about how he feels going into the third week, he said he is getting over the soreness from the crash, which affected him in the previous stages and thus he is feeling good to tackle the last week. He also said he is sorry for Roglic, that you never want to see a rider fall and that he hopes he isn't hurt badly.

Did he specifically say in his interview that it was a puncture and if so when did it happen? I don't think anyone should be jumping to conclusions until the facts are known.
 
This is just so stupid. Probably it's the fair thing for Remco to stay in red after he is clearly the best rider in the Vuelta but this is not a flat finish why is there a 3 km rule?

It is like it is, this Vuelta sucks so much. Roglic now getting out of the race would be a fitting end to this GT.
 
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This is just so stupid. Probably it's the fair thing for Remco to stay in red after he is clearly the best rider in the Vuelta but this is not a flat finish why is there a 3 km rule?

It is like it is, this Vuelta sucks so much. Roglic now getting out of the race would be a fitting end to this GT.
It was classified as a spring stage, 3 k rule applies as was known well before the race started.
 

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