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They really go all-out on the celebrations in Guatemala:
https://twitter.com/ProCyclingStats/status/925428366123126786

Looking at that short video posted by Leadbelly, I'd pull the checkered-flag guy off the race and indict him for "causing unnecessary danger" or somesuch.[1]
I'm amazed he hasn't hit anyone with that flag yet! :fp :fp
 1. clearly I'm no lawyer
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    *gt

    https://twitter.com/LGonzalezDX/status/925786180117041154



    https://twitter.com/Quetzaltenango_/status/925793391589380097

    https://twitter.com/Lared1061/status/925789477456482304



    Well they got what they wanted with a home victory after so many years, but it turned the race into a bit of a dud. Fine, put in a long TT for Rodas to gain time, but you must then have a Queen stage or some serious climbs to offset that. Not inviting Villalobos just looks silly as well. Two time champ looking for the third in a row gets left out so a different Costa Rican team can get a chance. That's the excuse they gave, but we know the real reason he didn't get an invite.
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    *ve

    https://twitter.com/Torresciclismo/status/925792461536063488

    WTF if true. :fp

    *mx

    https://twitter.com/Torresciclismo/status/925794339317538817

    The same tweeter also says that the Vuelta Baja California Sur is cancelled. Special Reporter Krebs no longer needed.
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    http://ve.ciclismototal.net/noticias/item/4236-yonathan-monsalve-abandonara-la-vuelta-a-venezuela

    It's true.

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    According to the same Monsalve in an exclusive interview for "CiclismoTotal", the decision is taken, and the main reason is that it must be presented in the coming days in China, to fulfill sporting commitments with the Qinghai Cycling Team, his international team, with the which will face in the coming days a couple of races that will end the Asian calendar.

    "The passage to China is already bought and it does not give me a chance to be in the Vuelta a Venezuela until the end. I made all the arrangements with the Qinghai team but I could not do anything, the specific problem is in the tickets and air connections, which can no longer be postponed . "

    The Barinese runner explained that the fault of this unfortunate fact is directly the Venezuelan Federation of Cycling, which by its disorganization, had the national turn in we will see until the last minute, and produced all this improvisation that entailed to not change the tickets on time.

    "Any serious race must be confirmed at least three months in advance; maximum, one month in advance, for one so organized, but it is not possible that these people (FVC), is until the last moment that if I do or do not the Vuelta. But well, unfortunately that is the reality in which we live."
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    *ve

    https://twitter.com/Torresciclismo/status/925792461536063488

    WTF if true. :fp
    My first thought was "the Chinese team pays his salary, so if they say 'we don't care what you do in between races, but you have to be here X days before the Tour of Fuzhou starts', there's little he can do".

    And it turns out that this is more or less what happened; and even though Monsalve & #qinghai tried to accommodate the Vuelta a Venezuela, that race's organisers were just too unorganised to give any firm indication of when and where until it was too late.
    :fp :fp :fp
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    He hasn't got on that plane yet. Still (provisionally) leading.
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    "Get the beers in!"

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    Vuelta Internacional a Costa Rica 18th - 27th December





    Stage 1  »  Alajuela – Cañas (147.94km)



    Stage 2  »  Cañas – La Cruz (105.8km)



    Stage 3  »  La Cruz – Nicoya (183.74km)



    Stage 4  »  Nicoya – Alajuela (193.9km)



    Stage 5  »  CRI Palomo – Paraíso (16.64km)



    Stage 6  »  Pedregal Belén – Limón (174km)



    Stage 7  »  Limón – Tucurrique (117.1km)



    Stage 8  »  Circuito Presidente (99.53km)



    Stage 9  »  SM Seguros San José – Pérez Zeledón (126.83km)



    Stage 10  »  Pérez Zeledón – Desamparados (134.8km)



    The blurb says that "from the fourth stage there will be a mountain until the end of the Vuelta" apart from the Xmas Day stage.
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    Unlike some races *cough cough* the Vuelta a Costa Rica believes in inviting some strong foreign teams to take on the locals.

    #strongman

    http://www.fecoci.net/?p=6615

    Aristobulo Cala
    Oscar Quiroz
    Diego Cano
    Jonathan Cañaveral
    Steven Calderón
    William Muñoz
    Eduardo Estrada

    Cala was the surprise winner of the Vuelta a Colombia. However no sign of Oscar Sanchez who took the GC here in Costa Rica back in 2012.

    #gw

    http://www.fecoci.net/?p=6625

    Robinson Chalapud
    Walter Pedraza
    Juan Pablo Rendon
    Yeison Reyes
    Wilson Cardona
    Alejandro Osorio
    Yohan Camilo Pérez

    Chalapud has big expectations.

    The only other foreign entrant at the mo is a Russian National selection.
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    http://www.nacion.com/puro-deporte/otros-deportes/la-vuelta-a-costa-rica-2017-estara-cargada-de/RPU5HCHHDVCARGXS5RMKT5Q5AM/story/

    Local teams:

    Múltiples Corella
    El Lagar Lufese
    Cable Pacayas Ciclos Corea
    Team Costafrut Roes BH Vagar
    Scott TeleUno
    BCT
    El Colono
    Parabrisas Morales
    7C Nestlé Giant
    Extralum Frijoles Los Tierniticos

    Remember this from last year?



    Here's a first for the thread. A "mechanic" to watch!

    He's the Pan Am Junior RR Champ and he's joining Movistar's feeder team Lizarte in 2017.

    http://www.fecoci.net/?p=6639

    He's back this year as a semi-ringer riding for the Beans. He had quite a successful 2017 in Spain, but we can't expect too much from him at this time of year.
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    http://crciclismo.com/2017/11/24/rusia-confirma-su-planilla-para-la-vuelta-a-costa-rica/

    *ru

    Evgeny Kovalev
    Anton Vorobyev
    Aleksey Kurbatov
    Andrey Sazanov
    Evgenil Tikhonin
    Kirill Bochkov
    Vladislav Kulikov

    They're here for the sprints ........ of which there were a grand total of zero last year.

    Canel's will also be participating and the final foreign team will either be from Chile, Bolivia or Panama.
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    The blurb says that "from the fourth stage there will be a mountain until the end of the Vuelta" apart from the Xmas Day stage.
    Whatever that means ... :lol
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    http://crciclismo.com/2017/11/27/canels-specialized-confirma-su-planilla-para-la-vuelta-a-costa-rica-con-el-tico-amil-munich/

    #canels

    Víctor García Estévez
    Eduardo Corte
    Efrén Santos
    Jonathan Casillas
    José Alfredo Santoyo
    Pablo Alarcon
    Amil Munich

    Pretty strong squad, but with no Villalobos they will struggle to repeat the multi-stage wins and jerseys from last year.
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    Profiles added.
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    Canel's will also be participating and the final foreign team will either be from Chile, Bolivia or Panama.

    https://www.crhoy.com/deportes/15-equipos-lucharan-por-la-vuelta-a-costa-rica/

    .....or Mexico. Esparza Training is the final entrant.

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    https://twitter.com/alpiedeldeporte/status/941001038332645381

    Juan Carlos Rojas
    César Rojas
    Leandro Varela
    Gabriel Marín
    Jason Huertas
    José Alexis Rodríguez
    José Irías
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    https://twitter.com/alpiedeldeporte/status/941337859776237569

    Román Villalobos
    Joseph Chavarría
    Bryan Salas
    Elías Vega
    José Vega
    Carlos Andrés Brenes
    Daniel Bonilla

    Villalobos has signed back up again with Canels for 2018. Expect to see him at San Juan.
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