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80ª Volta a Portugal em Bicicleta (1 a 12 de Agosto de 2018)

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Vicente García de Mateos (Avilado Louletano Uli) wins the TT last stage but Big Raul wraps up the GC.

W52 get 5 men in the top 9 of the stage - which even outdoes Sky at TT's :D

Norwegian Krister Hagen gets a respectable 12 th on the day & 18 th on GC - Team Coop end up with only 3 men.
 
de Mateos is such a joke lol. Gets off bio passport investigation on a technicality and then has the best race of his life. Just annoying.
His average stage position through the whole race is 5.4 compared to 8.4 last year.
 
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luckyboy said:
de Mateos is such a joke lol. Gets off bio passport investigation on a technicality and then has the best race of his life. Just annoying.
His average stage position through the whole race is 5.4 compared to 8.4 last year.
Well, in fairness, is he better or worse than Raúl "David Belda II: back and better than ever" Alarcón? Winning the TT might be overstretching himself a bit though.
 
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FilipeFD said:
Scarponi said:
Interesting to see what EX sky rider Nathan Earle thinks of the race after slogging around Portugal for almost two weeks :D
he called it 4th grand tour on instagram :D
https://www.instagram.com/p/BmL9xivBpQe/?taken-by=nearle88
Not that he is some climbing prodigy but wonder
How he felt about that winner after riding with the magic Kenyan and friends
 
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Mihai Cazacu
‏ @faustocoppi60
25m25 minutes ago

15 riders climbed Senhora da Graca at more than 6.0 w/kg. All from Portuguese teams. Grandísima, baby!


Raul Alarcon climbed on Saturday the mythical Senhora da Graca climb in 21 min 05 sec. Around 6,5 w/kg, one of the highest performances of the season. The climbing speeds in Volta a Portugal remain at thermo-nuclear level this year too.

Raul Alarcon climbed today Penhas de Saude (12,5 km@7,5%) in 33 min 48 sec. Around 6.1 w/kg. It's a world class performance. #RoadtoInnsbruck

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:lol:
 
Errazkin speaks...

"Tanto yo como mi equipo hemos enviado toda la documentación necesaria antes incluso de que se me haya notificado personalmente el positivo. Llevo ya varios años con el tratamiento contra el asma y nunca ha habido ningún problema similar."

"Me and my team have sent all the necessary documentation even before I have been personally notified of the positive. I have been treated for asthma for several years and there has never been any similar problems. "

https://twitter.com/diegovos_/status/1029701406888996865

http://sprint-final.com/xuban-errazkin-defiende-inocencia-tras-resultado-adverso/
 
Sounds remarkably similar in terms of timing and the paperwork problem etc. to the positive test and backtrack/clearance that was the reason Movistar abandoned ship on Alejandro Marque five years ago (which had absolutely nothing to do with suddenly opening up the funds to hire Igor Antón, why would you ever have thought that?).
 
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Mihai Cazacu
‏ @faustocoppi60
25m25 minutes ago

15 riders climbed Senhora da Graca at more than 6.0 w/kg. All from Portuguese teams. Grandísima, baby!


Raul Alarcon climbed on Saturday the mythical Senhora da Graca climb in 21 min 05 sec. Around 6,5 w/kg, one of the highest performances of the season. The climbing speeds in Volta a Portugal remain at thermo-nuclear level this year too.

Raul Alarcon climbed today Penhas de Saude (12,5 km@7,5%) in 33 min 48 sec. Around 6.1 w/kg. It's a world class performance. #RoadtoInnsbruck

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:lol:
2018:8,4 km@7,4%---21:05---average speed 23.91 km/h(Raul Alarcon)
2017:8,4 km@7,4%---20:55---average speed 24.10 km/h(Raul Alarcon)
2009:8,3 km@7,7%---20:38---average speed 24.14 km/h(Alberto Contador)

Just wanted to put these numbers for a comparison, Alarcon managed to slot himself just behind one of the most alien performance of all. And, he managed to do it twice, which makes it way more impressive.
 
Re: 80ª Volta a Portugal em Bicicleta (1 a 12 de Agosto de 2

burning said:
Dekker_Tifosi said:
Mihai Cazacu
‏ @faustocoppi60
25m25 minutes ago

15 riders climbed Senhora da Graca at more than 6.0 w/kg. All from Portuguese teams. Grandísima, baby!


Raul Alarcon climbed on Saturday the mythical Senhora da Graca climb in 21 min 05 sec. Around 6,5 w/kg, one of the highest performances of the season. The climbing speeds in Volta a Portugal remain at thermo-nuclear level this year too.

Raul Alarcon climbed today Penhas de Saude (12,5 km@7,5%) in 33 min 48 sec. Around 6.1 w/kg. It's a world class performance. #RoadtoInnsbruck

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:lol:
2018:8,4 km@7,4%---21:05---average speed 23.91 km/h(Raul Alarcon)
2017:8,4 km@7,4%---20:55---average speed 24.10 km/h(Raul Alarcon)
2009:8,3 km@7,7%---20:38---average speed 24.14 km/h(Alberto Contador)

Just wanted to put these numbers for a comparison, Alarcon managed to slot himself just behind one of the most alien performance of all. And, he managed to do it twice, which makes it way more impressive.
What race was this climb from Contador?
 
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Re: 80ª Volta a Portugal em Bicicleta (1 a 12 de Agosto de 2

Scarponi said:
burning said:
Dekker_Tifosi said:
Mihai Cazacu
‏ @faustocoppi60
25m25 minutes ago

15 riders climbed Senhora da Graca at more than 6.0 w/kg. All from Portuguese teams. Grandísima, baby!


Raul Alarcon climbed on Saturday the mythical Senhora da Graca climb in 21 min 05 sec. Around 6,5 w/kg, one of the highest performances of the season. The climbing speeds in Volta a Portugal remain at thermo-nuclear level this year too.

Raul Alarcon climbed today Penhas de Saude (12,5 km@7,5%) in 33 min 48 sec. Around 6.1 w/kg. It's a world class performance. #RoadtoInnsbruck

--

:lol:
2018:8,4 km@7,4%---21:05---average speed 23.91 km/h(Raul Alarcon)
2017:8,4 km@7,4%---20:55---average speed 24.10 km/h(Raul Alarcon)
2009:8,3 km@7,7%---20:38---average speed 24.14 km/h(Alberto Contador)

Just wanted to put these numbers for a comparison, Alarcon managed to slot himself just behind one of the most alien performance of all. And, he managed to do it twice, which makes it way more impressive.
What race was this climb from Contador?
Verbier in the 2009 TdF
 

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