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Old 04-01-11, 03:06
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Top race. This Saturday. Highly ranked by UCI now so points up for grabs.

And Colombia es passion are in.

Maybe a chance for some lesser known rider to get their moment of glory.

Not that the race is short on top riders.

Samu , Basso, Fuji, Duarte, The Schleck Brothers, Joaquim Rodriguez (c), Kolobnev, Daniel Martin,

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Hopefully tsf will help us out with the streams as usual.

Official prediction. Kolobnev makes it consecutive years for Katusha.
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maybe Samu or F. Schleck ftw. ?
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Old 04-01-11, 03:48
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As far as I know there's not going to be any live TV. Not even ETB. Curses.
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mmmmmm ok... I'll go with:

Duarte
Soler or Beņat
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Old 04-01-11, 06:49
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How steep is the finish?
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Old 04-01-11, 07:10
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ohh pais vasco is coming.good times...
i go with basso,duarte or frank schleck for the win.
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As far as I know there's not going to be any live TV. Not even ETB. Curses.
Nah, Etb canned it last year along with the Klasika, next weekend.
Both were good races with more than decent fields.
Recession was the excuse.
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hopefully lesser known riders like fuglsang, Perget and Kiryienka. out of them most likely fuglsang with a strong team or kiryienka off criterium international perfomance
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Old 04-01-11, 07:59
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2010 result:

1 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 4:52:40
2 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:06
3 Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Transitions 0:00:08
4 Alesander Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:00:10
5 Ruben Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:12
6 Beņat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:14
7 Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
8 Maxime Bouet (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale
9 Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
10 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:18

An amazing result for neo pro Michel Kreder... and also the last decent result he had.
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It would be nice to see Kolobnev try something here! I can't remember seeing him much this year, did he have a result yet?

@The Hitch: I didn't know you were surfing the web for blogs from Andy fanboys (girls?). Even I didn't know that one. I'm starting to like you more and more

A little side note: Ben Gastauer won't be at GP Miggy or Pais Vasco (even though he is supposed to be preparing for his first GT in May), instead the very competent DS's at AG2R have decided to change his schedule on short notice (for the 17th time this season) and put him in such high profile 1 day races as Route d'Adélie de Vitré and Flèche d'Emeraude. In the Catalunya thread someone asked why we have seen so little of him since he turned pro, well here is your answer. You would think being on one of the smallest WorldTour teams would get you into some decent races, but no. So far Eneco Tour (not at all his profile) and Catalunya are the only WorldTour stageraces he's done. In light of this you can only congratulate Tejay Van Garderen (a rival of Gastauer's in U23 racing) on signing with HTC!

The AG2R line up is now:

* David LE LAY
* Dimitri CHAMPION
* John GADRET
* Mathieu PERGET
* Matteo MONTAGUTI
* Mikael CHEREL
* Rinaldo NOCENTINI
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