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Vuelta Patterns?(3 posts)

Vuelta Patterns?QUiTSPiNiNArOuND
Sep 25, 2003 1:30 PM
I dont know if its me or anything, but in the past couple of vueltas have been won by someone unexpected. Also isn't true that this and the last ones were put towards the top of gc in a break away i.e. nozal and aitor G.? and the leaders jersey has always changed in the last TT. Also that the people who win the vuelta, leave there team? Isn't that what might happen to Nozal, if he where to win, i dont know, did anybody catch this stuff, or is this stuff all false?
other factorsSpoiler
Sep 25, 2003 8:22 PM
I see the same patterns. I think the fact that the Vuelta comes after the spring classics, giro, and Tour is a huge factor. I see a lot of riders looking for contracts have more motivation. Kelme lost Heras to USPS. USPS lost Leipheimer to Rabobank.
Sep 27, 2003 11:32 AM
Kelme lost Aitor to Fassa.

Plus, ONCE will be no more, but now we know Nozal won't be a winner, so that screws the trends all up.

Looks like the Last Time Trial lead change trend is still in tact though.