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

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13 Feb 2013 08:58

Sagan might have to be careful not to show his from too much before the classics for fear of being marked like cancellara has been. Having said that, if he rides like yesterday is anyone stopping him anyway?
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13 Feb 2013 09:00

OK, tv has just shown the Wiggins incident in Stage 1. He just gave up. Commissaires had no choice but to not give him his lost time back.
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13 Feb 2013 09:02

Traksel in the break yet again.
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13 Feb 2013 09:13

wirral wrote:OK, tv has just shown the Wiggins incident in Stage 1. He just gave up. Commissaires had no choice but to not give him his lost time back.


Tour Stage 3? ;)
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13 Feb 2013 09:15

wirral wrote:Traksel in the break yet again.

He was hired to teach the Asians on Champion System the workings of the European peloton. How is he going to teach them anything if he keeps on going in the break? ;)

Ferminal wrote:Tour Stage 3? ;)

The arrogance he showed on that stage was bound to backfire some time. I'm not sure if doing it in the Tour of Oman really bothers him though.
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13 Feb 2013 09:30

theyoungest wrote:He was hired to teach the Asians on Champion System the workings of the European peloton. How is he going to teach them anything if he keeps on going in the break? ;)


Reminds me of Hinault 'helping' Lemond by constantly attacking him "to toughen him up". ;)
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13 Feb 2013 10:02

Good morning cycling fans.

Top 10 today? For me, they might as well not have turned up. It's a Sagan gift stage. But I hope Gianni Meersman goes well. His type of finish.

1. Peter Sagan
2. Gianni Meersman
3. Tony Gallopin
4. Matt Goss
5. Nacer Bouhanni
6. Daryll Impey
7. Arnold Jeanesson
8. Philip Gilbert
9. Peter Velits
10. Alberto Contador
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13 Feb 2013 10:15

wheelie1977 wrote:Good morning cycling fans.

Top 10 today? For me, they might as well not have turned up. It's a Sagan gift stage. But I hope Gianni Meersman goes well. His type of finish.

1. Peter Sagan
2. Gianni Meersman
3. Tony Gallopin
4. Matt Goss
5. Nacer Bouhanni
6. Daryll Impey
7. Arnold Jeanesson
8. Philip Gilbert
9. Peter Velits
10. Alberto Contador


Looked good until I saw that :D

How do you think Alberto will come 10th? Will there be gaps?
"The second place is not good."
The great Alberto Contador :p
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13 Feb 2013 10:19

LaFlorecita wrote:Looked good until I saw that :D

How do you think Alberto will come 10th? Will there be gaps?

Last year's result on the same finish indeed suggests there will be (small) gaps.
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13 Feb 2013 10:23

LaFlorecita wrote:Okay I've had my crazy moments but does that make me tedious and my posts rubbish :confused: by the way what daft threads did I start other than the "I Love Alberto" thread?


http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?t=17490
http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?t=17912
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13 Feb 2013 10:26

theyoungest wrote:Last year's result on the same finish indeed suggests there will be (small) gaps.


I read somewhere (don't know if on this forum, twitter or somewhere else) that the final 20 km are different and less hilly, but I don't know if that will make a huge difference
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13 Feb 2013 10:27



I created the first one because we were discussing it in another thread

and the second one because the clinic talk in the road racing subforum was making me sick
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13 Feb 2013 10:42

Goss no chance.
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13 Feb 2013 10:44

Ferminal wrote:Goss no chance.

Who knows, last year Baden Cooke got second.
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13 Feb 2013 10:48

theyoungest wrote:Who knows, last year Baden Cooke got second.


Yeh and Goss was 15 minutes back :p Would be a miraculous turnaround from getting dropped on the first climb yesterday.
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13 Feb 2013 10:56

Ferminal wrote:Yeh and Goss was 15 minutes back :p Would be a miraculous turnaround from getting dropped on the first climb yesterday.

Goss really sucked last year, this year he was up there on that hard circuit in the TDU.
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13 Feb 2013 11:02

LaFlorecita wrote:Looked good until I saw that :D

How do you think Alberto will come 10th? Will there be gaps?


i think like Velits last year, Bertie may try and launch something on the little ramp 1 kilometre before the finish - think it's 10% or thereabouts for 200-300 metres. Might get a gap but won't maintain it to the line, but I do see him trying something like yesterday. There were sizeable gaps all the way to the down the peleton last year.

I think everyone's in agreement that Stage 5 is his to lose, even me.
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13 Feb 2013 11:03

Guys lets focus on race, if we dont agree we debate post our own thoughts not here to to have a go at each other.

In reply to poster earlier, yes this stage has simliar finish to stage 2 last year thats were i checked how uphill finish is, the earlier part of todays stage is more difficult and they cover more road before the end too.

When i first viewed the profiles i did say stage 3 might be for sprinters but it looks more select after further research which i corrected.
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13 Feb 2013 11:05

theyoungest wrote:Goss really sucked last year, this year he was up there on that hard circuit in the TDU.


that was my reference but also the fact he didn't fight for anything yesterday in the clear hope of being fresh today. it's not that difficult a finish for him. might not totally suit him but if Bouhanni can get close, a rider very much in the mould of Goss, then he surely can.
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13 Feb 2013 11:28

theyoungest wrote:He was hired to teach the Asians on Champion System the workings of the European peloton. How is he going to teach them anything if he keeps on going in the break? ;)


The arrogance he showed on that stage was bound to backfire some time. I'm not sure if doing it in the Tour of Oman really bothers him though.


how to crash?
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