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74ª Volta a Portugal 15/08 to 26/08

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15 Aug 2012 06:58

candido barbosa was the biggest joke in portugese cycling and that's against pretty good compeition there. glad he's gone.

as always I'm looking forward to this. been following since 2004 when I found rtpi on my satelite and enjoyed the overdoped riders flying over climbs like there's no tomorrow. now it's clean but still it's a lot better than most european races and it has a great starting field this year with so many interesting teams and names
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15 Aug 2012 07:25

Libertine Seguros wrote:
Also of curio value will be the Lokosphinx guys - Shilov and Shalunov in particular - and Reinardt Janse van Rensburg. How they transition to long stage races will be interesting to say the least. Shalunov and Janse van Rensburg are overdue a step up, Shilov has a suspension in his back pocket already which might make people wary, but he's shown reasonable climbing and good TT skills in the Vuelta a Asturias the last couple of years.


Looks like Belykh has the best form of the Lokosphinx guys at the moment....
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15 Aug 2012 07:53

Caught some of the all singing and dancing team presentation on PTPi, yesterday.
One of my fav races of the year.
Glad I got back just in time to see it.:)

Busy week, with the big Italian trio being shown live on RAITRE, too, this week.
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15 Aug 2012 14:03

Brice Feillu might do a top 10 maybe a top 5 place

Otherwise it's for Columbia to win this stage race
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15 Aug 2012 14:13

the colombians have atapuma for gc but that will be hard considering there's a long itt
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15 Aug 2012 15:00

reinardt!!! _O_
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15 Aug 2012 15:18

Indeed. There's a 30 km or so ITT. A fairly flat one. Doubt Atapuma can take on the mountains enough time oncontenders that can actually defend themselves at it. But we'll see.

Rensburg starts a Volta with the rigth foot clocking the best time so far. I hope he can take a stage win (or more) and I'm curious as to how he will fare at the TT.
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15 Aug 2012 16:53

And this is the Top 10 of the Prologue. 2,2 km

1. Reinardt Van Rensburg (MTN) 02:48:744
2. Hugo Sabido (LA-Antarte)0,2 s
3. José Gonçalves (Onda-Bovista) + 1,39 s
4. Boy Van Poppel (UHC) + 3,50 s
5. Dimitry Sokolov (Lokosphinx) 4,54 s
6. Rafael Reis (National Team) +4,78 s
7. Samuel Caldeira (Carmim-Prio) + 5,11 s
8. Edgar Pinto (LA-Antarte) + 5,37 s
9. Sérgio Sousa(Efapel Glassdrive) + 6,3 s
10.Bradley White(UHC) + 6,5

David Blanco and Ricardo Mestre are the big contenders. Finished 41th and 42th, respectively. 10 seconds behind.

Atapuma lost about 18 seconds. (I'm not sure how they round the time?). Full Results
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15 Aug 2012 17:30

Awesome from Janse van Rensburg and Reis!!!
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15 Aug 2012 18:06

canyonball wrote:And this is the Top 10 of the Prologue. 2,2 km

1. Reinardt Van Rensburg (MTN) 02:48:744
2. Hugo Sabido (LA-Antarte)0,2 s
3. José Gonçalves (Onda-Bovista) + 1,39 s
4. Boy Van Poppel (UHC) + 3,50 s
5. Dimitry Sokolov (Lokosphinx) 4,54 s
6. Rafael Reis (National Team) +4,78 s
7. Samuel Caldeira (Carmim-Prio) + 5,11 s
8. Edgar Pinto (LA-Antarte) + 5,37 s
9. Sérgio Sousa(Efapel Glassdrive) + 6,3 s
10.Bradley White(UHC) + 6,5

David Blanco and Ricardo Mestre are the big contenders. Finished 41th and 42th, respectively. 10 seconds behind.

Atapuma lost about 18 seconds. (I'm not sure how they round the time?). Full Results


awesome, that kid is going to be a world beater in the future
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15 Aug 2012 21:18

Reinardt has to be picked up by a WT team at some point now, he's been too good this season.
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16 Aug 2012 12:21

any webstream?

edit :
wil answer my own question : yes

http://sports-livez.blogspot.fr/
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16 Aug 2012 12:25

As a rule of thumb, coverage starts at 15:00 on RTP Informação and at 16:00 at RTP1, London Time.
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16 Aug 2012 14:01

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16 Aug 2012 14:04

canyonball wrote:As a rule of thumb, coverage starts at 15:00 on RTP Informação and at 16:00 at RTP1, London Time.


why so late??
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16 Aug 2012 14:20

iZnoGouD wrote:why so late??


Dunno. But with Trittico Lombardo now on and the Vuelta starting in a few days, I think it makes perfect sense.

Stage 1. Termas de Monfortinho to Oliveira do Hospital

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This stage should be fun. Rensburg is in yellow with an advantage of 0,2 seconds over Hugo Sabido. There are bonus seconds to be handed at the finish for the first three. 10", 6" and 4". Last 30 km are bumpy.

Luis Mas Bonet (98; Burgos) and Jay Thomson (128, United Healthcare) are on the break of the day with an advantage about 13:50 minutes. 83 km to go.
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16 Aug 2012 15:04

Is this a Vladimir Efimkin deja-vu? Can any of these guys climb?
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16 Aug 2012 15:14

Can't see the pelotao taking 10 minutes back in 40kms.....
.........uummm, unless the gps is dodgy.
2 minutes gained in 3 kms.
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16 Aug 2012 15:20

how big the gap is?i can't see on this stream well
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16 Aug 2012 15:21

Santa Ovaia at about 30 km. 2,8 km at 9,7%. Marco Chagas says the run in is wuite narrow, so positioning will be key.

Portuguese teams caught napping as per usual. Last 30 km aren't easy, but still. Efapel and Carmim working. The others are happy to wait and see. Apparently, Hugo Sabido (La -Antarte) has gathered bonification second(s) along the way and is now ahead of Rensburg.

Edit: Last time I checked it was 08:54 on the moto-bike. The time listed by RTP is more often than, not wrong.
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