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30 Jul 2017 14:42

Libertine Seguros wrote:To be fair though, 2009 was one of the last super power Voltas, a year after the LA-MSS scandal and with the final year of Liberty, plus Cândido still going strong. A couple of years later they were winning stages with Gavazzi with little trouble.


To be fair, it's not difficult for a foreign sprinter to dominate the sprints in the Volta. Especially after Cândido retired, Cardoso going to the WT and with the traditional lack of pure sprinters in Portugal. :p

The most prominate case being Bauhaus in 2014 or 2015, who as a 20 year old 2nd year sub-23 rider was capable of winning 2 stages.
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30 Jul 2017 19:17

Yea, but Gavazzi was winning on Monte Assunção too!
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10 Aug 2017 10:19

2020 Volta Catalunya due to depart from Alghero, Sardinia
reported in the paper edition of the Nuova Sardegna today.
:)

Alghero has a Catalan speaking enclave and thus the cultural link
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10 Aug 2017 16:14

TourOfSardinia wrote:2020 Volta Catalunya due to depart from Alghero, Sardinia
reported in the paper edition of the Nuova Sardegna today.
:)

Alghero has a Catalan speaking enclave and thus the cultural link


And it's not the first time the Volta races there, either.
Last time was in 1986. Sean Kelly won a Volta a Catalunya ITT in Alghero.

That catalan link is why there are so so many sardinians and descendants of sardinians with the surname Catalano
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11 Aug 2017 15:09

GuyIncognito wrote:
TourOfSardinia wrote:2020 Volta Catalunya due to depart from Alghero, Sardinia
reported in the paper edition of the Nuova Sardegna today.
:)

Alghero has a Catalan speaking enclave and thus the cultural link


And it's not the first time the Volta races there, either.
Last time was in 1986. Sean Kelly won a Volta a Catalunya ITT in Alghero.

That catalan link is why there are so so many sicilians and descendants of sicilians with the surname Catalano

Thanks for the 1986 info.
btw Sardinia != Sicily :mad:
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11 Aug 2017 16:25

TourOfSardinia wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:
TourOfSardinia wrote:2020 Volta Catalunya due to depart from Alghero, Sardinia
reported in the paper edition of the Nuova Sardegna today.
:)

Alghero has a Catalan speaking enclave and thus the cultural link


And it's not the first time the Volta races there, either.
Last time was in 1986. Sean Kelly won a Volta a Catalunya ITT in Alghero.

That catalan link is why there are so so many sicilians and descendants of sicilians with the surname Catalano

Thanks for the 1986 info.
btw Sardinia != Sicily :mad:


Haha what was I thinking writing that, sorry :D

I'll edit it to not confuse anyone
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