2015 Eneco Tour (2.WT), Aug 10 - 16th

NOTE: we saw it in Ronde van België but there's also a Golden Kilometer here, 3 intermediate sprints within 1k where 3, 2 and 1" can be won for each sprint (so a max of 9").


Stage 1: Bolsward – Bolsward (183,5km)



Pancake flat.

Golden Kilometer with 23k to go.

Stage 2: Breda - Breda (180,7km)



Pancake flat.

Golden Kilometer with 20k to go.

Stage 3: Beveren - Ardooie (171,9km)



Pancake flat.

Golden Kilometer with 25k to go.

Stage 4: Hoogerheide ITT (14km)



Stage 5: Riemst - Sittard/Geleen (179,6km)



Golden Kilometer with 35,5k to go.

Data of the climbs: (image of the profile failed to load so i'll try again later)

169,1 Muizenberg 650 m 6,6%
155,3 Halembaye 1100 m 6.6%
144,3 Mesch 1600 m 4.0%
136,8 Bergenhuizen 500 m 8.0%
132,9 Hoogcruts 700 m 5.0%
129,7 Loorberg 1400 m 5.3%
124,0 Vaals Camerig 1300 m 5.4%
116,5 Schuttebergsweg 1200 m 5.3%
109,1 Mamelisserweg 600 m 5.8%
102,6 Gulperberg 450 m 9.3%
98,8 Wittemergweg 800 m 4,9%
96,9 Eyserbosweg 1050m 8,2%
86,9 Oude Huls 600 m 7.5%
85,0 Schanternelsweg 1000 m 6.0%
78,4 Afvaartweg (Fromberg) 1100 m 5.9%
54,3 Bergstraat 1000 m 7.0%
49,2 Windraak 700 m 4.5%
42,2 Kollenberg 400 m 5.0%
39,4 Watersley 300 m 6.5%
38,3 Sittarderweg 800 m 4.0%
31,1 Stammen 350 m 8.0%
26,8 Windraak 700 m 4.5%
19,8 Kollenberg 400 m 5.0%
17,0 Watersley 300 m 6.5%
15,9 Sittarderweg 800 m 4.0%
8,7 Stammen 350 m 8.0%
4,4 Windraak 700 m 4.5%
 
Stage 6: Heerlen - Houffalize (208,6km)





1. Bergseweg 2200 m 4,0%
2. Mamelisserweg 500 m 6,0%
3. Schuttebergsweg 1800 m 5,3%
4. ?
5. ?
6. Wanneralval 3000 m 4,0%
7. Saint-Roch 1000 m 11,0% (top of the final passage at 27k from the finish)
8. Houffalize Rue Bois des Moines 1200 m 8,0%
9. Achouffe 800 m 8,0% (top of the final passage at 15,4k from the finish)
10. Le Vieux Chemin 400 m 5,0% (top of the final passage at 11,9k from the finish)

Golden Kilometer with 20,5k to go.

Stage 7: Sint-Pieters Leeuw - Geraardsbergen (188,6km)





122,7 Mont/N519 2000 m 4.7 %
118,1 Kanarieberg 1000 m 8,0%
111,2 Nieuwe Kruisberg Oudestraat 900 m 6.0 %
104,9 Zandstraat 1100 m 5,0%
93,9 Edelareberg 1600 m 4,0%
84,8 Leberg 900 m 4,0%
80,4 Berendries 1000 m 7,0%
74,9 Valkenberg 800 m 6,0%
68,5 Tenbossestraat 500 m 7,0%
57,3 Denderoordberg 700 m 8,0%
51,8 Brug over Dender-Brugstraat 1100 m 8.7%
46,9 Kapellestraat/Bosberg 1000 m 6,0%
38,3 Onkerzelestraat 1500 m 3,0%
31,7 Denderoordberg 700 m 8,0%
26,2 Brug over Dender-Brugstraat 1100 m 8.7%
21,3 Kapellestraat/Bosberg 1000 m 6,0%
12,7 Onkerzelestraat 1500 m 3,0%
6,1 Denderoordberg 700 m 8,0%
0,6 Brug over Dender-Brugstraat 600 m 7.6%

Golden Kilometer with 21k to go.


STARTLIST


2014:



Top 10:

1. WELLENS Tim LTB 25h30'15"
2. BOOM Lars BEL 07"
3. DUMOULIN Tom GIA 13"
4. GRIVKO Andriy AST 33"
5. VAN AVERMAET Greg BMC 34"
6. THOMAS Geraint SKY 38"
7. GILBERT Philippe BMC 48"
8. KEUKELEIRE Jens OGE 56"
9. LANGEVELD Sebastian GRS 01'04"
10. MARCATO Marco CAN 01'11"
 
Similar parcours to last year, except for 5 extra ITT km's and a different order of the stages. Last year was ITT, Muur finish, tough Ardennes stage, moderate hilly stage. Now it's ITT, tough Ardennes stage, moderate hilly stage and Muur finish.

Looks great for Boom. More TT and the Ardennes stage has quite some flat at the end.
 
3 flat sprints, 1 semi-flat sprint (sittard stage), 1 short itt, 1 ardennes stage but not extremely hard and 1 cobble stage which basically decides the most.

Ideal for Boom, Stybar, Terpstra, heck even add in Gilbert, van Avermaet etc. Who's riding?
 
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Good OP.

I am looking forward to this race. It brings quite a bit of excitement, as opposed to many other shorter stage races.

Will Eurosport broadcast?
 
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
3 flat sprints, 1 semi-flat sprint (sittard stage), 1 short itt, 1 ardennes stage but not extremely hard and 1 cobble stage which basically decides the most.

Ideal for Boom, Stybar, Terpstra, heck even add in Gilbert, van Avermaet etc. Who's riding?
I'd add Stannard/Rowe too.
 
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
3 flat sprints, 1 semi-flat sprint (sittard stage), 1 short itt, 1 ardennes stage but not extremely hard and 1 cobble stage which basically decides the most.

Ideal for Boom, Stybar, Terpstra, heck even add in Gilbert, van Avermaet etc. Who's riding?
You could check the start list :) Stybar isn't starting, the others are.

Opalius said:
Good OP.

I am looking forward to this race. It brings quite a bit of excitement, as opposed to many other shorter stage races.

Will Eurosport broadcast?
Yes, it will be on Eurosport. Unfortunately this year not on Sporza for the Belgians and Dutchies :(
 
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Flamin said:
Dekker_Tifosi said:
3 flat sprints, 1 semi-flat sprint (sittard stage), 1 short itt, 1 ardennes stage but not extremely hard and 1 cobble stage which basically decides the most.

Ideal for Boom, Stybar, Terpstra, heck even add in Gilbert, van Avermaet etc. Who's riding?
You could check the start list :) Stybar isn't starting, the others are.

Opalius said:
Good OP.

I am looking forward to this race. It brings quite a bit of excitement, as opposed to many other shorter stage races.

Will Eurosport broadcast?
Yes, it will be on Eurosport. Unfortunately this year not on Sporza for the Belgians and Dutchies :(
How the hell does that happen?
 
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TMP402 said:
Flamin said:
Dekker_Tifosi said:
3 flat sprints, 1 semi-flat sprint (sittard stage), 1 short itt, 1 ardennes stage but not extremely hard and 1 cobble stage which basically decides the most.

Ideal for Boom, Stybar, Terpstra, heck even add in Gilbert, van Avermaet etc. Who's riding?
You could check the start list :) Stybar isn't starting, the others are.

Opalius said:
Good OP.

I am looking forward to this race. It brings quite a bit of excitement, as opposed to many other shorter stage races.

Will Eurosport broadcast?
Yes, it will be on Eurosport. Unfortunately this year not on Sporza for the Belgians and Dutchies :(
How the hell does that happen?
Wow wtf, I just checked and it is on Sporza. I'm 100% sure at the beginning of the year it was announced they would drop Eneco because of the necessary budget savings. Good news.
 
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Flamin said:
TMP402 said:
Flamin said:
Dekker_Tifosi said:
3 flat sprints, 1 semi-flat sprint (sittard stage), 1 short itt, 1 ardennes stage but not extremely hard and 1 cobble stage which basically decides the most.

Ideal for Boom, Stybar, Terpstra, heck even add in Gilbert, van Avermaet etc. Who's riding?
You could check the start list :) Stybar isn't starting, the others are.

Opalius said:
Good OP.

I am looking forward to this race. It brings quite a bit of excitement, as opposed to many other shorter stage races.

Will Eurosport broadcast?
Yes, it will be on Eurosport. Unfortunately this year not on Sporza for the Belgians and Dutchies :(
How the hell does that happen?
Wow wtf, I just checked and it is on Sporza. I'm 100% sure at the beginning of the year it was announced they would drop Eneco because of the necessary budget savings. Good news.
Maybe they got a discount after threatening to drop it.
 
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Benoot will do well I think, the tandems Benoot-Wellens and GVA-Gilbert can do interesting stuff, as well as the Tinkoff boys.

Great line-up to this race. There's a lot of people of which I really wonder how well they'll do on the cobbles (ex. Felline) and the specialist of week-long races, the allmighty Simon Spilak will also compete!
 
Felline finished top-10 in E3 in his first pro year. Although that was because he was an early break survivor.

Edit: although looking at the results I may be thinking of a different race as he won a sprint from a group of 1 billion people for 10th
 
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De Snelle Duif said:
Benoot will do well I think, the tandems Benoot-Wellens and GVA-Gilbert can do interesting stuff, as well as the Tinkoff boys.

Great line-up to this race. There's a lot of people of which I really wonder how well they'll do on the cobbles (ex. Felline) and the specialist of week-long races, the allmighty Simon Spilak will also compete!
We just found our winner. Spilak wins every week long WT race.
 
Dekker_Tifosi said:
pablohidalgo7 said:
Kelderman is in the starlist, he was really good in 2013, but we have to see if he is better after his back issue.
Lotto report he is still having issues, so I expect nothing. I don't even know why they named him leader if he still has problems.
It can be a strategy to remove the pression about him. If he is not recoverd at all, he still can do well in the itt.
I´m looking at the team, and it seems very strong for the flat, the sprints and the itt, but is very poor for the climbs and cobbles without tankink and vanmarcke.
 
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De Snelle Duif said:
Benoot will do well I think, the tandems Benoot-Wellens and GVA-Gilbert can do interesting stuff, as well as the Tinkoff boys.

Great line-up to this race. There's a lot of people of which I really wonder how well they'll do on the cobbles (ex. Felline) and the specialist of week-long races, the allmighty Simon Spilak will also compete!
Yeah, looking forward to what Benoot can do. Wellens' shape has been pretty mediocre for quite some time now so I'd be surprised if he can do something.
 

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