April 29th, Tour de Romandie - Stage 3: Thierrens - Neuchatel, 165.7 km

Jul 28, 2010
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Perhaps a small bunch sprint, one for Friere or Cardoso?

Top 10 GC after Stage 2:
1 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team 8:43:39
2 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:38
3 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:00:42
4 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana
5 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:46
6 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:00:50
7 Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:51
8 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Leopard Trek
9 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
10 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek 0:00:52
 
Sep 16, 2009
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Small bunch sprint. They won't ride the Cat 1 hard.

I see HTC keeping the break within 3 minutes at the start of the climb, then riding tempo to ensure Renshaw and Howard get over the top. Then one of them will win from a small group.

The sprinters will be ****ed if they don't have one stage where they can go for a win.
 
Jul 28, 2010
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Could one of the mods please edit the title?
I have no idea what the Tour of Romanide is, my mistake! :eek:
 
Jun 22, 2009
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Sasquatch said:
Small bunch sprint. They won't ride the Cat 1 hard.

I see HTC keeping the break within 3 minutes at the start of the climb, then riding tempo to ensure Renshaw and Howard get over the top. Then one of them will win from a small group.

The sprinters will be ****ed if they don't have one stage where they can go for a win.
meh I can't see the sprinters holding on, maybe getting abck on after the climb, but htc would have to go pretty slow tempo to keep their sprinters there.
 
Dec 27, 2010
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Movistar have a good shot at getting someone away from a smallish bunch at the end, should have plenty of cards to play in the final.
 
Feb 15, 2011
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Elminutobueno said:
Hope so, but that will be a surprise.
I'm guessing you're Portuguese. Parrulo is also Portuguese (he just likes Belgium a lot, hence the Belgian flag as his avatar and the Belgian anthem in his signature). He does not think Rui Costa will take this; he's just hoping it. He will not.
 
Jun 16, 2009
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Be aware of the earlier finish times for todays stage

Stage 3 start time: Friday 11:15 CET (7:15:00 PM UTC+1000);
Earliest live video: 13:55 CET (9:55:00 PM UTC+1000);
Approximate finish: 15:01 CET (11:01:00 PM UTC+1000);
 
Sep 25, 2009
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wirral said:
This is Freire's day.
vino said the same on his fan site...' rabo will be trying to control'.

but i have a sneaky feeling vino could be cooking something too :cool:
 
boomcie said:
I'm guessing you're Portuguese. Parrulo is also Portuguese (he just likes Belgium a lot, hence the Belgian flag as his avatar and the Belgian anthem in his signature). He does not think Rui Costa will take this; he's just hoping it. He will not.
you are wrong!!! i don't think he will. . . i know he will!!!!! :p
 
Apr 9, 2011
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we have our break for the day

Ignatas Konovalovas (Movistar), Chris Sorensen (Saxo Bank), Alexandr Kuchynski (Katusha) and Jerome Cousin (Europcar)
 

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