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

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13 Jun 2018 15:13

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Broccolidwarf wrote:Porte in yellow


Should win from here, no big summit finishes and the TT to end.


Let’s hope so..... somehow, Porte always manages to mess stuff up ;)

Only in GTs. He usually wins these kinds of races and is then declared top favorite for the Tour.
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13 Jun 2018 15:14

5 Dutchman in the top 11. Holy ****
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13 Jun 2018 15:16

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:5 Dutchman in the top 11. Holy ****


Still it was kinda painful seeing Slagter take away the boni seconds from Kelderman right before the finish :p
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Re: Tour de Suisse (2.UWT), 9-17 June 2018

13 Jun 2018 15:19

The makings of a Mas-terpiece.
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13 Jun 2018 15:23

Nice from Lambrecht and Sivakov. These guys were born in '97.
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13 Jun 2018 15:23

Doubt this route will shed much light on TDF prospects - It will leave unanswered questions.
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13 Jun 2018 15:26

Regardless of what they say, tactics and whatever, if Landa and Quintana will survive the first part of the Tour it looks inevitable that none will ride for the other and both will follow any opportunity to take time on the other.
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13 Jun 2018 15:39

Guess I missed nothing much?
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13 Jun 2018 15:44

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13 Jun 2018 16:08

I guess we're not going to see anything from the Klausenpass tomorrow?
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13 Jun 2018 16:22

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:5 Dutchman in the top 11. Holy ****


You guys will have a great team for the World Championships this year
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13 Jun 2018 16:52

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").
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13 Jun 2018 16:57

Rollthedice wrote:Regardless of what they say, tactics and whatever, if Landa and Quintana will survive the first part of the Tour it looks inevitable that none will ride for the other and both will follow any opportunity to take time on the other.


Yeah, possibly. But, by attacking and working for themselves they could actually do something useful one for another. Like today, for example, Landa attacked to gain some time if possible, but that was a good situation for Quintana too, and had that climb been a little steeper Porte would've been in real difficult situation.
Regardless the Tour, I think Valverde will be the most aggressive of the three cause he cares the least about the GC.
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13 Jun 2018 16:59

Broccolidwarf wrote:UAE seem to have gotten a sliver of hope the past week, after a terrible spring.

Is Ulissi definitely not going to the Tour? With him and Martin, they’d have multiple options for the Mur de Bretagne stage in particular.
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13 Jun 2018 16:59

BMC doesn't look good btw, and if Movistar wants to rip the race apart tomorrow, they could easily do it on Clausenpass.
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13 Jun 2018 17:24

You have to be some Klaus to "rip the race apart" on some 6% incline :lol:
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13 Jun 2018 17:50

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

Of course not. Not that anything significant will happen anyways.

As Red Rick said, its effectively 18 km ITT, 3 km of mountain on Arosa and 35 km of individual time trial. I can't grasp how organizers can manage to make such a shitshow of a route
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13 Jun 2018 17:53

On top of that, listening to the horrible trio of Staghøj, Nygaard and Chris Anker Sørensen just makes this race painful. Gosh they are annoying. Maybe I should just stop watching....
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13 Jun 2018 18:44

Please, do that.
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13 Jun 2018 19:03

Predict Astana sending minimum 2 guys out early.

Any captain attempting anything tomorrow, will need guys for the flat 70K in the end.

Some may want to wait for Friday - those still eyeing a podium finish - but others will try already tomorrow, as a long range attack is good practice for the Tour..... and Astana can do with some extra TTT practice ;)
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