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21 Jan 2017 11:23

Valv.Piti wrote:So 5 stages for Gaviria and the overall for Bernal?


Sprinters: Gaviria, Richeze (will get a gift), van Poppel, Guardini, Haedo, Ruffoni, Marini, Gavazzi, Viviani, Angarita... not bad.

For GC it is wide open. Short Itt and a not too hard climb, but still an long one. My guess is Sepulveda, if he shows up in his San Luis shape of 2016. But I don't know if the Argentine national team will work for him or Rosas, who won the race in the last three years. All the top Argentines will be here, except Dani "Froome of January" Diaz.
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21 Jan 2017 13:03

I'm pretty sure Boonen will do one or two sprints for Quickstep (or together with Gaviria). :)
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21 Jan 2017 14:43

On a side note: Is attilio viviani family from Elia?
"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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21 Jan 2017 14:54

Yes, he's one of Elia's younger brothers, the other one (Luca) is a Football player.
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21 Jan 2017 18:50

Jimmiiiiiii
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Yesterday 11:12

Valv.Piti wrote:So 5 stages for Gaviria and the overall for Bernal?

overall will probably go to an argentinean
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Yesterday 11:21

Ryo Hazuki wrote:
Valv.Piti wrote:So 5 stages for Gaviria and the overall for Bernal?

overall will probably go to an argentinean


You don't give mollema, nibs, torres chances?
(On a side note Sepulveda is my favorite)
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Yesterday 11:22

Sevilla will win this!
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Yesterday 11:26

GenericBoonenFan wrote:
Ryo Hazuki wrote:
Valv.Piti wrote:So 5 stages for Gaviria and the overall for Bernal?

overall will probably go to an argentinean


You don't give mollema, nibs, torres chances?
(On a side note Sepulveda is my favorite)


If Daniel Diaz managed to beat Contador & Van Garderen, then Laureano Rosas should have no problems dealing with Mollema and Nibali, who are both aiming for the Giro.
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Yesterday 13:22

What's up with that Rosas guy? I've just read some hype about him this year, and as far as I can tell he's a decent time trialist who's fast as well... but no climbing results according to cqranking the last couple of seasons.

EDIT: okay, winner of the last three editions, fair enough. But he still has no UCI mountain results.
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Yesterday 13:33

Max Rockatansky wrote:
Valv.Piti wrote:So 5 stages for Gaviria and the overall for Bernal?


Sprinters: Gaviria, Richeze (will get a gift), van Poppel, Guardini, Haedo, Ruffoni, Marini, Gavazzi, Viviani, Angarita... not bad.

For GC it is wide open. Short Itt and a not too hard climb, but still an long one. My guess is Sepulveda, if he shows up in his San Luis shape of 2016. But I don't know if the Argentine national team will work for him or Rosas, who won the race in the last three years. All the top Argentines will be here, except Dani "Froome of January" Diaz.


No, its actually a very good sprinting field, it was said jokingly. I am also aware that Bernal probably won't win on a shallow MTF and a flat time trial, but one can only hope for some TdU standards as a fan. :D
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Yesterday 14:00

Ruudz0r wrote:Sevilla will win this!


Indeed.
It will be remarkable.
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Today 01:14

Kazistuta wrote:What's up with that Rosas guy? I've just read some hype about him this year, and as far as I can tell he's a decent time trialist who's fast as well... but no climbing results according to cqranking the last couple of seasons.

EDIT: okay, winner of the last three editions, fair enough. But he still has no UCI mountain results.


Rosas is a machine, winning everything left and right in Argentina. He is in good form {he won a stage in Giro del Sol recently for example} and driven I think to try fight against the best in San Juan. Last year his team-mate Elías “Chucky” Pereyra was killed while out training and Rosas stated today, he is motivated to put in a good ride in memory of him.

Maybe he hasn't got any UCI hill-top results, but he is very, very complete rider at lower level. Last year in Vuelta Catamarca, he won the overall GC and two stages, among other, the finish on top of Cerro Los Ángeles {1320 above alttitude}. He also won the last time the peloton visited Alto del Colorado, so he knows the decisive climb well.

I have no idea how he will go against this type of competition, though. Personally, I am more interested in following the two young Colombians on Medellin - Inder, Julián Cardona and Javier Montoya both immense talents who can climb and TT very, very well.
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Today 07:05

Laureano Rosas stands no chance against real competition. He may rip the Argentinean scene apart by winning every shitrace between Montevideo and Santiago de Chile, but I doubt we will see a lot of him in Europe this year - he signed with the Romanian Tusnad outfit. Plus he had clinic issues.
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