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Old 04-12-12, 10:06
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Niet helemaal mijn ding. Draaien en keren. De benen zijn ok. Goede training voor de Amstel.


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horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato
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Niet helemaal mijn ding. Draaien en keren. De benen zijn ok. Goede training voor de Amstel.


? that was about br pijl. In amstel he knows the course better so the twisting and turning doesn't bother him there
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Great to see that Porte has rediscovered his 2010/11 climbing form. Hope he can keep it for the rest of the Tour and year.
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Old 04-12-12, 10:21
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This is a f....ing good team

http://www.syklingensverden.com/?artID=1051&navB=1
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Old 04-12-12, 10:28
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? that was about br pijl. In amstel he knows the course better so the twisting and turning doesn't bother him there
it does bother him because he sucks at placing himself. I don't xpect anything from him sunday. maybe in lbl he can
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Old 04-12-12, 11:15
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no one has yet mentioned the fact that (due to road works in Valkenburg) the finale has underwent change

for the 3rd & final climb of the Cauberg the riders will no longer descent the (technical) Sibbergrubbe (where Ivanov went all out in 2009 & almost rode in the grassy banks, but dit set up his base for his escape & later victory ... & where last year Phil hauled back a lot of time on Schleck with his superior descending skills)

now the riders leave the Sibbergrubbe on their right & go straight towards the Daalhemmerweg for the final descent to the Cauberg
this is a very 'easy' & straight forward descent, nothing technical about it (wide lane, almost no corners)

so an escape by a strong rider (with some TT skills) has a lot more chance to stick this year than any other years where most of the attempts to break away on the Keutenberg were countered & caught ...

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Old 04-12-12, 11:23
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no one has yet mentioned the fact that (due to road works in Valkenburg) the finale has underwent change

for the 3rd & final climb of the Cauberg the riders will no longer descent the (technical) Sibbergrubbe (where Ivanov went all out in 2009 & almost rode in the grassy banks, but dit set up his base for his escape & later victory ... & where last year Phil hauled back a lot of time on Schleck with his superior descending skilss)

now the riders leave the Sibbergrubbe on their right & go straight towards the Daalhemmerweg for the final descent to the Cauberg
this is a very 'easy' & straight forward descent, nothing technical about it (wide lane, almost no corners)

so an escape by a strong rider (with some TT skills) has a lot more chance to stick this year than any other years where most of the attempts to break away on the Keutenberg were countered & caught ...
Thanks for that I remember reading about it a while ago. Hopefully will make for a better finale.
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It's not due to road works, the new final was announced quite some time ago as a way to give attackers on the Keutenberg more of a chance.
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Old 04-12-12, 11:35
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I know he is the lieutenant for Rodriguez, but Moreno could be a dangerous outsider as well.
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It's not due to road works, the new final was announced quite some time ago as a way to give attackers on the Keutenberg more of a chance.
that's how Leo sold it to the world but the traditional ring road that was used up until now is getting a new sewage system ...

http://www.valkenburg.nl/index.php?s...7&stukid=13077

there's no other decent way towards the Cauberg (if you're coming from Sibbergrubbe) than the ring road ...
so, however you put it, Sibbergrubbe was no longer an option for 2012
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Old 04-12-12, 12:13
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The immensely strong Movistar squad:
Alejandro Valverde
Giovanni Visconti
Rui Costa
Jose Joaquin Rojas
Angel Madrazo
Pablo Lastras
Vasil Kiryienka
Imanol Erviti
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