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https://twitter.com/CascadeCycling/status/889183821576491008

Carpenter sounding rather cool, calm and collected. It was interesting he didn't bother picking up bonuses at the intermediates on stage two, but this way his team doesn't have to defend, they can just attack today.
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    https://twitter.com/CascadeCycling/status/889212188216377344

    Santos won the KoM. Could be close between him and Cepeda for the final jersey.
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    Was it the Irish Nats where they pulled the women over so the men could go by? Well they didn't do that here at Cascade which is good, but unfortunately the passing point was in the final 500m of both races ........ I'll see if any footage emerges, but you can guess what happened.

    https://twitter.com/GordFraser/status/889236659643875329

    http://www.cascade-classic.org/carpenter-defends-cascade-title-in-chaotic-finish/

    Bassett might have won the stage, but anyway Carpenter did enough and got some bonuses on the line to take the win. As I said above he's cool, calm, collected and we can probably add confident to that as well. He felt he could leave it to the final stage and the final few metres indeed, and he duly got his reward.





    You might have heard in the build-up to this race of the brouhaha over the difference in prize money between the men's and women's events. Some local businesses and the sponsors stepped up to the plate to solve that for this year, but in all likelihood it means that this will just be a one year excursion back into UCI territory for the race.
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    ..... but in all likelihood it means that this will just be a one year excursion back into UCI territory for the race.

    It might not even exist at all.

    https://twitter.com/thebulletin/status/889533888808206336
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    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/chaos-at-cascade-costs-bassett-chance-at-stage-win/

    Gord Fraser not happy at all especially since this isn't the first time this has happened at the race (something similar occurred in 2011 as well).

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    "They've had past experiences here, so they should a least have a better battle plan for this type of situation that could occur," Fraser told Cyclingnews. "I'm just shaking my head, and they're just shrugging their shoulders like it's not their fault, and it completely is."

    "We invest a lot of money to come to Cascade ... and this is the kind of organisation we get?"

    "I know [race director] Chad [Sperry] and everybody here is on the fence about having this race again, but honestly, if this is the type of product we get, we're never coming back."
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    Tour Cycliste International de la Guadeloupe 28th July - 6th August



    Prologue  »  Pointe a Pitre  ›  Pointe a Pitre TT (2.1km)

    Stage 1  »  Pointe-à-Pitre - Lamentin (167km)

    Stage 2a  »  Lamentin - Gourbeyre (100km)

    Stage 2b  »  Gourbeyre - Saint-Claude TT (7km)

    Stage 3  »  Gourbeyre - Vieux-Habitants (150km)

    Stage 4  »  Vieux-Habitants - Bouillante (135km)

    Stage 5  »  Bouillante - Deshaies (143.3 km)

    Stage 6  »  Deshaies - Saine-Anne (150km)

    Stage 7  »  Sainte-Anne - Capesterre (158km)

    Stage 8a  »  Capesterre - Abymes (110km)

    Stage 8b  »  Abymes - Abymes TT (21km)

    Stage 9  »  Abymes - Baie-Mahault (126.4 km)

    Pretty exciting race last time. Let's hope for more of the same this time round.
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    Nice Cycling Team  :rofl:

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    Nice Cycling Team  :rofl:
    Well, it says "liste des équipes invitées", not "liste des équipes participantes". ;)
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    https://twitter.com/directvelo/status/890616540478963713

    Some familiar faces riding. Names to watch out for include:

    Monier (the defending champ), Ramothe, Chacon, Turpin, Milan, Torres, Brenes, Fournet-Fayard, Pereira, Thomasson, Vimpere, Carene, Ubeto, Nava, Murillo, Kwiatkowski (not that one), Okubamariam, Eustache, Cidolit etc etc etc.
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    http://la1ere.francetvinfo.fr/tv/direct (stream might work)

    The TV guide says it's starting shortly, but the roadbook says the first rider is off in ~2h. :S
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    http://la1ere.francetvinfo.fr/tv/direct (stream might work)

    The TV guide says it's starting shortly, but the roadbook says the first rider is off in ~2h. :S

    Just went live.
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    This is what happens when you go to bed early. You miss all the excitement.....

    http://la1ere.francetvinfo.fr/guadeloupe/prologue-du-tour-cycliste-guadeloupe-ete-annule-496947.html
    http://la1ere.francetvinfo.fr/guadeloupe/tour1ere-epreuve-annulee-tour-continue-496979.html

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    Theater, in the middle of the prologue, this afternoon. The College of Commissioners announced that the prologue to the 67th Tour Cycliste de Guadeloupe was canceled.

    As soon as the first starts, some riders complain. One after the other, or almost, they are sent back to their technical car, to make modifications to their bike.

    The UCI regulations require that the bikes, for a time trial, respect precise dimensions. Now, they are several in breach.
    Respecting the regulations to the letter, the president of the commissaires' panel, Isabel Maria Fernandes, refuses to take the start without the necessary adjustments.

    Last-minute changes which cause the departure, late, for some and some movements of mood, in others. This is the case of Daniel Junon of Gwada Bikers 118, who openly "discusses" the decision of the International Commissioner. She then puts him out of the race. He is therefore excluded from the Tour cycliste.

    A few minutes later, the same fate is reserved for Boris Carène (CCD), double winner of the Tour.

    At the checkpoint, the spirits get hot ... The runners, the public (the crowd invaded the start line of the prologue) ... The tension rises ... The decision is therefore made to cancel the prologue.

    They chickened out of their initial decision though and have reinstated Junon and Carene.
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    https://twitter.com/guadeloupe_1ere/status/891311797583720448

    Handy little gif of today's stage.

    Racing underway and the stream is working. Pretty big break.

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    Racing underway
    Which is more than could be said about the prologue ... :-x :P
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    https://twitter.com/IntejaDCT/status/891360004200161280

    Sarabia and Buttner led the way for most of the stage, but with a large intermediate group of riders in between them and the peloton. The successful move came just after they were caught by the pursuers with Amores, Savickas, Almeida, Okubamariam and Tortelier going clear. The rest were hoovered up by the peloton.

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    Today's second stage is a short uphill TT. Virtually a re-run of the stage last year which Fournet-Fayard won.
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    Today's second stage is a short uphill TT. Virtually a re-run of the stage last year which Fournet-Fayard won.



    He just missed out on the stage win, but took the leader's jersey as consolation. It was another previous winner of the stage, Juan Murillo, who took the honours. Last year's champion Monier rounding out the podium.

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    Vuelta a Colombia 1st - 13th August







    What with Utah and Guadeloupe both overlapping with this race, it means a minimalistic Vuelta at least to begin with.
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    Carene making a significant jump up the GC.
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    By the way, I'm impressed and surprised by just how many races #teamch does. Cottbus-Görlitz-Cottbus, then Alsace last week, now they're jetting all the way to Colombia ... where do they get the money for a program like that?

    Oh, right. They're Swiss. :D
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    Win #2 for Murillo as the yellow jersey came under sustained attack on a day "with a strong mountainous percentage".



    Just four riders left within two minutes in the GC.
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    I thought Manzana might have a good chance today.....with a different rider mind.
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