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29 Jan 2013 18:13



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29 Jan 2013 20:48

Rui Costa confirmed his first 3 races:

Mallorca
Algarve
Paris Nice

after that i guess Pais vasco and the ardennes
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29 Jan 2013 21:03

Parrulo wrote:Rui Costa confirmed his first 3 races:

Mallorca
Algarve
Paris Nice

after that i guess Pais vasco and the ardennes


Should have a nice chance for a win at PN, ideal prep for it as well. Tbh I can see him winning a stage at least in all of 3 of those races ( if you count Mallorcas 4 day stage race that is )
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29 Jan 2013 22:22

well winning a stage in each may be a stretch but i could see him fighting for the overall in alvarve and PN although with 34k of itt it will be tough to beat martin and porte in algarve.

PN should be interesting tho without any big gun that i can think of and montagne de lure to drop martin.

i also think he is having a lighter schedule this year, as he hinted that after the tour his form was on the downhill all the way till the end of the season, after all his season was over 20 race days/5000 Km longer then the longest season he had before.

so it should be something like:

Mallorca
Algarve
Paris Nice
Pais Vasco
Ardennes
Romandie
Suisse
Tour
Canadian races
Worlds
Lombardy

which would be around 70 racing days with some smaller races around the year as well.
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29 Jan 2013 22:39

Talking about PN, who should be the favourites?

I know we still don't have parcours but the col de eze ITT and montagne de lure seem pretty much confirmed rumours. And being this PN, this 2 stages + the prologue should be all there is in terms of GC decisive stages.

Since most top guys are skipping it either for TA (Contador, Nibali, froome, evans, scarponi and cunego just to name a few) or for different racing scedules ( Wiggins and Valverde) we will have a very open race.

so who are the favourites?

Costa?
TJVG?
Porte?
Rogers?
Kreuziguer?
Taramae?
Pinot?
Rolland?
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29 Jan 2013 22:43

Gesink too in P-N. Cant think of much others, T-A is completely star-studded in comparison to P-N.
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29 Jan 2013 22:47

P-N
Westra going?
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29 Jan 2013 22:48

Havetts wrote:Gesink too in P-N. Cant think of much others, T-A is completely star-studded in comparison to P-N.


Only in GT riders.
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29 Jan 2013 22:53

Havetts wrote:Gesink too in P-N. Cant think of much others, T-A is completely star-studded in comparison to P-N.


well to be honest a race without many stars has potential to be great as it is less predictable.

gesink will certainly be one of the favourites being on paper the best climber and one of the best time trialists.
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29 Jan 2013 23:09

Parrulo wrote:well to be honest a race without many stars has potential to be great as it is less predictable.

gesink will certainly be one of the favourites being on paper the best climber and one of the best time trialists.


For sure. I dont disagree with you :). ParisNice hasnt made anything available yet wrt the route, have they?
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30 Jan 2013 03:22

Parrulo wrote:Talking about PN, who should be the favourites?

I know we still don't have parcours but the col de eze ITT and montagne de lure seem pretty much confirmed rumours. And being this PN, this 2 stages + the prologue should be all there is in terms of GC decisive stages.

Since most top guys are skipping it either for TA (Contador, Nibali, froome, evans, scarponi and cunego just to name a few) or for different racing scedules ( Wiggins and Valverde) we will have a very open race.

so who are the favourites?

Costa?
TJVG?
Porte?
Rogers?
Kreuziguer?
Taramae?
Pinot?
Rolland?


Pinot won't be competing.
I'd say Costa, Tejay, Kreuziger, Gesink, and Westra will be the big favorites (of who we know is going or will probably go that is). Tejay showed some pretty good early season form at San Luis, so I think he will do well.

Dazed and Confused wrote:P-N
Westra going?


He is.
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30 Jan 2013 08:36

Parrulo wrote:well to be honest a race without many stars has potential to be great as it is less predictable.

gesink will certainly be one of the favourites being on paper the best climber and one of the best time trialists.

With the Col d'Eze TT, Costa should be in with a bigger chance than Gesink. Costa seems to be quite good at uphill TTs. Of course, if he has last year's legs, there won't be much they can do about Westra. And maybe Talansky will ride? Perfect course for him.
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30 Jan 2013 09:01

Afrank wrote:


He is.


In that case I think he might be the man to beat. Any steep ramps on the parcours rumored?
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30 Jan 2013 09:10

Dazed and Confused wrote:In that case I think he might be the man to beat. Any steep ramps on the parcours rumored?

No. Just Montagne de Lure and Col d'Eze as decisive stages.
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30 Jan 2013 09:13

Wed, 30/01/2013 - Sun, 03/02/2013


1) 30.01. Bellegarde - Beaucaire (152,0 km)
2) 31.01. Nîmes - Les Fumades (157,3 km)
3) 01.02. Bessèges - Bessèges (152,6 km)
4) 02.02. Sabran - Pont-Saint-Esprit (158,0 km)
5a) 03.02. Alés - Alés (69,0 km)
5b) 03.02. Alés - Alés/Site de l‘Ermitage (9,7 km)



Start list:

Cofidis
1 COPPEL Jérôme
2 POULHIES Stéphane
3 BARLE Florent
4 BESSY Cyril
5 FOUCHARD Julien
6 LEVARLET Guillaume
7 VALENTIN Tristan
8 JOEAAR Gert

Vacansoleil-DCM
11 FEILLU Romain
12 BOECKMANS Kris
13 BOLE Grega
14 LEUKEMANS Björn
15 * LINDEMAN Bert-Jan
16 * NOVIKOV Nikita
17 VEUCHELEN Frederik
18 WESTRA Lieuwe

FDJ
21 FEDRIGO Pierrick
22 GESLIN Anthony
23 ROUX Anthony
24 PICHON Laurent
25 PINEAU Cédric
26 ROY Jérémy
27 VAUGRENARD Benoit
28 VICHOT Arthur

Lotto-Belisol
31 VAN GENECHTEN Jonas
32 BELLEMAKERS Dirk
33 BULGAC Brian
34 DE GREEF Francis
35 NEYENS Maarten
36 * ROBERT Frédérique
37 * VAN DER SANDE Tosh
38 VAN DE WALLE Jurgen

Team Europcar
41 VOECKLER Thomas
42 ROLLAND Pierre
43 * COQUARD Bryan
44 BOUYER Franck
45 CHAVANEL Sébastien
46 * COUSIN Jérôme
47 GAUDIN Damien
48 GAUTIER Cyril

Euskaltel-Euskadi
51 SICARD Romain
52 KOCJAN Jure
53
54 URTASUN Pablo
55 SAEZ Adrian
56 MESTRE Ricardo
57 PEREZ Ruben
58 GARCIA Ricardo

AG2R-La Mondiale
61 DUMOULIN Samuel
62 * BARDET Romain
63 BOUET Maxime
64 * DOMONT Axel
65 DUPONT Hubert
66 GEORGES Sylvain
67 POZZOVIVO Domenico
68 RAVARD Anthony

Argos-Shimano
71 * BARGUIL Warren
72 * DAMUSEAU Thomas
73 * PREIDLER Georg
74 * LUDVIGSSON Tobias
75 PARISIEN François
76 PETERSON Tom
77 DE BACKER Bert
78 SPRICK Matthieu

Sojasun
81 * DELAPLACE Anthony
82 ENGOULVENT Jimmy
83 GALLAND Jérémie
84 HIVERT Jonathan
85 LEMOINE Cyril
86 MARTIAS Rony
87 SISKEVICIUS Evaldas
88 TALABARDON Yannick

Crelan-Euphony
91 AMORISON Frédéric
92 BARBE Koen
93 DELFOSSE Sébastien
94 HOUELIJNCK Kurt
95 JUODVALKIS Egidijus
96 PLANCKAERT Baptiste
97 PEETERS Kevin
98 VANTOMME Maxime

Bretagne-Séché Environnement
101 VACHON Florian
102 DION Renaud
103 * FONSECA Armindo
104 GERARD Arnaud
105 BIDEAU Jean-Marc
106 * CORBEL Erwann
107 LE MONTAGNER Benjamin
108 DELPECH Jean-Luc

Accent Jobs-Wanty
111 VAN DIJK Stefan
112 VERRAES Benjamin
113 SCHEIRLINCKX Staf
114 * JANS Roy
115 DRUCKER Jean-Pierre
116 * DE TROYER Tim
117 VANLANDSCHOOT James
118 HABEAUX Grégory

BigMat-Auber 93
121 BACQUET Fabien
122 BAZIN Nicolas
123 * DASSONVILLE Flavien
124 FAUCON Guillaume
125 DRUJON Mathieu
126 * LE BOULCH Dimitri
127 ROSSETTO Stéphane
128 TRONET Steven

Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
131 DE VREESE Laurens
132 * VAN ASBROECK Tom
133 VANSPEYBROUCK Pieter
134 * DE CLERCQ Tim
135 * VANOVERBERGHE Arthur
136 VAN STAEYEN Michael
137 * VAN HOECKE Gijs
138 * WALLAYS Jelle

Roubaix-Lille Métropole
141 * DESRIAC Loïc
142 * KOWALSKI Rudy
143 LALOUETTE Kévin
144 * LE MONTAGNER Maxime
145 PATOUX Cyrille
146 VERMEULEN Franck
147 * ZIMINE Boris
148

UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
151 DAY Benjamin
152 FRATTINI Davide
153 HEGYVARY Adrian
154 ILESIC Aldo Ino
155 REIJNEN Kiel
156 * KEOUGH Luke
157
158 IRVINE Martyn

La Pomme Marseille
161 ANTOMARCHI Julien
162 ROSTOLLAN Thomas
163 GIRAUD Benjamin
164 * VAUBOURZEIX Thomas
165 MARTINEZ Yannick
166 * BAKKE Jason
167 * JENNINGS Christopher
168 JULES Justin

An Post-Chainreaction
171 EECKHOUT Niko
172 VAN VOOREN Steven
173 * DOWNEY Sean
174 MCLAUGHLIN Ronan
175 * VEREECKEN Nicolas
176 * VERMOTE Alphonse
177 * WYTINCK Niels
178 * MCNALLY Mark

RusVelo
181 KOCHETKOV Pavel
182 KLIMOV Sergey
183 * ZAKARIN Ilnur
184 MIRONOV Alexander
185 OVECHKIN Artem
186 * POMOSHNIKOV Sergey
187 SEROV Alexander
188 SOLOMENNIKOV Andrey
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30 Jan 2013 09:17

There were rumours that Mallorca had been cut to two race days this year. Anyone seen it confirmed anywhere?
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30 Jan 2013 09:22

will10 wrote:There were rumours that Mallorca had been cut to two race days this year. Anyone seen it confirmed anywhere?


No, if I´m right, it´s even extended to 4 x 1.1 this year. But they nowadays seem to have budget problems every year, so you can never be sure.

Gone are the days when this was a secure five day race.
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30 Jan 2013 09:23

theyoungest wrote:No. Just Montagne de Lure and Col d'Eze as decisive stages.


oh well, looking forward to the showdown on Col d'Eze.
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30 Jan 2013 10:54

RHRH19861986 wrote:No, if I´m right, it´s even extended to 4 x 1.1 this year. But they nowadays seem to have budget problems every year, so you can never be sure.

Gone are the days when this was a secure five day race.


It's confirmed 4 races, new rotues for 3 of these races as well.

You can find them here : http://vueltamallorca.com/challenge-mallorca/trofeos-y-recorridos/
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30 Jan 2013 11:00

Thanks, appreciated.
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