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47th Amstel Gold Race (The maze) - Sunday April 15, 2012

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13 Apr 2012 12:13

Top 3:

1. J-Rod
2. Evans
3. Sanchez

The surprise may be Evans. I thought he looked very strong in CI, and believe he will performe really well in the Ardennes classics.
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13 Apr 2012 13:08

Any love for Henao? Will he be Sky's protected rider?
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13 Apr 2012 13:36

DominicDecoco wrote:I think I'll believe more in what Matti says than someone on a forum.


any word about why he abondoned the race in the Brabantse Pijl on wednesday?

Edit: okay, he crashed, I overlooked that
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13 Apr 2012 13:55

search wrote:any word about why he abondoned the race in the Brabantse Pijl on wednesday?

Edit: okay, he crashed, I overlooked that


Who didn't ;)
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13 Apr 2012 16:48

Was there an official startlist released yet ?
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13 Apr 2012 16:53

Gloin22 wrote:Was there an official startlist released yet ?


http://www.amstelgoldrace.nl/index.php?pageId=33&languageId=12
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13 Apr 2012 16:53

Gloin22 wrote:Was there an official startlist released yet ?

http://www.amstelgoldrace.nl/index.php?pageId=33

it will appear here. this is not the final version yet tho
BYOP88 wrote:Great to see that Porte has rediscovered his 2010/11 climbing form. Hope he can keep it for the rest of the Tour and year.
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13 Apr 2012 17:17

Thanks guys ;)
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13 Apr 2012 19:02

greenedge wrote:He does not suck, admittedly he is not suited to the AGR course and probably does not deserve leadership status as CN have reported ( at most other races as well ) but he did well to set up Lithgart FTW at the Dutch RR.

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Who are you talking about?

Quote would be nice... helps to follow discussion.
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13 Apr 2012 19:51

Museeuw wrote:Who are you talking about?

Quote would be nice... helps to follow discussion.


Going by the fact he mentioned - setting up Ligthart for the win at the Dutch Nat. RR - I'd say he's talking about Rob Ruijgh, who did indeed pull out all the stops in order to set-up Lightart for the win. However, you would have to have followed, or at least read about the unfolding of the Dutch National RR to know that of course.
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13 Apr 2012 20:15

Spine Concept wrote:Going by the fact he mentioned - setting up Ligthart for the win at the Dutch Nat. RR - I'd say he's talking about Rob Ruijgh, who did indeed pull out all the stops in order to set-up Lightart for the win. However, you would have to have followed, or at least read about the unfolding of the Dutch National RR to know that of course.


Thanks a lot!
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13 Apr 2012 21:10

No but really Gilbert will win
Image

Or not.
BYOP88 wrote:Great to see that Porte has rediscovered his 2010/11 climbing form. Hope he can keep it for the rest of the Tour and year.
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13 Apr 2012 21:17

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:No but really Gilbert will win
Image

Or not.


Great picture!
Looks like a freewheeling Cancellara that's looking at Gilbert like "Why the hell is he suffering, we haven't even started yet?".
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13 Apr 2012 21:41

DominicDecoco wrote:Odds 50 on Matti. Oh, happy days. I know he probably wont win but he's captain and got full support on a team that wants to do great in the particularly race. Higher odds on Matti unlike other riders who are locked with no posibility of winning what so ever.


he's not captain. rabo has 6 protected riders :o
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13 Apr 2012 21:43

greenedge wrote:He does not suck, admittedly he is not suited to the AGR course and probably does not deserve leadership status as CN have reported ( at most other races as well ) but he did well to set up Lithgart FTW at the Dutch RR.

@Maltiv whilst i acknowledge those are good odds i doubt he can- as we have only seen him outsprint Levi. Those two have already beat him earlier this year and have raced on this course for a long time.


if henao is still there and fele well when cauberg begins he can definitely win. you maye have only seen him outsprint levi but I know a lot more. henao is faster and more explosive than almost any rider of that type
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13 Apr 2012 21:58

Ryo Hazuki wrote: you maye have only seen him outsprint levi but I know a lot more. henao is faster and more explosive than almost any rider of that type


And how did you learn this 'a lot more'? From what races do you infer that Henao is one of the most explosive riders up the Cauberg?
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13 Apr 2012 22:11

for a start. hiw 3rd place in that pais vasco stage. I won't bother naming his credentials as an u23 and in colombia, but also wc u23 2009 and his european races as u23

1 72 HAUSSLER Heinrich CTT ( GER )
2 122 KREDER Michel RB3 ( NED ) 00"
3 103 GALLAND Jérémie BCS ( FRA ) 02"
4 22 BACQUET Fabien AUB ( FRA ) 02"
5 62 PICHOT Alexandre BBO ( FRA ) 02"
6 171 HENAO Sergio Luis COL ( COL ) 02"
7 133 DELPECH Jean Luc BSC ( FRA ) 02"
8 15 CAETHOVEN Steven AGR ( BEL ) 02"
9 91 ROCHE Nicolas ALM ( IRL ) 02"
10 86 AMORISON Frédéric LAN ( BEL ) 02"

here he was 21 in a flat massprint. he has improved since then a lot
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13 Apr 2012 22:17

Mark Cavendish is going to destroy him then.
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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13 Apr 2012 23:37

Spine Concept wrote:Going by the fact he mentioned - setting up Ligthart for the win at the Dutch Nat. RR - I'd say he's talking about Rob Ruijgh, who did indeed pull out all the stops in order to set-up Lightart for the win. However, you would have to have followed, or at least read about the unfolding of the Dutch National RR to know that of course.


Thx for explaining.
I'd agree with you but then we'd both be wrong

The Grand Boucle wasn't just Europe's for the taking.

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D&C "He will soon..."
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14 Apr 2012 00:01

Ryo Hazuki wrote:he's not captain. rabo has 6 protected riders :o


'Learn to read' - isn't that what you use to say..?
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