Velorooms - Cycling Forum

Professional Cycling => Road Races => Topic started by: Leadbelly on December 29, 2018, 13:47

Title: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on December 29, 2018, 13:47
Tour Colombia 2.1 12th - 17th February

(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1065098778250743808/206BHlHs_400x400.jpg)

Etapa 1: Medellín TTT (14 km)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/2u4h1xc.png)

Etapa 2: La Ceja – La Ceja (150.5 km)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/2mfjhc6.png)

Etapa 3: Circuito en Llanogrande (167.6 km)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/2zxtgex.png)

Etapa 4: Circuito en Medellín (144 km)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/2lsijpv.png)

Etapa 5: La Unión – La Ceja – La Unión (176.8 km)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/1sld6o.png)

Etapa 6: El Retiro – Alto Las Palmas (173.5 km)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/4m6vd.png)

A quality start list is anticipated plus high altitude, but not much climbing until the final few km of the final two stages.
Title: Re: [2.1] Colombia 2.1
Post by: Drummer Boy on December 29, 2018, 23:11
no real climbing until the final 15km of the final stage.

Are you sure you've got the right country here? :slow

(https://cdn.britannica.com/s:700x450/48/139848-004-E406D4FE.jpg)
Title: Re: [2.1] Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on December 30, 2018, 09:29
I can't find the tweet or article now, but Uran was talking about how they can't make it too hard or the big stars just won't come. It's an early season race à la San Luis, San Juan or TDU. So the riders get to stay in the same hotel for the duration of the race and the stages are "easy" enough so that it can almost be used as an extension of a training camp and only have to give it a go on the last day.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: LukasCPH on December 30, 2018, 18:19
The official profiles are apparently misleading to say the least. Compare with La Flamme Rouge:
https://twitter.com/laflammerouge16/status/1079078551679315968

The circuits with the climbs on stages 2-5 are shown only once on the official profiles when they are actually raced several times:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DvmoHY0WsAMdK41.jpg)
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on January 19, 2019, 20:49
#teamco

https://tourcolombiauci.com/einer-rubio-comandara-la-seleccion-colombia-manzana-postobon-en-el-tour-colombia-2-1/

Einer Augusto Rubio (Team Vejus Aran Cucine)
Javier Ignacio Montoya (Beltrami Hopplá)
Sebastián Castaño (Beltrami Hopplá)
Álvaro Duarte (Forca Amskins Racing)
Juan Esteban Arango
Marvin Angarita

Chaves, Atapuma and Pantano had prior engagements.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on January 24, 2019, 05:52
Invited teams:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DxogXvSWwAAA_NT.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DxogXvSWsAA4euz.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DxogXvXXQAc8uL3.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DxogXvWX0AAgbev.jpg)
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: search on January 24, 2019, 06:27
quite a healthy size of a peloton this will be :dizzy
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: LukasCPH on January 24, 2019, 09:21
Invited teams:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DxogXvXXQAc8uL3.jpg)
Aevolo, Orgullo Paisa, BetPlay, and Deprisa still have to get on the UCI's list.
Just under three weeks to go ... ;)

quite a healthy size of a peloton this will be :dizzy
I am disappointed. :P
They could have invited one more team and still stay within the 176-rider limit (at six riders per team)!
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: rote_laterne on January 26, 2019, 19:34
Could there be a conflict of interest especially with the two Manzana Postobón teams?

Team Manzana Postobón
Selección Colombia Manzana Postobón

Coldeportes Bicicletas Strongman
Coldeportes Zenú
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: LukasCPH on January 26, 2019, 21:49
Could there be a conflict of interest especially with the two Manzana Postobón teams?

Team Manzana Postobón
Selección Colombia Manzana Postobón

Coldeportes Bicicletas Strongman
Coldeportes Zenú
"Selección Colombia Manzana Postobón" is a national team with riders from amateur teams or (European) Contis not invited to the race. I don't think they will be conspiring with #manzana.

The two Coldeportes-sponsored Colombian Conti teams are rivals, or at least were rivals until this year. Don't think they will suddenly start riding as one team.

But I do wonder, though, is how two teams with the same main sponsor are allowed to start the same UCI race ... :shh
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: rote_laterne on January 27, 2019, 13:01
"Selección Colombia Manzana Postobón" is a national team with riders from amateur teams or (European) Contis not invited to the race. I don't think they will be conspiring with #manzana.

The two Coldeportes-sponsored Colombian Conti teams are rivals, or at least were rivals until this year. Don't think they will suddenly start riding as one team.

But I do wonder, though, is how two teams with the same main sponsor are allowed to start the same UCI race ... :shh

Thanks.
I guess it's again a case of sometimes the rules are applied sometimes not.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 02, 2019, 15:52
https://twitter.com/zonacycling/status/1091721036473790464

Uran is suffering from "discomfort in one of his ankles" and will now ride in support of Martinez at the race.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 04, 2019, 14:50
#movistar

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DykTm4wWsAU6wgr.jpg)

Quintana and Anacona will be the leaders.

#bardiani

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DyPqnJ7X4AEuPVz.jpg)

Guardini picked up a couple of top-tens last year.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: LukasCPH on February 04, 2019, 15:33
Anacona
After San Juan, could he become a double Winner? :lol
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 06, 2019, 18:44
#sky

https://twitter.com/TeamSky/status/1093191240001220608

#ef

https://twitter.com/EFprocycling/status/1092929248334094336
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 07, 2019, 08:47
#aevolo

https://twitter.com/Aevolo_Cycling/status/1093305593488494592

A baptism of fire for some of these guys.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 10, 2019, 10:19
Lots of team news.

#neri

https://cyclingpro.net/spaziociclismo/continental/tour-colombia-2019-confermati-i-sei-della-neri-sottoli/

Dayer Quintana
Luca Pacioni
Liam Bertazzo
Sebastian Schonberger
Etienne Van Empel
Lorenzo Fortunato

Pacioni did well at San Juan with a couple of top-5 finishes. It wouldn't surprise me if he can repeat that with the less stacked sprint field here.

#medellin

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzB8Y3SW0AEP7QM.jpg)

Last year Sevilla found Colombia a tougher nut to crack than San Juan. Probably the same this time round. A target this year for the team might be the KoM. In 2018 there were very few points available to the break, but this year it's a bit different. Beltran or Tejeda could go for that.

#astana

https://twitter.com/AstanaTeam/status/1094213952479866880
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 10, 2019, 10:35
I told you there was lots.

#teamec

https://twitter.com/ECUADORolimpico/status/1094240186945425408

None of the best youngsters are here as they're over in Cameroon. The only team there to put up a fight to the all conquering Eritreans.

#orgullo

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dy-amNRWwAIWAUf.jpg)

#coldeportes

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dy9io_lWoAEPlnG.jpg)

#gw

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dy5DNvrX0AAydgr.jpg)

Disappointing Tachira for them.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: just some guy on February 11, 2019, 05:53
Wow so many people at the team presentation
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 11, 2019, 10:32
Wow so many people at the team presentation

https://twitter.com/RenaudB31/status/1094841664391262208
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 11, 2019, 10:41
ESPN Colombia is the host broadcaster this year and will be probably be geo-blocked. They'll broadcast the last two hours of each stage.

Approximate stage finish times (GMT):

Stage 1 - 18:00
Stage 2 - 17:30
Stage 3 - 18:00
Stage 4 - 17:30
Stage 5 - 18:30
Stage 6 - 18:30
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Mellow Velo on February 11, 2019, 11:12
ESPN Colombia is the host broadcaster this year and will be probably be geo-blocked. They'll broadcast the last two hours of each stage.

Approximate stage finish times (GMT):

Stage 1 - 18:00
Stage 2 - 17:30
Stage 3 - 18:00
Stage 4 - 17:30
Stage 5 - 18:30
Stage 6 - 18:30

So, no Señal Colombia this year, which probably means that nobody can watch outside of Colombia.
Once again, globalizing sports hits the brick wall that is the ever expanding world of ppv. :(
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 11, 2019, 11:30


http://firstcycling.com/race.php?r=8519&y=2019&k=start

With the jumbo number of teams here, you probably need to visit the site to see all the teams.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 12, 2019, 05:33
TTT start order:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzK9rV3WwAAhPqd.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzK9r1IWsAAyMVw.jpg)

Add 5 hours for the UK and 6 for continental Europe.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Joelsim on February 12, 2019, 10:31
I can't see past Bernal for this, maybe Alaphilippe, given the TTT.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 12, 2019, 19:23
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzOg9qqWoAEfIle.jpg)

Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 13, 2019, 20:29
https://twitter.com/DaniPiloni/status/1095780297860362253

That's about all you need to see ...... or could see. ;)



If Gaviria is ill then the chances of successful breaks over the next couple of days will be much higher.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 14, 2019, 05:34
https://twitter.com/TourColombiaUCI/status/1095875262678532096

I think this is the Colombian Federation distancing themselves from the TV debacle (but didn't they give the contract to ESPN?). Hopefully things will improve, but in such a short time what can they do....
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: LukasCPH on February 14, 2019, 07:45
I think this is the Colombian Federation distancing themselves from the TV debacle (but didn't they give the contract to ESPN?). Hopefully things will improve, but in such a short time what can they do....
Well, the Colombian federation ... The less said, the better. :-x
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 15, 2019, 05:37
https://twitter.com/TeamUAEAbuDhabi/status/1096120889027059712

There was a show yesterday, in both racing and TV terms. Carapaz, Uran and few others gave it a go on the final lap. The attacks never looked like succeeding, but it was good for the race after the bad PR of stage two.

Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 16, 2019, 07:27
https://youtu.be/j_z5aVIPPMw

With hindsight and knowing that Hodeg and Richeze didn't make the front group, this wouldn't have been too unexpected. The stranger thing is Molano's absence after winning the day before on a harder looking circuit.

Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Joelsim on February 16, 2019, 19:53
Superman looked very strong today, just rode away from the bunch with several km to go. No one could go with him. Then dragged Carapaz and Ala up to the leaders. Was never going to beat Dartagnan in a sprint though.

Blimey though, what a wealth of talent.

Lopez, Bernal, Uran Uran Uran Uran, Sosa, Nairo, Martinez, Henao, Anacona and the 20 year old Osorio who finished with Quintana's group.

Oh, and Dayer.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 16, 2019, 20:36
https://twitter.com/Alpe__dHuez/status/1096835453427335168

Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 18, 2019, 09:13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55laxi1R4s4

The "World's Best Fans™" nearly ruined it, but it turned out to be an exciting final climb.



(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dzqjr3rXQAAjtel.jpg)

A better trophy is urgently required.

Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Mellow Velo on February 18, 2019, 13:15
Not the greatest video but 40 seconds of footage of said crash.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmMFnRyqX8A
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Joelsim on February 18, 2019, 18:50
I think I saw that about five times last night on that stream which kept going backwards! Blimey Quintana's been knocked off his bike again, just 4 minutes after the last time!