Does Greipel have the biggest legs in the peloton? Kittel?
OPQS will win quite comfortably imo. Sky are far from certain to finish second. BMC, Movistar, Garmin and Orica can all finish ahead of them.b.broadhurst said:OPQS or SKY for TTT?
Omega riders looked strong today but they have weak links like trentin and steegmans
1: I think so... since Jungels said something about having actually worked for him.nick101 said:Ciolek second in the german champs??? 1: Did andy race luxemborg champs?
2: I was really happy to see hoogerland and devolder win their national champs. Both have had struggles in recent years so it'd be a massive boost for their self-esteem to get a race win as underdog
Slightly surprised cavendish won the british champs because it was apparrently more of a classics style course. But that's a good sign for cav ahead of the tdf and i think he deserved it anyway.
Pretty obvious sagan would win slovakian champs
Vichot won the french champs also btw
Jungels just appears to be a great rider. Competitive in many races in the season. Flexible in his approach, too bad hes just that little too young to make the Shack tour team this year.hrotha said:Jungels said they were riding for Andy but Andy felt bad and it was raining and and and...
He's got the stigmata of a true champion. I bet that in the next years we'll be discussing the great duels between him and Sagan in the Classics.Dazed and Confused said:Jungels just appears to be a great rider. Competitive in many races in the season. Flexible in his approach, too bad hes just that little too young to make the Shack tour team this year.
Lovely bit of sportsmanship by Cav and Millar. Waiting for Stannard after he punctured on the penultimate lap.Poursuivant said:GB highlights on ITV4 now
Shame about the coverage really. A whole 7 minutes for the woman's road race, & not much more than 20 for then men's. Not entirely sure why ITV4 could have found a spot to show it live in amongst their riveting repeats of The Professionals, Minder & other "classics" from the 70s.Poursuivant said:GB highlights on ITV4 now
Much less than 20 for the mens!forkboy84 said:Shame about the coverage really. A whole 7 minutes for the woman's road race, & not much more than 20 for then men's. Not entirely sure why ITV4 could have found a spot to show it live in amongst their riveting repeats of The Professionals, Minder & other "classics" from the 70s.
I found the coverage pretty disappointing as a Glasgow resident and cycling fan. Mr Listers ride out on the course was ridiculous, he missed out massive sections, including the University Avenue-Byres Road-Great George street section which is the most scenic part and was the site of the decisive attack in the womens race. It was very obvious they weren't bothering to venture out of the "city centre" part of the course. (for those who haven't been, the city centre of Glasgow is very small compared to other major European citys which is why they got away with calling it a city centre route. It wasn't really, Byres road and the surrounding area are called the West End, it's where Glasgow University is and is possibly the nicest part of the city. I would recommend staying there if you come up for the Commonwealth games. It takes me 20 minutes to walk from Byres Road to my work which is very near Montrose street, which is pretty much the two opposite ends of the course).Pricey_sky said:Much less than 20 for the mens!
Obviously 10 minute highlights are better than nothing but that bloke from Emmerdale spent ages going on about the different courses where just a look at the stage profiles would have done ok. If they are going to spend that much time waffling on about the route and showing lots of the time trials then next year the programme needs to be 90 minutes long.
Vandborg won the ITT not the RR.fanadian said:Now that the major National Championships are over and the Tour teams are almost all selected, here are the National Champions that will be at the 2013 Tour:
BMC- Philippe Gilbert (Worlds RR), Michael Schär (Switzerland RR)
Cannondale- Maciej Bodnar (Poland ITT), Peter Sagan (Slovakia RR), Brian Vandborg (Denmark RR)
Cofidis- Rein Taaramäe (Estonia RR)
Europcar- Yukiya Arashiro (Japan RR)
FDJ- Arthur Vichot (France RR)
Katusha- Gatis Smukulis (Latvia ITT)
Lotto-Belisol- André Greipel (Germany RR)
Movistar- Jonathan Castroveijo (Spain ITT), Rui Costa (Portugal ITT)
Omega Pharma-Quick Step- Mark Cavendish (Great Britain RR), Sylvain Chavanel (France ITT), Michal Kwiatkowski (Poland RR), Tony Martin (Worlds ITT, Germany ITT), Peter Velits (Slovakia ITT)
Orica-GreenEDGE- Daryl Impey (South Africa ITT)
Sky- Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway ITT), Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Belarus ITT)
Vacansoleil-DCM- Johnny Hoogerland (Netherlands RR), Lieuwe Westra (Netherlands ITT)
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