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02 Mar 2013 23:13

phanatic wrote:He should be more intent on beating Froome and winning his fans back.


Lol. Great post.
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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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02 Mar 2013 23:15

Afrank wrote:I Maybe Samu, would be nice to see him get a big one,


You missed pais vasco last year?
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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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02 Mar 2013 23:28

BillytheKid wrote:With Schleck in is Horner out? They still have not named the team. Meanwhile

Perhaps Schleck will replace Hondo or Roulston. Not Horner, no way José. :)

RADIOSHACK LEOPARD LUX
151 CANCELLARA Fabian SUI
152 DEVOLDER Stijn BEL
153 HONDO Danilo GER
154 HORNER Christopher USA
155 NIZZOLO Giacomo ITA
156 POPOVYCH Yaroslav UKR
157 RAST Grégory SUI
158 ROULSTON Hayden NZL
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03 Mar 2013 03:20

The Hitch wrote:You missed pais vasco last year?


Yeah, Pais Vasco was a good win for him. No ones talking him up this year, so it would be pretty cool to see him slip through and get another one, especially with him targeting the Giro this year. I'm hoping he shows some good form heading into it.
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03 Mar 2013 10:32

LBL would be a good victory for Samu- if he shows good form beforehand i would be willing to say he would be in the top 5 or so favourites.
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03 Mar 2013 10:46

greenedge wrote:LBL would be a good victory for Samu- if he shows good form beforehand i would be willing to say he would be in the top 5 or so favourites.


He'll probably do the usual stealth approach towards a GT. That means he won't do much until Romandie, finishing top 30-ish there. Then who knows what he can do in the Giro. But until now he hasn't shown great form, so I doubt if he'll be visible in Tirreno.
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03 Mar 2013 18:43

cineteq wrote:Perhaps Schleck will replace Hondo or Roulston. Not Horner, no way José. :)

RADIOSHACK LEOPARD LUX
151 CANCELLARA Fabian SUI
152 DEVOLDER Stijn BEL
153 HONDO Danilo GER
154 HORNER Christopher USA
155 NIZZOLO Giacomo ITA
156 POPOVYCH Yaroslav UKR
157 RAST Grégory SUI
158 ROULSTON Hayden NZL
DIRECTOR: ANDERSEN Kim

http://biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=59752


Yes, your right. Horner Tweet; On my way to Tirreno. Lots of great miles in the legs and massages from http://www.sdsmacupuncture.com to keep them going. Time to start racing!

Also said finish he finished a 4-hour moto-pace sessson the day before.
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03 Mar 2013 18:54

Only 3 days :D:D:D:D
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03 Mar 2013 18:59

My guess is no Andy at all. That still would be a conflict. Schleck cannot lower himself to race for Horner. Same formula as last year.
It will be interesting to see how he compares to Contador and Froome if he's fully protect as the GC man. He's smart enough to keep himself close and if the two mark each other....? Nibali will be spoiling for it to.
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03 Mar 2013 19:09

Who do you think will be the leader for Movistar? No big name there, so probably it'll be decided during the race?
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03 Mar 2013 19:13

There is a TTT this year no? If yes, I think Sky will get the win with radioshack second. Not sure which other teams have good time trialists in the race.
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03 Mar 2013 19:52

Opps. Andy at Strada. Well, I'll eat my words.
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03 Mar 2013 21:07

gruppeto993 wrote:There is a TTT this year no? If yes, I think Sky will get the win with radioshack second. Not sure which other teams have good time trialists in the race.


Blanco doesn't look bad to me.
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03 Mar 2013 22:58

gruppeto993 wrote:There is a TTT this year no? If yes, I think Sky will get the win with radioshack second. Not sure which other teams have good time trialists in the race.


Sky's team has a lot of climbers, so I'm not sure they can win it. I'd say OPQS, Radioshack, and Saxo have a good chance of taking it. BMC also doesn't look too bad.
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04 Mar 2013 00:22

BillytheKid wrote:My guess is no Andy at all. That still would be a conflict. Schleck cannot lower himself to race for Horner. Same formula as last year.
It will be interesting to see how he compares to Contador and Froome if he's fully protect as the GC man. He's smart enough to keep himself close and if the two mark each other....? Nibali will be spoiling for it to.


I hope he is not riding 5 miles behind the peloton.:D:D Sure he might finish, but what the use of it if he is not in the mix with the rest of the peloton. He needs to get his confidence back too by riding in the middle of peloton.
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04 Mar 2013 12:13

BillytheKid wrote:Yes, your right. Horner Tweet; On my way to Tirreno. Lots of great miles in the legs and massages from http://www.sdsmacupuncture.com to keep them going. Time to start racing!

Also said finish he finished a 4-hour moto-pace sessson the day before.


Puts Andy's work ethic to shame and this guy is what ? Forty ?
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04 Mar 2013 12:16

BillytheKid wrote:Opps. Andy at Strada. Well, I'll eat my words.


Yes but which Andy will show ? The disinterested Andy or the really disinterested Andy ?
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04 Mar 2013 12:39

I see some expectations related with Schleck here. They (expectations) look to me more like a reason and excuse for further mocking, than like a genuine interest.
It's obvious that his goal in T-A is just to ride the race. To be in the bunch and get some racing kilometers.
Not what we've been hoping for, but more than it looked like after the Tour Méditerranéen.
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04 Mar 2013 13:03

I'll be happy to praise Andy when he start performing. He might help Horner. Why not ?
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04 Mar 2013 13:11

movingtarget wrote:I'll be happy to praise Andy when he start performing. He might help Horner. Why not ?

Off course. He was a helper in races he raced so far, as reported. No reason to be different in T-A.
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