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10 Jan 2013 12:54

Gesink for the Giro-Suisse double?
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10 Jan 2013 13:34

flumserberg ,MTT no?
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10 Jan 2013 13:36

The TA route will be announced on January, 17th apparently. Very little rumours about the route, which should finish in S.Benedetto Del Tronto like last year.
A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.


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10 Jan 2013 13:40

Eshnar wrote:which should finish in S.Benedetto Del Tronto like last year.


you mean like every year ;)
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10 Jan 2013 13:41

Flamin wrote:you mean like every year ;)

whatever :p
as for now, the only rumour we have is a stage finish almost sure in Narni (short uphill finish). The next stage should start from Spoleto.
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10 Jan 2013 13:46

Eshnar wrote:The TA route will be announced on January, 17th apparently. Very little rumours about the route, which should finish in S.Benedetto Del Tronto like last year.


Any idea if it's still a TT? I think Cav's wheel collapsing was more exciting than the TTs have been.
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10 Jan 2013 13:50

Ferminal wrote:Any idea if it's still a TT?

nope. No idea at all, as I said I have very little info. But I could guess it'll be a TT almost surely.
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10 Jan 2013 14:00

Ferminal wrote:Gesink for the Giro-Suisse double?


Either Rob or Kruijswijk would do so, wouldn't he?
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10 Jan 2013 14:05

Kessiakoff's schedule
“I will do Andalucia, Almeria, Friuli, Camaiore, Lazio, Strade Bianche, Tirreno and Romandie. After that we will see for the Giro. I do however know my strongest period is in the second part of the season, but we will plan that later. The Giro is the team’s big goal of the season and we really want to win it with Nibali.”


If he goes to the Vuleta in good form he will target a top 15.
http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/13668/Kessiakoff-on-right-track-again-after-so-so-winter-top-fifteen-in-Vuelta-is-possible-goal.aspx
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10 Jan 2013 14:13

Bah, a top-15.
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10 Jan 2013 14:15

roundabout wrote:Bah, a top-15.

yes, very ambitious :D
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10 Jan 2013 14:21

That would put him up there with other greats like Stijn Devolder and Philip Deignan.
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10 Jan 2013 14:21

roundabout wrote:Bah, a top-15.


so whats next?
Finishing the race or how about getting on the startlist.
Pathetic.
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10 Jan 2013 14:24

Ferminal wrote:Gesink for the Giro-Suisse double?

You mean with the stage finish in La Punt again?

Nah, he would have, but he'll go for the Giro-Tour double.
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10 Jan 2013 14:44

Afrank wrote:Kessiakoff's schedule


If he goes to the Vuleta in good form he will target a top 15.
http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/13668/Kessiakoff-on-right-track-again-after-so-so-winter-top-fifteen-in-Vuelta-is-possible-goal.aspx


What's most disappointing about the lack of ambition for a Vuelta GC here is that in the past he's got into breaks on key days to go for stage wins, or spent a couple of days in the autobus to target the TT etc. Now if he was looking to get a top 15 the way that eg. Periero regularly hit the top 10 of the Tour - by being aggresive and getting into breaks, with a top GC coming as a bonus on top of a stage win - then good luck to him. But I suspect he's actually looking at a top 15 at the Vuelta in the manner that Zubeldia has made a career of Tour top 10s...anonymously.
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10 Jan 2013 15:37

will10 wrote:What's most disappointing about the lack of ambition for a Vuelta GC here is that in the past he's got into breaks on key days to go for stage wins, or spent a couple of days in the autobus to target the TT etc. Now if he was looking to get a top 15 the way that eg. Periero regularly hit the top 10 of the Tour - by being aggresive and getting into breaks, with a top GC coming as a bonus on top of a stage win - then good luck to him. But I suspect he's actually looking at a top 15 at the Vuelta in the manner that Zubeldia has made a career of Tour top 10s...anonymously.


He has delayed his season start with one month. Since he took a vaccine against his allergy. He has feeling very tierd of it. It is one know side effect with take a vaccine agains allergy. The Side effect can be a year long according to an other interview with him late last season. That is probally one reason why he has a so low goal in the Veulta.

And Kessiakoff always say he is "out of shape" and just hoping to help his "teammates". Just before Giro del Lazio this year he told Swedish press that he had too much fatigue from veulta and just hoped to be able to race to the goal.
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10 Jan 2013 15:54

it looked like he would be able to finish the Vuelta on the podium two years ago before he got sick and now he targets a top 15...?!

would be a real pity if he is not able to live up to the quality of riding he showed in 2011 because of his allergies
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10 Jan 2013 16:14

Rumours about Giro Del Trentino 2013: MTF to Vetriolo Terme on stage 2
The stage will be 220 kms long from Sillian (Austria) to Vetriolo Terme. Passo Lavazè to be climbed in the middle.

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source: sp aziociclismo

well is basically confirmed, not just a rumour
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10 Jan 2013 16:32

Oh, and the first stage will be split into a short stage and a 15 kms TTT. Both of them in Lienz. (All this is official, I'm just reorganizing the news)
So we have:
stage1a: Lienz - Lienz (road stage)
stage1b: Lienz TTT 15 kms
stage2: Sillian - Vetriolo Terme MTF 220 kms
stage3: Pergine Valsugana - ???
stage4: ??? - ???
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10 Jan 2013 16:48

Flamin wrote:Samu Sanchez:

Vuelta a Andalucía
Tirreno
GP Miguel Indurain
País Vasco
Amstel Gold Race/LBL (or both)
Giro

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A much lighter race schedule than Purito. makes sense too.
I thought he was doing PN.

There will be a galaxy of starts for T/A.
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