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25 May 2017 09:04

The guys in my club are a bit concerned about the scorching 23 degree temperatures they'll have in Donegal today. Reminds me of doing a 10k in Dublin years ago - it was 22 degrees and the announcer at the start told us it was too hot so we should forget about running personal bests. We're not really built for heat in Ireland.
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25 May 2017 15:07

Van der Poel just won the 2nd stage of the Belgium Tour, beating Gilbert and Van Aert on a reduced sprint after the race exploded on the Kemmelberg.

BAM!
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25 May 2017 16:22

Zinoviev Letter wrote:
yaco wrote:Storer must still be a chance to win GC if one or two of the remaining stages are hilly enough - In saying that he has limited team support.


It's not impossible. The Ras is generally very wildly raced, often very windy, and anyone in the top 14 (those within 1:30) still has some kind of reasonable chance. Stage 6 is the other very hilly stage, so in Storey's case that's probably his best opportunity. But today he killed the field on the Mamore Gap, which is short and brutal and much easier to create a big separation on than most of the stage 6 hills. It is hard to see him getting another gap like today, which is probably what he needs as a lot of the other decent climbers are still ahead of him on GC. Then again, he does have the TT ability to make big inroads if he gets clear so you never know.


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25 May 2017 20:10

Ricco' wrote:Van der Poel just won the 2nd stage of the Belgium Tour, beating Gilbert and Van Aert on a reduced sprint after the race exploded on the Kemmelberg.

BAM!


Gilbert and Van Aert participated in the Golden Kilometer at 13km from the finish-line however.

Gilbert already in the lead. Tomorrow is a time trial, he has 16 seconds over Tony Martin.
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28 May 2017 12:18

Yesterday:
-Lammertink wins in Belgium, Neopro Cavagna in yellow
-Eddy won in the Tour de Fjords, he will most likely take the GC from Van Gestel (winner stage 1) since only 5 secs seperate the two now.
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28 May 2017 13:37

Really nice Belgium Tour for Ruben Guerreiro, hopefully he'll secured the top-10 gc classification.

But he really needs to improve his ITT, with his height (1,78m) he should be way better.
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28 May 2017 13:42

Depends on build though, you've got tall spindly climbers like José María Jiménez and Andy Schleck who were every bit as bad against the clock as you'd expect.
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28 May 2017 13:56

Libertine Seguros wrote:Depends on build though, you've got tall spindly climbers like José María Jiménez and Andy Schleck who were every bit as bad against the clock as you'd expect.

That's true Libertine, but last year he manage to get a 2nd place on Mont Blanc ITT just behind Adrien Costa, obviously the field of the race he's completely different compared to the level his racing now, but makes me have some hope in the future.
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28 May 2017 14:18

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Libertine Seguros wrote:Depends on build though, you've got tall spindly climbers like José María Jiménez and Andy Schleck who were every bit as bad against the clock as you'd expect.

That's true Libertine, but last year he manage to get a 2nd place on Mont Blanc ITT just behind Adrien Costa, obviously the field of the race he's completely different compared to the level his racing now, but makes me have some hope in the future.


That was an uphill TT as far as I remember
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28 May 2017 14:27

Libertine Seguros wrote:Depends on build though, you've got tall spindly climbers like José María Jiménez and Andy Schleck who were every bit as bad against the clock as you'd expect.

Andy's TT is criminally underrated on this forum.
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28 May 2017 14:33

Hugo87 wrote:
Libertine Seguros wrote:Depends on build though, you've got tall spindly climbers like José María Jiménez and Andy Schleck who were every bit as bad against the clock as you'd expect.

That's true Libertine, but last year he manage to get a 2nd place on Mont Blanc ITT just behind Adrien Costa, obviously the field of the race he's completely different compared to the level his racing now, but makes me have some hope in the future.

A Mont Blanc TT probably also wasn't that flat..
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28 May 2017 14:35

Yeah just checked and it was short and hilly, so not a big indicator after all.

Probably did it even with his normal bike.
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28 May 2017 14:50

Guercilena compared him to Gilbert and Valverde at the start of the season, I doubt they're looking at him for time trials or stage races.

Meanwhile, some guy from Faroe finished 4th in a stage of the Tour of the Fjords a few days ago.
Never heard of him before. 1st or 2nd year pro at 27.
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28 May 2017 15:08

GuyIncognito wrote:Guercilena compared him to Gilbert and Valverde at the start of the season, I doubt they're looking at him for time trials or stage races.

Meanwhile, some guy from Faroe finished 4th in a stage of the Tour of the Fjords a few days ago.
Never heard of him before. 1st or 2nd year pro at 27.

Veyhe? He was 2nd yesterday too. I'd heard of him but knew nothing about him other than he was Faroese (I thought about using him on the Guess Who? game a while ago), but he has a wiki. He's won his "national" race several times but only started cycling full-time a couple of years ago as he completed his degree.
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28 May 2017 19:01

Veyhe is Faroese? Guess I should've figured it out with that name...
He's still sorta Danish, though.
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01 Jun 2017 15:33

Tour de Kumano prologue
http://www.procyclingstats.com/race/Tour_de_Kumano__2017_Prologue_Shingu

700 meters, less than a minute effort :p
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01 Jun 2017 17:35

Jempy Drucker just won the second stage in the tour of his home country. I'm more excited however about the 2nd place of Thimothy Dupont, seems like he's finally back to his old level.
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01 Jun 2017 17:58

Alexandre B. wrote:Tour de Kumano prologue
http://www.procyclingstats.com/race/Tour_de_Kumano__2017_Prologue_Shingu

700 meters, less than a minute effort :p


Not for all of them. :p
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01 Jun 2017 19:50

Johan Le Bon won the prologue of the Boucles de la Mayenne, ahead of Clément Venturini and Mathieu Van der Poel.

This year the Montaigu circuit is back, saturday should be an exciting stage!
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