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Title: 70th Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
Post by: just some guy on February 05, 2019, 19:08
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The official theme song for the Volta 2019 is released
Ñekü presented their new single “Volver a verte” during a live presentation this week. This song is the official theme song of the 70th Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana Gran Premi Banc Sabadell.

“Volver a verte” is the new single presented by the Valencian music band Ñekü. This song is included in the playlist of their new album 36 Seconds, available in the shops from January 2019 onwards. Meanwhile “Volver a verte”, the new official song of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana Gran Premi Banc Sabadell, is already available on all digital platforms. For the second consecutive year, Ñekü has been chosen to represent the events theme song, “Cada Amanecer” being their song during VCV 2018 edition. This song reached more than 200,000 Valencian households via television as it was played during the competition.

The Volta 2019 will be held from February 6th to 10th, and as a novelty, the first VCV Féminas race will be held on February 10th, sharing the VCV departure and arrival zone.

Ñekü expressed their gratitude for Ángel Casero, Director of the VCV, and his organisation for once again trusting on them for producing the soundtrack for the oldest sporting event held in the region. This Friday, December 14th, the song "Volver a Verte” will be played live in front of the audience for the first time at the Wah Wah in Valencia, also at the same time being their farewell concert for this year.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0QswJxbRRo

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:twitter - https://twitter.com/VueltaCV  #VCV2019

roadbook (https://vueltacv.com/libro.pdf)

Title: Re: 70th Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
Post by: Leadbelly on February 05, 2019, 19:29
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swJQ-TK1cfo

1m50 onwards for the short climb at the end of tomorrow's TT (via Zach at Velo-Club).
Title: Re: 70th Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
Post by: search on February 05, 2019, 20:14
#w52 Alarcon vs #ccc Antunes, nice
Title: Re: 70th Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
Post by: search on February 06, 2019, 09:32
here are also profiles with gradients

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Title: Re: 70th Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
Post by: search on February 06, 2019, 14:54
Result of the time trial including the split times, Top 25 + some others of potential interest

RANK NAME  INT INT -> FIN FIN
1 #dimension HAGEN Edvald Boasson 06:10.259 (1) <- 06:44.904 (2) -> 12:55.163
2 #astana IZAGUIRRE Ion 06:17.457 (10) <- 06:43.070 (1) -> 13:00.527
3 #jumbo MARTIN Tony 06:15.806 (5) <- 06:46.317 (3) -> 13:02.123
4 #bahrain TEUNS Dylan 06:16.907 (7) <- 06:46.325 (4) -> 13:03.232
5 #jumbo VAN EMDEN Jos 06:13.367 (3) <- 06:52.161 (12) -> 13:05.528
6 #movistar OLIVEIRA Nelson 06:13.046 (2) <- 06:53.209 (14) -> 13:06.255
7 #astana BILBAO Pello 06:20.546 (15) <- 06:47.218 (6) -> 13:07.764
8 #movistar VALVERDE Alejandro 06:17.286 (9) <- 06:52.107 (11) -> 13:09.393
9 #bahrain TRATNIK Jan 06:24.206 (31) <- 06:49.783 (8) -> 13:13.989
10 #uae MARTIN Daniel 06:26.851 (43) <- 06:48.089 (7) -> 13:14.940
11 #sky ROSA Diego 06:24.237 (32) <- 06:51.531 (9) -> 13:15.768
12 #katusha TANFIELD Harry 06:20.190 (13) <- 06:55.626 (18) -> 13:15.816
13 #sky THOMAS Geraint 06:20.319 (14) <- 06:55.536 (17) -> 13:15.855
14 #mitchelton HAIG Jack 06:20.979 (17) <- 06:57.357 (21) -> 13:18.336
15 #movistar ROELANDTS Jurgen 06:22.020 (21) <- 06:56.650 (19) -> 13:18.670
16 #dimension GASPAROTTO Enrico 06:27.158 (45) <- 06:51.547 (10) -> 13:18.705
17 #cofidis HERRADA Jesus 06:32.343 (63) <- 06:46.965 (5) -> 13:19.308
18 #ag2r DILLIER Silvan 06:26.456 (41) <- 06:53.226 (15) -> 13:19.682
19 #bahrain COLBRELLI Sonny 06:27.483 (47) <- 06:52.528 (13) -> 13:20.011
20 #uae COSTA Rui 06:23.427 (26) <- 06:57.049 (20) -> 13:20.476
21 #direct GAUDIN Damien 06:17.170 (8) <- 07:03.309 (34) -> 13:20.479
22 #ccc WISNIOWSKI Lukasz 06:23.610 (27) <- 06:58.581 (22) -> 13:22.191
23 #astana HOULE Hugo 06:22.618 (22) <- 07:00.781 (26) -> 13:23.399
24 #mitchelton TRENTIN Matteo 06:15.811 (6) <- 07:07.754 (44) -> 13:23.565
25 #ccc DE MARCHI Alessandro 06:24.455 (33) <- 06:59.321 (23) -> 13:23.776
      
36 #mitchelton CHAVES Esteban 06:24.640 (35) <- 07:06.858 (42) -> 13:31.498
      
43 #mitchelton YATES Adam 06:25.018 (37) <- 07:11.663 (54) -> 13:36.681
      
47 #astana SANCHEZ Luis León 06:21.962 (20) <- 07:16.520 (71) -> 13:38.482
      
79 #ccc ANTUNES Amaro 06:36.902 (88) <- 07:17.225 (76) -> 13:54.127
      
104 #fundacion HIGUITA Sergio 06:51.993 (133) <- 07:11.262 (51) -> 14:03.255
      
131 #w52 ALARCON Raul 06:50.234 (130) <- 07:33.782 (121) -> 14:24.016

Some significant improvements in the 2nd part came from (among others) #bahrain Pernsteiner (by 52 spots), #rally Ellsay (50), #cofidis Herrada (46), #burgos Fernandes (39), #fundacion Soto (35), #astana Kudus (35), #uae Dan Martin (33), #fundacion Higuita (29), #dimension Gasparotto (29) and #bahrain Colbrelli (28), which could be an indication for some good climbing legs.
Title: Re: 70th Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
Post by: Joelsim on February 06, 2019, 17:57
A good start to his Bahrain career for Teuns.
Title: Re: 70th Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
Post by: t-72 on February 06, 2019, 22:57
EEEEEEEDVALLLLLDDD?? !!! ?=!?!?!?!?  That was today's bomb!  :S

I did not in my dreams see that coming..must be 3 years since he last won an international time trial. It is not that he can't ride ITT (he has a lifelong subscription for our #champno jersey.) It is just that so far with #didata, he has barely practiced on the TT bike. Could it be that the new bike sponsor BMC has better material than the old supplier and is more eager to sell their bikes? They might have pushed for someone on the team to ride team trials for victories, and #didata doesn't have a lot of riders to choose from for that. Edvald, get on that TT bike and do some training!
Title: Re: 70th Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
Post by: L'arri on February 07, 2019, 19:24
Good start from Trentin. He has results to earn this season.

Title: Re: 70th Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
Post by: search on February 08, 2019, 08:28
off into the climbs today, with a hill top finish in Chera

(https://i.imgur.com/P2ll8eA.png)

The finish itself is not super tough, but with more than 3000m of climbing over the day, it should probably be enough to take most of the sprinter types of riders out of contention for the win.

And we are in Spain, where #rainbow Valverde usually wins every stage which somehow suits him anyway. ;)
Title: Re: 70th Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
Post by: Joelsim on February 08, 2019, 09:03
EBH could win this today.
Title: Re: 70th Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
Post by: Archieboy on February 08, 2019, 17:17
Higuita, another good day.
Title: Re: 70th Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
Post by: L'arri on February 08, 2019, 19:12


Greg Van Who? A better Spring ahead for him this year, let us hope.
Title: Re: 70th Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
Post by: search on February 09, 2019, 08:40
the finishing climb today should be a bit too tough for him though

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It was also used early on in the 2017 Vuelta, when Lutsenko won from a breakaway. Back in the field, there was not too much of a selection

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUPPrZaqUh8



Title: Re: 70th Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
Post by: Flo on February 09, 2019, 11:02
Not much selection, indeed, but clearly the best of the climbers at the front


( :shh )
Title: Re: 70th Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
Post by: t-72 on February 11, 2019, 21:38
The last short sprint - stage around the city of Valencia with a downtown finish was marred by a crash on the last kilometer, but the best sprinters were already ahead, except Dylan Groenewegen, who suddenly materialized at the back of the ahead-of-the-crash-group and proceeded to teleport himself to a position about 2,5 cm ahead of #uae Aleksander Kristoff at the finish line. #champeu #mitchelton Matteo Trentin was also very close, as was his leadout. Possibly the most impressive sprint so far this year!



As for the overall: when I was young, I was out skiing with my parents and my brother, and me and my brother crashed (me being the older, my parents always said I crashed into him...) Anyway, it seems that Ion and Gorka's parents have come to the same conclusions as our parents did back then: "I think it is best for both of them if we train them separately for a while".

With no Gorka to crash into, a well-disciplined #astana hands the first stage-race overall victory of the year to Ion Izagirre.  :)