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09 Feb 2018 10:51

Velolover2 wrote:He only needed one second more to make it.

I think he ended up 20 seconds or so behind Colbrelli. Seems like most here underestimated that last ramp.
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09 Feb 2018 10:51

McNulty started to go hard way too early, he completely underestimated the last climb. He was giving it his all at the flamme rouge, and there's no way he can going at his threshold for that long with a 17% ramp at the end.

Also to the cn live ticker: Brabantse Pijl is slightly bigger than a hatta dam sprint
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09 Feb 2018 10:52

Baldinger wrote:A bit too steep for Cort.

No. Actually perfect for him compared to the other sprinters.

But Colbrelli is apperently the best on those.
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09 Feb 2018 10:54

Jagartrott wrote:
Velolover2 wrote:He only needed one second more to make it.

I think he ended up 20 seconds or so behind Colbrelli. Seems like most here underestimated that last ramp.

I think he didn't even bother to pedal after getting catch. Getting catch in the last 50m must be terrible.
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09 Feb 2018 10:57

Velolover2 wrote:
Baldinger wrote:A bit too steep for Cort.

No. Actually perfect for him compared to the other sprinters.

But Colbrelli is apperently the best on those.


Yes, looking at the replay, he's coming from way behind
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09 Feb 2018 11:00

BalearicBeats wrote:
Velolover2 wrote:
Baldinger wrote:A bit too steep for Cort.

No. Actually perfect for him compared to the other sprinters.

But Colbrelli is apperently the best on those.


Yes, looking at the replay, he's coming from way behind

Don't think he could have beaten Colbrelli who looked like he was the strongest, but those types of finishes are perfect for him. Better than flatter sprints.
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09 Feb 2018 11:04

Brullnux wrote:McNulty started to go hard way too early, he completely underestimated the last climb. He was giving it his all at the flamme rouge, and there's no way he can going at his threshold for that long with a 17% ramp at the end.

Also to the cn live ticker: Brabantse Pijl is slightly bigger than a hatta dam sprint

And so is a Paris-Nice stage.
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09 Feb 2018 11:11

Colbrelli isn't the fastest rider but he can hold a sprint for damn long. He is almost a puncheur.
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09 Feb 2018 13:39

BMC riders were seventh, ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth and sixteenth on today's stage. Impressive in a strange way.
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09 Feb 2018 13:50

Dam that was great drama.
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09 Feb 2018 14:24

Broccolidwarf wrote:
Krokro wrote:How can you favour Kittel or Cav for tommorow's stage when there's Colbrelli, Cort or even Degenkolb for that finish?


Wow, now I feel dumb I didn't read your post before writing :D


Haha it's fine, it happens many times to me.

Great stage today. What a nice finale with McNulty drama. I really rooted for him until the end. As expected Colbrelli WAY ahead. Cort Nielsen with an impressive come back. Just look from where he starts on the last turn. Great form, Im happy to see him at this level. Roosen also interestingly here.
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09 Feb 2018 15:07

I wonder what’s up with Degenkolb....
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09 Feb 2018 15:53

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09 Feb 2018 15:57

Jspear wrote:I wonder what’s up with Degenkolb....


I was curious as well, given that he looked good in his first few races in Spain.
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09 Feb 2018 16:01

Just watched a video of the finish, was that Van Hooydonck who'd passed out at the finish? BMC rider in white... didn't look good...
Aka The Ginger One.
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09 Feb 2018 17:10

Nice sprinter lineup. wrong place, wrong time.
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09 Feb 2018 17:35

That finish is just stupid
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09 Feb 2018 17:50

rick james wrote:That finish is just stupid


Why would it be more stupid than another race? It's just a small uphill finish inbetween 4 other pan-flat stages. That sounds rather good to me.
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Re: Dubai Tour 2018

09 Feb 2018 19:05

Does anybody remember Euskaltel? Those were Basque lads in orange, which loved breakaways and crashes. That uphill stage to the dam got me very nostalgic as there was both an orange shirt crashing out at the back of the peloton and an orange shirt dogfightning the peloton at the front. Sad, that this young and very talented McNulty guy cracked in the last 100m but for a Dubai Tour stage i found this one genuinely interesting. Hope to see you more in the future mr. McNulty.
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10 Feb 2018 11:29

Viviani master class
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