Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta 2020, Portugal, February 19 - February 23

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Remco suprised them. MAL having a technical slowed them down and created a gap but they should know better by now. He wasn´t going to wait for the sprint.
Yes, he did attack from the pack, which...you kind of have to expect. Hard to imagine anyone was surprised that someone attacked from that pack.

They all saw him go by and no one responded until Schachmann went after him. I would assume that's because they were on the rivet and couldn't rather than because they were surprised.
 
They were all a bit surspried. They have to get used to Evenepoel attacking with a long sprint. Schachmann ist really really strong again but he slept a bit. Well, it is his first race of the year. I wouldn't be surprised if he wins Strade Bianchi. Tomorrow will he hard for Evenepoel and Schachmann.
 
Guesses for the TT margin?
Not on Dennis obviously, but on the rest of the GC men? I think he'll take a minute on everybody bar Dennis / other pure TT specialists
He gained more than 2 seconds per km on Ganna at San Juan. I'd venture everyone bar Dennis will lose more than that. Obviously the route is different and slightly less favourable for Remco but still... I think 45 sec or more on everyone bar Dennis. And maybe 20-30 sec on Dennis as well as he is far from top form.
 
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He gained more than 2 seconds per km on Ganna at San Juan. I'd venture everyone bar Dennis will lose more than that. Obviously the route is different and slightly less favourable for Remco but still... I think 45 sec or more on everyone bar Dennis. And maybe 20-30 sec on Dennis as well as he is far from top form.
Curious why you think this route is slightly less favorable? Lacking a significant climb? I kind of think an up and down course like this is right in his wheelhouse.

Actually I kind of think either are right in his wheelhouse.
 
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In my defense i would like to say, that Kämna lost 15 seconds after the attack in the final kilometer. It's just that Remco has been cheating by letting me believe he couldn't do what he did.

Wanna bet he ain't wearing that one.
Still possible, if Schachmann can put a few seconds between them the day after tomorrow.

Curious why you think this route is slightly less favorable? Lacking a significant climb? I kind of think an up and down course like this is right in his wheelhouse.

Actually I kind of think either are right in his wheelhouse.
More twisting and turning and accelerating... though after today i'm not sure that's a disadvantage.
 
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They were all a bit surspried. They have to get used to Evenepoel attacking with a long sprint. Schachmann ist really really strong again but he slept a bit. Well, it is his first race of the year. I wouldn't be surprised if he wins Strade Bianchi. Tomorrow will he hard for Evenepoel and Schachmann.
Not sure why anyone was surprised after watching Joao Almeida pull on the front to set it up. Had to expect something and it was definitely going to be before the last 75 meters...
 
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