Vuelta Stage 16: Circuito de Navarra - Logroño (40.2km)

Stage description

ITT. 42-kilometre long flat individual time trial, among vineyards and wineries. A route for true specialists that will make big differences to the general classification. The stage is also twice as dangerous as it is being held straight after a rest day.

Start
The Navarra Circuit is a unique infrastructure. Its 3,933 metres form an attractive, very technical route. With the capacity to hold Formula 1 training sessions, the circuit is prepared to receive the peloton and, thus, join a select list of circuits such as the Jarana, Jerez and Assen that have already hosted the Vuelta on previous occasions.

Finish
Logroño's Vuelta history began in 1941 with a victory by Delio Rodríguez. That year, the Spanish rider won 12 Vuelta stages. Since then, a prestigious list of riders has won in the La Rioja capital: Bernard Hinault, Eric Vanderaerden, Nicola Minali and Óscar Freire, among others. The last one to do so was the German sprinter John Degenkolb, in 2012 and 2014

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Current GC Top 10
1. GBR FROOME Christopher 21 TEAM SKY 62h 06' 25''
2. ITA NIBALI Vincenzo 151 BAHRAIN - MERIDA 62h 07' 26'' + 01' 01''
3. RUS ZAKARIN Ilnur 101 TEAM KATUSHA ALPECIN 62h 08' 33'' + 02' 08''
4. NED KELDERMAN Wilco 61 TEAM SUNWEB 62h 08' 36'' + 02' 11''
5. COL CHAVES RUBIO Johan Esteban 41 ORICA - SCOTT 62h 09' 04'' + 02' 39''
6. COL LOPEZ MORENO Miguel Angel 136 ASTANA PRO TEAM 62h 09' 16'' + 02' 51''
7. ITA ARU Fabio 131 ASTANA PRO TEAM 62h 09' 49'' + 03' 24''
8. CAN WOODS Michael 91 CANNONDALE DRAPAC PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM 62h 09' 51'' + 03' 26''
9. ESPC ONTADOR Alberto 1 TREK - SEGAFREDO 62h 10' 24'' + 03' 59''
10. NED POELS Wout 27 TEAM SKY 62h 11' 47'' + 05' 22''
 
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telencefalus said:
Nibali to lose 10 seconds to Froome
The shark will be over the moon if he can manage this.

But Alberto Contador will win this bike race.

Disclaimer: He did quite well compared to Froome in the main ITT's in the Dauphne and Tour this year, so it's not completely out of the question.
 
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gregrowlerson said:
telencefalus said:
Nibali to lose 10 seconds to Froome
The shark will be over the moon if he can manage this.

But Alberto Contador will win this bike race.

Disclaimer: He did quite well compared to Froome in the main ITT's in the Dauphne and Tour this year, so it's not completely out of the question.
Contador can jump in GC to 5th position today.
 
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Stage description


Start
The Navarra Circuit is a unique infrastructure. Its 3,933 metres form an attractive, very technical route. With the capacity to hold Formula 1 training sessions, the circuit is prepared to receive the peloton and, thus, join a select list of circuits such as the Jarana, Jerez and Assen that have already hosted the Vuelta on previous occasions.
it's Jarama

and if Assen, Netherlands, is in that list they had to add Estoril, Portugal who hosted a stage finish in '97.
 
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Nibali lost 55 seconds to Dumoulin in the 28km Monza TT. That's 2 seconds per km.
And Dumo has stated himself that he eased off a bit in the second half after the team told him not to take so many risks.
If a risk averse Dumo can pull 2 seconds per km into Nibali, I think it is safe to say that e fit Froome can pull 1.5 seconds per km into him.
42*1.5 =63 seconds is my prediction
 
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Ataraxus said:
Nibali lost 55 seconds to Dumoulin in the 28km Monza TT. That's 2 seconds per km.
And Dumo has stated himself that he eased off a bit in the second half after the team told him not to take so many risks.
If a risk averse Dumo can pull 2 seconds per km into Nibali, I think it is safe to say that e fit Froome can pull 1.5 seconds per km into him.
42*1.5 =63 seconds is my prediction
The Giro TT was quite technical in places, that's where Dumo eased off, this one however is just a pan flat, pretty straight, 40km ITT.
 
FilipeFD said:
Dekker_Tifosi said:
Stage description


Start
The Navarra Circuit is a unique infrastructure. Its 3,933 metres form an attractive, very technical route. With the capacity to hold Formula 1 training sessions, the circuit is prepared to receive the peloton and, thus, join a select list of circuits such as the Jarana, Jerez and Assen that have already hosted the Vuelta on previous occasions.
it's Jarama

and if Assen, Netherlands, is in that list they had to add Estoril, Portugal who hosted a stage finish in '97.
there was a stage that finished at the Motorland Aragon a couple of years ago as well
 
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Inquitus said:
Ataraxus said:
Nibali lost 55 seconds to Dumoulin in the 28km Monza TT. That's 2 seconds per km.
And Dumo has stated himself that he eased off a bit in the second half after the team told him not to take so many risks.
If a risk averse Dumo can pull 2 seconds per km into Nibali, I think it is safe to say that e fit Froome can pull 1.5 seconds per km into him.
42*1.5 =63 seconds is my prediction
The Giro TT was quite technical in places, that's where Dumo eased off, this one however is just a pan flat, pretty straight, 40km ITT.
No it wasn't. It had 20 curves in total (excluding the Monza circuit curves which in cycling speeds are more like flat roads) all 90 degrees and all in wide roads
 
There has to be a reason why Rohan Dennis participates in this Vuelta, right? So, he is going to make it 7/7 today.
For the GC, I don't think Nibali will lose more than a minute to Froome, he certainly won't be caught ;)
Contador and Kelderman will be good, Zakarin to drop a few places.
 
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This TT is tailor made for Froome. Flat, non technical and all about raw power. Froome by about 30-40 seconds with Lampaert, Oliveira, Kelderman and jungels to fill the top 5 places. I expect that Nibali will lose over a minute today.
 
I think this could be a very strange TT in which Froome ends up winning the stage since not so many great TT'ers are riding the vuelta but he won't gain that much time since his TT shape this year hasn't been great. I think the most likely scenario is that Nibali will lose around a minute to Froome maybe a little more.
 

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