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Sonny73Sonny73 Posts: 2,604
edited September 2011 in Pro race
ToB line ups coming through over the past few days, if only porvisionals so far. Good to see Jens is in there, amongst others.

Leopard Trek provisional:
Will Clarke (Aus); Linus Gerdemann (Ger); Dominic Klemme (Ger); Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita); Martin Pedersen (Den); Jens Voigt (Ger)

Rabobank provisional:
Lars Boom (Ned); Theo Bos (Ned); Rick Flens (Ned); Michael Matthews (Aus); Bram Tankink (Ned); Coen Vermeltfoort (Ned)

Team Europcar provisional:
Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn); Franck Bouyer (Fra); Anthony Charteau (Fra); Damien Gaudin (Fra); Yohann Gene (Fra); Alexandre Pichot (Fra)

Vacansoleil DCM Pro Cycling Team provisional:
Maxim Belkov (Rus); Jan-Bert Lindeman (Ned); Barry Markus (Ned); Wouter Mol (Ned); Jens Mouris (Ned); Willem Wauters (Bel)

Garmin Cervelo provisional:
Julian Dean (NZl); Roger Hammond (GBr); Thor Hushovd (Nor); Daniel Lloyd (GBr); Martijn Maaskant (Ned); David Millar (GBr)

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  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,397
    The beginning of a decent looking start list. Expect a strong Sky squad as they need to pull their finger out here after a fairly weak performance last year (Henderson excepted).

    Just looking at the final stages in London and there seems quite a long gap between the end of the TT and the start of the road race (basically 3 hours), that's quite a lot of time to kill for the spectators - was thinking of going but we have a baby daughter so being out that long becomes hard work.
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,977
    While Sky haven't announced their team yet, Dowsett, Thomas and Swift have all said they're doing it.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,397
    RichN95 wrote:
    While Sky haven't announced their team yet, Dowsett, Thomas and Swift have all said they're doing it.

    Would be good to see Thomas go for the overall if he's got the legs. Dowsett will no doubt have his eye on that TT, would be good to see him get a win in his first senior season after some encouraging top 5 placing already in TTs.
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • lucybearslucybears Posts: 366
    AN POST - SEAN KELLY
    TEAM NETAPP
    TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN - MERCATOR
    UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRESENTED BY MAXXIS
    have also given provisional starters
    http://www.cyclingfever.com/editie.html ... d=MjE5OTU=
    interview.cyclingfever.com
  • Just looking at the final stages in London and there seems quite a long gap between the end of the TT and the start of the road race (basically 3 hours), that's quite a lot of time to kill for the spectators - was thinking of going but we have a baby daughter so being out that long becomes hard work.

    Convinced Sky will be all over the TT with the riders in their squad, even without Wiggins. There's a Tour Ride taking place in that gap and also a charity TT too. There'll be a UCI regulation about leaving a gap between split stages, so guess that accounts for a certain amount of time.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,977
    Dowsett will no doubt have his eye on that TT, would be good to see him get a win in his first senior season after some encouraging top 5 placing already in TTs.

    It's funny that you should say that, today, of all days. Here's what happened in France this afternoon: http://poitou-charentes.france3.fr/info/jesse-sergent-radioshack-vainqueur-du-tpc-2011-70147915.html?onglet=videos
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,397
    RichN95 wrote:
    Dowsett will no doubt have his eye on that TT, would be good to see him get a win in his first senior season after some encouraging top 5 placing already in TTs.

    It's funny that you should say that, today, of all days. Here's what happened in France this afternoon: http://poitou-charentes.france3.fr/info/jesse-sergent-radioshack-vainqueur-du-tpc-2011-70147915.html?onglet=videos

    Good ride from young Dowsett, Sky really are racking up the wins now.
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    RichN95 wrote:
    While Sky haven't announced their team yet, Dowsett, Thomas and Swift have all said they're doing it.

    Would be good to see Thomas go for the overall if he's got the legs. Dowsett will no doubt have his eye on that TT, would be good to see him get a win in his first senior season after some encouraging top 5 placing already in TTs.

    Update from BBC Sport has Team Sky provisional Tour of Britain line-up:

    Alex Dowsett (GB), Mathew Hayman (Aus), Peter Kennaugh (GB), Michael Rogers (Aus), Ben Swift (GB); Geraint Thomas (GB); Reserves: Steve Cummings (GB), Greg Henderson (NZ), Jeremy Hunt (GB)
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,420 Lives Here
    Tankink?

    TANKINK?

    Hell yes.

    Now, to sort out a banner.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,977
    Cavendish has confirmed that he's riding.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • RichN95 wrote:
    Cavendish has confirmed that he's riding.

    Strong team with Eisel and Renshaw. This should be good for attracting the crowds and I'm looking forward to seeing the race at Cheddar Gorge on the Friday.
  • symosymo Posts: 1,743
    Which below average rider should we all support then? (Like in the tour down under where they pick a nobody and give him loads of support).
    +++++++++++++++++++++
    we are the proud, the few, Descendents.

    Panama - finally putting a nail in the economic theory of the trickle down effect.
  • symosymo Posts: 1,743
    Which below average rider should we all support then? (Like in the tour down under where they pick a nobody and give him loads of support).
    +++++++++++++++++++++
    we are the proud, the few, Descendents.

    Panama - finally putting a nail in the economic theory of the trickle down effect.
  • symosymo Posts: 1,743
    Which below average rider should we all support then? (Like in the tour down under where they pick a nobody and give him loads of support).
    +++++++++++++++++++++
    we are the proud, the few, Descendents.

    Panama - finally putting a nail in the economic theory of the trickle down effect.
  • lucybearslucybears Posts: 366
    edited September 2011
    symo wrote:
    Which below average rider should we all support then? (Like in the tour down under where they pick a nobody and give him loads of support).

    below average rider ?
    like Arthur Vichot, who has just won the 1.1 Tour du Doubs ?
    or Ángel Madrazo, el Gorrión de Cazoña, who has been totally invisible in the Vuelta?
    http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/9636/ ... ge-13.aspx
    interview.cyclingfever.com
  • hammeritehammerite Posts: 3,408
    lucybears wrote:
    symo wrote:
    Which below average rider should we all support then? (Like in the tour down under where they pick a nobody and give him loads of support).

    below average rider ?
    like Arthur Vichot, who has just won the 1.1 Tour du Doubs ?
    or Ángel Madrazo, el Gorrión de Cazoña, who has been totally invisible in the Vuelta?


    I think the TdU was the first race for Vichot as a pro, at the age of 19. So whilst he probably isn't below average he wasn't exactly very well known, and wasn't expected to do much.
  • Sonny73Sonny73 Posts: 2,604
    RichN95 wrote:
    Cavendish has confirmed that he's riding.

    Strong team with Eisel and Renshaw. This should be good for attracting the crowds and I'm looking forward to seeing the race at Cheddar Gorge on the Friday.
    Indeed; Team HTC Highroad provisional Tour of Britain line-up:
    Lars Bak (Den); Matt Brammeier (Irl); Mark Cavendish (GBr); Bernhard Eisel (Aut); Alex Rasmussen (Den); Mark Renshaw (Aus)
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,420 Lives Here
    Expect some rubbish racing if Cav and his big guns turn up.
  • Tobyn Horton,despite being a pretty handy sprinter he is mad for attacking, probably spent more ks up the road in the Ras than anyone else, so hopefully do the same in TOB so be good to give him some support
  • TusherTusher Posts: 2,762
    The last chance to see Renshaw and Cav together I think.
  • cav to lead renshaw out on the last stage?
  • rebsrebs Posts: 891
    Hope not. Cav is a terrible leadout guy :P
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