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Old 08-03-19, 07:12 PM
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Let's talk Vuelta...

Look like this is a tentative entry list...

World Tour teams
AG2R La Mondiale
Pierre Latour, Silvan Dillier, Alexandre Geniez, Benoît Cosnefroy, Clément Venturini, Clement Chévrier, Quentin Jauregui

Astana Pro Team
Miguel Ángel López, Gorka Izagirre, Ion Izagirre, Luis León Sánchez, Dario Cataldo, Omar Fraile, Jan Hirt, Rodrigo Contreras, Dario Cataldo, Nikita Stalnov

Bahrain Merida
Domenico Pozzovivo, Luka Pibernik, Sonny Colbrelli, Phil Bauhaus, Domen Novak, Hermann Pernsteiner

BORA-hansgrohe
Peter Sagan, Rafal Majka, Davide Formolo, Maciej Bodnar, Sam Bennett, Felix Großschartner, Paweł Poljanski, Christoph Pfingsten

Deceuninck-Quick-Step
Philippe Gilbert, Fabio Jakobsen, Elia Viviani, Yves Lampaert, Zdenek Stybar, Petr Vakoc, Tim Declercq, Rémi Cavagna, Pieter Serry, Maximiliano Richeze, Dries Devenyns

CCC Team
Amaro Antunes

Dimension Data
Ben King

EF Education First Pro Cycling Team
to follow

Groupama-FDJ
to follow

Jumbo-Visma
Primoz Roglic, Steven Kruijswijk, Robert Gesink, George Bennett, Tony Martin, Danny van Poppel, Lennard Hofstede, Taco van der Hoorn, Sepp Kuss, Neilson Powless, Timo Roosen

Lotto-Soudal
Caleb Ewan, Thomas De Gendt, Tomasz Marczynski, Adam Blythe, Sander Armée, Jelle Wallays, Victor Campenaerts, Bjorg Lambrecht

Mitchelton-Scott
Simon Yates, Esteban Chaves, Mikel Nieve, Michael Albasini, Damien Howson, Tsgabu Grmay, Sam Bewley, Luka Mezgec

Movistar Team
Richard Carapaz, Nairo Quintana, Alejandro Valverde, Andrey Amador, Carlos Betancur, José Joaquín Rojas, Eduardo Sepúlveda, Winner Anacona

Team Ineos
Geraint Thomas, David de la Criz, Jonathan Castroviejo, Vasil Kiryienka, Ben Swift, Tao Geoghegan Hart, Kenny Elissonde, Diego Rosa

Team Katusha-Alpecin
to follow

Team Sunweb
Max Walscheid

Trek-Segafredo
John Degenkolb, Mads Pedersen, Alex Kirsch, Edwards Theuns

UAE-Team Emirates
Fernando Gaviria, Alexander Kristoff, Tadej Pogacar, Fabio Aru, Roberto Ferrari, Edward Ravasi, Rory Sutherland, Simone Pettili

Procontinental teams
Burgos – BH
to follow

Caja Rural – Seguros RGA
Alex Aranburu

Cofidis, Solutions Crédits
Jesús Herrada, José Herrada, Darwin Atapuma, Luis Ángel Maté, Nicolas Edet, Jesper Hansen, Mathias Le Turnier, Damien Touzé

Euskadi Basque Country – Murias
Benat Intxausti
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vuelta is going to slay it, as usual. you thought the giro and the tour rocked? you ain’t seen nothing yet.
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Old 08-04-19, 03:21 AM
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all the jerseys will be total battles. the intrateam battles with dqs, ineos, bora, jv, ef, astana and movistar should be interesting...
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Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
all the jerseys will be total battles. the intrateam battles with dqs, ineos, bora, jv, ef, astana and movistar should be interesting...
Wish Alaphilippe was riding in the Vuelta instead of committing to the other race in Spain ...that he abandoned after 90 km. (Remco Evenepoel won the race, btw.) By all accounts from the link below, seems as if he HAD to participate in it for whatever reason. Why?

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/r...abandon-433627

The entry list shows the "Tourminator" will be in the Vuelta, but I still have not seen anything from him or Bora.

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Old 08-04-19, 06:57 PM
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Elia Viviani's form seems to be improving. Surprised to not see Ewing able to contest the sprint today.
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Old 08-04-19, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by one4smoke View Post
Wish Alaphilippe was riding in the Vuelta instead of committing to the other race in Spain ...that he abandoned after 90 km. (Remco Evenepoel won the race, btw.) By all accounts from the link below, seems as if he HAD to participate in it for whatever reason. Why?

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/r...abandon-433627

The entry list shows the "Tourminator" will be in the Vuelta, but I still have not seen anything from him or Bora.
Pffft Bernal DNF'ed as well, what was his excuse?
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Old 08-04-19, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by GrainBrain View Post
Pffft Bernal DNF'ed as well, what was his excuse?
A lot of the TdF guys cited "fatigue" as the reason for abandoning.

Other notable abandons include Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott), Mikel Landa (Movistar), Tiesj Benoot and Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal).
Read more at https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/r...WacTZjq5KBP.99
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still trying to figure out how chris horner won it a
few years back. granted, a helluva rider but don’t remember him exactly having top-notch support. anything can happen and usually does in the vuelta.
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Old 08-08-19, 06:54 AM
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No Vuelta for Sagan...

Peter Sagan's road to Yorkshire Worlds runs through Germany, Canada and Belgium | Cyclingnews.com
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Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
still trying to figure out how chris horner won it a
few years back. granted, a helluva rider but don’t remember him exactly having top-notch support. anything can happen and usually does in the vuelta.
End of the season you never know who is gonna do what.
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I think it will be a GC slug fest but a bit of a short bus program for the sprints. Oh well. That's their program.
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Will it be televised in the USA?
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Will it be televised in the USA?
Yes... OLYHD.

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Yes... OLYHD.
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Olympic channel starting Saturday...live. Last parts of the stage but I'd rather that than paying for Gold.
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Olympic channel starting Saturday...live. Last parts of the stage but I'd rather that than paying for Gold.
I pay for Gold but your idea makes alot of sense. Gold's nice in that sometimes I can have it on to watch for the weekends or have it as a background at work. But often I'll just catch the race recaps off GCN on YouTube.

It comes down to $4/month though and is worth it for the spring classics.
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I wish there will be more climb stages !!
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I wish there will be more climb stages !!
This year’s Vuelta has more climbing than this year’s Giro and TdF according to NBC Sports Gold announcers.
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I wish there will be more climb stages !!
I'm just the opposite. I'd like to see far less climbing and more emphasis put on courses that would favor all-rounders. It's a shame, that arguably the greatest cyclist of the last several years, Sagan, will never stand a chance at winning a GC because the majority of the stages in a tour favor the climbers.
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Originally Posted by one4smoke View Post
I'm just the opposite. I'd like to see far less climbing and more emphasis put on courses that would favor all-rounders. It's a shame, that arguably the greatest cyclist of the last several years, Sagan, will never stand a chance at winning a GC because the majority of the stages in a tour favor the climbers.
It would be nice to see more all rounder stages. Replace the mountains with incredibly narrow cattle roads and walk paths. Pandemonium!

A great tour stage last year was Arras to Roubaix, where Degenkolb won.
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Mikel Bizkarra rides the last 18 km w/o his saddle, Stage 16

....and he finished in 7th place.
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....and he finished in 7th place.
Did he really ride all the way to the finish line without the saddle?
I'm pretty sure that the team car pulled over and Bizkarra got a replacement bike.
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