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12 Jan 2013 19:51

it is a super sensation
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12 Jan 2013 19:52

airstream wrote:it is a super sensation


What do you mean ?
"The second place is not good."
The great Alberto Contador :p
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12 Jan 2013 19:58

LaFlorecita wrote:What do you mean ?


The fact that he won't be at the Vuelta.
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12 Jan 2013 21:02

airstream wrote:The fact that he won't be at the Vuelta.


Ok for you maybe
"The second place is not good."
The great Alberto Contador :p
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12 Jan 2013 21:25

LaFlorecita wrote:Ok for you maybe


Yeah. In figurative sense.
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12 Jan 2013 22:06

Some early predictions???
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12 Jan 2013 22:15

hayzer114 wrote:Some early predictions???


Image
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12 Jan 2013 22:22

Bavarianrider wrote:Image


andy schleck after the team presentation?
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The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


journalist with integrity.
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12 Jan 2013 22:31

i think it will be a great vuelta

quintana would be my pick
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13 Jan 2013 00:13

the music piece in the presentation was really awessome btw for anyone who hasnt seen it. In the video it starts at about 25 minutes.
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The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


journalist with integrity.
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13 Jan 2013 00:38

Bavarian... your beloved Tour of California has put out a half decent route for once this year, I think anyway, can't remember. I can remember the route for the Vuelta for several years gone, however.

We need to do a comparative tarmac analysis before we can truly say what the best race is, though.
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13 Jan 2013 08:12

after watching the entire presentation- I'd say is going to be a really good one-just the fact that it begins with 30k TTT & the 2nd stage finalizes with a 1cat MTF:eek:- Valverde was sort of stunned by the amount of MTFs-specially the 3 in a row on the 2nd week -Contador seemed a bit ok-but all of them-along with Samu & Purito agreed on this edition being a tough one.
Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
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13 Jan 2013 20:11

Here you have a summary about the rout of the Vuelta and his most important climbs ( a work of PRC )

http://plataformarecorridosciclistas.org/2013/01/13/la-vuelta-2013-recorrido-y-perfiles-de-los-puertos/
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14 Jan 2013 09:47

Vuelta cannot be taken seriously. How many MTF and uphill finishes are there?
The race kicks off with TTT and 3 MTF/uphill finishes. What the organizers will do if a GC contender will get 3 minutes on the first MTF and the race will be decided?
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14 Jan 2013 09:57

guncha wrote:Vuelta cannot be taken seriously. How many MTF and uphill finishes are there?
The race kicks off with TTT and 3 MTF/uphill finishes. What the organizers will do if a GC contender will get 3 minutes on the first MTF and the race will be decided?


lance is not racing
and those aren't exactly mountains
the organizers do what the audience wants.
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14 Jan 2013 10:13

jens_attacks wrote:lance is not racing
and those aren't exactly mountains
the organizers do what the audience wants.

These "aren't exactly mountains" tend to be like 10%+ stuff. Profiles look nasty enough. Because of too many MTFs, high mountain stages became very predictable in Vuelta 2012 and there were hardly any action in all but one stage. 5 - 6 high mountain stages plus 1 - 2 medium mountain stage formula is the best.
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14 Jan 2013 10:45

There are only 5 - 6 high mountain stages... the rest are either short uphill finishes or medium rolling climbs to the finish. GC contenders will only do anything on these days (proper attack not sprinting at 1km) if they are desperate.
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14 Jan 2013 11:51

Hehe, the Vuelta will finish BavarianRider with a weak TT field. Perhaps, Samu will be the strongest timetrialist in the race, then... Nibali. :D:)
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14 Jan 2013 13:43

Ferminal wrote:There are only 5 - 6 high mountain stages... the rest are either short uphill finishes or medium rolling climbs to the finish. GC contenders will only do anything on these days (proper attack not sprinting at 1km) if they are desperate.

Get 15 - 20 seconds in uphill sprint, add 20 bonus seconds and it is significant time. This race can be decided in stages like that not in high mountains.
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14 Jan 2013 14:50

airstream wrote:Hehe, the Vuelta will finish BavarianRider with a weak TT field. Perhaps, Samu will be the strongest timetrialist in the race, then... Nibali. :D:)


Samu time trailing is more based on his technically skills, not on his power isn't it.? I'm just not sure what that means for the hilly Vuelta time trail.
Few years ago Marzio Bruseghin would have won such a tim trail.
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