Pross wrote:I'm surprised there's been no mention of this as the forum tends to pick up every race usually.
Kristoff winning the battle of the home riders at the moment with wins in the first two stages and second behind Bos
This evening, reading the above about the Tour of Norway and seeing Bos mentioned, and having earlier noticed Kennaugh discussed in the ‘Why No Tour Series’ thread, made me realise there is no thread for the Tour of Bavaria, ….
…. where, as well as Bos and Kennaugh, apparent forum ‘likes’ JTL, Swift, Thomas, and Martin (Dan) are taking part, and a number of other ‘names’ too - possible TdF winners of the future Pinot, Rolland, and Bardet; then Ulissi, Lövkvist, Haussler, Nieve, and Ciolek, Gadret and Demare, Downing and Dobrowski (someone here recently asked what he was up to nowadays), and old-timers Cunego and O’Grady.
Reports of the first 3 stages are here: http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/bayern-rundfahrt-2013
Apparently they trundled along for a lot of today, at about 35 km/hr, in only about 6 degrees C temperatures.
With the last stage on Sunday likely a sprint finish, it looks like the overall winner will be decided in tomorrow’s TT. There are 42 riders all within about a minute, but it looks between Impey, Malori and Thomas. It’s a bumpy TT, a bit like the mid-TdF one last year.