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Old 02-08-13, 19:57
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Default 2013 Volta ao Algarve (14th-17th February), 2.1

Etapa 1: Faro - Albufeira, 198,8 km



Etapa 2: Lagoa - Lagoa, 195 km



Etapa 3: Portimão - Alto do Malhão, 193 km



Etapa 4: Castro Marim - Tavira, 34,8 km (Contrarrelógio individual)



Teams

Blanco Pro Cycling (Bos, Kelderman, Kruijswijk)
Euskaltel-Euskadi (Mestre)
Movistar Team (Costa)
Omega Pharma-Quick Step (Cavendish, Martin, Chavanel)
RadioShack-Leopard (Machado, Klöden)
Team Saxo-Tinkoff
Sky (Henao, Uran)
Vacansoleil-DCM (De Gendt, Westra)
Caja Rural
Colombia
Team Katusha (Kolobnev, Menchov)
Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
UnitedHealthcare
Carmim-Tavira
Efapel-Glassdrive
LA Alumínios-Antarte
Louletano-Dunas Douradas
OFM-Quinta da Lixa
Rádio Popular-Onda
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Go Klodi!!! A good course for him if he has rediscovered his time trialling legs over the off season :-)
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Gotta give Cav credit. The guy got a bit of catch up to do after '12. A race with 1 or two flat stages? No problem, Cav will come along and clean up.

Anyway, Tony Martin FTW by a distance.
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if martin has his 2011 climbing legs he is by far the too favourite, only way he could lose this is by losing over 2 minutes on malhão.
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if martin has his 2011 climbing legs he is by far the too favourite, only way he could lose this is by losing over 2 minutes on malhão.
do we have any details of the climb?
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iirc malhão is something like 3k at 9%, maybe a bit shorter so it's more a hill then a proper climb.

it's a shame to see this race having so many financial problems every year. if they had some money they could certainly use other better climbs in that area as well.
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Cav's doing a crazy amount of early season racing.

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iirc malhão is something like 3k at 9%, maybe a bit shorter so it's more a hill then a proper climb.

it's a shame to see this race having so many financial problems every year. if they had some money they could certainly use other better climbs in that area as well.
I like stage 3, these hills are enough if the riders wants to race. However the balance overall... not good.
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i really don't understand why the hell did they add a full 10km to the itt
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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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