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Old 02-09-13, 04:41
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Martin, Kelderman and Costa are the favourites in my view. Pity Porte is doing Oman- he could have gone well here.

Machado i hope can get a stage win- he, Uran and Kruijswijk will be the strongest climbers.

Menchov and Kloden could feature if they have form as well.
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some great news. national team of angola will also ride
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obvious TAWK win is obvious
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some great news. national team of angola will also ride
Wow even at cycling Angola is taking over Portugal
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Wow even at cycling Angola is taking over Portugal
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cycling is pretty big sport in angola. they have number of professional clubs (benfica luanda). their best rider is igor alberto silva. they never ride outside of angola and sao tome though. so it's hard to know what level they are. will be interesting to see. of course they won't be a factor but would be nice if they could finish the race and stay a bit for the less strong portugese races coming up in march
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cycling is pretty big sport in angola. they have number of professional clubs (benfica luanda). their best rider is igor alberto silva. they never ride outside of angola and sao tome though. so it's hard to know what level they are. will be interesting to see. of course they won't be a factor but would be nice if they could finish the race and stay a bit for the less strong portugese races coming up in march
I had no idea cycling was so popular in Angola. I can see it already, the Volta a Portugal is doomed to be sponsored by some big company from there. At least the race won't die if we can get them interested
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1.Machado
2.Costa
3.Martin
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“Originally we thought Algarve, but there was some dispute whether or not if it was on, so we just decided to do this. It’s more to have the race days, really. That was that,” Wiggins explained.

I hope this is a warn signal for the organization, sponsors and everyone involved in the race. Get it together sooner next year; I know it's not easy and we're lucky to have a race but still this is very important.
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Old 02-12-13, 15:58
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Good luck losers, the pope will be back sooner than expected

http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/13...o-Algarve.aspx
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Tough call on who will win the climb - JTL, Henao or Uran.
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