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    'Rollin' Red - Dominique Rollin in the mix at the Vuelta

    Anyone watching it?

    Is Contador the favourite or am I foolish for picking Froome?
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    Ssh! They're inside the final 1K!

    EDIT: Should be a great contest to watch. Contador is coming off a 4th in his first race back and so far appears to be on form. Froome has got to be getting a little tired by this point in his season!
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    .......and the race was decided in the last 5 INCHES!!!!
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    Love having Contador racing again. He always makes an uphill finish exciting!
    That said, go Froooooome!

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    I dunno. It was kinda strange yesterday how the announcers on the TV were sort of writing off Froome at the end. For each of Contador's attacks they were like "Contador attacks - Valverde's right with him and Rodriguez is also on their tail, but Froome is back and hasn't matched the attack....." Yet at the end Froome was right there a nd finished in front of Contador....

    I'd also like it a lot more if the coverage started before 10AM...
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    Froome was later interviewed saying that there was no point in matching all of Contador's attacks yesterday since there are a lot more days in the mountains to come. It's the same strategy Sky used at the Tour and it seemed to work OK there.
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    ooo and Valverde goes down.
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    Rollin is now up to 147th! Steadily increasing his position after each stage - good for him!!!!

    Looking like the crash made Movistar the big loser of the day - the team fell from first to 8th, Valverde dropped from 1st to 9th and Intxausti fell from 2nd to 35th.
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    Not sure what BMC was up to but Saxo Bank, Katusha and Sky couldn't let the leaders just run away. Sucky for Valverde.
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    Shame. Rollin dropped today. He had a bit of an off day finishing in 144th place for stage, which dropped him 13 spots to 159th overall.

    Also, I'm really losing my mind here because I swear I saw a rider today on a bike and the word on the downtube said "Bollocks"..............
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    Oooh, exciting day so far!

    Great Vuelta!

    EDIT: Wowee, what a finish!
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