La Vuelta ciclista a España 2019 **Spoilers**

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by brommers, 28 Jul 2019.

  1. themosquitoking

    themosquitoking Veteran

    Are we making some kind of weird soup?

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  2. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    Well, I reckon Jumbo would have won if that hosepipe hadn't gone daft. Why should Deco Nick not have to deal with the hosepipe fallout too?
  3. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    what a silly question especially as I didn't say they shouldn't have to deal with it
  4. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Any inside info on why Kenny Ellisonde was dropped at the last minute given this quote from de la Cruz?

    "On a personal level, De La Cruz said that he was a, “bit short on form, it’s not been an easy year with injuries and falls. Then initially being out of the race” - before Ineos re-selected him - “broke the usual sense of momentum you get during the build-up to a Grand Tour.”
  5. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Veteran

    He was apparently told (Ellisonde) at the very last minute,pretty shitty news ! I'd be surprised if he's still there next year ,given he hasn't rode a grand tour.As for De la Cruz maybe he wasn't feeling up to it ? Big Dave gets on the phone "oi Cruz get yer bags packed your Spanish,they'll like you,your going"
    Can't do a Yorkshire accent sorry....
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  6. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    I think Kenny E is already confirmed to be moving to Trek but why the last minute change. And Sosa would have been a better bet!
  7. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    maybe ineos have been taking tactical lessons from Movistar :blink::blink:
  8. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Veteran

    Didn't know about Kenny going.Yea I agree,watching Sosa at the last race I thought this was nailed on for him ! As for the last min team change I can only guess it was either a fall out or they thought De la Cruz was more help ? Just wild guesses who knows.
    Even though im glad Tao gets a chance it's almost like there not arsed ? They have the Tour that's the biggie.
    Still backed Tao though !
  9. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    its gonna finish up with too many chiefs and not enough Indians @ ineos
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  10. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Veteran

    The only difference at Ineos is if you don't do as your told,or work for who your told I think your out.There isn't much room for egos there.
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  11. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    Don't worry about it, neither can Sir Dave - he was born in Derbyshire and grew up in Wales! :okay:

    PS Would spectators using their phones to report from the roadside kindly shoot their videos in landscape mode - I'm interested in what happens on the road itself, not on the upper floors of the surrounding buildings!

    I'm looking forward to today's stage - those are the roads that I used to ride on my annual Costa Blanca cycling holiday.
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  12. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    sam bennet suffering with illness,...…….. duno what illness
  13. nickyboy

    nickyboy Norven Mankey

    Brailsford should replace Kenny E with Kenny G. Should be able to keep the lads entertained on the bus if nothing else, which is more than E has managed this season
  14. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    quintana takes the win on stage 2 after attacking with 3km to go,.... roche in second,and takes the red jersey,..... roglic came in third after just managed to stay upright on a bend at 2km to go and makes up the time lost yesterday ……...
  15. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Well, I'll stick my neck out and say that Ineos won't be winning this race.
    dela Cruz leading rider at 2 minutes and TGH has managed to lose 10 minutes today
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