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ENECO Tour August 17 - 24

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Mar 11, 2009
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Solid but unspectacular from EBH.

1 Tuft
2 Van Emden +5
3 Boom +6
4 Tjallingi +6
5 EBH +7
6 G +7
7 Tony Martin +7

Swein really did lay down a beating today. I think the hillier stages may be enough to unseat him from the GC lead but he is more than capable of winning the longer ITT as well.
 
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Rabobank really went for it today so fair play to them. Svein Tuft was simply too good for anyone, shame we only saw the start and last 20 seconds.

EBH is in a good position as he should be able to pick up some bonus seconds in the sprints.

Good ride by Geraint Thomas again, bodes well for the final time trial as I think the distance suits him better.
 
Reverend_T_Preedy said:
Rabobank really went for it today so fair play to them. Svein Tuft was simply too good for anyone, shame we only saw the start and last 20 seconds.

EBH is in a good position as he should be able to pick up some bonus seconds in the sprints.

Good ride by Geraint Thomas again, bodes well for the final time trial as I think the distance suits him better.

Well that goes for nearly everybody who did well today. Boom, Van Emden, Tjallingii, Hagen, Martin... etc
 
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Tuft

Congrats to big Svein on his first protour win! Biggest engine I have ever raced with and against.

Being from the pacific northwest, he has done more than one ride in the rain.
 
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momotaro said:
Congrats to big Svein on his first protour win! Biggest engine I have ever raced with and against.

Being from the pacific northwest, he has done more than one ride in the rain.

Great performance to put that much time into some decent TTers over such a short distance. Very, very impressive. I wonder how he'll get on in the longer TT?
 
Reverend_T_Preedy said:
Great performance to put that much time into some decent TTers over such a short distance. Very, very impressive. I wonder how he'll get on in the longer TT?

Judging by how he did in Denmark a week or so ago, I'd say he does ok. He won over Porte by a few hundredths of a second over ~20k.
 
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theyoungest said:
It's an uphill finish, 700 m at max 7%, so I'm not so sure about Greipel or Rasmussen.

Oh, I thought a profile wasn't provided for that stage because it was pan flat (couldn't see one on the race site). My bad.

I'm struggling to pick it at all now. Maybe it'll just be the riders going for the time bonuses, rather than anyone with a particular talent for an uphill sprint. A couple who might be ok: Gasparotto, Thomas De Gendt. Leigh Howard won an uphill sprint form distinguished competition in Oman, but that was on a lesser gradient, I think. Good point about Greipel and Algarve.
 
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I'll go with Gasparotto! Enrico did really good in the Amstel Gold Race, OFC the climbs are not exactly the same but He can make it... Also Astana is eager to make results cuz they are fighting for a PT License.. now that Alberto is in SBS...
 

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