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Tour of Oman (2.HC) 13.02.-18.02.2018

12 Feb 2018 11:50

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stage 1:
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stage 2:
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stage 3:
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stage 4:
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stage 5:
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stage 6:
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Re: Tour of Oman (2.HC) 13.02.-18.02.2018

12 Feb 2018 11:55

startlist

With Lopez, Kangert, Nibali, G. Izaguirre, Bettiol, GvA, Devenyns, Felline, Costa.
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12 Feb 2018 12:02

Cort will win stage 1 and 6.

And even stage 3 and 4 if raced poorly.
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12 Feb 2018 12:53

Great race which deserves a better field..
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12 Feb 2018 13:02

Velolover2 wrote:Cort will win stage 1 and 6.

And even stage 3 and 4 if raced poorly.

Cavendish, Kristoff and Bouhanni are there too.
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12 Feb 2018 13:09

Alexandre B. wrote:
Velolover2 wrote:Cort will win stage 1 and 6.

And even stage 3 and 4 if raced poorly.

Cavendish, Kristoff and Bouhanni are there too.

Ah, I see. Cav for stage 1 then but the rest of the stages are too hard for him.

Kristoff/Bouhanni can survive stage 4 as well if it is ridden conservatively. Stage 3 is more of a long uphill drag which suits Cort better than Kristoff/Bouhanni. It's him vs. GVA there.
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12 Feb 2018 13:10

Velolover2 wrote:
Alexandre B. wrote:
Velolover2 wrote:Cort will win stage 1 and 6.

And even stage 3 and 4 if raced poorly.

Cavendish, Kristoff and Bouhanni are there too.

Ah, I see. Cav for stage 1 then but the rest of the stages are too hard for him.

Kristoff/Bouhanni can survive stage 4 as well if it is ridden conservatively. Stage 3 is more of a long uphill drag which suits Cort better than Kristoff/Bouhanni. It's him vs. GVA there.


And Søren Kragh.
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12 Feb 2018 13:23

Good route as usual. Im looking forward to Superman Lopez, he showed decent form in Colombia, so he should be the favourite in a pretty weak field along with Nibz. Im also hoping for another Kragh Andersen victory.

I assume it wont be televised as usual and we have to rely on a few highlights?
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12 Feb 2018 13:54

Green Mountain is normally too steep and punchy for Superman but we are early in the season but maybe he has a chance.

You always get these odd non-climbers entering top 10 on Green Mountain.
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12 Feb 2018 14:51

WheelofGear wrote:
Green Mountain is normally too steep and punchy for Superman

What?
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12 Feb 2018 17:45

fauniera wrote:
WheelofGear wrote:
Green Mountain is normally too steep and punchy for Superman

What?

Never seen Superman been great on super steep climbs. He seems to be better if it's 7-8%.

Look no further than the Vuelta last year.
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12 Feb 2018 17:46

WheelofGear wrote:Green Mountain is normally too steep and punchy for Superman but we are early in the season but maybe he has a chance.

But he won on Kitzbuhler Horn? I'd consider that a steeper climb than Green Mountain. I think he is perfectly suited to the accelerations on Green Mountain,it is just a question if he has the form to win
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12 Feb 2018 17:50

Cav will have no lead out because team is going for GC so we will see how his train surfing is.
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12 Feb 2018 18:15

WheelofGear wrote:
fauniera wrote:
WheelofGear wrote:
Green Mountain is normally too steep and punchy for Superman

What?

Never seen Superman been great on super steep climbs. He seems to be better if it's 7-8%.

Look no further than the Vuelta last year.

I don't think steepness is an issue for Lopéz. Obviously, he is not great at 1k or 2k muritos. He is no puncheur after all, he is a climber. But on longer, steep climbs.. he is great.
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12 Feb 2018 18:22

JoeD1997 wrote:
WheelofGear wrote:Green Mountain is normally too steep and punchy for Superman but we are early in the season but maybe he has a chance.

But he won on Kitzbuhler Horn? I'd consider that a steeper climb than Green Mountain. I think he is perfectly suited to the accelerations on Green Mountain,it is just a question if he has the form to win

Against a great quantity of B-riders. Doesn't really count.

He is still better at 7-8% climbs.
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12 Feb 2018 18:23

Velolover2 wrote:
WheelofGear wrote:
fauniera wrote:
WheelofGear wrote:
Green Mountain is normally too steep and punchy for Superman

What?

Never seen Superman been great on super steep climbs. He seems to be better if it's 7-8%.

Look no further than the Vuelta last year.

I don't think steepness is an issue for Lopéz. Obviously, he is not great at 1k or 2k muritos. He is no puncheur after all, he is a climber. But on longer, steep climbs.. he is great.


Green Mountain isn't a murito? :rolleyes:
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12 Feb 2018 18:28

Yeah Lopez is probably better on slightly lower gradients but I think he is a good enough climber to win on any relatively long climb.
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12 Feb 2018 22:36

Is any of this on a TV or stream anywhere
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12 Feb 2018 22:40

HelloDolly wrote:Is any of this on a TV or stream anywhere

No live video, unfortunately. Highlights only.
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12 Feb 2018 22:45

jaylew wrote:
HelloDolly wrote:Is any of this on a TV or stream anywhere

No live video, unfortunately. Highlights only.


I didn’t realize that. Pretty stupid. If they’re trying to grow the sport by having these races in countries that aren’t even as interested (comparatively speaking) they should at least have it live for true cycling fans.
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