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80ª Volta a Portugal em Bicicleta (1 a 12 de Agosto de 2018)

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80ª Volta a Portugal em Bicicleta (1 a 12 de Agosto de 2018)

29 Jul 2018 09:47

Setúbal › Setúbal (1.8k)
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Alcácer do Sal › Albufeira (191.8k)
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Beja › Portalegre (195.3k)
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Sertã › Oliveira do Hospital (175.9k)
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Guarda › Penhas da Saúde (171.4k)
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Sabugal › Viseu (191.7k)
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Sernancelhe › Boticas (165.4k)
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Montalegre › Santa Luzia (Viana do Castelo)
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Barcelos › Braga (147.6k)
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Felgueiras › S. da Graça (Mondim de Basto) (155.2k)
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Fafe › Fafe (17.3k) - CRI
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29 Jul 2018 09:57

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us. Balarcón seems to be in splendid form after crushing everyone in the Grande Premio a week ago. His schedule has been a lot lighter than last year too, he is as fresh as they come. I can see a new record on Senhora de Graça coming. Feel like we'll finally get that big showdown with Gustavo Veloso too. He has actually been decent in prep. races this year. Watch out! Can't forget about the legendary tridente of Sporting though. Nocentini, Brandão, Marque > Valverde, Quintana, Landa. Vicente Garcia de Mateos tested positive a short while ago, but is allowed to race as his provisional suspension has been lifted, great news! Brace yourselves, we're about to enter the twilight zone.
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29 Jul 2018 09:57

1.8 km long prologue? :D Expected 2 minutes of exerted effort. Love it!
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29 Jul 2018 10:01

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29 Jul 2018 10:04

Shame theres no Lokosphinx here. Strakhov would've made swiss cheese out of this race.
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29 Jul 2018 10:09

No Senhora da Graca this year?

Edit: Nevermind, I missed the stage.

Looking forward to some w52 action, it's a shame that the Torre stage is too early on in the race.
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29 Jul 2018 10:14

burning wrote:Looking forward to some w52 action, it's a shame that the Torre stage is too early on in the race.

It's about the same distance from the finish as it was last year. The day we saw the greatest show on earth.

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1 ANTUNES Amaro Manuel W52/FC Porto 4:56:55
2 ALARCÓN Raúl W52/FC Porto ,,
3 NEILANDS Krists Israel Cycling Academy 1:28
4 GARCIA DE MATEOS Vicente Louletano - Hospital de Loulé 4:41
5 NOCENTINI Rinaldo Sporting Clube de Portugal/Tavira 4:44
6 BENTA Joao Radio Popular Boavista 4:48
7 MARQUE Alejandro Sporting Clube de Portugal/Tavira 4:50
8 CASIMIRO Henrique Efapel ,,
9 SANCHO Hugo LA Aluminios-Metalusa 4:57
10 RODRIGUES David Miguel Costa Radio Popular Boavista 5:07
11 CARVALHO Antonio W52/FC Porto 5:09
12 BIZKARRA Mikel Euskadi Basque Country - Murias 5:12
13 SCHELLING Patrick Team Vorarlberg 5:15
14 PAULINHO Sérgio Efapel 5:22
15 SILIN Egor Radio Popular Boavista 5:47
16 FONTE César LA Aluminios-Metalusa 15:23
17 GOMES Luis Radio Popular Boavista ,,
18 AFONSO Luis LA Aluminios-Metalusa ,,
19 THURAU Bjorn Kuwait - Cartucho.es ,,
20 DEL PINO Jesus Efapel ,,
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29 Jul 2018 10:25

DNP-Old wrote:
burning wrote:Looking forward to some w52 action, it's a shame that the Torre stage is too early on in the race.

It's about the same distance from the finish as it was last year. The day we saw the greatest show on earth.

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1 ANTUNES Amaro Manuel W52/FC Porto 4:56:55
2 ALARCÓN Raúl W52/FC Porto ,,
3 NEILANDS Krists Israel Cycling Academy 1:28
4 GARCIA DE MATEOS Vicente Louletano - Hospital de Loulé 4:41
5 NOCENTINI Rinaldo Sporting Clube de Portugal/Tavira 4:44
6 BENTA Joao Radio Popular Boavista 4:48
7 MARQUE Alejandro Sporting Clube de Portugal/Tavira 4:50
8 CASIMIRO Henrique Efapel ,,
9 SANCHO Hugo LA Aluminios-Metalusa 4:57
10 RODRIGUES David Miguel Costa Radio Popular Boavista 5:07
11 CARVALHO Antonio W52/FC Porto 5:09
12 BIZKARRA Mikel Euskadi Basque Country - Murias 5:12
13 SCHELLING Patrick Team Vorarlberg 5:15
14 PAULINHO Sérgio Efapel 5:22
15 SILIN Egor Radio Popular Boavista 5:47
16 FONTE César LA Aluminios-Metalusa 15:23
17 GOMES Luis Radio Popular Boavista ,,
18 AFONSO Luis LA Aluminios-Metalusa ,,
19 THURAU Bjorn Kuwait - Cartucho.es ,,
20 DEL PINO Jesus Efapel ,,


Ah, I meant in terms of the date of the stage. This carnage happened the day before the final TT.
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29 Jul 2018 12:42

Heard a Norwegian team is going there, oh boy are they going to get schorced.
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29 Jul 2018 16:06

Finally some real cycling after that ridiculous circus in France...
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29 Jul 2018 16:20

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29 Jul 2018 18:14

DNP-Old wrote:The most wonderful time of the year is upon us. Balarcón seems to be in splendid form after crushing everyone in the Grande Premio a week ago. His schedule has been a lot lighter than last year too, he is as fresh as they come. I can see a new record on Senhora de Graça coming. Feel like we'll finally get that big showdown with Gustavo Veloso too. He has actually been decent in prep. races this year. Watch out! Can't forget about the legendary tridente of Sporting though. Nocentini, Brandão, Marque > Valverde, Quintana, Landa. Vicente Garcia de Mateos tested positive a short while ago, but is allowed to race as his provisional suspension has been lifted, great news! Brace yourselves, we're about to enter the twilight zone.

That's the way to go, a proper post to get hyped for the race, I really want to see a big showdown between Alarcon, Veloso and Brandão. :cool:
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29 Jul 2018 18:19

The Volta, classic race! Let`s see some real climbing and high VAM´s!
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Re: 80ª Volta a Portugal em Bicicleta (1 a 12 de Agosto de 2

29 Jul 2018 21:08

It might be kinda interesting the Portalegre and Boticas stages. No idea who to cheer for this year, I liked Amaro last year...

Probably Frederico Figueiredo and David Rodrigues, 2 cool guys
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30 Jul 2018 05:10

Hakkapelit wrote:Heard a Norwegian team is going there, oh boy are they going to get schorced.


Yep, the boys from Team Coop might get a surprise or two.

Edit - see that a certain winner yesterday, Alexander Kristoff is a joint owner (together with Njål Østerhus & Erik Johan Sæbø)
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30 Jul 2018 12:03

On the estrangeiro teams, look out for the young Victor Niño - at 45 he should just be coming into peak years for this race!

More reasonably, I am looking forward to seeing how Fernando Barceló and Sérgio Samitier get on for Euskadi-Murias against the August machines. It's like the Tour but without the guilt or the pretence.

On the national teams, Joni will be out for revenge after being forced to miss last year's event, García de Mateos was fantastic last season and oh who am I kidding W52 are going to steamroller everybody.
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Re: 80ª Volta a Portugal em Bicicleta (1 a 12 de Agosto de 2

30 Jul 2018 13:54

It's like the Tour but without the guilt or the pretence.


Brilliant! :D
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Re: 80ª Volta a Portugal em Bicicleta (1 a 12 de Agosto de 2

30 Jul 2018 14:17

Robert5091 wrote:
It's like the Tour but without the guilt or the pretence.


Brilliant! :D

It's a funny race bit if we want to post without the guilt or pretence I might move this race thread to the clinic :o
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Re: 80ª Volta a Portugal em Bicicleta (1 a 12 de Agosto de 2

30 Jul 2018 14:35

Red Rick wrote:
Robert5091 wrote:
It's like the Tour but without the guilt or the pretence.


Brilliant! :D

It's a funny race bit if we want to post without the guilt or pretence I might move this race thread to the clinic :o
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30 Jul 2018 15:04

Libertine Seguros wrote:On the estrangeiro teams, look out for the young Victor Niño - at 45 he should just be coming into peak years for this race!

More reasonably, I am looking forward to seeing how Fernando Barceló and Sérgio Samitier get on for Euskadi-Murias against the August machines. It's like the Tour but without the guilt or the pretence.

On the national teams, Joni will be out for revenge after being forced to miss last year's event, García de Mateos was fantastic last season and oh who am I kidding W52 are going to steamroller everybody.

Samitier and Barcelo both have been (pre-)selected to ride l'Avenir with the Spanish national team. I'm afraid they'll have to look for two others after this one.
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