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80ª Volta a Portugal em Bicicleta (1 a 12 de Agosto de 2018)

06 Aug 2018 11:57

The mods decided to move the first topic to the clinic, something that was never done with any other race. I think it's disrespectful to the Volta which is always entertaining and has a rich history.

I want to talk about the race and lo and behold I can't do it in the place with that purpose!

So, today we have an easy stage that provides a opportunity for the sprinters to shine. Maybe even the break can take the win.

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1 ALARCÓN Raúl W52/FC Porto 3 19:49:54
2 BRANDÃO Joni Sporting Clube de Portugal/Tavira 0:52
3 GARCIA DE MATEOS Vicente Aviludo - Louletano 1:41
4 PINTO Edgar Vito-Feirense-BlackJack 1:58
5 BENTA João Radio Popular Boavista 2:19
6 ERRAZKIN Xuban Vito-Feirense-BlackJack 2:20
7 FIGUEIREDO Frederico Sporting Clube de Portugal/Tavira ,,
8 CASIMIRO Henrique Efapel 3:34
9 MARQUE Alejandro Sporting Clube de Portugal/Tavira 3:49
10 FERNANDES Luis Aviludo - Louletano 3:58
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06 Aug 2018 15:58

only 12 withdraws so far. not bad
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06 Aug 2018 18:10

Second stage win for Riccardo Stacchioti. Efapel worked the entire stage and in the final their sprinter, Daniel Mestre, was only 18th. It's been a rather disappointing race so far for Efapel.
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06 Aug 2018 20:31

the bigger story of today's stage was how Rui Vinhas arrived in Viseu

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allegedly crashed with a Israel CA car. he has no memory of it, and details are unknown. tomorrow is rest day. we'll see if he'll start wednesday
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06 Aug 2018 20:59

FilipeFD wrote:only 12 withdraws so far. not bad


4 after yesterday's MTF - so amazing, as it's still 30 C.

Rui Vinhas did not even finish last - 2 came in after him.
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07 Aug 2018 01:33

Robert5091 wrote:
FilipeFD wrote:only 12 withdraws so far. not bad


4 after yesterday's MTF - so amazing, as it's still 30 C.

Rui Vinhas did not even finish last - 2 came in after him.

Those team Coor dudes haha
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07 Aug 2018 11:07

Today is the rest day.
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08 Aug 2018 09:18

Not a flat piece of road all day - today's stage -
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08 Aug 2018 10:46

That last climb is very hard

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08 Aug 2018 21:09

You laughed but ... Norwegian Krister Hagen of Team Coop comes in 2nd on todays stage - :surprised:

For those who can Norwegian -
http://teamcoopsykkel.no/index.php/29-nyheter/nyheter-2018/642-krister-hagen-med-knallsterk-andreplass-i-portugal

http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/domingos-goncalves-radio-popular-boavista-gana-la-6a-en-la-volta-a-portugal-08-08-2018

Volta a Portugal (2.1)
6ª etapa

1º 141 POR19890213 10007889417 GONÇALVES Domingos ELITE RADIO POPULAR / BOAVISTA 4:09:09
2º 74 NOR19890112 10008114234 HAGEN Krister ELITE TEAM COOP 4:09:29 a 20
3º 122 POR19860401 10006400162 MESTRE Daniel ELITE EFAPEL 4:09:29 m.t.
4º 147 POR19861221 10005827862 BENTA João ELITE RADIO POPULAR / BOAVISTA 4:09:29 m.t.
5º 24 AUS19880604 10005776433 EARLE Nathan ELITE ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY 4:09:29 m.t.
6º 101 ESP19880919 10005584150 DE MATEUS Vicente ELITE AVILUDO / LOULETANO / ULI 4:09:29 m.t.
7º 91 POR19891120 10005484221 BRANDÃO Joni ELITE SPORTING / TAVIRA 4:09:29 m.t.
8º 137 ESP19960825 10011237129 ERRAZKIN Xuban SUB23 VITO / FEIRENSE / BLACKJACK 4:09:29 m.t.
9º 41 ESP19960106 10074643908 BARCELO Fernando SUB23 EUSKADI BASQUE COUNTRY / MURIAS 4:09:29 m.t.
10º 92 ESP19811023 10003088725 MARQUE Alejandro ELITE SPORTING / TAVIRA 4:09:29 m.t.
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Re: 80ª Volta a Portugal em Bicicleta (1 a 12 de Agosto de 2

08 Aug 2018 22:22

[quote="afpm90"]The mods decided to move the first topic to the clinic, something that was never done with any other race. I think it's disrespectful to the Volta which is always entertaining and has a rich history.[quote]
I can't disagree with the mods, sorry. Sometimes you need to stop the car before the engine blows up.

Too bad that this beautiful race with so much design potential has become a joke over the years. I wish that the Volta grows to be a premier stage race. It can be the Dauphine of the south. More than a prep for an upcoming GT, a major date on the calendar.
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Re: 80ª Volta a Portugal em Bicicleta (1 a 12 de Agosto de 2

09 Aug 2018 06:00

Short uphill finish today -

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Re: 80ª Volta a Portugal em Bicicleta (1 a 12 de Agosto de 2

09 Aug 2018 08:41

Tonton wrote:Too bad that this beautiful race with so much design potential has become a joke over the years. I wish that the Volta grows to be a premier stage race. It can be the Dauphine of the south. More than a prep for an upcoming GT, a major date on the calendar.


You already have that. It's called Volta Algarve. ;) Not as a GT prep, but a season prep for teams like Sky or Quick-Step. The Vuelta build up for those, who have not done the TdF, is Burgos. It's a five day race with an okay, sometimes really good line-up. When you have done the Tour, you take a rest.

To make a race like A Volta into something for the international calendar, you need to cut down stages. This was once a three week stage race. I don't want it cut down. ;) So you could still promote one of the national 4 to 7 stage races into something on a 2.HC or ever WT level.
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09 Aug 2018 16:11

Sanz of Euskadi takes it on Viana do Castelo. Alarcón was on the front for quite long, just too much for him to last to the line.
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09 Aug 2018 19:16

Nice to see Euskadi Murias getting a stage win. Great finish.
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10 Aug 2018 12:29

Today's stage 8 - lumpy!
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10 Aug 2018 13:34

It'll probably end in a restricted sprint. Those final climbs are not that hard and selective.
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10 Aug 2018 16:25

This was more selective than I thought due to a hard pace and Edgar Pinto attacking. Vicente de Mateos was the fastest in the small group and easily won the stage.
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10 Aug 2018 22:41

Hagen of Team Coop seems to be around the top ten almost every stage. Never heard of him before this race.
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10 Aug 2018 23:09

Last chance for the climbers on stage 9 - Felgueiras - Mondim de Basto (Srª da Graça) / 155.2 km
https://www.volta-portugal.com/etapas/9%C2%AA-etapa/
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