Log in:  

Register

General News Thread

A place to discuss all things related to current professional road races. Here, you can also touch on the latest news relating to professional road racing. A doping discussion free forum.

Moderators: Irondan, Eshnar, Red Rick, Valv.Piti, Tonton, Pricey_sky, King Boonen

Re:

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.
User avatar Ricco'
Member
 
Posts: 1,130
Joined: 14 Aug 2012 18:41
Location: Coimbra, Portugal

30 Jul 2017 19:17

Yea, but Gavazzi was winning on Monte Assunção too!
User avatar Libertine Seguros
Veteran
 
Posts: 18,794
Joined: 20 Feb 2010 11:54
Location: Land of Saíz

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
User avatar TourOfSardinia
Veteran
 
Posts: 6,356
Joined: 16 Feb 2010 14:25
Location: Sardinia

Re:

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
Last edited by GuyIncognito on 11 Aug 2017 16:27, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar GuyIncognito
Senior Member
 
Posts: 3,336
Joined: 27 Jun 2013 21:19

Re: Re:

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:
User avatar TourOfSardinia
Veteran
 
Posts: 6,356
Joined: 16 Feb 2010 14:25
Location: Sardinia

Re: Re:

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
User avatar GuyIncognito
Senior Member
 
Posts: 3,336
Joined: 27 Jun 2013 21:19

18 Aug 2017 09:13

Indian-Pacific Wheel Race Documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5b9or1rGp8
hammerthaim
Junior Member
 
Posts: 66
Joined: 25 Jan 2016 04:05

Yesterday 11:27

Vuelta 2018 to begin with a time trial in Malaga - hasn't been specified yet whether it's individual or team, though I don't think it will be hard to guess.
mikii4567
Junior Member
 
Posts: 196
Joined: 23 May 2016 14:25

Previous

Return to Professional road racing

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: alexix7, axl, Blanco, Bot. Sky_Bot, capuldemetal, Climbing, davebqvst, Dazed and Confused, DNP-Old, Geraint Too Fast, Gigs_98, IndianCyclist, Jungle Cycle, MADRAZO, markene2, rick james, Rollthedice, Samamba, spalco, Urbi27 and 130 guests

Back to top