Langkawi

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  1. Jono L

    Jono L Well-Known Member

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    Tips anyone? Being an Aussie I gotta go with Gerrans,

    I reckon the AIS (SA.com) team will go well, Simon Clarke for a top 10. Gene Bates could do well for drapac too... should be interesting for the aussies.
     
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  2. thunder

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    they no longer have Genting, I reckon I know a guy from Hawthorn VC who might do ok :D

    Someone from the Selle Italia squad will come in doped up and win no doubt, but I think Clarke could be a dark horse.

    Gerrans is probably eyeing off Paris Nice, so he might keep the gun powder dry.
     
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    Quels seront vos objectifs dans les mois à venir ?
    Which will be your objectives in the months to come?
    Je pense surtout à l’Amstel Gold Race et la Flèche wallonne.
    I think especially of Amstel Gold Race and the Flèche Wallonne.

    http://click.cyclingfever.com/?jump=3/4421/1167822726-86
     
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    Impossible. Doping is illegal. :D
     
  5. Jono L

    Jono L Well-Known Member

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    Docker! Brilliant!

    1 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom 4.10.55 (43.66 km/h)
    2 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Drapac Porsche Developement Program 0.03
    3 Diego Nosotti (Ita) NGC Medical - OTC Industria Porte
    4 Jeremy Yates (NZl) New Zealand National Team
    5 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) South Australia.com - AIS
    6 Ruslan Ivanov (Mda) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli
    7 Baek Sung Park (Kor) Seoul Cycling
    8 Gustavo Cesar (Spa) Karpin Galicia
    9 Bernard Sulzberger (Aus) Letua Cycling Team
    10 Hidenori Nodera (Jpn) Skil-Shimano
    11 Jean-Marc Marino (Fra) Crédit Agricole
    12 Ian McCleod (Rsa) South African National Team
    13 Matt Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1
    14 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli
    15 Yauhen Sobal (Blr) Tinkoff Credit Systems
    16 Tomoya Kano (Jpn) Skil-Shimano
    17 Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) Meitan Hompo - GDR
    18 Alex Coutts (GBr) Giant Asia Racing Team
    19 Glen Chadwick (Aus) Team Type 1
     
  6. thunder

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    wilson can win gc
     
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    Yes he can. Matt Wilson will publish a regular riders diary during Langkawi on the CH website.
     
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    Looks like there may have been some discord back in the bunch for letting the 19-strong break get away, it took about 4 min out of the break in the last 20 KM on a flat stage, hmmm.
     
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    A korean rider won stage 3. Koji Fukushima was in the winning break, trying to repeat his past stage win.

    If Langkawi and some of these other small stage races go ProTour then there won't be much of a chance for regional riders to win or even participate. This would seem to be a pretty big flaw in the ProTour's push to globalize itself and the sport.
     
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    Fair point... but the Asian crowds really respond to foreign participation IMO having lived there for a dozen or so years. One stage win for an Asian against foreign teams is worth perhaps twenty years of winning amongst themselves. Sports like golf really took off in Asia when they started inviting and paying for big name pros to turn up. Notwithstanding that it is hard to pinpoint that as a causal factor rather than a coincidence.
     
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