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Really Ancien

Paris-Nice
« on: March 08, 2009, 12:02:41 pm »
Who do we fancy for today's short time trial. Millar and Wiggins are both riding for Garmin Chipotle.
Paris-Nice 2009 - Stage by stage

Damon.

Katherin

Re: Paris-Nice
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2009, 01:12:23 pm »
Who do we fancy for today's short time trial. Millar and Wiggins are both riding for Garmin Chipotle.
Paris-Nice 2009 - Stage by stage

Damon.

I'm hoping it'll be Millar.  I've always liked him.  :)

Btw, http://www.cyclingfans.com has links up for live coverage.

Katherin

Really Ancien

Re: Paris-Nice
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2009, 05:28:51 pm »
Contador 1st in 11mins 05secs for 9.3 kms
Wiggins 2nd +07 secs
Millar 5th +14 secs.

Damon.

gonzo

Re: Paris-Nice
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2009, 07:36:24 pm »
Good form for Wiggins and Millar. I've never been sure about Contador ever since he was implicated several times by rumour. The Spanish authorities aren't exactly the cleanest out there.

StanThomas

Re: Paris-Nice
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2009, 09:49:38 pm »
Good form for Wiggins and Millar. I've never been sure about Contador ever since he was implicated several times by rumour. The Spanish authorities aren't exactly the cleanest out there.

But you're sure about Millar?

Really Ancien

Re: Paris-Nice
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2009, 04:31:28 pm »
Today's stage.
1. HAUSSLER Heinrich 181 CERVELO TEST TEAM 4h 45' 01"   
2. RENSHAW Mark 96 TEAM COLUMBIA - HIGH ROAD 4h 45' 01" + 00' 00"
3. LORENZETTO Mirco 167 LAMPRE - N.G.C 4h 45' 01" + 00' 00"

Top 5 overall.

1. CONTADOR Alberto 51 ASTANA 4h 56' 06"   
2. WIGGINS Bradley 38 GARMIN - SLIPSTREAM 4h 56' 13" + 00' 07"
3. SANCHEZ Luis-Leon 68 CAISSE D’EPARGNE 4h 56' 15" + 00' 09"
4. MARTIN Tony 93 TEAM COLUMBIA - HIGH ROAD 4h 56' 17" + 00' 11"
5. MILLAR David 31 GARMIN - SLIPSTREAM 4h 56' 20" + 00' 14"


Hinault's view before the stage,
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I’m surprised that Contador gave himself away so much in a time trial. In my opinion, he must have felt very strong and he told himself ‘let’s go for it’. In any case he looks happy, relaxed, and I have the impression he’s enjoying himself on the bike. Which means that he and his team can easily let a break take place tomorrow, while controlling the gap.
In his place, I would not mind handing the yellow jersey to another rider, on the condition that it’s not a climber.
For even with a three or four minutes gap, Contador will be able to make it up in the end of the week, especially in the Montagne de Lure. He proved today he had the means to do it.
I was surprised by Tony Martin, a rider I didn’t know and who took the young rider’s white jersey. He has an impressive build, like a track specialist. When you see a rider like him, you can’t help wondering what he will be up to when the road goes up.

Damon.



Re: Paris-Nice
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2009, 08:45:20 am »
The Cervelo boys are really flying at the moment.  Can we expect good results in the spring classics - maybe Roger Hammond will get a real go at Paris- Roubaix?
"What a long, strange trip it's been", Truckin'

Really Ancien

Re: Paris-Nice
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2009, 09:50:19 am »
The Badger's view.
Every morning, before the start, Bernard Hinault gives his views about the day’s stage and the riders to keep an eye on:

I was impressed by Haussler finishing power. When he surged, he left everybody else ten metres behind and he kept his lead until the finish line. It was a beautiful move. But I would have loved to see an attack in the final kilometre, an attempt by a puncher. What Pierre Rolland tried to do, 15 kms from the finish, was useless. He did not have a chance from so far. If you have to take that sort of risks, you have to do it in the finale, without looking back. That’s what Willy Teirkinck used to do in my time.
Had I been with Astana, I would have gambled a little bit. Of course they did not work for the whole stage, but if they keep working the way they do, they will have to do it everyday. And if they do, they will spend a lot of energy. The best thing to do would be to have a rider in the break.

Re: Paris-Nice
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2009, 10:20:01 am »
Yeah, always good when someone comes from left-field like Haussler did - for teh spectator anyway, I imagine Renshaw and the Columbia boys were well sick!
"What a long, strange trip it's been", Truckin'

Really Ancien

Re: Paris-Nice
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2009, 03:37:26 pm »
10km to go and Chavenel is in a leading break of 8 riders,
Paris-Nice 2009

Damon.

Really Ancien

Re: Paris-Nice
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2009, 03:49:12 pm »
Chavanel from Fleche in a sprint.

Damon.

Really Ancien

Re: Paris-Nice
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2009, 03:53:09 pm »
Contador group in at 1.07. Chavanel in Yellow.

Damon.

Really Ancien

Re: Paris-Nice
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2009, 05:38:14 pm »
Millar's still in the top 10 at 1.07, but Wiggins came in 11.34 behind the leaders.

Damon.

gonzo

Re: Paris-Nice
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2009, 05:45:15 pm »
Good form for Wiggins and Millar. I've never been sure about Contador ever since he was implicated several times by rumour. The Spanish authorities aren't exactly the cleanest out there.

But you're sure about Millar?

There are some names that get thrown around regularly as drugs cheats. Similarly, there are some teams for whom drug taking is unthinkable (French teams, UK track team, Garmin-Slipstream).

If hey exclude anyone, there is a very good chance that they have a good reason to suspect them, but their evidence wouldn't stand up in court.

Re: Paris-Nice
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2009, 09:27:19 pm »

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Re: Paris-Nice
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2009, 09:40:28 am »
Today's stage with Flemish comments on Youtube:

YouTube - Paris Nice 2009 stage 3 Chavanel is renners Rabobank te snel af



Kijk, dit zijn zo van die momenten wanneer ik heimwee naar Belgie krijg :-)

Really Ancien

Re: Paris-Nice
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2009, 10:13:24 am »
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The badger’s view

Every day before the start, Bernard Hinault gives his views about the day’s stage and the riders to keep an eye on.

Sylvain Chavanel played it really well yesterday. He didn’t ask himself any questions and attacked at the right time. He was right to go for both the stage win and the yellow jersey: what’s won is won. If I were his sports director, I would ask myself whether it’s worth defending the jersey. But after all, why not? Unless he’s improved dramatically, I can’t see how he can keep it in the Montagne de Lure. But he can keep enjoying it for a couple of days. At Quick Step, they must be pondering the chances of Seeldrayers, who took over the young rider’s white jersey. I don’t know him but I was told he was a good climber. Maybe he’s the one they’re going to opt for to challenge Contador!

There are two 2nd category and a 1sy category climb in today's 204 km stage, which ends in a downhill finish.

Damon.

Re: Paris-Nice
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2009, 01:28:10 pm »
Todays stage comes within 3km of our house.  Unfortunately work commitments means I can't get out to see it  :'( >:( :(

Re: Paris-Nice
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2009, 01:54:15 pm »
Grrr to French Eurosport!

When you say your coverage will be live from 2.30, don't start at 2.40, as you'll miss my local bits by around 10 mins!   Grrr again.

For what it is worth, between 65 and 45km from the finish of this stage is my stamping ground.  Also, if the finish descent is the one I think it is, there is the chance for soemone to get up a real head of steam.


Really Ancien

Re: Paris-Nice
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2009, 03:25:13 pm »
Christian Vandevelde of the Garmin Slipstream team wins by a 14 sec margin to the next group and the Chavanel group comes in at 41 secs. Chavanel retains the overall by a margin of 6 seconds over Gerate of Rabobank.

Damon.

Really Ancien

Re: Paris-Nice
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2009, 07:47:17 pm »
Today's stage was won by Lantern Rouge, Jeremy Roy. Overall standings unchanged.

Damon.

Blah

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Re: Paris-Nice
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2009, 08:55:16 am »
Today's stage was won by Lantern Rouge, Jeremy Roy. Overall standings unchanged.

Damon.

Is it 1st April?

Really Ancien

Re: Paris-Nice
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2009, 09:16:55 am »
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This stage will be 100 % new. Start in la Drôme in Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux, well known for its truffles, before entering the Vaucluse with an unbelievable view on the famous Mont-Ventoux. This time the riders won’t climb it – we have kept it aside for the Tour de France – but will discover another mountain of the Alpes de Haute Provence, known as the “Ventoux Little Sister”. It is the Montage de Lure, close Forclaquier. It will be a “great first time”, since no international cycling race has ever arrived there before. It is a 13,8 kilometres climb with a 6,6 % average slope. Obviously, it is going to be one of the key moments of this 67th Paris-Nice.


The uphill finish should favour Contador who is 36 seconds down on the leader Chavanel.

Damon.

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Re: Paris-Nice
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2009, 03:33:33 pm »
The uphill finish should favour Contador who is 36 seconds down on the leader Chavanel.
And indeed it does. Contador won from Fränk Schleck by almost 1 minute, with Chavanel about 50 seconds further back. The result means that the yellow jersey goes to Contador
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StanThomas

Re: Paris-Nice
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2009, 06:34:41 pm »
An impressive display by young Contador.

Does anyone know when/if this year's race will be on (non-satellite) TV? ITV4?