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ENECO Tour August 17 - 24

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Martin was nailed on for the TT, but predicting second is very difficult.

I thought Boom for second but he punctured, Thomas did OK, i totaly forgot Van Embden, Rassmussen.
 
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The Hitch said:
Lars Boom should have been 4th overall. Instead hes 6th because of a puncture.:(

Chapeau tony martin. I think he might have won this without the breakaway.

I think boom would have pipped ebh for the podium, he was having a solid ride.
Ah well..
 
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Kwibus said:
Grats to Tony Martin. Nice winning the Eneco Tour and finishing it off by winning the ITT.
Moerenhout brought the wrong rider with him when he won in Ronse:)

Or the right one....2nd in the GC and a very nice stage win thanks to Martin, IMO it's better than expected from Koos.
 
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insideout leadout said:
Or the right one....2nd in the GC and a very nice stage win thanks to Martin, IMO it's better than expected from Koos.

yeah... koos initiated the attack, yes the support was helpful, but koos only has to thank himself for the stage win - martin was never going to beat him at the end, that was clear.
 
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Yes it was clear due to the GC situation. But I highly doubt that Koos would be able to stay away from a chasing bunch with someone else than Martin, it's like being in a break with Cancellara or a motorbike. Martin has to be thankful as well since he got away with a guy from Rabo which made the strongest team passive in the chase.
 
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Yes it was clear due to the GC situation. But I highly doubt that Koos would be able to stay away from a chasing bunch with someone else than Martin, it's like being in a break with Cancellara or a motorbike. Martin has to be thankful as well since he got away with a guy from Rabo which made the strongest team passive in the chase.
Koos is quite the big rouleur himself, he's a perpetually underrated rider. He needed someone else to stay away, but it didn't need to be Martin. In fact, it's a bit of a tactical error, if Rabo had the overall victory in mind.
 
If it was Moerenhout with Hagen, or Moerenhout with Porte, or Moerenhout with Tuft, they would have stayed away as well.

Moerenhout was 6th at the TDF ITT and 6th at the Worlds ITT 2009 for a reaosn you know.
Somehow I get the feeling people have no idea whatsoever about that
 
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I know about Koos' TT performances but he's still 3 min behind the best. Sometimes time differences says more than places.

Who knows...perhaps Im underestimating Koos or you are underestimating Martin, it's all speculation :) If Martin wasn't in the break...he would strengthen the chase.

Why is Koos retiring after this season? he's clearly good enough to continue for a couple of years more.
 
insideout leadout said:
I know about Koos' TT performances but he's still 3 min behind the best. Sometimes time differences says more than places.

Who knows...perhaps Im underestimating Koos or you are underestimating Martin, it's all speculation :) If Martin wasn't in the break...he would strengthen the chase.

Why is Koos retiring after this season? he's clearly good enough to continue for a couple of years more.
Get Cancellara out of result of the worlds ITT and he loses 1'30 on Larsson
And in Tour result he was one of the first riders to endure the effect of the wind getting worse, and still riding well.

Times don't say everything either.