Le Tour de Langkawi

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  1. steve

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    Saturn are going alright in the Le Tour de Langkawi, come to think of it the aussie's are kicking some major arse :D

    General classification after Stage 6

    1 Nathan O'Neill (Aus) Saturn 18.45.16
    2 Tom Danielson (USA) Saturn 0.24
    3 Eric Wohlberg (Can) Saturn 0.27
    4 Hernan Dario Munoz (Col) Colombia-Selle Italia 0.38
    5 Martinez Freddy Gonzalez (Col) Colombia-Selle Italia 0.39
    6 Stuart O'grady (Aus) Credit Agricole 0.41
    7 Graeme Brown (Aus) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo 0.45
    8 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo 0.46
    9 Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave' 0.48
    10 Tim Johnson (USA) Saturn 0.51
     
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    You damn Aussies are everywhere!:D
    I see that Mr Lange and co. have some issues regarding the sprint finishes. "Too much flickin'"...
     
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    Whos Mr Lange? What happened?

    Graeme Brown needs to get over his big ego, he shits me more than any other cyclist.

    cheers!
     
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    Quoted from Cyclelab:

    "SA's Malcolm Lange and Owen Hannie are disgusted with the behaviour in the bunch finish sprints at the Tour de Langkawi.
    “In South Africa you hold your line in the bunch finish, but here they seem to try anything to win the stage; I even had Pagliarini switch in front of me,” said a disappointed Lange.

    He was supported by Hannie who described the bunch finishes in Malaysia as “total chaos” and “very dangerous”.

    “The South African team could be a force if we were able to form a train and work together at the end, but that’s easier said than done,” added Hannie.

    Hannie was SA’s top finisher again in the fifth stage, crossing the line in 24th place, while Lange was 35th, four places behind Pagliarini.

    Overall David George is just 52 seconds behind Aussie’s Nathan O’Neill, while Morne Bester is still in the hunt with just one minute 19 seconds separating him from the top place."
     
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    Every report on cyclingnews says the same kind of thing. Seems like a pretty crap race.
     
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    The result of that total chaos can be seen below :)
     
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    and here.....
     
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    brownie after the race! :D
     
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    Some major roasties! :eek:

    ...and the last pic confirms that there are monkeys in other countries too! :p
     
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    Looks like an overall win for a Colombia-Selle Italia rider to me. Well positioned now and the Genting Highlands ahead...

    Have you guys seen that climb on t.v.? Nothing I can say can do justice to the steepness and misery. Great pros hunched over the bars trying to crank out ridiculously easy granny gears. It really is a sight.

    Interesting format for a tour. FLAT, FLAT, FLAT, STRAIGHT UP! I would think that adding a team time trial could jazz it up a bit.
     
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    Robbie Hunter managed to get up that climb last year, it comes down to whos fit and whos not, at this time of the year there are alot of unfit guys getting around.

    Anyone from Colombia should be able to get up a burg though :D

    cheers!
     
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    Watch David George at Genting. He is only @38 secs. He had a great climb last year and has been sitting pretty until now. He will have to get past the Columbians though.
     
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    the climb to Genting is 44km long but has there's only a height difference of about 1650meters.
    Which means the climb only has an average gradient of 4%(or even a little less. Which means it's not for the real climbers but for power animals(or now people early in form). Certainly as the last k's seems to flat out.

    This is something for a Botero type kind a heavy bloke with lots of power.

    If you still want to bet on climbers:
    Most dangerous guys are(FRom those less then 1min down and which I Know):
    4 Hernan Dario Munoz (Col) Colombia-Selle Italia
    5 Martinez Freddy Gonzalez (Col) Colombia-Selle Italia
    both columbinas which says enough and less then 20secs down
    9 Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave'
    now second in mountains classification might have a go for the general mountains classification, show nice form
    13 Paolo Lanfranchi (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo
    Ex-Mapei top places in several big tours
    18 Marco Serpellini (Ita) Lampre
    Strong bloke
    22 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Marlux-Ville De Charlerois
    Docter Dave Young rider not a top climber but stil very good uphill, once belonged to UCI top100 keen to proof Domo wrond for letting him go and get Back to a TT1 next year
     
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    I think like you have said that Hurmun Munoz will win it this year like last.I remember him beating Robert Hunter on the highland stage and winning the race and i think he can do it this year and the picture of the guy on the ground, i know the feeling.
     
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    You know your stuff mate!

    Its also good to see Allan Iacuone produce the goods when it counts, i'm still holding out hope for these guys!

     
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    Just to add to my last post, who is David George? why doesnt this guy have a ride with a real team? his currently with the nat team for fark sake :rolleyes:
     
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    Thanks steve not bad for a 13 year old. Tom Danielson hung on to munoz on the highlands and only lost 1 second and got the overall.
    [​IMG]I dont think that's good for your bike.[​IMG]Go on Munoz!!
     
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