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Re: Vuelta 2010

Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:57 pm
by brentono
Date: 07-09-2010
10º stage
Distance: 175.7 km
Road – Stage
Departure: Tarragona, Spain
Arrival: Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain

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Imanol Erviti Ollo of Spain has won stage 10 of the Vuelta a España
while compatriot Joaquín Rodríguez has taken the overall lead.
The Katusha’s Team-member Rodriguez, celebrated the race
entering his native Catalonia by taking the race leader’s red jersey.

overall standings after Stage 10
1 RODRIGUEZ, Joaquin (Katusha) 42h 11' 49
2 ANTON, Igor (Euskaltel-Euskadi) + 2
3 NIBALI, Vincenzo (Liquigas-Doimo) + 4
4 TONDO, Xavier (Cervelo TestTeam) + 44
5 PERAUD, Jean-Christophe (Omega Pharma-Lotto) + 54

Cheers,
BrentonO

Re: Vuelta 2010

Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:57 pm
by jules21
there must be a UCI rule prohibiting riding under the influence of alcohol. it would have been interesting to see them line up the next morning still p**sed or with a hangover.

Re: Vuelta 2010

Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:20 pm
by aussieboy13
Was a team rule no alcohol to be drunk while on tour.

Re: Vuelta 2010

Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:22 pm
by jules21
aussieboy13 wrote:Was a team rule no alcohol to be drunk while on tour.

yes there was

Re: Vuelta 2010

Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:30 pm
by brentono
Wrong :shock:
Andy Schleck confirmed the news to Cyclingnews, releasing a statement while on his way home:

"I acknowledge that I have broken a rule on the team by going out for a drink after dinner
and for that reason Bjarne has decided to send myself and Stuart O’Grady home.


Teams are allowed to have drinks (alcohol) with their dinner. :wink:
Cheers,
BrentonO

Re: Vuelta 2010

Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:32 pm
by jules21
he should have just put them away while eating and he'd have been OK :)

Re: Vuelta 2010

Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:19 am
by brentono
Date: 08-09-2010
11º stage
Distance: 208.4 km
Road – Stage
Departure: Vilanova i la Gletrú, Spain
Arrival: Pal, Andorra

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Igor Antón (Euskaltel-Euskadi) surged back into the overall lead in Wednesday’s climbing stage
into Andorra just a day after losing it on time bonuses.

2010 Vuelta a Espana, stage 11: Igor Anton fights his way to a stage win and back into the lead.
This time, the Basque climber left no doubt that he could be the man to beat as the Vuelta a España,
taking his second stage victory and recapturing the lead with an impressive showing up the final ramps
of the 208.4km 11th stage in the Vuelta’s first mountaintop finish.

Antón gapped overnight leader Joaquim Rodríguez (Katusha) with 3km to go in the final,
10km climb to the Valnord/Pal summit and then edged past dogged veteran
Ezequiel Mosquera (Xacobeo-Galicia) to win.
Antón won three seconds ahead of Mosquera and took a 45-second lead on Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) in the overall.

Vuelta Stage 11 result
1 ANTON, Igor (Euskaltel-Euskadi) 5h 25' 44''
2 MOSQUERA, Ezequiel (Xacobeo-Galicia) + 3''
3 TONDO, Xavier (Cervelo TestTeam) + 10''
4 URAN, Rigoberto (Caisse d'Epargne) + 16''
5 NIBALI, Vincenzo (Liquigas-Doimo) + 23''

Vuelta overall standings after Stage 11
1 ANTON, Igor (Euskaltel-Euskadi) 47h 37' 15''
2 NIBALI, Vincenzo (Liquigas-Doimo) + 45''
3 TONDO, Xavier (Euskaltel-Euskadi) + 1' 04''
4 RODRIGUEZ, Joaquin (Katusha) + 1' 17''
5 MOSQUERA, Ezequiel (Xacobeo-Galicia) + 1' 29''

Igor Antón (Euskaltel-Euskadi) looking pretty good in the mountains,
and good for top of the podium in Madrid. 8)
Cheers,
BrentonO

Re: Vuelta 2010

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:54 pm
by JV911
brentono wrote:Yauheni Hutarovich who comes rocketing out of Sebastian Chavanel’s slipstream
to pip Cav on the line.


have been watching the race on eurosport in turkey...interesting to see cav get out-sprinted on at least 3 occasions :shock:

Re: Vuelta 2010

Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:04 pm
by brentono
JV911 wrote:
brentono wrote:Yauheni Hutarovich who comes rocketing out of Sebastian Chavanel’s slipstream
to pip Cav on the line.


have been watching the race on eurosport in turkey...interesting to see cav get out-sprinted on at least 3 occasions :shock:


Yes, interesting, and a couple of stage wins, mostly from the efforts of Mattew Goss (which Cav acknowledges)
and the realisation, that "one sprint wonders" at the end of stages, may not cut it The Vuelta (as Le Tour) he will
be required to contest Intermediate Sprints, to stay in the Green, and be wearing it in Madrid. :?:

Re: Vuelta 2010

Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:57 pm
by Richard.L
Cav bunny hoping over the line :mrgreen:

Re: Vuelta 2010

Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:27 pm
by brentono
Richard.L wrote:Cav bunny hoping over the line :mrgreen:


Yep, he's hoping he can keep the points up, and stay in Green :wink:

Re: Vuelta 2010

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:22 am
by Chops
Wow. What a nasty crash for Anton and E-E.

Anton breaking his elbow and out of the race whilst leading.

Hope the knew bike is better at avoiding planks of wood. :shock:

Re: Vuelta 2010

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:56 am
by MichaelB
Chops wrote:Wow. What a nasty crash for Anton and E-E.

Anton breaking his elbow and out of the race whilst leading.

Hope the knew bike is better at avoiding planks of wood. :shock:


Yeah saw it last night. On the slow mo replay you can see him doing a major flip. Wasn't there something in the TdF re the boys in orange crashing a lot .....

The amount of road rash that he had was amazing. There was not much left of anything .... Thanksfully Ok in the scheme of things and his team mate is OK.

Aint Mr Roche in fine form :) Doing well indeed.

The stage finish that Barredo won was pretty good too !!

Re: Vuelta 2010

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:11 am
by mianos
Great shot of Martin coming out of the clouds today: http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/65th-v ... tos/140593

Re: Vuelta 2010

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:54 am
by brentono
A pretty sad finish to the Vuelta for Igor Anton forced to withdraw near Peña Cabarga,
leading so well, and looking good for Madrid.
No excuses, though, in his rundown after the stage, and a great Champion. 8)
"He might need surgery in his elbow" :(

Initially it appeared that Anton’s fall might have been due to his touching the wheel
of Euskaltel-Euskadi colleague Egoi Martinez, who also crashed heavily and was taken away
in an ambulance with a suspected broken collarbone, but the 27-year-old admitted afterwards, “I crashed alone.”

He continued: “I thought I had hit a hole or an obstacle, my hands went off the handlebars.
I stood up, I saw blood all over the place but I didn’t know where I was or what was going on.
Instinctively I tried to go back on my bike and I realised my right elbow couldn’t bend.
Our team doctor came straight away. He touched my arm and said: forget about it, it’s broken.”

Anton, who rather than burying his head in his hands as he sat in the team car minutes after his crash
instead managed to smile and give a thumbs-up to the TV cameras, perhaps a signal to his family and fans
that all things considered he wasn't too badly hurt, added:
“I’ll keep from these fourteen days at the Vuelta the memory of my happiness, I’ve lived a dream.”

Re: Vuelta 2010

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:25 pm
by brentono
15th Stage 187.3Km
The 15th stage of the Vuelta is contested between Solares and the top of the uphill slope towards Lagos de Covadonga.
It is therefore one of the most important stages of the whole Vuelta of 2010.

Results
1 Carlos Barredo Llamazales ESP in 04h 33m 09s
2 Nico Sijmens BEL at 01m 07s
3 Martin Velits SVK at 01m 43s
4 Greg Van Avermaet BEL at 02m 06s
5 Pierre Cazaux FRA at 02m 10s
6 Olivier Kaisen BEL at 02m 12s
7 Ezequiel Mosquera Miguez ESP at 02m 15s
8 Vincenzo Nibali ITA at 02m 25s
9 Peter Velits SVK at 02m 26s
10 Joaquim Rodríguez Oliver ESP at
11 Tom Danielson USA at 02m 45s
12 Nicolas Roche IRL at 03m 02s
13 Fränk Schleck LUX at
14 Carlos Sastre Candil ESP at 03m 03s
15 David Moncoutié FRA at 03m 26s
16 Mikel Nieve Iturralde ESP at 03m 30s
17 David García da Peña ESP at 03m 39s
18 Tejay Van Garderen USA at 03m 41s
19 Jean-Christophe Peraud FRA at 03m 50s
20 Vladimir Karpets RUS at 03m 54s

Vincenzo Nibali ITA holds 4 seconds lead over Joaquim Rodríguez Oliver ESP to hold the Red Jersey in The Vuelta.
Cheers,
BrentonO

Re: Vuelta 2010

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:21 am
by mianos
Woot! My friend from my local village in Slovakia, Peter Vetlis, won the TT Stage 17. I won't bore you with all the fanboi photos but I'm stoked!
He had a bit of extra luck with the wind change but it was a fair win, specially considering his good performance in the race so far.

Re: Vuelta 2010

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:05 am
by brentono
Manios, headlines are "...Velits in dreamland..." and a great boost to him.

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Velits, meanwhile, whose twin brother Martin is also riding for HTC-Columbia in the race,
could hardly believe his victory afterwards: “This is my first time trial victory,” he revealed.

“It’s unbelievable that it happens at the Tour of Spain. I can’t describe it.
To beat Cancellara who is the absolute top TT rider makes it even more of a surprise.
On the way out, I didn’t give 100% but on the way back, I put the hammer down.
I saw Danielson in front of me. He was coming closer and closer. It was such a big motivation.”

Re: Vuelta 2010

Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:49 am
by mianos
Here are a couple of cyclists, notice the doofus on the left :)
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3rd overall. His best major tour performance. (He won the U23 worlds a few years back).
Dropping his washing at mums and coming straight down here for the worlds.

Re: Vuelta 2010

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:22 pm
by mianos
This is what a grand tour does to your body from 4 weeks racing.
The first shot is a few weeks from the start. It does not even look like the same person.
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Re: Vuelta 2010

Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:09 am
by AUbicycles
I spotted the difference... in second picture he is wearing a hat.


But seriously. I know what you are getting at though don't think these photos are easy to compare - different lighting and body position / posture - you could argue that the strong (outdoor) sunlight simply brings too much contrast whereas in the indoor shot - the light is very dispersed with fewer shadows.

Re: Vuelta 2010

Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:36 am
by mianos
Yes, maybe not the best, specially considering he's quite thin already, but riding with him a few weeks before the race and seeing all the shots after he looks like he's lost a hell of a lot of weight.

Re: Vuelta 2010

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:34 pm
by Chuck
Good pics mianos :) and a fantastic GC result for your friend, GT podium 8) 8) 8) 8)

Re: Vuelta 2010

Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:33 am
by MichaelB
Now Mosquera gets caught ........

Who came 4th.. I mean 3rd ... :?: