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Strade Bianche 2013, March 2nd, 188 kms 1.1

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Strade Bianche 2013, March 2nd, 188 kms 1.1

21 Feb 2013 10:32

Aahhhhh... don't you feel the joy in the air as the real season begins?
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Official startlist

2007
1. Kolobnev
2. Ljungqvist
3. Khalilov
2008
1. Cancellara
2. Ballan
3. Gerdemann
2009
1. Lövkvist
2. Wegmann
3. Elmiger
2010
1. Iglinskiy
2. Lövkvist
3. Rogers
2011
1. Gilbert
2. Ballan
3. Cunego
2012
1. Cancellara
2. Iglinskiy
3. Gatto
A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.


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21 Feb 2013 10:37

Maxim "iron man" Iglinsky shall be victorious!
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21 Feb 2013 10:42

Damn, what a race this is.

A Schelck FTW? Nah...

No enough info on startlist yet, but Sagan will be very strong.
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21 Feb 2013 10:44

Dazed and Confused wrote:Damn, what a race this is.

A Schelck FTW? Nah...

No enough info on startlist yet, but Sagan will be very strong.

you could safely assume that 90% of the Tirreno startlist will race this too.
A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.


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21 Feb 2013 10:47

Cancellara to take his 3rd win here, I hope.
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21 Feb 2013 10:47

Dazed and Confused wrote:Damn, what a race this is.

A Schelck FTW? Nah...

No enough info on startlist yet, but Sagan will be very strong.


http://www.procyclingstats.com/race/118168022-Strade-Bianche-2013-Startlist

But how accurate is this, considering Sanchez isn't even racing.
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21 Feb 2013 10:50

Lofkvist to continue his comeback.
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21 Feb 2013 10:51

Der Effe wrote:http://www.procyclingstats.com/race/118168022-Strade-Bianche-2013-Startlist

But how accurate is this, considering Sanchez isn't even racing.


Thanks.
Too early for Modolo I assume? Would have loved to see him here.
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21 Feb 2013 12:13

Eshnar do you know if RAI has reached some sort of agreement with RCS?
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21 Feb 2013 12:21

SafeBet wrote:Eshnar do you know if RAI has reached some sort of agreement with RCS?

no I don't...
A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.


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21 Feb 2013 13:11

Löfkvist clearly has good form early on this season and this race suits him, crossing my fingers for gotland!
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21 Feb 2013 13:22

Eshnar wrote:no I don't...


:(
We coul end up not seeing any major italian race on RAI this year.
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21 Feb 2013 13:24

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21 Feb 2013 13:32

Lofkvist will do well, he's got the form and is motivated to get IAM some results. But I'm hoping Cance can show he's still got it. And if Sagan decides to go for it, he will at least be on the podium (if not the top step).
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21 Feb 2013 13:54

Löfkvist is doing Paris - Nice. Don't think he will start one day earlier in Strade Bianche. But I am not 100% sure. All IAM's biggest name is confirmed to start in Paris-Nice (Elmiger, Haussler, Larsson, Löfkvist and Tschopp).

And as far as I have heard Sagan will not start either.
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21 Feb 2013 14:10

9 days to go until the season starts!
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21 Feb 2013 14:28

Ferminal wrote:9 days to go until the season starts!

Two days ;)

But I also look very much forward to Strade :)
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21 Feb 2013 14:39

Netserk wrote:Two days ;)



Omloop isnt on ES. Only on ****ty Belgian streams.

9 days it is.
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21 Feb 2013 14:44

This was originally one of Nordhaug's main target's of the year, but I'm not sure about his form after his minor knee injury. Also, Slagter might be the man for Blanco if he can survive the gravel this time.
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21 Feb 2013 15:29

I doesn't matter to me who wins this, just watching this great race on tv is enough. If only the Italians finally could buy some good equipment so we can get nice HD pictures. And it's about time this race gets WT status I should say.
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