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Volta ao Algarve, 15-19/02 (2.HC)

13 Feb 2017 11:32

Stage 1 Albufeira › Lagos (183 km)
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Stage 2 Lagoa › Alto da Fóia (189 km)
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Stage 3 Sagres › Sagres ITT (18 km)
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Stage 4 Almodôvar › Tavira (203 km)
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Stage 5 Loulé › Malhão (179 km)
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http://www.procyclingstats.com/race/Volta_ao_Algarve_em_Bicicleta_2017_Startlist

Katusha with a Panzer-Squad.
Cavendish v. Gaviria v. Greipel v. Démare v. Bouhanni v. Groenewegen.
Might be a really good chance for the youngsters like Bico, Mas, Herklotz, Carapaz or Guerreiro.
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13 Feb 2017 12:45

Just found out that Eurosport has live coverage this year. Gonna be a nice week of cycling!
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13 Feb 2017 13:30

amaro antunes FTW
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13 Feb 2017 15:03

Rogla to tear this race apart :D
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13 Feb 2017 15:07

Stages 1 and 4 for Gaviria? :p
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13 Feb 2017 19:20

carolina wrote:amaro antunes FTW


I second this.

Hope he breaks esta merda toda.
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13 Feb 2017 20:30

BigMac wrote:
carolina wrote:amaro antunes FTW


I second this.

Hope he breaks esta merda toda.

:D :D :D
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14 Feb 2017 00:01

hahaha
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14 Feb 2017 06:42

Forca amaro antunes
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14 Feb 2017 09:37

jens_attacks wrote:Forca amaro antunes


You have to use "ç", or you are wishing Amaro to be hanged. :D :p
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14 Feb 2017 11:38

So many teams brought just a sprint train, what the heck. Amaro Antunes must be the fave.
Alberto we love you
on the road
you don't need to say this stuff
we saw you on the road
you blessed us with 9 great shows
let's not argue the toss about the official count
you are much bigger than that
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14 Feb 2017 12:18

Interesting to follow younger guys like Gaudu, Enric Mas, Mads Würts, Movistar youngsters and Guerreiro. I expect Daniel Martin vs. Roglic for the win but I look more forward to the sprints.
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14 Feb 2017 12:38

The parcours would be perfect for a Kwiatkowski in any kind of shape but it doesn't seem like he's got any at the moment. In fact it's a very lackluster field this year, but that makes the GC wide open. I'd expect Roglic, Castroviejo, Sanchez, Cummings and Tony Martin to fight it out with Moscon and Gallopin as dark horses.
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14 Feb 2017 12:43

It would be so cool if the finish in Tavira was in the velodrome. The stage end so close to it.
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14 Feb 2017 17:28

Hugo Koblet wrote:The parcours would be perfect for a Kwiatkowski in any kind of shape but it doesn't seem like he's got any at the moment. In fact it's a very lackluster field this year, but that makes the GC wide open. I'd expect Roglic, Castroviejo, Sanchez, Cummings and Tony Martin to fight it out with Moscon and Gallopin as dark horses.


If you only look at climbers maybe.
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14 Feb 2017 18:00

Hugo Koblet wrote:The parcours would be perfect for a Kwiatkowski in any kind of shape but it doesn't seem like he's got any at the moment. In fact it's a very lackluster field this year, but that makes the GC wide open. I'd expect Roglic, Castroviejo, Sanchez, Cummings and Tony Martin to fight it out with Moscon and Gallopin as dark horses.

There are also a lot of others who have a decent chance to top 5. Astana have several decent riders with a good TT in addition to Sanchez. The locals will be there or thereabouts with Antunes, Brandao and Machado if he has any form. Spilak is there if it rains, and Benoot can perform in this field. It's also a good chance for the young guns to get a good result: Mas, Guerreiro, Roson, Foliforov, Reyes, and especially Geoghegan Hart.

Actually, it's more interesting than if Contador or Porte just showed up and bossed everyone.
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14 Feb 2017 18:49

Antunes will crush it ! :razz:
I hope Enric Mas can show a good performance here as well.
Primoz Roglic is also one of the big favourites if he can combine climbing and TT in the same race.
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14 Feb 2017 19:01

LaFlorecita wrote:So many teams brought just a sprint train, what the heck. Amaro Antunes must be the fave.


TT will be a problem, though. I'm just hoping he wins a stage. Overall is gonna be difficult.
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14 Feb 2017 19:17

Squire wrote:
Hugo Koblet wrote:The parcours would be perfect for a Kwiatkowski in any kind of shape but it doesn't seem like he's got any at the moment. In fact it's a very lackluster field this year, but that makes the GC wide open. I'd expect Roglic, Castroviejo, Sanchez, Cummings and Tony Martin to fight it out with Moscon and Gallopin as dark horses.

There are also a lot of others who have a decent chance to top 5. Astana have several decent riders with a good TT in addition to Sanchez. The locals will be there or thereabouts with Antunes, Brandao and Machado if he has any form. Spilak is there if it rains, and Benoot can perform in this field. It's also a good chance for the young guns to get a good result: Mas, Guerreiro, Roson, Foliforov, Reyes, and especially Geoghegan Hart.

Actually, it's more interesting than if Contador or Porte just showed up and bossed everyone.

Yeah for sure, I think we're in for a very good and close race.
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14 Feb 2017 22:25

Hugo Koblet wrote:The parcours would be perfect for a Kwiatkowski in any kind of shape but it doesn't seem like he's got any at the moment. In fact it's a very lackluster field this year, but that makes the GC wide open. I'd expect Roglic, Castroviejo, Sanchez, Cummings and Tony Martin to fight it out with Moscon and Gallopin as dark horses.



Maybe you didn;t watch Valencia where Dan Martin climbed better thna most yet had no form ....or maybe you didn;t watch Catalunya last year when he beat all the field on stage 3 including Quintana , Contdor and Porte

That you could list the above and not include Dan Martin is the usual blinkered bias on here

Read this and learn mate

http://www.stickybottle.com/latest-news/dan-martin-gunning-for-overall-glory-in-hilly-volta-ao-algarve/
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