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TourOfSardinia said:
GuyIncognito said:
TourOfSardinia said:
2020 Volta Catalunya due to depart from Alghero, Sardinia
reported in the paper edition of the Nuova Sardegna today.
:)

Alghero has a Catalan speaking enclave and thus the cultural link

And it's not the first time the Volta races there, either.
Last time was in 1986. Sean Kelly won a Volta a Catalunya ITT in Alghero.

That catalan link is why there are so so many sicilians and descendants of sicilians with the surname Catalano
Thanks for the 1986 info.
btw Sardinia != Sicily :mad:

Haha what was I thinking writing that, sorry :D

I'll edit it to not confuse anyone
 
What about PRO Ötztaler 5500 race tomorrow. Is there going to be any TV coverage? Does anybody know?
The race profile looks epic for a one day race. There's also chance of bad weather with rain. I know the field is not the strongest but it should be fun nonetheless.
 
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johnymax said:
What about PRO Ötztaler 5500 race tomorrow. Is there going to be any TV coverage? Does anybody know?
The race profile looks epic for a one day race. There's also chance of bad weather with rain. I know the field is not the strongest but it should be fun nonetheless.
I think I read somewhere that it will be broadcasted on Eurosport 2 and on the ORF. However I also read something about a livestream on the website of the race.
 
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Gigs_98 said:
johnymax said:
What about PRO Ötztaler 5500 race tomorrow. Is there going to be any TV coverage? Does anybody know?
The race profile looks epic for a one day race. There's also chance of bad weather with rain. I know the field is not the strongest but it should be fun nonetheless.
I think I read somewhere that it will be broadcasted on Eurosport 2 and on the ORF. However I also read something about a livestream on the website of the race.
Just when the ORF never shows any cycling they show this great event instead of Servus TV! :(
 
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staubsauger said:
Gigs_98 said:
johnymax said:
What about PRO Ötztaler 5500 race tomorrow. Is there going to be any TV coverage? Does anybody know?
The race profile looks epic for a one day race. There's also chance of bad weather with rain. I know the field is not the strongest but it should be fun nonetheless.
I think I read somewhere that it will be broadcasted on Eurosport 2 and on the ORF. However I also read something about a livestream on the website of the race.
Just when the ORF never shows any cycling they show this great event instead of Servus TV! :(
Does Servus TV ever show cycling though? ORF at least shows highlights of the Österreich Rundfahrt, the WC and this year they also showed the tds stage to the Rettenbachferner. Thats not a lot but at least something
 
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Gigs_98 said:
staubsauger said:
Gigs_98 said:
johnymax said:
What about PRO Ötztaler 5500 race tomorrow. Is there going to be any TV coverage? Does anybody know?
The race profile looks epic for a one day race. There's also chance of bad weather with rain. I know the field is not the strongest but it should be fun nonetheless.
I think I read somewhere that it will be broadcasted on Eurosport 2 and on the ORF. However I also read something about a livestream on the website of the race.
Just when the ORF never shows any cycling they show this great event instead of Servus TV! :(
Does Servus TV ever show cycling though? ORF at least shows highlights of the Österreich Rundfahrt, the WC and this year they also showed the tds stage to the Rettenbachferner. Thats not a lot but at least something
Only mountainbike races I believe. Since Red Bull is a sponsor at some. I hope that they might buy Tour de Suisse rights for years now. But that's not gonna happen sadly enough.
 
This is the route. Finish in Como.
Lombardia_2017_alt_web-1024x585.jpg


Looks very good to me.
 
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Alexandre B. said:
SafeBet said:
This is the route. Finish in Como.
Lombardia_2017_alt_web-1024x585.jpg


Looks very good to me.
I mean they'll return in Lecco after this edition.

Anyway, 2018 Tour de Suisse cities.
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Tour de Suisse route looks okay. 2 or 3 hight mountain stages, 2 TT's and the final road stage around Bellinzona could actually be very hard and have an impact on the gc for once.

About the Lombardia route, are you sure they return to Lecco? I thought Como and Bergamo would alternate for the next few year, but I didn't know anything about Lecco.
 
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Tour de Suisse really depends on what they do with those finishes. Gansingen should be a nice hilly stage, unless they purposefully ruin it. Arosa isn't a very nice MTF imo and they can't really put anything in front of it. Gstaad has the potential to be selective, if they go Jaunpass > Mittelbergpass > Gstaad, but I'm expecting only Saanenmöser, which would be just a reduced bunchsprint. Gommiswald I saw on the map actually has a 5km @ ~9% thing in its vicinity, but it looks like an obscure climb (can't find profiles anywhere) and if they're not using that, there's no option of making it anything better than a false flat drag to the finish; it will probably be for a break with Furkapass in the beginning and then the break can battle it out on the drag to the finish. As for Leukerbad, well, the climb to Leukerbad isn't much, but at least they have plenty of climbs to put before it. If they go Ovrannaz > Anzère > Crans-Montana > Leukerbad; sure, great stage, but somehow I doubt they'll do that. :(

Switzerland has great climbs everywhere and this route can go either way, but I fear it will be a pretty easy route.