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Re: Arctic Race of Norway
« on: August 11, 2017, 22:40 »
What's this about "Not So Special" Breschel punching Jensen today?

hmm..apparently he did, but no one wants to tell why

anyway, tomorrow there's

Stage 3: Lyngseidet - Finnvikdalen (Tromsø) 185.5 km

The decisive part of the stage is probably the final climb up Finvikdalen with an MTF at about 280 meters above sea level. This being the Arctic means that 280 meters above sea level, vegetation-wise it is the equivalent of the high alpine zone, with little tree cover. This means a wind exposed climb at least the first two-thirds of the way and maybe also all the way to the top depending on wind direction and strength.

Before that there's a start in some of Norway's less well known beautiful Fjord Terrain (Lyngenfjord) and few speed bumps to deal with along the way, but it is hard to get to any other conclusion than #bmc Dylant Teuns will win this stage and cement the overall win today. Alternatively #katusha Rein Taramee may take the stage, but he is a long way down on GC due to a puncture on the first stage.

There's always the possibility for an unexpected win. A rider like #tss Andreas Vangstad or #joker Carl Fredrik Hagen may be allowed to go and maybe #sunweb Sindre Lunke has a few trix up his sleeve. Strong winds could also upset the orderly progression!

In the GC there's a whole lot of people <30 secs down, so this race is not over yet! However, you need to be stronger than Dylan Teuns and BMC to win...

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