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27 Mar 2012 10:25

Why would you want that? Dauphiné is usually a boring race...
Ryo Hazuki wrote:horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato


The Hitch wrote:Goss will woop boonens candy a[color="Black"]ss[/color] in a sprint he cares about, any day of the week
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27 Mar 2012 10:25

So Wiggins already won it ? Can't see where he could loose the lead unless he cracks badly on Joux-Plane
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27 Mar 2012 10:31

Really hard climbs tend to lull them on the Dauphine. The stage with Joux-Plane will be won by breakaway, 10-15 best climbers will finish all together. :)
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27 Mar 2012 10:32

airstream wrote:Really hard climbs tend to lull them on the Dauphine. The stage with Joux-Plane will be won by breakaway, 10-15 best climbers will finish all together. :)

Have you ever watched a stage with Joux Plane?
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27 Mar 2012 10:34

airstream wrote:Really hard climbs tend to lull them on the Dauphine. The stage with Joux-Plane will be won by breakaway, 10-15 best climbers will finish all together. :)


yeah, go ask pantani :rolleyes:
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27 Mar 2012 10:37

hrotha wrote:Have you ever watched a stage with Joux Plane?


Its the Dauphine. They will be afraid to splash any drop of extra effort. only Contador could stir up the backwater on this race. I think it will be a bunch riding.
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27 Mar 2012 10:39

It's basically going to be a two stage race as far as the GC goes. Stay out of trouble till the TT, then go for it on the Joux Plane.

With an outside chance of some action on the final day if it's really close.
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27 Mar 2012 10:39

airstream wrote:Its the Dauphine. They will be afraid to splash any drop of extra effort. only Contador could stir up the backwater on this race. I think it will be a bunch riding.


not with the colombians there. let's hope they will be invited :)
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27 Mar 2012 10:42

airstream wrote:Its the Dauphine. They will be afraid to splash any drop of extra effort. only Contador could stir up the backwater on this race. I think it will be a bunch riding.

I'll take that as a "no."
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27 Mar 2012 10:43

Ryo Hazuki wrote:not with the colombians there. let's hope they will be invited :)

Yes, they've really lit up the races so far :rolleyes:

What a boring course. Okay, it's a practice race for the Tour, but please don't make it so obvious.
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27 Mar 2012 10:43

TeoSheva wrote:almost 60km of ITT... is it a little bit too much?
It's a perfect preparation for this year's Tour, it makes sense. It doesn't mean I love it though.
Do you want to watch better bike racing? => Team radios (not race radio) must go!
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27 Mar 2012 10:44

Nice 60km ITT:D:D
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27 Mar 2012 10:46

This is a great profile. Lot's of possibilities.
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27 Mar 2012 10:49

To be honest, I'm a bit disapointed but not really surprised. Would have liked a MTF.

Anyone got a profile/details for Joux Plane?
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27 Mar 2012 10:51

hrotha wrote:I'll take that as a "no."


OK.. What is your prediction?
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27 Mar 2012 10:54

DominicDecoco wrote:This is a great profile. Lot's of possibilities.
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Me too. And Stage 6 looks excellent.

But the rest of the race is poor. A disappointing route.
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27 Mar 2012 11:02

Floyd Landis should take Stage 6.
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27 Mar 2012 11:03

I think Andy Schleck will chose the tour de suisse again, although it was said by Bruyneel he would start in the Dauphine but 60km ITT a few weeks before the TDF...
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27 Mar 2012 11:05

airstream wrote:OK.. What is your prediction?

Leaders group completely shattered on the Joux Plane. A couple of pairs and trios making it to Morzine together before the rest of the leaders.
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