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Tour du Lux *spoilers* (well not really)

frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
edited June 2012 in Pro race
As it will be rubbish and a Schleck will win

Anyway,

2.65km prologue:
Result
1 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
2 Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan
3 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
4 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling
5 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan
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  • knedlickyknedlicky Posts: 3,097
    As it will be rubbish and a Schleck will win
    Maybe another of the RadioShack-Nissan-Team rather than a Schleck.

    Five of the team (Gerdemann, F. Schleck, Montfort, Rast and Klöden) have won Lux already, and although Frank Schleck almost feels obliged to win for the local public, it could be the team orientates around one of those who hasn’t yet won Lux – Didier, Voigt, or (most likely) Fuglsang.
    Fuglsang could do with a good performance after missing the Giro, especially since he could be part of a RSN double spearhead at the TdF.

    Or perhaps Hoogerland could throw a spanner in the RadioShack works. Few would deny him a moment of (mini-)glory.
  • NicFranceNicFrance Posts: 256
    Stage 1:

    Greipel
    Appollonio
    Dumoulin
    Feillu
  • NicFranceNicFrance Posts: 256
    Stage 2:

    1. Greipel

    GC: 1. Engoulvent
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    tour-greipel.jpg
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  • genkigenki Posts: 305
    Sunday's finishing circuit (8 laps) is on my doorstep. This year they've changed the route and they're going to heading up my narrow cobbled street instead of along the main road. Distance to the race from my front door is less than one bike length :D
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 23,958
    genki wrote:
    Sunday's finishing circuit (8 laps) is on my doorstep.

    8 laps of your doorstep isn't going to be very selective. :)
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  • jongingejonginge Posts: 5,945
    RichN95 wrote:
    genki wrote:
    Sunday's finishing circuit (8 laps) is on my doorstep.

    8 laps of your doorstep isn't going to be very selective. :)
    Oh I don't know, there are some poor bike handlers out there: "no-one wants to see that"
    FCN 2-4 "Shut up legs", Jens Voigt
    Planet-x Scott
    Rides
  • NicFranceNicFrance Posts: 256
    Stage 3:

    45km to go. lead group of 5 (Cousin, Timmer, Scheirlinckx, Hayman, Debusschere) with 1'50" advance.
    radioshack chasing
  • NicFranceNicFrance Posts: 256
    finale with 3 laps over col de l'europe:
    http://www.quaeldich.de/paesse/col-de-l-europe/
  • NicFranceNicFrance Posts: 256
    Engoulvent loosing contact to the peloton
  • NicFranceNicFrance Posts: 256
    Cousin, Hayman and Debusschere still in front; peloton at 40" eith 32km to go
  • NicFranceNicFrance Posts: 256
    Engoulvent already lost 3'
  • NicFranceNicFrance Posts: 256
    Breakaway caught.
  • NicFranceNicFrance Posts: 256
    Fuglsang, Klöden, Schleck and Poels habe 32" advantage on the peloton
  • NicFranceNicFrance Posts: 256
    12km to go. Peloton at 21"
  • NicFranceNicFrance Posts: 256
    Only 3 men in front now (Schleck, Fuglsang and Poels), Peloton at 40". We're in the last lap.
  • NicFranceNicFrance Posts: 256
    1. Wout Poels (VCD)
    2. Fuglsang (RNT)
    3. Schleck (RNT)

    GC: 1. Fuglsang
  • NicFranceNicFrance Posts: 256
    Bob Jungels coming in as 22nd.
    This guy is just 19 and will be interesting to follow in the coming years. He can timetrial (WC as a junior) climb and passes the cobbles. (Recently he won P-R for U23)
    http://www.uci.ch/templates/BUILTIN-NOFRAMES/Template3/layout.asp?MenuId=MjExMw&LangId=1
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Thanks for the updates Nic. Jungels sounds like a good one to watch.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
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    luxembourg_2012_0d.jpg
    luxembourg_2012_1d.jpg
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  • NicFranceNicFrance Posts: 256
    nice pictures. especially the jensieattack (he announced on twitter).
    true champion (please allow me these joke :D )
  • NicFranceNicFrance Posts: 256
    Stage 4:

    Heavy rain in luxembourg. For safety reasons the jury has decided that the time for the overall will be taken when the race enters the closing circuit for the first lap.
    "The GC will be determined on the first passage of the finish line at km 105,9. After that the riders do 7x7km in local laps."

    As they are already on the circuit, these means that Jakob Fuglsang wins the 2012 TdL if he finishes the race.
  • NicFranceNicFrance Posts: 256
    Roelandts in front with 1'10"
    Peloton only 35 riders left.
  • NicFranceNicFrance Posts: 256
    1. Jürgen Roelandts

    GC: Jakob Fuglsang
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Pretty short stage at under 3hrs

    vuelta2_fuglsang.jpg
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  • knedlickyknedlicky Posts: 3,097
    NicFrance wrote:
    Stage 4: Heavy rain in luxembourg. For safety reasons the jury has decided that the time for the overall will be taken when the race enters the closing circuit for the first lap.
    "The GC will be determined on the first passage of the finish line at km 105,9. After that the riders do 7x7km in local laps."

    As they are already on the circuit, these means that Jakob Fuglsang wins the 2012 TdL if he finishes the race.
    Interesting that the official stage result shows De Vreese 2nd and Fugldang 3rd (how they crossed the line when entering the circuit), but for the points classification, Swift was classed 2nd and Appollonia 3rd (how they crossed the line after the circuits).
    Splitting the results like that could have caused some complications, e.g. had Roelandts been caught, could Swift have claimed the stage victory too?
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