Tour de San Luis **Spoilers**

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Tour de San Luis **Spoilers**

Postby frenchfighter » Mon Jan 23, 2012 20:39 pm

Tour de San Luis, whose seven stages cover 1051 kilometres from January 23 to 29, has attracted its strongest-ever field, headlined by five ProTour and seven Professional Continental squads. Also on the start list are six Continental squads plus national teams from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay.

Parcours: 2 sprinter stages, 2 summit finishes, 1 TT and 2 for the breakaway specialists. Can't be beaten. Lovely scenery too.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/tour-de-san-luis/preview

Startlist:
http://www.cyclingfever.com/editie.html ... d=MjMwNDQ=

Contador, Nibali, Nocentini, Boonen, Chavanel, Leipheimer, Visconti, Sella, Serpa, Pozzato, Rassmussen.

Really enjoyed this race last year. The South American riders are very aggressive.

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Note that the winner tested positive:

viewtopic.php?f=40002&t=12761977&p=16792683&hilit=luis#p16792683

Official site: http://www.tour-sanluis.com.ar/
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Re: Tour de San Luis **Spoilers**

Postby frenchfighter » Mon Jan 23, 2012 20:45 pm

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Re: Tour de San Luis **Spoilers**

Postby Cogidubnus » Mon Jan 23, 2012 21:06 pm

http://movistarteam.com//upload/files/2 ... sl_014.jpg

Like Visconti's kit, though not quite as cool as last years effort

edit stupid picture, I'll try and resize it

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Re: Tour de San Luis **Spoilers**

Postby Doobz » Mon Jan 23, 2012 21:10 pm

Photo finish,

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Etapa 1: 1. Chichi(OPQ), 2. JJ Haedo (SAX), 3. M. Richeze (ARG), 4. Mansilla (CHI) 5. Casper (ALM), 7. Ventoux (MPG).

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Re: Tour de San Luis **Spoilers**

Postby frenchfighter » Mon Jan 23, 2012 21:12 pm

Very nice shot over the valley.
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Re: Tour de San Luis **Spoilers**

Postby Doobz » Mon Jan 23, 2012 21:16 pm

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Re: Tour de San Luis **Spoilers**

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Re: Tour de San Luis **Spoilers**

Postby inseine » Tue Jan 24, 2012 08:09 am

Nice to see Stefan Schumacher up there.




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Re: Tour de San Luis **Spoilers**

Postby greeny12 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:19 pm

Crikey! Rasmussen, Schumacher, Leipy, Sella.... think I'll give this one a wide berth.
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Re: Tour de San Luis **Spoilers**

Postby ShinyHelmut » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:31 pm

greeny12 wrote:Crikey! Rasmussen, Schumacher, Leipy, Sella Contador.... think I'll give this one a wide berth.


ftfy :lol:

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Re: Tour de San Luis **Spoilers**

Postby frenchfighter » Tue Jan 24, 2012 16:47 pm

Rain looks pretty crazy. Riders took shelter even.

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Re: Tour de San Luis **Spoilers**

Postby Doobz » Tue Jan 24, 2012 16:59 pm

frenchfighter wrote:Rain looks pretty crazy. Riders took shelter even.


I believe it was one of the worst hailstorms that area has had in years..

Quote below from velonation.com

“Our Argentine therapist says that in the six years she has been involved in the Tour de San Luis, she never has experienced rain. And not hail, so it was totally unexpected that it would be so bad.”

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Re: Tour de San Luis **Spoilers**

Postby frenchfighter » Tue Jan 24, 2012 21:43 pm

Any idea who won? I can't find much info apart from their twitter: twitter.com/TourSanLuis but don't understand
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Re: Tour de San Luis **Spoilers**

Postby archieboy » Tue Jan 24, 2012 21:55 pm

Apparentley,
1 Chichi
2 Boonen

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Re: Tour de San Luis **Spoilers**

Postby calvjones » Tue Jan 24, 2012 22:01 pm

Tommeke cracking on with his 2nd places early this season then.
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Re: Tour de San Luis **Spoilers**

Postby Blazing Saddles » Tue Jan 24, 2012 22:05 pm

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Re: Tour de San Luis **Spoilers**

Postby Rick Chasey » Tue Jan 24, 2012 22:38 pm

Anyone see the sprint?

Was this by design, or was Boonen not good enough for first?

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Re: Tour de San Luis **Spoilers**

Postby frenchfighter » Wed Jan 25, 2012 07:25 am

He wouldn't race his team mate, esp as is early season and Chichi is likely lead sprinter in this Tour.
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Re: Tour de San Luis **Spoilers**

Postby avoidingmyphd » Wed Jan 25, 2012 08:21 am

It was confused. there are some videos here http://www.cyclingfans.com/tour-de-san-luis/videos
Their plan A was Boonen, but Chicchi (reasonably) thought Boonen had dropped off in the approach to the finish, so raced for himself. But Boonen worked his way back onto his wheel and eventually came alongside him. Then they both pretended not to race each other side by side, and both thought they had won. Chicchi took it on the photo.

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Re: Tour de San Luis **Spoilers**

Postby Rick Chasey » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:21 am

It'd be good to see Boonen properly clear up at these training races.

When he cleans up he tends to have a good classics season.

(correlation, not cause, of course)


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