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https://twitter.com/lavueltadeoro/status/822833596679487488

They've just gone over the third KoM, so under 10km to go.
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    Salvatore Poochio coming from nowhere to finish sixth. Note Monsalve celebrating Briceno's win.
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    Sosa fell down the GC a bit after his stage 9 performance, but you're allowed that when you are still just 19. Looks to have a good future.
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    Next up for the thread is the Vuelta Independencia which starts at the end of February.
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    Vuelta Independencia 26th February - 5th March



    Stage 1  »  Mirador Sur TTT (20km)

    Stage 2  »  Circuito Villa Altagracia (138km)

    Stage 3  »  San Cristóbal – San Juan de la Maguana  (163km)

    Stage 4  »  Santo Domingo – El Seibo (173km)

    Stage 5  »  Santo Domingo – Samaná (191km)

    Stage 6  »  Samaná - San Francisco de Macorís (135.8km)

    Stage 7  »  Moca - Constanza (136km)

    Stage 8  »   Circuito Santiago (104km)
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    Competing teams (subject to change):



    You can't accuse Independencia of not inviting enough foreign teams.
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    JB ROPA DEPORTIVA

    http://jbropadeportiva.com/web/jb-ropa-deportiva-presente-en-la-vuelta-independencia-en-republica-dominicana/

    Kevin Sepulveda
    Maikol Henao
    Jhonatan Sarmiento
    Cristian Torres
    Sebastien Caicedo
    Cristian Gutierrez
    Anderson Paredes
    Fernando Briceño

    Torres was ninth last year when riding for Foundation, Sepulveda could be good for a stage or two and Paredes (12th in Tachira) is a youngster to watch out for. He's off to join Cartucho.es-Magro in Spain after the race - the fourth(?) Venezuelan riding there.
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    https://twitter.com/MatamorosEdwin/status/831905177930235904

    These guys had a disappointing Tachira. Delgado was the best finisher for them in 16th place, but they're a lot better than that suggests. If we look further back, just the one extra year, we find Jorge Abreu in 2nd, Rojas in 3rd, Delgado in 4th and both Molina and Daniel Abreu in the top twenty.
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    https://twitter.com/ScottAmbrose2/status/832590935951290370

    It must be the devo team riding then and not the PCT outfit (unless Ambrose has transferred).
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    Last year the race had a great website, but it's not been updated for 2017.....

    So no profiles and not even a start list yet. TTT later on today, I assume it will follow the same format as last year and just give set GC gaps (5 seconds) between the teams.
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    ACT won half the stages in last year's event and who knows, that vein of form could continue in 2017.



    Since PCS doesn't like TTTs, the result is:

    1st Aero
    2nd Inteja
    3rd JB Ropa
    4th Global Cycling Team
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    Well, rightly or wrongly they have decided to go with the GC gaps being the same as the stage gaps. So advantage Sanchez from the gun.

    Start List

    No Beltran for Inteja, but they do have Brenes. Elsewhere Turpin shows up for Velo Passion Caraibe, Ubeto and Chacon for Ccd Carene Cycling and Brand is riding for Novo Nordisk Devo.
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    https://twitter.com/h24cycling/status/836040801834631169

    Herbalife race report, though there is more moaning than anything else.
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    Herbalife race report, though there is more moaning than anything else.
    If they hate it so much, why do they go? :S
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    If they hate it so much, why do they go? :S

    That's what I was wondering, but maybe they'll have a Damascene conversion on the road to errr El Seibo.



    TTT highlights.
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    https://twitter.com/zikloland/status/836291028239929344

    Inteja off the mark! Video of the sprint with an excited crowd in the link. I did wonder why Torres is riding here and not in LA, but the team won't be worried about that.



    Torres, Taveras and Milan amongst others were part of a break and the bonuses they picked up are partly the reason why there are a few changes in the GC. The other reason is some gaps in the sprint - Isamel Sanchez, Cruz and a few others lost a little bit of time.

    Capellan the previous leader was a DNF.
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    I did wonder why Torres is riding here and not in LA, but the team won't be worried about that.
    What's in LA?
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    The other reason is some gaps in the sprint - Isamel Sanchez, Cruz and a few others lost a little bit of time.

    Now amended. Must have been a crash.
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    Stage two highlights.
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    A stage profile and an update!



    Augusto Sanchez (2nd in GC) with a minutes gap on the peloton.
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    https://www.facebook.com/aroypedal/videos/10155047278507389/

    We just about catch Rolly crossing the line in the clip with a reduced peloton not far behind - I'd say ~35 riders there.
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    Sam Brand the only Novo Nordisk Devo rider to make the front group. :cool

    Stage result and GC aren't 100% correct above (yet). A few names missing. Gregory is still up there.

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    Today's stage profile:

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    25km to go. Sanchez in the virtual lead. Tagging along with him for the moment are riders from Team Ecuador and JB Ropa (?).
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