2015 Ronde van België (Baloise Belgium Tour) 27-31/05 2.HC

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Geraint Too Fast said:
Riders who Rohan Dennis has finished 2nd to in TT's/prologues (since he turned pro);

Brändle
Porte
Dowsett
Wiggins
Kwiatkowski
Dumoulin
Sagan
Martin
Durbridge



Riders who have finished 2nd to Rohan Dennis in TT's/prologues (since he turned pro);

TBA
 
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Is there any cobbles? If yes, I'm starting to think that Elminger could take it. If only hills, nobody is gonna beat GVA.
 
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WheelofGear said:
Is there any cobbles? If yes, I'm starting to think that Elminger could take it. If only hills, nobody is gonna beat GVA.
Stage 3 has Paddestraat-Lippenhovestraat at 10k to go but I doubt any differences between the top contenders will be made on that stage. This Golden km on the other hand will be far more important.
 
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GuyIncognito said:
Démare went way way way too early, essentially did a perfect leadout for Boonen on his wheel the whole way.
Even then, Tommeke only barely squeaked by right on the line
He won by a bike length... :rolleyes:
 
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Flamin said:
WheelofGear said:
Is there any cobbles? If yes, I'm starting to think that Elminger could take it. If only hills, nobody is gonna beat GVA.
Stage 3 has Paddestraat-Lippenhovestraat at 10k to go but I doubt any differences between the top contenders will be made on that stage. This Golden km on the other hand will be far more important.
Studied the section in Google Maps. It's about 2k and very narrow. Could be crucial. If I were Quick-Step, I'd try to eliminate some of the fast guys and types like Brändle. Both for stage win and GC.
 
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Velolover2 said:
Flamin said:
WheelofGear said:
Is there any cobbles? If yes, I'm starting to think that Elminger could take it. If only hills, nobody is gonna beat GVA.
Stage 3 has Paddestraat-Lippenhovestraat at 10k to go but I doubt any differences between the top contenders will be made on that stage. This Golden km on the other hand will be far more important.
Studied the section in Google Maps. It's about 2k and very narrow. Could be crucial. If I were Quick-Step, I'd try to eliminate some of the fast guys and types like Brändle. Both for stage win and GC.
Paddestraat and Lippenhovestraat are more than 2k. It's about 3,5k cobbles.
 
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Velolover2 said:
Flamin said:
WheelofGear said:
Is there any cobbles? If yes, I'm starting to think that Elminger could take it. If only hills, nobody is gonna beat GVA.
Stage 3 has Paddestraat-Lippenhovestraat at 10k to go but I doubt any differences between the top contenders will be made on that stage. This Golden km on the other hand will be far more important.
Studied the section in Google Maps. It's about 2k and very narrow. Could be crucial. If I were Quick-Step, I'd try to eliminate some of the fast guys and types like Brändle. Both for stage win and GC.
QS will likely go crazy there to try and win the stage indeed. If they want the gc, they'll need to exploit their numbers and go from far, because the biggest threats are Greg and Elmiger and they're not going to drop any significant time on a few cobblestones and especially Greg will be the boss (stating the obvious, i know) in the final Ardennes stage.
 
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Hugo Koblet said:
Where is that guy who said that Boonen can't sprint? :eek:
I'd like them to name someone as old as boonen who can sprint as well. Everyone loses explosiveness with age
 
I haven't been watching this race but very happy to read that Boonen is back to winning ways. After his fairly lack luster Giro I was worrying that he wasn't going to get his mojo working again.
 
Mar 31, 2010
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cellardoor said:
I haven't been watching this race but very happy to read that Boonen is back to winning ways. After his fairly lack luster Giro I was worrying that he wasn't going to get his mojo working again.
this is the tour of belgium, any idiot on a bike can win here pretty much
 
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Ryo Hazuki said:
cellardoor said:
I haven't been watching this race but very happy to read that Boonen is back to winning ways. After his fairly lack luster Giro I was worrying that he wasn't going to get his mojo working again.
this is the tour of belgium, any idiot on a bike can win here pretty much
Lol, I wonder who can win Tour of Colombia then? :eek: Any idiot without a bike?
 
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Happy dude said:
Hugo Koblet said:
Where is that guy who said that Boonen can't sprint? :eek:
I'd like them to name someone as old as boonen who can sprint as well. Everyone loses explosiveness with age
Petacchi won two stages in the Tour and the green jersey at 36. But I agree that Boonen is only one of his generation who is still involved in high level sprints.
 

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