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Old 01-16-13, 22:53
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The warning given to team managers over night. This is why the stages aren't 200+ km long

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Old 01-16-13, 23:34
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At Stage 1 there is a little uphill finish and before its a bit hilly.
Do you think, its enough, to be good to Rojas and Boasson?
Or no Problem to guys like Greipel, Guardini, Demare, Goss, Kittel etc?
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Old 01-17-13, 02:34
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At Stage 1 there is a little uphill finish and before its a bit hilly.
Do you think, its enough, to be good to Rojas and Boasson?
Or no Problem to guys like Greipel, Guardini, Demare, Goss, Kittel etc?
It is not that hilly. The profile exaggerates the difficult of the circuits in stage 1.
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Old 01-17-13, 03:52
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Goss will win, or at least i hope so, for him and my CQ squad.

Demare could go well on that stage too.
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Old 01-18-13, 06:12
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Planning to be at stages 1,2,3 and 5. Weather looks pretty good.

Stage 1 likely a sprint finish, unless a large group gets away on Checkers Hill

Still think a strong climber/good descender can grab the lead on stage 2 (sorry Andy). (who could that be? Nibali, Valverde, Sanchez, Evans all not here, any ideas?)

Saw the Argos team training on the Stirling loop today - watch out for Will Clarke on Stage 3!
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Old 01-18-13, 08:15
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Still think a strong climber/good descender can grab the lead on stage 2 (sorry Andy). (who could that be? Nibali, Valverde, Sanchez, Evans all not here, any ideas?)
Gilbert and perhaps EBH could be in the mix.
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Old 01-18-13, 09:18
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Gilbert and perhaps EBH could be in the mix.
Think the climb may be a bit much for EBH, not sure about PG.

Just reviewed the start list, here is who I would watch: CAS, DeGendt, Moreno, Rohan Dennis (he's a local), ?Kash or Iglinsky?, Simon Clarke.

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Old 01-18-13, 09:54
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Think the climb may be a bit much for EBH, not sure about PG.

Just reviewed the start list, here is who I would watch: CAS, DeGendt, Moreno, Rohan Dennis (he's a local), ?Kash or Iglinsky?, Simon Clarke.
Could be too hard and not enough road to get the time back. Good stage design.

CAS lacks explosiveness and is a poor descender, can't see him win the stage.
Maybe Kelderman.
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Old 01-18-13, 09:59
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Think the climb may be a bit much for EBH, not sure about PG.
Probably, but most climbers would have to be quite far ahead of him over the top to not be caught on the descent. Unless it's Gilbert in front I think he should be able to catch up with everyone downhill.
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Maybe Kelderman.
Slagter would be better; he's very punchy.

Don't know if Slagter is a good descender though.....
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