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2013 Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne [Cancelled due to snow]

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22 Feb 2013 12:09

Would suck if they skip the hard part of the race, and cancelling would obviously suck even harder :p
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22 Feb 2013 14:00

zapata wrote:I think no big sprint this year. Kristoff to finish ahead of cavendish and greipel both.


jup I also expect Kristoff. it will be a race for guys that can handle the cold. Boasson Hagen could also be a potential winner. And I do believe Greipel can handle the cold better then Cavendish.
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22 Feb 2013 21:32

belvedere86 wrote:jup I also expect Kristoff. it will be a race for guys that can handle the cold. Boasson Hagen could also be a potential winner. And I do believe Greipel can handle the cold better then Cavendish.


Well I suppose Greipel can store a lot of heat in his thighs:) It won't be that cold, will it? Nothing that should really trouble Cavendish, having grown up on the Isle of Man.

Unless the weather is terrible, surely this all about the first real showdown of the year between QPS/Lotto, Cav/Greipel. I hope so anyway:)
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23 Feb 2013 08:38

now it's -4 over here. tomorrow will be the same weather and they expect a few mm's of snow. So i think this can influence the race a lot.
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23 Feb 2013 13:48

If it snows, I think someone could break clear of the sprinters and win
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23 Feb 2013 15:54

So... is this gonna be up on Sporza? :D
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Lars Michaelsen during the Tinkoff-Saxo team briefing before stage 11 of the 2014 Giro d'Italia.
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23 Feb 2013 16:09

RedheadDane wrote:So... is this gonna be up on Sporza? :D


It's on Eurosport.
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23 Feb 2013 18:05

KBK tomorrow really needs to be better than today's racing at the Omloop.

The conditions sounds pretty if they just still would be able to ride about the hills. But a bit snowy weather should bring some dramatic and entertainment and hopefully would avoid a mass sprint.
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23 Feb 2013 18:21

staubsauger wrote:KBK tomorrow really needs to be better than today's racing at the Omloop.

The conditions sounds pretty if they just still would be able to ride about the hills. But a bit snowy weather should bring some dramatic and entertainment and hopefully would avoid a mass sprint.


From last year:
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Only one man can stop him this year: Greipel.
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23 Feb 2013 18:22

The weather forecast speaks about light snowfall this night and some snow tomorrow. I do not think that the organisation will alter the course but indeed it can influence the race.

http://www.meteo.be/meteo/view/nl/65239-Home.html
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23 Feb 2013 18:34

belvedere86 wrote:jup I also expect Kristoff. it will be a race for guys that can handle the cold. Boasson Hagen could also be a potential winner. And I do believe Greipel can handle the cold better then Cavendish.

I don't think EBH has a chance at all. Just like Wiggins and the other Sky riders who did the entire Mallorca training camp he seems to be totally exhausted.

Hopefully they know what they're doing and the form will come in time, but I kinda doubt it. Anyhow, Sky will probably ride for someone else, like Swift, Geraint, Rowe or most likely Eisel.
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23 Feb 2013 18:48

No Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne for Tom Boonen tomorrow
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23 Feb 2013 19:05

Also most of the course have crosswinds, not really very hard or anything, but it should make the cold even more awful for those poor riders.
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23 Feb 2013 19:08

maltiv wrote:I don't think EBH has a chance at all... Anyhow, Sky will probably ride for someone else, like Swift, Geraint, Rowe or most likely Eisel.


That's one unsubstantiated whine which never gets old.

It doesn't seem to matter how much money they pay him, or how often they ride for him, it's Sky's fault Edvald isn't as good as we thought he would be.
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23 Feb 2013 19:28

Gloin22 wrote:It's on Eurosport.


Sure? It isn't on the programme I have...

Unless it's made available through a special channel on Eurosportplayer...
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Lars Michaelsen during the Tinkoff-Saxo team briefing before stage 11 of the 2014 Giro d'Italia.
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23 Feb 2013 19:31

RedheadDane wrote:Sure? It isn't on the programme I have...

Unless it's made available through a special channel on Eurosportplayer...

British Eurosport at 23:00 (highlights)
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23 Feb 2013 19:33

http://www.kuurne-brussel-kuurne.be/PR/TV_Coverage_Report.pdf

But this one says that it will be live on British Eurosport... :confused:
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23 Feb 2013 19:36

But I don't have British Eurosport.
Nor do I have TV3 Sport.

So... will there be a Sporza feed for those of us who don't have access to more... conventional ways of watching?
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Lars Michaelsen during the Tinkoff-Saxo team briefing before stage 11 of the 2014 Giro d'Italia.
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23 Feb 2013 20:00

RedheadDane wrote:But I don't have British Eurosport.
Nor do I have TV3 Sport.

So... will there be a Sporza feed for those of us who don't have access to more... conventional ways of watching?


It will be on sporza from 15.15 cet so I guess there will be a stream.
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23 Feb 2013 21:29

Netserk wrote:British Eurosport at 23:00 (highlights)


It said on there channel last night that the race was live at 2.15pm UK 3.15pm CET
Peter Sagan:
"I under-evaluated him (Gerald Ciolek) a little bit. I was watching Cancellara, who was trying to break free, and maybe I did too much work," Sagan said. "Ciolek stayed in the wheels and he took my wheel to do the sprint and was able to beat me. I went too early in the sprint."


17/03/13 Milan - San Remo

Peter Sagan:
“We went away in a break on the Oude Kwaremont, but then Cancellara went for it on the Paterberg and I wasn’t able to follow him,”


31/03/13 Tour of Flanders
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