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26 Feb 2017 18:42

Valv.Piti wrote:How's Gaviria doing? What a waste to go to Colombia instead of showing up for the Belgian opener.
And hoping Henao holds on!


Gaviria abandoned pretty early in the race.


Henao is the strongest so he should indeed hold on pretty easily, a very nice win and I think the most fun guy to see in the jersey!
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26 Feb 2017 18:45

Ruudz0r wrote:
Valv.Piti wrote:How's Gaviria doing? What a waste to go to Colombia instead of showing up for the Belgian opener.
And hoping Henao holds on!


Gaviria abandoned pretty early in the race.


What a joke. Ffs Nando. :lol:

Oh well, will win at least 1 stage in P-N or whatever he chooses to ride.
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26 Feb 2017 18:46

45 seconds!!
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26 Feb 2017 18:56

Sergio! That was some display.

Pantano 2nd, Quiroz passed Atapuma at the end for 3rd.
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26 Feb 2017 19:00

good race today!! Henao fell, had a puncture, and still won! Well deserved, specially after the fall in Rio!
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26 Feb 2017 19:25

37,5 km/h in the end.

Almost 6 hours for those 219 kms. Make this 40 kms longer and a WRR.
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26 Feb 2017 21:14

I'm so, so happy for Checho, he really deserves this. He finally got his gold after Rio. I'm certain he's in for some big things this season, Itzulia and Fleche Wallone could be his this year.
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Re: South American race thread

26 Feb 2017 21:33

Let's hope Sky won't ruin his new jersey.
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26 Feb 2017 22:04

Max Rockatansky wrote:Let's hope Sky won't ruin his new jersey.

I'm certain they will go with the same design as Kennaugh's a few years back.
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26 Feb 2017 22:10

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27 Feb 2017 02:39

This is so great for Henao and for Colombia! It's going to be a pleasure seeing tha jersey all year round.
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27 Feb 2017 05:04

Congrats to Sergio! He deserves it.
btw, Is it the 1st time a WT team/top team rider wins the Colombian nat road race title?
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27 Feb 2017 06:31

coimbrawu wrote:Congrats to Sergio! He deserves it.
btw, Is it the 1st time a WT team/top team rider wins the Colombian nat road race title?


Antonio Londoño rode Le Tour 1986 as national champion, Rubiano was in the Giro 2014 as national champion. That should be it. Fabio Parra was champion in 1985, according to Memoire du Cyclisme he had no special jersey.
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27 Feb 2017 06:51

How's Sky's history of making decent NC jerseys?
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27 Feb 2017 08:06

Valv.Piti wrote:How's Sky's history of making decent NC jerseys?

They are good.

Norwegian champion jersey in 2012 was pretty poor though.
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27 Feb 2017 13:02

Really enjoyed that race. Fantastic win for Sergio, absolutely bossed it. But it goes to show that even riders who prove to be a cut above on form need teammates to win, and that was a great job by Sebastian to bring him back twice. It was good to see the moved the original start line up (exactly) 1 km; otherwise that sprint for second would've made for a real test of nerves. Also, I have to add, seeing the riders up close going up the same route you rode through a day earlier is something else.

Thanks for the link Hfer. I enjoyed the knowledgeable but clearly "influenced" Colombian announcers referring to the WorldTour riders (though not the local riders) by their home states much more often than by the team that pay their wages. I'm sure Trek in particular loved that.
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27 Feb 2017 13:28

For the locals regions are very important in Colombia. Some kind of rivalry over the years. At least that's how I see it.
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