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[2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
« on: December 29, 2018, 13:47 »
Tour Colombia 2.1 12th - 17th February



Etapa 1: Medellín TTT (14 km)



Etapa 2: La Ceja – La Ceja (150.5 km)



Etapa 3: Circuito en Llanogrande (167.6 km)



Etapa 4: Circuito en Medellín (144 km)



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



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



A quality start list is anticipated plus high altitude, but not much climbing until the final few km of the final two stages.
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    Re: [2.1] Colombia 2.1
    « Reply #1 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

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    Re: [2.1] Colombia 2.1
    « Reply #2 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.
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    Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
    « Reply #3 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:
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    Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
    « Reply #4 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.
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    Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
    « Reply #5 on: January 24, 2019, 05:52 »
    Invited teams:




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    Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
    « Reply #6 on: January 24, 2019, 06:27 »
    quite a healthy size of a peloton this will be :dizzy
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    Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
    « Reply #7 on: January 24, 2019, 09:21 »
    Invited teams:

    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)!
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    Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
    « Reply #8 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
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    Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
    « Reply #9 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
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    Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
    « Reply #10 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.
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    Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
    « Reply #11 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.
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    Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
    « Reply #12 on: February 04, 2019, 14:50 »
    #movistar



    Quintana and Anacona will be the leaders.

    #bardiani



    Guardini picked up a couple of top-tens last year.
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    Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
    « Reply #13 on: February 04, 2019, 15:33 »
    Anacona
    After San Juan, could he become a double Winner? :lol
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    Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
    « Reply #15 on: February 07, 2019, 08:47 »
    #aevolo

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

    A baptism of fire for some of these guys.
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    Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
    « Reply #16 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



    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
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    Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
    « Reply #17 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



    #coldeportes



    #gw



    Disappointing Tachira for them.
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    Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
    « Reply #18 on: February 11, 2019, 05:53 »
    Wow so many people at the team presentation
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    Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
    « Reply #20 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
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    Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
    « Reply #21 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. :(
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    Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
    « Reply #22 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.
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    Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
    « Reply #23 on: February 12, 2019, 05:33 »
    TTT start order:




    Add 5 hours for the UK and 6 for continental Europe.
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    Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
    « Reply #24 on: February 12, 2019, 10:31 »
    I can't see past Bernal for this, maybe Alaphilippe, given the TTT.
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    Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
    « Reply #25 on: February 12, 2019, 19:23 »


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    Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
    « Reply #26 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.
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    Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
    « Reply #27 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....
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    Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
    « Reply #28 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
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    Re: [2.1] Tour Colombia 2.1
    « Reply #29 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.

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