• The Cycling News forum is looking to add some volunteer moderators with Red Rick's recent retirement. If you're interested in helping keep our discussions on track, send a direct message to @SHaines here on the forum, or use the Contact Us form to message the Community Team.

    In the meanwhile, please use the Report option if you see a post that doesn't fit within the forum rules.

    Thanks!

Vuelta a España Vuelta a España 2023, stage 16: Liencres Playa - Bejes, 120.1k

Page 2 - Get up to date with the latest news, scores & standings from the Cycling News Community.
Remco go for the win?

Great chance to gain valuable points on Groves. Should have went for the intermediate yesterday

Maybe all is a part of Remco's big plan. Saving energy on most difficult mountain stages, losing loads of time & pretending to be a stage-hunter, taking back some time in breakaways and then absolutely killing it on stage 20 (Grischa: oh wait, that breakaway guy is uncontrollable today!)
 
  • Haha
Reactions: ManicJack
Who is going to wear him down though? UAE can't with Ayuso or Soler, and naither can Mas. So unless his own teammates attack him, he should be fine.
I get the feeling that Vingegaard has been itching to attack and has been jumping on the moves by UAE with suspiciously high enthusiasm and would love to be able to mark Ayuso or Soler and see them persist with the move to try and get a podium so he can ‘accidentally’ gain the time he would need to win.
 
I get the feeling that Vingegaard has been itching to attack and has been jumping on the moves by UAE with suspiciously high enthusiasm and would love to be able to mark Ayuso or Soler and see them persist with the move to try and get a podium so he can ‘accidentally’ gain the time he would need to win.

If his radio and wattometer malfunction then who knows what can happen on Angliru.
 
Remco go for the win?

Great chance to gain valuable points on Groves. Should have went for the intermediate yesterday
I watched the short recap yesterday w Johan Bruyneel..I agreed completely with his conclusion.. which is totally different from my opinion. Don't care as much about GC outcome.. but would like to see Remco make a statement.. Overall Kuss is my preference but it's going to be hard on him
 
  • Like
Reactions: Sandisfan
I watched the short recap yesterday w Johan Bruyneel..I agreed completely with his conclusion.. which is totally different from my opinion. Don't care as much about GC outcome.. but would like to see Remco make a statement.. Overall Kuss is my preference but it's going to be hard on him

honestly, Remco could make top 5 yet, which would be a beyond amazing performance given his meltdown.

Top 5 with 4 stage winds, along with mountains and maybe points jerseys would be something to be proud of
 
honestly, Remco could make top 5 yet, which would be a beyond amazing performance given his meltdown.

Top 5 with 4 stage winds, along with mountains and maybe points jerseys would be something to be proud of
The premise of Bruyneel's opinion is stay in control, don't try to do things super human because of all the mental damage that can happen as you fall from the sky.
I personally didn't see much down side trying to take back minutes everyday from the front, from a break, aggressive, aggressive, aggressive and put intelligent and controlled away for another day.
 
Covid takes out a rider -
https://cyclinguptodate.com/cycling...the-vuelta-a-espana-after-positive-covid-test
The awful luck of Team Jayco AlUla at the 2023 Vuelta a Espana has continued, even on the second rest day they have been affected as Welay Hagos Berhe withdraws the race.

"Another one bites the dust," announces an official statement from the Team Jayco AlUla Twitter account. "Unfortunately Hagos Berhe will not start tomorrow’s stage 16 after testing positive for COVID."

Jayco's Vuelta was over after five minutes when six of the riders crashed in the TTT and they had sickness in the team during the first week.
 
  • Wow
Reactions: Sandisfan