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Re: Vuelta al País Vasco
« on: April 06, 2018, 08:43 »
#bmc Patrick Bevin let the the time trial most of the day yesterday, but in the end it went to Roglic



He now also has quite a healthy gap in GC, but with two tough stages to come and the pretty poor team he has, it should be a fun weekend. And even if they can't drop Roglic, with 14 riders within 1 minute (and Alaphilippe ahead, who may very well struggle) it should be a very entertaining fight for the podium nonetheless.

Today the climbs come pretty far away from the finish, but I think we will still see some fireworks.

First we have the pretty tough Elosua climb with ~60k to go...



...and then the double ascent up to Azurki



Here is also an interactive map/profile of the final ~40k (via @raffilpt):



So the first part of the descent is pretty technical. The completely flat ~10k will make it difficult for late escapees to succeed of course, but who knows, there won't be many team mates left to chase I guess. Roglic needs to rely on Battaglin, de Tier and Powless
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