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Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2018
« on: January 16, 2018, 11:15 »
Vuelta a San Juan 21st - 28th January



San Juan  - Pocito, 148,9 km



Peri Lago Punta Negra - Peri Lago Punta Negra, 149,9 km



San Juan - San Juan, CRI 14,4 km



San José Jachal - Valle Fértil/Villa San Martín, 182,8 km



San Martín - Alto Colorado, 169,5 km



San Juan/Cantoni - Difunta Correa - San Juan/Cantoni, 152,6 km



San Juan - San Juan (Circuito de cirunvalación), 141,3 km




List of competing teams:

Bahrain Merida - Nibali
Quick-Step - Gaviria and Richeze
Trek Segafredo - Pantano
UAE Team Emirates - Atapuma
Movistar - Sepulveda
Lotto Soudal - Benoot
Bora Hansgrohe - Majka

Israel Cycling Academy - Sbaragli and Avila
UnitedHealthcare - McCabe
Androni Sidermec Bottechia - Torres
Willier Triestina
Caja Rural Seguros

SEP San Juan - Diaz, Dotti and Rodriguez
Municipalidad de Pocito
Asociación Civil Mardán
Asociación Civil Agrupación Virgen de Fátima - Richeze, Escuela and Naranjo
Municipalidad de Rawson Somos Todos
Trevigiani Phonix-Hemus - Tivani and Montoya
Medellin Inder - Sevilla
Canel's Specialized - Villalobos
Coldeportes Zenus Sello Rojo - Cano

Italy
Argentina
Uruguay
Chile
Cuba
Brazil - Andriato

Last two hours of each stage will be broadcast on ESPN, so streams should be available.
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2018
    « Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 14:10 »
    Ah yes, the annual crashfest. Always gets the big Italian names out of bed early in the year though.
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2018
    « Reply #2 on: January 16, 2018, 20:00 »
    Hope nobody put down Delko-Marseille as their Not So Winners... nominee. Ozzer recruit Brenton Jones won the second stage of La Tropicale today. Wonder how he'll get on in Europe.

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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2018
    « Reply #3 on: January 20, 2018, 20:55 »
    Hope nobody put down Delko-Marseille as their Not So Winners... nominee.

    However there's been no win for Direct Energie yet down in Gabon. They've ruled the roost the past few years there, so noting other than Gaudin's GC podium is a bit of a surprise.

    A presage for their 2018?
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2018
    « Reply #4 on: January 21, 2018, 07:53 »
    Start list for San Juan:



    The ESPN schedule has the coverage between 6pm and 8pm local time.
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2018
    « Reply #5 on: January 21, 2018, 18:09 »
    La tropicale in the smaller race thread?? :O

    But Areruya!!!! It's a miracle!
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2018
    « Reply #6 on: January 21, 2018, 19:20 »


    Stannard was leading up until today. Going by the stage results, he and his (relatively) weak local team got mugged by JLT and the NZ national team.

    Bennelong can't be too pleased with their week's results. Maybe if they had sent who they wanted to the TDU, then they would have had a different and more competitive team here, but a few stage top tens and an 7th in the GC for Harper is a bit of a comedown for the team who have won the past three editions.
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2018
    « Reply #7 on: January 21, 2018, 19:55 »
    Areruya!!!! It's a miracle!

     :cool



    The main action was on stage 4 when the eventual top-4 of GC won by a huge margin.
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2018
    « Reply #8 on: January 22, 2018, 05:39 »


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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2018
    « Reply #9 on: January 23, 2018, 05:29 »




    Losing to the Rojas Bros. last month is a distant memory.
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2018
    « Reply #10 on: January 23, 2018, 23:50 »
    Good win for Ryan Mullen #trek in the San Juan ITT, 25 seconds ahead of Ganna  #uae. Of course, he really should be winning TTs like this with a field of limited quality.
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2018
    « Reply #12 on: January 24, 2018, 20:27 »


    Some live non-TT action! Crashes, splashes and er dashes!



    Gaviria and Escuela the crashers and DNFers. Sepulveda and Anacona the losers.
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2018
    « Reply #13 on: January 25, 2018, 10:53 »
    Meanwhile the race is on at everyone's third favourite UAE-based race the Sharjah Tour.

    This has enabled Vital Concept to take its first win with Direct Energie cast-off Julien Morice in the opening TT. However Jakub Mareczko beat out Vital's Bryan Coquard in both men's first sprint of the season.

    After Stage 2 Morice holds a slender two-second GC lead over Gaetan Bille (this year in the colours of Sovac-Natura4Ever with evergreen Davide Rebellin, who is also racing here) and Vital teammate and Coquard leadout Kris Boeckmans, formerly of Lotto-Soudal.
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2018
    « Reply #14 on: January 25, 2018, 16:58 »
    Sam Bennett #bora wins the Race Melbourne warm up for the Cadel race. Viviani  #quickstep a distant second. Steele Von Hoff #teamau third. Arndt #sunweb fourth. Caleb Ewan #mitchelton went too early and ended up fifth.
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2018
    « Reply #15 on: January 25, 2018, 20:22 »
    The Mallorca series of one day races is underway. With almost all early-season stage races being taken more seriously, the Mallorca series is perhaps the most pure warm-up event that remains on the European calendar.  Anyway, we have the

    • Trofe Campos, Porreres, Fentix, Ses Salines aka Mallorca challenge today 25.01.2018
    • Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana , friday 26.01.2018
    • Trofeo Lloseta-Andrax, saturday 27.01.2018
    • Trofeo Palma. sunday 28.01.2018
    [1]

    Results are already in from the first event, and there is a little bit of an expected surprise there. After all he has been through it is great to see #trek John Degenkolb racing well again. He is not my favorite rider, but still deserves better than a left-lane driver head on, and last year wasn't really a great consolation. Hopefully, this year will be better for him - but that will not be a surprise.
    The expected surprise is #academy Sonde Holst Enger on 2nd place. If last year wasn't too good for Degenkolb, it was downright forgettable for Sondre. He is "the cube-shaped bouncing ball" that will go very far,  but in god-knows-which direction - according to former *no coach Stig Kristiansen.  Last year, he was bouncing fast downwards (sounds impossible, but he can do it) from some quite repsectable results including a 3rd-place finish behind SAgan and Kristoff on the TdF stage to Bern. With #ag2r he was getting nowhere, but this year he is a bit of an internal wildcard on the #academy team.   
    Judging by his first race result (way too early  :P and not the most serious race) this year looks like the best of his career (he usually starts racing decently around mid-May).


     1. (LukasCPH please note which year this is  :angel)
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2018
    « Reply #16 on: January 25, 2018, 21:10 »
     The usual Mallorca highlights from TDP, but they do seem to be shorter this year.
    TV timings are here:-

    http://www.movistarplus.es/programacion-tv/buscador?q=Challenge+Ciclista+de+Mallorca+

    These should all become available some time later.
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2018
    « Reply #17 on: January 25, 2018, 21:21 »
    https://twitter.com/psicolaula/status/956594337810452485

    SHE gave it a bit of a bike throw, but I don't think it was that close. Maybe half a bike length in it.
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2018
    « Reply #18 on: January 26, 2018, 09:36 »
    I was looking forward to reading a race report this morning but nothing was found. A rest day in San Juan?
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2018
    « Reply #19 on: January 26, 2018, 18:39 »
    apparently today's stage was brilliant though :D

    meanwhile Wellens repeated his win in the rain in the Trofeo Whatever



    the top 3 were still together on the final climb but Valverde got dropped on the descent:

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    “Today's result and feelings have been good, really great I'd say. I felt really strong today. The training had gone well, but today's race was the real test to check if my knee was recovered. It was the best place to give it a good try: a cold race, under the rain, on dangerous roads... It all went really smooth, the best I could dream of. Especially on the climbs. I really felt strong on the uphill parts. On the descents, though, it was more difficult for me. I was a bit worried and didn't want to take any risks, because the roads were on a very dangerous state. To see my team-mates falling down really made me see that staying on the bike was already a victory today. I knew that the breakaway would split in the finale if they took more risks than I wanted, and that's how it happened. Hats off to Wellens and Moscon, a well deserved first and second, but for me, taking 3rd is like a victory. Keeping the pace of those guys uphill after everything that happened is something to be really happy about. I knew I was doing well, but not so much.”
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2018
    « Reply #21 on: January 26, 2018, 20:23 »
     I caught the highlights.
    The race was marred by a number of crashes in the damp conditions.
    Valverde attacked off the front all day, Brambilla yo yo'd off the lead quartet.
    Muhlberger dropped out of contention on the final descent. Probably a crash but maybe a mechanical.
    Come the sprint in Deia, Wellens squeezed Moscon out on the final corner.
     Moscon had the option to push Wellens out the way, but chose to sit up...... :D

    Re San Juan: I noticed that the race thread over on CN for today reads like a Clinic thread.

    A roughly translated quote from over there.

    "I don't know that rider's name but we tried to catch him and , well.....he just put more time into us"

    Errrr, Oscar Sevilla. :lol
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2018
    « Reply #22 on: January 26, 2018, 21:52 »

    A roughly translated quote from over there.

    "I don't know that rider's name but we tried to catch him and , well.....he just put more time into us"

    Errrr, Oscar Sevilla. :lol

    https://twitter.com/Bielalibre/status/956986412120846337
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2018
    « Reply #23 on: January 26, 2018, 22:05 »
    [1]
     1. (LukasCPH please note which year this is  :angel)
    I am nonplussed. :slow
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2018
    « Reply #24 on: January 27, 2018, 08:24 »
     Finally found it on etb.
    Trofeo Sierra de Tramuntana's 15 minutes of highlights.

    http://www.eitb.eus/es/deportes/ciclismo/videos/detalle/5361365/video-resumen-seguda-etapa-challenge-mallorca-2018-gana-wellens/

    4 minutes of the first trofeo.

    http://www.eitb.eus/es/deportes/ciclismo/detalle/5358733/challenge-mallorca-2018-john-degenkolb-primer-vencedor-mallorca/


    Now, for those wishing to see something really special, the last 35kms of San Juan, yesterday. :D

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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2018
    « Reply #25 on: January 27, 2018, 12:22 »
    He should come over to Europe.

    He’d win the Giro, Tour and Vuelta, plus the worlds and every classic.

    At a canter.
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2018
    « Reply #26 on: January 27, 2018, 15:24 »
    I am nonplussed. :slow

     :lol I had read your corrections with regards to my calendar skills in an earlier post.  :lol

    You obviously forgot how poor they are  :angel
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2018
    « Reply #27 on: January 27, 2018, 20:47 »


    Moreno wins (just had enough of a buffer to avoid a major embarrassment on the last stage), but Kipkemboi was the real star.

    Coquard beaten twice by Mareczko, so for the moment the lack of a TdF wildcard doesn't look too silly.

    Didn't see the sprint stages, but the Queen stage was pretty good. One improvement would be a slightly shorter TT.
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2018
    « Reply #28 on: January 28, 2018, 01:05 »
    Didn't see the sprint stages, but the Queen stage was pretty good. One improvement would be a slightly shorter TT.
    I saw the ITT and the final stage on #baku duty.
    It played out exactly as you'd expect - break goes, gets 2:30 minutes, escapees attack each other on penultimate lap, everyone is caught on final lap, sprint.
    The ITT ... was an ITT. I agree that it was too long for a stage race with this lack of difficulties, becoming too decisive for what was otherwise two mass sprints and a small group arriving together.

    Now to my criticism of the race:
    Other than the crossings of the finish line, there was no indication whatever of how far along in the stage they were at any given point (except for a running clock that showed the time raced, which is nice, I guess, but doesn't say anything about distance covered or left). I'm dedicated, but not even I am prepared to memorise the route map of a 2.5-hour crit stage including local landmarks etc. just to be able to tell if they're at 5 or at 3 km to go.
    Contrary to the road stages, there was no live timing in the ITT - where it would have been very useful indeed! All we had there was one quick look at the intermediate standings halfway through (which later rose to infamous prominence as the 'provisional stage result').
    Maybe the Arabic commentator(s) said something about riders' ITT times or the distance to go ... but I don't understand Arabic.

    If you want your race to be taken seriously and develop it into something more than a gadget that you can brag about to your sheikh peers, this is simply not good enough.
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2018
    « Reply #29 on: January 28, 2018, 11:07 »
     Ignore the obvious link mistake.
    Trofeo Andratx's 15 minutes of highlights from rtve.

    http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/ciclismo/ciclismo-challenge-ciclista-mallorca-3-jornada-trofeo-serra-tramuntana/4441540/
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