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20 Jun 2018 09:23

Ciccone and the Androni guys will be forced to go all out on the MTF because of the TTT.
For the overall it should be Trek (Brambilla, Pantano, Felline and maybe Conci) vs UAE (Atapuma, Ravasi and Conti).
Other than that you still have Arslanov who was in great shape in Slovenia, Koshevoy just came back from an injury and Wilier aren't exactly great in the TTT.
Will be interesting to see what the Trevigiani Phonix guys will be able to do against this kind of field, it should be a great learning experience.
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20 Jun 2018 09:38

Don´t forget about Hermans and Arslanov, both of them should be challenging for top5.
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20 Jun 2018 10:20

I could be mistaken but the NC in Belgium states that every pro has to start them so will Hermans actually start?
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20 Jun 2018 11:00

No one mention Weening?
If he has the same shape of Croatia is a legit contender.
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20 Jun 2018 13:35

Quick-Step Floors wins the TTT. UAE 2nd, Trek 3rd.
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20 Jun 2018 14:36

Why can't TTTs just die very quickly.
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20 Jun 2018 15:03

Mayomaniac wrote:Ciccone and the Androni guys will be forced to go all out on the MTF because of the TTT.
For the overall it should be Trek (Brambilla, Pantano, Felline and maybe Conci) vs UAE (Atapuma, Ravasi and Conti).
Other than that you still have Arslanov who was in great shape in Slovenia, Koshevoy just came back from an injury and Wilier aren't exactly great in the TTT.
Will be interesting to see what the Trevigiani Phonix guys will be able to do against this kind of field, it should be a great learning experience.


Koshevoy must have the highest ratio of mentions in this forum to actual results.
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20 Jun 2018 15:44

I'd like to go on record (again) about TTTs: stupid, and especially so as the first stage. I know there is the tradition argument, but most of cycling tradition has changed so its time for TTTs to go live in the blacksmith's shop.
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20 Jun 2018 15:46

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20 Jun 2018 16:06

So Ciccone or Sosa could win the MTF solo by one minute and still not win the race just because they're on 2nd division teams...
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20 Jun 2018 16:20

I get it, you want to make the climbers attack from further out so you make them lose time early. BUT THAT'S WHAT ITT'S ARE FOR FFS
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20 Jun 2018 16:24

Squire wrote:So Ciccone or Sosa could win the MTF solo by one minute and still not win the race just because they're on 2nd division teams...


UAE finished second and they didn't have a particularly roleur-heavy team.
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20 Jun 2018 17:17

Can somebody explain to me how UAE ended in 2nd?
And even more mind boggling, how could Atapuma finish with them?
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20 Jun 2018 17:30

Escarabajo wrote:Can somebody explain to me how UAE ended in 2nd?
And even more mind boggling, how could Atapuma finish with them?

Rather poor field, Conti is good in shorter TTs, Mori, Consonni and Swift are good riders for a TTT and many of the Trek guys are not on their usual level (Brambilla, Felline, Nizzolo).
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20 Jun 2018 20:52

Escarabajo wrote:Can somebody explain to me how UAE ended in 2nd?


Well, they showed during the Giro that they're pretty good at drafting. :p
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20 Jun 2018 21:01

So tomorrow stage 2. Do you think Viviani and Cavendish can hold on in that tricky finale? I'm not sure. I'll go with Trentin for this one! Hopefully also Felline can show something.
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20 Jun 2018 22:41

Laplaz wrote:So tomorrow stage 2. Do you think Viviani and Cavendish can hold on in that tricky finale? I'm not sure. I'll go with Trentin for this one! Hopefully also Felline can show something.


Will be interesting to see how Trentin has recovered from his injury.
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21 Jun 2018 04:10

He couldn't keep up with the rest of the Italian team yesterday, so it seems like he'll struggle today as well. Is this Canola time?
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21 Jun 2018 06:33

Cav for the win.
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21 Jun 2018 14:06

Viviani takes it.
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