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Tour de Langkawi *spoiler*

FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
edited March 2015 in Pro race
Gets a better field every year. Very decent teams from Belkin (Bos and Kruijswijk), Orica (Weening, Kruopis), Europcar (Berhane, Kern), and Colombia (Chalapud, Duque). Guardii is there too, but it looks like he has some proper competition for the sprint stages this year.
Climb to Genting Highlands on Sunday.

1st stage yesterday, first win of the year for Colombia with Quintero from a break; Brammeier 2nd
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  • A colombian crossing the line solo with a good salute...always a pleasure.

    Matt had some cramp I think.

    Guardini led the pack home. 1.18 is a decent gap for Quintero for now but there are a lot of stages and I don't know much about his capabilities as a rider.
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  • A colombian crossing the line solo with a good salute...always a pleasure.

    Matt had some cramp I think.

    Guardini led the pack home. 1.18 is a decent gap for Quintero for now but there are a lot of stages and I don't know much about his capabilities as a rider.


    You know that this race is like - loads of sprint stages. St 4 in Genting Highlands will sort out the proper time gaps, and suspect he'll be outclassed - he's not one of the best Team Colombia riders. Got lucky today becase the sprinter teams all dicked around and didnt organise a proper chase.
  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    quintero.jpg?w=640&h=401
  • Just noticed the thread title needs amending as it is: Langkawi
    A colombian crossing the line solo with a good salute...always a pleasure.

    Matt had some cramp I think.

    Guardini led the pack home. 1.18 is a decent gap for Quintero for now but there are a lot of stages and I don't know much about his capabilities as a rider.


    You know that this race is like - loads of sprint stages. St 4 in Genting Highlands will sort out the proper time gaps, and suspect he'll be outclassed - he's not one of the best Team Colombia riders. Got lucky today becase the sprinter teams all dicked around and didnt organise a proper chase.

    Yeah I know:
    viewtopic.php?f=40002&t=12907025
    viewtopic.php?f=40002&t=12839281

    Nice looking back on those threads...spotted Julian Arredondo there and he is know riding for Trek.
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  • Stage 2:
    02-finish-still.jpg

    Stage 2 Results
    NED 1 BOS, Theo (BELKIN) 3:11:11
    AUS 2 BROWN, Graeme (BELKIN)
    AUT 3 HALLER, Marco (KATUSHA)
    LTU 4 KRUOPIS, Aidis (ORICA GreenEDGE)
    IRI 5 KOLAHDOZHAGH, Amir (TABRIZ PETROCHEMICAL)
    NZL 6 ROGERS, Rico Dene Thomas (OCBC SINGAPORE)
    ALG 7 REGUIGUI, Youcef (MTN - QHUBEKA)
    IRL 8 BRAMMEIER, Matt (SYNERGY BAKU)
    JPN 9 NISHITANI, Taiji (AISAN RACING)
    RUS 10 KOCHETKOV, Pavel (KATUSHA)

    General Classification after Stage 2
    COL 1 QUINTERO ARTUNDUAGA, Duber Armando (COLOMBIA) 5:32:32
    AUS 2 CLARKE, Jonathan (UNITEDHEALTHCARE) + 22
    IRL 3 BRAMMEIER, Matt (SYNERGY BAKU) + 24
    SIN 4 GOH, Choon Huat (OCBC SINGAPORE) + 33
    NED 5 BOS, Theo (BELKIN) + 1:27
    IRI 6 KHALILIKHOSROSHAHI, Behnam (TABRIZ PETROCHEMICAL) + 1:28
    AUS 7 BROWN, Graeme (BELKIN) + 1:31
    AZE 8 ASADOV, Elchin (SYNERGY BAKU)
    CHN 9 JIANG, Zhi Hui (GIANT-CHAMPION SYSTEM) + 1:35
    SIN 10 HO, Junrong (OCBC SINGAPORE) + 1:36
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  • 2 crashes in the final km today :shock:
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,982
    20140227_0720.jpg

    Loving both kits! Colombia been a fav.

    Very pleased that Brammeier is still riding and performing. Looked shaky for a while... he always has great Irish national champs kit... was great at OPQS but looking good with Baku too...

    See the Belkin sprint train is now underway... is Astana still without a win?
  • gpreevesgpreeves Posts: 454
    Extremely brief Stage 2 highlights:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEiX3yfJWcY

    Brown and Bos were very far ahead at the finish.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,124
    Just watched Eurosport's 10 minutes.
    A crash fest farce.
    Almost all of Yellow Flo on the deck.
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  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,104
    It was a crazy final few kilometers at Le Tour de Langkawi today, Youcef Reguigui dodged no less than 3 crashes to finish 7th for Team MTN Qhubeka.

    Not bad :-)
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

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  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    Guardini got his Lankawi win, beating Bos for stage 3. Genting Highlands tomorrow
  • gpreevesgpreeves Posts: 454
    FJS wrote:
    Guardini got his Lankawi win, beating Bos for stage 3. Genting Highlands tomorrow

    Report here:

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/le-tour-de-langkawi-2014/stage-3/results

    Sounds like Brammeier was being very active once again.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,104
    gpreeves wrote:
    FJS wrote:
    Guardini got his Lankawi win, beating Bos for stage 3. Genting Highlands tomorrow

    Report here:

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/le-tour-de-langkawi-2014/stage-3/results

    Sounds like Brammeier was being very active once again.

    Dammit. The last two from the break held out to the flamme rouge :-( Good work from the Qhubeka rider :-)
    With 15km to go, only White and Janse Van Rensburg remained from the leading group. They were able to hold off until the final kilometre, before the sprinters and their teams took control.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Guardini's foot:
    5D3_5497.jpg

    Injured rider:
    5D3_5430.jpg

    Still amazes that G Brown has a ride in a PT team
    5D3_5330.jpg
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  • Injured rider:
    5D3_5430.jpg
    That would be Harrif Salleh. Decent sprinter.

    Mizbani, Kolahdouzh Hagh and Pour Saeedi could go well tomorrow.... What happened to the Cameron highlands stage?
  • gpreevesgpreeves Posts: 454
    From Inner Ring:

    Tour de Langkawi's decisive summit finish tomorrow @ Genting Highlands. Think Disneyland + Alpe d'Huez + 96% humidity
    BhrJN22CUAAyxlS.jpg:large

    And a profile of the climb:

    Genting-Highlands-from-Genting-Sempah_profile.jpg
  • Mir Samad Pour Sayedeh wins. 3 and a half people wgaf about the Asia tour meltdown in 3... 2... 1...

    47 year old Lex Nederlof finishes 64th
  • Richmond RacerRichmond Racer Posts: 8,561
    ^ Tabriz rider?
  • ^ Tabriz rider?
    Aye
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    That Eritrean MTN bloke Kudus in 2nd is just 20 years old. Did well in Tour de l'Avenir. Proper talent
  • Art VandelayArt Vandelay Posts: 1,982
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    We salute Iranian lions Mirsamad, Ghaffari, Amir, Ghader. Only team to make 4 in top 20 for stage 4 @myltdl #teamwork #cleancycling

    TPT Cycling ‏@TPT_Cycling 6h
    @monki71 @Mattbrammeier85 @myltdl we care very much about clean cycling & today Mirsamad prove you can bury your demons from the past
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Not sure what to make of that result tbh. Iranians climbing better than Colombians and WT riders.
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  • andypandyp Posts: 8,356
    An Iranian who has just returned from a two year suspension for EPO usage to boot.

    Dodgy as.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,276
    FJS wrote:
    That Eritrean MTN bloke Kudus in 2nd is just 20 years old. Did well in Tour de l'Avenir. Proper talent
    Some time in the next ten years there's going to be a monster talent or two emerging from Africa (and I don't mean white Kenyans)
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  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    gpreeves wrote:
    From Inner Ring:

    Tour de Langkawi's decisive summit finish tomorrow @ Genting Highlands. Think Disneyland + Alpe d'Huez + 96% humidity
    BhrJN22CUAAyxlS.jpg:large

    And a profile of the climb:

    Genting-Highlands-from-Genting-Sempah_profile.jpg


    this is Lankawi...
  • gpreevesgpreeves Posts: 454
    Not sure what to make of that result tbh. Iranians climbing better than Colombians and WT riders.

    I think the look on Brammeier's face makes his feelings on the matter fairly clear. Especially given some of his past views on the Asia Tour.

    Bhs3vanCMAAap_K.jpg:large
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,104
    gpreeves wrote:
    Not sure what to make of that result tbh. Iranians climbing better than Colombians and WT riders.

    I think the look on Brammeier's face makes his feelings on the matter fairly clear. Especially given some of his past views on the Asia Tour.

    Bhs3vanCMAAap_K.jpg:large

    Blimey, check the Iranian's shorts. Sponsored by Change Cycling Now?

    ;-)
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    ^ 'Farcical underwear'
    ...a rare 100% loyal Pro Race poster. A poster boy for the community.
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