STW Fantasy Vuelta 2019 / General Vuelta discussion thread

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  • STW Fantasy Vuelta 2019 / General Vuelta discussion thread
  • He probably thought it was acceptable now, seeing as Froome set the precedent against his team-mate G

    Really, the two couldnt be more different, when was the last time you saw Froome drag the race favourite from another team up the road?

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    It is his fault anyone with a conscience or half a brain would have sat on Roglic as he had most to gain, a stage win wasnt possible.

    The same as Thomas did in the TDF this year, sat that and let his team mate go while watching his TDF victory disappear into the wind. If Roglic had not been able to go faster and then Quintana had caught Roglic and Valverde, would the team have been better off for the day or worse ? I’d say arguably worse.

    Uran, Carthy, Roche and some others abandon after crash.

    The same as Thomas did in the TDF this year, sat that and let his team mate go while watching his TDF victory disappear into the wind. If Roglic had not been able to go faster and then Quintana had caught Roglic and Valverde, would the team have been better off for the day or worse ? I’d say arguably worse.

    Sorry dont understand most of this, although yes Thomas did do the right thing as did Bernal as none of the other contenders were dragged away by Bernal. The rest is whataboutery.
    Valverde attacked and then paced Roglic away.

    Another unbelievable performance from Valverde. Will be a Piti when he retires…

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    Another unbelievable performance from Valverde. Will be a Piti when he retires…

    Yep and surprised that David Millar didn’t have (another) dig.

    Quintana looks strong, we need some big mountains now!!

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    The same as Thomas did in the TDF this year, sat that and let his team mate go while watching his TDF victory disappear into the wind.

    Not exactly the same. Thomas had been dropped previously but had then been paced up to rejoin the group .. Bernal had gone off front a short while later (for all we know in the belief that Thomas could then attack to join him) .. but when Thomas attacked he couldnt drop Alaphilippe as soon as he expected to.

    Quintana looked capable of dropping Valverde with a few KM to go. The Vuelta is the best GC for pure racing IMO

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    Will be a Piti when he retires…,

    Well don’t worry that happened in 2002, his debut though as a pro could still be a few years off as well the way he is managing to control his improvement. Quite an achievement.

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    What Peter Sagan does in his spare time

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    Ace, where was that?

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    movistar trying to work over Roglic.

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    blimey thats wet 🙂

    Lopez has gone up the road. Quintana or Valverde need to drop Roglic too if they are to beat him.

    Felt sorry for Marc Soler, clearly under orders to give up his lead to pace other Movistar GC contenders, wouldn’t have been surprised if he was told to not help Quintana and hold back for Valverde such is the state of team politics. He looked mightily pissed off when crossing the line.

    Meanwhile further back, Valverde is putting in attacks while he has two men up the road and López on his wheel…

    dirtyrider
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    all going on today

    MrSparkle
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    Getting a bit interesting at the top of STW league. Well, for me it is!

    Kendal’s James Knox now 8th on GC. Massive hat to him.

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    Kendal’s James Knox now 8th on GC.

    Always entertaining when interviewed, as well. I hope he doesn’t blow up.

    More Moviestar madness!!

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    They are a properly bonkers team. Nairo seemed to be chuffed to bits as well, I’d have thought he’d be raging at Valverde for towing Roglic back up. Mad….

    Nairo seemed to be chuffed to bits as well, I’d have thought he’d be raging at Valverde for towing Roglic back up. Mad…

    Most likely didnt know at that point!

    “It’s always the same stupid people who do this. Maybe one day they’ll win a race launching a straight attack,” he’d said.

    “These really stupid actions are what the world champion’s team does – that’s what we’re dealing with. What a world champion we have!”

    I wouldn’t shed any tears if the whole of Movistar have simultaneous mechanicals/double punctures with 100km to go and the rest of the peleton rip the rest of the stage dropping Quintana and Valverde out of the top ten.

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    I wonder if Quintana isn’t the sharpest tool in the box. He certainly does some odd stuff.

    I dont think Quintana is in anyway in control of Moviestar, they spend a lot of time chasing his attacks. Valverde seems an utter **** however. Roglic did well to keep a lid on his thoughts.

    Nice to see Bora chase down Valverde for no reason except they dont like him!!

    Nice to see Bora chase down Valverde for no reason except they dont like him!!

    Yeah, had a giggle at that.

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    I reckon that Pogachar attack was about the same duration as a CX race. Coincidence?

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