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Romandie stage 1 *spoiler*

afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
edited April 2011 in Pro race
Day 1 proper, straight into the mountains. Depending on how well T Mart climbs today, I reckon the winner will have a decent chance of taking the jersey all the way through.

Bobridge, Phinney, Brutt, Kvachuk, Samoilau in the break.

Raining, too.

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  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 8,640
    Hard to see that break coming back.

    6 mins with only 27 KM to go. But a couple of big climbs


    Bobridge to win.
  • stjohnswellstjohnswell Posts: 482
    Strange that Basso / LG let them have so much time.
  • avoidingmyphdavoidingmyphd Posts: 1,154
    it'll come back if anyone is there to actually win the race. the final climb isn't a real cat 1, but the last two winners on it (in this race) are zulle and contador, so there is plenty of racing left today.
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Strange that Basso / LG let them have so much time.

    Think there might have been some problems with the timing and/or radio because of the weather.
  • stjohnswellstjohnswell Posts: 482
    20km. Peleton <5mins. Astana pulling.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,021
    4 minutes and only the final drag to come?
    This race might be over on day 1.
    If Bobridge or Brutt have 90 seconds.....
    oops, nasty crash for somebody.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Samoilau and Brutt out on their own - 3'30" with 11 km. Samoilau ftw.
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Brutt out on his own now. The gap is barely coming down.
  • avoidingmyphdavoidingmyphd Posts: 1,154
    ok i was wrong :oops:
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Brutt wins... bunch led home by Cunego, 2 minutes down.

    Pretty underwhelming stage. 4 days of not very hard terrain for Brutt to defend in.
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,774
    Good ride by Brutt

    Liquigas went to pieces. Looks like St Ivans appraisal of his form was right
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 14,021
    Bobridge with a minute and Brutt with over two, look to have a great chance of taking the overall, given that this was the Queen stage.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • sportvansportvan Posts: 105
    General Classification Riders Teams Time Diff
    1 Pavel Brutt (RUS) Katusha 4:31:26
    2 Oleksandr Kvachuk (UKR) Lampre +1:00 +
    3 Branislav Samoilav (BLR) Movistar +1:22 +
    4 Jack Bobridge (AUS) Garmin +1:31 +
    5 Alexandre Vinokourov (KAZ) Astana +2:04 +
    6 Gorka Verdugo (ESP) Euskaltel +2:04 +
    7 Cadel Evans (AUS) BMC Racing +2:06 +
    8 Steve Morabito (SUI) BMC Racing +2:08 +
    9 Damiano Cunego (ITA) Lampre +2:08 +
    10 Beñat Intxausti (ESP) Movistar +2:09 +
    11 Oliver Zaugg (SUI) Leopard +2:09 +
    12 Pieter Weening (NED) Rabobank +2:09 +
    13 Thomas Rohregger (AUT) Leopard +2:10 +
    14 Marcel Wyss (SUI) Geox +2:10 +
    15 Simon Špilak (SLO) Lampre +2:11 +
    16 David López (ESP) Movistar +2:11 +
    17 Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin +2:11 +
    18 Marco Pinotti (ITA) HTC - Highroad +2:13 +
    19 Chris Froome (ENG) Team Sky +2:14 +
    20 Janez Brajkovic (SLO) RadioShack +2:16 +
    21 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin +2:21 +
    22 Denis Menchov (RUS) Geox +2:21 +
    23 John Gadret (FRA) AG2R +2:21 +
    24 Dario Cioni (ITA) Team Sky +2:31 +
    25 Matthias Brändle (AUT) Geox +2:35 +
    26 Mauricio Ardila (COL) Geox +2:38 +
    27 David Millar (SCO) Garmin +2:38 +
    28 Rui Costa (POR) Movistar +2:39 +
    29 Tony Martin (GER) HTC - Highroad +2:40 +
    30 Vladimir Gusev (RUS) Katusha +2:41 +
    31 Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP) Euskaltel +2:42 +
    32 Linus Gerdemann (GER) Leopard +2:43 +
    33 Rob Ruygh (NED) Vacansoleil +2:44 +
    34 Andrey Kashechkin (KAZ) Lampre +2:44 +
    35 Jean Christophe Péraud (FRA) AG2R +2:45 +
    36 Marc de Maar (AHO) Quick-Step +2:49 +
    37 Bruno Pires (POR) Leopard +2:51 +
    38 Bart De Clercq (BEL) Omega Pharma - Lotto +2:53 +
    39 Jurgen Van de Walle (BEL) Omega Pharma - Lotto +2:53 +
    40 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin +3:02 +
    41 Vladimir Gustov (UKR) Saxo Bank +3:03 +
    42 Gianpaolo Cheula (ITA) Geox +3:03 +
    43 Lieuwe Westra (NED) Vacansoleil +3:04 +
    44 Mathieu Perget (FRA) AG2R +3:06 +
    45 Haimar Zubeldia (ESP) RadioShack +3:09 +
    46 Morris Possoni (ITA) Team Sky +3:11 +
    47 Dennis van Winden (NED) Rabobank +3:13 +
    48 Sylwester Szmyd (POL) Liquigas +3:13 +
    49 Ivan Basso (ITA) Liquigas +3:14 +
    50 Martijn Keizer (NED) Vacansoleil +3:17 +
    51 Dimitri Muravyev (KAZ) RadioShack +3:18 +
    52 Mickaël Chérel (FRA) AG2R +3:18 +
    53 Kevin De Weert (BEL) Quick-Step +3:25 +
    54 Richie Porte (AUS) Saxo Bank +3:29 +
    55 David Loosli (SUI) Lampre +3:32 +
    56 Johann Tschopp (SUI) BMC Racing +3:34 +
    57 Ivan Santaromita (ITA) BMC Racing +3:36 +
    58 Steven Kruijswijk (NED) Rabobank +3:36 +
    59 Kanstantsin Sivtsov (BLR) HTC - Highroad +3:39 +
    60 Amaël Moinard (FRA) BMC Racing +3:40 +
    61 Maxime Bouet (FRA) AG2R +3:40 +
    62 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin +3:42 +
    63 Vladimir Karpets (RUS) Katusha +3:48 +
    64 Iban Velasco (ESP) Euskaltel +3:52 +
    65 Rafal Majka (POL) Saxo Bank +3:52 +
    66 David Le Lay (FRA) AG2R +4:17 +
    67 Geoffroy Lequatre (FRA) RadioShack +4:18 +
    68 Fumiyuki Beppu (JPN) RadioShack +4:19 +
    69 Luke Roberts (AUS) Saxo Bank +4:20 +
    70 Santo Anzà (ITA) Vacansoleil +4:23 +
    71 Cyril Gautier (FRA) Europcar +4:26 +
    72 Egoi Martínez (ESP) Euskaltel +4:27 +
    73 Anthony Charteau (FRA) Europcar +4:29 +
    74 Perrig Quemeneur (FRA) Europcar +4:31 +
    75 Michael Barry (CAN) Team Sky +4:31 +
    76 Stef Clement (NED) Rabobank +4:55 +
    77 Leigh Howard (AUS) HTC - Highroad +5:27 +
    78 Tom Stamsnijder (NED) Leopard +5:33 +
    79 Nicolas Roche (IRL) AG2R +5:34 +
    80 Iñaki Isasi (ESP) Euskaltel +5:35 +
    81 Jesús Herrada (ESP) Movistar +5:36 +
    82 Roman Kreuziger (CZE) Astana +5:37 +
    83 Cameron Meyer (AUS) Garmin +5:37 +
    84 František Rabon (CZE) HTC - Highroad +5:38 +
    85 José Vicente García Acosta (ESP) Movistar +5:38 +
    86 Paolo Tiralongo (ITA) Astana +5:38 +
    87 Michael Schär (SUI) BMC Racing +5:38 +
    88 Bradley Wiggins (ENG) Team Sky +5:39 +
    89 Brice Feillu (FRA) Leopard +5:40 +
    90 Luis León Sánchez (ESP) Rabobank +5:40 +
    91 Manuele Mori (ITA) Lampre +5:41 +
    92 Alessandro Vanotti (ITA) Liquigas +6:02 +
    93 Alexandr Pliushkin (MDA) Katusha +6:10 +
    94 Dmitriy Kozontchuk (RUS) Geox +6:20 +
    95 Benjamín Noval (ESP) Saxo Bank +6:57 +
    96 Geraint Thomas (WAL) Team Sky +7:14 +
    97 Ben Swift (ENG) Team Sky +7:17 +
    98 Francis De Greef (BEL) Omega Pharma - Lotto +7:18 +
    99 Joost van Leijen (NED) Vacansoleil +7:21 +
    100 Ignatas Konovalovas (LTU) Movistar +7:21 +
    101 Pierre Rolland (FRA) Europcar +7:21 +
    102 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (BLR) Katusha +7:30 +
    103 Patrick Gretsch (GER) HTC - Highroad +7:42 +
    104 Alán Pérez (ESP) Euskaltel +7:53 +
    105 Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) Astana +8:33 +
    106 Paolo Longo Borghini (ITA) Liquigas +8:34 +
    107 Gorazd Štangelj (SLO) Astana +8:35 +
    108 Christophe Kern (FRA) Europcar +8:37 +
    109 Chris Sørensen (DEN) Saxo Bank +8:39 +
    110 Addy Engels (NED) Quick-Step +8:39 +
    111 Óscar Freire (ESP) Rabobank +8:41 +
    112 Enrique Sanz (ESP) Movistar +10:19 +
    113 Petr Ignatenko (RUS) Katusha +10:29 +
    114 Tiziano Dall'Antonia (ITA) Liquigas +10:38 +
    115 Matteo Bono (ITA) Lampre +10:44 +
    116 Mikhail Ignatiev (RUS) Katusha +10:50 +
    117 Davide Viganò (ITA) Leopard +10:50 +
    118 Amets Txurruka (ESP) Euskaltel +10:58 +
    119 Koldo Fernández (ESP) Euskaltel +11:00 +
    120 Rick Flens (NED) Rabobank +11:13 +
    121 Gerald Ciolek (GER) Quick-Step +11:16 +
    122 Artem Ovechkin (RUS) Katusha +11:29 +
    123 Ben Hermans (BEL) RadioShack +11:29 +
    124 Matteo Carrara (ITA) Vacansoleil +11:59 +
    125 Jérôme Cousin (FRA) Europcar +13:12 +
    126 Yukiya Arashiro (JPN) Europcar +13:16 +
    127 Tom Leezer (NED) Rabobank +13:59 +
    128 Wouter Mol (NED) Vacansoleil +14:03 +
    129 Maarten Neyens (BEL) Omega Pharma - Lotto +15:08 +
    130 Matthew Wilson (AUS) Garmin +15:12 +
    131 Óscar Pujol (ESP) Omega Pharma - Lotto +15:18 +
    132 Kevin Seeldraeyers (BEL) Quick-Step +16:32 +
    133 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing +16:47 +
    134 Mark Renshaw (AUS) HTC - Highroad +16:51 +
    135 Adam Blythe (ENG) Omega Pharma - Lotto +16:54 +
    136 Sébastien Rosseler (BEL) RadioShack +16:55 +
    137 Michael Mørkøv (DEN) Saxo Bank +16:56 +
    138 Manuel Cardoso (POR) RadioShack +16:56 +
    139 Julien Loubet (FRA) AG2R +16:58 +
    140 Danilo Wyss (SUI) BMC Racing +16:58 +
    141 Fabio Sabatini (ITA) Liquigas +17:00 +
    142 Alan Marangoni (ITA) Liquigas +17:00 +
    143 Chris Sutton (AUS) Team Sky +17:00 +
    144 Simone Ponzi (ITA) Liquigas +17:03 +
    145 Jan Tratnik (SLO) Quick-Step +17:04 +
    146 Marco Bandiera (ITA) Quick-Step +17:04 +
    147 Francesco Chicchi (ITA) Quick-Step +17:05 +
    148 Noé Gianetti (SUI) Geox +17:08 +
    149 Bert Grabsch (GER) HTC - Highroad +17:08 +
    150 Marco Corti (ITA) Geox +17:17 +
    151 Mirco Lorenzetto (ITA) Astana +17:23 +
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Looks like a lot of good riders were not up to a reasonable standard or else a super tough stage...

    Last 4km:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZF-b4N- ... r_embedded
    Contador is the Greatest
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    2nd win for Brutt so far this year:

    sarda-brutt.jpg
    Contador is the Greatest
  • peterst6906peterst6906 Posts: 530
    Slight sour taste in the mouth given the investigation into several Katusha riders currently going on, but in the absence of anything concrete against him personally, good on him.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,761 Lives Here
    I love Brutt's position on the bike.

    J-e-a-l-o-u-s.
  • BronzieBronzie Posts: 4,927
    I love Brutt's position on the bike.

    J-e-a-l-o-u-s.
    +1 - he always looks damn fast even when he's getting dropped.

    Anyone know what happened to Kreuziger? You can see him sat up looking over his shoulder at about 2 mins in on FF's YouTube link before dropping out of the bunch. I thought maybe he'd had a mechanical.............certainly he should have good legs given a high finish at L-B-L and Trentino stage win. Another PTP FAIL! :roll:
  • FransJacquesFransJacques Posts: 2,148
    Bronzie wrote:
    I love Brutt's position on the bike.

    J-e-a-l-o-u-s.
    +1 - he always looks damn fast even when he's getting dropped.

    Anyone know what happened to Kreuziger? You can see him sat up looking over his shoulder at about 2 mins in on FF's YouTube link before dropping out of the bunch. I thought maybe he'd had a mechanical.............certainly he should have good legs given a high finish at L-B-L and Trentino stage win. Another PTP FAIL! :roll:
    My girlfirend noticed that too, and she rides but doesn't ride too seriously, but of the 4 break aways, she said Brutt looked quite good and pedalled smoothly. I think he wide shoulders and narrowish hips (but not quite as narrow as Bobrick) helped. He's highish and forward on the bike which looks good.

    I thought the scenery was stunning! Wish I was riding on those quiet roads in 20C and sun!
    When a cyclist has a disagreement with a car; it's not who's right, it's who's left.
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,774
    My girlfirend noticed that too, and she rides but doesn't ride too seriously, but of the 4 break aways, she said Brutt looked quite good and pedalled smoothly. I think he wide shoulders and narrowish hips (but not quite as narrow as Bobrick) helped. He's highish and forward on the bike which looks good.

    I think Brutt came out of the Russian track system, so they worked really hard on the position. A few years ago in the Giro, Brutt and the Tinkoff guys always looked great on their long breaks.

    It was Russia that used to secure the riders to the bike with wire for the 100KM TTT in the Olympics, wasn't it?
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,761 Lives Here
    iainf72 wrote:

    It was Russia that used to secure the riders to the bike with wire for the 100KM TTT in the Olympics, wasn't it?

    Haaah!

    Quality.
  • FransJacquesFransJacques Posts: 2,148
    ...and for the record I HATE Linus and his stinky blanket.

    He's flapped his gums a lot, esp in Telekom days about being the second coming of Ulrich, he rubbished Lance (which is ok for us on a forum but less so when you're in the peloton with him and need your legs to cash cheques written by your gobby mouth) and he's amounted to sweet eff eh except for the same stage year after year in the Challenge Mallorca.

    Give me more of older guys like Cioni who rides beyond his capabilites. Don't forget he was a contemporary of really savoury types like Frigo, Basso and Rumsas, so whatever he's doing now it's probably 'purer' than it once was.
    When a cyclist has a disagreement with a car; it's not who's right, it's who's left.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,911
    ...and for the record I HATE Linus and his stinky blanket.

    He's flapped his gums a lot, esp in Telekom days about being the second coming of Ulrich, he rubbished Lance (which is ok for us on a forum but less so when you're in the peloton with him and need your legs to cash cheques written by your gobby mouth) and he's amounted to sweet eff eh except for the same stage year after year in the Challenge Mallorca.

    I thought he was good in Million Dollar Baby, though
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