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26 Feb 2013 11:11

Demare is riding, surely he's also a favorite right?
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The great Alberto Contador :p
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26 Feb 2013 11:30

Final 3km includes a slope of 45m gain over final 1.5k. Averages about 3% by my maths

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26 Feb 2013 12:02

Here is a video of the 2011 finale

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEXoShiR7XQ

I have not seen the road in real life but from the TV it always seems like a really long, slightly uphill drag. I like it a lot as a finish

I think last year was a sprint from a reduced peloton right? In any case you don't want to start your sprint too early I believe!
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26 Feb 2013 14:48

Christian wrote:Here is a video of the 2011 finale

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEXoShiR7XQ

I have not seen the road in real life but from the TV it always seems like a really long, slightly uphill drag. I like it a lot as a finish

I think last year was a sprint from a reduced peloton right? In any case you don't want to start your sprint too early I believe!


Very good racing, nice finish. And what a fight by Klemme there!
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26 Feb 2013 15:02

Bushman wrote:Very good racing, nice finish. And what a fight by Klemme there!


yep, 2011 was a great edition. Before the clip Leukemans was alone for 30-40km or so. Great day all around.
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26 Feb 2013 17:42

Dazed and Confused wrote:Sky's team looks pretty solid:
EISEL Bernhard Austria
HAYMAN Mathew Australia
PUCCIO Salvatore Italy
RASCH Gabriel Norway
ROWE Luke United Kingdom
SUTTON Christopher Australia
SWIFT Ben United Kingdom
THOMAS Geraint United Kingdom

I think we need a good match up.


Very strong! Heart over head, I'll go for Ben Swift.

Does anyone know what the weather situation is like?
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26 Feb 2013 18:15

postmanhat wrote:Very strong! Heart over head, I'll go for Ben Swift.

Does anyone know what the weather situation is like?


it would appear Stannard replaces Swift.
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26 Feb 2013 18:29

postmanhat wrote:Very strong! Heart over head, I'll go for Ben Swift.

Does anyone know what the weather situation is like?


http://www.weeronline.nl/Europa/Belgie/Dour/4055005

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26 Feb 2013 19:39

Dazed and Confused wrote:it would appear Stannard replaces Swift.


Thanks D&C, though my head stands no chance now, as Stannard grew up in the same city as me. Could be a good course for the big man, but he hasn't shown much so far. Sky's training schedule etc.....

Stuff it. He's going to win something this season, might as well be now. Will put a small bet on Stannard
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26 Feb 2013 19:53

Der Effe wrote:http://www.weeronline.nl/Europa/Belgie/Dour/4055005

Dour's music festival's epic :cool:



Thanks a lot Der Effe. Weather looks fine. 'Morgen' seems to mean morning and tomorrow in Dutch? Can you say 'Morgen morgen'?
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26 Feb 2013 19:54

postmanhat wrote:Thanks a lot Der Effe. Weather looks fine. 'Morgen' seems to mean morning and tomorrow in Dutch? Can you say 'Morgen morgen'?

It does indeed. No you can't say 'morgen morgen', that's 'morgenochtend'.
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26 Feb 2013 21:39

theyoungest wrote:It does indeed. No you can't say 'morgen morgen', that's 'morgenochtend'.


Thank you. What a fantastic word

Apologies to everyone else for going off-route
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26 Feb 2013 21:45

bernie eisel ftw!
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27 Feb 2013 09:23

Geraint Thomas‏@GeraintThomas86

Somehow I think tomorrows going to be carnage...


G is going to crush it!
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27 Feb 2013 10:00

Stannard, Bernie and G to do a 1-2-3. They're gonna crush this :cool:
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27 Feb 2013 10:46

Sutton will win the sprint for 4th, 3 minutes behind the three leaders.
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27 Feb 2013 10:47

Anyone with some info on where this is on? Eurosport? Eurosport 2?
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27 Feb 2013 10:49

Eurosport 2, 15:30 cet
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27 Feb 2013 10:58

search wrote:Eurosport 2, 15:30 cet


Thanks.. I better find a way to watch it then. Is Eurosport Player a solution? How does that work?
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27 Feb 2013 11:02

Hugo Koblet wrote:Thanks.. I better find a way to watch it then. Is Eurosport Player a solution? How does that work?


You could watch it on there but it costs, I take it you need to watch on a computer? There will be plenty of streams, I'd just watch it on one of them.
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