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2017 Tour of the Alps / Giro del Trentino 17/04 - 21/04

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Re: The race formerly known as the Giro del Trentino!

hrotha said:
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Mayomaniac said:
Giro dell' Euregio or Euregio Giro (the whole region is known as the Tyrol–South_Tyrol–Trentino_Euroregion, usually just called Euregio) would be the correct term to use
As an Austrian i have never heard this region to be called Euregio, so maybe that's why they went with the stupid name Tour of the Alps.
"Euregio" is apparently also used for other Euroregions, so it wouldn't do regardless. Historically, "Giro del Tirolo-Tirol-Rundfahrt" would have been the best choice I think.

Bit hard to say, though... And... wouldn't it be a bit like saying "Tour de French France"?


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Wait, Patrick Konrad is really skipping this race for AGR and FW? LBL suits him well, but I don't know if the other also races suit him well, the route would have been pretty good for him. Many of the final climbs are too easy for Buchmann, he's not a great sprinter and not that explosive, a pure climber.
No idea what to expect from Rohan Dennis, the easy Romandie route would have been a better preparation race for him, he could have fought for a podium spot with that kind of route.
 
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Cance > TheRest said:
***** Thomas, Pinot
**** Landa, Pozzovivo
*** Kangert, Formolo, Dennis
** Carthy, Reichenbach, Scarponi, Bernal, Rosa, Cataldo
* Firsanov, Buchmann, Caruso, Dombrowski, Pardilla, Geniez, Torres
Kirby is that you :D ?

I have been working a lot and missing things: so Quintana is not in? Then Tibopino ftw.

For the name change, what a shame. You can't please everyone, but come on. Leave it as it is, or maybe call it the Pinot Grigio Giro. Beautiful wines ;) . They grow pink a month later :) .
 
Re: The race formerly known as the Giro del Trentino!

hrotha said:
RedheadDane said:
Bit hard to say, though... And... wouldn't it be a bit like saying "Tour de French France"?
No, I mean, like "Giro del Tirolo/Tirol-Rundfahrt". A bilingual name.

Aaah. I thought that since you wrote it with "-" it was essentially like one word consisting of several words, if that makes sense... also I didn't figure that 'giro' and 'rundfahrt' means the same thing.

So, it's a bit like Liege-Bastogne-Liege/Luik-Bastenaken/Luik?
 
Re: The race formerly known as the Giro del Trentino!

RedheadDane said:
hrotha said:
RedheadDane said:
Bit hard to say, though... And... wouldn't it be a bit like saying "Tour de French France"?
No, I mean, like "Giro del Tirolo/Tirol-Rundfahrt". A bilingual name.

Aaah. I thought that since you wrote it with "-" it was essentially like one word consisting of several words, if that makes sense... also I didn't figure that 'giro' and 'rundfahrt' means the same thing.

So, it's a bit like Liege-Bastogne-Liege/Luik-Bastenaken/Luik?
Yeah or Brabantse Pijl/Fleche Brabanconne
 
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Mayomaniac said:
Wait, Patrick Konrad is really skipping this race for AGR and FW? LBL suits him well, but I don't know if the other also races suit him well, the route would have been pretty good for him. Many of the final climbs are too easy for Buchmann, he's not a great sprinter and not that explosive, a pure climber.
No idea what to expect from Rohan Dennis, the easy Romandie route would have been a better preparation race for him, he could have fought for a podium spot with that kind of route.
I agree, Konrad not riding this is very sad. This route really suited him and after a 7th place in Pais Vasco I thought he could maybe get a top 5 here, or maybe he could have won a stage.
I think he'll do well in FW, but I don't think that's worth skipping a race which suits you very well and partly is a home race.
 
Could just have called it "The Little Giro".

Looks like a great route; 5 days rather than 4 seems like a good move too. Could it do a Strade Bianchi and become as prestigious as the big one week races?

I would like it to become bigger actually. Quality mountainous race. Maybe too difficult to win here and then back up at the Giro itself, but why wouldn't/couldn't Tour De France riders target it?? Seems like a race that is perfectly placed in the schedule for a mini peak. Hypothetically one could build up a base in the off-season, then target Paris-Nice. Follow that with a few weeks at altitude, before racing here. Followed by a longer camp before the TDF (and possibly one of the other lead up races before that).

Would like to see Landa show some good shape in this edition.
 
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Gigs_98 said:
Mayomaniac said:
Wait, Patrick Konrad is really skipping this race for AGR and FW? LBL suits him well, but I don't know if the other also races suit him well, the route would have been pretty good for him. Many of the final climbs are too easy for Buchmann, he's not a great sprinter and not that explosive, a pure climber.
No idea what to expect from Rohan Dennis, the easy Romandie route would have been a better preparation race for him, he could have fought for a podium spot with that kind of route.
I agree, Konrad not riding this is very sad. This route really suited him and after a 7th place in Pais Vasco I thought he could maybe get a top 5 here, or maybe he could have won a stage.
I think he'll do well in FW, but I don't think that's worth skipping a race which suits you very well and partly is a home race.
Yes, last year he didn't have any impressive results after February and managed to finish top 5 on gc, so this year he should have been able to ride at least on the same level.
They talked a bit about the race (well, mostly about the Tirol Team) on local Austrian TV and they even had a short interview with Valens Ndayisenga.
 
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RedheadDane said:
What does it even matter what the race is called? That's (probably) not gonna have any influence on how the riders race it.
It can have an influence on its long-term prestige, therefore on future fields, etc.

Since names aren't important, I'll just call you... What's the most horrible Danish name you can think of? :p