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72 Volta a Portugal Bicicleta- em, 2.1 August 04-15 (Kash in !)

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Pardilla's definitely the better time triallist. It will be interesting as they'll obviously pull the 1-2 punch in the mountains, and we'll see who gets to gain, if either of them. If Sella's still close enough to be a threat even despite his ITT then it means CarmioOro have the best chance of breaking the national team monopoly on the race. But as my feed was stroppy, I didn't see Pardilla finish, but did see Sella finish.
 

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Top 10 and GC:

1. Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur Sojasun) 6:25
2. Vladimir Isaichev (Xacobeo Galicia) a 4
3. Patrik Sinkewitz (ISD-Neri) m.t.
4. Alejandro Marque (Palmeiras) m.t.
5. Jesús del Nero (Loulé) a 5
6. Jetse Bol (Rabobank Continental) a 6
7. Filipe Cardoso (LA-Paredes) mt
8. David Blanco (Palmeiras) m.t.
9. Hugo Sabido (LA-Paredes) a 8
10. Cyril Lemoine (Saur-Sojasun) m.t.
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11º 88 BERTHOU, Eric FRA CARMIOORO-NGC a 10
12º 2 BARBOSA, Candido POR PALMEIRAS RESORT-PRI a 10
13º 67 BALLONI, Alfredo ITA LAMPRE-FARNESE VINI a 10
14º 131 CASPER, Jimmy FRA SAUR-SOJASUN a 11
15º 158 VAN POPPEL, Boy NED RABOBANK CONT. a 11
16º 11 BERNABEU, David ESP BARBOT-SIPER a 12
17º 81 PARDILLA, Sergio ESP CARMIOORO-NGC a 12
18º 8 CALDEIRA, Samuel POR PALMEIRAS RESORT-PRI a 13
19º 61 KASHECHKIN, Andrey KAZ LAMPRE-FARNESE VINI a 13
20º 84 PERUFFO, Enrico ITA CARMIOORO-NGC a 14
21º 78 KVACHUK, Oleksandr UKR ISD-NERI a 14
22º 111 VICIOSO, Angel ESP ANDALUCIA-CAJASUR a 14
23º 92 REIG, Ruben ESP CAJA RURAL a 15
24º 91 HERRADA, Jose ESP CAJA RURAL a 15
25º 137 SIMON, Julien FRA SAUR-SOJASUN a 15
26º 108 RODRIGUEZ, Gustavo ESP XACOBEO-GALICIA a 15
27º 106 DE SEGOVIA, Jose ESP XACOBEO-GALICIA a 15
28º 123 BONNET, William FRA BBOX BOUYGUES TELECO a 16
29º 77 PYDGORNYY, Ruslan UKR ISD-NERI a 16
30º 12 PIRES, Bruno POR BARBOT-SIPER a 16
31º 29 QUITERIO, César POR C. C. LOULÉ- LOULETA a 16
32º 155 KEIZER, Martijn NED RABOBANK CONT. a 17
75º 82 SELLA, Emanuele ITA CARMIOORO-NGC a 26
 
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Candido Barbosa! had an avergage TT... was the favorite to take the Prologue...

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Vladimir Isaychev with a good TT (2nd in the prologue)

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Here Engoulvent and Lemoine both with a good performance in the prologue, The Saur - Sojasun leading the teams classification...

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just sad how portuguese teams prefer to take their chances with old dopers that only race in portugal cus they are blacklisted rather then taking their chances with some portuguese talent.

still it's an amazing race, even tho it lacks a bit in charisma this year.
 
Finally watched it to conclusion late last night.
Good to see Saur have a grip on the all important team classification.....what's that again?:rolleyes:
Kash looked ordinary, the French and local lads looked driven.

Time to hit the roads. Some tough stages, right from the start.
 
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just sad how portuguese teams prefer to take their chances with old dopers that only race in portugal cus they are blacklisted rather then taking their chances with some portuguese talent.

Like Nuno Ribeiro, you mean?

The sad thing is, there are some very talented Portuguese riders, but they're often lower down the order playing domestique for the old Puerto guys (see Nelson Victorino, André Cardoso), leaders for smaller, less successful national teams (see Tiago Machado until this year) or they get out of the national scene before it's too late (see Tiago Machado, Nelson Oliveira).
 
Nobody wants to talk about this one, then?

I thought it was pretty interesting. Chuzhda (Caja Rural) went on the attack with Baltazar (Barbot-Siper) and Keizer (Rabobank Continental) after 4km, then went solo on the first climb. He had a solid gap of 11 minutes well into the second part of the race, when Palmeiras Resort-Prio got on the front. Knowing full well that the tricky, slightly uphill finish was suited to Cândido Barbosa, nobody was prepared to help them. Knowing that as well as trying to help Barbosa for the points and the stage win, they have to keep their energy for the mountains to help David Blanco defend his title, they weren't prepared to do too much. Unfortunately for them, the only other team who backed themselves in a sprint with Barbosa was Barbot, who had a man up the road so weren't prepared to work. Even after Baltazar was taken back they only did very token work, because they also looked to split between Sérgio Ribeiro's chances on stages like this, and their bid to back David Bernabéu for GC, and wiping out Palmeiras' domestiques seemed sensible.

All the while Chuzhda was staying up the road, on his own, taking maximum metas volantes, maximum mountains points, and with 20km to go, still 6'00 up the road.

Palmeiras found the way to counter their difficulties at that point, sending Nelson Vitorino up the road. He managed to come top 10 whilst serving Blanco last year, and so letting him go was a bit too dangerous, especially once he took out a minute on the pack. At this point other teams, notably LA-Paredes Rota dos Moveis, started to do the work to control Vitorino. Once he was in sight, Loulé sent Soeiro, and ISD sent Pidgornyy, up the road to join the Palmeiras third-in-command, at which point it was shut down.

Chuzhda died in the last 10km as many solo escapees do, and lost two and a half minutes inside the last 5km, but he still came in 1'24" ahead of the pack to take all three major jerseys. To add insult to injury for Palmeiras, Ribeiro beat Barbosa in the sprint for second.
 
Because of the slight uphill of the finish and the tricky run in, a fair few time gaps opened up in the péloton - for example, Emanuele Sella lost 23 seconds on the first people through in the group.

The position of the key players now

1 Oleg Chuzhda (Caja Rural)
2 Cândido Barbosa (Palmeiras Resort) +1'32"
3 Patrik Sinkewitz (ISD) +1'34"
7 David Blanco (Palmeiras Resort) +1'36"
8 Hugo Sabido (LA) +1'38"
11 Sergio Pardilla (CarmioOro) +1'41"
12 Jesús Del Nero (Loulé) +1'42"
13 Ángel Vicioso (Andalucía) +1'43"
19 Santí Pérez (Loulé) +1'47"
21 David Bernabéu (Barbot) +1'48"
40 José João Mendes (LA) +2'01"
41 Constantino Zaballa (Loulé) +2'01"
42 Rui Sousa (Barbot) +2'02"
44 Andrey Kashechkin (Lampre) +2'02"
62 Tom Jelte Slagter (Rabobank) +2'08"
65 Dmitro Grabovskyy (ISD) +2'08"
67 Nelson Vitorino (Palmeiras) +2'10"
74 Emanuele Sella (CarmioOro) +2'14"