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Who will win on Jebel Hafeet sunday?

Rui Costa
No votes
Ilnur Zakarin
3
6%
Tom Dumoulin
7
13%
Miguel Angel Lopez
8
15%
Alejandro Valverde
24
45%
Ion Izaguirre
1
2%
Domenico Pozzovivo
No votes
Alexandre Geniez
3
6%
Simon Yates
4
8%
Someone else
3
6%
 
Total votes : 53

23 Feb 2018 13:31

Bauhaus the new Kittel.

:p
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23 Feb 2018 14:28

Wow, Bauhaus.

Could become the best pure sprinter in a couple of years.
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23 Feb 2018 14:36

Stage top 10:
1. GER BAUHAUS Phil SUN 3h02'55" 30
2. GER KITTEL Marcel TKA 18
3. GER ACKERMANN Pascal BOH 12
4. ITA VIVIANI Elia QST 7
5. AUS EWAN Caleb MTS 4
6. GER GREIPEL André LTS 2
7. FRA BARBIER Rudy ALM 1
8. NOR KRISTOFF Alexander UAD 0
9. NED VAN POPPEL Danny TLJ 0
10. ITA GUARDINI Andrea BRD 0

powerful collection of fast men right there.
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23 Feb 2018 14:40

Dazed and Confused wrote:Stage top 10:
1. GER BAUHAUS Phil SUN 3h02'55" 30
2. GER KITTEL Marcel TKA 18
3. GER ACKERMANN Pascal BOH 12
4. ITA VIVIANI Elia QST 7
5. AUS EWAN Caleb MTS 4
6. GER GREIPEL André LTS 2
7. FRA BARBIER Rudy ALM 1
8. NOR KRISTOFF Alexander UAD 0
9. NED VAN POPPEL Danny TLJ 0
10. ITA GUARDINI Andrea BRD 0

powerful collection of fast men right there.


Yep and Cav should have been in there too!
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23 Feb 2018 16:19

I'll reserve my judgement on Kittel's form seeing this was a short stage - He looked awesome in the last 100 metres, though it could be a false illusion.
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23 Feb 2018 16:21

Viviani did it again today - Failed to win after a good lead out - He's more effective surfing wheels.
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23 Feb 2018 16:27

yaco wrote:I'll reserve my judgement on Kittel's form seeing this was a short stage - He looked awesome in the last 100 metres, though it could be a false illusion.


The TT could help with that. If on good form he should be able to top 10 there.
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23 Feb 2018 20:10

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Bauhaus the new Kittel.

:p

The new (Goth) kid on the block.
From what I've heard from the team Walscheid is able to produce an even higher wattage than Kittel, but his size/aerodynamics are a bit of a problem for him.
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23 Feb 2018 20:40

Considering his size it would be weird if he didn't produce higher wattage.

Now, if he could produce higher wattage per frontal area, that would be incredible
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23 Feb 2018 20:52

Dazed and Confused wrote:Stage top 10:
1. GER BAUHAUS Phil SUN 3h02'55" 30
2. GER KITTEL Marcel TKA 18
3. GER ACKERMANN Pascal BOH 12
4. ITA VIVIANI Elia QST 7
5. AUS EWAN Caleb MTS 4
6. GER GREIPEL André LTS 2
7. FRA BARBIER Rudy ALM 1
8. NOR KRISTOFF Alexander UAD 0
9. NED VAN POPPEL Danny TLJ 0
10. ITA GUARDINI Andrea BRD 0

powerful collection of fast men right there.



Yep. And I'm enjoying watching the dynamic of no one single super strong rider. Everyone is close to each other. Some might be stronger but don't have teams, others have teams but aren't finishing things off. You can't really predict who will win each day.
Last edited by Jspear on 23 Feb 2018 20:53, edited 1 time in total.
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23 Feb 2018 20:53

GuyIncognito wrote:Considering his size it would be weird if he didn't produce higher wattage.

Now, if he could produce higher wattage per frontal area, that would be incredible

The numbers were 2100-2200W, really high, but I've seen great numbers from him in the U23 ranks in actual races.
2014 U23 NC when he beat his teammate Bauhaus in the sprint.
Source:
https://www.facebook.com/TeamStoelting/posts/632790356816296
https://www.facebook.com/TeamStoelting/photos/pcb.632790356816296/632784016816930/?type=3&theater
1328W form 25 seconds after an almost 190km long race as an U23 rider who just had turned 22 is really impressive, even for his size.
I think that his size will hold him back, but he could become a world class leadout man.
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23 Feb 2018 20:58

Thanks for the links, and agreed on the last part.
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23 Feb 2018 21:45

Ok ladies and lads, how will top 10 look like after the ITT?

Some of the sprinters like Viviani and Kittel are usually great in a shortish, flat time trial.
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23 Feb 2018 21:55

WheelofGear wrote:Ok ladies and lads, how will top 10 look like after the ITT?

Some of the sprinters like Viviani and Kittel are usually great in a shortish, flat time trial.

They have no reason to try
Veni, Vidi, Kirby

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23 Feb 2018 22:11

Red Rick wrote:
WheelofGear wrote:Ok ladies and lads, how will top 10 look like after the ITT?

Some of the sprinters like Viviani and Kittel are usually great in a shortish, flat time trial.

They have no reason to try

Wearing the leader's jersey for a day.
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23 Feb 2018 22:13

Red Rick wrote:
WheelofGear wrote:Ok ladies and lads, how will top 10 look like after the ITT?

Some of the sprinters like Viviani and Kittel are usually great in a shortish, flat time trial.

They have no reason to try

So the answer is Rohan Dennis?
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23 Feb 2018 22:32

WheelofGear wrote:
Red Rick wrote:
WheelofGear wrote:Ok ladies and lads, how will top 10 look like after the ITT?

Some of the sprinters like Viviani and Kittel are usually great in a shortish, flat time trial.

They have no reason to try

So the answer is Rohan Dennis?


Just back from his honeymoon, hasn't been training
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23 Feb 2018 22:34

I would expect Denis, Dumoulin and Valverde to be in the top 10. Other TT specialists that are there include Sutterlin, Castroviejo, and Dowsett. I Izagirre can do a good TT, although he'll have the same mental issue with it as Valverde being the last either one of them rode an ITT was the Tour where they both had serious injuries. So there is that. There are some sprinters who can do a good TT if and when they choose to.
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23 Feb 2018 22:41

Jos van Emden to win this.
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23 Feb 2018 22:45

GuyIncognito wrote:
WheelofGear wrote:
Red Rick wrote:
WheelofGear wrote:Ok ladies and lads, how will top 10 look like after the ITT?

Some of the sprinters like Viviani and Kittel are usually great in a shortish, flat time trial.

They have no reason to try

So the answer is Rohan Dennis?


Just back from his honeymoon, hasn't been training

I guess Caruso is the captain then. Or Bookwalter. Or even young Kilian.

I consider Caruso (and even Bookwalter) to be a better climber than Dennis, so it makes sense.
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