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Post by Lowlandbrit on Sun 15 Jan 2017, 10:11 pm

Big changes for the WorldTour this season, with 10 races added to the calendar (although teams won't be required to enter all of them yet). No Italian teams this year, with Lampre becoming UAE Abu Dhabi.


AG2R La Mondiale (ALM - FRA)

Astana (AST - KAZ)

Bahrain-Merida (TBM - BRN)

BMC (BMC - USA)

BORA-hansgrohe (BOH - GER)

Cannondale Drapac (CDT - USA)

Dimension Data (DDD - RSA)

FDJ (FDJ - FRA)

Katusha-Alpecin (KAT - SUI)

LottoNL-Jumbo (TLJ - NED)

Lotto Soudal (LTS - BEL)

Movistar (MOV - ESP)

Orica-Scott (ORS - AUS)

Quick-Step Floors (QST - BEL)

Sky (SKY - GBR)

Sunweb (SUN - GER)

Trek-Segafredo (TFS - USA)

UAE Abu Dhabi (UAD - UAE)
World Tour races:
RaceWinner
Santos Tour Down Under (17/1-22/1)Richie Porte (BMC)
Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (29/1)Nikias Arndt (SUN)
Abu Dhabi Tour (23/2-26/2)Rui Costa (UAD)
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Elite (25/2)Greg Van Avermaet (BMC)
Strade Bianche (4/3)Michał Kwiatkowski (SKY)
Paris-Nice (5/3-12/3)Sergio Henao (SKY)
Tirreno-Adriatico (8/3-14/3)Nairo Quintana (MOV)
Milano-San Remo (18/3)Michał Kwiatkowski (SKY)
Volta a Catalunya (20/3-26/3)Alejandro Valverde (MOV)
Dwars Door Vlaanderen (22/3)Yves Lampaert (QST)
Record Bank E3 Harelbeke (24/3)Greg Van Avermaet (BMC)
Gent-Wevelgem In Flanders Fields (26/3)Greg Van Avermaet (BMC)
Ronde van Vlaanderen (2/4)Philippe Gilbert (QST)
Vuelta al Pais Vasco (3/4-8/4)Alejandro Valverde (MOV)
Paris-Roubaix (9/4)Greg Van Avermaet (BMC)
Amstel Gold Race (16/4)Philippe Gilbert (QST)
La Flèche Wallonne (19/4)Alejandro Valverde (MOV)
Liège-Bastogne-Liège (23/4)Alejandro Valverde (MOV)
Tour de Romandie (25/4-30/4)Richie Porte (BMC)
Eschborn-Frankfurt - Rund um den Finanzplatz (1/5)Alexander Kristoff (KAT)
Giro d'Italia (5/5-28/5)Tom Dumoulin (SUN)
Amgen Tour of California (14/5-20/5)George Bennett (TLJ)
Critérium du Dauphiné (4/6-11/6)-------------------- (---)
Tour de Suisse (10/6-18/6)-------------------- (---)
Tour de France (1/7-23/7)-------------------- (---)
Clásica de San Sebastián (29/7)-------------------- (---)
Tour de Pologne (29/7-4/8)-------------------- (---)
Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic (30/7)-------------------- (---)
Eneco Tour (7/8-13/8)-------------------- (---)
La Vuelta a España (19/8-10/9)-------------------- (---)
Cyclassics Hamburg (20/8)-------------------- (---)
Bretagne Classic Ouest-France (27/8)-------------------- (---)
GP de Québec (8/9)-------------------- (---)
GP de Montréal (10/9)-------------------- (---)
Il Lombardia (7/10)-------------------- (---)
Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey (10/10-15/10)-------------------- (---)
Gree Tour of Guangxi (19/10-24/10)-------------------- (---)


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Re: 2017 season thread

Post by Ozzy3213 on Mon 23 Jan 2017, 4:34 pm

Good win for Richie Porte after his previous second places at the TDU.
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Post by Azabache on Wed 08 Feb 2017, 4:48 pm

How sad that there are no Italian teams.

And no sign of a Basque (Euskadi).

Disgraceful actually....

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Post by Ozzy3213 on Thu 23 Feb 2017, 10:06 am

I've just blogged again and this one is solely cycling related...

https://bikesballsandwellbeing.wordpress.com/
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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sun 09 Apr 2017, 3:47 pm

I'm about to win a ton on Paris Roubaix courtesy of GVA and Stybar
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Post by Lowlandbrit on Sun 09 Apr 2017, 4:21 pm

I sometimes wonder how much of GVA's success has to do with Boonen's retirement finally coming into view.

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Post by Just John on Sat 22 Apr 2017, 9:33 am

Michele Scarponi has died aged 37, following a collision with a van.

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Post by Lowlandbrit on Sun 07 May 2017, 4:08 pm

What a move by Quick-Step to get Gaviria the stage and pink jersey.

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Sun 07 May 2017, 4:49 pm

Lowlandbrit wrote:What a move by Quick-Step to get Gaviria the stage and pink jersey.

Any tips for the Giro? Any outsiders? Looks fairly wide open for the top 10
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Post by Lowlandbrit on Mon 08 May 2017, 5:43 pm

It's probably going to come down to what kind of shape Quintana is in and how much effort he wants to put in before the Tour. Would love to see Kruijswijk and Jungels back up their rides from last year.

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Post by Fernando on Tue 09 May 2017, 11:23 am

An Angry Frenchman knocked Froome off his bike on a training ride.

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Post by Just John on Wed 10 May 2017, 5:47 pm

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Post by Azabache on Thu 11 May 2017, 2:41 pm

I was delighted to find highlights on Quest (Freeview) channel most nights; it's edited coverage from Eurosport.

(For those of us with long memories going right back to the 1970s who would never, ever pay a penny to Murdoch.)

Nibali is up there, so hopefully no lasting effects from the dreadful crash on that awful Olympic course.

They were calling Quintana the world's best climber; I'm not so sure...anyway, let's see what unfolds...

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Post by Lowlandbrit on Tue 16 May 2017, 7:05 pm

Tom Dumoulin puts on a clinic, and suddenly Quintana needs 2'23 + change before the TT on the final day.

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Post by Just John on Sat 20 May 2017, 7:46 pm

Classification after stage 14

1 - DUMOULIN Tom 0’ 00”
2 - QUINTANA Nairo 02’ 47”
3 - PINOT Thibaut 03’ 25”
4 - NIBALI V 03’ 40”
5 -ZAKARIN Ilnur 04’ 24”

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Post by Azabache on Mon 22 May 2017, 10:36 am

It's looking like Quintana is another "Eternal Second"; he'll always find a lanky hard nut (e.g. Dumoulin, Froome) quite able to hold him on climbs. Shame-I'd love to see a Latin American win the TdF. But at least he's got one Giro in the bag.

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Post by Ozzy3213 on Mon 22 May 2017, 3:53 pm

I want Dumoulin or Mollema to win before it started as I'm not a big fan of Quintana, so I'm well pleased with how Dumoulin is going.
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Post by Azabache on Mon 22 May 2017, 3:59 pm

Dumoulin seems to have it all but I recall him running out of steam last year? He's certainly a very likeable chap which seems to endear him to all. Let's hope he can endure....

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Post by Ozzy3213 on Mon 22 May 2017, 4:07 pm

It will be a big week ahead for him. If he comes through and stays the course he'll have earned the win.
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Post by Just John on Tue 23 May 2017, 7:29 pm

'Dumoulin's rivals smell their chance'

Brilliant commentary

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly on Wed 24 May 2017, 10:25 am

Should the peloton have waited for him? I am inclined to think they should've done...
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Post by Lowlandbrit on Sat 27 May 2017, 4:39 pm

1- Quintana
2- Nibali (0'39)
3- Pinot (0'43)
4- Dumoulin (0'53)
5- Zakarin (1'15)
6- Pozzovivo (1'30)
7- Mollema (3'03)
8- Yates (6'50)
9- Jungels (7'18)

29,3 km left...

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Post by Just John on Sun 28 May 2017, 4:42 pm

Dumoulin wins the Giro by 31 seconds. Quintana second & Nibali in third

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Post by Just John on Sun 11 Jun 2017, 3:22 pm

Fuglsang wins the Criterium du Dauphine

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