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Tour de San Luis (2.1) Januari 21-27 (11 WT / 27 teams total)

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23 Jan 2013 21:21

Let's not forget this is a huge highlight for the local guys and they are obviously going to be peaking whereas the top Euros couldn't be much less ar5ed, all about race rhythm for them this week.
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23 Jan 2013 21:21

LaFlorecita wrote:I hope not, that would be so stupid. He can't become Andy v2.0.


I wouldn't panic, it's January for heavens sake. He's gone there maybe a couple of kilos heavy, riding into some early form. What happens in january is immaterial, if he's this bad come April, then maybe I'll worry!!
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23 Jan 2013 21:22

Ryo Hazuki wrote:gabrovski took like 3 minutes on a chasing group of favorites in one climb. although I wouldn't trust diniz, his results since his comeback have been very good. he was very young when he was suspended, braizlian cycling has cleaned up in a similar way as portugese cycling has in recent years. before that everyone in brazil was doped to the moon, in the new era many names are gone

regardless of the results for the big names, what is exciting is seeing the riders going for explosive actions and give us some good cycling to watch. Think what it means for the likes of Diniz or Santambrogio to finish ahead of all the favorite today.. Even as they know the GC is not concluded. Hoy Viva Bazil
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23 Jan 2013 21:23

Pentacycle wrote:Yeah, they're probably all in better shape than other WT-teams too, with Lotto domination Down Under and in Gabon. Hansen in the second group on Corkscrew, Debusschere 4th here yesterday... My prediction is in two month's time they'll be riding backwards compared to now.


one can only dream ;)
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23 Jan 2013 21:24

trevim wrote:He won't. But if he really wants to make a double (either with the Giro or the Vuelta) he can't probably be in top shape so early. Still, I'm very disappointed :D


So am I... I mean it isn't like being in top form in the early season stopped him from doing well in bigger races before right.
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23 Jan 2013 21:24

agreed let's hope diniz will go ballistic in the other two mountains too. but he needs to limit the losses in the itt
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23 Jan 2013 21:24

Dedelou wrote:regardless of the results for the big names, what is exciting is seeing the riders going for explosive actions and give us some good cycling to watch. Think what it means for the likes of Diniz or Santambrogio to finish ahead of all the favorite today.. Even as they know the GC is not concluded. Hoy Viva Bazil


excellent post _O_
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23 Jan 2013 21:24

Siriuscat wrote:I wouldn't panic, it's January for heavens sake. He's gone there maybe a couple of kilos heavy, riding into some early form. What happens in january is immaterial, if he's this bad come April, then maybe I'll worry!!


last year he had no form either and he still did well.
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23 Jan 2013 21:27

LaFlorecita wrote:last year he had no form either and he still did well.


The line up is much better than last year;)
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23 Jan 2013 21:27

jens_attacks wrote:agreed let's hope diniz will go ballistic in the other two mountains too. but he needs to limit the losses in the itt


he has pretty good itt. but against someone like van garderen could lose like 2 minutes
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23 Jan 2013 21:27

we shouldn't take any conclusion consider Contador's season on 1 stage. Ok I expected more but he deserves way more credit.

Besides it's ****ing january :o
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23 Jan 2013 21:30

maybe Contador is sh*tting his pants because of a certain court case coming up on Monday ;)

On a serious note, it's not a big deal at all really.
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23 Jan 2013 21:30

Ryo Hazuki wrote:he has pretty good itt. but against someone like van garderen could lose like 2 minutes


in 20 km? :confused:
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23 Jan 2013 21:31

LaFlorecita wrote:last year he had no form either and he still did well.

Hey... Don't worry.. Today was beautiful to watch and although we tend to expect more from Alberto.. he did not really disappoint by arriving within a respectable time.. Compare that to Nibali or others who did much much worse. The way the race is unfolding showcases the locals who have the satisfaction of beating Contador in a manner that is spectacular but also shows some respect on Contador's part.. Unlike we have seen by other famous names who don't even bother to work hard early in the season
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23 Jan 2013 21:32

Miburo wrote:we shouldn't take any conclusion consider Contador's season on 1 stage. Ok I expected more but he deserves way more credit.

Besides it's ****ing january :o


he doesn't deserve credit for getting his **** kicked. :p
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23 Jan 2013 21:34

LaFlorecita wrote:he doesn't deserve credit for getting his **** kicked. :p


but you hear nobody about nibbles
BYOP88 wrote:Great to see that Porte has rediscovered his 2010/11 climbing form. Hope he can keep it for the rest of the Tour and year.
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23 Jan 2013 21:36

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:but you hear nobody about nibbles


He is a disgrace for cycling :D :rolleyes: :D

I'm trying to find out how far back he finished.

Where is Parrulo he will have something to say about nibbles methinks
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23 Jan 2013 21:42

LaFlorecita wrote:in 20 km? :confused:


yes and you would sitll finish in the top 20
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23 Jan 2013 21:44

Contador, Nibali, Purito, Valverde (not even racing) etc.

It's not that odd considering the Firenze worlds this year...
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