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2010 Vuelta a Andalucia

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craig1985 said:
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Good to see A. Rasmussen do well (third place). Huge potential.
 
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Was Wagner (SKILL) celebrating the sprint win and Oscar pipped him on the line? Alex Rasmussen looks like a big lad, maybe the photo is unflattering though.
 
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dimspace said:
I think there was a crash inside the final K

edit: cav 4th

Even if he was disrupted by the crash to still come 4th says he might of been too far back because if he was really disrupted he wouldn't of top 10'd.

just saw the stage and I don't see how Cav's sprint was disrupted?
 
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i don't think it was. It's his first race though, can't expect him at his best immediately.

PS: (regarding stage 1): nice performance for mollema. Hopefully he can build on this.
 
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Looks like most of the sprinters were dropped during the stage. Grega Bole 2nd, Gerrans 3rd, Wegman 4th and Arcos 5th. I'm assuming the overall contenders all finished on the same time.

I like Friere, massively underated rider in my opinion.
 
Etapa 3:
1. Oscar Freire (Rabobank) 4:33:36
2. Grega Bole (Lampre) m.t.
3. Simon Gerrans (Sky) m.t.
4. Fabian Wegmann (Milram) m.t.
5. Angel Vicioso (Andalucía-CajaSur) m.t.
6. Jens Voigt (Saxo Bank) m.t.
7. Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) m.t.
8. Paul Martens (Rabobank) m.t.
9. Maxime Monfort (Columbia) m.t.
10. Markus Fothen (Milram) m.t.

Impressive of Oscar Freire to survive through the stage, while seemingly all other sprinters were dropped. Looks like he might be a contender for the world championships once again.
 
Reverend_T_Preedy said:
Looks like most of the sprinters were dropped during the stage. Grega Bole 2nd, Gerrans 3rd, Wegman 4th and Arcos 5th. I'm assuming the overall contenders all finished on the same time.

I like Friere, massively underated rider in my opinion.

Ya, it's a bit strange that a three time world champion isn't the focus of more attention but I think the reason for that is that there aren't really that many races that perfectly suited for him. On completely flat sprints there are guys that are quicker. On the cobbled classics there are riders that are stronger, on the ardenne classics and other though races there are guys that are much better climbers.

I guess there should be more races with enough hills to remove all the pure sprinters but not though enoguh to drop anyone else and then Freire would be king.
 
ingsve said:
Ya, it's a bit strange that a three time world champion isn't the focus of more attention but I think the reason for that is that there aren't really that many races that perfectly suited for him. On completely flat sprints there are guys that are quicker. On the cobbled classics there are riders that are stronger, on the ardenne classics and other though races there are guys that are much better climbers.

I guess there should be more races with enough hills to remove all the pure sprinters but not though enoguh to drop anyone else and then Freire would be king.

Maybe Rabo should be paying attention w/r/t La Primavera. If they lined it out on the Poggio and put a lot of pressure on the other sprinters to keep up, it could leave Cavendish, Boonen, et al a bit too worn out to properly contest the finale.
 
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ingsve said:
I guess there should be more races with enough hills to remove all the pure sprinters but not though enoguh to drop anyone else and then Freire would be king.
what your talking about is kinda like
M-S-R, except now Cav is getting over the poggio theo others have little hope in the sprint.:eek:
 
auscyclefan94 said:
what your talking about is kinda like
M-S-R, except now Cav is getting over the poggio theo others have little hope in the sprint.:eek:

Well, M-S-R is sort of like that but it's not hard enough anymore given the shape riders are in nowadays for that race. If the Cipressa and Poggio had been a little tougher then it would suit Freire even more.
 
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Time Trial today. Favoirites have to be Wiggins, Rogers and Larsson. Looking at GC I predict the leaders jersey to change. Rogers at 21 seconds, Monfort at 37 seconds, Voigt at 41 seconds and Larsson at 49 seconds look good bets for the overall lead.
 
Those all look like doing strongly but Lovkvist is a very good tter and maybe he could take 2nd out of those people and possibly challenge Rogers. Looking at the current leaders, Van den Broeck was a junior world champion at the time trial. His performances since then dont suggest that he will be able to hold off the people behind him but he should be able to stay quite close to the top.
 
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roulston 2nd now 20 seconds behind, at a rough guess not far off half riders finished, a few riders could yet challenge wiggo, among them tony martin, maxime monfort, and gustav larsson, as wellas maybe mick rogers and jens voigt
 
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46kph average for wiggins, that time is going to be tough to beat.. Its going to be tight.. Surprised Roulston wasnt closer..

edit: damn you rasmusson