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edited February 2016 in Pro race
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  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,723
    "Where's that censored Boonen? He's holding up the photo-op. What do you mean he's not coming?"
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    A good first stage from what twitter says.

    Worth following @cyclingbetting who is live tweeting and re-tweeting relevant stuff from @felixmattis and @tourofoman

    Apparently highlights on ES2
  • Not the best start for Titchie Richie - dropped by 5km to go

    Great win for Jungels
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,217
    It's not on Eurosport live. I'm sure this and Qatar were last year which is not a good sign for both tours.
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    TheBigBean wrote:
    It's not on Eurosport live. I'm sure this and Qatar were last year which is not a good sign for both tours.

    Oman has never been live that I can remember. Think the authorities are a bit funny about that sort of thing.
    Team My Man 2018: David gaudu, Pierre Latour, Romain Bardet, Thibaut pinot, Alexandre Geniez, Florian Senechal, Warren Barguil, Benoit Cosnefroy
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 16,217
    It's entirely possible I'm mixing up Dubai and Oman.
  • Porte - after shelling 3:24 to Jungels - says he said all along Oman wasn't a goal, and that P-N is his first big goal

    Hmmm. P-N is only 18 days away.

    Let's see about Green Mountain then
  • ShutupJensShutupJens Posts: 1,373
    A lot can change in 18 days, we don't know what he has been doing in the run up to this doesn't it
  • We'll see on Green Mountain. That climb tends to be selective enough, and this year they've added another 2km
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    ShutupJens wrote:
    A lot can change in 18 days, we don't know what he has been doing in the run up to this doesn't it

    If he's been altitude training, he may not have reacclimatised yet.
  • Joelsim wrote:
    ShutupJens wrote:
    A lot can change in 18 days, we don't know what he has been doing in the run up to this doesn't it

    If he's been altitude training, he may not have reacclimatised yet.


    He's not. Flown to Oman from Oz.

    But hey ho, find out soon enough with P-N not far off down the road
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Joelsim wrote:
    ShutupJens wrote:
    A lot can change in 18 days, we don't know what he has been doing in the run up to this doesn't it

    If he's been altitude training, he may not have reacclimatised yet.


    He's not. Flown to Oman from Oz.

    But hey ho, find out soon enough with P-N not far off down the road

    Anything above 5'4" is altitude for him
  • ShutupJensShutupJens Posts: 1,373
    I was thinking more along the lines of him having trained a lot and not bothered to rest up too much, use Oman as training too. Looking at last years prep for Paris Nice it seems that he rode Algarve not long before and wasn't on top, and was 40 somethingth in Oman before he won P-N in 2013, this seems fairly normal
  • Joelsim wrote:
    Joelsim wrote:
    ShutupJens wrote:
    A lot can change in 18 days, we don't know what he has been doing in the run up to this doesn't it

    If he's been altitude training, he may not have reacclimatised yet.


    He's not. Flown to Oman from Oz.

    But hey ho, find out soon enough with P-N not far off down the road

    Anything above 5'4" is altitude for him



    You heightist, Joel!
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 61,012 Lives Here
    It's on Eurosport.

    And I'm WFH tomorrow.

    Chipper, welcome to my living room.
  • deejaydeejay Posts: 3,138
    Joelsim wrote:
    ShutupJens wrote:
    A lot can change in 18 days, we don't know what he has been doing in the run up to this doesn't it
    If he's been altitude training, he may not have reacclimatised yet.
    He's not. Flown to Oman from Oz.
    But hey ho, find out soon enough with P-N not far off down the road
    So with all that "JET LAG" he has a good excuse. :roll:
    Well he's still asleep. ?
    Organiser, National Championship 50 mile Time Trial 1972
  • Loon, deejay, I was replying to Joel re his question about whether Porte had been training at altitude, not about acclimatising

    Anyway, what's the latest in Nuffle World?
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    deejay wrote:
    Joelsim wrote:
    ShutupJens wrote:
    A lot can change in 18 days, we don't know what he has been doing in the run up to this doesn't it
    If he's been altitude training, he may not have reacclimatised yet.
    He's not. Flown to Oman from Oz.
    But hey ho, find out soon enough with P-N not far off down the road
    So with all that "JET LAG" he has a good excuse. :roll:
    Well he's still asleep. ?

    It can't be easy leaving the warmth of a Kangaroo's pouch for a sh*tty desert.
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,592

    There must be close to 30 people watching at the finish line.

    Can anyone explain the business model here? Oman looks to have the best of the Arabian scenery, but with zero local interest and very little broadcasting, what's the point?
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    There's a programme on BIKE at 10pm on Oman. Not sure if it's this year's.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 61,012 Lives Here
    Mad_Malx wrote:

    There must be close to 30 people watching at the finish line.

    Can anyone explain the business model here? Oman looks to have the best of the Arabian scenery, but with zero local interest and very little broadcasting, what's the point?

    Cheap to host, and a week's worth of tourist adverts.
  • Joelsim wrote:
    There's a programme on BIKE at 10pm on Oman. Not sure if it's this year's.

    Blurb on Sky says it's the 5th edition which if correct makes it the 2014 edition.

    Daily highlights of 2016 on ES though.
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Joelsim wrote:
    There's a programme on BIKE at 10pm on Oman. Not sure if it's this year's.

    Blurb on Sky says it's the 5th edition which if correct makes it the 2014 edition.

    Daily highlights of 2016 on ES though.

    It was this year's but with an Aussie commentator so I switched it off and waited for ES
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Damn, in the break, if only he was one of my men I could have said 'Mein Kamp'
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Porte out of the back again, before the hard climbing
  • Edvald! Gratulerer!
  • Joelsim wrote:
    Porte out of the back again, before the hard climbing


    Porte out of the porte, as they might say in franglais
  • shoot, just seen that the thread title is missing 'spoiler'...
  • ICYMI:highlighs of stage 1 (25 minutes)

    http://www.cyclinghub.tv/post.php?id=1312
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