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Old 12-14-12, 20:03
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Raboblanco have finally seen the light and sending a top team to the Giro.
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Old 12-14-12, 20:45
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Talking about dutch riders really throws you off your game. Im not claiming Mollema cant perform at the Tour de France btw but you cant seriously think the Sky train at the Vuelta was anything like what they ended up doing at the Tour?
Responding to Dutchies, that's what removes all reason from your posts.

Mollema isn't exactly my fav rider, but if he reaches his Vuelta 2011 level I think a Tour top-10 isn't out of the question. BTW why should Froome have been lightyears better this year than he was in that Vuelta?
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Old 12-14-12, 20:59
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Responding to Dutchies, that's what removes all reason from your posts.
Why, what was wrong with my post? I challenged your assertion that the Sky train that was flying away from Nibali at the Tour was the same beast that couldnt handle Menchov and Cobo at the Vuelta.

Why is that such an unreasanoble side to take?

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Mollema isn't exactly my fav rider, but if he reaches his Vuelta 2011 level I think a Tour top-10 isn't out of the question.
Why you telling me this? I made no comment on Mollemas abilities.

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BTW why should Froome have been lightyears better this year than he was in that Vuelt
the "Wiggo/Froome train" - your wording, was better in the 2012 Tour because
A they had Rogers and Porte, on the form of their lives
B they had Wiggins on the form of his life preparing his whole season for the race
C Wiggins was not coming back from a collarbone injury
and D Froome had been preparing his season for the race. In 2011, he, if we are to believe him, had come in expecting to be of a little help on the low slopes of mountains
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Old 12-15-12, 08:36
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Angliru... yeah there's your typical Tour de France style climb.

In that Vuelta he managed to hang on to the Wiggo/Froome train, for most of the course. Look at how many riders managed to do that in the past TDF.
Angliru is definitely a "climber's climb," as atypical as it is. It's hard for its entire length, but still pretty irregular in terms of gradients, and plenty long. It's a relevant performance to me to gauge where someone stands as a climber. To me that's relevant for a typical TDF, which does have hard climbs close to the finish line.
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Old 12-16-12, 06:05
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Pinot's program for 2013:

Grand Prix Cycliste la Marseillaise, Tour Méditerranéen, Tour du Haut-Var, Boucles du Sud-Ardèche, Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco, Tour de Romandie, Bayern Rundfahrt, Tour de Suisse (Schweiz) or Critérium du Dauphiné, Tour de France.

So I guess we'll see Pinot vs Quintana in Catalunya, Pais Vasco and perhaps Dauphiné besides the Tour.
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Old 12-16-12, 06:44
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So I guess we'll see Pinot vs Quintana in Catalunya, Pais Vasco and perhaps Dauphiné besides the Tour.
A Preview of the great battles to come in the future

That's a good program for Pinot.
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Old 12-16-12, 09:58
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Nordhaug's schedule:

Mallorca Challange or Tour of Qatar
Strade Bianche
Tirrieno-Adriatico
Baskerland rundt
Amstel Gold Race
Fleche Wallonne
Liège-Bastogne-Liège
GlavaTour/Tour of California
Sveits rundt/Criterium du Dauphiné
Tour de France

The article says Qatar but I think it should be Oman? I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that Blanco weren't invited to Qatar, also it would make no sense to send a climber like Nordhaug there! Anyway, good to see that he most likely gets to start his first TDF, but it remains to be seen if he can maintain the form he had at Sky...
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Old 12-16-12, 10:03
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Qatar is just about getting kilometres in the legs... who except Boonen does that race really suit?

But yeah, they're not invited, so that means he'll be riding Mallorca. And apparently they'll do Strade Bianche for the first time. That's a race that should suit Nordhaug, I think. BTW I don't know whether it's smart to let him ride the Tour as his first GT.
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Old 12-16-12, 10:15
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Qatar is just about getting kilometres in the legs... who except Boonen does that race really suit?

But yeah, they're not invited, so that means he'll be riding Mallorca. And apparently they'll do Strade Bianche for the first time. That's a race that should suit Nordhaug, I think.
True, but in my opinion Qatar is too risky for small climbers. Very nervous racing and lots of crashes. Definitely not worth the risk.

Strade Bianche should suit him perfectly with his MTB background. I remember he was very ambitious for the strade stage in the Giro 2011 but punctured out of the lead group with around 20k to go I think.
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Old 12-16-12, 10:32
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True, but in my opinion Qatar is too risky for small climbers. Very nervous racing and lots of crashes. Definitely not worth the risk.

Strade Bianche should suit him perfectly with his MTB background. I remember he was very ambitious for the strade stage in the Giro 2011 but punctured out of the lead group with around 20k to go I think.
He rode the Giro? Missed that.
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