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2012 Vuelta

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:44 pm
by Chuck
Ten uphill finishes including a number of mountains tops, hopefully this race will provide the excitement we were hoping for at the Tour....

http://www.cyclingnews.com/vuelta-a-espana

SBS Guide

La Vuelta broadcast details (all times AEST)

Sunday 26 August
STAGE 8
2330-0200 SBS ONE LIVE, streaming to Cycling Central website

Monday 27 August
STAGE 9
2335-0200 SBS ONE LIVE, streaming to Cycling Central website

Sunday 2 September
STAGE 14
2300-0200 LIVE streaming to Cycling Central website (SBS ONE from 2335)

Monday 3 September
STAGE 15
2300-0200 LIVE streaming to Cycling Central website (SBS ONE from 2330)

Tuesday 4 September
STAGE 16
2300-0200 LIVE streaming to Cycling Central website (SBS ONE from 2330)

Saturday 8 September
STAGE 19
2330-0200 SBS ONE LIVE, streaming to Cycling Central website

Sunday 9 September
STAGE 20
2300-0200 LIVE streaming to Cycling Central website (SBS ONE from 2325)

Monday 10 September
STAGE 21
2330-0200 SBS ONE LIVE, streaming to Cycling Central website


Daily highlights are at 1730 from 19 August to 10 September


http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/ev ... spana-2012

Re: 2012 Vuelta

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:27 pm
by RICHARDH
How long before SBS pick up full coverage of this and the Giro?

Any way looking forward to the show down between Contador and Froome, also seeing how the time off has effected Contador should be interesting. Typical Vuelta, trying to out the Giro in all out craziness in the parcours department. Also Cameron Meyer in a Grand Tour, even one as climber focused as this should be worth watching as well .

Re: 2012 Vuelta

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:10 pm
by warthog1
Wondering how well Froome has recovered from the tour. If he is at the same level he was at the tour then Contador v Froome should be well worth watching :D

Re: 2012 Vuelta

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:25 pm
by Sharkey
Just checking the Foxtel guide and it looks like Eurosports are showing every stage live plus replaying them the next day. I think I'll just set my box to record it and watch it when I can.

Re: 2012 Vuelta

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:40 pm
by bpmhigh
Yep, very excited about this one. Can't wait to see how Sky play it.

I will be very surprised if we see another "450 watt Diesel Train" like the Tour. I think the legs will be tired, the hills too steep, and Bertie's attacks in front of the home crowd will be more venomous than anything we saw in France.

Bertie by less than a minute (...but would be happy to see Froome on the top step in Madrid).

Re: 2012 Vuelta

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:52 pm
by DavidS
I certainly think we missed someone who can attack uphill like Contador in the Tour. How will this go against the diesel Sky train? Who can tell but I hope it makes for a more exciting race and breaks things up a bit.

DS

Re: 2012 Vuelta

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:19 pm
by reeves
This is better than the tour already :D :D

Re: 2012 Vuelta

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:56 pm
by bosvit
reeves wrote:This is better than the tour already :D :D

I was just thinking that earlier.....

Looks like lots of fireworks to come

Re: 2012 Vuelta

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:41 am
by MichaelB
Yay for Clarke and OGE !!!

Re: 2012 Vuelta

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:01 am
by Ozkaban
MichaelB wrote:Yay for Clarke and OGE !!!

+1

Awesome news for them. A first major tour stage win. Very cool.

Re: 2012 Vuelta

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:05 am
by familyguy
Quite the mountain climb. Well done!

Jim

Re: 2012 Vuelta

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:37 am
by igstar
Ozkaban wrote:
MichaelB wrote:Yay for Clarke and OGE !!!

+1

Awesome news for them. A first major tour stage win. Very cool.


Gossy has won in Giro already.

Re: 2012 Vuelta

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:44 am
by find_bruce
bpmhigh wrote:Yep, very excited about this one. Can't wait to see how Sky play it.

& it seems Sky play it by attacking when the leader crashes. Classy move guys!

Re: 2012 Vuelta

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:57 am
by moreegolfer
Ozkaban wrote:
MichaelB wrote:Yay for Clarke and OGE !!!

+1

Awesome news for them. A first major tour stage win. Very cool.

Second, Gossy won Stage 3 in the Giro.

Re: 2012 Vuelta

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:18 pm
by Ozkaban
igstar wrote:Gossy has won in Giro already.


D'oh! forgot about that one :oops:

Re: 2012 Vuelta

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:29 pm
by MichaelB
find_bruce wrote:
bpmhigh wrote:Yep, very excited about this one. Can't wait to see how Sky play it.

& it seems Sky play it by attacking when the leader crashes. Classy move guys!


Sky did that once before at Qatar, and got it paid back in spades.

Be interesting to see what happened. I don't buy the "I didn't know" routine.

Mind you, it was only Valverde. So go Sky GO !!!!!

Re: 2012 Vuelta

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:48 pm
by rpmspinman
Froome and Contador look strong in the mountains.

Re: 2012 Vuelta

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:27 pm
by RICHARDH
Good win for Clarke, certainly deserved. On Sky from what i can tell they started an echelon which caused alot of scrambling to not get left behind and Valv Piti. got caught up in it. Movistar did it in this years Tour and Paris Nice aswell so they can't really complain, having said that this is the Vuelta and its a Spanish team expect some bad behavior from the Spanish fans.

Re: 2012 Vuelta

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:31 pm
by Chuck

Re: 2012 Vuelta

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:09 pm
by find_bruce
MichaelB wrote:
find_bruce wrote:
bpmhigh wrote:Yep, very excited about this one. Can't wait to see how Sky play it.

& it seems Sky play it by attacking when the leader crashes. Classy move guys!


Sky did that once before at Qatar, and got it paid back in spades.

Be interesting to see what happened. I don't buy the "I didn't know" routine.

Mind you, it was only Valverde. So go Sky GO !!!!!

Yeah, it's a bit rich for a drug cheat to complain about "fair play". Next thing you know clembutador will be complaining someone attacked when he dropped a chain

Re: 2012 Vuelta

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:00 pm
by jejack
Who was the rider from yesterday's stage (Stage 4) who thought he had won? That was funny.

Re: 2012 Vuelta

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:42 pm
by clackers
jejack wrote:Who was the rider from yesterday's stage (Stage 4) who thought he had won? That was funny.


That was fantastic ... one for the bloopers reel! :grin:

Re: 2012 Vuelta

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:02 am
by bpmhigh
bpmhigh wrote:I will be very surprised if we see another "450 watt Diesel Train" like the Tour.


:oops: I stand corrected.

Super ride from Sky to zap Berties legs last night.

Re: 2012 Vuelta

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:12 am
by RICHARDH
Would be easy to right Contador off, but i think most of the time was lost in the last 500m, will be interesting to see if Sky can continue to set that pace on some of the longer climbs. Not sure they will.

Re: 2012 Vuelta

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:02 pm
by jejack
Now this racing! Froome must be getting tired by now? Its been a long season for him.