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06 Dec 2017 18:16

With Chaves to ride the Herald Sun Tour in Australia from Jan 31 to Feb 4,that rules Orica out of the Tour of Columbia - Actually the Herald Sun Tour seems a brutal race with climbing and nearly 800 kms over four stages.
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07 Dec 2017 20:06

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07 Dec 2017 20:10

Today was the official presentation.

I just realized that there is another thread specific for this race:

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07 Dec 2017 21:59

The Day Team Sky disappears from cycling I'll truly enjoy watching a mountainous Grand Tour stage again -- former Milan-San Remo winner I interviewed.
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Re: South American race thread

08 Dec 2017 15:41


No team. Just special invitation.
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08 Dec 2017 15:45

Escarabajo wrote:

No team. Just special invitation.


I'm lost
The Day Team Sky disappears from cycling I'll truly enjoy watching a mountainous Grand Tour stage again -- former Milan-San Remo winner I interviewed.
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13 May 2018 12:36

Damn, this thread fell off. Vuelta de la Juventud starts today, big races for the U23s. It's becoming more and more popular to get Colombians (or South-Americans in general)to come over to Europe early, so hard to tell who the favorite is. Reigning champion Cristian Muñoz is starting however to defend his title. I'm interested to see how Rafael Pineda does. Race is likely to be decided on the ultimate day, with a climb to Alto Romeral (3300m).

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14 May 2018 01:31

Climb to Alto Romeral (3300m)? I never heard of it. Why it has not been used in the Vuelta a Colombia?
Alto San Miguel is south of Bogota but not sure where is this other climb.
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14 May 2018 09:25

Escarabajo wrote:Climb to Alto Romeral (3300m)? I never heard of it. Why it has not been used in the Vuelta a Colombia?
Alto San Miguel is south of Bogota but not sure where is this other climb.

Also south from Bogotá:
They will ride to the north climbing San Miguel, then flat to Sibaté and there, turn right (East) from the urban roads of this town. After 6Km it goes south again.
Apparently it was paved in 2010
http://altimetriascolombia.blogspot.se/2011/08/alto-del-romeral-duras-rampas-al-sur-de.html
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14 May 2018 18:30

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This is Juan David Molano, little brother of Juan Sebastian from Manzana. Sprinting runs in the family. Alejandro Osorio keeps his leaders jersey after winning the prologue yesterday, hadn't heard from him for a while.
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14 May 2018 18:42

slosada wrote:
Escarabajo wrote:Climb to Alto Romeral (3300m)? I never heard of it. Why it has not been used in the Vuelta a Colombia?
Alto San Miguel is south of Bogota but not sure where is this other climb.

Also south from Bogotá:
They will ride to the north climbing San Miguel, then flat to Sibaté and there, turn right (East) from the urban roads of this town. After 6Km it goes south again.
Apparently it was paved in 2010
http://altimetriascolombia.blogspot.se/2011/08/alto-del-romeral-duras-rampas-al-sur-de.html

Thanks.

I did more digging and found some nice pictures in Google maps.
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16 May 2018 12:37

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This is Juan David Molano, little brother of Juan Sebastian from Manzana. Sprinting runs in the family. Alejandro Osorio keeps his leaders jersey after winning the prologue yesterday, hadn't heard from him for a while.


Osorio was a 1st year u23 last year, but he did have some good rides. I am happy to see him here so strong again though, he would have won Vuelta del Porvenir in 2016 if it wasnt for a crash I think, hopefully he gets his revanche now in Juventud. He beat Molano in a sprint yesterday btw? that is quiet surprising.

I dont like this years route of the race, the last stage is basically the only hard stage (that stage is really hard though).
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18 May 2018 18:22

Juan Esteban Guerrero winning 2 stages in a row, always thought he was a very solid talent but he has been disappointing me in the last 1.5 year, so very happy to see him back. After seeing some interviews with him after his stage wins from yesterday and today i might know why though.

He is looking like Betancur his little (fat) brother: https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/997234085146873857
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Re: South American race thread

18 May 2018 18:46

I hope for a Diego Camargo or Luis Fernando Jimenez show tomorrow on Romeral.
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Yesterday 08:07

Ruudz0r wrote:He is looking like Betancur his little (fat) brother: https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/997234085146873857


:D
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Yesterday 20:36

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Wow. What happened?
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Yesterday 21:14

Jakob747 wrote:I hope for a Diego Camargo or Luis Fernando Jimenez show tomorrow on Romeral.


Well, I got what I wished for. It was almost too much really.

Jiménez annihilated everybody. A true beast. --- In all the recent chequeos in Boyaca he has crushed the competition. He also won the TT around Samacá (ok it finished with the last 5ks on Alto de La Cumbre) but "rolling" well for his diminutive size.

Osorio also very, very strong. Could definitely become a good rider!
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Yesterday 21:27

Tons of impressive rides here. What to think of Pineda and Ardila, both still teenagers.
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