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2013 Tour of Oman (11th-16th February), 2.HC

08 Feb 2013 15:22

2013 Tour of Oman (11th-16th February), 2.HC
Qatar was a snooze this year, now to move on to the good one.

Route map
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Stage 1, Al Musannah -> Sultan Qaboos University, 162 km
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Stage 2, Fanja in Bidbid -> Al Bustan, 146 km
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Stage 3, Nakhal Fort -> Wadi Dayqah Dam, 190 km
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Continued in next post...
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08 Feb 2013 15:23

Stage 4, Al Saltivah in Samail -> Jabal Al Akhdhar (Green Mountain), 153 km
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Stage 5, Al Alam Palace -> Ministry of Housing in Boshar, 144 km
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Stage 6, Hawit Nagam Parck -> Matrah Corniche, 144 km
Image Thanks to Geraint Too Fast for the profile.

Statlist: http://www.cyclingfever.com/editie.html?detp=view&_ap=startlijst&editie_idd=MjM3OTA=

Other info: http://www.tourofoman.om/index.html

Notable starters: Evans, Sagan, Rodriguez, Boonen, Goss, Cancellara, Dombrowski, Froome, Wiggins, Contador, Pozzovivo, Nibali, Gilbert, GVA, Kittel, Degenkolb.
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08 Feb 2013 15:41

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08 Feb 2013 15:43

Geraint Too Fast wrote:Stage 6 profile - http://www.letour.fr/PHOTOS/TOO/2013/600/PROFIL.jpg


Edited it in, thanks. :)
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08 Feb 2013 16:42

Green mountain seem to be a bit boring this year ;)

http://www.letour.fr/2013/TOO/LIVE/us/400/etape_par_etape.html

Check last km
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08 Feb 2013 16:46

Shows us what you got, Dombrowski.
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08 Feb 2013 17:41

true legend wrote:Green mountain seem to be a bit boring this year ;)

http://www.letour.fr/2013/TOO/LIVE/us/400/etape_par_etape.html

Check last km


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Here you can see the last 5 km.
But that can't be true?!
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08 Feb 2013 17:45

Dazed and Confused wrote:Shows us what you got, Dombrowski.


Who even knows what he'll be asked to do with that ridiculous team selection Sky have here - They could have 6 or 7 of the first 20 on the climb, or they could ask Dombo to go pick up water bottles and pull the peloton.
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08 Feb 2013 17:53

Waterloo Sunrise wrote:Who even knows what he'll be asked to do with that ridiculous team selection Sky have here - They could have 6 or 7 of the first 20 on the climb, or they could ask Dombo to go pick up water bottles and pull the peloton.


yep and the free for all doesn't strike me as being an option for Sky. Team:

CATALDO Dario Italy
DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd United States
FROOME Christopher United Kingdom
KENNAUGH Peter United Kingdom
KIRYIENKA Vasil Belarus
KNEES Christian Germany
PORTE Richie Australia
WIGGINS Bradley United Kingdom

Unlikely to get the jersey early with the above. Riding tempo anyway? Who knows.
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08 Feb 2013 17:54

I wonder what role Boonen will play.
Ryo Hazuki wrote:horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato


The Hitch wrote:Goss will woop boonens candy a[color="Black"]ss[/color] in a sprint he cares about, any day of the week
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08 Feb 2013 17:59

El Pistolero wrote:I wonder what role Boonen will play.


needs some race miles and intensity. Perhaps some pulls for Cav in specific stages. Could try and win stage 2.
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08 Feb 2013 18:00

El Pistolero wrote:I wonder what role Boonen will play.


Leadout stage 1 & 6, sprinter stage 2,3 & 5.
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08 Feb 2013 18:10

Waterloo Sunrise wrote:Leadout stage 1 & 6, sprinter stage 2,3 & 5.


He can't fully stretch his elbow yet, so I'm not sure if he'll do much sprinting or leading out.
Ryo Hazuki wrote:horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato


The Hitch wrote:Goss will woop boonens candy a[color="Black"]ss[/color] in a sprint he cares about, any day of the week
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08 Feb 2013 18:17

El Pistolero wrote:He can't fully stretch his elbow yet, so I'm not sure if he'll do much sprinting or leading out.


He'll do a Schleck then? Just making sure to roll in safely every day, not forcing his elbow. If he's still having trouble with arm movement climbing and sprinting(or anything which involves pulling the handlebars), is very hard, and Oman's got plenty of hills. But ofc he needs to finish this race if he wants to win in April.
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08 Feb 2013 18:21

El Pistolero wrote:He can't fully stretch his elbow yet, so I'm not sure if he'll do much sprinting or leading out.


He can practice his Hushovd impressions then, trundling around at the back.
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08 Feb 2013 18:21

Pentacycle wrote:He'll do a Schleck then? Just making sure to roll in safely every day, not forcing his elbow. If he's still having trouble with arm movement climbing and sprinting(or anything which involves pulling the handlebars), is very hard, and Oman's got plenty of hills. But ofc he needs to finish this race if he wants to win in April.


He trained over 1000km in 6 days on Mallorca, so no, he ain't doing a Schleck. :cool:
Ryo Hazuki wrote:horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato


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08 Feb 2013 18:45

Waterloo Sunrise wrote:Who even knows what he'll be asked to do with that ridiculous team selection Sky have here - They could have 6 or 7 of the first 20 on the climb, or they could ask Dombo to go pick up water bottles and pull the peloton.


Dombro will probably be a domestique for the climbs, and they will support whoever has the best chance at victory.

Although I would love to see him riding partly for himself, especially on Green Mountain. I think he could do well there. And they do already have a number of guys for the climbs, so he might get a little more freedom.
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08 Feb 2013 21:50

So,stages 4 and 5 look like guaranteed fireworks but does anyone think the profile of stage 2 might be interesting,is it possible the two late climbs might catch out some riders? (excluding Guardini and Kittel)

Any ideas folks?
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08 Feb 2013 21:53

Telmisartan new wrote:So,stages 4 and 5 look like guaranteed fireworks but does anyone think the profile of stage 2 might be interesting,is it possible the two late climbs might catch out some riders? (excluding Guardini and Kittel)

Any ideas folks?


stage two is ideal for a flat stage. It will give somebody like Gilbert a chance to mix things up with the sprinters.
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08 Feb 2013 22:35

On cyclingfever Cavendish is no longer in the Quick Step lineup and he is also not mentioned as a profile on the letour page anymore, so I doubt he will start.
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