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Professional Cycling => Road Races => Topic started by: Leadbelly on July 20, 2019, 09:15

Title: [2.1] Volta a Portugal
Post by: Leadbelly on July 20, 2019, 09:15
Volta a Portugal 31st July - 11th August

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Prologue  »  Viseu TT (6km)

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Stage 1  »  Miranda do Corvo  ›  Leiria (174.7km)

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Stage 2  »  Marinha Grande  ›  St.º António dos Cavaleiros (198.5km)

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Stage 3  »  Santarém  ›  Castelo Branco (181.8km)

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Stage 4  »  Pampilhosa da Serra  ›  Torre (145km)

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Stage 5  »  Oliveira do Hospital  ›  Guarda (158km)

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Stage 6  »  Torre de Moncorvo  ›  Bragança (189.2km)

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Stage 7  »  Bragança  ›  Serra do Larouco (156.2km)

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Stage 8  »  Viana do Castelo  ›  Santa Quitéria (156.6km)

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Stage 9  »  Fafe  ›  Senhora da Graça (133.5km)

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Stage 10  »  Vila Nova de Gaia  ›  Porto TT (19.5km)

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Some rather exaggerated profiles by La Flamme Rouge standards.
Title: Re: [2.1] Volta a Portugal
Post by: Leadbelly on July 20, 2019, 09:40
Competing teams with some provisional names:

W-52 / FC Porto (Alarcon, Mestre, Pinto and Rodrigues)
Israel Cycling Academy (Avila and Turek)
Arkea - Samsic (Welten and Russo)
Caja Rural - Seguros RGA (Goncalves and Malucelli)
Euskadi Basque Country - Murias (Gonzalez)

Medellin (Everyone)
Amore & Vita - Prodir (Celano, Ficara and Tizza)
Sporting Club de Portugal / Tavira (Everyone apart from Trueba)
Swiss Cycling Team (Ruegg and Friesecke)
Efapel (Brandao and Casamiro)
Ludofoods Louletano Aviludo (Garcia de Mateos)
ProTouch (Main)
Radio Popular Boavista (Benta, Rodrigues and Silva)
Fundacion Euskadi (Juaristi)
Vito - Feirense - Pnb (Matias and Pelegri)
UD Oliveirense / InOutbuild (Zabala and Osorio)
BAI - Sicasal - Petro de Luanda (Oyarzun!)
LA Aluminios (Barbio)
Miranda - Mortagua

EvoPro Racing were down to race it, but had to withdraw due "an unprecedented wave of diseases and injuries". It must be a lengthy list as they have seventeen riders on their books.
Title: Re: [2.1] Volta a Portugal
Post by: Leadbelly on July 21, 2019, 18:19
#protouch

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"When you call one, you call the pack....." :fp

Main was 13th at Langkawi this year and most of the team have some okay results at low level exotic races the past couple of years. However the Volta is a big step up.
Title: Re: [2.1] Volta a Portugal
Post by: Leadbelly on July 29, 2019, 11:48
https://twitter.com/RTPNoticias/status/1155773119686172672

Semi-expected. He was on the provisional list, but was injured back at the end of June and hasn't recovered in time. Veloso is his replacement.
Title: Re: [2.1] Volta a Portugal
Post by: Leadbelly on July 29, 2019, 12:01
#feirense

https://twitter.com/FeirenseCycling/status/1154820584561414145

Del Pino must be their GC hope, Matias and Pelegri for stage wins and Bjorn for the breaks.
Title: Re: [2.1] Volta a Portugal
Post by: Mellow Velo on July 29, 2019, 13:36
 That's thrown a spanner into many a Velogames team. :D
Title: Re: [2.1] Volta a Portugal
Post by: Leadbelly on July 29, 2019, 20:05
#fundacion

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Cuadrado the best of the bunch.

#cajarural

https://www.teamcajarural-segurosrga.com/getxo-y-portugal-marcan-los-proximos-objetivos-del-equipo-profesional

Domingos Gonçalves
Sergio Pardilla
Matteo Malucelli
Julen Amézqueta
Nelson Soto
David González
Álvaro Cuadros

Goncalves had a great race last year, but has been injured for quite a bit of this season.
Title: Re: [2.1] Volta a Portugal
Post by: just some guy on July 29, 2019, 21:07
Freddy Overtt riding for ICA :win
Title: Re: [2.1] Volta a Portugal
Post by: Mellow Velo on July 30, 2019, 19:58
 Looking forward to endlessly hearing this again, over the next 10 days. :D


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjTFNCYxVGI
Title: Re: [2.1] Volta a Portugal
Post by: Leadbelly on July 30, 2019, 20:30
Start list:

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(I did try the First Cycling start list, but it's still cutting off the bottom riders/teams)

The field for the prestigious pasty white jersey does seem a bit lacking this year, but we'll see who's still in contention when I have more time at the weekend.

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The race will be streamed on RTP.

https://www.rtp.pt/play/direto

It's usually on Internacional and one of the other channels.
Title: Re: [2.1] Volta a Portugal
Post by: Leadbelly on July 30, 2019, 21:11
The Medellin guys are going to be very tired if they finish the Volta. :flustered

All of them were racing in Qinghai and finished the race. Therefore by the end of the Volta they'll have raced 24 stages in 29 days! Don't forget three of those "rest" days were taken up with travelling the 9000km from China to Portugal.
Title: Re: [2.1] Volta a Portugal
Post by: Mellow Velo on July 30, 2019, 21:49

The race will be streamed on RTP.

https://www.rtp.pt/play/direto

It's usually on Internacional and one of the other channels.

It is and at 3pm UK and Pt time, 4pm CET each day. Plus there's the all singing and dancing Ha Volta! for one hour beforehand. Fun times.
Title: Re: [2.1] Volta a Portugal
Post by: LukasCPH on July 31, 2019, 09:26
The Medellin guys are going to be very tired if they finish the Volta. :flustered

All of them were racing in Qinghai and finished the race. Therefore by the end of the Volta they'll have raced 24 stages in 29 days! Don't forget three of those "rest" days were taken up with travelling the 9000km from China to Portugal.
Oof! :S
Title: Re: [2.1] Volta a Portugal
Post by: Leadbelly on July 31, 2019, 19:54
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EA0rVakXoAAWP1A?format=jpg)



Duarte crashed during the stage. He finished, but is out with a broken collarbone.
Title: Re: [2.1] Volta a Portugal
Post by: Mellow Velo on August 01, 2019, 16:14
So far, Medellin having a bit of a nightmare start to the Volta, after all that traveling.

Óscar Sevilla has hit the Portuguese tarmac and has somehow managed damage his right arm and his left knee.
Title: Re: [2.1] Volta a Portugal
Post by: search on August 01, 2019, 19:16
The return of the Appo-Jet :o

https://twitter.com/_AlexMondin/status/1156974460685168646

Title: Re: [2.1] Volta a Portugal
Post by: Mellow Velo on August 01, 2019, 21:25
 There was a big pile just before that video starts that took out the race leader and two thirds of the entire Efapel team.
They looked really peed off when Joni Brandão and his boys eventually rolled over the line.
Title: Re: [2.1] Volta a Portugal
Post by: Leadbelly on August 02, 2019, 20:29
https://twitter.com/_AlexMondin/status/1157333474946273280

Another crash today, but this time the gaps stand due it being a classified climb.

Title: Re: [2.1] Volta a Portugal
Post by: Leadbelly on August 03, 2019, 18:46
https://twitter.com/_AlexMondin/status/1157697692459552775

I wouldn't have said he was the quickest there, but he got the best leadout.



Much more interesting terrain tomorrow with the stage finishing on Torre - 20.5km at 6.4%

Btw I'm not sure why some of the profiles on post #1 are not working, but it could be down to the fact TinyPic is shutting down this year.
Title: Re: [2.1] Volta a Portugal
Post by: Leadbelly on August 04, 2019, 15:28
https://twitter.com/CiclismoInter/status/1158020782137761792
Title: Re: [2.1] Volta a Portugal
Post by: Leadbelly on August 04, 2019, 18:46
https://twitter.com/_AlexMondin/status/1158059222355140608

The peloton was reduced to ~15 riders very quickly once they hit the climb, but after that the pace didn't look too nuclear. Fernandes was allowed to get a gap of over a minute while the favourites tottled along behind.

Unfortunately I missed the rest of the stage. Going by the above clip though, not too much happened before they got to the finish.

Interestingly enough Pinto had a previous mechanical not too far into the start of the climb. Some gear problem it looked like and he had to quickly swerve out of the grp of favourites. It took him a few km to make his way back up to them.

Title: Re: [2.1] Volta a Portugal
Post by: Mellow Velo on August 05, 2019, 13:48
 Finally finished watching yesterday's stage.
I see that Archie's reference to a mechanical was actually Edgar Pinto getting clipped and taken out by VdM's rear wheel. Anyhow it left him with an unusable bike and a nice little 250 metre jog up 10% slope. Needless to say he was muy :angry

You can't really see what happened in that clip, but the various replays clearly captured the incident.
Title: Re: [2.1] Volta a Portugal
Post by: Leadbelly on August 06, 2019, 09:41
https://twitter.com/_AlexMondin/status/1158417054220869632

Some small gaps between the GC riders further down.



Rest day today.
Title: Re: [2.1] Volta a Portugal
Post by: L'arri on August 06, 2019, 15:48
No Country for Old Men.
Title: Re: [2.1] Volta a Portugal
Post by: Mellow Velo on August 06, 2019, 17:14
No Country for Old Men.

 Obviously W52 have a Tardis.
Alarcón out? No problem, just set the dial and send old Gustavo back 5 years. :D
Title: Re: [2.1] Volta a Portugal
Post by: Leadbelly on August 08, 2019, 05:34
https://twitter.com/_AlexMondin/status/1159145241385086976

Perry tip-toeing through the wet corner cost him any chance of victory. However he'd attacked his breakaway companions ~10km out, so was tired and would have probably lost even without that.

The wet roads claimed a few other victims...

https://twitter.com/_AlexMondin/status/1159172904598364163

Luckily for them it was inside 3km.



Title: Re: [2.1] Volta a Portugal
Post by: Mellow Velo on August 08, 2019, 11:58
 Just watched the last few kms. Lucky they were inside the final 3kms, otherwise that crash would have shaken up the GC.
As it is, old man Veloso looked a bit banged up.
Gives a bit of faint hope that this edition might not be the W52 podium procession everyone was expecting.
Title: Re: [2.1] Volta a Portugal
Post by: Mellow Velo on August 08, 2019, 18:45
Just watched the last few kms. Lucky they were inside the final 3kms, otherwise that crash would have shaken up the GC.
As it is, old man Veloso looked a bit banged up.
Gives a bit of faint hope that this edition might not be the W52 podium procession everyone was expecting.

Well, there you go. :D
Title: Re: [2.1] Volta a Portugal
Post by: Leadbelly on August 09, 2019, 07:35
https://twitter.com/_AlexMondin/status/1159510993141215232

Title: Re: [2.1] Volta a Portugal
Post by: Leadbelly on August 10, 2019, 05:47
https://twitter.com/_AlexMondin/status/1159864516177514498



Brandao needs more time today over the three riders behind him, so expect fireworks.
Title: Re: [2.1] Volta a Portugal
Post by: Leadbelly on August 11, 2019, 07:31
https://twitter.com/_AlexMondin/status/1160227709030739968

Well he gained some time over Veloso, but lost a few seconds to Rodrigues. The other big news was a DNF for Vicente Garcia de Mateos who won the final TT last year and might still have been in with a shout for the GC.

Title: Re: [2.1] Volta a Portugal
Post by: Leadbelly on August 12, 2019, 09:04
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EBuV18sXYAAl9zm?format=jpg)

Linked to Movistar this morning.