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Stage 4  »  Colina - Farellones (124.3km)

http://www.bicyclingaustralia.com.au/destinations/vamos-cycling-in-chile



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(Starting from Corral Quemado at 1300m) The road now starts to climb up the side of the mountains and the next 14.2 km is a big test of lungs and legs. There are 40 switch-backs, all individually numbered to count off as the road climbs skywards to a junction just before the ski town of Farellones. To reach here from the intersection near Corral Quemado the climb is almost exactly 1000m at an average of 7.1%. There is one flat section about halfway which provides an opportunity to recover but there are also several pinches of 10+%.

That's where the stage finishes, but they could have continued on up to 3000m with a further twenty hairpins to Valle Nevado.

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    Vuelta Ciclista de Chile 11th - 15th October


    Nothing quite like exaggerated profiles to get into the spirit of the race! :lol
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    That's where the stage finishes, but they could have continued on up to 3000m with a further twenty hairpins to Valle Nevado.



    Change of plan! :cool

    https://twitter.com/VueltaCachantun/status/915034213925126144
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    #medellin

    https://sim.inder.gov.co/index.php/Noticias/vueltas-a-chile-y-del-porvenir-proximos-retos-del-team-medellin-exito.html

    Nicolás Paredes
    Cristhian Montoya
    Robigzon Oyola
    Brayan Ramírez
    Walter Vargas
    Javier Ignacio Montoya

    They seem to think there are only 5 stages.

    #teamuy

    http://www.federacionciclistauruguaya.com.uy/VueltaChile2017.html

    Ignacio Maldonado
    Anderson Maldonado
    Pablo Anchieri
    Fernando Méndez
    Matias Gómez
    Juan Martín Echeverria

    Anderson Maldonado did okay at San Luis the other year. Been riding in Spain a bit since then.

    #canels

    https://en-gb.facebook.com/CanelsSpecialized/posts/1743517999287426

    Jonathan Casillas
    Eduardo Corte
    Víctor García
    Alfredo Aguirre
    Pablo Alarcón
    Efrén Santos

    #santos

    https://www.facebook.com/MemorialCyclingTeam/videos/345015825956140/

    Big RHCP fans in Brazil.
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    https://twitter.com/VueltaCachantun/status/917402130834706432

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    Peter Tormen (57), the second Chilean to win the Vuelta de Chile, says that what happened on the podium on November 28, 1987, in the twilight of the military government of Augusto Pinochet, was a consequence of feelings that had been silenced for years , never something planned. After maintaining his advantage in the Cuesta Barriga - the penultimate stage of the race - and to get on the podium still wearing the leader knit, the journalists and the whole world gave it by winner of that edition. And so it was, there was no longer any doubt. He resisted stoically the attack of the Colombian Fabio Acevedo in the promotion, in the last opportunity to overcome it, reason why the question arrived like an obligation. "Who do you devote your triumph to, Peter?" They asked in front of the cameras and the audience. "To my brother Sergio, detained missing," he replied. The rest is known history.
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    Start list is available on the race website or you can just click through the images on this tweet.

    https://twitter.com/eddymansulino/status/917790874175762435

    Eddy's your man for Uruguayan cycling news.

    One name springs out from the local teams and that is Marco Arriagada. He won San Luis and the Vuelta de Chile in 2011, but got busted later on that year. Matias Arriagada on the same team is his nephew.

    Some other names to watch out for include Almonacid (the defending champ), Garrido (the non-italic winner from 2011), Tello and Alvarado.

    Riders that won't be appearing include Mansilla x 2, Lobito Burmann (busted), Edison Bravo (busted) and most surprisingly Rodriguez (he's signed for SEP San Juan).
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    https://twitter.com/canal_CDO/status/918126035685781504

    It's not just WT riders in Grand Tours who hang onto cars. This is fairly strange though as all three ride for different teams.
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    Check out his good luck charm.

    Anyway I still don't know if it's a double stage tomorrow or just a single one. The roadbook says two but most other sources say just one. We'll just have to wait and see.
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    https://twitter.com/canal_CDO/status/918126035685781504

    It's not just WT riders in Grand Tours who hang onto cars. This is fairly strange though as all three ride for different teams.

    https://www.radiosport.cl/web/cinco-competidores-fueron-expulsados-de-la-vuelta-ciclista-de-chile/

    Make that five (!) riders riding for four different teams. All Chilean.

    Carlos Riveros (KMC Kilómetro Cero)
    Martín Westermayer (Regional Talca)
    Jaime Marchant (Quinta Normal)
    Nicodemus Verdugo (Quinta Normal)
    Edwards Fuentes (Chile España San Fernando)

    There was no mention of the car in the communications (even though they could see the licence plate) so it can't have been a team car. Who did it belong to then?

    Not the most positive images anyway to accompany the return of the race.
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    https://twitter.com/VueltaCachantun/status/918504018699345920

    1-2 for the Virgens.



    "Sub etapa" suggests there will be another stage (the short TT) later on today.
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    https://twitter.com/cfajardoc/status/918599257472544768

    It was a TTT.

    1st Team Chilenazo Trek - 11m54
    2nd KMC Kilómetro Cero  - 12m06
    3rd Medellín Éxito - 12m13

    Not sure that's 100% correct as Canel's appear ahead of Medellin in the GC standings.

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    Not sure that's 100% correct as Canel's appear ahead of Medellin in the GC standings.

    It wasn't correct.

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    https://twitter.com/VueltaCachantun/status/918881721008971776

    Another 1-2 for Mauro and Adrian.



    That should be the correct PCS code once he adds in the TTT from yesterday.

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