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Il Lombardia, 241KM, 13th October (WT)

08 Oct 2018 16:30

Yeah, I'm overly excited, and since it's less than a week…
However, I'm also technically stupid, so I have no clue how to find the profiles and stuff… If anyone posts anything I'll copy-paste it into this post. :D

Well, here's a Start List

Provided by Rollthedice:

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Profile:
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Civiglio
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Last 5 km:
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Last edited by RedheadDane on 08 Oct 2018 16:56, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Il Lombardia, 241KM, 13th October (WT)

08 Oct 2018 16:36

RedheadDane wrote:Yeah, I'm overly excited, and since it's less than a week…
However, I'm also technically stupid, so I have no clue how to find the profiles and stuff… If anyone posts anything I'll copy-paste it into this post. :D

Well, here's a Start List

You have no clue of how to find profiles? I literally round it after 5 seconds lmao

Will be a great race for obvious reasons, Lombardia and Valverde stripes. Also think Nibali will excite us in the last race on home turf
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08 Oct 2018 16:40

Well, I looked in the official Lombardia page, and couldn't find anything, just the not-static one on the front page that's partly covered by some text.
Most importantly, though, is the fact that I seem to have lost the ability to post images.

So, are you gonna help a fool out?
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08 Oct 2018 16:48

Sunweb comes with Oomen as leader, despite them also fielding Matthews and Kelderman. Interesting that Kelderman now has to help Oomen.

They state it's Oomen's favorite classic and he wants to attain a really good result
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08 Oct 2018 16:52

Pinot to light up the race in usual fashion.
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08 Oct 2018 16:55

POZZOVIVO TO...

get a top-10!
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08 Oct 2018 16:55

Route:
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Civiglio
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Last 5 km:
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08 Oct 2018 16:58

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Sunweb comes with Oomen as leader, despite them also fielding Matthews and Kelderman. Interesting that Kelderman now has to help Oomen.

They state it's Oomen's favorite classic and he wants to attain a really good result


Good thing it isn't Walscheid's favourite classic if they in that case had to ride for him...
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08 Oct 2018 17:00

tobydawq wrote:
Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Sunweb comes with Oomen as leader, despite them also fielding Matthews and Kelderman. Interesting that Kelderman now has to help Oomen.

They state it's Oomen's favorite classic and he wants to attain a really good result


Good thing it isn't Walscheid's favourite classic if they in that case had to ride for him...


:lol:
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08 Oct 2018 17:10

Hahaha, Max Walscheid

That little bump is quite nice, I would have preferred the climb last year, but its a bit longer than I had thought. Could definitely play a major part in how this race plays out
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08 Oct 2018 17:13

Valverde has two rivals in this race, himself and Nibali. Have to wait until tomorrow's Tre Valli to see if Nibali can put up a fight. The French duo looks on fire but my bet is rather Pinot. Then there's a large group of good climbers, someone might pull a surprise if Valverde is asleep at the wheel.
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08 Oct 2018 17:14

GuyIncognito wrote:
tobydawq wrote:
Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Sunweb comes with Oomen as leader, despite them also fielding Matthews and Kelderman. Interesting that Kelderman now has to help Oomen.

They state it's Oomen's favorite classic and he wants to attain a really good result


Good thing it isn't Walscheid's favourite classic if they in that case had to ride for him...


:lol:

:D
Walscheid should really try Roubaix.
Back to Lombardia, Kreuziger seems to be in geat shape, he could be dangerous.
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08 Oct 2018 17:17

Mayomaniac wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:
tobydawq wrote:
Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Sunweb comes with Oomen as leader, despite them also fielding Matthews and Kelderman. Interesting that Kelderman now has to help Oomen.

They state it's Oomen's favorite classic and he wants to attain a really good result


Good thing it isn't Walscheid's favourite classic if they in that case had to ride for him...


:lol:

:D
Walscheid should really try Roubaix.
Back to Lombardia, Kreuziger seems to be in geat shape, he could be dangerous.


Indeed and I forgot Uran, guaranteed second place.
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Re: Il Lombardia, 241KM, 13th October (WT)

08 Oct 2018 17:21

Always looking forward to Lombardia and the other Italian fall races, great way to end the season. Despite the race not being the main target for many riders, it might be my favourite monument. Great parcours, great riders, great racing.
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08 Oct 2018 17:41

I don't think the slight change of the route changes much. The final hill is too close to the Civiglio to spare the legs there.

In fact, I think it's likely the Civiglio will be ridden even more agressively, cause there's no point in waiting. Scenario's like Pinot last year of getting over the top 2nd and then getting caught are less likely.
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Re: Il Lombardia, 241KM, 13th October (WT)

08 Oct 2018 18:28

Bardamu wrote:Always looking forward to Lombardia and the other Italian fall races, great way to end the season. Despite the race not being the main target for many riders, it might be my favourite monument. Great parcours, great riders, great racing.



My favourite monument as well. Probably my favourite race actually, I love back drop of Northern Italy in Autumn
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Re: Il Lombardia, 241KM, 13th October (WT)

08 Oct 2018 18:50

Midnightfright wrote:
Bardamu wrote:Always looking forward to Lombardia and the other Italian fall races, great way to end the season. Despite the race not being the main target for many riders, it might be my favourite monument. Great parcours, great riders, great racing.



My favourite monument as well. Probably my favourite race actually, I love back drop of Northern Italy in Autumn

I would love this race so much more if it didn't mean like 4 months of waiting till the opening weekend :(
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08 Oct 2018 18:59

What’s the total elevation on the route? Overall the profile doesn’t look quite as tough as some recent editions, and it doesn’t have all the climbing at the back end like Liege. I can see a punchy Dane taking this one, is Kragh riding? Never mind, I realized my mistake on that one as soon as I posted.
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Re: Il Lombardia, 241KM, 13th October (WT)

08 Oct 2018 19:27

As some have already written, the easier final climb might actually make things more difficult. If you have a gap over Civiglio it's now even more likely to win than in previous editions so Civiglio will be raced harder than ever with nobody keeping anything back. Also I really really hope the easier finale leads to riders risking more on the Muro di Sormano which is a pretty iconic climb despite never really seeing much action. I can absolutely see Nibali attacking there as I don't think he stands a chance if he waits for Civiglio
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08 Oct 2018 19:49

The ascent+descent of Civiglio suits Bardet like a glove.
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