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sábado, 29 de agosto de 2015

La Vuelta '15 in the Alpujarras (stage 7)



Have you watched stage 7 of the cycling tour of Spain (La Vuelta)? Incredible images, gorgeous landscape!!!!

By the way, do you know the difference among all these words connected with travelling: TRAVEL, TOUR, TRIP, JOURNEY, VOYAGE, EXCURSION? Can you tell me any other words connected with travelling? Click on this link to my site (VOCABULARY), section dedicated to the preparation for the B2, and have a ook at item 16 where some of these differences are analysed.

Pericopuerto: ALTO DE CAPILEIRA


Lindeman's boldness rewarded as Froome falters


Chris Froome loses ground on seventh stage of Vuelta a España  (The Guardian) 


Video to watch: Summary of stage 7 Jódar > Las Alpujarras  

Even if they said the stage finished in Altos de Capileira, the finish line was actually in the municipality of Bubión.

VISIT LAS ALPUJARRAS IN GRANADA



Another video to watch

Also wonderful area for trekking (as you can see in this blog in the section: TREKKING IN LAS ALPUJARRAS - SIERRA NEVADA


14 comentarios:

  1. I am going to talk about this last cycling race between Jodas (Jaén) and La Alpujarra (Granada). It was the 7th stage of the “Vuelta España”. It wasn’t a very strong race, but it was too long and the temperature was too high so it was very exhausting for the cyclist. I went to Bubión and I watched the race. It was a very exciting race and we thought that they would pass faster, but finally not.

    The winner was Lindenman, which was born 16th June of 1989 in Emmen (Netherlands) and it is member of the Team Lotto NL-Jumbo. I hope that there are more races here in Bubión.

    By: William : )))

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  3. I didn’t see the stage 7 of the cycling tour of Spain, but I saw a summary on TV and I know that the winner was Lindeman. I didn’t see this stage because I don’t like much cycling.

    I visited Las Alpujarras the last Christmas with my family and I liked it. I visited Bubión, Pampaneira, Trevélez and others, for me all of them are small, but they are very beautiful.

    In my opinion for the cyclist the stage has been difficult, because there are a lot of slopes, turns and the distance is very long, but I think that they are accustomed to it and they have trained for a long time for this cycling tour of Spain.

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  6. The Seventh stage in La Vuelta has been very special for me because it went into the Alpujarras, where I have a little house and where I spend almost all my holidays. It wasn’t a very hard stage. Even so, cyclists couldn't cycle too fast as it was very steep up hill. Nevertheless, the stage turned out to be long and hot. They began in Jódar (Jaén) and they finished in Capileira (La Alpujarra) with a distance of 191 km.

    The winner was Lindenman, member of the Team Lotto NL-Jumbo, who was in the breakaway and who was on his first real mountain test. Moreover, it was also a bad day for Chris Froome, who lost 30 seconds gap to his main rivals. It was not too much, but that showed that it wasn’t as easy as people thought. For the moment our best Spanish cyclist, Alejandro Valverde, is ranked at less than 40 seconds with regard to the leader, so I wish him all the best for the rest of the race.

    I hope that next time they come to this area, I will have the opportunity to watch it, because I’ve never been in one. It was a pity that this time I was in France when La Vuelta began, but I think that next year I will be in Spain.

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  7. I was watching TV and I saw him changing channels.
    The team-mates of Alejandro Valverde and Nairo Quintana led the way in the first eight kilometers of the ascent towards Capileira as the peloton started to split. The first prominent rider to lose touch was Pierre Rolland (Europcar). Astana reluctantly Took over the reins of the pack, still trailing the escapees by 3:10 With 10 km to go.

    Successive attacks by Cousin and Koshevoy scattered the leading group and the two found in the lead Themselves With three kilometers remaining. But Lindeman refused to bow and made up the gap one kilometer later.

    As the three are Involved in a fierce battle for the stage win, the race yielded GC ITS Indications first. Tour de France champion Chris Froome was unexpectedly dropped in the last two kilometers as Fabio Aru surged to take third place behind Lindeman and Koshevoy. Froome lost 27 seconds on the other pre-Tour favorites, led by Rafal Majka (Saxo-Tinkoff) retained the jersey as Chaves network.
    Alvaro Ruiz

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  8. I was watching TV and I saw him changing channels.
    The team-mates of Alejandro Valverde and Nairo Quintana led the way in the first eight kilometers of the ascent towards Capileira as the peloton started to split. The first prominent rider to lose touch was Pierre Rolland (Europcar). Astana reluctantly Took over the reins of the pack, still trailing the escapees by 3:10 With 10 km to go.

    Successive attacks by Cousin and Koshevoy scattered the leading group and the two found in the lead Themselves With three kilometers remaining. But Lindeman refused to bow and made up the gap one kilometer later.

    As the three are Involved in a fierce battle for the stage win, the race yielded GC ITS Indications first. Tour de France champion Chris Froome was unexpectedly dropped in the last two kilometers as Fabio Aru surged to take third place behind Lindeman and Koshevoy. Froome lost 27 seconds on the other pre-Tour favorites, led by Rafal Majka (Saxo-Tinkoff) retained the jersey as Chaves network.
    Alvaro Ruiz

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  9. Yes, I watched the stage 7 of the cycling tour of Spain. Yesterday, when I was sitting in the sofa and I switched theTV on. I watched the cyclists cycling in Lanjarón.

    On the one hand, the landscape and the images that camera men and the helicopter gave us were amazing, we could see all the Alpujarras on TV, and we had wonderful views of the villages they went by.

    On the other hand, the race was very exciting. The three cyclists who were ahead fought for the first position. The winner was Lindeman, but Froome fought a lot too.

    About the villages, I visit them every year when there is snow and it is cold, very cold. The last time I went with my family we visited a chocolate factory called the "Abuela Lili". There, there were too many chocolate classes. All were good. I recommend everyone to visit these small, but frienly villages.

    Even, the broadcaster said that in Orgiva, where I have two cousins, there is a great hippy community, some of them are English, German... and Spanish too. Orgiva is very famous for this. Over there, there is a Buddhist temple. I have visited it and you must go in silence all the time. It is a good place to relax. 

    Andrea Gutiérrez 

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  10. No, I didn't see the stage 7 of the cycling Tour of Spain because I like more other sports like football, basketball, karate and tennis. However I could see a short summary of the 7th stage on the news of the first. I know that the winner of this seventh stage in the Alpujarras was Lindeman, he and Chris Froome were fighting to win this difficult stage, but finally the Dutch cyclist won.


    With regard to the Alpujarras I think it's a beautiful place to make the cycling Tour of Spain, because of to its landscapes and nature. Las Alpujarras is full of valleys and ravines place and it is also full of hills that descend to the Mediterranean Sea. In Las Alpujarras there are towns like Bubión, Trevélez Pampaneira, Bérchules, Fondón, Torvizcón, .... and many more that are very near of Sierra Nevada. For this reason Las Alpujarras are known throughout Spain, by its nature and purity.


    I think this stage is very complicated because it has 191.1 kilometers in length, also they are very cold and often rains in them. Luckily this year didn't rain while the stage was completed. But no matter, because the cyclist have been training all year for this cycle race in Spain.

    Joaquín Alejandro España Sánchez

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  11. Below the Highest peaks

    The highest summit in mainland Spain is the Mulhacen peak which forms part of the Sierra Nevada range in Southern Andalucía. The northern side is covered with snow throughout the year and the mountains are spectacular. However, I prefer the foot hills of the southern part these are called Las Alpujarras .

    These hills offer beautiful views of the mountains behind , and the Mediterranean Sea and the olive groves on their lower slopes. There are a lot of outdoors activities such as hiking, climbing, paragliding, pony treking and quad trailing, mountain biking and canyoning. These are all really exciting sports.

    You can also enjoy really good food in the Alpujarras. This area is famous for cured ham (jamon Serrano) but my favourite Alpujarran dish is fried eggs, different types of Spanish sausages, cuts of pork, and accompanied by potatoes with pepper.

    This area also is well known for its sparkling clear cold water which comes from the melting snow on the Sierra Nevada. There are many springs that can be visited and the water tasted. Some of the fountains taste very strongly of ion and other minerals. In Lanjaron you can also bathe in the water at its famous spa.

    I thing I am so lucky to live in these beautiful foot hills.

    Julia Ruiz Jiménez

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  12. I was watching TV and I saw him changing channels.
    The team-mates of Alejandro Valverde and Nairo Quintana led the way in the first eight kilometers of the ascent towards Capileira as the peloton started to split. The first prominent rider to lose touch was Pierre Rolland (Europcar). Astana reluctantly Took over the reins of the pack, still trailing the escapees by 3:10 With 10 km to go.

    Successive attacks by Cousin and Koshevoy scattered the leading group and the two found in the lead Themselves With three kilometers remaining. But Lindeman refused to bow and made up the gap one kilometer later.

    As the three are Involved in a fierce battle for the stage win, the race yielded GC ITS Indications first. Tour de France champion Chris Froome was unexpectedly dropped in the last two kilometers as Fabio Aru surged to take third place behind Lindeman and Koshevoy. Froome lost 27 seconds on the other pre-Tour favorites, led by Rafal Majka (Saxo-Tinkoff) retained the jersey as Chaves network.

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  13. I was watching TV and I saw him changing channels.
    The team-mates of Alejandro Valverde and Nairo Quintana led the way in the first eight kilometers of the ascent towards Capileira as the peloton started to split. The first prominent rider to lose touch was Pierre Rolland (Europcar). Astana reluctantly Took over the reins of the pack, still trailing the escapees by 3:10 With 10 km to go.

    Successive attacks by Cousin and Koshevoy scattered the leading group and the two found in the lead Themselves With three kilometers remaining. But Lindeman refused to bow and made up the gap one kilometer later.

    As the three are Involved in a fierce battle for the stage win, the race yielded GC ITS Indications first. Tour de France champion Chris Froome was unexpectedly dropped in the last two kilometers as Fabio Aru surged to take third place behind Lindeman and Koshevoy. Froome lost 27 seconds on the other pre-Tour favorites, led by Rafal Majka (Saxo-Tinkoff) retained the jersey as Chaves network.

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  14. I was watching TV this summer and changing the channel saw the Tour passed near my village.

    For my part I don't really like cycling, but I reckon the Tour is very important and we should all support this sporting event, though I prefer other sports like volleyball, rhythmic gymnastics, soccer.

    Moreover my brother loves to go out to villages with road bike, going with friends who also like the routes, so the cycling starting to like me.

    The area of La Alpujarra has an altitude of 3000 m, it has an area of 1880 km2 including 48 municipalities and beautiful wiews. Cyclists should have a very good physical preparation to go up and make a good stage!

    Paola Ruiz Fernández 4th ESO A

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