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22 Oct 2015 20:41

Vuelta a Colombia will start on June 13th in 2016, instead of somewhere in August during la Vuelta a Espana. This might attract some Colombians in Europe as a preparation for the Tour de France.
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23 Oct 2015 06:06

DNP-Old wrote:Vuelta a Colombia will start on June 13th in 2016, instead of somewhere in August during la Vuelta a Espana. This might attract some Colombians in Europe as a preparation for the Tour de France.


No World Tour rider is allowed to ride a 2.2 race like the Vuelta a Colombia - so no one will ride the Vuelta a Colombia in preparation of the Tour.
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26 Oct 2015 17:22

Vuelta a Guatemala
stage 1:


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That's insane. :eek:
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12 Jan 2016 16:53

Any live stream for tachira?
I remember that last year there was one.

Vamos rujanooo
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22 Jan 2016 12:42

The traditional Vuelta a San Juan could be included in the 2017 UCI calendar as a 2.2 race. Only a rumour... they want to bring Quintana, Nibali, Contador and Froom (sic) in a 2.2 event =P

http://www.tiempodesanjuan.com/deportes/2016/1/6/vuelta-ciclistica-incluida-calendario-uci-117870.html
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22 Jan 2016 16:19

Guybrush wrote:The traditional Vuelta a San Juan could be included in the 2017 UCI calendar as a 2.2 race. Only a rumour... they want to bring Quintana, Nibali, Contador and Froom (sic) in a 2.2 event =P

http://www.tiempodesanjuan.com/deportes/2016/1/6/vuelta-ciclistica-incluida-calendario-uci-117870.html


I dont think WT riders are allowed in .2 events (only with national selection)
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22 Jan 2016 16:34

Bye Bye Bicycle wrote:
DNP-Old wrote:Vuelta a Colombia will start on June 13th in 2016, instead of somewhere in August during la Vuelta a Espana. This might attract some Colombians in Europe as a preparation for the Tour de France.


No World Tour rider is allowed to ride a 2.2 race like the Vuelta a Colombia - so no one will ride the Vuelta a Colombia in preparation of the Tour.


Maybe a few will ride for the national team? Not even sure if a national selection will start tho.
"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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22 Jan 2016 21:18

Ruudz0r wrote:
Guybrush wrote:The traditional Vuelta a San Juan could be included in the 2017 UCI calendar as a 2.2 race. Only a rumour... they want to bring Quintana, Nibali, Contador and Froom (sic) in a 2.2 event =P

http://www.tiempodesanjuan.com/deportes/2016/1/6/vuelta-ciclistica-incluida-calendario-uci-117870.html


I dont think WT riders are allowed in .2 events (only with national selection)


that's why a put a smiley in that sentence, it's not fully clear, maybe they're aiming for 2.1 category. :confused:
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22 Jan 2016 22:15

Colombian Cycling Federation is already thinking in a 2.1 race by February in 2017.
http://www.eltiempo.com/deportes/ciclismo/calendario-uci-2017-dos-pruebas-de-elite-en-colombia/16461970

They also mention a climbing one day race 1.1, to be raced in October. I don't think too many WT riders would show up, for such an ordeal by the end of the season
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22 Jan 2016 23:43

A one day race climbing Alto de Letras! if happens going to be epic!
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