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Orange Crush

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09/01/2021 11:06 AM
As said, cold and wet in this part of Spain, even in summer.

And that should be a wrap for the Vuelta.
Cosmic Kid

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09/01/2021 12:54 PM
Props to Bernal for giving it a go from so far out....he was willing to lose it in order to win it. OK, maybe not win it since Rog went with him, but he laid it all on the line to grab a spot on the podium. Good stuff....

Was hoping for more from Mas today....maybe the cold / wet just did not agree with him. made a decent move at one point, but Yates brought him back relatively easily.

I'm guessing Bernal pays for today's exploits tomorrow, unfortunately.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Orange Crush

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09/01/2021 01:08 PM
Both Mas and Guillaume Martin were involved in a crash yesterday. Martin was complaining about hurt ribs being very painful. Not sure the degree to which Mas was affected but it could not have done him any favors. Or maybe he's just simply running out of gas.

I am thinking Kuss will get free reign tomorrow. He looked very fresh.
longslowdistance

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09/01/2021 01:29 PM
Crash potential tomorrow.
79pmooney

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09/02/2021 10:03 AM
From the CyclingNews live broadcast, "Damiano Caruso and other riders grab a newspaper to stuff down their jersey to offer some protection against the cool air.

A newspaper is low-tech but works and easy to take and easy to dispose of."

Yup. Still works and I still use them. (NY Times - good size and shape. Good ink. Portland Oregonian - too wide and too short. Ink used to be better than the freebies but I haven't used one in years so I no longer know.)
DonnaMobile

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09/02/2021 07:44 PM
Some years ago in Italy I was leading a ride to a Palladian villa, and it began to rain. None of the clients had a jacket and one woman, Fran, got quite chilled. When we got into the town we stopped at a café, which I knew would have newspapers for its clientele. I asked the proprietor if she had any outdated ones for the suffering woman. She went in a back room and emerged wearing a big smile, and carrying La Gazzetta dello Sport. I explained to Fran, who was only a casual cyclist, that this pink newspaper was the sponsor of the Giro, and that great champions had stuffed copies down their jerseys to keep them warm on fabled mountain descents. She instantly felt connected to the history, traditions, and lore of cycling, was thrilled, and proud to stuff her jersey as generations of "real" cyclists had done. It transformed her, and she went on to buy a proper kit, clipless pedals, and eventually, a better bike, and became quite an ardent cyclist. The symbolism of that simple newspaper had worked its magic.
longslowdistance

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09/02/2021 08:02 PM
Great story!
Orange Crush

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09/02/2021 10:17 PM
Nice story. Can’t say I’ve ever used a newspaper.
Dale

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09/03/2021 05:25 AM
+1 on that story Donna, how fun to see her connect to the roots of cycling.
Cosmic Kid

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09/04/2021 09:38 AM
Lopez losing his spot on the podium and Haig moving up onto it.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Orange Crush

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09/04/2021 10:21 AM
Awesome stage today.

Lopez reportedly dismounted in frustration and his team is trying to talk him back on bike.
Orange Crush

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09/04/2021 10:24 AM
Exit Lopez is what Spanish TV says. More trouble in Movistar paradise
79pmooney

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09/04/2021 11:26 AM
The piece of bike racing that makes it so hard - a moment of inattention, a time too far back in the peloton, not having it at this moment can cost a race or an entire tour.
huckleberry

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09/04/2021 12:30 PM
Loved today's stage!
79pmooney

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09/05/2021 11:08 AM
Final TT. And a Fabio Jakobsen has a shot at finishing with two jerseys! The green (in the bag) and a real shot at the (other) red jersey. All that stands between him and the coveted best (well, biggest) time on GC is his teammate, Josef Cerney (3 time Czech national TT champion)
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