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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

22 Feb 2018 11:10

Still not a very big peloton. Maybe 80 riders ?

And now another group rejoins so maybe everyone now
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22 Feb 2018 11:20

Viviani!
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22 Feb 2018 11:21

Jungle Cycle wrote:Halvorsen didnt looked(yet) like he's got the power to mixed it up with the big guns...


Looked bit better today. 4th ahead of Ewan.
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22 Feb 2018 11:23

Greipel back to his "I'm afraid to follow someone's wheel" form. Still don't know how he won two stages Down Under with that attitude.

Great win for Viviani, best leadout.
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22 Feb 2018 11:24

I am mystified by yet another Kittel no show.
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22 Feb 2018 11:24

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22 Feb 2018 11:25

wirral wrote:I am mystified by yet another Kittel no show.


He looked like he had done 15 Mont Ventoux's with 15k to go.
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22 Feb 2018 11:27

Valverde the only GC rider who has collected bonus seconds?
Goodbye, Tommeke; thank you for all you have given us!
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22 Feb 2018 11:28

GC
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NB Valverde
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22 Feb 2018 12:02

Netserk wrote:Valverde the only GC rider who has collected bonus seconds?


I found it rather strange that noone else in the front group found it worthwhile to sprint at the intermediate.

And what is up with the placement of Halvorsens helmet? That's definitely not up to safety regulations!
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22 Feb 2018 12:48

Viviani actually rode off his sprint train in the final km and I am certain came from behind Ewan - Ewan waited and waited and waited before starting his sprint - Ewan needs to time his sprints better - Kittel seems a million miles away from a win, so let's hope he can improve.
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22 Feb 2018 12:54

wirral wrote:I am mystified by yet another Kittel no show.

Can't handle anything. Tiny bumps, (real) cobbles, crosswinds.. nothing.
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22 Feb 2018 12:56

Crosswinds again tomorrow?
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22 Feb 2018 13:19

WheelofGear wrote:
wirral wrote:I am mystified by yet another Kittel no show.

Can't handle anything. Tiny bumps, (real) cobbles, crosswinds.. nothing.


I guess the weight of his augmenting bank account is slowing him down.
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22 Feb 2018 13:34

rghysens wrote:
WheelofGear wrote:
wirral wrote:I am mystified by yet another Kittel no show.

Can't handle anything. Tiny bumps, (real) cobbles, crosswinds.. nothing.


I guess the weight of his augmenting bank account is slowing him down.


Yep, he rides like he just sacked a 3 years @ 5m € sort of deal. Totally different to when he joined Quickstep.
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22 Feb 2018 13:36

Viviani on the other hand looks very hungry!
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22 Feb 2018 13:47

Superman crashed.
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22 Feb 2018 14:08

DNP-Old wrote:Superman crashed.

So did Major Tom. Though seems to have only superficial wounds.
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22 Feb 2018 15:20

yaco wrote:Viviani actually rode off his sprint train in the final km and I am certain came from behind Ewan - Ewan waited and waited and waited before starting his sprint - Ewan needs to time his sprints better - Kittel seems a million miles away from a win, so let's hope he can improve.

Viviani was on Van Poppel's wheel for a little while before the sprint kicked off. Ewan was next to him and didn't follow, he seemed to wait for Halvorsen to go past and then try to come off his wheel. Maybe a headwind and he thought he could kick past them all right at the end?
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22 Feb 2018 16:15

Netserk wrote:Valverde the only GC rider who has collected bonus seconds?



Yes. Although not fully surprising and he's always been more willing to go after intermediate sprints and even depending on circumstances mix it up with the sprinters at the end of a stage.
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