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08 Feb 2013 22:37

MADRAZO wrote: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.


Seems like he'll be riding Algarve instead.
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08 Feb 2013 22:47

JRanton wrote:Seems like he'll be riding Algarve instead.


seems like QS is managing the Boonen/ Cav situation well.

So now who can win the flat stages?
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08 Feb 2013 23:10

Dazed and Confused wrote:seems like QS is managing the Boonen/ Cav situation well.

So now who can win the flat stages?


I haven't seen a complete start list.

According to this article Froome will be Sky's leader in Oman with Wiggins in a support role: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2013/feb/08/bradley-wiggins-chris-froome-oman
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08 Feb 2013 23:17

JRanton wrote:I haven't seen a complete start list.

According to this article Froome will be Sky's leader in Oman with Wiggins in a support role: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2013/feb/08/bradley-wiggins-chris-froome-oman


ok, British empire 2.0, who can win the flat stages?
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08 Feb 2013 23:43

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


Does this matter? Contador starts after all lol

Really though i don't expect much from him. I wonder if he'll get enough shape for milan-sanremo.

I doubt he'll have it at the omloop already.
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09 Feb 2013 00:09

Miburo wrote:I doubt he'll have it at the omloop already.

Either way, we can count with his annual attack somewhere in the Taaienberg :)
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09 Feb 2013 02:06

Dazed and Confused wrote:seems like QS is managing the Boonen/ Cav situation well.

So now who can win the flat stages?


Goss should be favourite now shouldn't he?
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09 Feb 2013 02:12

HoinkDoink wrote:Goss should be favourite now shouldn't he?


Him and Sagan I'd say. We'll have to see how Sagan's form is, he did get a 2nd in the final stage of San Luis. But the sprinting competition wasn't great for that stage.
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09 Feb 2013 03:14

3 things:

SKY train
Contador
Green Mountain


The rest is irrelevant
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09 Feb 2013 03:59

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


It is wrong. It makes no sense and does not match the profile. I will be interested to see how Evans rides. Not expecting much but I am still hopeful.
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09 Feb 2013 08:50

auscyclefan94 wrote:It is wrong. It makes no sense and does not match the profile. I will be interested to see how Evans rides. Not expecting much but I am still hopeful.



I know it's wrong, I just think it seems strange the most important stage in the race. Anyways I am sure Contador will bag this race.
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Vacans...

09 Feb 2013 13:09

Who will be captain for Vacansoseil?
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09 Feb 2013 14:01

It was supposed to be Rujano but he has disappeared off the startlist.
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10 Feb 2013 00:48

OGE are taking a very strong sprint team with all of the key Goss men riding. Lancaster should be fitter for his first race in Qatar and Impey is hopefully ok after his heavy crash at TDU. Mouris, Beppu and Keukeleire were involved in the sprint train for Kroupis at Qatar with Baden Cooke for the swingman on the tougher stages to either sprint himself or to guide Goss through to the finish.

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Baden Cooke
Brett Lancaster
Daryl Impey
Fumy Beppu
Jens Keukeleire
Jens Mouris
Matthew Goss
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10 Feb 2013 11:04

Forunculo wrote:3 things:

SKY train
Contador
Green Mountain


The rest is irrelevant


Not sure see stage 5.
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10 Feb 2013 14:02

Stage 2 will be a fantastic spectacle also don't forget. The climb of Al Jissah is on a decent road but it's average is around 8% for 2 miles. That'll blow a lot of "training" riders out the back and a lot of sprinters.

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Tell ya' ll tomorrow.

Is there a full start list anywhere?
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10 Feb 2013 15:45

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10 Feb 2013 16:50

Guys,did you have news about Lutsenko?
Disappeared from all startlist...
Injury or what?

He did not even compete in Langkawi...
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10 Feb 2013 16:53

Rudeboy wrote:Guys,did you have news about Lutsenko?
Disappeared from all startlist...
Injury or what?

He did not even compete in Langkawi...


Have not heard anything?

Hope he is doing all right
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10 Feb 2013 18:06

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froomey is back in uber skinny mode

he's gonna win this race,hope for a showdown
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