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Old 02-04-13, 23:51
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Talansky might do well here.

It really depends on who is here to race and who is here to train.
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Old 02-05-13, 00:01
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I expect Taaramäe to do well here , he seems to have one of the best mix of TT/climbing out of the possible winners here and i expect him to go for the victory , although he may be here just to train and help someone like Le Mevel.
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Old 02-05-13, 00:03
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JTL raced this well last year, france 2/3 covering this again?
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Old 02-05-13, 00:29
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The real question is, who will drop out first? Hushovd vs. Schleck, head-to-head.
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Old 02-05-13, 07:30
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Thomas Dekker himself uses this name on his FB page, so I guess it's his official nickname. Still it refers more to his good old days, since his return we've yet to see the diesel become Turbo. Vaughters seems optimistic though.
I don't know who came up with that name, but even Herbert Dijkstra used it back then. Keep in mind that TD was the prodigy of Dutch cycling, the guy who was gonna win the Tour.
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Old 02-05-13, 08:01
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Oh the ITT is 24 km didnt see that, that seems a bit long for a 2.1 race. Good thing there are a lot of other good riders who dont really have a good time trial in the legs, so that could mean other stages might get more animated.
The TT finishes at Mont Saint Clair, Im guessing that's a climb.

http://www.letourmed.fr/2-parcours-2...prefecture.pdf

The itinerary says something about average 15% (Sorry my French is very limited.) That means it's not for the specialist.
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Old 02-05-13, 08:09
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The TT finishes at Mont Saint Clair, Im guessing that's a climb.

http://www.letourmed.fr/2-parcours-2...prefecture.pdf

The itinerary says something about average 15% (Sorry my French is very limited.) That means it's not for the specialist.
Do not know what it says in French, I have no French.

However is this the climb
http://www.climbbybike.com/climb.asp...ountainID=6988
If so then 2.5km at 6.9%
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Old 02-05-13, 08:12
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It's a really interesting ITT as it will be very exposed along the coast there - that's where HTC + Armstrong stole a march in the '09 Tour. With a climb to the finish too, there could be some big gaps in that ITT.
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Old 02-05-13, 08:14
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It's more or less the reverse to the Tour stage last year...
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Old 02-05-13, 08:59
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I don't know who came up with that name, but even Herbert Dijkstra used it back then. Keep in mind that TD was the prodigy of Dutch cycling, the guy who was gonna win the Tour.
Well, I wasn't even watching cycling that much back then, not even the Tour. I have never seen Dekker in his 'End Boss'-like form, only the turned down version of 2009 and later.
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