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12 Feb 2013 18:27

BlenJones2 wrote:That Demol quote suggests Sagan gained 9 seconds in 500 metres on the front group?


5 seconds.
Ryo Hazuki wrote:horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato


The Hitch wrote:Goss will woop boonens candy a[color="Black"]ss[/color] in a sprint he cares about, any day of the week
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12 Feb 2013 18:28

Ryo Hazuki wrote:according to el calimero he is a boring wheelsucker :confused:


99% of his wins are gained in much the same way as Purito gains his wins. ;)

Only Sagan can also win on a flat sprint.
Ryo Hazuki wrote:horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato


The Hitch wrote:Goss will woop boonens candy a[color="Black"]ss[/color] in a sprint he cares about, any day of the week
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12 Feb 2013 18:36

Looking forward to highlights tomorrow, we will finally know what really happened :)

by the way

STAGE COMBATIVITY STANDING
Result after stage 2

Total distance covered: 146 km


Standing Rider Rider number bib Team
1. HERNANDEZ BLAZQUEZ Jesus 44 TEAM SAXO-TINKOFF
2. IMPEY Daryl 105 ORICA GREENEDGE
3. NOCENTINI Rinaldo 118 AG2R LA MONDIALE

has to be a mistaked because there is no mention of Jesus in the Saxo report :confused:

and the BOTD guys nowhere to be seen
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12 Feb 2013 18:52

Ryo Hazuki wrote:according to el calimero he is a boring wheelsucker :confused:


Yeah:D:D...I'm looking forward how he will "wheelsuck" Boonen in Ronde,that belgian doesnt stand a chance:o
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12 Feb 2013 18:59

ILovecycling wrote:Yeah:D:D...I'm looking forward how he will "wheelsuck" Boonen in Ronde,that belgian doesnt stand a chance:o


He will most likely wheelsuck Cancellara. ;)
Ryo Hazuki wrote:horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato


The Hitch wrote:Goss will woop boonens candy a[color="Black"]ss[/color] in a sprint he cares about, any day of the week
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12 Feb 2013 19:08

theyoungest wrote:He already has 21 seconds to Contador. He'll win tomorrow's stage as well, maybe once again with a small gap.


Sorry had 11 seconds in my mind :o
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12 Feb 2013 19:16

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12 Feb 2013 19:17

El Pistolero wrote:Like I already said, this time loss is very comparable to times lost in previous years on similar stages. And he still did great in the classic those years. Boonen is not a climber, no one that weights over 80kg should be able to climb.

8% at 1.6 miles is definitely out of Boonen's capabilities.


Tell that to Thor.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sy8WD1Uf1sk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV_0WmykH7E
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12 Feb 2013 19:35


Great vid! A shame that there was no video of the last 25 km :(
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12 Feb 2013 19:38

Netserk wrote:Great vid! A shame that there was no video of the last 25 km :(

Especially since that was the only interesting part.
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12 Feb 2013 19:39



two times almost for Vino there :(
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12 Feb 2013 19:49

del1962 wrote:How can contador have been caught on the descent when at least 3 other riders were over the final climb before him though.


Sounds like those three(Nibs, Elmiger, Gallopin) were behind him over the top.

Nibs:

"All the overall contenders marked and followed each other carefully," Nibali said after stage 2.

"We were all watching each other on the climb; me, Froome, Contador and Evans. To be honest Contador seemed to be the strongest. Going over the top he was impressive. He accelerated hard over the top of the climb, showing he that little bit extra than everyone else."

"I got back on to Contador on the descent after he attacked over the top of the climb," he said of what happened, revealing the cut and thrust of the finale.

"The descent was fast and then Tony Gallopin attacked with about two kilometres to go at the roundabout. It was a clever move, and I saw that the others were looking around, so I went for it too and joined up with him. Then the other rider (Elmiger) joined us."

"Unfortunately, then Pete did an amazing ride, as he often does. He went for it with about a kilometre to go, got across to us and then went again with 500 metres to go, leaving us behind. We were in the red, there was nothing we could do to stop him winning."
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12 Feb 2013 20:22

glad to hear my man Nibali is attacking-as usual- & Contador too. Thursday is going to be really interesting:)
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12 Feb 2013 20:29

jaylew wrote:Sounds like those three(Nibs, Elmiger, Gallopin) were behind him over the top.

Nibs:

"All the overall contenders marked and followed each other carefully," Nibali said after stage 2.

"We were all watching each other on the climb; me, Froome, Contador and Evans. To be honest Contador seemed to be the strongest. Going over the top he was impressive. He accelerated hard over the top of the climb, showing he that little bit extra than everyone else."

Contador
"In the first climb there were no attacks, but people in the second set to beat and there was some movement. Though the climb was short and I was fine I decided to test with the intention of seeing mostly feelings,"
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12 Feb 2013 20:33

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12 Feb 2013 20:48

Lanark wrote:Very slim.


Contador can tell you.

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12 Feb 2013 20:50

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12 Feb 2013 20:58

will10 wrote:Sagan. Wow. Just wow.


I cant find a way that how he's not going to win MSR, he's just ridiculous :o
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12 Feb 2013 21:03



Thanks for the videos, very impressive by Sagan. Love 2:16, passing the other guys sitting on the top tube, then just blowing by the next group like they were standing still. :D
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