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"alejandro valverde" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast

05:25 min | 3 weeks ago

"alejandro valverde" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

"Group eta with chris. Room alejandro valverde. Garin thomas and primos rog. Lychees is something that's up in once in my life some group. We probably never happen again. Something i forgot to mention. I should've mentioned because we witnessed nick lumbini finishing today. The last writer on crashed early in the stage. And i that black south african to raid the race and enforcing ethan. I finished say the time limit and speak about respecting the race. He certainly did. And it was nice as one or two people. Observe the his team Quebecer next hush left a car behind him to to support him because he really was a long way down and struggling to finish but he did finish and has goals his ambitions. Here totally different. Some late matthew vander polls and it's a great shame he's the race but he certainly did respect by making to the finish today. I'm ben o'connor was at the other the other end of proceedings and this was the the local stage for his team. They're based on chonburi. We pass schambori in the car today. And he's been a great signing team. I mean he fears ago. He came to our attention as a real prospect at a couple of difficult years and but really find his mojo jo again at the taya last year won a stage age to our had actually signed them before the jiro. The signing was announced during the zero much to doug writers displeasure his team which was then. Ntt now Quebec next harsh really have to think about that before said and and the that that was dingaling very well the announcement but he's been a great signing for them. They've not agree year. And today i mean went close to taking the jersey but won a fabulous stage and has more than repaid the faith that they've showed him by. They've already offered him a big contract. Extension yeah really vindicated citoyen It was really crucial for them and he really these choose because new sponsor big sponsor sponsor. It's when of course and the had that they're worse here's in mid four. For many seasons one is with the pipe and they went patty columbia the with domingo do and i think there was about eight i think nobeoka sephora wonder told you finish there but i mean these are really third category racy so also the signings that made a big sign. Is that made a decision to replace home about when to dsm Bob bugles well really serious health issues and was never the writer with with known in the past. Great novel matt was well You know. I'm i'm a great fan of greg but i mean let's face it is. He's been trying hard. He's been there near the top in the classics and in diverse races he entered but never totally found his. You know his ways of old And then you know three really been connors well really you know. Save in many ways. They're the season and now he's second in the g c to a warm Behind that study a charm when you see the rest. I heard one of my colleagues. Say they were there to group battles. Today the group at the back in the group of the you know the the beaten ones like all these guys between five five minutes in the five to six minute margin behind Gotcha and then. And then there's been or connor. What what is he capable of doing that. We saw in in the jiro when he won that stage yet. The means to dwell In the mountains the the jury did. I think you already the top twenty grand tour which proves yet the ability so with what we did motivation of the maybe the guy you know the the the pebble in the shoe or whatever you want to call him Of a study portraiture. It might be great motivation for four hundred thirty team. And why. I'm excited to see what what you know how. How far and finish in paris. But i'm really glad because what a great effort is ns. Were blue a finnish eh. really yeah he really was amazing and it is also a nice guy. I mean that's evident in the audio. Diaries and i mean he. Is he busy tonight. So we're not comfortable on your diet from tonight. But we'll definitely feature in the next episode zero to feature the right here and his extremes. We did what we did hear some of his thoughts at the and let's let's hear them now. Speaking to actually use of your sport grew. Gosh weekdays yesterday make.

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"alejandro valverde" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast

07:16 min | 1 year ago

"alejandro valverde" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

"GonNa provide so many positive things to to add to our writer that it would be stupid to have him in exciting stuff riding his bike. We'll we're talking about the changes that movie star but one constant of course is Alejandro Valverde who is about fifty two. No he's he's he's told me in on his fortieth birthday Instill all suddenly last year. Lucas almost as strong as ever. He he will he will go go into decline at some point. it's It's strange isn't it. The for all the changes ages and all the young writers come in Valverde ensures that when when we do the average age is still. It's still twenty eight. Something yeah rich and I think they will be more relying align on him than ever in the sense that if you look movie stars results last year in that particular their race wins. If you take valverde out off the equation that there's very little there and you look at. The number of young ride is brought in this year and they're not going to be expecting many winds from those those guys so they will expect over in spite of his advancing years to to to come up with with five or six ten race wins but certainly be Very visible and prominent in the biggest races. They also need people people like perhaps like Carlos Betancur step up a better Ankara. Actually sort of the much maligned figure. He actually had one of his better seasons for a while. Last year was pretty consistent. That's been his problem for a few years now being present and correct throughout the whole season and he it was last year road. Kuala races goes from decent placings race latour Switzerland. They need guys like him. The experienced guys vice With this sort of puncher explosive ability to win races to sort of come through another guy I space face a more of a Carlos Verona and he joined from Scott a couple of years ago. As unfair or you know he certainly looked Mitchelson Scott Izzo. He was capable of of more and he hasn't really delivered an awful lot at movie star. I think and they've got a few riders lights Cataldo. Bela who both come from Astana. Who will guarantee a certain level of quality in the major tours and they'll be the guys who they're far enough down the road mountain stages in major tours and they'll be very much part of a team? I'm not sure sure they'll be looking at those riders to come up with many race wins. I don't think they can because those writers have not been you you used in that role there other teams for for quite a while now but you know the problem that I see the potential problem is you know what's happening with the B. Team team when the muroff either preparing for a major tour or Racing in the world tour. It's kind of what happens really when they're trying to blood the younger riders in maybe the lesser races. How to keep morale up if they're not Initially able to compete at the front of those races. I think that's going to be a challenge. Like I said I don't have to concerns about how they're going to perform at the Tour de France to jeer on the big stage races like the tour of the Basque country. But there's there's an awful lot of other racing encounter which is is going to be a challenge. Any mass you know. He's the guy when he finished diet second at the welter in twenty eighteen. Looked like he was going to emerge as the next great Spanish hoping in Grand Tours bevis sideways step loss year. Really I guess he might suffer from the what might call post quickstep syndrome. Where where are writers leave? The very successful machine is the current quickstep and Sometimes sometimes struggle and maybe they've benefited the quick step in ways that didn't even realize just by virtue of having so many winning writers on the team which traces of momentum and around them But he's going from a team with the impact with winners to a team that will be expecting him to take an awful lot responsibility for results especially especially those really big races this year. Yes I there's a lot of pressure on And Rick Mass. I'm lost. I think it's easy to overlook. Forget the fact. He was actually writing a very sort of Franz. He was well into the The hope ten overall until he had a terrible day. One terrible day in the parent Having a lot of work for junior felipe and and which after that sort of in the second half of the race was pretty much forgotten about in in terms of the general classification. But that would have been valuable. Experience then won the tour of Guangzhou Guangzhou. She didn't so you know. He's he's the guy really that they're looking at too well to replace. Three right is through. Replace Kintana Landa carapace. And it's a huge each responsibility. He's someone talks about Solaire in the waste of carries himself kind of temperament. I don't have those same concerns. Wouldn't have those same misgivings about mass strikes me as being very focused and he exactly the sort of psychological profile. We're accustomed to seen from a grant who lead up and you're absolutely right. You're you're right to point out but the the tier last year went in there as GC man and his role changed Allah. Felipe was extremely grateful. Timur remember on several occasions at the end of stages for the work they done some of which we don't necessarily see but I would have changed his race completely and so well let's hear from one of the young writers that they've signed Gabriel colleague the British writer. And he's not. The youngest August team is still a young writer. But he's been around a few years. I'm and there'd be another British writers on the team Alex recently on Jeremy Hunt before him as longer since an American on the team. Matthew Oregon is joining us. Andy Hamson was the last rider on that team when they were Banesto back in the ninety. S But Gabriel colleague does follow a sort sort of tradition there so I spoke to him recently just before he headed out to turn down under in Pfizer. He's made his debut movie star colors already. I mean congratulations. First of all on on a getting a ride with movie star. How did it come by the move to team because I Ferdowsi But it's just a time on Christmas. Hacienda candidate an.

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 Valverde wins 7th stage, Lopez regains overall Vuelta lead

The Cycling Podcast

00:44 sec | 2 years ago

Valverde wins 7th stage, Lopez regains overall Vuelta lead

"The riders who placed third to six over this morning and now i forth knocking on on a kick things off premise row glitch meghan lopez alejandro valverde with the only ones who able to go with him. Cantona tried at least twice to get away on his <hes> at one point in the four men riding shoulder to shoulder across the full width of the road masterful widths of the robert r really striking image shoving that really not very much between the toll in the final two hundred meters valverde unleashed his sprint he so good on these kinds of finishes isn't a world champion won the stage the twelfth vuelta stage of his career and he won his first back in two thousand three when lopez was just nine years old. I think the gap between valverde and lopez back in two thousand and three would have been a little bit bigger than it was today.

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"alejandro valverde" Discussed on THEMOVE

THEMOVE

05:09 min | 2 years ago

"alejandro valverde" Discussed on THEMOVE

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"alejandro valverde" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast

04:42 min | 2 years ago

"alejandro valverde" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

"Physical covered the real the real world starts now for the climate and the breakaways perhaps ops hugh coffee of education i speaking yesterday about the real vuelta starting today and offering opportunities for the the climate and the breakaway riders and he couldn't have been more right because the climate and the breakaway riders were to the fore on the final climb to have a lambrate which was dumped first by one antonio fletcher on eurosport as a as a mini spanish mobile to they were quite a lot of similarities chirac was similar to move onto there and then there's a big observatory on the top. What a small observer tree actually on the top but i'd like to place on the record i'd come to that conclusion collusion myself independently before reading that one antonio electric at <hes> at but i wanted to be transparent and no one would i think i was pinching fletcher's description of the place maybe maybe fletch from you just borrowed into my brain and <hes> ah unlocked my thoughts. Possibly richard possibly richard joining me on the phone from the u._k. That's richard moore. Oh i'm lying or bernie and very pleasant little square in spain hoping to be joined by daniel free in a little later on in the episode but if i can set the scene for you richard i'm in a lovely little town on i on whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa i'm going to be bumped off. Talk for free but we'll be joined by daniel later on or i'll be talking to all right. You can still having richard blowing me the the ego muscle elbowing its way into the podcast already well. I mean rubio demoura which is where are very delightful little the hotel is this evening a whitewashed light-colored brisk buildings with with attractive shutters and some children playing around around the corner. You might hear the the new ways of them playing echoing off the walls a few people having a pre dinner drink remember everyone quite late in spain but confusingly tamara. Mario stage starts in more d. reb- rebellious so there's two towns with almost identical names roughly ten minutes apart which it off. It's a bit like having newport packing just down the road from pag. New newport will the certainly our children playing by we can we can hear them coming through loud and clear sound like a great well. That's good. I mean nothing wrong with a bit of youthful. Exuberance on the podcast is it is one of the things we often lacking lacking. Shall i recap what happened on stage five of the well we really should it was the first summit finish of the race and a three-man breakaway got way it included angle up so the king of the mountains you've been in just about every break so far in the race and his book teammate yet so ball the former former speed skater from the netherlands and the other is was jose harare not hey zeus harare who wore wore the red jersey in the vuelta for period last year but he's brother also writing for coffey. Jason knight built a big lead. They really allowed more than enough to take hike to the top of the climb that over ten minutes when they reached the bottom of the final twelve kilometer climb and well it was an absolute humdinger between front three because my address oh in his king of the mountains jersey dropped and then go back on the road and dropped again and went back and forward like a yo-yo. I think i counted four times drifted off the back can hold himself into contention and well they came to the final kilometer with all to play for madrid whether he'd been doing the old rope-a-dope pope the boxes do travel harada into a false sense of security whatever it was he was doing it work because he accelerated away to win the stage and behind coined him. The battle was reasonably tight until the point that miguel angel lopez decided to accelerate and well. He's he's made the most significant gains today and is in the red jersey they next to a g._c._e. Rice to come in where alejandro valverde primoz roque lynch folate by today poca then not cantona's slightly surprising that he fought it a little bit today..

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"alejandro valverde" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast

03:36 min | 2 years ago

"alejandro valverde" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

"Cycling mcadoo right and watch with rathbone in twenty nine teen as they partner if education i kenyan strong statewide today we are in august yeah. It's been a lovely day here and well somebody else who will think it's been a lovely day mallika as rohan dennis though the one thing i would fear for denny. She's the man on his shoulder raised quit kofsky. Who of course he's good on little short sharp finishing so <hes> who knows it could <hes> that could be a bit of apple over the coming days for the leader's jersey doc look very promising movie had the wind behind him which was which was obviously hoping but in the end i couldn't hold off me how quick kofsky and alejandro valverde day coach give sky ended the day in the red jersey but it was valverde who won the stage. Its tenth welker stage win. Turn the water line <hes> so you're enjoying a nice tie there <hes> i was having about longer decision. Really we had the alhambra last night with very nice well. I'm they say we think i'm writing saying you'll have to chase with franz. We're moving out with some girl territory in all on this we have we're playing a great game and decathlon athlone versus osborne bold. We sell some challenging off carter spa as many as possible many of the capital to to buck put the decathlon are gonna increase number when we got northfields boom bulls are going to decrease number said decathlon. I think we're going to have a strong second off the world what about rudy mullahs in the red jerseys and team skies chased me when i put it to geoghegan heart friend of the podcast got students extraordinaire this <hes> butcher and metaphorical madrid because it's my last day on the welte going home tomorrow handing over madison enhancing star to the buffalo in fact if you here you can just about here the whose existence and that isn't the osborne balls from andalucia. It's the all right how by the way to the school also basing decathlon. Jenny is who opened the sprint. I and that was the right thing to do because it was incredibly narrow so i mean we were talking about the stages potentially a bunch sprint which is ludicrous but it would have been ludicrous. There'd be a bigger than that. They are as it was. It was pretty take on the incident beyond the finish line really was as a result of the narrowness. Just dog offers were there. There wasn't a lot space was mentioned. What would have happened appellate on come in for a bunch sprint now <hes> well. It doesn't bear thinking well on again. It was one of those days where the road <unk> said two thousand nine hundred and ten columbus and meters sorry aww farcical gain more like three and a half meters vertical game apparently and in the end it was the one you know one clinical attack by simon yates <hes> that won the stage and so he is back in the red jersey a of race leader. I really intriguing one because it was the equivalent the point of the junior d'italia that sign gates of course the race leader klopp so spectacular lost unearned fifteen minutes over today so really looking for everybody's looking for clues with such a <hes> a small lead over alejandro valverde catanha had a shelter he punctuated change bikes and valverde rana legs as well near the top so kentuckiana in valverde really struggled in while years increased his lead from twenty five cents to a healthy looking.

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"alejandro valverde" Discussed on THEMOVE

THEMOVE

02:51 min | 2 years ago

"alejandro valverde" Discussed on THEMOVE

"Of the Tour de France and the and the other two you big tourist video and wealth to fight fight like this for just a stage because for him. It's just a stage <hes>. That's always nice to seize. Obviously you know he's a racer you know he he loves the race and knows how to race. Denver tactically is very good so really really a very strong right from for for him. <hes> he is definitely my patrol of the day today if we because everything else was kind of <hes> a little bit as is expected and it was kind of conservative writing which you know normal juicy rider with do <hes> but yeah I mean talking about <hes> what could have happened the for the movie star and they had four riders. <hes> four or five riders is in that group and yes of course it's uphill and nobody was comfortable. It was it was a fast pace but you know once you see that you have <hes> knee body <hes> up there <hes> and obviously new body had spent already a lot <hes> even if it's a short stage but he's still he's still super tired <hes> and so when they saw that was around the minute and having Alejandro Valverde in there who finally proved to have a very very strong finish very very strong last kilometer lost five hundred meters because the last kilometer of Alturas was really hard <hes> they could have and they should have in my opinion play the differently and set a pace that kind of was trying trying to get a new body back Mark Schaller definitely had the lex to pull for longtime because he went to times <hes> and you know for for young writer like him and after all the work he has done already in the studio frowns because these these guys have been going in breakaways in every single mountain stage I mean that takes a lot out of you <hes> but having having him there and he showed today that he still had the great legs <hes> he should have started to pull you know once once Philippe leap was was dropped. It was kind of okay what's going to happen now. You know so <hes> all <hes> all your movies more had to do was make sure that he didn't come back and you know the in in the way he got dropped. It was sure that he wouldn't come back <hes> so ah from that point on there was kind of a little bit of hesitation in the in the in the group favorites and I think at that point a movie star should have started to pool instead of attack because no it was it was going to be very difficult for one writer like they tried with. It <hes> with with the solar and with Kintana and we'd Landa to bridge up to New Delhi you had to basically hope that he would completely fade and and slow down now you know the this could be the case if it's just another another writer but Vincenzo Genzer anybody you know he doesn't have the Palmer S._e...

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"alejandro valverde" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast

04:25 min | 2 years ago

"alejandro valverde" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

"This first week back in action following the birth of her daughter last year, you mentioned the two of the ounce, Richard everyone, they're more or less everyone. There will be have one oil on the Jared Italia. That's coming up. I suspect Tayo Geoghegan har- of team sky got his first two professional wins finish second overall behind his teammate, Pavel Seaver cough who also want to stage. And there are a couple of stage wins for Fausto mass narrator who will be going to the Jiro in a couple of weeks time as well. As will W H, Eli of the Israel cycling academy. Who won two stages and the overall welter Kostya Ilian in Spain. What else happened at least by Stanley age and flesh along? Well, Alejandro Valverde swallow to be in the final kilometer of the mood. We and he pulled out of liaised Asia after about hundred kilometers and a great week for the world champion, Greg van of amount of CCC crushed on the coat to one he'd been targeting liaised, Asia sort of last minute really having added it to his program, and I'd news for you humor visa because robot hastening is out of the Jared Italia. Where he was going to be one of the key people for Primoz. Rogue lidge who's going to the over when he crashed and had broken collarbone. It was teams guys lost race as team sky league vessel while posed with tenth not particularly good result for team sky in many of the classics actually, they will become team in Yosef. Officially the tour to Yorkshire still don't quite know what they're gonna do the two of room day, which starts they are napalm. They're going to be called team in Jassem. They're wearing some kind of hybrid kids is not the is not going to be the permanent kit. It something is a twist on that current sky jersey. But with any also the logo interesting. Pretty tight lipped about it yesterday at the western liaise, but they will be having to that can have to rebrand everything on the team vehicles and the kitten casual clothing and everything, but they will be team any New York sheer. I'm we're poised for some environmentalists protesting the toward your share. That the fact that in your is well petrochemical company is involved in fracking, which is not very popular in Harriet way will where fracking takes place, and I did AllState breastfed about whether they were anticipating a less than warm, welcome. Then they didn't seem to didn't seem to really be too concerned at this stage about about potential protests. But we shall see what happens at the weekend. Clothing in the world tool. The home of cycling with character Rydin watch with rather in two thousand nineteen as they partner e -education fast and canyon strapped. Thank you very much. Indeed to our headline sponsor Rafeh for their support. Michael woods v. -cation I root extremely while. At liaised stoneleigh edge. If slightly unconventionally with his one leg warmer kind of fit. I was so good the referee warmers, you only need to one of them is that. Yeah. Their advertising for them. They're off message or terribly own message. I'm not sure I think sense sounds great. I mean, he posted a picture on on Twitter this morning of well himself alongside flew back in the day in the eighties when she would wear fits one one leg, warmer one arm warmer. And so yeah, my Sean you never know it might catch on 'em. He he did. Right. Well, though and RAF I've also just released their Nelson veils collection. We mentioned this loss week and Nelson veils the sprinter who was a silver medalist at the Elliott Olympics and the nineteen eighties in nineteen Eighty-four. Also appeared in Kevin bacon film. Quicksilver racing a yellow cab, the m had Kevin bacon inside it might. Remember? That m. But the new RAF Nelson villes collection is very striking. Indeed, check Rafferty CC also at RAF.

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"alejandro valverde" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast

03:54 min | 2 years ago

"alejandro valverde" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

"Sometimes the simplest problem in front of you, become more complicated. When it's time to think about it. And as as the seconds tick by and an east over thinking it. Well, it wasn't that has to decide what was happening after that. We've got very familiar finish this week with flesh will own over the murder we on then another. Changed finish to ledge ledge, which may have a you know, may may the the race significantly different this year flesh alone farce semaine, it's well appoint the Don Lloyd's made on Twitter he noticed that. This was the first time Alejandro Valverde Amsoil racer fish. I just the top fifty in any race for quite some time. Supporting my claims a few weeks ago that he's fading force perhaps. But he he's always a favorite mood we flush Luna though, Allah fleet one at last year. And as Daniel said the long week for alpha league non funds, I mean, expect him to. When flesh alone on what what respecting from leash as well. I think he will win on the mood horr-. It's a it's a climb that wants a ride kinda get the hang off if they're strong enough they tend to win again. And again, as we seem about nothing honestly cracked it last year. And I think he'll be strongest rider again, the one the one unknown quantity. As a different threat hail fights from lost year is Shaq moon for Bora hunts grow out who has been exceptional on the steep short steep finishes this year. You recognize he he's quite chunky Shaq moon is he any went pray close at the gold race. You think is is not too steep for him the mercury he clashed year. So, you know, just in group behind alpha LeBron Valverde. Yeah. Team foul asleep as well last year. So would have been on different GT's. But yeah, no. I mean, he's he's a good one hundred to have quite a strong team in in these two races. You would think we've hard with not mention pizza gone, but he had a disappointing. I'm so gold race on. It's it's his kinda last Harold teammates who are performing. So well for that team at the moment. On Hristo have as you say that we'll have a decent team the as in particular with them. I think formula is going to be writing that he's had some good results in the pasta in that rice. And. And. Could it be Tom is it time for the for the top eighteen rundown? Go for it. She's very bold coming before we say in the runners and writers and how they get one at flesh while on. But go ahead. I've seen stall provisional starlets and writes top eighteen ride is most likely to engage bust on Asia. Surnames only this list will not be repeated published. Philippe of Valvert a mountain shagman automates pita Saigon. Michael Matthews nearly Wellens Dumoulin ball day. Sankoh woods. You'll knows polls twins. Gotta chumps. Interesting. Well, it was interesting bar day. And there he wrote well Atlanta. Gold raced in a making that group, but with this new finish, you know, he got away last year with Mike woods in the finale on these tough roads, the the new Finnish is it going to claim like that this assumption rich because the rice is not finishing on the climb..

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"alejandro valverde" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast

04:20 min | 3 years ago

"alejandro valverde" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

"Hello and welcome to the final cycling podcast of twenty eighteen welter Spagna we're in Madrid as we heard there or some of us are, I'm actually in Jerusalem doing some top secret interviews for the cycling podcast, but France and television Dino free are in Madrid, whereas I speak the twenty first and final stage of the Welte has just finished and part one. Tonight we're going to hear from Daniel and Fran and Madrid impart to be joining Lionel Bernie, remember him to discuss the race as a whole, and the way it was one, but also here not part from tailgate and Hart, who's just finished his first grand tour. And in part three, we're going to hear from some of the other writers sports writers picking their highlights from this Vuelta. But I, the final tale of the tapa will before stage twenty one of the wealth that we had the conclusion to the Madrid challenge the two women's world to race one overall by Ellen Van Dyke. But the second stage in Madrid was won by Georgia Brune Zini on the brink of retirement. She. To step into the sports rights as a new track factor racing women's team and a great way for her to buy after a long and very successful career. We'll have a lot more from the Madrid challenge in the cycle podcast Femina which will be coming towards the end of next week. Another writer who is retiring from fascist line Queen eager. Anton was given special reception before the star stage twenty one today. He is retired with immediate effect the dimension data writer from the Basque country. As we expected. It was a pretty pedestrian final stage intimate read before the finishing circuit the workup of breakaways featuring people Allesandro the market, the go, Machado ball to Roscoff people. We've seen quite law of in this Vuelta trying in some cases in the case of democracies succeeding in their breakaway efforts on the finishing circa Madrid, quite technical one dead. Turn with four clones of people bought a hand grow very evident, very visible in the. Front, try and set things out for pizza Gon who's not wanna stage in this wealth. This today may have been the final time. We see him and the rainbow bands of world champion. Of course it was a chaotic sprint with the quite farcical spectacle of the quickstep train, which has been so affective turning around looking for their leader, Elliott Viviana Michael Moore, cough. Fabulous. Bettini at one point were kind of shy the Sheller asking where it was well, he was he'd lost them but didn't seem to matter because Vivian prevailed in the end came through of bodies, and again, finished very strongly as well, but not quite strongly enough to be Vivani another statement with Sagawa. Second gentlemen, those Olo third Donovan poeple, fourth man. The overall Simon is the winner, the mass second at one forty, six mil. I hell Lopez. Third, two or four than Stephen cries. Wake Alejandro Valverde t will Pino Rigoberta Iran nine. Oh, canton, Yanni's, Gary, and Wilco. Kelderman knocking twenty Gallup out of the top ten which is a shame for twenty on in this first effort writing for general conservation in a grand tour. So jersey, of course, over a winner Alejandro Valverde in the points jersey. Thomas again, finished in the best climber's jersey Siamese also to the combined competition by Kamala. Well, love competition for this Thomas again, surely in the reckoning to, but Balkan MoMA was declared the super combative winner, the most aggressive writer, and we've all been went for best team movie star. Now it's over to Daniel and Fran in Madrid. Danielle the coun- after the storm. Where are we? Man? Well, fron where records to the finish line which Madrid says, this is federal villas, and we are pretty close to trigger and Massana ran of the two of the most trendy neighborhoods in the. Spain on fron where Paul taking in a Marino traditional customer drinking mile? Yeah, not the best veer I ever had. I is it. Living on the script, nobody to, but you know, it's, it's better than we started. We start started this Volta Malaita with Osama Gail, and we're gonna end it with the mouth..

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"alejandro valverde" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast

04:58 min | 3 years ago

"alejandro valverde" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

"Yeah. Media guy? No. I see. So. You're listening to this podcast. One is in association with Rafeh today. We are in on mine. That was today stay twin. Alejandro Valverde being announced to the crowd here in Alabama Ed in well, we finally left under Lucia temporarily left and Lucia where we are in whatever the Spanish equivalent of Lafrance homed is we are in Spanish equivalent. This is the hall of the Spanish countryside not around here is that now Naipaul custodian, Amanda. Nice, Don. Your free online Bernie, and today was stage eight of the welter. Today has really brought home to me that the the welter is quite a bit smaller than even the Giradi Talia and a lot smaller than the tour de France. You would never have a stage finish in a town of smallest this where up on the top of a little hill next to an old mine sewing, not mine and mill, and there's a little railway turning circle. I think we're in a grain store that's being brought back up to reasonable condition, and it's a very attractive little hilltop town here. It's quite strange setting quests more setting for an international sports event. It is Lonzo as you say, we writing the bread of Spain, MS it Don Synthroid all the central plateau thing. This counts as Visita. Synthroid and co, trees. Beautiful landscape very ever. Remind me that I didn't tell you in Portugal, Melissa regions of Portugal and not for everyone, you know, huge expanses of of land without any sign of civilization. Yeah, I find it very, very Muncie can go. Well, your remind of the natural world Daniels. So this is this is your alleyways stage eight of the welter? Well, we this morning we set off from Leonardus and we are now in in three men break TI Machado of cotija Holgate coup bad. I would be h and heck to size of Scotty. They eleven and a bit minutes at one point, but they were never really out of sight and the gap came down in the second half of the stage still seven and a half minutes which seventy eight ago. But then it really began to tumble. And it was over from really twenty five thirty eight go that they weren't gonna make it my shot. I went on his own with seven to go, but with court just to Coloma to later. And then that set up what was quite tricky little finish m the running to the line featured completely dead. Turn the the bunch had to go away round around about and then another quite difficult turn and hilltop finish that had us. Well, we were split, weren't we on whether it's going to be. Alejandro Valverde or Peter Ciganda in the end, they were first and second with Valverde getting his second state win of the welter Saigon. Second just did. He was yesterday and Danny van Poppel third, Simon Yates up there in seventh, Steven Krause rock was ten. They'll oversee be coming much more to the fore tomorrow on lack over tier. A quick mentioned for even Garcia Cortina of barring Morita because he tried to go for a long one and looked very good for a little while before he was swamped again, then took it up. Valverde came over him. So Valverde's time, bone of means he has trimmed Rudy Moala's lead in the red jersey to thirty seven seconds, Muller wear the red jersey tomorrow for the fourth day. But probably the final day, we suspect the rest of the talk, ten, unchanged velvety auto in the points competition lead, and he's looking good to win that for a fourth time in his career. Lewis mata- is in the king of the mountains. Jersey Valverde is also leading the combined competition. What did you make the finish Daniel? Well, line just slight correction like to ask where the should be Christ. Myself might be listless con we them, I think, would just on sudden edge. And I think we're actually in this yet. I'm more Dana famous in Spanish coach, full association with bandits and the big snake, the fight on the law, Sierra Morena. May. Sorry. Well, I was just gonna, say, do this every time really kind of following about driving across the middle of of Spain with. I mean, I was worried at one point that I was going to run out petro, so I stopped him and filled up as soon as I saw a petrol station, but bandits and snakes..

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"alejandro valverde" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast

02:40 min | 3 years ago

"alejandro valverde" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

"The economist is delivered trustworthy, intelligent coverage of the stories that shape your world. The ideal scenario was to head to the world tour next year on our tips myself. One more year cover out, probably intensive development would be really good as well. The only thing that I would sort of think about is that the older you get. I think team sought to purge the question as to why you haven't made the jump yet. I might say, Aw, you explain doing some good rods. He's had some good results. Why haven't any other teams picking up pay on Nick? Shoots currently? Rotting Corrales gross, AGI and next year I'll be ready for Mitchelson Scott. I think it was pretty important to try and make that jump down and to get into the into the world of the world tour. And yeah, it's it's all panning out as as hopes, Nick sure, is ROY. His second oil to is for the Spanish count Haroo team. There's a famous name in Spanish cycling. The Bank I sponsor the team in the late nineteen. Eighty s when their leader with Marino LA highlighter. There was a cow Hurrell team for much of the nine thousand nine hundred and north. But it probably fair to say this incarnation of the team began in two thousand and ten several Reuters progress from Cairo to the top level Miquel kwiatkoski wore the red jersey in this Welte road for them in two thousand and ten Deva Delacruz is another team sky rider who started out with them form of well to king of the mountains. Oma Riley did four seasons with them before moving to dimension data, and then Astana an air education. I Hugh coffee and contusions. Josie, Goncalo vase also graduated to the world tour from the Pamplona based teams ranks next season. The twenty three year old Australian shorts were following their slipstream because just before the Welte it was confirmed that he had signed for Mitchelson the skull shorts. His journey to the world tour has not been straightforward. It's taken into France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and now Spain sixteen, he wrote a Stanford or trainee at orca bike exchange as Mitch with him were known then, but he was realistic enough to know that chances are getting. A permanent contract then were slim because the team didn't have any spaces. With two years racing in Spain, and a couple of wealth is under his belt, assuming only as well and he reaches Madrid, and with some impressive results to his name. He has reached his goal third place behind Alejandro Valverde and call us for owner and one of Spain's most prestigious one day races, the growing premium, Indian named after the country, greatest variety, probably sealed. Dale. This preservative kilometer zero. By the cycling podcast, we meet Nick shorts and find out about.

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"alejandro valverde" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast

03:49 min | 3 years ago

"alejandro valverde" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

"Peterson, I'm with. Third, NASA Behani fourth Mikhail Khodorkovsky of team sky still in red jersey ahead of Alejandro Valverde quit skills has the points and combined jerseys and throw. They will be worn by Valverde and deploy respectively and Matej is in the king of the mountains. He extended his lead significantly today. As you said yesterday, Fran, you predicted that he would be the break again and he was, but what did you make the stage and in particular the finish? Well, the finished my I thought the first that springs to my mind is that today Ilia Vive Yanni won't for quick said he had great lead out by Muhammed Cal who is beginning to have a strong indeed ac- strong case to consider the best Lear writer in the world. As this domain and one. And you know, seeing that last year it was Matteo Trentin who was Joey sprinter writing for quickstep today. He was eight. The sprint one can't help, but feel that it's sexually quickstep team. They want to win and not that much the rider because every year they managed to find the right talent in order to keep this dominant position in very well beaked moment of the season. They know that in the world that the printing field is not usually astronaut to France, and they always have a nice sprinter to come here and sweep and swipe and swipe some victories out. Yeah, you say mccoo Michael mccoo the Danish rider was really the only guy with VR only at the finish. I mean, quickstep it on a lot of work earlier on stage, but we certainly not seeing sprint trains here. Like we would say in the of franca is not just because that's not the resources here or because the stage is too hard or is it because teams Continente -sarily all of their resources behind one objective. They're not just going to go sprint stage wins. Body sat this one of these big are beginning to depleted. So putting all the eggs in west basket is a big risk because of most of the writers, ninety percent baritone is coming here in second or third peak of the shape. So that's why they choose to diversify their goals. And sometimes the teams come to this race with eight writers thinking that they are in good shape to attack the Walter and find themselves with two three riders out of shape right from the beginning in this race. Also, there is factor particular factor that doesn't have that much to be with the time the season as much as with the time of the year. It is pretty hard in Spain right now and some bodies. Some psyches don't cope well with that today, I was speaking to some writers there the finish about the time when. The group PetO sprinters was dropped. There was big group with several fast guys like Maxwell site for from team sang with that was left behind on the category. One climb that was that was reading from twenty five to forty five community stage and they will drop their actively. But some writers told me that it was not that much because of the base. It was not that much because with rain but wall because of the heat. So yeah, that place I've factor and that makes spring trains be teams less consistent. And those this trains from grand tours to grow..

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"alejandro valverde" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast

03:46 min | 3 years ago

"alejandro valverde" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

"One of our listeners Hannah nickel in he'll be leading Royd now from Alejandro Valverde what can we say? I mean thirty eight years old but writing like a man who's twenty eight. Well, as clear guy who never lose excitement for bike racing, you know, he just loves psyches so much and the DC Jessen. Jason, he transmits it to everyone around him. You know, even when he's doing post stage interviews, you can feel that he's more excited about the fact that he's reading his bike and that he's making his doing so for leaving. So it's not strange that he's in the shape the whole year because he basically does the same training our season from January to Tober. The amount of community doesn't history rights is more or less the same. You know, he follows his Scots, his instinct, his joy actually to prepare himself for racing today in this plan Espana yet. ice recon that he's taking a particular kind of pleasure. He is fine himself today at the press conference as free as a bird like he doesn't have any role in responding doesn't bear any responsibility. Neidl Donna is the guy for juicy, and if he fails, there is a backup plan with rich cut up. We will force on the euro so Bala is free to is up whenever he wants prepare for the world's and I'm for particular stages. If he feels like kind of house was another who lost a little bit of time today, trying to find him on the results, two minutes, thirty, six down. I think that for account quite all mile. I thought we had two minutes thirty. Six cut a Patras down, but Valverde he always seems to find himself in these kind of position, but we know he's very popular in Spain, but what she's did his reputation take any kind of because of the two year doping suspension. He had a few. Years ago. I mean, it doesn't seem he. He got the loudest cheers. I heard certainly this morning the star ima- bear. It seems like he with the retirement of Alabama do is once again, kind of the poster boy of Spanish. Cycling still awaiting somebody else to come up. Well, you know, I think at different here is so for people who is not that interested in cycling better tolerance most Papa in Spain, I'm, we'd be so onto a Landa lot supporting onto the France that as for cycling interested public Alexander, I'll wear the has this appear to Alberta. There remains still the top the most love rider. Why? Because what he does east really appreciate it by whomever who writes, because we can tell how. He can do impressive stuff in any kind of terrain, how he's in good shape from the beginning to the end of the season and the anthem Seattle will. It's the emphasizing for cycling for the bicycle as an object which makes him different and that what makes him relate to the Spanish public. Yeah. I mean Lawrence the pollution. I'm calculate kofsky mentioned Valverde any not just experience and strength, but just the the the canny knowhow of of that finished because it kick up a little bit, didn't it? Just finish that and quick ski said, well, he, he just didn't have what was required for those final seventy five meters and not really what's the difference between the two of them? Let's hear a little bit from launch to police who launched a slightly surprising move. I'm one that lasted a long time..

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"alejandro valverde" Discussed on THEMOVE

THEMOVE

04:02 min | 3 years ago

"alejandro valverde" Discussed on THEMOVE

"Should say, I should add. All right, let's get right to it. So my Pachon of the day has to be narrow McGee this option. Before we jump into today, what do you wanna rub it in about how you're right yesterday? Well. Actually, I'll get to that in just a second one. I'm glad you were supposed to remind me and you didn't yesterday as I named TJ Jessica. What's the director of rag ride the patrol? The rest day I spoke about how he was really the only guy that said, hey, you're always welcome here no matter what. And I failed to remember in bad on me that the good folks at smart wool and Mark Saka what's in their whole team started a ride years ago called the ride to Omar. So they would hide from their headquarters and steamboat to Salt Lake, which I think that four five days and they too were, we're very early to call and say, we would love to have you, and I failed to remember that. And that's bad on me, and I apologize to the good folks. Smart will, but and I think them for being great friends. And yes, I was right, George, I love getting these tax. I think it's the third week, a lot of guys falter in the third week. Clearly he. Mm capi starting to get some. He's making the wrong calls. I I'm getting right. I'm getting it right and right and right in in Philip gel, there was super tucked which took him into the recorder hot and I'm in. And as we know, Peterson gone had a very, very bad crash today that nobody seems to find any video of. I wouldn't be surprised if he was supertuck and one of his prize. Interesting enough. I spoke with Felipe this morning and he we were wondering what he was doing when he attacked the breakway forty, nine guy so early and he was actually, he had intention try to go for the stage when he said he did the first climate eighty percent. He was playing with the go, steady, do the second climate, ninety percent and then just everything leave everything for the last climb. So he wasn't only trying to help. Alex leave you trying to go for the stage win and the way he wrote this sort of France. I mean, he should have one or two wins. I feel like he, he wrote an amazing toward France and sad to see him leaving such a bad note either way. I mean, we called him. We named him the patrol yesterday because he got up and and. And finished. He broke his kneecap in Fash to me. That feel like his leg is like three times kneecap. His whole leg is three times the size of his other leg right now. Gosh, that's a tough right there. Wow. But you're right. It was the super tack leading into it. The Cayman, not once we saw the videos going around it just there was no recovering. Yep. But onto today, I mean are hard argue with Kintana. He was talking big. And if you sell some of his quotes before he was expecting to have a quote awesome day and he did and he got a little love from Alejandro Valverde who was already up the road. So he had help. He wrote superstrong. This is an interesting climb. This is a climb that that the previous record on this climb was held, I guess, is three way tie as I read online here between myself even Bosso and Yano, Rick. George, actually one that stage not according to Wikipedia, but we all know that he won and they extended the climb. I've never heard of this like they traditional finish. That was all fine and good. They're like, yeah, let's go pave another seven kilometers to get it up even higher and harder. And so canton broke our record up to the point where the finish used to be. And then he just kept trucking and and special shout out or our side shout out to Dan Martin, this guy doesn't give up no this boy in some of the attacks we've talked about like, okay, what are you doing that he is on the attack all the time. Super impressive. Yeah, I would say he's my day just because it really never gives up. He passed by cantata very early into climb and just held them there at twenty five seconds of the hallway hallway of the climb held out the guys recovering from pretty pretty hard crash in the beginning of the week, loss of time team time trial..

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"alejandro valverde" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"alejandro valverde" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

"Across the road i think i in groups of twenty and i think that from reading the regulation i i mean it's going to be interesting to see how this works in practice but once the first wave of writers of being greeted in gc order is a bit more of a free for all in the next batch of twenty and so on and so on but what it going to mean is that teams with a lot of writers highly placed in the overall standings are going to on the face of it be quite an advantage going into this very short explosive paran stage they're starting on the six one eight which is basically the the bottom of the parasol there's no preamble there's no no messing about they are on the slope and it's going to be really interesting to see whether this provokes all out all out racing right from the gun or whether the riders kind of treat this gimmick if that's what you want to call as a witherow luke warm reception and whether there's a bit of a regrouping because it's going to be interesting to say the least i mean imagine if movie star of all three of that writers alejandro valverde miquel lender nada interna in the talk ten i mean you're you've got to imagine they're going to be pretty well placed if they will still in the race what will happen my instinct is that all this does is play into the hands of the strongest g c team so movie star and sky and it also if the idea is to try and provoke a sort of crazy one man solo attack from the bottom of the pera soared sixty five kilometers on the way to send larry salon almost shining the spotlight of control of ac onto its encouraging the type of racing that we saw from chris room towards the end of the jiro and.

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"alejandro valverde" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

The Cycling Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"alejandro valverde" Discussed on The Cycling Podcast

"Mike tonnison of sun web page by mocked in the sprint for second place and i was rich richard mentioned in the basque country at it's really julian off to a fly that for quickstep winning the opening stage another bit of news from the two flounders the other thing that was sparking controversy was a disqualification of team skies luke rowe for riding on the psychopath and ducking between sp titus as the race approach out quantum for the second time we'll talk about that a little bit later on while whether that was the right decision or wrong a few other race results elsewhere alejandro valverde had been really impressive guas flounder finishing eleventh and not a lot of people were hoping that he might stay on do the to afl doesn't see how go tone that i suspect he probably would have done pretty well because he's banyan form he wanted to grow in pre miguel into nine just a few days before the start of the two of the basque country meanwhile over in front sylvan delay of ag to one the route at lee there was a women as well to to afloat as well and the break and one that that's a second world to classic win of the season she wants draw to ban last month vanderberg made at boast omen one to an all dumped podium with amy pitas and enemy member luton of metrics in scope taking second and third another very impressive move had they on the laptop watching the final stages but it wasn't until somebody pointed out on twitter but she basically went clear more or less assigned point the nearly terpstra move happened sort of after the cruise bug before the outta quantum but yeah another impressive victory i mentioned von van void sins dislocate shoulders well she caters shoulder and pulpit back in there was a horrific crash in that race and so it's finished third after that definitely worthy of of mentioned control crashes jobs did you notice the beef between the f the groupama.

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"alejandro valverde" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:56 min | 3 years ago

"alejandro valverde" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Month ninety nine days after having her first child now williams was given a wildcard to play in this week's miami open because she has no seating and james blake the tournament director said female plays being punished after pregnancy manila says it's the same for all women plays who have a baby and they're not being punished for being pregnant cycling and the defending champion alejandro valverde is the new leader of the volta catalonia after winning monday's second stage he leads by four seconds overall from australia's j mccarthy now new zealand's three time olympic shot put champion dame valerie adams is among of chorus of critics have slammed the decision by the tongan government to ban schoolgirls from playing rugby or boxing a letter from the ministry education sent to schools ordered the ban because the sports a deemed undignified and not in keeping with the island's traditional culture dave valerie whose mother is tongan wrote on social media honoring tradition and following passionate need not come into conflict well we can now speak to collapse moa who is the editor of the tongan newspaper o tonga colossi why would the government makes such a decision tongans have such a strong sporting reputation around the world beatrice shop watching and of course the reason given was for some reason varies a dignity among women that needs to be preserved and that the participating supposed to rugby or boxing will basically lola dignity and he's anti culture anti prohibition so this is i believe just an excuse and reflects really a weakness within a golden and right now we have a government that has the week after week making all kinds of decisions to have set us back as many critics have said we have been sick if we were in the middle ages with the decision that has been given through the high school girls in tonga what's the local reaction they local dell's even he wants continue to play sports well the decision given to the government high school one of the top high schools in and it has one of the best rugby teams of girls rugby team so the reaction is extremely strong and basically shocked the decision like that if he's given by those in authority and no real valid reasons given other than it is a cultural you said the government it seems to be dragging you back into the middle ages do you think they will to pressure this is now becoming an international story i think.

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