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74ª Volta a Portugal 15/08 to 26/08

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25 Aug 2012 15:02

still no info??
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25 Aug 2012 15:22

RVR nails another ITT.
Leads from Jason McCartney.

Link to live video here, Ryo:
http://www.sportlemon.tv/v-4/2/192/v-439353.html
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25 Aug 2012 15:43

and the race is on!!!!!

gogogo sabido, never thought this guy would ever been fighting for a volta win
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25 Aug 2012 15:55

holy **** this is a battle!! sabido 3 seconds faster!! 5 seconds behind in gc now!! but blanco is battling back
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25 Aug 2012 16:31

Alejandro Marque takes the ITT. Blanco takes the Overall. Nice fight from Sabido.
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25 Aug 2012 16:51

while i don't dislike blanco, it pains me to see a spanish holding the record of volta wins with no portuguese rider close to at least equaling it in the next 10 years. . . . the new guys stepping up will never stay on the national scene long enough to do it.

anyway after this volta, has any portuguese rider shown enough talent to maybe get himself a contract on a Pro conti team?

i would go with josé gonçalves, amaro antunes and daniel silva imo.
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26 Aug 2012 18:28

Amaro Antunes already deserved a Pro Conti contract for next year. He's too good to get trapped in Portugal.
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26 Aug 2012 18:32

Parrulo wrote:while i don't dislike blanco, it pains me to see a spanish holding the record of volta wins with no portuguese rider close to at least equaling it in the next 10 years. . . . the new guys stepping up will never stay on the national scene long enough to do it.

anyway after this volta, has any portuguese rider shown enough talent to maybe get himself a contract on a Pro conti team?

i would go with josé gonçalves, amaro antunes and daniel silva imo.


none of those. look at how badly broco and cardoso have been failing this year
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26 Aug 2012 19:14

Ryo Hazuki wrote:none of those. look at how badly broco and cardoso have been failing this year


neither broco nor cardoso are as talented as antunes and gonçalves. but they aren't Colombians so ofc they aren't even worth a place on a pro conti team . . . .

ok ryo

also cardoso is actually doing fairly well at the vuelta which is his first GT.
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26 Aug 2012 20:03

Parrulo wrote:neither broco nor cardoso are as talented as antunes and gonçalves. but they aren't Colombians so ofc they aren't even worth a place on a pro conti team . . . .

ok ryo

also cardoso is actually doing fairly well at the vuelta which is his first GT.


we aren't talking about colombians. but if you must talk about them, then yes they don't even hold a candle to them. antunes and goncalves aren't very big talents(goncalves bigger than antunes a lot though), broco was a huge talent in u23, bigger than those 2 you named.
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26 Aug 2012 20:08

Broco's career was derailed because he didn't fit in at Liberty Seguros, but his recovery is his biggest problem, I was surprised they put him in the Vuelta and not the Volta team as a result. André Cardoso may never be a leader anywhere, but he'll make a pretty decent mountain domestique, he just doesn't have anyone to domestique FOR at Caja Rural.
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18 Jan 2013 09:19

I'm looking for recordings of older Volta editions and of other races in Portugal (Like Porto-Lisboa e.g.). Unfortunately there isn't so much too find before 2009. Only snippets. RTP has shown hours and hours, so maybe someone has recorded this stuff. :)
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18 Jan 2013 09:35

2007 stage 1

- from the 'related videos' links on that you should be able to find pretty much all the significant coverage of the 2007 race, including the last hour of coverage on the mountain stages.
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19 Jan 2013 14:38

Thank You! :)
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