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Re: Vuelta 2020
« Reply #50 on: November 04, 2020, 03:31:06 am »
I think Froome was saving himself to help Carapaz over the next week in the mountain stages.

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Just seen this on Twitter https://twitter.com/chrisfroome/status/1323705808421572608

Re: Vuelta 2020
« Reply #51 on: November 04, 2020, 04:01:31 pm »
Interesting that some riders, including Rog, are using tan wall tyres.   Ride qualities?
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Re: Vuelta 2020
« Reply #52 on: November 05, 2020, 12:18:30 pm »
Oh look!  Men hitting coloured balls with sticks.  None of them is P Roglič or H Carthy or D Martin or R Carapace.  You [“Uncle Montys” – Ed.].  And it's been that long since I used the ITV hub that even though Mr Google's save-ur-password-o-matic remembers the details ITV's SCIENCE does not, so I had to fanny about re-registrationising and clicking babbage-posts and turning off the shitvert-blocker and…

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Re: Vuelta 2020
« Reply #53 on: November 05, 2020, 02:56:31 pm »
Oh look!  Men hitting coloured balls with sticks.  None of them is P Roglič or H Carthy or D Martin or R Carapace.  You [“Uncle Montys” – Ed.].  And it's been that long since I used the ITV hub that even though Mr Google's save-ur-password-o-matic remembers the details ITV's SCIENCE does not, so I had to fanny about re-registrationising and clicking babbage-posts and turning off the shitvert-blocker and…

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Thanks for the pre-warning :-)
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Re: Vuelta 2020
« Reply #54 on: November 05, 2020, 04:09:40 pm »
Barring any strange mishaps Rog probably has the Vuelta in the bag...   Covatilla on Sat not really up there with the Angliru it seems.
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Re: Vuelta 2020
« Reply #55 on: November 05, 2020, 05:24:59 pm »
I had to use the hub last night after the PVR only recorded 1 min of the program. I have no idea how you're supposed to get the highlights at 2000 or whenever, it only gave me the option of the repeat of what was on the telly after 2200.
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Re: Vuelta 2020
« Reply #56 on: November 05, 2020, 06:06:40 pm »
AIUI the highlights added to the hub at 20:30-ish (according to TV's G Imlach) is the same prog that's (supposed to be) on Real-Time Television at hours 2200 or whenever.
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Re: Vuelta 2020
« Reply #57 on: November 05, 2020, 06:26:54 pm »
Hmm, shall have to have a nosey around 2100 then
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Re: Vuelta 2020
« Reply #58 on: November 06, 2020, 09:08:15 am »
Personally I’ve been delighted with the Eurosport App ( seems to be the same as the GCN Race Pass app that has more recently launched).
Real time coverage, what seems to be a very flexible catch up availability.

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Re: Vuelta 2020
« Reply #59 on: November 06, 2020, 09:12:45 am »
Personally I’ve been delighted with the Eurosport App ( seems to be the same as the GCN Race Pass app that has more recently launched).
Real time coverage, what seems to be a very flexible catch up availability.


I have this on my Playstation, which is connected to my telly. It's a bit of a faff going through the PS4 start-up routine, but the app itself works well. It's probably available directly on more modern smart tellies than mine (2016). I also have it on my phone, but obviously that's rather less appealing than a 50" screen!

Re: Vuelta 2020
« Reply #60 on: November 06, 2020, 09:16:57 am »
I signed up for a Eurosport 7-day free trial, via A' Prime...
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Re: Vuelta 2020
« Reply #61 on: November 06, 2020, 09:19:25 am »
I signed up for a Eurosport 7-day free trial, via A' Prime...

I did have it on Prime last year, but it annoyed the hell out of me that I couldn't combine it with my regular Eurosport subscription, so I binned it. It didn't help that, as the year went on, Amazon made it more and more difficult to find Eurosport in their menu system.

Re: Vuelta 2020
« Reply #62 on: November 06, 2020, 09:31:10 am »
I had to use the hub last night after the PVR only recorded 1 min of the program. I have no idea how you're supposed to get the highlights at 2000 or whenever, it only gave me the option of the repeat of what was on the telly after 2200.

We've been catching up, having started late because of the Giro. The TT stage was only a 1 minute recording, but we decided not to bother as they're not the most riveting of events to watch usually.  The following stage (14?) started with coloured balls and sticks - but I noticed it was 1'15" long - and sure enough the highlights stared at 15" and finished an after afterwards, and it had been recorded after midnight.

I'll keep my fingers crossed that last nights worked as well, if not it'll be to the Hub.
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Re: Vuelta 2020
« Reply #63 on: November 06, 2020, 07:16:46 pm »
So, will 2nd, 3rd and 4th place take turns attacking Roglic and trying to make him crack, will they all look to Ineos to do the work, or will they bottle it?
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Re: Vuelta 2020
« Reply #64 on: November 07, 2020, 01:08:04 pm »
On the evidence of yesterday’s stage, Roglič isn’t going to sit back and let the other contenders come at him.  Leaders of Grand Tours aren’t supposed to get involved in sprint finishes, unless they’re Eddy Merckx.  They might get hurt.
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Re: Vuelta 2020
« Reply #65 on: November 07, 2020, 08:14:18 pm »
On the evidence of yesterday’s stage, Roglič isn’t going to sit back and let the other contenders come at him.  Leaders of Grand Tours aren’t supposed to get involved in sprint finishes, unless they’re Eddy Merckx.  They might get hurt.

Well, I think we can safely state that Roglic won the Vuelta due to his sprint finishes. He netted some 50 seconds of bonification seconds.

Re: Vuelta 2020
« Reply #66 on: November 07, 2020, 09:45:27 pm »
Well, I think we can safely state that Roglic won the Vuelta due to his sprint finishes. He netted some 50 seconds of bonification seconds.

...and Carapaz only 16 seconds. Without the bonuses Carapaz would have an 8 second lead...

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Re: Vuelta 2020
« Reply #67 on: November 08, 2020, 10:39:52 am »
I was delighted to see on yesterday's stage that Sunweb were using mudguards*. Or, at least, a small red blade horizontally behind the saddle to keep their bums dry.

*Unless they're fancy radio aerials instead?
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Re: Vuelta 2020
« Reply #68 on: November 08, 2020, 01:07:20 pm »
I was delighted to see on yesterday's stage that Sunweb were using mudguards*. Or, at least, a small red blade horizontally behind the saddle to keep their bums dry.

*Unless they're fancy radio aerials instead?

Arsesavers. NoI’m nor being rude, that’s what they are called should you want one. Many are given away by product sponsors, but they’re fairly cheap to buy as well.

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Re: Vuelta 2020
« Reply #69 on: November 08, 2020, 01:39:29 pm »
Another triumph of joined-up thinking by Movistar's Tic-Tac-o-Matic 5000 AI yesterday :thumbsup:  Send Erviti up the road in the break so he can subsequently help Soler to ride to a glorious high-place fin… oh, wait!

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Re: Vuelta 2020
« Reply #70 on: November 08, 2020, 08:23:47 pm »
That was good to see Carapaz keeping Roglic honest yesterday.
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Re: Vuelta 2020
« Reply #71 on: November 08, 2020, 09:52:24 pm »
But slightly foolish of Carthy to lose 28 seconds on today’s stage :facepalm:

Still, the lesson we can draw from this year’s hectic Grand Tour schedule is that “super” is coming close to usurping “for sure” as the cliché of choice for cyclists struggling to give meaningful answers in a FOREIGN tongue :demon:
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Re: Vuelta 2020
« Reply #72 on: November 09, 2020, 08:52:59 am »
But slightly foolish of Carthy to lose 28 seconds on today’s stage :facepalm:

Still, the lesson we can draw from this year’s hectic Grand Tour schedule is that “super” is coming close to usurping “for sure” as the cliché of choice for cyclists struggling to give meaningful answers in a FOREIGN tongue :demon:
Super has been in the peloton vernacular for a few years.

Re: Vuelta 2020
« Reply #73 on: November 09, 2020, 05:05:38 pm »
A terrific race.   I didn’t watch the giro and vuelta until about 5 years ago but I cannot remember a year with better tours than this.   I’m especially pleased for Hugh carthy, sam bennet and TGH. 

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Re: Vuelta 2020
« Reply #74 on: November 09, 2020, 08:25:58 pm »
On the evidence of yesterday’s stage, Roglič isn’t going to sit back and let the other contenders come at him.  Leaders of Grand Tours aren’t supposed to get involved in sprint finishes, unless they’re Eddy Merckx.  They might get hurt.

Well, I think we can safely state that Roglic won the Vuelta due to his sprint finishes. He netted some 50 seconds of bonification seconds.

They were mostly used up in the wardrobe department.