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Title: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 01, 2020, 18:43
Tour Colombia 2.1 11th - 16th February

(https://i.imgur.com/GSJd7Bi.png)

Etapa 1: Tunja - Tunja TTT (16.7 km)

(https://i.imgur.com/cmEJcXY.png)

That bump looks more significant on the official profile. Might have a closer look nearer the time.

Etapa 2: Paipa - Duitama (152.4 km)

(https://i.imgur.com/b0agt4P.png)

Not the Duitama circuit.

Etapa 3: Paipa - Sogamoso (177.7 km)

(https://i.imgur.com/jEq3XEX.png)

Etapa 4: Paipa - Santa Rosa de Viterbo (168.6 km)

(https://i.imgur.com/NbZSgM4.png)

Etapa 5: Paipa - Zipaquira (174.9 km)

(https://i.imgur.com/Goar6sJ.png)

Etapa 6: Zipaquira - El Once Verjon (182.6 km)

(https://i.imgur.com/WD4S4kU.png)

In 2018 the base altitude was ~1000m for most days, but obviously going up higher for the climbs and MTFs.

2019 had a couple of days averaging around the 1500m mark, but the rest again higher.

This year it looks like virtually every single kilometre of the race will be at 2500m and higher. :o
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 01, 2020, 18:51
https://tourcolombiauci.com/equipos-tourcolombia-uci-2020/

Competing teams:

Ineos
EF Education First
Movistar
Deceuninck - Quick Step
UAE Team Emirates
Israel Start-Up Nation

Bardiani CSF Faizane
Rally
Uno-X
Novo Nordisk
Vini Zabu - KTM
Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec

Illuminate
Efapel
EPM Scott
Orgullo Paisa
Agrupacion Virgen de Fatima - SaddleDrunk
Canel's Specialized
Super Giros
Amore & Vita
Medellin
Colombia Tierra de Atletas GW

Colombia
Ecuador
Russia
Brazil
Venezuela
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 02, 2020, 20:47
#unox

https://twitter.com/UnoXteam/status/1223499523168899075

Maybe somebody can give us the lowdown on what to expect from the team here? :angel

#ineos

https://twitter.com/TeamINEOS/status/1222550113438126080

Not that he's South American, but still no news on Amador. It's really dragging out.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Drummer Boy on February 02, 2020, 21:19
#ineos

Crazy to think that you could select your squad using only South American riders, and still end up with that much talent on one team. And you also have two other TdF winners in reserve just for fun. Sounds more like a video game.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: t-72 on February 02, 2020, 23:06
#unox

https://twitter.com/UnoXteam/status/1223499523168899075

Maybe somebody can give us the lowdown on what to expect from the team here? :angel


Not much, but breakaway attempts, as I see it! This is not the best #unox team. Then again, the team develops riders and Idar Andersen is perhaps the most interesting subject to speak of in that context. However, as he needs to take the rest of the team with him on stage 1, I think the race doesn't suit him. If it had been an individual time trial he might be in top 10,  if acclimatizing well.

It is largely unknown how these riders will respond to a season starter at altitude, though.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: LukasCPH on February 03, 2020, 07:25
#unox

Maybe somebody can give us the lowdown on what to expect from the team here? :angel
I agree with t-72:
Not much, but breakaway attempts, as I see it!

This isn't the A team. Idar Andersen is U23 #champno, the rest are mainly rouleurs & equipiers. Half of them raced Gylne Gutuer, they won't exactly feel at home in Colombia.

It's the team's first race as a pro team; they know how to manage their own expectations. This is just for experience, and anything on top will be a bonus.

Also interesting to see a company called Northug listed as sponsor - t-72, is this Petter Northug the CX skier?
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Joelsim on February 03, 2020, 09:54
I agree with t-72:
This isn't the A team. Idar Andersen is U23 #champno, the rest are mainly rouleurs & equipiers. Half of them raced Gylne Gutuer, they won't exactly feel at home in Colombia.

It's the team's first race as a pro team; they know how to manage their own expectations. This is just for experience, and anything on top will be a bonus.

Also interesting to see a company called Northug listed as sponsor - t-72, is this Petter Northug the CX skier?

The South American Norway?
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: LukasCPH on February 03, 2020, 09:59
The South American Norway?
Good one! :lol
*cl GP Patagonia[1] & Vuelta a Chiloé[2] are in mid-March. ;)
 1. 1.2, 15 March, first edition, 'warm-up' race almost certainly with the same teams as the big race
 2. 2.2, 18-22 March, 5 stages, 13 teams incl. 7 foreign squads from *nl *ca *mx *co *br *ar (http://13 teams incl. 7 foreign squads from *nl *ca *mx *co *br *ar); all info: vueltaachiloe.cl (http://vueltaachiloe.cl)
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 03, 2020, 12:06
Sosa likely to be out after his crash at the nationals.

#teamco

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EPI_I1wXkAACJY1?format=jpg)

#teamve

https://twitter.com/Fre_Gonzalez/status/1224159335116308482

Let's see how Campos and Quintero get on against the big boys.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Drummer Boy on February 03, 2020, 15:14
Tour Colombia 2.1 11th - 16th February

(https://i.imgur.com/GSJd7Bi.png)

What the hell is that, btw?  :D
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 03, 2020, 15:56
Tbf it doesn't look much like him, but it's a bloodied Lucho Herrera after a stage win at the Tour.

(https://i.imgur.com/uyFyssp.png)
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: t-72 on February 03, 2020, 19:52
Also interesting to see a company called Northug listed as sponsor - t-72, is this Petter Northug the CX skier?

Yes, his company is a is a well known supplier of fast sunglasses. To be honest, I am not sure if it is his company or just a brand owned by others, paying him royalties. Cross country skiers regularly become brands here, Dæhlie and Johaug for example. A slightly more exotic contribution is Kari Traa, a girls sport equipment brand taking its name from a mogul skier. Just to point out it smaller sports can also feed commercial success.
However, no one gets attention like Petter Nordtug, and fast glasses is definetly a success already. How they will sell in Columbia is a different question. A business partnership with Gaviria or Hodeg could be a good idea, Petter.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: LukasCPH on February 03, 2020, 22:05
Yes, his company is a is a well known supplier of fast sunglasses.
How do sunglasses make you fast?
Ski wax I understand. Special garments as well. But sunglasses?
 :dizzy
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: t-72 on February 03, 2020, 22:48
How do sunglasses make you fast?
Ski wax I understand. Special garments as well. But sunglasses?
 :dizzy

Eh... what can I say, cycling's beefeater bend doesn't quite compare to the out-and-out drunkeness of Oslo's Holmenkollen races   :( (this is actually a little bit ironic, but it helped cement the term)

On your own peril:  :-x
https://youtu.be/TN7G3H2YUOc
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Drummer Boy on February 04, 2020, 00:06
On your own peril:  :-x

Good to know that auto-tune sounds exactly the same in all languages.

But I only got as far as...were they peeing on each other's legs?!?!?! :S
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: LukasCPH on February 04, 2020, 06:32
On your own peril:  :-x
:o :lol :dizzy

That's some serious production value invested in all that alcohol. Provided they bought it in *no, of course ... :shh
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 05, 2020, 20:30
 #movistar

https://twitter.com/Movistar_Team/status/1225107719235022848
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 06, 2020, 18:25
#uae

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EQFLRO8XYAAcRai?format=jpg)

http://www.uaeteamemirates.com/uae-team-emirates-announce-team-tour-colombia-2-1/

No Gaviria is a bit of a surprise.

#deceuninck

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EQGRE0tXsAE4e_k?format=jpg)

Good to see Steimle and Frollicks back in action so soon.

#novonordisk

https://twitter.com/SamNBrand/status/1225179644774748160
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 07, 2020, 20:24
#ef

https://twitter.com/EFprocycling/status/1225834190240960512

Captain Uranium is back! :cool

Very unlikely to be competitive though and the team leadership will fall on other shoulders.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Joelsim on February 07, 2020, 20:35
#ef

https://twitter.com/EFprocycling/status/1225834190240960512

Captain Uranium is back! :cool

Very unlikely to be competitive though and the team leadership will fall on other shoulders.

I doubt it'll fall anywhere near Tejay's shoulders.

EF have basically sent the Tour team to Colombia.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Drummer Boy on February 07, 2020, 21:10
Good lord. Is that Teejay flashing the white-boy gang signs? :fp
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Joelsim on February 07, 2020, 21:14
Good lord. Is that Teejay flashing the white-boy gang signs? :fp

Yes. He’s not boring after all, he’s a white gangsta.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Drummer Boy on February 07, 2020, 21:19
Yes. He’s not boring after all, he’s a white gangsta.

From da 'hood.
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lkai7zgBoH1qbljjlo1_400.jpg)
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Joelsim on February 07, 2020, 21:32
Straight outta Brompton.


But seriously, the world’s most boring man trying to gain some street cred. The personification of dad-dancing.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 08, 2020, 19:17
Updated the profiles.



There are a few sprinters here, but outside of Deceuninck I don't see too many teams with the rouleurs to control the race and they won't like being forced into that role with no assistance from others. Maybe we'll see a successful break or more late attacks like last year (by Jungels) to outfox the other team's sprinters.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Joelsim on February 09, 2020, 14:24
Novikov too!
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Mellow Velo on February 09, 2020, 20:43
 I know we watched the race last year, but I seem to recall that the feeds were a bit hit and miss.
ESPN coverage will be locked away, but what's happening with Señal Colombia Deportes?
Anybody know the state of play?
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Mellow Velo on February 10, 2020, 20:47
 Assuming the race is on ESPN in Colombia, I think this site may offer a solution.

https://futbollibre.online/

 Tried all 3 channels and they worked fine for me and there are two chances as it's live on both espn 2 and 3.
Coverage details such as timings and repeats can be found here, but it looks to be around 6pm cet, 5pm in the UK.


http://www.guiaespn.com/?id=410
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 10, 2020, 21:55

Etapa 1: Tunja - Tunja TTT (16.7 km)

(https://i.imgur.com/cmEJcXY.png)

That bump looks more significant on the official profile. Might have a closer look nearer the time.

On Street View the bump is difficult to see, which I think tells us all we need to know.

As for tomorrow's result, anything other than an EF or Deceuninck win would be a major surprise.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Joelsim on February 10, 2020, 22:25
The thing I’m most looking forward to seeing is the crop of youngsters, and no, not Bernal who’s now an elder statesman.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 10, 2020, 22:30
https://colombia.as.com/colombia/2020/02/10/masdeporte/1581357217_886509.html?id_externo_rsoc=CM_CO_TW

Quote
ESPN will broadcast for free all of the stages through its web platform, ESPN Play..... which promises to leave behind the inconveniences of last year

Didn't we get a loop on the coverage of the final climb last year? I'm sure we did otherwise "The World's Best Fans™" knocked over Quintana multiple times instead of once.

The year before, the final stage was a bit shambolic as well. Nobody knew who was where on the road. Was the footage we were watching the break or the attackers out of the peloton? Was there anybody left inbetween the groups? We certainly didn't know until they went past the finishing line camera.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Drummer Boy on February 11, 2020, 00:19
https://tourcolombiauci.com/equipos-tourcolombia-uci-2020/

Competing teams:

Twenty-seven teams?!

Twenty-seven teams?!

27 teams?!

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/17/27th_Lancers_cap_badge.jpg)

Is that the limit, or are there any races with more than that?  :S

Seems like a lot to keep track of. Although, shockingly, there seems to be a fairly decent variety of team-graphics and colors.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Mellow Velo on February 11, 2020, 08:03
 Yes the coverage was extremely loopy last year, but it looks as if we will be OK this year. I had those links working fine on tv last night, so the app can be backup.
 Here's an alternative profile for stage 1. The "climb" looks to be around two km at about 3-4%.

(http://www.cyclingfans.net/2020/images/2020_tour_colombia_stage1_profile1.jpg)
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on February 11, 2020, 08:54
Twenty-seven teams?!

Twenty-seven teams?!

27 teams?!

Is that the limit, or are there any races with more than that?  :S

Seems like a lot to keep track of. Although, shockingly, there seems to be a fairly decent variety of team-graphics and colors.
A team list for Antalya was put up yesterday with 29 teams on it (29x6=174, below the 175 limit for riders in a non-GT race.)

If they had 5 man teams, would they be allowed 35 teams?
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Joelsim on February 11, 2020, 10:17
It's on Tiz too.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 11, 2020, 19:00
https://twitter.com/cycling_360/status/1227304097524703232

Well we got the 1-2 we thought we'd get, but not without some drama. The altitude, strong wind and strong team mates put the hurt on several teams and individual riders.

EF have a nice gap over the rest of the field, but if the winds continue like those today, then that could all disappear in one echelon.

Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: LukasCPH on February 12, 2020, 06:30
Twenty-seven teams?!

Is that the limit, or are there any races with more than that?  :S
A team list for Antalya was put up yesterday with 29 teams on it (29x6=174, below the 175 limit for riders in a non-GT race.)

If they had 5 man teams, would they be allowed 35 teams?
Indeed.
There is a limit on the number of riders in a race, but no limit on the number of teams for races below the WT or ProSeries categories: WT races have to have 7 riders per team (Grand Tours 8 per team), limiting the number of teams at 25 teams for WT races resp. 22 for Grand Tours. ProSeries races even have a minimum number of teams that'll gradually increase over the next years; they have 6 or 7 riders per team, setting the limit at 29 and 25 teams, respectively.

However, a .1 or .2 can set the number of riders per team at 5 (= up to 35 teams) or even 4, meaning up to 44 participating teams! :S

With that in mind, 27 is almost average. :angel
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Joelsim on February 12, 2020, 09:52
Indeed.
There is a limit on the number of riders in a race, but no limit on the number of teams for races below the WT or ProSeries categories: WT races have to have 7 riders per team (Grand Tours 8 per team), limiting the number of teams at 25 teams for WT races resp. 22 for Grand Tours. ProSeries races even have a minimum number of teams that'll gradually increase over the next years; they have 6 or 7 riders per team, setting the limit at 29 and 25 teams, respectively.

However, a .1 or .2 can set the number of riders per team at 5 (= up to 35 teams) or even 4, meaning up to 44 participating teams! :S

With that in mind, 27 is almost average. :angel

You appear to have missed out junior races and the Sunday Club Run in this synopsis Lukas, was that intentional or just an oversight?
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: LukasCPH on February 12, 2020, 10:32
You appear to have missed out junior races and the Sunday Club Run in this synopsis Lukas, was that intentional or just an oversight?
Even I can't think of everything, so I limited myself to UCI races on the elite (and U23) level.
In other words: It was an intentional oversight. :P
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Drummer Boy on February 12, 2020, 11:16
meaning up to 44 participating teams! :S

That would make for quite an "interesting" feed zone.  :o
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Joelsim on February 12, 2020, 11:18
That would make for quite an "interesting" feed zone.  :o
Especially if Fuglsang was involved, the amount he eats!
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Mellow Velo on February 12, 2020, 11:37
That would make for quite an "interesting" feed zone.  :o

FYI the time the race is live is the same as EST. So, midday is midday.
There is also a perfect host feed that doesn't require a VPN or anything. ;)

Be on time in future or you may get a row off Joel. :lol
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on February 12, 2020, 15:58
43, I believe, as the rider max is 175 for anything other than GTs.

But still a recipe for mayhem.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Joelsim on February 12, 2020, 16:49
FYI the time the race is live is the same as EST. So, midday is midday.
There is also a perfect host feed that doesn't require a VPN or anything. ;)

Be on time in future or you may get a row off Joel. :lol

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/517rtkVt%2BvL._AC_.jpg)
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: LukasCPH on February 12, 2020, 18:19
43, I believe, as the rider max is 175 for anything other than GTs.
The max. number is 175 in practice as most races will have 7 riders per team, and 25x7=175.

But in the rules, it is (mostly)176. Quoting UCI rule 2.2.002:
The number of riders starting a road race shall be limited according to the following table:
Category Maximum
Olympic Games 200
UCI World Championships 200
Continental Championships 200
Continental Games 200
Regional Games 200
National Championships 200
UCI WorldTour 176
UCI Europe Tour, UCI America Tour, UCI Asia Tour, UCI Oceania Tour and UCI Africa Tour 176
UCI Nations’ Cups 176
Men Junior 176
One-day races of the UCI Women’s WorldTour and UCI ProSeries 144
Stage races of the UCI Women’s WorldTour and UCI ProSeries 168
Women Class 1 176
Women Class 2 176
UCI Nations’ Cup 176
Women Junior 176
National Calendars 176

2.2.003 says that there can be between 4 and 7 riders per team, the exception being GTs having 8.
WT races have 7, men's ProSeries races can choose 6 or 7, WWT & women's ProSeries one-day races have 6, WWT & women's ProSeries stage races can choose 6 or 7.

Expanding the table above (without the various championship events as they are special cases, we have the following number of maximum teams per race:
Category Maximum riders 8 riders per team 7 riders per team 6 riders per team 5 riders per team 4 riders per team
Grand Tour 176 22
UCI WorldTour 176 25
Men's ProSeries 176 25 29
UCI Europe Tour, UCI America Tour, UCI Asia Tour, UCI Oceania Tour and UCI Africa Tour 176 25 29 35 44
UCI Nations’ Cups 176 25 29 35 44
Men Junior 176 25 29 35 44
One-day races of the UCI Women’s WorldTour and UCI ProSeries 144 24
Stage races of the UCI Women’s WorldTour and UCI ProSeries 168 24
Women Class 1 176 25 29 35 44
Women Class 2 176 25 29 35 44
UCI Nations’ Cup 176 25 29 35 44
Women Junior 176 25 29 35 44
National Calendars 176 25 29 35 44

Remember that this is in theory only. In practice, even the races with the largest number of teams I can think of, the Giro della Regione Friuli and the Baby Giro, limit themselves to 29-33 teams à 5 riders.
Races with only four riders allowed per team are very rare, if not virtually unheard of.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 12, 2020, 19:19
https://twitter.com/wcsbike/status/1227658342702682112

Hodeg still looking for that first win of the season. Not enough speed at the moment, plain and simple. Molano had him for breakfast. Deceuninck to try plan B tomorrow?

Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 12, 2020, 20:49
(https://i.imgur.com/xLdIjmP.png)

They also lost a DS and car for the rest of the race.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 13, 2020, 20:43
https://twitter.com/TeamUAEAbuDhabi/status/1228037274790703106



A familiar looking profile for tomorrow. ;)

Can anybody beat Alaphilippe?
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Joelsim on February 13, 2020, 22:43
https://twitter.com/TeamUAEAbuDhabi/status/1228037274790703106



A familiar looking profile for tomorrow. ;)

Can anybody beat Alaphilippe?

He lost 1’14” today, so I suspect they can. Although he may win the stage.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 14, 2020, 07:52
The stage was what I was talking about. :P

Deceuninck talked beforehand about their target for the race being a stage win. It looks very unlikely that Hodeg will provide that. Plan B might be an option for stage 5, but today is now their main opportunity. It's not a gimme of course for him. Molano or Avila might be able to hang on over the not so steep climb or if the group does get thinned out a late attack on the flat section could steal it.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: search on February 14, 2020, 11:39
well, with his focus on Marion, no wonder Alaphilippe is not in shape at all.

I'd never have picked Tim Merlier for CQ if I had known that he was engaged with Cameron Vdb now, by the way... :fp
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 14, 2020, 20:50
https://twitter.com/wcsbike/status/1228396279774031872

Alaphilippe and Traeen the only Europeans to break the South American hegemony in that first group.

Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 15, 2020, 19:28
https://twitter.com/1anoticiass/status/1228760559786635265

Well Deceuninck did try something to shake up the finale. In the last couple of km they went into a slow corner as the leading train. Exiting the corner the front two went off while the others spread out to semi-block the rest of the peloton. It looked to have worked, but maybe Jungels waited too long to make his move or more likely the altitude made it much tougher for him to make the required effort. Richeze (?) brought the peloton back to dash his former team mate's hopes.

Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Drummer Boy on February 16, 2020, 09:39
Well Deceuninck did try something to shake up the finale.

Wow, that's some serious race IQ from Molano. I'd love to see some on-bike camera footage of that sprint. Some great positioning in a frantic finish, with a perfectly timed kick.

Plus, two Americans in the Top 5?  :o

It's good to see Travis in the thick of things.  :)
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 16, 2020, 12:48
He's showing impressive speed, but positioning wise I don't think he's having to do much.

Apart from the first stage when two I-SUN riders nearly tangled with each, it's all been very polite. No real argy-bargy to get on someone's wheel or two trains fighting to lead things out. UAE seem happy to have let Deceuninck be on the front, Richeze/Molano slot in behind and then I-SUN are nibbling at their heels. The locals and other smaller, foreign teams aren't really part of the positioning equation.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: t-72 on February 16, 2020, 20:08
Not much, but breakaway attempts, as I see it! This is not the best #unox team. Then again, the team develops riders and Idar Andersen is perhaps the most interesting subject to speak of in that context. However, as he needs to take the rest of the team with him on stage 1, I think the race doesn't suit him. If it had been an individual time trial he might be in top 10,  if acclimatizing well.

It is largely unknown how these riders will respond to a season starter at altitude, though.

:fp  :S :angry

I was sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo wrong this time!  :angry

Nothing to say but this:

https://twitter.com/thomas_sperre/status/1229129794916409344
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: t-72 on February 16, 2020, 20:16
Results from the final stage:



GC Results (not yet updated at firstcycling at time of posting, it should fix itself when their elves get some data):


I think the final results should show #unox Torstein Træen in 9th overall. That is best foreigner, and quite a good result from a team of 100% neo-pros! There are a few notable celebrities further down the list.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 16, 2020, 20:26
(https://i.imgur.com/TI4oSo5.png)

What this all about then? A second nationality? A nickname? His favourite type of food?
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: t-72 on February 16, 2020, 20:40
(https://i.imgur.com/TI4oSo5.png)

What this all about then? A second nationality? A nickname? His favourite type of food?

Let me guess - fun? (I don't know much about this guy, he hasn't been very visible in the peloton before now.)
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Joelsim on February 16, 2020, 21:05
(https://i.imgur.com/TI4oSo5.png)

What this all about then? A second nationality? A nickname? His favourite type of food?

Maybe he’s been listening to Lukas, and moved to one of the Norways in South America.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Joelsim on February 16, 2020, 23:37
Young Ardila, after nearly 9 months off, managed to stay with the lead group until the last 2km. Got a feeling this boy is going to be good.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Leadbelly on February 17, 2020, 08:57
https://twitter.com/YallaIsraelSUN/status/1229208715741614081

Lots and lots of fans were out to see the last stage. More than a million if some reports are to be believed. The percentage of good fans to idiot fans is probably no different to anywhere else in the world, but if you multiply the very small percentage by 1000000+ you unfortunately still end up with a big number of fools running very close to the riders, sticking mobiles in their faces and nearly causing accidents.
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: LukasCPH on February 19, 2020, 10:50
I think the final results should show #unox Torstein Træen in 9th overall. That is best foreigner, and quite a good result from a team of 100% neo-pros! There are a few notable celebrities further down the list.
Technically, Caicedo is the best foreigner ... :P
... but as Ecuadorian, he's also Latin American.

Træen is definitely best European, and that isn't something I expected at all. I remember him standing at the finish on Păltiniș in 2015, having raced in support of Øivind Lukkedal (who was defending the youth jersey) and finishing way behind himself.
The Sibiu Tour is a good source of talent - after all, the other Sibiu alumnus who raced in Colombia was one Egan Bernal. :D
Title: Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
Post by: Drummer Boy on February 21, 2020, 03:40
This thread would be incomplete without the greatest highlight of the week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsignrQ3Drk