Go Back   CyclingNews Forum > Road > Professional road racing

Professional road racing A place to discuss all things related to current professional road races. Here, you can also touch on the latest news relating to professional road racing. A doping discussion free forum.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #781  
Old 02-07-13, 12:00
Waterloo Sunrise Waterloo Sunrise is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 5,111
Default

All 4 profiles published have the makings of very good racing.

Half the problem here seems to be people getting too used to ridiculous scaling on the profiles - if you actually read the numbers on the MTF stage, the whole stage is up and down with a very serious climb to finish.
Reply With Quote
  #782  
Old 02-07-13, 12:06
Eshnar's Avatar
Eshnar Eshnar is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Frankfurt am Main
Posts: 5,373
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Waterloo Sunrise View Post
All 4 profiles published have the makings of very good racing.

Half the problem here seems to be people getting too used to ridiculous scaling on the profiles - if you actually read the numbers on the MTF stage, the whole stage is up and down with a very serious climb to finish.
so? It's certainly not the first time I see the Montagne De Lure, I know what it's like.
Stage 4 and 5 are passable - but stage 6 is basically the worst possible option going to Nice. So it comes down to
a prologue
3 sprints
stage 4 which has some potential
an average MTF
a horrible final road stage
the very same MTT of last year.

Well that's a pretty bad route.
__________________
Quote:
A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.
Bronze Medal at the Great Grand Tour Game 2012
Reply With Quote
  #783  
Old 02-07-13, 12:14
Dazed and Confused Dazed and Confused is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 6,537
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ferminal View Post
I dunno, a 1000m (even at this gradient) climb in March with a relatively weak field has potential for biggish gaps although it depends whether a team drills it or just tries to control.
Could be, but I think a team like Saxo will send Rogers, Kreuziger, Roche and support riders. Looks like a train.

Blanco lineup so far:

CLEMENT Stef Netherlands
GESINK Robert Netherlands
KELDERMAN Wilco Netherlands
KRUIJSWIJK Steven Netherlands

Could also provide a hop-along.
Reply With Quote
  #784  
Old 02-07-13, 12:22
Ferminal Ferminal is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 16,034
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dazed and Confused View Post
Could be, but I think a team like Saxo will send Rogers, Kreuziger, Roche and support riders. Looks like a train.

Blanco lineup so far:

CLEMENT Stef Netherlands
GESINK Robert Netherlands
KELDERMAN Wilco Netherlands
KRUIJSWIJK Steven Netherlands

Could also provide a hop-along.
Yeh none of the Saxo riders really strong enough climbers for them to go hard for one leader. Rabo maybe for Gesink but you never know with them Maybe Movistar for Costa? Think TJVG looks big favourite though.
Reply With Quote
  #785  
Old 02-15-13, 10:29
theyoungest theyoungest is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 11,734
Default

The Butcher will ride Strade Bianche, Tirreno, and Milan-San Remo.

Strade Bianche will be a return to the roads of the crash that ruined most of his debut season.
Reply With Quote
  #786  
Old 02-17-13, 16:21
Cult Classics Cult Classics is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 169
Default Lazio

Has the Lazio parcours been announced yet? It's two weeks today and there's still nothing on the Gazzetta website.
Reply With Quote
  #787  
Old 02-17-13, 16:23
Eshnar's Avatar
Eshnar Eshnar is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Frankfurt am Main
Posts: 5,373
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cult Classics View Post
Has the Lazio parcours been announced yet? It's two weeks today and there's still nothing on the Gazzetta website.
It'll be presented tomorrow.
__________________
Quote:
A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.
Bronze Medal at the Great Grand Tour Game 2012
Reply With Quote
  #788  
Old 02-18-13, 15:38
Eshnar's Avatar
Eshnar Eshnar is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Frankfurt am Main
Posts: 5,373
Default

From the planimetry it seems the cobbled sector will be only 1.6 kms long, ending at 3 kms to go. Much more hilly than expected
__________________
Quote:
A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.
Bronze Medal at the Great Grand Tour Game 2012
Reply With Quote
  #789  
Old 02-18-13, 16:16
SafeBet's Avatar
SafeBet SafeBet is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Milano, Italy
Posts: 3,341
Default

Looks good to me.
How is the climb to Campi di Annibale?
Reply With Quote
  #790  
Old 02-18-13, 20:12
Cult Classics Cult Classics is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 169
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eshnar View Post
From the planimetry it seems the cobbled sector will be only 1.6 kms long, ending at 3 kms to go. Much more hilly than expected
But more to the point... check out the name! Roma Maxima! Sounds like something out of Gladiator.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 15:10.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2006 - 2009 Future Publishing Limited. All rights reserved. Future Publishing Limited is part of the Future plc group. Future Publishing Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with company registration number 2008885 whose registered office is at Beauford Court 30 Monmouth Street Bath, UK BA1 2BW England.