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    2011 Vuelta Stage 11



    It's after a rest day and Stage 12 isn't hard, so hopefully there will be action on that final climb.
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    Profile of the final climb can be found here
    The last 8km or so looks difficult. 11km to 10km to go averages 10% so may be good to keep a close eye on things in that moment.

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    This is going to be a good race if Purito keeps attacking like that.

    I don't see why Sky used up Froome so early.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DXchulo View Post
    This is going to be a good race if Purito keeps attacking like that.

    I don't see why Sky used up Froome so early.
    So early? I don't think they had much choice, they had to keep the pace high enough to keep Nibali quiet.

    Terrific stuff from Froome and Wiggins over the last three stages. They must be concerned about the rest of their team, though. Lovquist should be their principal supporter and he has done nothing, and the rest look pretty ineffectual too. It's asking a lot to expect Froome and Wiggins to carry the load alone for the whole tour. Nibali still just the favourite, for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DXchulo View Post
    This is going to be a good race if Purito keeps attacking like that.

    I don't see why Sky used up Froome so early.
    Yeah, what a dig that was at the end. It great to see some animated racing; keeps the GC guys working hard.
    Herp derpa derp

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    Quote Originally Posted by chasm54 View Post
    So early? I don't think they had much choice, they had to keep the pace high enough to keep Nibali quiet.
    I mostly feel bad for Froome. I see why Sky did what they did (Wiggins has a better track record), but for Froome to kick ass in the TT, get the red, and be put on the front as a super domestique one stage later just seemed cold. Let's hope Wiggins can prove he deserved it on Angliru.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DXchulo View Post
    I mostly feel bad for Froome. I see why Sky did what they did (Wiggins has a better track record), but for Froome to kick ass in the TT, get the red, and be put on the front as a super domestique one stage later just seemed cold. Let's hope Wiggins can prove he deserved it on Angliru.
    Yes, it's tough on Froome. Looks like they have it right, though. Wiggins has looked very strong in the last two mountaintop finishes. The Angliru is another matter, it isn't really his type of climb. But it probably doesn't suit Nibali either. Lots of scope for things to change again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DXchulo View Post
    I don't see why Sky used up Froome so early.
    After Stage 15 I'm sitting here in my armchair with my 20/20 hindsight glasses on thinking about how Froome lost 27 seconds to Wiggins here. Cobo leads Froome by 20 seconds right now.
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