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2012 Coppi e Bartali **SPOILERS**

frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
edited March 2012 in Pro race
Race starts today with a rolling circuit. Despite the profile, this is likely to end in a bunch sprint.

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  • Anyone got a startlist for this one not on Cyclingnews?
    Take care of the luxuries and the necessites will take care of themselves.
  • LeicesterLadLeicesterLad Posts: 3,908
    Anyone got a startlist for this one not on Cyclingnews?

    Jon Tiernan-Locke is riding, that is all we need to know...
  • Paulie WPaulie W Posts: 1,492
    Andrea Palini (Team Idea) wins stage 1.
  • Art VandelayArt Vandelay Posts: 1,982
    Last 15 mins here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyxmfZGW ... ata_player
    The bunch just miscalculates the catch.
  • mrolimroli Posts: 3,622
    Endura's Wetterhall did well to pull them virtually over the line...
  • Dave_1Dave_1 Posts: 9,512
    mroli wrote:
    Endura's Wetterhall did well to pull them virtually over the line...

    Wetterhall is strong ! Downing was 13th in stage. 8 or 9 riders were ahead in the break so maybe if they'd been caught it would have worked out well too..Downing perhaps top 5?. Am tempted to say brismithy needs adjust strategy a little..just see if Endura can take a bunch finish this week
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    edited March 2012
    Europe Tour Leaders Jersey:
    This helmet needs to go....
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    2a:

    1 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
    2 Ariel Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Team Nippo
    3 Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox
    4 Andrea Palini (Ita) Team Idea
    5 Fabio Felline (Ita) Andrea Giocattoli
    6 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana
    7 Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Andrea Giocattoli
    8 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp
    9 Francesco Reda (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
    10 Matteo Fedi (Ita) Utensilnord Named
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    2b is a TTT
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  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    NetApp wins the TTT, Endura 2nd.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Really, wow....
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Stage 2b TTT results
    1 Team Netapp 16'28"30 (54,290 kmh)
    2 Endura Racing 16'36"57
    3 Androni Giocattoli 16'43"76
    4 Acqua e Sapone 16'44"90
    5 Liquigas Cannondale 16'52"98
    6 Utensinord Named 16'53"96
    7 Colnago Csf 16'55"24
    8 Lampre Isd 16'55"61
    9 Astana 16'55"67
    10 Katusha 16'57"92
    11 Team Idea 17'01"24
    12 Unitedhealthcare 17'12"69
    13 Spidertech 17'15"98
    14 Adria Mobil 17'16"29
    15 Topsport Vlaanderen 17'19"82
    16 Oster Hus Ridley 17'39"90
    17 Colombia Coldeportes 17'54"26
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
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  • Dave_1Dave_1 Posts: 9,512
    really impressive 2nd place by Endura. Some big budget big name teams behind them. Really hope this team get invites to good races this year.
  • BrianSBrianS Posts: 112
    Dave_1 wrote:
    mroli wrote:
    Endura's Wetterhall did well to pull them virtually over the line...

    Wetterhall is strong ! Downing was 13th in stage. 8 or 9 riders were ahead in the break so maybe if they'd been caught it would have worked out well too..Downing perhaps top 5?. Am tempted to say brismithy needs adjust strategy a little..just see if Endura can take a bunch finish this week

    and i would agree....
  • Dave_1Dave_1 Posts: 9,512
    BrianS wrote:
    Dave_1 wrote:
    mroli wrote:
    Endura's Wetterhall did well to pull them virtually over the line...

    Wetterhall is strong ! Downing was 13th in stage. 8 or 9 riders were ahead in the break so maybe if they'd been caught it would have worked out well too..Downing perhaps top 5?. Am tempted to say brismithy needs adjust strategy a little..just see if Endura can take a bunch finish this week

    and i would agree....

    good stuff & good luck! Will Endura get any other big race invites during 2012 that're not currently on your schedule?
  • BrianSBrianS Posts: 112
    Castilla y Leon 2.1 and Route du Sud 2.1
  • LeicesterLadLeicesterLad Posts: 3,908
    BrianS wrote:
    Castilla y Leon 2.1 and Route du Sud 2.1

    Cracking stuff! Cheers Brian!
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Stage 3 results
    1 Diego Ulissi (Lampre Isd) 3h43'04" in 40,616 kmh
    2 Rory Sutherland (Unitehealthcare)
    3 Danilo Di Luca (Acqua e Sapone)
    4 Simone Ponzi (Astana)
    5 Enrico Battaglin (Colnago Csf)
    6 Moreno Moser (Liquigas Cannondale)
    7 Bartosz Huzarski (Team NetApp)
    8 Julian David Arredondo (Team Nippo) + 02"
    9 Paul Voss (Endura Racing)
    10 Gianluca Brambilla (Colnago Csf)

    General Classification after Stage 3
    1 Cesare Benedetti (Team NetApp)
    2 Bartosz Huzarski (Team Netapp) + 04"
    3 Jan Barta (Team Netapp) + 06"
    4 Iker Camano (Endura Racing) + 14"
    5 Paul Voss (Endura Racing) + 14"
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  • jimycooperjimycooper Posts: 740
    Sad to see JTL finish a few minutes back, shame as I was excited as I'm sure we all were to see how he could do on GC against a very good field. Can anyone tell me what happened (crash/mechanical?) or did he lose the wheels?
  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,809
    Yeah - that's what I thought. Boy wonder JTL must have had "un jour sans" - or was his 2'15" time loss today part of a game plan with tomorrow's "Queen Stage" in mind (giving him some leeway to form a break)? - I'm being gracious with the latter option, as I suspect it was the former.
    With Camano and Voss lurking at 4th & 5th respectively, Endura are in a great position to sit back and follow wheels: you know them ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI boys are going to kick off...

    We might not hear from BrianS about this - he might be sulking: I heard Harmon win a tenner off him today at the Volta...
  • LeicesterLadLeicesterLad Posts: 3,908
    ocdupalais wrote:
    Yeah - that's what I thought. Boy wonder JTL must have had "un jour sans" - or was his 2'15" time loss today part of a game plan with tomorrow's "Queen Stage" in mind (giving him some leeway to form a break)? - I'm being gracious with the latter option, as I suspect it was the former.
    With Camano and Voss lurking at 4th & 5th respectively, Endura are in a great position to sit back and follow wheels: you know them ANDRONI GIOCATTOLI boys are going to kick off...

    We might not hear from BrianS about this - he might be sulking: I heard Harmon win a tenner off him today at the Volta...

    Cant find any info on it anywhere, i'm rather distressed by this news. Brian...BRIAN? help!
  • LeicesterLadLeicesterLad Posts: 3,908
    heres tomorrows stage anyway:

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    No summit finish for JTL, possible showing in a breakaway but doubtful.
  • jimycooperjimycooper Posts: 740
    By the way in case others haven't been following endura have been putting in a good show in the Tour of Normandy.

    Big Wilkinson won a stage from a small break in yesterdays first stage in a split day and young Erick Rowsell fresh of the academy won with a solo from 5k out on a tough circuit today and now lies 8th on GC, http://www.velouk.net/2012/03/22/win-fo ... -normandy/

    Got the momentum goin'
  • LeicesterLadLeicesterLad Posts: 3,908
    Brian Smith says Stomach Bug has struck in Bartali, so i'll put JTL's time loss down to that..
  • BrianSBrianS Posts: 112
    Brian Smith says Stomach Bug has struck in Bartali, so i'll put JTL's time loss down to that..

    these things happen...Voss and Camano can still do something. JTL will have other chances....
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    jimycooper wrote:
    By the way in case others haven't been following endura have been putting in a good show in the Tour of Normandy.

    Big Wilkinson won a stage from a small break in yesterdays first stage in a split day and young Erick Rowsell fresh of the academy won with a solo from 5k out on a tough circuit today and now lies 8th on GC, http://www.velouk.net/2012/03/22/win-fo ... -normandy/

    Got the momentum goin'

    This guy is heavyweight. Superb turn of 5-10k or so solo speed.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    This guy Ulissi is pretty good. Nice to see Rory Sutherlund up there in 2nd. Di Luca always in the mix. Sella attacking and in the break today.

    Shame for JTL but it happens to the best of them. He will no doubt come back and climb like Contador and drop seasoned pros. Castilla y Leon is a good race - Contador has won that one three times. Tondo won it last year and Levi the year before (although Contador let him win; Astana teammate).

    Still waiting for Guardini to show. Haven't been able to follow this race close enough and see whether the profiles are ok for him though.
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