95th Rund um Köln (Kat. 1.1), 25.04.2011

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95th Rund um Köln (Kat. 1.1), 25.04.2011

95th Rund um Köln (Kat. 1.1), 203,5 km





A good old race that has/had to struggle a lot too.
http://www.rundumkoeln.de/

See here, what they did to this race. Best to put it into google-translate, because English RuK wikipage is terrible. Also this race is big event for many hobby cyclists, and a big meeting day for German cycling community.
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rund_um_Köln

Really sad to see that WDR doesn't show any livecoverage this year. :mad:
Can't believe it....
So, this thread is somehow useless, but I did it anyway - for Artur.
btw, of course WDR belongs to the ARD/(ZDF) group.
http://www.rundschau-online.de/html/artikel/1302889611314.shtml

Thats especially sad for Arthur Tabat, who is the soul of this race. This old man, Mr. Rund um Köln, has so much passion and gives it all.
A big hug to him.


"Rund um Köln ist mein Leben!"
http://www.express.de/sport/sportmix/rund-um-koeln/-rund-um-koeln-ist-mein-leben--/-/8357728/8358166/-/index.html



Startlist:
http://www.rundumkoeln.de/media/2011/2011Starterliste.pdf
sidenote: there will be a really strong German national team. looks good in this combination

Profile/Map:
http://www.rundumkoeln.de/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=42&Itemid=66


Winner 2010 JJ Haedo




Some former winners:

2010Juan José Haedo
2009 Martin Pedersen
2008 ausgefallen wegen Schneefalls
2007 Juan José Haedo
2006 Christian Knees
2005 David Kopp
2004 Erik Zabel
2003 Jan Ullrich
2002 Peter Wrolich
2001 Gian Matteo Fagnini
2000 Steffen Wesemann
1999 Jens Heppner
1998 nicht ausgetragen
1997 Frank Vandenbroucke
1996 Erik Zabel
1995 Erik Dekker

Here you can see der Kaiser coming back in 2003 and welcomed in Cologne, doing a little Cancellara
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rypM5uZqWNo

btw, that Coast manager guy was really disgusting and a joke, but Jan won. lol
http://www.radsport-news.com/sport/sportnews_53696.htm
 
Question is, who is that national team working for? Ciolek? Hondo? This race has a recent tendency to go to the sprint, so who's in the best position for that? Rabobank look quite strong with Brown and Matthews. I really want to see NetApp get some good points under their belt too - it's nice to see a German team with some ambition at this point in time. Marcel Kittel for Skil-Shimano could be an interesting prospect as well - he can sprint as well as time trial and could be a useful spanner in the works of some of the more organised teams. I'm sure Janorschke or Radochla, at least one of the two, will get a top 10 for Nutrixxion-Sparkasse too.

Frankfurt's the big German one-day race for me though.
 
1 Matthews (RABO)
2 Kittel (SKS)
3 Nizzolo (LEO)
4 Kopp (TRS)
5 Kroupis (LAN)
6 Janorschke (TSP)
7 Dietziker (APP)
8 Jarc (ADR)
9 Weylandt (LEO)
10 Hollanders (SKT)

Nice to see Rabobus end their disappointing April on a high note. First win for them since the Tirreno I think.

Also, great to see Matthews win again. Kid has been riding a lot this season so far, but seems to be handling it well. Real workhorse.
 
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Moondance said:
1. Matthews (RAB)
2. Kittel (SKS)
3. Nizzolo (LEO)

Nice to see Rabobus end their disappointing April on a high note. First win for them since the Tirreno I think.

Also, great to see Matthews win again. Kid has been riding a lot this season so far, but seems to be handling it well. Real workhorse.
They've done far better stuff than this in their "disappointing" April... like podiuming in Roubaix.

Anyway, well done to young Bling.
 
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roundabout said:
In race like this with this field it would have been an Almeria level disaster had Rabo lost.

But nice win anyway.
Yes, the top-10 is a who's who of "who the feck is that?"
 
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theyoungest said:
Yes, the top-10 is a who's who of "who the feck is that?"
A turkey shoot for Michael Matthews. Not many sprinters there to be fair.

I want to see a Swift, Greiple, Matthews head to head again because they're an even match. Maybe throw Bos in as well if he gets up to speed.
 

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