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19 Mar 2017 17:48

One week before the race? I mean, we know that the route will be hilly and mountainous as usual and there will be a finishing time trial, but releasing the profiles only one week before is pretty amateurish
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19 Mar 2017 20:28

The Arrate stage will be like it usually is, so weaker than last year. The TT will of course be hilly, but on the "flatter" side, from what I've seen:
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No other uphill finishes, so I expect Henao to drag Kwiatkowski around ;)
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19 Mar 2017 20:33

Isnt Kwiay riding RVV + PR?
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19 Mar 2017 20:47

I haven't heard any news to that effect. I'm quite sure he'll ride Itzulia and then Ardennes.
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19 Mar 2017 20:59

Red Rick wrote:Isnt Kwiay riding RVV + PR?

No he isn't, he didn't want to. Not sure that doing Paris-Roubaix would do him any good either.
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20 Mar 2017 06:34

Netserk wrote:The Arrate stage will be like it usually is, so weaker than last year. The TT will of course be hilly, but on the "flatter" side, from what I've seen. No other uphill finishes, so I expect Henao to drag Kwiatkowski around ;)


From what I've read they will do Arrate from the hardest side like in last year's itt. That's 5,1k @ 8,3% with two kilometers @ 13%. We will see Igeldo and Vivero as last climbs before a fast downhill to the finish. The climb in the itt looks good too.
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20 Mar 2017 06:51

Good and long time trial. Valv will have a hard time beating Conta here.

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20 Mar 2017 07:14

Max Rockatansky wrote:
Netserk wrote:The Arrate stage will be like it usually is, so weaker than last year. The TT will of course be hilly, but on the "flatter" side, from what I've seen. No other uphill finishes, so I expect Henao to drag Kwiatkowski around ;)


From what I've read they will do Arrate from the hardest side like in last year's itt. That's 5,1k @ 8,3% with two kilometers @ 13%.
We will see Igeldo and Vivero as last climbs before a fast downhill to the finish. The climb in the itt looks good too.

http://www.itzulia.eus/en/2017/5/info/
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20 Mar 2017 10:15

Valv.Piti wrote:Good and long time trial. Valv will have a hard time beating Conta here.

Primoz is my secret favourite.


AlaJulian is mine :cool:
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20 Mar 2017 10:52

manolo57 wrote:
Valv.Piti wrote:Good and long time trial. Valv will have a hard time beating Conta here.

Primoz is my secret favourite.


AlaJulian is mine :cool:


Now it's not secret anymore.
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20 Mar 2017 12:56

Roggles to tear that TT apart.
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21 Mar 2017 18:15

100th Giro will have a surprise for the points jersey. Maybe different colour, probably different sponsor.
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22 Mar 2017 11:52

It will be a surprise if the points competition manages to generate any interest.
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22 Mar 2017 18:33

if it's not ciclamino, it doesn't matter.
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22 Mar 2017 19:13

The route of the Italian NC RR:
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The climb:
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It's actually a pretty good route, it should be a great race.
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22 Mar 2017 20:33

Felline FTW
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22 Mar 2017 20:36

Brullnux wrote:100th Giro will have a surprise for the points jersey. Maybe different colour, probably different sponsor.


See-through? :p
Hey, us ladies wants something nice to look at. Though, in all fairness, pro riders' pale upper-bodies doesn't really qualify as "something nice"...
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22 Mar 2017 20:53

Surely nothing very important. Either a sponsor or the millionth recent redesign.
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22 Mar 2017 20:57

Pozzato will be drunk before the race starts.
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22 Mar 2017 20:58

Valv.Piti wrote:Pozzato will be drunk before the race starts.


No, they said it would be a surprise
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