Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

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Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Postby Joelsim » Tue Mar 18, 2014 17:46 pm

What a startlist!!!

http://www.procyclingstats.com/race/Vol ... -Startlist

Froome
AC
Nairo
Betancur
Horner
TVG
Martin
Pinot
Purito
Porte
Arredondo


Can't wait.
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Re: Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Postby Richmond Racer » Tue Mar 18, 2014 17:49 pm

Joelsim wrote:What a startlist!!!

http://www.procyclingstats.com/race/Vol ... -Startlist

Can't wait.




Christ! T-A's only just finished and you're already panting for Catalunya

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Re: Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Postby Joelsim » Tue Mar 18, 2014 17:51 pm

Richmond Racer wrote:
Joelsim wrote:What a startlist!!!

http://www.procyclingstats.com/race/Vol ... -Startlist

Can't wait.




Christ! T-A's only just finished and you're already panting for Catalunya


Too bloody right. Who isn't...
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Re: Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Postby Richmond Racer » Tue Mar 18, 2014 17:52 pm

Joelsim wrote:
Richmond Racer wrote:
Joelsim wrote:What a startlist!!!

http://www.procyclingstats.com/race/Vol ... -Startlist

Can't wait.




Christ! T-A's only just finished and you're already panting for Catalunya


Too bloody right. Who isn't...




Me. MSR gets my immediate attention next.

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Re: Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Postby Above The Cows » Tue Mar 18, 2014 18:15 pm

:cry: I'm going to miss most of this :cry:
Correlation is not causation.

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Re: Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Postby TailWindHome » Fri Mar 21, 2014 18:35 pm

Above The Cows wrote::cry: I'm going to miss most of this :cry:


So's Wiggins apparently
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Re: Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Postby Richmond Racer » Fri Mar 21, 2014 18:39 pm

TailWindHome wrote:
Above The Cows wrote::cry: I'm going to miss most of this :cry:


So's Wiggins apparently



:) very good very good

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Re: Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Postby Above The Cows » Fri Mar 21, 2014 18:40 pm

Climb training instead or something like that right?

EDIT - Wiggins, not me. No mountains in Toronto.
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Re: Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Postby Joelsim » Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:08 pm

Will be very interesting to see Contador v Froome v Quintana.

And the others!!!!

Is this the first time Betancur has come up against the big guns in reality?
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Re: Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Postby Give me more » Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:30 pm

Very excited for this.

Awesome start list and plenty of questions to be posed/answered.

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Re: Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Postby Macaloon » Mon Mar 24, 2014 08:11 am

Very good preview, as always, from Mikkel Condé.

Excerpts - Quintana is on antibiotics having caught a cold on Giro recce. Purito has been lighting up on Mt Teide. Betancur is stage hunting in a support roll. A festival of boners.
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Re: Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Postby Richmond Racer » Mon Mar 24, 2014 08:43 am

Macaloon wrote:Very good preview, as always, from Mikkel Condé.

Excerpts - Quintana is on antibiotics having caught a cold on Giro recce. Purito has been lighting up on Mt Teide. Betancur is stage hunting in a support roll. A festival of boners.




Speak for yourself :wink:

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Re: Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Postby frenchfighter » Mon Mar 24, 2014 09:31 am

Macaloon wrote:Very good preview, as always, from Mikkel Condé.

Excerpts - Quintana is on antibiotics having caught a cold on Giro recce. Purito has been lighting up on Mt Teide. Betancur is stage hunting in a support roll. A festival of boners.


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Re: Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Postby ddraver » Mon Mar 24, 2014 09:34 am

Given that it would appear that every GC contender now trains on Mt Teide - do you think we need bother having warm up races for the Grad Tours? Just check out the Strava every few weeks or so... ;)
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Re: Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Postby Macaloon » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:54 am

No takers for Betancur support roll hunger?

Back to the drawing board.
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Re: Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Postby Above The Cows » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:15 am

Macaloon wrote:No takers for Betancur support roll hunger?

Back to the drawing board.


What would be the best filling for a support roll? Ham, cheese, nutella?

And surely you mean back to the chopping/sandwich board?
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Re: Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Postby Macaloon » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:02 pm

Team Sky ‏@TeamSky 55s
Here's @chrisfroome's bike for #VoltaCatalunya day one. At least time spent looking at his #stem will be educational! pic.twitter.com/OqSJnSgzLP

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Re: Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Postby Above The Cows » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:43 pm

^Team Sky in sense of humour shocker! :shock:
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Re: Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Postby MrTapir » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:49 pm

Joelsim wrote:Will be very interesting to see Contador v Froome v Quintana.

And the others!!!!

Is this the first time Betancur has come up against the big guns in reality?


I picked him for one of my fantasy GT teams last year so either Tour or Vuelta, and if it was the tour then he was up against some of the Heads of State then, but not really the Vuelta.

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Re: Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Postby Richmond Racer » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:53 pm

MrTapir wrote:
Joelsim wrote:Will be very interesting to see Contador v Froome v Quintana.

And the others!!!!

Is this the first time Betancur has come up against the big guns in reality?


I picked him for one of my fantasy GT teams last year so either Tour or Vuelta, and if it was the tour then he was up against some of the Heads of State then, but not really the Vuelta.



He raced against Bert, Nairo (and Porte) at Pais Vasco (finishing 8th)

Plus Froome again (and Porte) at Romandie


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