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    Ben King won Stage 4. Was a gripping finish. Spent the day as virtual leader but the final climb ate up his advantage. Still managed to save energy to vie for first at the end. Quality win. Has to be his best one, i.e. most prestigious?
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    Richie Porte lost another 20 minutes. At this rate he is going to need to charter a jet to catch up the final week...
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    Serious gastroenteritis evidently. Team introduction day he was shivering in bed.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    Serious gastroenteritis evidently. Team introduction day he was shivering in bed.
    That explains a lot. Chapeau for just finishing inside the time limit... He sure does have bad luck with 3 week races...
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    BTW the skinny motor that hauled Kwiatkowski up the hill and back into the red jersey was Sepp Kuss LottoNL-Jumbo & recent winner of the Tour of Utah. He was working for Steven Kruijswijk of course, but Kwiatkowski was in the group Kuss pulled up the hill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    Serious gastroenteritis evidently. Team introduction day he was shivering in bed.
    Porte is really shit out of luck this year...

    He was always going to struggle coming back from a broken collar bone, but to get sick on top is really not going to help.
     

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    Nice win for King. He played his cards well.

    The Vuelta always seems to entertain. I am looking forward to the rest of the race.
     

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    So much fun in 4 stages (3) already. No hiding in the Vuelta!
     

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    I'm thinking Porte needs to eat a bit of his weight back on and up his Citracal dose. Get a little sturdier.
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    Best. Grand Tour. of the Year. It's amazing how awesome a grand tour can be when the first week isn't wasted on sprinter stages and circus events that have no real impact on the race other than to remove contenders via wrecks/injury.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    I'm thinking Porte needs to eat a bit of his weight back on and up his Citracal dose. Get a little sturdier.
    Im wondering if he lost fitness, starved himself to try to get the w/kg up. I suspect the dopers train heavier, then cut last minute with your favorite steroid. :) who knows how he built back up (not accusing him of doping) but I'm sure its very complicated when you come into the most important race in super shape, and then are taken out by an injury...
     

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    They re-up the ante every year. It. Never. Ceases. To. Amaze. Me.

     

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    So Porte in the breakaway today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    So Porte in the breakaway today.
    He seemed to be feeling a bit better...
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    Quote Originally Posted by holliscx View Post
    They re-up the ante every year. It. Never. Ceases. To. Amaze. Me.
    Soviet Russia wants their co-opting of Western pop music for purposes of indoctrinating middle-aged couch-potatoes back.
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    Soviet Russia wants their co-opting of Western pop music for purposes of indoctrinating middle-aged couch-potatoes back.
    Here's a spot from 2015 they just plug and play gran fondo boys with pop music

     

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    I guess they couldn't afford Shakira.
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    Another great day for Ben King! Long solo run to the end.
     

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    He just re-upped with Dimension Data too. 2nd GT win + new contract makes for a nice rest day!
     

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    If Yates can not hang on this day, he will not win the Vuelta (if you've seen that stage maps).
     

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