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23 Jan 2017 19:40

you mean the Alto del Colorado stage?
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23 Jan 2017 20:13

Guybrush wrote:you mean the Alto del Colorado stage?


I'm sure he does. The preview guy from cyclingquotes is now solely on feltet.dk, and he made a big preview in Danish of Vuelta a San Juan.
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23 Jan 2017 20:29

I very much doubt this will be the case with Sevilla in the squad; but I genuinely hope both Javier Montoya and Julian Cardona can have somewhat of a free role with Inder. They should be able to show themselves on the big stage, because Europe can't come soon enough for both.

Both riders are from 1997 and have been doing fairly well in Colombia's youth races these past few years. Cardona won the 2015 Vuelta del Porvenir - basically the Vuelta a Colombia for U19 riders - whereas Montoya finished 2nd. However, they aren't just good on the road, as they finished second (along with Wilmar Paredes and Jaime Restrepo) in the TP on the track three years ago in Gwangmyeong.
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23 Jan 2017 20:33

Speaking of Vuelta del Porvenir winners, Manzana have got themselves a really nice program, including Algarve and even Catalunya. It's time for Hernan Aguirre to come back to life and it'll be a nice opportunity for Jhojan Garcia to show the world how good he is. Unless they want to screw the team even more by riding for the likes of Vilela and Jetse Bol.
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23 Jan 2017 22:35

That was easy.
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23 Jan 2017 22:36

WTF! Half the field got lead the wrong way in the last k.... had to drag their bikes across a field to cross the goal line. For sure they must be rewarded st.

Gaviria as expected unbeatable i the sprint, Viviani couldn't do anything.
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23 Jan 2017 22:37

Apparently half the peloton took a wrong turn. :o
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23 Jan 2017 22:54

Few odd names in top 10:

1. Gaviria, 2. Viviani, 3. Marini, 4. Malucelli, 5. Nibali, 6. Boonen, 7. Brändle, 8. Ramirez, 9. Mollema, 10. Sevilla.
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24 Jan 2017 16:16

/How did Nibali finish 5th? Did he decide to build on that one time he outsprinted Don Alejandro?
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24 Jan 2017 16:49

The parcours for this race is pretty lame.
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24 Jan 2017 22:37

Stage 2.

1. Boonen
2. Viviani
3. Gavazzi?

Just fast forward to the sprint

https://youtu.be/jbK7Z1qC9ZQ
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24 Jan 2017 22:37

Ah I can sleap in peace now :)
"Fred bud, he drives five kilometres too fast for us" - Frans Verbeeck talking about Eddy Merckx in an interview with Fred De Bruyne after finishing second in the Tour of Flandres in 1974.
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24 Jan 2017 22:42

Not a pretty sprint from Boonen, I have to say.
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24 Jan 2017 22:42

Another perfect leadout by Quickstep. This time with Boonen at the end of it. Maybe next time Richeze gets his chance :D
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24 Jan 2017 22:43

No DQ?

If it was Bouhanni all hell would break loose, Tommeke went from the right side of the road to the middle and blocked Viviani very clearly.
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24 Jan 2017 22:44

Akuryo wrote:Another perfect leadout by Quickstep. This time with Boonen at the end of it. Maybe next time Richeze gets his chance :D


No kidding ... clearly, the steppers are having fun playing with the field and only Viviani is able to keep up
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24 Jan 2017 22:46

Ricco' wrote:No DQ?

If it was Bouhanni all hell would break loose, Tommeke went from the right side of the road to the middle and blocked Viviani very clearly.


Nah, its just 2.1 race. Nobody cares. Boonen head down the whole time. You can tell he hasn't done any major sprints in a while and even lost a sprint to Hayman last year at P-R
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24 Jan 2017 22:51

Maybe Boonen didn't want to hit the idiot with the flag on the finish-line and end his season today.
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25 Jan 2017 00:50

Tomorrow 12km ITT

all stage profiles and maps are here http://www.vueltaasanjuan.org/recorrido
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25 Jan 2017 02:26

barmaher wrote:The parcours for this race is pretty lame.

It's January. The WT riders don't need to be hammering through mountain ranges yet.
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