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24 Jan 2013 19:02

Lupetto wrote:Volta ao Algarve 2013

Stage 1, Faro - Albufeira, 199 km
Stage 2, Lagoa - Lagoa, 195 km
Stage 3, Portimão - Alto do Malhão (Loulé), 193 km
Stage 4, Castro Marim - Tavira (ITT), 34,8 km

http://www.uvp-fpc.pt/pagina_file_ver.php?ficheiro=24012013144743.pdf



Malhão bores the ... out of me.

Yeah Malhão should be out; alto da Fóia was due a return. Still, I'm happy that the race is still on considering all the financial trouble going on lately. Next year maybe it will end with Dubai coming in with fat big prize moneys and running at the same time.
Nice to have big stages of 200km maybe this will atract some good classics riders that can't go to Oman get that paycheck.

Edit: Here it is, Froome trades Algarve for Oman. Who can blame him, Algarve's prize should pale in comparison.
http://www.record.xl.pt/Modalidades/Ciclismo/interior.aspx?content_id=800759
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25 Jan 2013 02:20

roundabout wrote:TT too long.


Cancellara FTW :confused:
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25 Jan 2013 08:03

Ferminal wrote:Cancellara FTW :confused:


Tony Martin surely?
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25 Jan 2013 09:32

Volta a Catalunya ‏@VoltaCatalunya

Vallter 2000 y Port Ainé, estaciones de montaña del Grupo FGC, acogerán las dos llegadas en alto de la 93a "Volta" Ciclista a Catalunya
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25 Jan 2013 19:44

Little correction about the Trentino 2013: The MTF to Sega Di Ala will be the final stage, not the 3rd as I said yesterday.

Lienz - Lienz
Lienz TTT
Sillian - Vetriolo Terme
Pergine Valsugana - ???
??? - Sega Di Ala
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25 Jan 2013 20:13

GP Blanco wrote:Some FDJ news. Pinot will lead the team in the Tour de France while Jeannesson will do the Giro d'Italia. Ladagnous and Offredo will lead the classsics team. I hope that Offredo will continue on the same level as in his 2011 campaign.

Yeah, me too. He was very promising here, producing good results and riding aggressively.
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27 Jan 2013 03:27

What about Vichot?
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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27 Jan 2013 09:30

TA route rumoured:
http://www.cyclingforall.net/altre-corse/108-tirreno-adriatico/10838-tirreno-adriatico-2013-le-tappe-in-anteprima.html

1° tappa: San Vincenzo - Donoratico TTT
2° tappa: San Vincenzo - Indicatore [flat]
3° tappa: Indicatore - Narni [flat with some hills towards the end]
4° tappa: Spoleto - Rocca di Cambio [MTF]
5° tappa: L'Aquila - Chieti [Lanciano + uphill finish]
6° tappa: Porto S. Elpidio - Porto S. Elpidio [hilly]
7° tappa: S. Benedetto del Tronto ITT
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27 Jan 2013 09:45

rocca di cambio as the mountain stage? :o

in the giro there were 27 riders inside 11 seconds . . . does the stage has any mountains before rocca di cambio? if not then it is a very disappointing mountain stage to be honest

also how long will the stages be? i hope they haven't done the same thing they did at the giro and dropped the long stages tirreno usually has
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27 Jan 2013 10:19

Eshnar wrote:TA route rumoured:
http://www.cyclingforall.net/altre-corse/108-tirreno-adriatico/10838-tirreno-adriatico-2013-le-tappe-in-anteprima.html

1° tappa: San Vincenzo - Donoratico TTT
2° tappa: San Vincenzo - Indicatore [flat]
3° tappa: Indicatore - Narni [flat with some hills towards the end]
4° tappa: Spoleto - Rocca di Cambio [MTF]
5° tappa: L'Aquila - Chieti [Lanciano + uphill finish]
6° tappa: Porto S. Elpidio - Porto S. Elpidio [hilly]
7° tappa: S. Benedetto del Tronto ITT


Sounds disappointing, it's even more disappointing when you've mistakenly thought that the big MTF two pages back was rumoured for Tirreno instead of Trentino:o:rolleyes:
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27 Jan 2013 10:20

Thats a good joke...I remember Acquarone said that TA will be decided in the mountains,with Rocca I dont see this rumour come true.
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27 Jan 2013 10:26

Parrulo wrote:rocca di cambio as the mountain stage? :o

Mountain stage? I'd say Chieti is. :o
Unless they put something huge before Rocca Di Cambio.
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27 Jan 2013 10:27

Red Rick wrote:Sounds disappointing, it's even more disappointing when you've mistakenly thought that the big MTF two pages back was rumoured for Tirreno instead of Trentino:o:rolleyes:

*facepalm*
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27 Jan 2013 10:29

The queen stage is the Chieti one anyway, don't think Rocca di Cambio is a horrible climb in March although Sky are sending a strong team. Sounds very good especially with a 4th hilly finale, still don't like the TT(T)s though.
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27 Jan 2013 10:29

Eshnar wrote:Mountain stage? I'd say Chieti is. :o
Unless they put something huge before Rocca Di Cambio.


Which climb can they put there?
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27 Jan 2013 10:29

Parrulo wrote:also how long will the stages be? i hope they haven't done the same thing they did at the giro and dropped the long stages tirreno usually has

Dunno about the length, but I don't see any reason why they should shorten them. After all there's still MSR a few days after.
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27 Jan 2013 10:31

ILovecycling wrote:Which climb can they put there?

nothing that has been climbed before. But Italy is full of hidden mountain paths so I don't rule out anything. :rolleyes: in any case I do believe the mountain stage is to be considered the Chieti one.
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27 Jan 2013 10:31

Eshnar wrote:TA route rumoured:
http://www.cyclingforall.net/altre-corse/108-tirreno-adriatico/10838-tirreno-adriatico-2013-le-tappe-in-anteprima.html

1° tappa: San Vincenzo - Donoratico TTT
2° tappa: San Vincenzo - Indicatore [flat]
3° tappa: Indicatore - Narni [flat with some hills towards the end]
4° tappa: Spoleto - Rocca di Cambio [MTF]
5° tappa: L'Aquila - Chieti [Lanciano + uphill finish]
6° tappa: Porto S. Elpidio - Porto S. Elpidio [hilly]
7° tappa: S. Benedetto del Tronto ITT


Ferminal wrote:The queen stage is the Chieti one anyway, don't think Rocca di Cambio is a horrible climb in March although Sky are sending a strong team.


I think Rocca di Cambio is a horrible finishing climb on every day of the year
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27 Jan 2013 10:35

Eshnar wrote:TA route rumoured:
http://www.cyclingforall.net/altre-corse/108-tirreno-adriatico/10838-tirreno-adriatico-2013-le-tappe-in-anteprima.html

1° tappa: San Vincenzo - Donoratico TTT
2° tappa: San Vincenzo - Indicatore [flat]
3° tappa: Indicatore - Narni [flat with some hills towards the end]
4° tappa: Spoleto - Rocca di Cambio [MTF]
5° tappa: L'Aquila - Chieti [Lanciano + uphill finish]
6° tappa: Porto S. Elpidio - Porto S. Elpidio [hilly]
7° tappa: S. Benedetto del Tronto ITT


I hope it will be a very short tt and itt then otherwise it's for wiggo:o:rolleyes:
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27 Jan 2013 10:38

LaFlorecita wrote:I hope it will be a very short tt and itt then

as always.
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