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Frome going for a TdF VaE double. Very tough to do

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

Stage 20 reputed to be the hardest climb in pro cycling

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alto_de_l%27Angliru

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Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:43 pm
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good start by froome took time out of his rivals.
be great to see if he can do it, and then try the giro, tour double next year.

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shocked to see mountain stage so early, froome takes overall those 3 seconds from taking the Inter sprint were crucial in his 2-second lead. , credit to nibali dropped on the climb but made up on the descent to take the stage and 10-second bonus.

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Latest and click classements

http://www.eurosport.fr/cyclisme/tour-d ... live.shtml

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Thanks for that.


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On the final climb of today's stage with Froome and Contador riding away from the rest of the other climbers it reminded me of Armstrong and Basso a few years ago.


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daicymraeg wrote:
On the final climb of today's stage with Froome and Contador riding away from the rest of the other climbers it reminded me of Armstrong and Basso a few years ago.


The highlights were remarkable.

Froome and Contador were a class apart.

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Bouch wrote:
daicymraeg wrote:
On the final climb of today's stage with Froome and Contador riding away from the rest of the other climbers it reminded me of Armstrong and Basso a few years ago.


The highlights were remarkable.

Froome and Contador were a class apart.

:clap: :clap: :clap:



Another top performance from Froome today.

He's now holding three jerseys - white, green and red!

Urghhhh, can't stand watching him win relentlessly. Yet still I'll carry on watching it. What's wrong with me?


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daicymraeg wrote:

Another top performance from Froome today.

He's now holding three jerseys - white, green and red!

Urghhhh, can't stand watching him win relentlessly. Yet still I'll carry on watching it. What's wrong with me?


It's compelling stuff, Brawd.

Between the eejit motor bikers knocking over cyclists and the slippery sandy road surfaces every now and again - and the crazy descenders .....


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froome going very well, has nearly 2 minutes on nibali. unless blows up in the next few days will be a great achievement

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froome going very well, has nearly 2 minutes on nibali. unless blows up in the next few days will be a great achievement


Is there precedence ref T d F and this event duo?

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Tony Panties wrote:
welshbean wrote:
froome going very well, has nearly 2 minutes on nibali. unless blows up in the next few days will be a great achievement


Is there precedence ref T d F and this event duo?

2 people have done the double, but that was when the VaE was a lot earlier in the year, since it was moved to September it's hasn't been done

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Big And Dull wrote:
Tony Panties wrote:
welshbean wrote:
froome going very well, has nearly 2 minutes on nibali. unless blows up in the next few days will be a great achievement


Is there precedence ref T d F and this event duo?

2 people have done the double, but that was when the VaE was a lot earlier in the year, since it was moved to September it's hasn't been done


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Jeez you needed crampons to get up some of the ramps today

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Big And Dull wrote:
Jeez you needed crampons to get up some of the ramps today


24, 25, 26 degrees? Millar described it as "Horrific" and he wasn't wrong.

Looking at a clump of SKY riders seemed reassuring at first.

Then you realised that they were there in a knot because Froome was in deep trouble.

He lost time, of course he did, but that was kept to a minimum by SKY - only 42 seconds.

Contador was just outstanding and his retirement will be a sad loss. Nibali was excellent beyond words and the winner was unbelievable.

RESPECT.

Stage Result

1. Stefan Denifl (Aus/Aqua Blue Sport) 4hrs 48mins 52secs

2. Alberto Contador (Spa/Trek-Segafredo) +28secs

3. Miguel Angel Lopez (Col/Astana Pro Team) +1mins 04secs

4. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita/Bahrain-Merida) Same time

Froome was back in 14th place and that was a Herculean effort as well.


General classification

1. Chris Froome (GB/Team Sky) at 67hrs 44min 03secs

2. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita/Bahrain-Merida) +1mins 16secs

3. Wilco Kelderman (Ned/Team Sunweb) +2mins 13secs

4. Ilnur Zakarin (Rus/Katusha-Alpecin) +2mins 25secs

5. Alberto Contador (Spa/Trek-Segafredo) +3mins 34secs

6. Miguel Angel Lopez (Col/Astana Pro Team) +4mins 39secs

7. Michael Woods (Can/Cannondale-Drapac) +6mins 33secs

8. Wout Poels (Ned/Team Sky) +6mins 40secs


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