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Old 02-12-13, 08:23
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the surprising was in relation to an earlier poster saying he didn't seem to be in top form. i disagreed with that and I agree with you. I rate him highly for today's stage.

I wonder will SKY test their train on this climb. It's a perfect climb to try. 1.8 at 8% to try and negate any attacks?
Trolling or stupidity? I hope trolling
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Old 02-12-13, 08:23
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Contador of course, when was he ever able to resist?

I know he'll go for it if he has the legs.
Isn't it very Poggio and Milan San Remo today! I think if he had the legs, then there may be a big effort but the likes of maybe Sagan or someone in top form should go with him. With the end result as usual. Fabian comes 2nd.

On a seprate not does anyone believe his Fuentes links? This is not a drugs story, just I'd be devastated if he was involved
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Old 02-12-13, 08:24
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Trolling or stupidity? I hope trolling
must be stupidity then. i don't troll. thanks
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Isn't it very Poggio and Milan San Remo today! I think if he had the legs, then there may be a big effort but the likes of maybe Sagan or someone in top form should go with him. With the end result as usual. Fabian comes 2nd.

On a seprate not does anyone believe his Fuentes links? This is not a drugs story, just I'd be devastated if he was involved
check the clinic, this is not the place to discuss it.
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Froome see's how Contador is already dressing himself in yellow in anticipation for July, how he rides with no helmet without fear, how he and his loyal second in command Kreuziger have grown thin, how he takes on the sprinters in a bunch sprint, and how Contador has given previews of what others will face in July in the form of Giro 2011 pictures....

...and he feels fear...
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Isn't it very Poggio and Milan San Remo today! I think if he had the legs, then there may be a big effort but the likes of maybe Sagan or someone in top form should go with him. With the end result as usual. Fabian comes 2nd.

On a seprate not does anyone believe his Fuentes links? This is not a drugs story, just I'd be devastated if he was involved
The poggio? LOL

This is a hill of 8% and you think it's similar to the poggio?

How much is the poggio? 5% at best?

That's clinic btw.

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yeah, i'm sorry about that. Mea Culpa Padre :-)
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Old 02-12-13, 08:31
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Contador of course, when was he ever able to resist?

I know he'll go for it if he has the legs.
like 2011 Giro stage 8
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Froome see's how Contador is already dressing himself in yellow in anticipation for July, how he rides with no helmet without fear, how he and his loyal second in command Kreuziger have grown thin, how he takes on the sprinters in a bunch sprint, and how Contador has given previews of what others will face in July in the form of Giro 2011 pictures....

...and he feels fear...
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On the profile it seems that the climb is a bit longer than 1.8 km, it still goes up but less steep.

And at the complete end there's also a little hill, prob not more than 150 meters orso.

Gilbert or Sagan should win this if they've some decent shape.

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like 2011 Giro stage 8
That was pretty epic, i think we'll see it again today but i doubt he'll win.
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Old 02-12-13, 08:35
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The poggio? LOL

This is a hill of 8% and you think it's similar to the poggio?

How much is the poggio? 5% at best?

That's clinic btw.

If you want to get banned you're doing great.
amazing how folks jump on every word here, almost not worth posting. is there a prize for most sarcastic or best know-it-all in a day?

as a a reference only, and just for the feel of it, the speed will be high, the road is quick and good and there will be attacks close to the top in the hope they can get away on the descent. it reminds me of MSR to which I just drew comparisons to the fast approaching Classic and how some of today's riders, many of them Classic bound, may attempt to showcase.

The Poggio has an average of 5-7% with parts stretching over 11% on the hairpins. Closer to the top it actually coms to 9%.

Have you ever ridden it? It's breathtaking.
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The poggio? LOL

This is a hill of 8% and you think it's similar to the poggio?

How much is the poggio? 5% at best?

That's clinic btw.

If you want to get banned you're doing great
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Lol there are tons of clinic references here all the time, but hardly anyone gets banned for them.
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On the cycling side of life; our preseason training camp was very productive, good training, some time to get to know the new guys (great group we've got) and take care of many of the off-the-bike requirements of being a professional cyclist; testing new equipment, meeting with new partners and equipment suppliers, throwing oranges at Phil Gilbert, etc..
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