Vuelta Stage 17: Villadiego - Los Machucos (180.5 km)

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spalco said:
bosfor said:
Red Rick said:
Alberto Contador will win this bike race
For once let this meme come true.
It's actually possible today too.
It's possible on any stage, but I don't think it's at all likely today. As Flecha said, the rain is a huge disadvantage for riders who prefer to climb out of the saddle and he is clearly not among the best 4-5 climbers in the race.

Anyway, I expect a breakaway win, or otherwise either Lopez or Froome.
 
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LaFlorecita said:
spalco said:
bosfor said:
Red Rick said:
Alberto Contador will win this bike race
For once let this meme come true.
It's actually possible today too.
It's possible on any stage, but I don't think it's at all likely today. As Flecha said, the rain is a huge disadvantage for riders who prefer to climb out of the saddle and he is clearly not among the best 4-5 climbers in the race.

Anyway, I expect a breakaway win, or otherwise either Lopez or Froome.
On Angliru 2008 he didn't went out of the saddle that much neither. He simply danced away from everybody sitting in the saddle.
 
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LaFlorecita said:
spalco said:
bosfor said:
Red Rick said:
Alberto Contador will win this bike race
For once let this meme come true.
It's actually possible today too.
It's possible on any stage, but I don't think it's at all likely today. As Flecha said, the rain is a huge disadvantage for riders who prefer to climb out of the saddle and he is clearly not among the best 4-5 climbers in the race.

Anyway, I expect a breakaway win, or otherwise either Lopez or Froome.
Stage 5 and 7 showed he may be as strong as Froome on these climbs. Even Woods could do well. It's the longer endurance climbs that doesn't suit Alberto anymore. He is a chance I reckon.
 
More than 9 minutes gap. Suppose, no interest to win the stage in the bunch. Denifl or Alafpolak ftw

Lopez was the strongest on 2 previous challenging stages. If he is today he will attack, possibly 3km to go

EDIT: outdated, Astana and Bora working on the front, gap getting lower immediately
 
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Red Rick said:
Break needs 4 and a half minutes at the foot of the penultimate climb minimum I think.
Seems legit, but the advantage will probably have been almost diminished by then.

quote="skippo12"]Bora seems to think that Majka can win the stage against the GC contenders.[/quote]

The earlier they reel in the break, the more chance Majka has.
 

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