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Who will win the 2023 Vuelta a España

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Who will win?


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If it is sepsis he definitely could “fall dead down”. Sepsis isn’t a joke and can snowball quickly into septic shock if he doesn’t or isn’t able to seek treatment.
Yes exactly. That's why it sounds so weird that he's supposed to have some "reoccurring sepsis". I've just heard about sequela. I've witnessed sepsis cause both death and chronic illness, it's really a disease from hell.

Maybe it's sequela he's gotten then. He made a long video about his whole medical experience in spring.
View: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VOxBT569Bsc
 
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Juan motherfucking Ayuso. I think he will start slow, but be the best uphill on stages 13 and 14. I think those suit him brilliantly, the harder, the better. Thats my analysis of him as a rider anyways.
I agree. Only problem. His very young age. But if Ayuso is able to regularly finish at the front and finish second or third in Madrid (with a stronger field than last year !), he'll become the succeeder of Vingegaard and Pogacar in the Tour de France 2025, 2026.......
 
@Lequack Remco looks fat compared to the pair of skinny JV guys. Mountains won't be easy, Captain Gravity counts every particle!
That's why he is not a climber. But a powerhouse on the flat and middle mountains. Evenepoel has maybe that one kilo of extra "fat" at the start of the Vuelta. A little bit of reserve... Could be usefull during the second half of the Vuelta. But the rest, pure muscles, more than Vingegaard and Roglic.
 
I've gone for Remco. Unexpected events such as crashes can happen and he can ride into this race with a bit less pressure than the last few grand tours. The onus is on Jumbo to make the race and the dynamic between Roglic and Vingegaard will be interesting. I think Vingegaard may be not at full tilt and ride a bit more relaxed in this race and that Roglic will end up being team leader.

1. Remco
2. Roglic
3. Ayuso
 
Whilst not believing that some entitiy has control over all Vuelta events and the result is therefore fundamentally open, I can see authorities pushing for Jonas not winning (crashes or mechanicals not implied) as a very rational option. It would advance that at least he is not invincible and other riders are near his level in GTs and turnprocycling into a more even and undpredictable sport. The time gaps in the Tour were just insane.
 
Such a strange setup right now. There are 17 riders with significant time ahead of the putative favorites, and among them are guys who podiumed GTs (Carthy, Bardet, Landa), the best climbing doms (Kuss, Poels, Soler, Castroviejo), future stars (L. Mart, Eetvelt), and quality riders like Rubio and de La Cruz. It's hard to imagine that every single one of them will fade/get dropped. So at some point we're going to have a very interesting stage, but maybe not until the Tourmalet.

Normally when we see this it's a bunch of breakaway specialists ahead of the favorites.

If you took positions 18-25 and said before the start that after stage 6 this would be the top GC contender list, I don't think anyone would have argued with you. All within 50 seconds or so.
 
Such a strange setup right now. There are 17 riders with significant time ahead of the putative favorites, and among them are guys who podiumed GTs (Carthy, Bardet, Landa), the best climbing doms (Kuss, Poels, Soler, Castroviejo), future stars (L. Mart, Eetvelt), and quality riders like Rubio and de La Cruz. It's hard to imagine that every single one of them will fade/get dropped. So at some point we're going to have a very interesting stage, but maybe not until the Tourmalet

Normally when we see this it's a bunch of breakaway specialists ahead of the favorites.

If you took positions 18-25 and said before the start that after stage 6 this would be the top GC contender list, I don't think anyone would have argued with you. All within 50 seconds or so.

This will make the favourites ride even more aggressively. At some point JV could make a carnage, like they did on Cauterets stage this year. Tourmalet stage is good for this.
 
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Such a strange setup right now. There are 17 riders with significant time ahead of the putative favorites, and among them are guys who podiumed GTs (Carthy, Bardet, Landa), the best climbing doms (Kuss, Poels, Soler, Castroviejo), future stars (L. Mart, Eetvelt), and quality riders like Rubio and de La Cruz. It's hard to imagine that every single one of them will fade/get dropped. So at some point we're going to have a very interesting stage, but maybe not until the Tourmalet.

Normally when we see this it's a bunch of breakaway specialists ahead of the favorites.

If you took positions 18-25 and said before the start that after stage 6 this would be the top GC contender list, I don't think anyone would have argued with you. All within 50 seconds or so.
I think you're looking at the stage results from yesterday, not at the GC situation?

In GC, Remco is the first of the 'favorites' in 9th spot but yes that's still 8 guys ahead of them.