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Tour Méditerranéen 2.1 (6th-10th February)

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Tour Méditerranéen 2.1 (6th-10th February)

04 Feb 2013 19:13

February 6th: stage one: Limoux – Gruissan, 141km
February 7th: stage two: Cap d’Agde – Sete, 24 km (individual time trial)
February 8th: stage three: Marseille L’Estaque - Saint-Remy de Provence, 158.5km
February 9th: stage four: Rousset - Toulon (Mont Faron), 151 km
February 10th: stage five: Bandol – Grasse, 167km



Stage 2 it's a ITT
stage 3 it's hilly
stage 4 it's a Mt finish
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http://www.procyclingstats.com/race/118118022-Tour-Mediterraneen-Cycliste-Professionnel-2013-Startlist


Interesting riders:

Voeckler, Andy Schleck, Nieve, Greipel, Duque, Lovkvist, Rebellin, Roche, Kreuziger, Majka, Rogers, Talansky, Monfort, Boom and Pellizotti.
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04 Feb 2013 19:19

Andy Chleck for the win
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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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04 Feb 2013 19:24

Let us see what ACs domestiques can do shall we
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04 Feb 2013 19:50

too many personal favs to pick just one

hopefully rebellin will take a win and kernasse or tommy voeckler for overall.
it should be a great race
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04 Feb 2013 20:21

I've got 12 guys on my CQ team in this race, hopefully they dominate and get me some much needed points. :D

The Hitch wrote:Andy Chleck for the win


Still much too early to be expecting him to win I'm afraid. It's going to be a while.
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04 Feb 2013 20:27

i wonder how will jose gonçalves do on his first race with la pomme. i think he can top 5 the itt

for the win i am going majka, the kid is hungry
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04 Feb 2013 20:33

I expect a Saxo train, Zaugg, Sutherland and Petrov are there too
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04 Feb 2013 20:46

Great field and some nice stages, but the winner is pretty obvious

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04 Feb 2013 20:51

Ruudz0r wrote:Great field and some nice stages, but the winner is pretty obvious

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Stage winner maybe, but the ITT will ruin his overall ambitions I guess.
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04 Feb 2013 20:58

Ruvu75 wrote:Stage winner maybe, but the ITT will ruin his overall ambitions I guess.


Oh the ITT is 24 km :eek: didnt see that, that seems a bit long for a 2.1 race. Good thing there are a lot of other good riders who dont really have a good time trial in the legs, so that could mean other stages might get more animated.
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04 Feb 2013 21:02

Ruudz0r wrote:Great field and some nice stages, but the winner is pretty obvious

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Nah, this guy is better

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04 Feb 2013 21:02

Ruudz0r wrote:Oh the ITT is 24 km :eek: didnt see that, that seems a bit long for a 2.1 race. Good thing there are a lot of other good riders who dont really have a good time trial in the legs, so that could mean other stages might get more animated.


Rogers got this in the bag then.
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04 Feb 2013 21:03

Ruudz0r wrote:Oh the ITT is 24 km :eek: didnt see that, that seems a bit long for a 2.1 race. Good thing there are a lot of other good riders who dont really have a good time trial in the legs, so that could mean other stages might get more animated.

Good thing for those guys that the TT finishes on a 15% climb. Very weird course.
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04 Feb 2013 21:09

davide said he trained on the time trial machine so let's hope for the best
but yes i agree that rogers in good form can smoke this. or a turbo diesel from the good old days :( someone from europcar will certainly be in the mix too

delfino i'm afraid he's not in shape to win this yet,the truth is that i have no idea, maybe he is...
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04 Feb 2013 21:15

Woah, Sete. Not the usual TourMed location.

Oh, and the obligatory

TT too long. Even with mont Saint-Clair
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04 Feb 2013 21:17

burning wrote:Nah, this guy is better

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If you mean this guy

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then yes I agree he is better then Rebellin, but he still didnt officialy sign a contract yet (and his team wont be riding here). So for this race its still Rebellin!
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04 Feb 2013 21:18

burning wrote:Nah, this guy is better

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Flip me thats what delfino looks like now. Turned heel.
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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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04 Feb 2013 21:19

I heard it was a ttt :confused:
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04 Feb 2013 23:08

jens_attacks wrote:davide said he trained on the time trial machine so let's hope for the best
but yes i agree that rogers in good form can smoke this. or a turbo diesel from the good old days :( someone from europcar will certainly be in the mix too

delfino i'm afraid he's not in shape to win this yet,the truth is that i have no idea, maybe he is...


Who is that "turbo diesel" guy? Does anyone else but jens_attacks uses this nickname?
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04 Feb 2013 23:31

Museeuw wrote:Who is that "turbo diesel" guy? Does anyone else but jens_attacks uses this nickname?


Thomas Dekker himself uses this name on his FB page, so I guess it's his official nickname. Still it refers more to his good old days, since his return we've yet to see the diesel become Turbo. Vaughters seems optimistic though. :D
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