Eneco Tour 2012 Stage 7

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Great demonstration of class by Contador today, i think he will be more than ready for the Vuelta.

Really happy for Ballan, it makes me wonder why the hell Bettini didn't call him for the olympics instead of Modolo.
 
Oct 31, 2009
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theyoungest said:
Contador is a real racer. It would have been cool had he won the Eneco Tour. It was quite bizarre to see Boom dropping him on a climb, but of course cobbles change everything.
What will Froome do him then :)
 
Jul 29, 2012
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theyoungest said:
Contador is a real racer. It would have been cool had he won the Eneco Tour. It was quite bizarre to see Boom dropping him on a climb, but of course cobbles change everything.
Therefore contador had to close a hugh gap, he was in a really bad position last time they did the muur so yeah.
 
very good day of racing and great to see the king back in action.him,attacking on the muur was one of the highlights of the year for me.
saxo hammering on some climbs...oh finally this team is back from the death

well done to boom and chapeau to ballan,who looked very strong like back in april.
 
Mar 12, 2009
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jens_attacks said:
very good day of racing and great to see the king back in action.him,attacking on the muur was one of the highlights of the year for me.
saxo hammering on some climbs...oh finally this team is back from the death

well done to boom and chapeau to ballan,who looked very strong like back in april.
+1

Is Boom riding Vuelta?
 
Oct 23, 2011
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Good thing they're keeping this stage for the coming few years.

Also nice to see Contador at this level right after coming back from his ban, in a stage that doesn't even suite him very well! Looking forward to the Vuelta :)
 
Jun 9, 2012
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gerundium said:
This was actually a pretty cool stage, loved it when i saw contador attack on the muur with his distinct style. A true champion.
Anyone know how many km's to go when Contador attacked? Missed the race and can't find it. Cheers in advance
 
Jul 16, 2010
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This was a good stage, Eneco Tour could become a very respected race if they didn't make such pathetic stages all the time.

Didn't even know Ballan was in this race lol. If you told him before this season he'd win a cobbled race he'd be trolled for sure. :D
 
El Pistolero said:
This was a good stage, Eneco Tour could become a very respected race if they didn't make such pathetic stages all the time.

Didn't even know Ballan was in this race lol. If you told him before this season he'd win a cobbled race he'd be trolled for sure. :D
What's with all the Ballan bashing anyway... since last year I find he has refound his old form on cobbles. Ofcourse it's very hard for him to beat Boonen and Cancellara but he's very close to them. The year he won was against Hoste for crying out loud :p
 
Jul 29, 2012
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
What's with all the Ballan bashing anyway... since last year I find he has refound his old form on cobbles. Ofcourse it's very hard for him to beat Boonen and Cancellara but he's very close to them. The year he won was against Hoste for crying out loud :p
He often has a similar level to Boonen but he doesn't have a sprint.
 
El Pistolero said:
This was a good stage, Eneco Tour could become a very respected race if they didn't make such pathetic stages all the time.

Didn't even know Ballan was in this race lol. If you told him before this season he'd win a cobbled race he'd be trolled for sure. :D
Ballan lacks a fast finish and that's the reason he doesn't win very often. He's one of the best cobbled riders out there though.
He is kinda comparable with Boogerd who was among the best in the Ardennes, but there was always someone better or he got outsprinted.
 
Some teams that failed yesterday. Liquigas and Argos(which nobody understood) showed themselves quite often at the front of the peloton as if they were up to something. Well Liquigas had Oss so I kind of understood their racing, but who had Argos?

Well apparently they had Gescke who finished on an amazing 33th spot @ 34 secs. Same time as Boonen though! :D

What about Liquigas and Oss?
69 Federico Canuti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale @ 2:41
70 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale

84 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale @ 5:47

Don't know if he had a technical, but he sure did fail.
 
Dec 27, 2010
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Kwibus said:
Ballan lacks a fast finish and that's the reason he doesn't win very often. He's one of the best cobbled riders out there though.
He is kinda comparable with Boogerd who was among the best in the Ardennes, but there was always someone better or he got outsprinted.
Yep that's a very good comparison.
 
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It's a bit ridiculous for a Boonen fanboy like El Pisti to underrate Ballan, who put Boonen firmly in the hurt box in the Tour of Flanders. Boonen was lucky to just hang on, and then of course with a flat run-in to the finish there wasn't much Ballan could do.
 
Boom is really becoming the example of a rider with 'linear progression'

2012 Rabobank PRT 30 769
2011 Rabobank PRT 70 609
2010 Rabobank PRT 104 463
2009 Rabobank PRT 154 371
2008 Rabobank CT CONT 254 265
2007 Rabobank CT CONT 220 292
2006 Rabobank CT CONT 372 177
2005 Rabobank CT CONT 464 142
2004 Rabobank TT3 TT3 1221 16

 
Dekker_Tifosi said:
Boom is really becoming the example of a rider with 'linear progression'

2012 Rabobank PRT 30 769
2011 Rabobank PRT 70 609
2010 Rabobank PRT 104 463
2009 Rabobank PRT 154 371
2008 Rabobank CT CONT 254 265
2007 Rabobank CT CONT 220 292
2006 Rabobank CT CONT 372 177
2005 Rabobank CT CONT 464 142
2004 Rabobank TT3 TT3 1221 16

Let's hope he keeps on progressing atleast 5 more years ;)
 

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