Confirmed Tour Teams/Pre-Selections

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Netserk said:
Majka isn't going. I doubt Sutherland is.
Surely not. But I think we will see a couple of surprises though.
I don´t think CAS makes it this time, and I won´t rule out Breschel or Mørkøv either.
 
Oct 2, 2012
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Noval!!

xrayvision said:
Surely not. But I think we will see a couple of surprises though.
I don´t think CAS makes it this time, and I won´t rule out Breschel or Mørkøv either.
Breschel will go for Vuelta. I think they will take Noval. He is the Saxo-rider with the 3rd fastest ascent-time on Alpe D'huez :eek: Did it in 41:44 in 2004 (only 2 secs of Greg Lemond's fastest. Rogers though, did it in 40:07 in the same year. Contador's best is only 41:33 - just 11 seconds better than Noval :p But on topic, according to CAS 7 riders where picked for the Tour on Saxo and he wasn't one of them. We have yet to know which 7 they were.
 
Jul 17, 2009
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Waterloo Sunrise said:
This thread becomes pretty worthless when names are added because we assume they will be selected, without any official confirmation.
fyi when you log in here typically there is a front page for CN. you can find accurate reporting there. there is a heading labeled Tour De France. etc.

good luck
 
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Netserk said:
Majka isn't going. I doubt Sutherland is.
I'd like to see Majka on start list. he is supposed to have good climbing form. throw it all at sky.

He got the Giro.Vuelta gig
 
Sep 9, 2009
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Boeing said:
fyi when you log in here typically there is a front page for CN. you can find accurate reporting there. there is a heading labeled Tour De France. etc.

good luck
Cheers - I forgot that because this is a discussion forum, we should also encourage false posting to further the distinction with news sources.
 
Jul 17, 2009
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Waterloo Sunrise said:
Cheers - I forgot that because this is a discussion forum, we should also encourage false posting to further the distinction with news sources.
I guess what I should have said is that there is no forum for telling people what you think they should and shouldn't post all the damn time. .
 
Sep 9, 2009
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Yes, I'll try to tone down my fascist tendencies.

Only a total control freak would think a 'Confirmed teams/pre-selections' thread, with a first post edited to contain confirmed teams/pre-selections, would actually contain confirmed teams/pre-selections, rather than someone's guess.

Moreover, I'll grant it was aggressive, all the damn time, to state my opinion, with no specific request for anyone to change their behaviour, once.

You, my friend, are not a tool.
 
Jul 21, 2010
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JRanton said:
Fair point but I have bolded the names where there is official confirmation from either the team or rider that they'll be selected.
Not exactly official, but De Kort told me back in February that he would be riding the TdF ;-)
 
Jun 28, 2012
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Gianni Meersman

Does anyone know if Gianni Meersman(OmegaPharma-Quickstep) will be riding this years TdF? :)
 
Sep 9, 2009
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Steady said:
Does anyone know if Gianni Meersman(OmegaPharma-Quickstep) will be riding this years TdF? :)
Seems pretty unlikely - he has had no practice in Cav's train, and even on stages where there is a 90% chance of Cav being dropped, riding for Cav will be a better bet for the win than riding for Meersman.
 
Waterloo Sunrise said:
Yes, I'll try to tone down my fascist tendencies.

Only a total control freak would think a 'Confirmed teams/pre-selections' thread, with a first post edited to contain confirmed teams/pre-selections, would actually contain confirmed teams/pre-selections, rather than someone's guess.

Moreover, I'll grant it was aggressive, all the damn time, to state my opinion, with no specific request for anyone to change their behaviour, once.

You, my friend, are not a tool.
It does contain confirmed riders and confirmed pre-selections. The guesses you refer to have either been confirmed by the rider or they're 99.9% certain to be selected based on good old fashioned common sense.

I noticed in another thread you thought Bos would potentially be riding the Tour. If only you'd taken the time to read my thread you'd have seen that he wasn't included in Blanco/Belkin's pre-selection. :)
 
Sep 9, 2009
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Well, I think it's clear we have different understandings of the word confirmed.

I shouldn't have laboured the point if my new friend hadn't of got so upset at my repeatedly telling people what to do all the damn time, in 1 sentence of personal opinion.
 
Apr 12, 2010
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Just released by OPQS on facebook.

The OPQS selection for the 100th Tour de France includes the following riders: Mark Cavendish, Sylvain Chavanel, Michal Kwiatkowski, Tony Martin, Jerome Pineau, Gert Steegmans, Niki Terpstra, Matteo Trentin, and Peter Velits.
 
Boardslide said:
Just released by OPQS on facebook.

The OPQS selection for the 100th Tour de France includes the following riders: Mark Cavendish, Sylvain Chavanel, Michal Kwiatkowski, Tony Martin, Jerome Pineau, Gert Steegmans, Niki Terpstra, Matteo Trentin, and Peter Velits.
I love the way they don't even pretend that Velits can go for GC. One hit wonder :D
 
Jan 11, 2010
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Flamin said:
Monster team. Most stages won by a team in one Tour edition is 11 i think (post-war)? They could get very close.
They'll be up against two well-drilled sprint trains, Lotto and Argos. The number of times that Cav got a decent leadout this season can be counted on one hand.
 
Sep 9, 2009
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theyoungest said:
They'll be up against two well-drilled sprint trains, Lotto and Argos. The number of times that Cav got a decent leadout this season can be counted on one hand.
You must be an awesome banjo player.
 
theyoungest said:
They'll be up against two well-drilled sprint trains, Lotto and Argos. The number of times that Cav got a decent leadout this season can be counted on one hand.
Cav still won 3 stages on his own last year, even against a strong Lotto train. Argos is a big question mark.

Well, the whole team obviously needed some time to adapt to having the world's best sprinter in the ranks rather than not even bothering about bunch sprints like the years before. I think in il Giro they made a huge step forward and their confidence is through the roof at the moment.
 

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