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Vuelta a España Vuelta a España 2023, stage 13: Formigal - Col du Tourmalet, 134.7k

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They only made 1-2 didn’t they?
Yep, 1-2s are a lot easier to find. Vino/Kash at La Pandera, Piepoli/Riccò at Tre Cime, Piepoli/Simoni at Monte Zoncolan, Sella/Pozzovivo at Fedaia (Fedaia!!!!!!), Froome/Porte at Pierre-Saint-Martin, Landa/Aru at Els Cortals
Ricco, Cobo, and Piepoli (of course, those are unofficial results officially since the clinic wiped that podium clean)
No, Riccò won stages 6 and 9, the former in an uphill sprint, the latter solo after attacking on Aspin. Piepoli won stage 10 on Hautacam from Cobo, Riccò finished in the Sastre/Evans/Menchov group on that day.
 
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Yep, 1-2s are a lot easier to find. Vino/Kash at La Pandera, Piepoli/Riccò at Tre Cime, Piepoli/Simoni at Monte Zoncolan, Sella/Pozzovivo at Fedaia (Fedaia!!!!!!), Froome/Porte at Pierre-Saint-Martin, Landa/Aru at Els Cortals

No, Riccò won stages 6 and 9, the former in an uphill sprint, the latter solo after attacking on Aspin. Piepoli won stage 10 on Hautacam from Cobo, Riccò finished in the Sastre/Evans/Menchov group on that day.
That's right. My memory has faded and it's been years since I watched that stage.
 
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you do not have to guess, JV explained what their plan was today, and it was for Vingegaard to attack and go for the stage as it is Tourmalet, and if possible Kuss to counter and get up to Vingegaard..
Just as we saw, unfold, where Kuss tried to accelerate up to Vingegaard early but had to settle when he couldn't clear the tail and then tried again, later when he was able to clear..

Hilarious how some characters wanna be offended on Kuss behalf and stir up drama, when it all was according to plan..
but that is the DNA of social media/web, being offended on other people's behalf, in lack of knowledge.
I didn’t see that interview. Can you link? I saw Vingegaard say the plan was to take time or something very vague and talked a lot about how he wanted to win for his daughter. The plan you laid out is basically a plan with Roglic as plan C, which is odd because before this stage he seemed to be the strongest, while Kuss was in the lead.
 
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Yep, 1-2s are a lot easier to find. Vino/Kash at La Pandera, Piepoli/Riccò at Tre Cime, Piepoli/Simoni at Monte Zoncolan, Sella/Pozzovivo at Fedaia (Fedaia!!!!!!), Froome/Porte at Pierre-Saint-Martin, Landa/Aru at Els Cortals

No, Riccò won stages 6 and 9, the former in an uphill sprint, the latter solo after attacking on Aspin. Piepoli won stage 10 on Hautacam from Cobo, Riccò finished in the Sastre/Evans/Menchov group on that day.
and at Ax3 Domaines
 
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They're hard enough to find in mountain stages at any level, and when you do find them it's usually in rather less than reputable circumstances!!!

Glassdrive did a full formation finish on Senhora da Graça in last year's Volta a Portugal and Tabriz Petrochemical Team did a 1-2-3 in the Tour of Fuzhou in 2014, but those were the only ones I immediately found - though I did see a couple of 1-3-4-5s, again similar circumstances though - Liberty Seguros on the Alto da Torre in 2008, with Rui Sousa winning from the break, then David Blanco being trailed in by three straight Liberty Seguros riders; and Mount Fuji in the Tour of Japan in 2015, with Pishgaman Yazd winning the stage with Rahim Emami dropping Tabriz' Mirsamad Pourseyedi and then being followed in by three more Pishgaman riders.

At the far lower level you have Team Medellín at the Vuelta a la Independencia Nacional in 2019, where they just laid the hammer down and dropped the whole field on the Alto de la Virgén, but that is a Continental team that has the firepower to possibly be ProConti (or at least certainly would have done this year while Supermán was still riding) going up against some decidedly amateur opposition.

This was a Grand Tour, and while the Vuelta often has an element of "who has something left in the legs" about it because of being late in the season (hence some very random multiple stage winners over the years, like Tomasz Marczyński and Ben King), this is with three guys, two of whom have done a hilly classics season and a GT, and the other of whom is in his third GT of the season.
La Vie Claire had some near-misses.
 
I'm a big fan of Jonas. He's a humble, classy guy. He's a Dane, so he's not often going to get emotional in public. He rode with panache today!
The way he acts in defeat and victory definitely put him up there on the list of great champions.. performances like today put to rest what he can and can't do.. and the team can spread it around even more w sharing the limelight w Kuss.
Jumbo probably already are among the highest for start money but if you have a race, Jumbo can possibly offer a gran tour winner in3 different locations on the same day if the guy from Colorado can keep it together..
The Maryland course doesn't really suit Sepp but I would love to see an event in the US that had a GT winner contest a big race in the US.. Don't ever see Tour of California coming back and most European talent, especially GT winners have zero reason to race in the states.. best we can hope for is to see Quinn Simmons in a crit..I watched today's landscape by car, motorcycle and helicopter.. we got that but seeing the race today and the talent and fans.. Super jealous..
 
Haha, when he was 5min behind I stopped working and went to sit on a terrace in the sun. Was very disappointed, only sunshine and a beer could solve it
Don't worry about it. You got to skip the technical difficulties that caused them to have to cancel the broadcast and show some clips of Tabriz Petrochemical Team on the Asia Tour instead hoping we wouldn't notice.
 
Vingegaard keeps saying that the stage win was for his daughter.
I'm sure she'd have preferred if he'd taken the jersey, so she could get one of those nice bull-plushies, to add to all her lion plushies.

Yeah, he said in the international interview that he did it for his daughter who has her one-year birthday today, and then he cried.

Then came the Danish interview in which he said he did it for his daughter who has her one-year birthday today, and then he cried.
 
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