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Vuelta a Espana Stage 2: Assen - Emmen 203,7 km

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ruamruam said:
Anybody have any news of Dan Martin today? He is not listed in cyclingnews.com stage results.

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As I've said above the official results are missing a few of the riders.

Someone confirmed that Gesink finished in the front group but he's not listed, same with Kreuziger.

The Eurosport commentators were saying that Martin crashed yesterday but I don't think he abandoned or was tailed off today.
 
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hfer07 said:
Regardless of the stage outcome-it seems to my like Tom Boonen's years are behind him as a sprinter?

Yeah... Farrar too! :D

Tommeke didn't have it today (went too early), but I am going to hold off dismissing him as a sprinter until I see him have a go at a few more. Of course, it may just be that I really like him as a rider that I am unwilling to see any writing on the wall. ;)
 
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Cobber said:
Yeah... Farrar too! :D

Tommeke didn't have it today (went too early), but I am going to hold off dismissing him as a sprinter until I see him have a go at a few more. Of course, it may just be that I really like him as a rider that I am unwilling to see any writing on the wall. ;)

Yes, I also think he went too early. He's looking better though; had a remarkable prologue yesterday. Quickstep burned themselves out too much during the chase. Hopefully they'll have a better tactic for the next stage.

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Dekker_Tifosi said:
I've been saying this for weeks on another forum, and even there nobody believed me :(

Here I didn't even try, because it's like talking into a brick wall. (people are very stubborn here)

I really think the course here suits a. schleck better than the world's. If he's not in form, that's another story, otherwise he is going to kick ***, regardless who's the leader. remember folks, he lost 1:20 in TDF before hitting the mountain stages. Losing a minute on the flat road is not the end of the world for climbers.
 
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Good win for ciolek, he´s one of my favourite sprinters, I thought he´d do better after leaving columbia, but he´s struggled a wee bit this season I think. There´s a lot of good sprinters in the vuelta this year, so i think very good win for him even if not all of them are on the best of form, has bennati won anything this season? Maybe he was injured or something, but seem like Liquigas have a couple of promising young sprinters now.

Shame Petacchi didn´t make it to the vuelta(infact I´m impressed by how many races he manage to miss a season), but I am looking forward to the rest of the sprints, I think they´ll all be very close.
 
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For the people not liking, understanding or knowing how to pronounce waaier or echelon, call it "abanico", especially when they travel south to Spain again...
 
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palmerq said:
Shame Petacchi didn´t make it to the vuelta(infact I´m impressed by how many races he manage to miss a season), but I am looking forward to the rest of the sprints, I think they´ll all be very close.

Petacchi really has not been a factory for the majority of the season. I wonder if this is the beginning of a trend or whether this season has just been a hiccup for him.