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Habanero

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09/06/2017 12:58 PM
Exactly!
Orange Crush

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09/06/2017 06:34 PM
Told you when it's Froome on his own he's beatable.

The way pro cycling is going that only happens on steep and narrow roads like this.

His TT margins also were not that impressive.
Habanero

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09/08/2017 07:04 AM
Nothing to see here. No nothing at all........

"Not for the first time on this Vuelta, however, Froome's Sky guard laid down an imposing rhythm on the final climb, with Gianni Moscon once again delivering a show of strength that was all the more startling considering he is a 23-year-old Classics specialist in the third week of his debut Grand Tour."
Orange Crush

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09/08/2017 12:30 PM
Tomorrow should bring fireworks...incredibly hard finish and two hard climbs before. Short stage. Perfect conditions to isolate Froome. No subsequent stages to hold back for. Bring it on.
longslowdistance

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09/09/2017 12:06 PM
Great race today. Worthy winner.
Cosmic Kid

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09/10/2017 03:47 AM
Posted By Frederick Jones on 09/09/2017 12:06 PM
Great race today. Worthy winner.


Agreed. Only took 3 weeks to get a stage worth watching!
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
79pmooney

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09/10/2017 10:57 AM
I didn't realize until yesterday that apparently Contador was sick the fist week. I don't have any further details.

Again I say, the guy's a class act. We didn't hear excuses. Just watched him come out every day and do his best. And yes, in hindsight, many of his attempts to gain back time were pretty "stupid" and ultimately cost him. But he made the Vuelta a race, he raced from the heart and he put the stamp of a warrior on the race.

I don't know where this fits in Contador's "greatest" days. (My book - his long solo chase in the early cobbled stage of Schleck's famous gear shift Tour is one. So is his impromptu attack 40k(?) out from the finish on the medium mountain stage of the Vuelta(?) when he saw his rival struggling.) But this is up there.

Alberto Contador, carry yourself with that class at everything you do. You're an inspiration. It is with sadness that I watch you race your final stage.

Ben
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