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Milan San Remo 2017 - Spoilers

cal_stewartcal_stewart Posts: 1,840
edited March 2017 in Pro race
I'll start the yearly is Cav sand bagging thread. For the record I think he is, I fancy Ben Swift
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  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,718
    Why wouldn't you, he's a good looking boy
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • slim_boy_fatslim_boy_fat Posts: 1,810
    Salsiccia1 wrote:
    Why wouldn't you, he's a good looking boy
    Hat!
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
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    Provisional start list
    http://www.milanosanremo.it/en/news/gli ... o-sanremo/

    12110006916282 BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos A. COL MPA alert!
  • ^the Podgy-o
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    Weather at present looks not too bad. Warm and not much chance of rain. Winds will be mild cross wind to start, headwind on way to Genova, and crosswind again on the coast to San Remo
  • imatfaalimatfaal Posts: 2,716
    ^the Podgy-o

    Chapeau!
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,372 Lives Here
    imatfaal wrote:
    Weather at present looks not too bad. Warm and not much chance of rain. Winds will be mild cross wind to start, headwind on way to Genova, and crosswind again on the coast to San Remo

    Wind coming in off the coast from the South East bodes well for the Poggio. South West less so.

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  • spam02spam02 Posts: 178
    Got to stick all my money on Si Clarke. Carlton said he's a shoe-in for it :?
  • SPaM02 wrote:
    Got to stick all my money on Si Clarke. Carlton said he's a shoe-in for it :?

    Glad to have you with us. And if not Si, then Uran will take it in a sprint.
  • sherersherer Posts: 2,450
    Im hoping for a Cav win but also a fan of Sagan. Not sure if he's fully over his illness but wasn't doing too bad last few stages of Tirenno.

    First classic of the season so lets hope this is a classic race
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 14,066
    The Pro Tour Pundits are piling in on Gaviria. As an ex-my-man I'm not sure whether to wish him well or not. But anyway, why is everyone so convinced that he will get over the Poggio?
  • TheBigBean wrote:
    The Pro Tour Pundits are piling in on Gaviria. As an ex-my-man I'm not sure whether to wish him well or not. But anyway, why is everyone so convinced that he will get over the Poggio?


    Cos he hared over it last year
  • yorkshirerawyorkshireraw Posts: 1,563
    TheBigBean wrote:
    The Pro Tour Pundits are piling in on Gaviria. As an ex-my-man I'm not sure whether to wish him well or not. But anyway, why is everyone so convinced that he will get over the Poggio?


    Cos he hared over it last year

    Demare was motoring on the climbs as well last year....
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 14,066
    TheBigBean wrote:
    The Pro Tour Pundits are piling in on Gaviria. As an ex-my-man I'm not sure whether to wish him well or not. But anyway, why is everyone so convinced that he will get over the Poggio?


    Cos he hared over it last year

    Ah, now I remember. He crashed. Last year was quite a sizeable bunch though.
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Well I've got Kristoff, Cort and Lobato in my fantasy team so they can be discounted.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,215
    Joelsim wrote:
    Well I've got Kristoff, Cort and Lobato in my fantasy team so they can be discounted.

    Not such great minds, eh? :wink:

    If Gaviria can't get over the Podgy O pretty near the front, then the other sprinters have no chance.
    The boy won a semi proper mountain stage in San Loo last year.
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  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,421
    Would love a Cavendish win, but I think Sagan is really starting to put things together more and more and more. On races he actually really wants to win he doesn't even pull like crazy at the front like he does on races he is in contention for, for giggles.
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  • spam02spam02 Posts: 178
    TheBigBean wrote:
    The Pro Tour Pundits are piling in on Gaviria. As an ex-my-man I'm not sure whether to wish him well or not. But anyway, why is everyone so convinced that he will get over the Poggio?


    Cos he hared over it last year

    Demare was motoring on the climbs as well last year....

    :D 'allegedly' :D
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 4,358
    I thought Demare was just hanging on for dear life last year.
  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 7,312
    I'm hoping we'll see plenty of action over the Capos and Cipressa with riders who have no chance in straight sprint against some of the big guns really committing early. Nibali has been good value for this in the past most teams seem happy to try and get a fast man into the finale.

    If not that then Sagan breaking clear at the top of the Poggio and hurtling down the other side pursued by a small group would be fun to watch.
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  • milton50milton50 Posts: 3,856
    TheBigBean wrote:
    TheBigBean wrote:
    The Pro Tour Pundits are piling in on Gaviria. As an ex-my-man I'm not sure whether to wish him well or not. But anyway, why is everyone so convinced that he will get over the Poggio?


    Cos he hared over it last year

    Ah, now I remember. He crashed. Last year was quite a sizeable bunch though.

    Yeh, last year was a weird one because the bunch almost soft-pedalled up most of the Poggio. If it hadn't been for the crash then the front group would have been around 40 riders strong, which says it all really.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,372 Lives Here
    Milton50 wrote:
    TheBigBean wrote:
    TheBigBean wrote:
    The Pro Tour Pundits are piling in on Gaviria. As an ex-my-man I'm not sure whether to wish him well or not. But anyway, why is everyone so convinced that he will get over the Poggio?


    Cos he hared over it last year

    Ah, now I remember. He crashed. Last year was quite a sizeable bunch though.

    Yeh, last year was a weird one because the bunch almost soft-pedalled up most of the Poggio. If it hadn't been for the crash then the front group would have been around 40 riders strong, which says it all really.

    Was cos there were so many crashes.

    Not enough team mates to turn the heat on.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,496
    Supposedly there will be a tailwind on the Poggio, so aggressive racing expected.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,372 Lives Here
    RichN95 wrote:
    Supposedly there will be a tailwind on the Poggio, so aggressive racing expected.

    So who's gonna attack on the Poggio then?

    Phil Gil, GvA, Kiwa.

    Any others? Maybe Thomas.

    Phil is a dead cert as he can free up the help for Gavaria.
  • RichN95 wrote:
    Supposedly there will be a tailwind on the Poggio, so aggressive racing expected.

    So who's gonna attack on the Poggio then?

    Phil Gil, GvA, Kiwa.

    Any others? Maybe Thomas.

    Phil is a dead cert as he can free up the help for Gavaria.

    Si Clarke, obviously.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,372 Lives Here
    I'm hoping we'll see plenty of action over the Capos and Cipressa with riders who have no chance in straight sprint against some of the big guns really committing early. Nibali has been good value for this in the past most teams seem happy to try and get a fast man into the finale.

    If not that then Sagan breaking clear at the top of the Poggio and hurtling down the other side pursued by a small group would be fun to watch.

    Gotta be careful on the old run down into San Remo.

    Else you'll be THIS ANGRY
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,496
    RichN95 wrote:
    Supposedly there will be a tailwind on the Poggio, so aggressive racing expected.

    So who's gonna attack on the Poggio then?

    Phil Gil, GvA, Kiwa.

    Any others? Maybe Thomas.

    Phil is a dead cert as he can free up the help for Gavaria.
    No Thomas
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,372 Lives Here
    RichN95 wrote:
    RichN95 wrote:
    Supposedly there will be a tailwind on the Poggio, so aggressive racing expected.

    So who's gonna attack on the Poggio then?

    Phil Gil, GvA, Kiwa.

    Any others? Maybe Thomas.

    Phil is a dead cert as he can free up the help for Gavaria.
    No Thomas

    How come? Not riding?
  • yorkshirerawyorkshireraw Posts: 1,563
    RichN95 wrote:
    RichN95 wrote:
    Supposedly there will be a tailwind on the Poggio, so aggressive racing expected.

    So who's gonna attack on the Poggio then?

    Phil Gil, GvA, Kiwa.

    Any others? Maybe Thomas.

    Phil is a dead cert as he can free up the help for Gavaria.
    No Thomas

    How come? Not riding?

    Indeed. GT going all out to convince himself he's a GT rider, by not doing any 1 dayers at all possibly.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,372 Lives Here
    Shame.

    He's good value.

    If you could put money on who'd attack on the Cipressa, i'd give you short odds for Stannard. He went along with a decent Movistar rider last year who's name escapes me.
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