Anyone watching Volta ao Algarve

by Alan Tullett   February 16, 2012  

Watching at the mo. Could be a good indication of form for Paris-Nice, perhaps more than Tour of Oman.

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Boasson Hagen wins! So Sky had a good day in the end.

posted by Alan Tullett [1437 posts]
16th February 2012 - 17:56

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Classificação da 2.ª Etapa: Faro - Lagoa, 187,5 km
1.º Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky),
2.º Kris Boeckmans (Vacansoleil-DCM), mt
3.º Gerald Ciolek (Omega Pharma-QuickStep), mt
4.º Matti Breschel (Rabobank), mt
5.º Francesco Lasca (Caja Rural), mt

You know who I am.

posted by orli [76 posts]
16th February 2012 - 18:01

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Aye watched it earlier, EBH looked good considering he had to do it all on his own.

Might be worth a spare penny or two with the bookies for the classics Thinking

I have to say though the coverage is much better live than Oman 24hrs later.

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posted by stumps [2709 posts]
16th February 2012 - 19:56

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The question arises again.. What kind of rider is EBH?

The last two years he has been struggling with injury during the classics..

Can he be the next Cancellara? The next Kelly? Just wondering..

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posted by seabass89 [235 posts]
17th February 2012 - 0:08

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seabass89 wrote:
The question arises again.. What kind of rider is EBH?

The last two years he has been struggling with injury during the classics..

Can he be the next Cancellara? The next Kelly? Just wondering..

Personally i think he is a mixture of both. He can TT with the best of them and puts in a decent sprint, especially on an uphill / rising finish.

He's possibly to big physique wise to conquer the high mountains so a grand tour seems out of his reach but something like Paris Nice is a defo. Thinking

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posted by stumps [2709 posts]
17th February 2012 - 1:15

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Paris-Nice might be a bit difficult with the uphill TT at the end. It's similar in profile to Old Willunga Hill (a bit harder actually) on which he was 6th. I'd expect him to be up near the leaders though and will probably have him in my team.

posted by Alan Tullett [1437 posts]
17th February 2012 - 10:59

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