Tour of Qatar

by chinchli   February 3, 2012  

OK, ToQ looks like 5 flat stages with a team time trial on stage 2, so I'm going for the 'all sprinters and swap in 2 TT riders' approach, but is this a good idea?

Am I better off looking at sprinters on teams that might do well in the TTT rather than getting TT specialists? If so which teams might do well in the 11KM TTT? Could Spartacus just ride it as an individual time trial and drag the rest of Radioshack along in his wake?

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Fabian can always do that, even in the TdF!

I am picking Spartacus as my top rider this year, along with Sagan....

Sky should also do well, with their heavy focus on lead outs.

posted by Rowing Fiend [29 posts]
3rd February 2012 - 19:43


Yup definitely going for Spartacus, Millar, and co.


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posted by Squiggle [414 posts]
4th February 2012 - 8:40


Its unlikely Cancellara can ride 11km faster alone, than with help from a team..

After all, RSN has a mighty good TT team that would be able to help him.

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posted by seabass89 [235 posts]
4th February 2012 - 10:21


Just seen the headlines about the Qatar golf comp being reduced by a round due to the excessively high winds.

this race is going to be all about who gets in the front group when the peleton fragments.

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2825 posts]
4th February 2012 - 11:15


Team selected. Bring it on

posted by Rvizzle [97 posts]
4th February 2012 - 13:07


My team as follows... (by what they ate on Christmas day)

2 had dried salted sheeps ribs, 2 had saurkraut, 1 had waffles, 1 had some sort of unidentified boiled meat, 1 had pasta, 1 had pavlova, 1 had a hot dog. Hopefully they all wake up feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed in the morning!


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posted by Squiggle [414 posts]
5th February 2012 - 0:21


Just did the same as you Squiggle and gave hints, I see we have at least 3 guys the same, cant work out some of yours though

2 from down under
2 from waffle country and not stroop's
2 from the fjords
1 that likes potato's
1 who's a jumping goat

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posted by Gkam84 [9006 posts]
5th February 2012 - 0:29


How about:

1 from the worlds largest open prison
2 from pasta land
2 from the windy lowlands
1 from blighty
1 from a famous embassy

and i cant think of anything nonsensical for the others.

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.

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posted by stumps [2825 posts]
5th February 2012 - 1:21


`1 from the worlds largest open prison'
What......Palestine ??????

I'm always in two minds
Then I go and pick the wrong one Sad

posted by fluffchucker [284 posts]
5th February 2012 - 1:57


Gone for

Two from land of pasta
One from land of sheep
One from home of borscht
One from home of snails
One from home of lager
One from home of fondue
One from home of hamburger
&One from home of smoked salmon

and I have lots of money left to get the chap from the home of the three legged kipper for stage 2. Wink

J Andrew Hill

Its a marathon, not a snickers


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posted by JAndrewHill [1229 posts]
5th February 2012 - 7:39


Ok so I wasn't going to drawn in, but since i'm up this early.

1 from a teeny tiny island
1 from a humungus island
1 from the country designed by Slartibartfast
1 from a country people used to not like very much
1 from Joni and Bryans country
1 from Mozart land
1 from where Lord Of The Rings was filmed
1 from Eddy's country

sheesh, its going to be a long season.

posted by thefatcyclist [584 posts]
5th February 2012 - 8:03