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Tour du Romandie: 27 April - 2 May 2010

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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Kreuziger had a good Amstel and a decent Fleche wallone, but he was terrible in Liège.

Either holding back for Romandie, or past his peak

He was talking about cramps after LBL. Cramped he didn't want to overstrain before Romandie.
So I gues both your options are valid :)
 
theyoungest said:
He did Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Paris-Roubaix, and I believe Kuurne as well. Did you see him? No. And he would have been invisible in the Ardennes as well.
The classics are still too tough for this kid. As they should be.

In Paris-Roubaix a problem with the back wheel after a collision stopped him when he was in the leading group 60km from the finish. Didn't know about the other races.
You are probably right but pity he didn't race anyway :)
 
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Astana for Tour de Romandie

the list of riders to be present for the TOUR DE ROMANDIE:
Allan DAVIS (AUS)
Valeriy DMITRIYEV (KAZ)
Alexandr DYACHENKO (KAZ)
Maxim GOUROV (KAZ)
Maxim IGLINSKY (KAZ)
Valentin IGLINSKY (KAZ)
Sergey RENEV (KAZ)
Andrey ZEITS (KAZ)

But we have nonconfirmed info that Dmitriyev won't ride
 
The stage 3 TT is 23kms long... A bit of climbing for the first 7k or so but after that its mainly flat or descending.

I hav to think that the best TTer who can avoid a colapse in the mountains will win... Kreuziger, Peraud, Menchov, Rogers/Rabon (whichever the team decides to support).... In that order I'll guess. Valverde could win if he hoovers up all the bonifications, or TTs very well (which is always possible).
 
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Moondance said:
... I hav to think that the best TTer who can avoid a colapse in the mountains will win... Kreuziger, Peraud, Menchov, Rogers/Rabon (whichever the team decides to support).

Don't forget Jani Brajkovic. I'm definitely rooting for him.
He finished 2nd to Contador in the ITT at the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon.
He can climb too. Go Jani.
 
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this is a traditional event for a time trialist who can defend in the mountains.

my money would be on rodgers or pinotti. both are showing good climbing legs this season particularly rogers. watch out for menchov too. i'd be interested in basso's form as he really did not perform in trentino but made a big deal out of his tt training pre-season
 
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BroDeal said:
Why isn't Horner riding this? His current form is good, and he might have a chance of beating Valverde again.
I'm afraid he is a part of the dream-team of ToC :(
And it's even more pity for Kloedi, he is winner-2008 and 2nd in 2009, this race really suits him. Bruyneel could give him one of the last chances to win something:mad:
 
Moondance said:
The stage 3 TT is 23kms long... A bit of climbing for the first 7k or so but after that its mainly flat or descending.

I hav to think that the best TTer who can avoid a colapse in the mountains will win... Kreuziger, Peraud, Menchov, Rogers/Rabon (whichever the team decides to support).... In that order I'll guess. Valverde could win if he hoovers up all the bonifications, or TTs very well (which is always possible).
Pinotti will figure i think
 
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Pinotti will figure i think

+1 (in the longer tt)

Some guys who i think will figure in Prologue are:
rabon, valverde, henderson, ciolek, eisel, gilbert and steegmans. It is short enough for sprinters to do well in.
 
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Results from the short tt of last years romandie

1 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia - Highroad 3.44 (49.821 km/h)
2 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des jeux 0.02
3 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0.03
4 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream 0.04
5 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas
6 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana
7 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des jeux
8 Jeróme Coppel (Fra) Française des jeux 0.05
9 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas
10 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank
11 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank
12 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - Highroad
13 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne
14 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence - Lotto
15 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 0.06
16 Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
17 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto
18 Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha 0.07
19 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Quick Step
20 Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team
21 Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana
22 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R - La mondiale 0.08
23 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo TestTeam
24 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha
25 Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram
26 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team
27 Gregory Rast (Swi) Astana
28 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step 0.09
29 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - Highroad
30 Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervélo TestTeam
31 Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha
32 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step
33 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto
 
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i got a chuckle seeing the romandie's official logo - peloton on tt bikes with the lead guy checking out the pink guy on his wheel :)

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