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Vuelta a Espana is coming up(8 posts)

Vuelta a Espana is coming upQUiTSPiNiNArOuND
Sep 4, 2002 4:22 PM
Im cheering for Roberto Heras to win it! He looks strong this year, i think he will take em' on la angliru this year.

Who are you guys cheering for the Vuelta?
So when does the TV coverage start? (nm)Spoke Wrench
Sep 4, 2002 4:50 PM
re: Vuelta a Espana is coming upI Love Shimano
Sep 4, 2002 5:28 PM
Go Roberto!
It Starts Sept. 7thQUiTSPiNiNArOuND
Sep 4, 2002 5:33 PM
im pretty sure, check oln. but i think this race is going to be a lot more intense then the tour. Lance just dominates that, but now we got a fair good group of riders. Heras, Simoni, Beloki, Zabel, Cipo, just to name a few that will entertain the entirety of the race, from the flats to the famous peaks of the vuelta.
Simoni/Casero/Beloki/Heras...briko51
Sep 4, 2002 5:42 PM
Those are my pics...Casero probably the best time trialist of the 4...as for climbing, if simoni is on form, heras will have a tough time dropping him...buuut, anything can happen :) hehe
Don't forget Casagrande...Wayne
Sep 5, 2002 4:13 AM
his form has looked better than Simoni's in the recent one-day Italian races. Much better field of sprinters here than at the Tour, only McEwen is missing really. Even seems like a better overall GC field, esp. as far a climbing ability goes.
I'd have to go with Simoni though as the favorite he seems to be getting fitter as the race approaches and showed in the Giro last year that he can TT when it matters.
My bet would be this will be far the most entertaining tour of the year after all the big hitters got eliminated from the Giro, and Armstrong dominated the tour.
check this out . . .jefajones
Sep 5, 2002 5:03 AM
My wife recently took a job where we moved across country. So, I've been looking for work since we got here in June. Therefore, I was home to watch all the tour. Well, I finally accepted a position and am starting on Sept 30th. Vuelta is the 7th-29th, so, I will get to watch both at my leisure this year. Granted, with all the daily coverage, it is pretty hard to miss either.
Better off taping the morning live coverage...Wayne
Sep 5, 2002 5:13 AM
and watching it later. There's probably twice as much commercial time this year on the OLN grand tour coverage than last year. Of course, this is great for OLN, but sucks for viewing. Then again, if you've got nothing but time to kill...