PG - La Vuelta Stage 20


The Favourites

Only cat 3 climbs today but… there is 10 of them and a couple of non categorised which adds up close to 70k of going up over 208k. If it’s raced hard, it will be like a mini classic with only the strongest capable of winning.

Now whether it’s raced hard is a different matter. Who will take it up early? Do the teams with a Spaniard wanting a podium spot throw a Hail Mary? Maybe and Bah Meh would be the best bet of that. There’ll definitely be a fight for the break because it’s the last chance really for all the non ‘sprinters’ that are here.

Remco will no doubt try to get away early. If that doesn’t work he’ll attack from long range. If that fails he’ll attack late. That’s about all I’m sure of. I’d like to think someone will chance their arm to put pressure on Jumbo but whether they do it early enough to bring back what will probably be a strong break, has a large question mark over it. I’ll be taking the break and hoping for a GC dust up. Outside of Remco and the GC riders, Buitrago and Bardet stand out for me. I might even have a wee bet on the former. FDJ have a few options and Poels is another Bah Boy who might get up the road. Outside of that, little Lenny EV and the bigger Lenny K have both looked in great 3rd week form.

Good luck with your picks.

Here's the startlist.

The Rules

In this game, only the race results matter. You're not committed to keeping the same riders throughout the series, you make fresh picks before every race. Our overall competition is just the sum of individual race scores. You're eligible for the overall even if you miss some races.

Pick 4 riders for the upcoming race. The order of your picks doesn't matter. All of your riders can score.

Riders score points down to 10th place. Less popular riders score more points than heavily-picked favourites. See below for scoring details.

The strict entry deadline is the official start time of the race, the neutralized roll-out or Départ Fictif. Be warned - if your post is timestamped one minute late your entry won't count! So do remember that there's no disadvantage to getting an entry in early, even the day before, because you may always change your picks up until the deadline. Feel free to rethink your picks when it emerges which riders are more or less popular with other players. If you make changes, post your revised 4 picks in a reply to your original post.

The Scoring


The last 3 races will be secret entry between the top contenders… To avoid defensive picking.

When we say top contenders we leave the number open because who knows how many will be within striking distance...

We will notify you by email if we need you to do a secret entry.

The Results

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