- Vuelta a España 2013 [Spoilers]
Starting very very soon, so get your fantasy entries in ASAP.
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I’m unable to do daily threads (sorry), but will be trying to follow it as best as I can. It’s looking very open, and likely to be very exciting.
Possible spoilers in this thread if you decide to use it for the entire tour..Posted 4 years agoRo5eyMember
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But I think this is a very hard race to call for GC and for each day’s stage win.
The whole thing could go to three or four riders and as for stages have you seen the profile for the the first three… crazy 😯
Three summit finishes … but they are flat unitl the last couple of kms then a sprinters stage that is up and down all day ???Posted 4 years agomrblobbyMember
Has to be Eurosport… ITV only watchable with the sound off!
Will be interesting as suspect a lot of the top riders will be using it to pick up some form for the Worlds. Great chance for some of the top domestiques to do some proper team leading. Can’t look far past Purito though if he’s going for it. Gilbert for some stage wins again?
Not studied the course yet. Plenty of the usual stupid steep climbs?Posted 4 years ago
I did really badly at the TdF fantasy leagues so not sure whether to try harder for the Vuelta or just jack it in.
In any case I’m looking forward to the Vuelta. It has to be Nibali or Rodiriguez doesn’t it. I’m thinking Purito is edging it at the moment based on form, but has Nibali been holding himself back for this? Exciting.
I love the super-steep rough climbs of the Vuelta, and the helicopter shots are the best of all the Grand Tours.Posted 4 years ago
how do points work with TTTs? does everyone in the team get points for a win?
EDIT: ok, it’s like this.
TEAM TIME TRIAL SCORES
The opening stage of the 2013 Vuelta is a Team Time Trial. The only points awarded for the Team Time Trial stage are for each team’s finishing position. Individual classificiation points are not included.
Points are awarded to all team members in the Top 6 teams, based on the following table. Riders do not have to finish alongside their leading team members to receive points. However, they do have to finish the stage as a classified finisher. Stage assists.
Position PointsPosted 4 years ago
Okay, dropping Nibali so I could afford both Henao and Betancur might have been a mistake. Can’t believe they’re both effectively out after the first proper stage.
Watching Samu get dropped off the back of the lead group yesterday didn’t do much for my league standings either 😀Posted 4 years ago
I’d like to think that it’s early doors and that a lot can still happen, but there were some surprises yesterday. Sanchez, Henao, EBH all dropping back was disappointing.Posted 4 years ago
What was amazing was that according to Cycling News, Gilbert managed to come both 77th and 87th in the stage…atlazMember
I have Eurosport on my Samsung TV as well so I can get HD over the net (as I can’t via cable).
Interested to see whether Sky do what they usually do and insist the more in-form rider supports the nominated team leader. Unless Uran falls off the pace today and tomorrow, they need to have Henao support himPosted 4 years ago
I reckon Wiggo might have just gone out for an extra training session after watching that…
On a separate note, EBH needs to sort out his positioning – in every stage with a potential win he’s been about 30 riders back as the sprint kicks off and gets nowhere. (Yes he’s in my team)Posted 4 years ago
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