2017 Tour of Oman, 14-19/02 (2.HC)

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Very impressed by Hermans, hopefully he can win the overall tomorrow! Costa and Aru certainly aren't "pannenkoeken" as we would say in Dutch.
 
Aug 16, 2013
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Acevedo a bit disappointing.

Hermans however; big step forward. Not easy to beat guys like Aru and Costa on such a climb.
 
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Velolover2 said:
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Ben Hermans will surprise us tomorrow. He is a puncher but good on very steep gradients. And Green Mountain isn't that long.

I remember him being really good on Powder Mountain a couple of years ago.
I told you guys. Flèche Wallone win up next?
Too short for him I think. He should really start focussing on one-week races from here on, especially now that Porte seems able to be consistent in GT's.
 
Jun 30, 2014
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what happened to Birdsong?
He lost over 2min on such a climb, for someone like him who's always in decent shape that's a lot.
 
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BalearicBeats said:
Velolover2 said:
Velolover2 said:
Ben Hermans will surprise us tomorrow. He is a puncher but good on very steep gradients. And Green Mountain isn't that long.

I remember him being really good on Powder Mountain a couple of years ago.
I told you guys. Flèche Wallone win up next?
Too short for him I think. He should really start focussing on one-week races from here on, especially now that Porte seems able to be consistent in GT's.
Then there is Pais Vasco. Tailor-made for his explosive style with short, steep 2-5k climbs. And diesels like Tejay and Porte aren't racing it. He should at least be allowed to co-lead with old man Sanchez (although it's "his" race).
 
Jun 30, 2014
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jaylew said:
Valv.Piti said:
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Any chance to catch the MTF somewhere?
Anyone?
There's this

It's not much but better than nothing.
Kudus always seems to be the on who attacks first.
TFor me the biggest surprise has to be Grmay, he's always up there, on stage 2 he finished with Aru and ardet and today he finished 6th and moved up to 6th on gc, his performance is a pleasant surprise.
 

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