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Title: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Leadbelly on December 08, 2018, 10:00
Vuelta a San Juan 27th January - 3rd February

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Etapa 1: San Juan - Pocito (159.1 km)

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Etapa 2: Chimbas - Peri Lago Punta Negra (160.2 km)

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Etapa 3: Pocito - Pocito TT (12.0 km)

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Etapa 4: San José de Jáchal - Valle Fértil / Villa San Agustín (185.8 km)

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Etapa 5: San Martín - Alto Colorado (169.5 km)

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Etapa 6: Autódromo El Villicúm - Autódromo El Villicúm (153.5 km)

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Etapa 7: San Juan - San Juan (141.3 km)

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It is worth noting that there is a rest day in between stages 4 and 5.

The only real difference from last year's route is stage 6 which starts and ends at the new motor circuit. GC should still come down to Alto Colorado and the TT.
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Leadbelly on December 08, 2018, 10:05
https://vueltaasanjuan.org/noticias/item/115-entra-y-conoce-los-equipos-protagonistas-de-la-37-vuelta-a-san-juan

Competing teams:

Bora-Hansgrohe
Dimensión Data
Deceunik-Quick Step
UAE Emirates
Movistar
Lotto-Soudal

Androni Giocattoli
Nippo Fantini
Wilier Triestina
Israel Cycling Academy
Caja Rural

Petroli Firenze-Hopplà
Medellín Inder
Biesse Carrera Gavardo
Sporting Tavira
Virgen de Fátima
Pocito
Mardan
Rawson

Uruguay
Perú
México
Bolivia
Chile
Brasil
Cuba
Argentina

Subject to change of course.
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Leadbelly on December 08, 2018, 14:22
https://www.ultimenotiziedalweb.com/la-vuelta-a-san-juan-2019-sara-trasmessa-in-diretta-da-eurosport/

Eurosport will have 90 minutes live coverage of each stage. The local coverage on ESPN will have a two hour show, but that could just be talking heads for the first 30 minutes.
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Leadbelly on December 15, 2018, 07:44
https://twitter.com/vueltasanjuanok/status/1073680623527714816

The defending champ should be back this year. ;)
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Leadbelly on December 15, 2018, 19:44
https://twitter.com/CiclismoInter/status/1073949870434725891

SEP San Juan also have hopes of their suspension being overturned and thus being able to compete at their home race, but would the organizers still invite them after Najar's bust? A discussion for a different sub-forum.
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Leadbelly on December 28, 2018, 19:06
#medellin

https://twitter.com/Torresciclismo/status/1078647548263440384

Sevilla
Roldan
Oyola
Paredes
Duarte
Montoya
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Leadbelly on December 29, 2018, 09:25
#lotto

https://www.lottosoudal.be/en/news/first-line-ups-2019

Tiesj Benoot
Stan Dewulf
Jens Keukeleire
Nikolas Maes
Jelle Vanendert
Jelle Wallays

Benoot usually hits the ground running.
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Leadbelly on December 31, 2018, 13:45
#movistar

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No Betancur any more.....
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Leadbelly on January 02, 2019, 18:39
#teamuy

http://www.ciclismointernacional.com/uruguay-a-por-el-top-10-en-la-vuelta-a-san-juan/

Anderson Maldonado
Leonel Rodríguez
Nahuel Soares de Lima
Robert Méndez
Erick Fagundez
Diego Jamen

Maldonado is the hope for a top-ten. He did alright here last year and at San Luis before that.
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Leadbelly on January 09, 2019, 18:53
The Giro del Sol finished the other day. There are rumours usually every year of it returning to the UCI level, but for the time being it remains an amateur event for the local teams. Here are the results:

https://twitter.com/EPHECTO/status/1082601890662232065

Naranjo and Dani Diaz who had been 1st and 2nd in GC crashed (together) during the final stage. The former made it back to contest the sprint (and win!), but was diagnosed later with a fractured scapula. No San Juan for him...

http://radiod3.com/web/index.php/2019/01/09/nicolas-naranjo-se-pierde-la-vuelta-a-san-juan-por-una-fractura/
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Mellow Velo on January 10, 2019, 08:19
 Eurosport to televise the race live.
Rumour has it that they have also picked up the TDU.
Giving both races take place when the Aussie tennis is in full swing, I expect the player to be only option available.


https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/vuelta-san-juan-broadcast-live-uk-first-time-404256

 
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Leadbelly on January 22, 2019, 17:25
#bora

https://twitter.com/BORAhansgrohe/status/1087706099900469251

Sagan hops across the South Pacific. We'll have to see how him and Bennett divvy up the stages.

#deceuninck

https://www.deceuninck-quickstep.com/en/news/3757/deceuninck-quick-step-to-vuelta-a-san-juan

Petr Vakoc
Julian Alaphilippe
Remco Evenepoel
Alvaro Hodeg
Iljo Keisse
Maximiliano Richeze

All eyes on Evenepoel, but Richeze (still had some discomfort in his knee a week ago) and Hodeg should be good for a stage win or two.
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Leadbelly on January 23, 2019, 18:35
#cajarural

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#uae

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The sprints should be interesting.
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Leadbelly on January 25, 2019, 18:28
#nippo

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Quote
It will be a first important test for the two neo-pro Colombian climbers Osorio and Acosta, for our experienced man Ivan Santaromita and especially for Hideto Nakane appeared immediately in great condition in the pre-season tests. We will look for a good result in the hardest stages trying also to take care of the overall ranking, looking for a top 10 placement. For the fastest stages the Cima brothers are very motivated with Damiano who has already proven to be able to win and the young Imerio Cima looking for a new season of successes after an unlucky 2018 with too many injuries that stopped him.

#teambr

http://bike76.com/2019/01/chamorro-comanda-o-brasil-no-tour-de-san-juan-na-argentina/

André Gohr
Gabriel Machado
Luiz Guilherme Basso
Lauro Chaman
Wolfgang Hipolito
Alessandro Ferreira “Indinho”

More than half the team with Funvic connections including Chaman who is a Paralympian medallist and the current Brazilian Nat TT Champ.

http://www.brasil2016.gov.br/pt-br/megaeventos/paraolimpiadas/medalhistas/lauro-chaman

Quote
Lauro was born with his left foot turned back. After undergoing correction surgery, he lost his ankle movements, which resulted in atrophy in the calf.
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Mellow Velo on January 25, 2019, 20:01
https://www.ultimenotiziedalweb.com/la-vuelta-a-san-juan-2019-sara-trasmessa-in-diretta-da-eurosport/

Eurosport will have 90 minutes live coverage of each stage. The local coverage on ESPN will have a two hour show, but that could just be talking heads for the first 30 minutes.

Looking ahead, both Berlin and Copenhagen 6 days look likely to make significant inroads into Eurosport's promised 90 minutes, on most stages.
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Leadbelly on January 25, 2019, 20:18
Since I invested in the Eurosport Player in last year's Black Friday sale, I'm hoping it may provide more coverage.
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Mellow Velo on January 25, 2019, 21:32
Since I invested in the Eurosport Player in last year's Black Friday sale, I'm hoping it may provide more coverage.

Lucky you.
I thought about it too, but have Eurosport on tv from a number of nations.
But it is beginning to look as if more and more cycling is heading towards the player and further cost.
Won't there be a free San Juan feed like last year?
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Joelsim on January 25, 2019, 21:44
I’m really looking forward to this, not just Gaviria, but Remco and young Osorio as well as seeing Dayer Q given a chance at his new team.
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Leadbelly on January 26, 2019, 21:23
https://twitter.com/vueltasanjuanok/status/1089260108301910017

The sprint field may be red hot, but the GC one on the other hand...... A Sevilla repeat really wouldn't surprise me.

Some names to watch out (for various reasons):

Escuela, Rosas and Diaz are the three main local hopes for the GC. Rosas is a multiple time winner of the race (back in the pre-UCI days), but is lucky to be still riding after his quad-bike crash.

Bramati Jr. His dad is in the Deceuninck car. Don't know if he's any good or not.

Gamero on the Peruvian Nat team. Multiple stage winner at Guatemala.

Bohli should win the TT with his eyes closed.

Cavendish on the comeback trail (again).
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: search on January 26, 2019, 23:34
Bohli should win the TT with his eyes closed.

I think it was on road bikes last year, so if that is the case again, it may mix things up a bit. Bohli should still be the favorite for sure, but over 12k, maybe Alaphalippe or Sagan could come pretty close
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Leadbelly on January 27, 2019, 09:49
https://www.vueltaasanjuan.org/noticias/item/182-el-criterium-un-adelanto-de-lo-que-se-vivira-en-la-vuelta-2019

There was a series of short (13km) crits after the team presentation yesterday evening. The first one was for the WT teams, the second one for the PCT outfits (but they must have included a CT or two to even up the fields) and the final one for the remaining CT teams and national teams.

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CLASIFICACIÓN MANGA 1:

1° Maximiliano Richeze (Deceunink – Quick Step)
2° Nairo Quintana (Movistar)
3° Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data)
4° Peter Sagan (BORA – hansgrohe)
5° Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates)

CLASIFICACIÓN MANGA 2:

1° Tommaso Fiaschi (Beltrami TSA HPF)
2° Matthias Brändle (Israel Cycling Academy)
3° Hamish Schreurs (Israel Cycling Academy)

CLASIFICACIÓN MANGA 3:

1° Maximiliano Navarrete (Selección Argentina)
2° Nicolás Tivani (Asociación Civil Agrupación Virgen de Fátima)
3° Weimar Roldán (Team Medellín)

Make of that what you will. Edosof have the full results.
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Mellow Velo on January 27, 2019, 11:06
 The forecast for the first half of the race is very hot. (38-40C)
I've been scratching my head over live race coverage times.
As they are currently only 4 hours behind Europe, (3 UK time) if they race slowly due to temperatures, they could need headlights.
Sunset is just after 8-30pm out there....
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Leadbelly on January 27, 2019, 18:37
Won't there be a free San Juan feed like last year?

https://twitter.com/vueltasanjuanok/status/1089590680429776896

The stage obviously hasn't started yet, but I did get a brief blast of a familiar voice on the stream.

+

Eurosport Player about to go live. Must be getting all the race from start to finish.
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Leadbelly on January 27, 2019, 19:13
https://twitter.com/laflammerouge16/status/1089600594862575617

Zamora is a previous winner of the race. Lucero should be the quickest when it comes to the ol' meta volantes.
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Leadbelly on January 28, 2019, 09:18
https://twitter.com/RenaudB31/status/1089752742581669888

A bit messy.



A few teams made an effort in the middle of the stage to split things up and there were several groups on the road at one point, but I don't think anyone serious was dropped and then the impetus went out of it when Richeze got a puncture.
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Leadbelly on January 28, 2019, 09:26
Today's stage is very similar to stage two from last year's race. Slightly different start, but the loop and climb up to the dam are the same I believe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvufajzlvSU
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: LukasCPH on January 28, 2019, 11:43
Want to know why fourth place #neri Luca Pacioni was on the stage podium?

https://twitter.com/NeriSelleItalia/status/1089834474924400640

The organisers trusted the timing chips and didn't bother to look at a finish photo, sprint replay, or any other method to confirm the result. And as Malucelli didn't have a chip on his bike (most likely because of a bike change during the stage), they called Pacioni to the podium, thinking he had finished third.
:fp

https://twitter.com/NeriSelleItalia/status/1089843966843998208
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Leadbelly on January 28, 2019, 16:03
https://twitter.com/vueltasanjuanok/status/1089908528934985730

Stage shortened due to the heat. They'll do one circuit less.
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Leadbelly on January 28, 2019, 18:15
https://twitter.com/velofacts/status/1089946322852036609

A few fast guys (Boivin, Balletti and Keukeleire) did make it into the unsuccessful (but not by much) chase group last year, but none had the legs or position in the group to seriously contest for, as it turned out, fourth position.
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Leadbelly on January 29, 2019, 06:07
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DyCM_-aXcActJCJ.jpg)

It played out quite similarly to last year with three going clear with a couple of hundred metres to the top of the dam. Benoot was one of the three again, and maybe with last year in his mind he left it to Nairo to cover Alaphilippe's attack. Bad idea.

Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Leadbelly on January 29, 2019, 06:09
https://twitter.com/InfobaeDeportes/status/1090070734637096961

It's not all good news for Deceuninck however.
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Joelsim on January 29, 2019, 10:47
What a muppet!
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Mellow Velo on January 29, 2019, 10:51
 The Comic has picked it up.

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/latest-news/iljo-keisse-reported-police-vuelta-san-juan-miming-sex-act-posing-picture-fan-406108

Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Joelsim on January 29, 2019, 10:59
No action to be taken.

https://www.wielerflits.nl/nieuws/geen-sanctie-voor-iljo-keisse-voor-seksuele-pose-op-foto/
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Joelsim on January 29, 2019, 11:00
Jelle Wallays fractured his jaw and lost some teeth in the crash last night.
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: t-72 on January 29, 2019, 22:37
https://twitter.com/InfobaeDeportes/status/1090070734637096961

It's not all good news for Deceuninck however.
:(
Deceuninck must be satisfied with the publicity they get from their new investment. To put things in perspective, this is clearly worse than the  Sagan behavior on the podium of de Ronde in 2013...  :-x

My bet is these behaviors wouldn't be as common as they are in top rank cycling if boys and girls weren't kept apart at almost all times like some 1950's school. Racing at the same venue at the same time creates respect.

I intentionally label these racers as boys, cause they don't behave like a real man should.  :angry
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: search on January 30, 2019, 07:18
he was thrown out of the race now. When not by the team, then by the organizer  :cool

https://twitter.com/vueltasanjuanok/status/1090439806360977409
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Leadbelly on January 30, 2019, 07:34
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DyI7dp_XQAAO2fo.jpg)



Did wind conditions change during the stage? I wouldn't have had Conti and Winner down as better TT-ers than Bohli, but then it is early season and it wasn't on TT bikes.
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Mellow Velo on January 30, 2019, 09:08
 I wonder to what extent, if any, the decision to boot Iljo Keisse off the race, will impact Master Evenepoel's prospects, given the need to look after Alaphillipe?

I see that Pat Lefevre has thrown his usual tantrum and is threatening to pull the entire team.
I think we all know that won't happen.

An earlier kick off today, no?
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Leadbelly on January 30, 2019, 20:13
An earlier kick off today, no?

Yeah, too early. :angry

https://twitter.com/DneoAr/status/1090703770160455680



Rest day tomorrow.
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Leadbelly on January 30, 2019, 20:19
I see that Pat Lefevre has thrown his usual tantrum and is threatening to pull the entire team.
I think we all know that won't happen.

https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20190130_04141005

This gets more and more :fp

None of the team's riders appeared for the post-stage podiums and jersey presentations.

"This is not a protest. Our riders felt a bit tired and not so good after the stress and efforts of the past few days, so we decided not to let them go to the podium ceremony. "
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: rote_laterne on January 30, 2019, 21:12
Waiting for the next fine .. the sponsors must be proud.
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Leadbelly on January 31, 2019, 05:41
https://twitter.com/gregorbrown/status/1090779973298909189
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: search on January 31, 2019, 14:14
and when you think it can't get much lower...

https://twitter.com/TheRaceRadio/status/1090974745020035072
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Joelsim on January 31, 2019, 14:45
Oh dear.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/keisse-saga-sparks-tensions-between-quickstep-team-and-new-sponsor-deceuninck/
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Joelsim on February 01, 2019, 19:37
You’d expect Remco to be a bit further forward than he is, especially now he’s 19 and has completed 5 stages.

I doubt the kid has much of a future.
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Joelsim on February 01, 2019, 21:45
Winner: Anacona.



Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Leadbelly on February 02, 2019, 09:08
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Today's stage is back to the normal later time in the evening.
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Joelsim on February 02, 2019, 10:22
A good ride by young Alejandro Osorio.
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Leadbelly on February 03, 2019, 07:30
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DycuM4fX0AEReag.jpg)

San Juan (and San Luis before it) has a habit of throwing up unexpected break wins on flat days. I remember Gaimon's win at San Luis had a lot to do with the tailwind and yesterday I think was the same.

Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: search on February 03, 2019, 08:05
it was not a bad breakaway though. How did Tivani end up back in Argentina btw? He was pretty much the best rider at Unieuro...
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: LukasCPH on February 03, 2019, 15:47
it was not a bad breakaway though. How did Tivani end up back in Argentina btw? He was pretty much the best rider at Unieuro...
Trevigiani merged with Sangemini and probably thought him surplus to requirements, preferring to sign various Italians.

They may regret that now ... :-x
Title: Re: [2.1] Vuelta a San Juan
Post by: Leadbelly on February 04, 2019, 09:24
https://twitter.com/PlataformaRC/status/1092318643407462400



(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dyha8QQXcAEuRix.jpg)

Loving the facial expression.