Volta ao Algarve, 15-19/02 (2.HC)

Stage 1 Albufeira › Lagos (183 km)


Stage 2 Lagoa › Alto da Fóia (189 km)


Stage 3 Sagres › Sagres ITT (18 km)


Stage 4 Almodôvar › Tavira (203 km)


Stage 5 Loulé › Malhão (179 km)


http://www.procyclingstats.com/race/Volta_ao_Algarve_em_Bicicleta_2017_Startlist

Katusha with a Panzer-Squad.
Cavendish v. Gaviria v. Greipel v. Démare v. Bouhanni v. Groenewegen.
Might be a really good chance for the youngsters like Bico, Mas, Herklotz, Carapaz or Guerreiro.
 
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Just found out that Eurosport has live coverage this year. Gonna be a nice week of cycling!
 
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Interesting to follow younger guys like Gaudu, Enric Mas, Mads Würts, Movistar youngsters and Guerreiro. I expect Daniel Martin vs. Roglic for the win but I look more forward to the sprints.
 
The parcours would be perfect for a Kwiatkowski in any kind of shape but it doesn't seem like he's got any at the moment. In fact it's a very lackluster field this year, but that makes the GC wide open. I'd expect Roglic, Castroviejo, Sanchez, Cummings and Tony Martin to fight it out with Moscon and Gallopin as dark horses.
 
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Hugo Koblet said:
The parcours would be perfect for a Kwiatkowski in any kind of shape but it doesn't seem like he's got any at the moment. In fact it's a very lackluster field this year, but that makes the GC wide open. I'd expect Roglic, Castroviejo, Sanchez, Cummings and Tony Martin to fight it out with Moscon and Gallopin as dark horses.
If you only look at climbers maybe.
 
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Hugo Koblet said:
The parcours would be perfect for a Kwiatkowski in any kind of shape but it doesn't seem like he's got any at the moment. In fact it's a very lackluster field this year, but that makes the GC wide open. I'd expect Roglic, Castroviejo, Sanchez, Cummings and Tony Martin to fight it out with Moscon and Gallopin as dark horses.
There are also a lot of others who have a decent chance to top 5. Astana have several decent riders with a good TT in addition to Sanchez. The locals will be there or thereabouts with Antunes, Brandao and Machado if he has any form. Spilak is there if it rains, and Benoot can perform in this field. It's also a good chance for the young guns to get a good result: Mas, Guerreiro, Roson, Foliforov, Reyes, and especially Geoghegan Hart.

Actually, it's more interesting than if Contador or Porte just showed up and bossed everyone.
 
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Squire said:
Hugo Koblet said:
The parcours would be perfect for a Kwiatkowski in any kind of shape but it doesn't seem like he's got any at the moment. In fact it's a very lackluster field this year, but that makes the GC wide open. I'd expect Roglic, Castroviejo, Sanchez, Cummings and Tony Martin to fight it out with Moscon and Gallopin as dark horses.
There are also a lot of others who have a decent chance to top 5. Astana have several decent riders with a good TT in addition to Sanchez. The locals will be there or thereabouts with Antunes, Brandao and Machado if he has any form. Spilak is there if it rains, and Benoot can perform in this field. It's also a good chance for the young guns to get a good result: Mas, Guerreiro, Roson, Foliforov, Reyes, and especially Geoghegan Hart.

Actually, it's more interesting than if Contador or Porte just showed up and bossed everyone.
Yeah for sure, I think we're in for a very good and close race.
 
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Hugo Koblet said:
The parcours would be perfect for a Kwiatkowski in any kind of shape but it doesn't seem like he's got any at the moment. In fact it's a very lackluster field this year, but that makes the GC wide open. I'd expect Roglic, Castroviejo, Sanchez, Cummings and Tony Martin to fight it out with Moscon and Gallopin as dark horses.

Maybe you didn;t watch Valencia where Dan Martin climbed better thna most yet had no form ....or maybe you didn;t watch Catalunya last year when he beat all the field on stage 3 including Quintana , Contdor and Porte

That you could list the above and not include Dan Martin is the usual blinkered bias on here

Read this and learn mate

http://www.stickybottle.com/latest-news/dan-martin-gunning-for-overall-glory-in-hilly-volta-ao-algarve/
 
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Squire said:
Hugo Koblet said:
The parcours would be perfect for a Kwiatkowski in any kind of shape but it doesn't seem like he's got any at the moment. In fact it's a very lackluster field this year, but that makes the GC wide open. I'd expect Roglic, Castroviejo, Sanchez, Cummings and Tony Martin to fight it out with Moscon and Gallopin as dark horses.
There are also a lot of others who have a decent chance to top 5. Astana have several decent riders with a good TT in addition to Sanchez. The locals will be there or thereabouts with Antunes, Brandao and Machado if he has any form. Spilak is there if it rains, and Benoot can perform in this field. It's also a good chance for the young guns to get a good result: Mas, Guerreiro, Roson, Foliforov, Reyes, and especially Geoghegan Hart.

Actually, it's more interesting than if Contador or Porte just showed up and bossed everyone.
I have serious doubts about Brandão. I think he won't perform. It's all about the Volta a Portugal.

Machado was hit by a car a few days ago, but I think he's fine. He has been under performing in every race for the last couple of years, I already lost my hope in him.
 
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HelloDolly said:
Hugo Koblet said:
The parcours would be perfect for a Kwiatkowski in any kind of shape but it doesn't seem like he's got any at the moment. In fact it's a very lackluster field this year, but that makes the GC wide open. I'd expect Roglic, Castroviejo, Sanchez, Cummings and Tony Martin to fight it out with Moscon and Gallopin as dark horses.

Maybe you didn;t watch Valencia where Dan Martin climbed better thna most yet had no form ....or maybe you didn;t watch Catalunya last year when he beat all the field on stage 3 including Quintana , Contdor and Porte

That you could list the above and not include Dan Martin is the usual blinkered bias on here

Read this and learn mate

http://www.stickybottle.com/latest-news/dan-martin-gunning-for-overall-glory-in-hilly-volta-ao-algarve/
Eeey Dolly, calm for a sec, wont you. You are always on your high horse talking about condescending behaviour. :lol:

Dan Martin is likely to win a stage, but can't TT for good. He won't be a thread in the GC.
 
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Valv.Piti said:
HelloDolly said:
Hugo Koblet said:
The parcours would be perfect for a Kwiatkowski in any kind of shape but it doesn't seem like he's got any at the moment. In fact it's a very lackluster field this year, but that makes the GC wide open. I'd expect Roglic, Castroviejo, Sanchez, Cummings and Tony Martin to fight it out with Moscon and Gallopin as dark horses.

Maybe you didn;t watch Valencia where Dan Martin climbed better thna most yet had no form ....or maybe you didn;t watch Catalunya last year when he beat all the field on stage 3 including Quintana , Contdor and Porte

That you could list the above and not include Dan Martin is the usual blinkered bias on here

Read this and learn mate

http://www.stickybottle.com/latest-news/dan-martin-gunning-for-overall-glory-in-hilly-volta-ao-algarve/
Eeey Dolly, calm for a sec, wont you. You are always on your high horse talking about condescending behaviour. :lol:

Dan Martin is likely to win a stage, but can't TT for good. He won't be a thread in the GC.
I tend to agree. He's the best climber and best puncheur in the field, but the mtf stage suits power climbers and the hilly finish isn't that long. A stage and fifth or something is my guess.
 
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HelloDolly said:
Hugo Koblet said:
The parcours would be perfect for a Kwiatkowski in any kind of shape but it doesn't seem like he's got any at the moment. In fact it's a very lackluster field this year, but that makes the GC wide open. I'd expect Roglic, Castroviejo, Sanchez, Cummings and Tony Martin to fight it out with Moscon and Gallopin as dark horses.

Maybe you didn;t watch Valencia where Dan Martin climbed better thna most yet had no form ....or maybe you didn;t watch Catalunya last year when he beat all the field on stage 3 including Quintana , Contdor and Porte

That you could list the above and not include Dan Martin is the usual blinkered bias on here

Read this and learn mate

http://www.stickybottle.com/latest-news/dan-martin-gunning-for-overall-glory-in-hilly-volta-ao-algarve/
Woah, easy tiger. Have you seen the parcours?
 

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