Stage 10 report: Vuelta tipping competition presented by CyclingExpress.com

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Stage 10 of the Vuelta a España has been run and won and the results are now in for our Vuelta tipping competition. Tim Calkins from Velotipper.com gives us the latest.

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There were a couple of serious climbs today in a cracking area of Spain. The riding is just magnificent.

On the final climb Movistar were driving the pace and it went BOOM early on. Then with 5km to go Moreno went out the clacker and the leader’s jersey was up for grabs.

Nibali dropped the hammer again and soon it was only four: El Tiburon, Purito, Basso and Horner. Horner attacked from this group before the shrapnel of the previous attack came back together and it was goodnight nurse. Nibali tried to bridge late but made no headway. An amazing and dominating win from Horner.

Who tipped whom?

Valverde was popular today and almost dropped a major egg with about 5km to go but managed to bridge back and give good returns for the investment.

Rider | Number of tips

– Alejandro Valverde | 38
– Nicholas Roche | 22
– Vincenzo Nibali | 21
– Domenico Pozzovivo | 19
– Ivan Basso | 16
– Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver | 15
– Chris Horner | 8

The stage winners

Only eight tippers selected Horner which was a fantastic pick to gain almost a minute.

Egg of the day surely goes to Roman Kreuziger. He punished 37 tippers (Roman wasn’t included in the “Most Tipped” as several of these are default tips) and lost around 24 minutes to Horner. That is an ostrich egg!

The leaders

Olly Harris holds onto the leader’s jersey by only 3 seconds from a bolt into the top 10 in the form of Cristiano Barbosa. Brad Stephens is close by in third.

Top ten

  1. Olly Harris
  2. Cristiano Barbosa
  3. Brad Stephens
  4. Toby Molineaux
  5. Scott Weston
  6. Derek Clarke
  7. Chris Seglenieks
  8. Jeremy Smith
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  10. Heath Wade

In the sprint classification things have been turned upside down with Scott Weston shooting to the top by just a point over Alex Hersey. Stephen Heslop, our leader yesterday, is still lurking and isn’t to be discounted.

In the KOM competition Jim Humphrys has jumped into the lead on 19 points. However there are a phalanx of tippers behind him and this contest looks hot.

Looking forward

We are now onto our first rest day before jumping straight back into it on Wednesday with an ITT.

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