Tour Méditerranéen 2.1 (6th-10th February)

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Thanks guys. Let's go to the next race. I hope better live accompaniment. Congratulations a IAM.
 
May 28, 2012
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Wallenquist said:
Roelandts was super strong, i didin't expect him to survive today and he managed to beat all those stronger climbers :eek: MSR in his sight ? or maybe even Het Volk.
Starting at TDU(Roelandts, Greipel) or at San Luis(Peraud, Cav in Qatar) can make a big difference. Most riders who've raced on the southern hemisphere already have good form.
 
Wallenquist said:
Roelandts was super strong, i didin't expect him to survive today and he managed to beat all those stronger climbers :eek: MSR in his sight ? or maybe even Het Volk.
I hope so. He has had his bad share of injuries in these last classics seasons. I hope he can perform at the monuments. Lotto doesn't have much options so he has space. Maybe co-lead with Greipel at San Remo and Bak at Roubaix.
 
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Wallenquist said:
Roelandts was super strong, i didin't expect him to survive today and he managed to beat all those stronger climbers :eek: MSR in his sight ? or maybe even Het Volk.
He didn't beat all the climbers, he was away with a 5 man group. Mollema won the sprint behind.

Nonetheless, he did survive the course before, so he's certainly got the form for the early classics.
 
theyoungest said:
He didn't beat all the climbers, he was away with a 5 man group. Mollema won the sprint behind.

Nonetheless, he did survive the course before, so he's certainly got the form for the early classics.
Kind of the same as on Faron then, Mollema won the sprint behind there too. He said he felt strong in the last K yesterday but Peraud/Reda who escaped at the foot of the climb were already too far gone.

Maybe Mollema should start taking more risks?
 
May 28, 2012
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Kind of the same as on Faron then, Mollema won the sprint behind there too. He said he felt strong in the last K yesterday but Peraud/Reda who escaped at the foot of the climb were already too far gone.

Maybe Mollema should start taking more risks?
Last time Mollema did a real attack he won, two years ago in Poland. He's only capable of climbing well if he can suck wheels, I hope he can change that in the future. He could've won more if he took a risk once in a while.
 
Mar 26, 2009
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Donno if mentioned already, but Rebellin wrote on fb that him and half of his team suffered intestinal problems during the race and he was dissapointed as he thought he could do even better.
 
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Michele said:
Donno if mentioned already, but Rebellin wrote on fb that him and half of his team suffered intestinal problems during the race and he was dissapointed as he thought he could do even better.
Actually dozens of riders on different teams suffered from stomach problems
 
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Pentacycle said:
Last time Mollema did a real attack he won, two years ago in Poland. He's only capable of climbing well if he can suck wheels, I hope he can change that in the future. He could've won more if he took a risk once in a while.
And you're a fan of Rodriguez, wheelsucker extraordinaire :rolleyes:
 
Dec 13, 2012
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Very good result by Roche finishing 5th although he had stated that he would be disapointed not to make the podium. I know it is early in the year and the competition wasnt as strong as other races but there are early signs of significant improvement and so far it has been the best finish of all the Saxo-Tinkoff riders apart from Alberto in San Luis. Hopefully he can take his form onto Paris-Nice and take a stage/contend for overall. Right now in his career he should focus on trying to win week long stage races and GT stages as opposed to GC which will come in time.
 
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Regarding monfort, i realised that he always does best when not under pressure. All his good performances were when he wasnt pressured ie. The vuleta top ten. His tt result.
 
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gruppeto993 said:
Regarding monfort, i realised that he always does best when not under pressure. All his good performances were when he wasnt pressured ie. The vuleta top ten. His tt result.
Domestique syndrom?:p
 
Jan 11, 2010
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Ryo Hazuki said:
good performances by colombians, their first race and in abysmal weather conditions.
:confused: Patano sprints to 4th out of a 5 man group. That's all, as far as Colombia is concerned in this race.

The conditions are the same for everyone.
 
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theyoungest said:
:confused: Patano sprints to 4th out of a 5 man group. That's all, as far as Colombia is concerned in this race.

The conditions are the same for everyone.
1 ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI ITA 14h45'19''
2 IAM CYCLING SUI 14h45'36''
3 TEAM EUROPCAR FRA 14h45'52''
4 COLOMBIA COL 14h45'59''
5 AG2R LA MONDIALE FRA 14h47'23''
6 BMC RACING TEAM USA 14h49'38''
7 FDJ FRA 14h49'52
8 TEAM SAXO-TINKOFF DEN 14h49'59''
9 SOJASUN FRA 14h51'13''
10 BLANCO PRO CYCLING TEAM NED 14h51'29''
11 EUSKATEL EUSKADI ESP 14h56'10''
12 RADIOSHACK LEOPARD LUX 14h56'29''
13 VACANSOLEIL-DCM PROCYCLING TEAM NED 15h01'39''
14 COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS FRA 15h03'12''
15 BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNENT FRA 15h11'41''
16 BIG MAT - AUBER 93 FRA 15h11'44''
17 ACCENTS JOBS - WANTY BEL ''
18 LOTTO BELISOL BEL 15h13'23''
19 CCC - POLSAT POL


yeah, whatever :rolleyes:
 
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Ryo Hazuki said:
1 ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI ITA 14h45'19''
2 IAM CYCLING SUI 14h45'36''
3 TEAM EUROPCAR FRA 14h45'52''
4 COLOMBIA COL 14h45'59''
5 AG2R LA MONDIALE FRA 14h47'23''
6 BMC RACING TEAM USA 14h49'38''
7 FDJ FRA 14h49'52
8 TEAM SAXO-TINKOFF DEN 14h49'59''
9 SOJASUN FRA 14h51'13''
10 BLANCO PRO CYCLING TEAM NED 14h51'29''
11 EUSKATEL EUSKADI ESP 14h56'10''
12 RADIOSHACK LEOPARD LUX 14h56'29''
13 VACANSOLEIL-DCM PROCYCLING TEAM NED 15h01'39''
14 COFIDIS, SOLUTIONS CREDITS FRA 15h03'12''
15 BRETAGNE - SECHE ENVIRONNENT FRA 15h11'41''
16 BIG MAT - AUBER 93 FRA 15h11'44''
17 ACCENTS JOBS - WANTY BEL ''
18 LOTTO BELISOL BEL 15h13'23''
19 CCC - POLSAT POL


yeah, whatever :rolleyes:
Did they make an impact on this race? No they didn't. Team GC is meaningless.

Based on this race you can hardly say they had a good winter.
 

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