La Vuelta a Espana *Spoiler*

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by rich p, 31 Jul 2018.

  1. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Last GT of the year, then the Worlds, then oblivion till 2019.

    Apart from the Tour of Poland of course.

    I just read this...http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/horner-set-for-vuelta-a-colombia-with-team-illuminate/

    and thought the old farker was making a wildcard comeback until my reading glasses kicked in.

    Movistar are apparently using the three-pronged attack that failed so dismally in the TDF. Will they never learn?
    Sky leader discussed elsewhere and still a moot point.
    Pinot, Nibali, Porte all got some motivation.
    Culd be good 'un. Wide open.
     
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  2. SpokeyDokey

    SpokeyDokey 62 & 20% through Decade 7. Yikes! Moderator

    Almost always better than the French offering.
     
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  3. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    Location:
    The Red Enclave
    And don’t forget Uran and Simon Yates.
     
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  4. Va Va Froome

    Va Va Froome Well-Known Member

    I just wish Movistar would pick one and back him...

    Their tour idea was awful in practice.
     
  5. And Lombardia in October
     
  6. OP
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    rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Kwiat seems to be taking the massive T d Pologne seriously so I suspect he won't be the main man for Sky's Vuelta?
     
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  7. brommers

    brommers Years beyond my wisdom

    Location:
    Clacton-on-Sea
    Both Yates boys are going to race now, with Adam in support of Simon
     
  8. themosquitoking

    themosquitoking Veteran

    Location:
    Spain
    If anyone is going to stage one and fancies a beer let me know, I'll meet you in malaga.
     
  9. I suppose if @rich p was going to make a spelling error in the thread title it should have been spolér
     
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  10. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Veteran

    Was reading Sepp Kuss is making his debut at the vuelta for Lotto.I didn't see any of the Utah race but he was meant to be pretty impressive.Id presume he'd be riding for Bennet as team leader ?
     
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    rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    He was pretty amazing, albeit in a lower quality field. His name was new to me but the way he just ride away from his attackers was impressive.
     
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  12. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Veteran

    Never really knew him myseIf,read maybe Tony Martin was off to lotto too ?
     
  13. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    When is it? :smile:
     
  14. brommers

    brommers Years beyond my wisdom

    Location:
    Clacton-on-Sea
    I would have thought that Kruijswijk would be their main GC man.
     
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  15. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    Kruijswijk and Bennet have been announced as co-leaders in reports like https://www.roadcycling.co.nz/kruijswijk-bennett-lead-lottonl-jumbo-at-vuelta-2018/ but previously Kruijswijk was announced as concentrating on the Tour like http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/kruijswijk-to-focus-on-tour-de-france-in-2018/ so I suspect he may be a decoy to prevent Bennett having to do all the pre-race media alone.
     
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