Paris Nice 2013 route announced

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Re: Paris Nice 2013 route announced

Postby Rick Chasey » Fri Feb 08, 2013 06:56 am

inkyfingers wrote:Shame the field this year is looking a bit thin.

Gesink and Valverde surely the faves?


De Gendt can TT and climb

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Re: Paris Nice 2013 route announced

Postby inkyfingers » Fri Feb 08, 2013 08:58 am

Rick Chasey wrote:
inkyfingers wrote:Shame the field this year is looking a bit thin.

Gesink and Valverde surely the faves?


De Gendt can TT and climb


True. Would be good to see him back up his Giro performance last year.
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Re: Paris Nice 2013 route announced

Postby frenchfighter » Fri Feb 08, 2013 09:06 am

Yeah. He has Paris Nice form. Classy rides there.
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Re: Paris Nice 2013 route announced

Postby The_Special_One » Sat Feb 09, 2013 01:35 am

Does anyone know how easy it is to gain access to the TT course up the Col d'Eze.

Is it an early arrival or would I be able to rock up about 1/2 an hour on foot before the first rider sets off.

I know the area very well as family members have a place high up overlooking Villefranche, about a 10 minute walk from the road they will race up.

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Re: Paris Nice 2013 route announced

Postby inseine » Sat Feb 09, 2013 08:24 am

Is it an early arrival or would I be able to rock up about 1/2 an hour on foot before the first rider sets off.


I don't know about access but you're missing a lot of the fun if you arrive 30mins before. I know I'm an equipment geek but up to a couple of hours before you can mingle with the riders, bikes etc. it's not the Tour de France!

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Re: Paris Nice 2013 route announced

Postby inkyfingers » Wed Feb 20, 2013 20:04 pm

No Valverde apparently (reducing his racing days to peak for the Tour according to Cylingnews).

Guess that leaves Westra, De Gendt and maybe Porte as favourites? Bit thin for such a big race.
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Re: Paris Nice 2013 route announced

Postby Richmond Racer » Wed Feb 20, 2013 20:09 pm

EDIT

I really hope Porte's riding it.

Tony Martin's confirmed. Talansky, Van Garderen, Gesink, Quintana, Costa, Roche, Kreuziger and Voeckler, also lined up. Still be interesting what that lot.


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