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Vuelta 2019
« on: July 30, 2019, 10:44:09 pm »
Hi all,
Lack of Le Tour in an evening has already got me excited for la Vuelta.
So who are the contenders? Roglic, Dumoulin and Lopez from il Giro? Thomas not get everything out in the Tour and fancy a pop do you think?

Re: Vuelta 2019
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2019, 09:03:38 am »
Local boy Enric Mas maybe. He disappeared for a while in the tour (not in the Rohan Dennis sense) but apparently that was illness, and he came back stronger towards the end. And he was second last year.

Simon Yates.

Who will lead Ineos? Sivakov?

Or Movistar? Carapaz?


Re: Vuelta 2019
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2019, 09:18:53 am »
Carapaz, of course, I forgot about him. My money is on Thomas leading Ineos but I may be very wrong, Sicily if not then with Tao in support?

Mas back at top form could be a threat you’re right

Re: Vuelta 2019
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2019, 09:40:05 am »
Matt White said that the Michelton leader will be Esteban Chavez. I doubt Simon Yates will ride all 3 tours this year.


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Re: Vuelta 2019
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2019, 11:50:24 am »
During le Tour one or more of *** Boulting and Super D Millar said that Simon Yates wasn't riding the Vuelta this year.
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Re: Vuelta 2019
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2019, 07:22:26 pm »
Carapaz, of course, I forgot about him. My money is on Thomas leading Ineos but I may be very wrong, Sicily if not then with Tao in support?

Mas back at top form could be a threat you’re right
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Re: Vuelta 2019
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2019, 12:06:11 am »
During le Tour one or more of *** Boulting and Super D Millar said that Simon Yates wasn't riding the Vuelta this year.
If he did, wouldn't that make three grand tours in a row for him?
[/I could be wrong]

Re: Vuelta 2019
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2019, 07:59:15 am »
It would yeah, I doubt Simon will go. Maybe Adam for another shot at a Grand Tour?

Re: Vuelta 2019
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2019, 09:13:04 am »
Matt White said that the Michelton leader will be Esteban Chavez. I doubt Simon Yates will ride all 3 tours this year.
It would yeah, I doubt Simon will go. Maybe Adam for another shot at a Grand Tour?
I think it might be Esteban Chavez? ;)

Re: Vuelta 2019
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2019, 03:24:08 pm »

I’ve just seen this on Instagram and don’t even know which one of them it is ha. Simon posted it

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Re: Vuelta 2019
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2019, 12:07:52 pm »
During le Tour one or more of *** Boulting and Super D Millar said that Simon Yates wasn't riding the Vuelta this year.
If he did, wouldn't that make three grand tours in a row for him?

If he'd been defending his Vuelta title it would have been his fourth in succession.  Some bloke called "Merckx" did it in 1972/73 and won all four ;D
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Re: Vuelta 2019
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2019, 11:24:45 pm »
Noted Cav has been snubbed and that there’s not a Yates in sight on the Mitchelton-Scott official startlist. Lots of strong-looking teams though - EF, Movistar, Jumbo Visma, Astana...
Who’s the money on and is there a Fantasy League about?

Re: Vuelta 2019
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2019, 10:58:18 am »
No Dumoulin, so Mas. ...or Quintana ... or Roglic ... or Carapaz. No idea, really.

I see there's a Velogames fantasy league but am not sure I'll have time to select a team to do it justice, and am away for the first week so might not be as interested in what's going on. And, see above, I have no idea who'll do well. I had Bernal, Pinot and Alaphilippe in my team for the TdF, using the 'official' site, but did rubbish I think (it was difficult to know using that site) because I couldn't be bothered with all the transfer nonsense.

Re: Vuelta 2019
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2019, 11:16:22 am »
Well I’ve joined here if you do get then chance:
League Name:Didi’s Devils
League Code: 833505715

Re: Vuelta 2019
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2019, 08:48:33 pm »
G'wan then.

Re: Vuelta 2019
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2019, 10:56:50 pm »
Who’s the smart money on for the GC then people??

Re: Vuelta 2019
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2019, 09:55:35 pm »
Roglič probably, with his time-trialling advantage.

Re: Vuelta 2019
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2019, 10:48:31 pm »
He certainly put on a show today.

Re: Vuelta 2019
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2019, 11:22:39 pm »
Yeah he should be in a clear lead after Tuesday. Can fellow Slovenian Pogacar crack the top three?

Re: Vuelta 2019
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2019, 02:42:14 pm »
From cyclingnews.com

Quote
Some classic Movistar tactics in action now, as the team takes to the front of the peloton to chase down the big GC threat in the break – Movistar's Nairo Quintana

*chortle*

Re: Vuelta 2019
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2019, 02:54:43 pm »
From cyclingnews.com

Quote
Some classic Movistar tactics in action now, as the team takes to the front of the peloton to chase down the big GC threat in the break – Movistar's Nairo Quintana

*chortle*

Still using Hex to calculate their tika-taka tic-tacs, I see.  ;D

<disinterred running joke from non-serious TdF Thread>

Team Movistar Strategery Turing Machine:      +++ Here comes Mister Jelly! +++
Team Movistar:¿Que?
Team Movistar Strategery Turing Machine:      +++ Out of Cheese Error, redo from start +++

</disinterred running joke from non-serious TdF Thread>
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Re: Vuelta 2019
« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2019, 10:44:57 pm »
From cyclingnews.com

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Some classic Movistar tactics in action now, as the team takes to the front of the peloton to chase down the big GC threat in the break – Movistar's Nairo Quintana

*chortle*

Aye, I hear all the other teams are *chortling* at Movistar's hopeless tactics. Second and third on GC?
Total losers, eh?   :facepalm:

Re: Vuelta 2019
« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2019, 11:18:23 am »
Well I’ve joined here if you do get then chance:
League Name:Didi’s Devils
League Code: 833505715

Moderate. 9th in the mini-league, 5080/14899 overall.

It looks as if everyone above me all had Roglic, Pogacar and S Bennett, like me, but better gregarios, or managed to fit in a Valverde or Quintana as well.