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30 Jan 2013 11:44

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


uran and he could very well win it.
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30 Jan 2013 12:02

Ryo Hazuki wrote:uran and he could very well win it.


Isn't he peaking for the Ardennes like in 2011? I can't imagine him winning the GC against the guys who really target this race.
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30 Jan 2013 12:15

I can't imagine him winning this race, full stop. Not good enough.
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30 Jan 2013 12:19

theyoungest wrote:I can't imagine him winning this race, full stop. Not good enough.


You that bored?
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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


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30 Jan 2013 12:19

Pentacycle wrote:Isn't he peaking for the Ardennes like in 2011? I can't imagine him winning the GC against the guys who really target this race.


last year it was urans first race and he was already one of the best. same for 2011. this yera he will have extra racingdays before it and his base level is very high anyway. even if he's peaking at the classics, he can still win it against such competition
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30 Jan 2013 12:23

Ryo Hazuki wrote:uran and he could very well win it.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but when has he [Uran] been close to winning a WT stage race?
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30 Jan 2013 12:30

Ryo Hazuki wrote:last year it was urans first race and he was already one of the best. same for 2011. this yera he will have extra racingdays before it and his base level is very high anyway. even if he's peaking at the classics, he can still win it against such competition


Really? Last year on Mende he got beat by Wiggins, Westra, Leipheimer etc., on a short steep climb. That's pretty crappy for a punchy climber like Uran, you know. I mean, if it was his first race, it's not a problem at all, but no way was he one of the best. Wasn't even in the top 10.
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30 Jan 2013 13:05

cineteq wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong, but when has he [Uran] been close to winning a WT stage race?


uh last year catalunya? :rolleyes:
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30 Jan 2013 13:06

Maaaaaaaarten wrote:Really? Last year on Mende he got beat by Wiggins, Westra, Leipheimer etc., on a short steep climb. That's pretty crappy for a punchy climber like Uran, you know. I mean, if it was his first race, it's not a problem at all, but no way was he one of the best. Wasn't even in the top 10.


it was hist first race of the year and he was wiggins helper
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30 Jan 2013 13:06

Maaaaaaaarten wrote:Really? Last year on Mende he got beat by Wiggins, Westra, Leipheimer etc., on a short steep climb. That's pretty crappy for a punchy climber like Uran, you know. I mean, if it was his first race, it's not a problem at all, but no way was he one of the best. Wasn't even in the top 10.


In Mende he finished together with Szmyd, for whom it was the first race of the season too. Still it's just a preparation race for most, you can't say Uran won't be able to win PN this year with some more preparation. Depends on the amount of TT kms.
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30 Jan 2013 13:12

Uran is like Mollema in capabilities. Good rider, never the best.
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30 Jan 2013 13:18

Ryo Hazuki wrote:uh last year catalunya? :rolleyes:
Isn't that the same race where stage 3's results (queen stage) were dismissed and Albasini ended up winning? :rolleyes:
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30 Jan 2013 13:20

cineteq wrote:Isn't that the same race where stage 3's results (queen stage) were dismissed and Albasini ended up winning? :rolleyes:


yeah thats' why uran was close to winning, idf that stage hadn't been canceled he'd won :rolleyes:
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30 Jan 2013 13:27

Ryo Hazuki wrote:yeah thats' why uran was close to winning, idf that stage hadn't been canceled he'd won :rolleyes:

I don't know about that. If I remember correctly, Szmyd was by far the strongest guy in the hills in that race, so he'd probably have won the MTF imo.
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30 Jan 2013 14:32

porte not riding algarve according to the article on CN about team sky line ups for february.

hard to look past martin now :o
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30 Jan 2013 14:35

Parrulo wrote:porte not riding algarve according to the article on CN about team sky line ups for february.

hard to look past martin now :o


TAWK. TT like in last years Dauphine and kill Toni on Malhao. Should be a piece of cake. :)
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30 Jan 2013 14:35

UK Postal names February squads: http://www.teamsky.com/article/0,27290,17553_8455251,00.html

Their Oman squad:

Wiggins
Froome
Porte
Dombrowski
Kiryienka
Cataldo
Kennaugh
Knees


Showdown on Green Mountain? Has anyone seen the Oman parcours for this year?
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30 Jan 2013 14:41

http://www.letour.fr/2013/TOO/COURSE/us/le_parcours.html

Green Mountain, 2 anti-sprinter stages, 3 flat stages
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30 Jan 2013 14:51

roundabout wrote:http://www.letour.fr/2013/TOO/COURSE/us/le_parcours.html

Green Mountain, 2 anti-sprinter stages, 3 flat stages


Thanks. Stage 5 looks like it could be good fun, coming a day after Green Mountain.
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30 Jan 2013 15:00

roundabout wrote:http://www.letour.fr/2013/TOO/COURSE/us/le_parcours.html

Green Mountain, 2 anti-sprinter stages, 3 flat stages


Not bad for a short stage race. At least every stage has a lump in it.
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