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Tour de Suisse (2.UWT), 9-17 June 2018

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14 Jun 2018 00:00

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:
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Samamba wrote:I guess we're not going to see anything from the Klausenpass tomorrow?

Doubt it. But I hope Mas or Quintana or Kelderman or someone else just goes early for the training miles tommorow and blows the race open. If this is properly raced then there could be no GC action bar for a five minute skirmish on friday (unless you count time trials as "GC action").

Hope for Mas and Quintana then.

Kelderman is not going to do anything except count on his TT or maybe his last 500m (he is pretty punchy in a sprint)

Yeah, fair point, Kelderman was probably a bad inclusion on that list. He might be too close and have too good of a TT to go for broke so early. Maybe Spilak.
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14 Jun 2018 04:00

Chapeau Ulissi! UAE getting their act finaly together. I was waiting for Valverde to attack in the last km then remembered ... :)
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14 Jun 2018 04:05

Der Effe wrote:
durtyfat7 wrote:Anybody knows if there's a live coverage from the start tomorrow?


Coverage starts 15.30 instead of 16.00 tomorrow

Thanks! That means we're probably going to miss the klausenpass ascent. :mad:
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14 Jun 2018 07:26

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Cance > TheRest wrote:Please, do that.

I think i will. Chris' and Nygaard's tactical brilliance is too much for me, I get overwhelmed!

Nice, I will look forward to not having to read through any more pages of whining from your side, that belongs in the commentator thread :)

As for the stage today, it's not because Furka and Klausenpass aren't tough climbs. They are. There's just way too much flat road to cover after the last descend.
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14 Jun 2018 08:25

Let's see if a Pescheux can work out.
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Re: Tour de Suisse (2.UWT), 9-17 June 2018

14 Jun 2018 08:52

BMC & LRP must wonder about support - after GvA was done, TJ did 30 seconds and that was it! Kaboom ...
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14 Jun 2018 10:56

hazaran wrote:You have to be some Klaus to "rip the race apart" on some 6% incline :lol:


It's 6% for 23km... :rolleyes:
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14 Jun 2018 11:23

Imagine that the first 90 minutes are gonna be very fast today.
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14 Jun 2018 11:26

A big break, Monfort is virtual leader and QS has two machines up the road. Could be interesting if Mas intends to go.
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14 Jun 2018 11:27

Will be hard to control this for BMC
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14 Jun 2018 11:34

No Movistar riders up the road though
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14 Jun 2018 11:41

I'm increasingly impressed with Corts climbing skills..... he's supposed to be a sprinter :)
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14 Jun 2018 11:41

Valv.Piti wrote:A big break, Monfort is virtual leader and QS has two machines up the road. Could be interesting if Mas intends to go.


Both are already dropped ;)
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14 Jun 2018 12:20

Flamin wrote:
Valv.Piti wrote:A big break, Monfort is virtual leader and QS has two machines up the road. Could be interesting if Mas intends to go.


Both are already dropped ;)


According to the ticker they have both rejoined.
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14 Jun 2018 12:21

Yeah but no chance in surviving Klausenpass anyway.
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Re: Tour de Suisse (2.UWT), 9-17 June 2018

14 Jun 2018 12:50

Robert5091 wrote:BMC & LRP must wonder about support - after GvA was done, TJ did 30 seconds and that was it! Kaboom ...

I doubt that TJVG understands what being a Domestique entails, have never seen him perform in that role to any extent that could be called useful. GVA on the other hand is not renowned for when the road points upward to any great extent, so him dropping off is understandable.
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14 Jun 2018 12:58

del1962 wrote:No Movistar riders up the road though


Really strange. If they don't go all out on Klauss I'll find it even stranger
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Re: Tour de Suisse (2.UWT), 9-17 June 2018

14 Jun 2018 13:24

Yingge wrote:
Robert5091 wrote:BMC & LRP must wonder about support - after GvA was done, TJ did 30 seconds and that was it! Kaboom ...

I doubt that TJVG understands what being a Domestique entails, have never seen him perform in that role to any extent that could be called useful. GVA on the other hand is not renowned for when the road points upward to any great extent, so him dropping off is understandable.

GVA worked a lot, he took a big shift. Of course, because we are talking about Van Avermaet, one of the most respected riders of the peloton.

Lets wait with the TJ-bash. Its very possible his level simply isn't higher.
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14 Jun 2018 13:39

Right now I'd rather bash all the riders who should be trying something but are chilling in the peloton instead.
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14 Jun 2018 13:42

Taaramae trying to pull a Froome ;)
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