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Vuelta stage 20. Corvera → Alto de El Angliru - 119km

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StephenC2020 said:
Inquitus said:
StephenC2020 said:
So Contador will wear the White Jersey tomorrow and Trentin can still take green but only if he wins the stage and the intermediate sprint and Froome takes no points. That's possible as you might expect Froome to finish behind the group with his team.

He needs the win in both sprints? 2nd place no good here?

Ah, yes. I was wrong. Assuming Froome doesn't score he'll need 27 points, so he can get second in the intermediate sprint but he must win the stage. If he gets third at the sprint he could tie Froome, would he then win by virtue of more stage wins?

Yep, I think that's accurate. 3rd at INT and a Stage win does enough, I can't imagine anyone trying to stop him getting the INT, so it's just down to him to win the stage I guess.
 
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
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El Pistolero said:
Dekker_Tifosi said:
Aru holy ****. What happened there.. I know he dropped early, but so did Lopez, Lopez lost 3 minutes, Aru 15..

He rode the Tour already, what do you think happened? He's tiring, like most normal people do after a hard, long season.
THIS
So Contador and Froome are not normal

Contador: 9th TDF - 4th Vuelta
Froome - 1st / 1st

Both are not.
And Contador even more taking info account his spring races.
 
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gunara said:
How could you people even post when watching, I couldn't. I hadn't been sure Alberto would win until he himself was, maybe I was just too nervous, but why wouldn't I be, it was a big effort in Angliru, and there was mighty Poels. It's all scripted out to be a celebration, Enric, Marc, they knew that. I might be unfair to the other riders and to the Vuelta, but for me tonight it's all about a rider that I was once indifferent to before growing on to be - each day I got surer and surer - my number one sporting hero. I wish I had fallen for him much earlier, years went so fast now it reaches this point, it seemed like yesterday when I first cheered for him :(

Oh but this is the race thread.
Pellizotti just doesn't age, nor die.
And congratulatuon for the double to Froome

Great post.

And yes, amazing achievement from Froome to do this double.
 
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wwabbit said:
Red Rick said:
Poels ends up 6th in GC. Proves he can be consistent in GTs if he's needed to be so.

I'd say he's deserved leadership for the Giro next year.

Vuelta seems to suit him better, I have the feeling Froome will yield that to him next year


Yes...its was an itch Froome wanted to scratch ....from now on he will be on holidays at Vuelta time or preparing for world TT
 
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Saw the the part of the descent where Del la Cruz went down. He was grabbing his shoulder. I didn't hear any other commentary on his injury. Anyone know if he actually finished the race and, if not, what injury he suffered?
 
CyclingDaddy55 said:
Saw the the part of the descent where Del la Cruz went down. He was grabbing his shoulder. I didn't hear any other commentary on his injury. Anyone know if he actually finished the race and, if not, what injury he suffered?
De La Cruz abandoned the race. Uncertain what his injury is. Looked like collarbone but could also be shoulder. I guess we have to wait.
 
Nibali actually fell for real, he tweeted:

"Ciao Ragazzi volevo rassicurarvi sulla mia condizione dopo la caduta. qualche escoriazione e male alle costole! Per domani stringo i denti"

Translated
"Hello guys, wanted to reassure you on my status after the fall, some scratches and pain in the ribs! For tomorrow I'll grit my teeth!"

Most probably was up the road with Contador when it happened, cause he was immediately back in the peloton after the crash.
Doesn't really matter I feel Froome was untouchable today.
 
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Armchair cyclist said:
CyclingDaddy55 said:
Saw the the part of the descent where Del la Cruz went down. He was grabbing his shoulder. I didn't hear any other commentary on his injury. Anyone know if he actually finished the race and, if not, what injury he suffered?

It would have been quicker to look at the PCS results page than type that.

DNF.

lol What and where is the PCS results page?
 
Amazing from Alberto Contador, he made this race that's for sure, and almost any race he's been in. He will be greatly missed. This is the image he posted before today's stage, what a rider:

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Source: https://twitter.com/albertocontador/status/906477160055144448
 
CyclingDaddy55 said:
Armchair cyclist said:
CyclingDaddy55 said:
Saw the the part of the descent where Del la Cruz went down. He was grabbing his shoulder. I didn't hear any other commentary on his injury. Anyone know if he actually finished the race and, if not, what injury he suffered?

It would have been quicker to look at the PCS results page than type that.

DNF.

lol What and where is the PCS results page?

http://www.procyclingstats.com/race/Vuelta_a_Espana_2017_Stage_20_Alto_de_L_Angliru
 
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Asturiano said:
Looks like a girl had to be rescued in Angliru (I don't know what happened):
https://twitter.com/LAYUCU/status/906486464548143104
From the text 'Girl with no brakes' it's not difficult to imagine.
Sad news on this: the girl has died from the wounds of her accident. She was descending over la Cueña les Cabres, lost control and hit a wall.
http://www.elespanol.com/deportes/ciclismo/20170909/245475960_0.html
Horrible :(