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2016 Tour de Pologne, 2.UWT, July 12-18

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yaco said:
Samamba said:
Wtf weird sprint.
Ewan leading out Gaviria, who leads out Bonifazio.

Mezgec is riding the Vuelta and OBE hope he can win a sprint stage - Preparing for the future.

Mezgec or Ewan ? Lord knows why they'd take the little showboating lair to a GT when you're seriously pursuing GC as they will be with Chaves. He's just too labour intensive with regards to resources unlike other sprinters who require far less support and can provide some semblance of support on non flat stages.

Still we can hope he gets greedy come end of season and some other team is stupid enough to flush $$$ & resources down the S bend on him !
 
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dirkprovin said:
yaco said:
Samamba said:
Wtf weird sprint.
Ewan leading out Gaviria, who leads out Bonifazio.

Mezgec is riding the Vuelta and OBE hope he can win a sprint stage - Preparing for the future.

Mezgec or Ewan ? Lord knows why they'd take the little showboating lair to a GT when you're seriously pursuing GC as they will be with Chaves. He's just too labour intensive with regards to resources unlike other sprinters who require far less support and can provide some semblance of support on non flat stages.

Still we can hope he gets greedy come end of season and some other team is stupid enough to flush $$$ & resources down the S bend on him !

I think Mezgec gets the nod for the Vuelta in some kind of free sprinting role, just as Magnus Cort seemingly is promised a spot to surge for harder sprint finishes.

But a strange sprint indeed where a lot of riders got left alone with too much road left. Guess Ewan tried to lead out Mezgec, who failed to get on his wheel.
 
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Kazistuta said:
dirkprovin said:
yaco said:
Samamba said:
Wtf weird sprint.
Ewan leading out Gaviria, who leads out Bonifazio.

Mezgec is riding the Vuelta and OBE hope he can win a sprint stage - Preparing for the future.

Mezgec or Ewan ? Lord knows why they'd take the little showboating lair to a GT when you're seriously pursuing GC as they will be with Chaves. He's just too labour intensive with regards to resources unlike other sprinters who require far less support and can provide some semblance of support on non flat stages.

Still we can hope he gets greedy come end of season and some other team is stupid enough to flush $$$ & resources down the S bend on him !

I think Mezgec gets the nod for the Vuelta in some kind of free sprinting role, just as Magnus Cort seemingly is promised a spot to surge for harder sprint finishes.

But a strange sprint indeed where a lot of riders got left alone with too much road left. Guess Ewan tried to lead out Mezgec, who failed to get on his wheel.

Zero problem with either Mezgec or Cort getting a run as they are both far more versatile than Ewan .... and are far less of a dead weight when the terrain gets less hospitable.
 
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dirkprovin said:
yaco said:
Samamba said:
Wtf weird sprint.
Ewan leading out Gaviria, who leads out Bonifazio.

Mezgec is riding the Vuelta and OBE hope he can win a sprint stage - Preparing for the future.

Mezgec or Ewan ? Lord knows why they'd take the little showboating lair to a GT when you're seriously pursuing GC as they will be with Chaves. He's just too labour intensive with regards to resources unlike other sprinters who require far less support and can provide some semblance of support on non flat stages.

Still we can hope he gets greedy come end of season and some other team is stupid enough to flush $$$ & resources down the S bend on him !

Mezgec - Ewan is not riding the Vuelta.
 
great chase, great lead out. OQS has a great team. Gaviria looking across to see if he was being challenged by Viviani. It was actually Kwiatkowski how was trying it. Gaviria continues to hold yellow, Kwiatkowski 2nd +19, Diego Ulissi +22. Gilbert is 8 at+26.
Mountains tomorrow. Is it Uran time?
 
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Vroome.exe said:
So apparently Gaviria crashed yesterday and maybe thats why he was so weak in the sprint. He's a track specialist so normally should be good at bike handling, but dude crashes every second race he enters.

How does being a track specialist improve your bike handling in any way? You ride on a constant terrain, with no wind and in a straight line apart from two sweeping curves. It's high speed but apart from that there's hardly any requirement for good bike handling
 
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PremierAndrew said:
Vroome.exe said:
So apparently Gaviria crashed yesterday and maybe thats why he was so weak in the sprint. He's a track specialist so normally should be good at bike handling, but dude crashes every second race he enters.

How does being a track specialist improve your bike handling in any way? You ride on a constant terrain, with no wind and in a straight line apart from two sweeping curves. It's high speed but apart from that there's hardly any requirement for good bike handling

I've mentioned this before, his bike is all over the place when he sprints. Kind of like how Froome sprinted against Sagan. Caleb and Cav barely move their bike.
 
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gospina said:
PremierAndrew said:
Vroome.exe said:
So apparently Gaviria crashed yesterday and maybe thats why he was so weak in the sprint. He's a track specialist so normally should be good at bike handling, but dude crashes every second race he enters.

How does being a track specialist improve your bike handling in any way? You ride on a constant terrain, with no wind and in a straight line apart from two sweeping curves. It's high speed but apart from that there's hardly any requirement for good bike handling

I've mentioned this before, his bike is all over the place when he sprints. Kind of like how Froome sprinted against Sagan. Caleb and Cav barely move their bike.

Gav's style is very similar to Coquard's
 
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PremierAndrew said:
Vroome.exe said:
So apparently Gaviria crashed yesterday and maybe thats why he was so weak in the sprint. He's a track specialist so normally should be good at bike handling, but dude crashes every second race he enters.

How does being a track specialist improve your bike handling in any way? You ride on a constant terrain, with no wind and in a straight line apart from two sweeping curves. It's high speed but apart from that there's hardly any requirement for good bike handling

I think it's more to do with quick reactions.
 
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Vroome.exe said:
So apparently Gaviria crashed yesterday and maybe thats why he was so weak in the sprint. He's a track specialist so normally should be good at bike handling, but dude crashes every second race he enters.
Yesterday it really seemed like he had no clue were the line was, Ewan dropped off when he realized Mezgec wasn't in his wheel and meanwhile Gaviria thought the line must be close so he sprinted flat out into the corner and the line was way further out than what he thought. Just what it seemed like to me from watching the tape.

Also, I think EQS just tied DD in WorldTour wins this July :D
 
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Bluenine said:
Caleb for the win tomorrow !

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Tomorrow climbs:

2 times Zab - 4km @ 5%
2 times Glodowka - 4.2km @ 4.6%
3 times Butorowy Wierch 1.8km @ 10%

Those are preceded by one more climb which is around 4.5km with steep sections. There is also a lot of false flats and short steep uncategorized climbs.

This do not look that hard but tempo is usually pretty high and everything ends in small group finish.