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dave atkinson [6262 posts] 3 years ago
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today

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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There's still no 'official' startlist as the tour de med website still shows a list from December but the most up to date listing seems to be here:

http://www.cyclingfever.com/editie.html?detp=view&_ap=startlijst&editie_...

worth a look before the race is opened.

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TERatcliffe26 [4660 posts] 3 years ago
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The cycling fever startlist has had pretty full rosters for about 3 weeks now (unlike some races with less than a week to go)

startlist is also here http://www.procyclingstats.com/race/118118022-Tour-Mediterraneen-Cyclist...

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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The cycling fever start list has been changing though, I updated the start list about 10 days ago and again today and there were changes in between.

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 3 years ago
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Don't think Johnny Hoogerland will be riding  39

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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He's still technically on the start list for the race and the Vaconsoleil reserves are all riding already so we'll have to wait and see who replaces him. You never know, he's a hard man, he might ride  19

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eaju [1 post] 3 years ago
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and where we can find the race profiles?

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James Warrener [1083 posts] 3 years ago
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Amazingly I thought your purist team followed you all year  2

So I am out of the Tour of Qatar (purist).

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Yeah, I can't find any proper profiles but each of those docs tells you what climbs are included (GPM points) along with altitudes so you can get a rough idea of the days.

Unfortunately, when you drop below world tour level the amount of information available for races is pretty poor.

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sanderville [349 posts] 3 years ago
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TERatcliffe26 wrote:

Ive not seen any pictoral profiles, however the route and mountain heights etc are on the website

Man, you know it's serious when you're looking at stuff like that to try and pick a team. But well done, TERs, I couldn't even find their website.

I'm looking on Bing maps to check out the likely profiles. Should I see a doctor or just have more tequila?

Also, I'm very pleaesd to see that Tommy V has been upgraded by road.cc from AR to GC. That should be prominent amongst his palmares.

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rcorbin [212 posts] 3 years ago
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picked a team but what the hell is Greipel doing there?!? Extra leg work?

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simon F [1003 posts] 3 years ago
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Courtesy of www.gpsvisualizer.com :- some profiles. I don't guarantee their accuracy as I had to hand draw the routes in Google maps and some the of site's map pics don't match well with the route books. Should give a rough idea though.

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simon F [1003 posts] 3 years ago
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For anyone who wants to draw their own, bigger, profile pics or who thinks they can do a better job of the maps, I've attached the source kml files, zipped up.

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Simon_MacMichael [2467 posts] 3 years ago
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rcorbin wrote:

picked a team but what the hell is Greipel doing there?!? Extra leg work?

Total guess, but I'm wondering Milan-San Remo? Good practice for it.

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NeilG83 [302 posts] 3 years ago
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The Stage 2 time trial should be very interesting. 20km of exposed road with the Med on one side and the Etang de Thau on the other; and then up Mont St. Clair in Sete which averages 15%!

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NeilG83 [302 posts] 3 years ago
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No profiles, but videos showing the last few kms of each stage here: http://www.letourmed.fr/videos.html

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Hoogerland removed from the start list although no replacement confirmed yet, I'd also avoid AG2Rs Julien Berard as he appears to be riding the Tour of Qatar at the moment  39

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simon F [1003 posts] 3 years ago
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Some profiles above - not very good. I've got better ones but nowhere to post them - they're too wide to go on here. You can generate your own using the kml files I posted using google earth or gpsvisualizer (I have no connection with them).

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northstar [1108 posts] 3 years ago
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There's some profiles on steephill.tv here http://www.steephill.tv/tour-mediterraneen/

Which more or less match up with Mr F's above

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 3 years ago
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At the request of Simon F, I've hosted them

http://gkam84.tk/tour-med/

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simon F [1003 posts] 3 years ago
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Many thanks to gkam84. You can see all the profiles on one page now  1 If you go to look, have a browse round his blog as well. Well worth reading/watching.

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ray silvester [1836 posts] 3 years ago
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rcorbin wrote:

picked a team but what the hell is Greipel doing there?!? Extra leg work?

My idea of the Stage 1 winner!!

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stevemarks [471 posts] 3 years ago
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Pinotti and Lodewyck shown in BMC team on pro cycling stats and cycling fever but not on start list? Also Sep van Marck just finished in Mallorca......

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stevemarks [471 posts] 3 years ago
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They also say Vichot is riding?

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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I checked the lists a couple of hours ago and they weren't on, plan was to do a full check tonight to pick up late changes and Vaconsoleil's replacement for Hoogerland so the list will be updated again before the race starts.

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Done the full update and there's some fairly hefty changes. I was expecting a few but now there's no Renshaw, no Voigt, no Bak or Henderson, Millar, Bobridge, Vanmarcke and Astraloza to name a few of the big names.

Plus most of the smaller teams have decided to rework their teams too.

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Gkam84 [9092 posts] 3 years ago
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I've chucked in a few riders to each team, will be running them both as purist as I am doing Qatar, getting Oman ready to open......plus details of the Med are sketchy to see the least  20

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drheaton [3318 posts] 3 years ago
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Yeah, my standard team won't have many transfers made except before/after the ITT. Won't be over thinking it though, just picking on instinct.

I'm also not looking forward to scoring this, given the ToQ is an ASO race and results are patchy I can only imagine how long it'll take me to do these.

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TERatcliffe26 [4660 posts] 3 years ago
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Im curious about the Volta too, looks like they may not be updating the website

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