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Best Site for Vuelta Coverage

Postby Tom Marius » Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:01 pm

Hi all
Just wondering what website is the best for vuelta coverage? I looked at the 'official' homepage but it seems a bit rubbish to me. Anybody know of any really good sites? If not i may have to stick with the official one, although im sure someone out there must do better coverage. :?:

while we're at it, predictions for the winner? I would like to see sastre do it twice but i dont think he has it in him
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by BNA » Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:18 pm

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Postby toolonglegs » Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:18 pm

Not sure if cycling news website will do live coverage by text or not.Sure the online Eurosport site will show at least the last hour of each stage.
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Postby Chuck » Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:17 pm

Do you have a link for the official site Tom ?

SBS doing the morning updates again at 7.15 am. My fave channel ATM :D .
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Postby Chuck » Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:40 pm

Cheers TLL :D
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Postby Chuck » Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:59 pm

Matty Lloyd gets a start with Silence :D looks like Popo is their main man here though :x .

Sastre won't have the support he had on the Tour, no Schlecks, Voight or Cancellara.

Astana look strong, Contador the man to beat (no ground breaking news there I know).

Boonen is back :?

What about the old man on the tour Zabel doing all the grand tours, a great effort and he's still very competitive.

I'm going for Cunego as the smokie even though he was relatively disappointing on the Tour. His team looks solid.
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Postby Tom Marius » Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:32 pm

Yeh its funny CSC is practically a whole different team now. Im a bit of a vuelta noob, are there any differences between it and the tour (ie jersey colours, are there time bonuses in the vuelta?)

plus looking forward to the team time trial, always good to watch

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Postby Chuck » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:06 pm

Tom Marius wrote: Im a bit of a vuelta noob



plus looking forward to the team time trial, always good to watch



Me too on both counts.
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Postby MichaelB » Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:19 am

Had a quick look at the stage profiles yesterday. Stages 13, 14 & 15 are killers - and all in a row .....
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Postby Aushiker » Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:42 am

G'day

SBS Television is broadcasting daily updates from Sunday 31 August - Monday 22 September, 2008 at 7:15 AM.

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Postby Tom Marius » Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:32 pm

thats great...i wonder what sort of coverage they'll give the TDU?
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Postby Chuck » Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:44 pm

Liquigas take the stage 1 team TT, Euskaltel-Euskadi were 2nd.
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Postby Chuck » Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:50 am

Valverde wins the 2nd stage and takes the leaders jersey.

How good is he in an uphill finish :shock: .
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Postby Aushiker » Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:14 pm

Chuck wrote:Valverde wins the 2nd stage and takes the leaders jersey.

How good is he in an uphill finish :shock: .


Seems he didn't hold it for long.

Italy's Daniel Bennati of Liquigas took the overall race leader's golden jersey in the Tour of Spain on Monday despite finishing the third stage in second place behind Belgium's Tom Boonen.
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Postby Chuck » Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:54 pm

Contador wins stage 13 (mountain stage) impressively and takes the lead in the overall classification.

http://www.lavuelta.com/08/ingles/resul ... 1442762815
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Postby Chuck » Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:31 pm

Big Tom wins another stage at the Vuelta

http://video.sbs.com.au/player/news/ind ... 2&tabid=90


but will he be able to match Cavendish at Le Tour next year ?
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