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19 Oct 2017 13:52

Kyllingen86 wrote:I was just wondering how people rate the downhill-finishes.

Stage 10: Downhill to Le Grand Bornand
Stage 15: Pic de Nore downhill
Stage 16: Downhill to Bagneres-de-Luchon
Stage 19. Downhill to Laruns

How technically demanding are they?

I like 3 of them. Pic de Nore downhill won't make a difference. Too far from the finish.
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04 Nov 2017 09:39

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJL3GO4lvfA they should let portet as it is,unpaved
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04 Nov 2017 12:34

capuldemetal wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJL3GO4lvfA they should let portet as it is,unpaved


During the video, the last rider to speak said that they are going to pave the whole climb sadly...
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11 Nov 2017 06:53

Chrispol wrote:
capuldemetal wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJL3GO4lvfA they should let portet as it is,unpaved


During the video, the last rider to speak said that they are going to pave the whole climb sadly...



on parlamento ciclista one user said that they won't do it after all.they have in plan to make it as their colle delle finestre.
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Re: Tour de France 2018 Rumours

26 Dec 2017 11:04

According to L'Equipe, Fortuneo, Cofidis and Direct Energie will be at the start of the 2018 Tour de France. The last wildcard will likely go to Wanty-Gobert, not to Vital Concept (Coquard's team). The official announcement by ASO at the end of January.

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27 Dec 2017 22:11

Seems logical to me.

Anyway, this is about 2019 but La Dernière Heure says that Le Grand Départ will feature a stage across Flanders and Walloon roads on Saturday, and a team time trial on Sunday.
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28 Dec 2017 08:43

When will GT organisers learn not to put ITT's on weekends - ITT's and flat stages are a no-no for weekends.
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28 Dec 2017 08:49

You have to close less roads, theres less traffic in the weekends, more people can go to Brussels and they'll see riders fly by them on multiple occasions. Start and finish are more likely to be crowded. More chances to get your city on screen.

I don't like it either but it's not that hard to see why organisers do it.
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08 Jan 2018 14:32

Wildcard selection as expected. Happy for Wanty! :)

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https://twitter.com/LeTour/status/950368362256887808
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08 Jan 2018 15:11

Wanty deserved it. Vital get a chance to prove their mettle for 2019. They will have to focus on Europe tour at this stage, but they still get the Dauphiné anyway.
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08 Jan 2018 15:19

Coquard must be soooo annoyed. But it was to be expected. Cofidis (even more with the addition of the Herrada bros), Direct Energie and Fortuneo were obvious picks and Wanty demonstrated last year that they really know how to animate a race. Seems pretty faire to me!
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08 Jan 2018 16:06

Cofidis are so over-rated - Do 2 GT's a year for little reward.
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08 Jan 2018 16:08

Jesus Herrada, Dani Navarro and Nacer Bouhanni is more than enough for a Tour IMO.
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13 Jan 2018 20:51

yaco wrote:Cofidis are so over-rated - Do 2 GT's a year for little reward.


Vuelta organizers are probably still living the era when Moncoutie was in the team and winning KOM every year.
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13 Jan 2018 22:05

Finn84 wrote:
yaco wrote:Cofidis are so over-rated - Do 2 GT's a year for little reward.


Vuelta organizers are probably still living the era when Moncoutie was in the team and winning KOM every year.


Their sponsor buys their invites through sponsorship of the Vuelta. It sucks that they take up two GT slots when really they should be grateful for one, but that’s how the sport works. ASO/Unipublic are if anything a bit less crass about selling wildcards than RCS.
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