Tirreno–Adriatico

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    Tirreno – Adriatico
    Tirreno – Adriatico, is known as the "race of the two seas", is an elite cycle race following a route between the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic coasts of Italy. Traditionally held in early season, it is considered important preparation for the Milan – San Remo classic race.


    Tirreno - Adriatico Stages Stage 1 Wednesday, March 9 2011 Marina di Carrara (TTT) 16.8 km Stage 2 Thursday, March 10 2011 Carrara - Indicatore (Arezzo) 202 km Stage 3 Friday, March 11 2011 Terranuova Bracciolini - Perugia 189 km Stage 4 Saturday, March 12 2011 Narni - Chieti 240 km Stage 5 Sunday, March 13 2011 Chieti - Castelraimondo 240 km Stage 6 Monday, March 14 2011 Ussita - Macerata 178 km Stage 7 Tuesday, March 15 2011 San Benedetto del Tronto (ITT)
    Previous Winners 2000 Abraham Olano (ESP) 2001 Davide Rebellin (ITA) 2002 Erik Dekker (NED) 2003 Filippo Pozzato (ITA) 2004 Paolo Bettini (ITA) 2005 Óscar Freire (ESP) 2006 Thomas Dekker (NED) 2007 Andreas Klöden (GER) 2008 Fabian Cancellara (SUI) 2009 Michele Scarponi (ITA) 2010 Stefano Garzelli (ITA)
    Start List ACQUA & SAPONE (ASA) 1 GARZELLI Stefano ITA 2 CHTIOUI Rafai TUN 3 CODOL Massimo ITA 4 DONATI Alessandro ITA 5 MARZOLI Ruggero ITA 6 NAPOLITANO Danilo ITA 7 PRONI Alessandro ITA AG2R LA MONDIALE (ALM) 11 NOCENTINI Rinaldo ITA 12 CHEREL Mikael FRA 13 ELMIGER Martin SUI 14 HINAULT Sébastien FRA 15 KRIVTSOV Yuriy FRA 16 LELAY David FRA 17 MONDORY Lloyd FRA 18 MONTAGUTI Matteo ITA BMC RACING (BMC) 21 EVANS Cadel AUS 22 BALLAN Alessandro ITA 23 BURGHARDT Marcus GER 24 HINCAPIE George USA 25 SANTAMBROGIO Mauro ITA 26 QUINZIATO Manuel ITA 27 VAN AVERMAET Greg BEL 28 SCHÄR Michael SUI EUSKALTEL-EUSKADI (EUS) 31 MARTINEZ DE ESTEBAN Egoi ESP 32 SESMA Daniel ESP 33 CASTROVIEJO NICOLAS Jonathan ESP 34 ARAMENDIA LORENTE Javier Francisco ESP 35 IZAGIRRE INSAUSTI Gorka ESP 36 VELASCO MURILLO Ivan ESP 37 TXURRUKA Amets ESP 38 OROZ UGALDE Juan Jose ESP FARNESE VINI - NERI SOTTOLI (FAR) 41 VISCONTI Giovanni ITA 42 CACCIA Diego ITA 43 FAILLI Francesco ITA 44 GATTO Oscar ITA 45 GIORDANI Leonardo ITA 46 MAZZANTI Luca ITA 47 NOE Andrea ITA 48 SINKEWITZ Patrik GER HTC-HIGHROAD (THR) 51 CAVENDISH Mark GBR 52 ALBASINI Michael SUI 53 EISEL Bernhard AUT 54 GRABSCH Bert GER 55 PINOTTI Marco ITA 56 RENSHAW Mark AUS 57 ROULSTON Hayden NZL 58 VELITS Peter SVK KATUSHA (KAT) 61 POZZATO Filippo ITA 62 CARUSO Giampaolo ITA 63 DI LUCA Danilo ITA 64 KOLOBNEV Alexandr RUS 65 KUSCHYNSKI Aliaksandr BLR 66 MORENO FERNANDEZ Daniel ESP 67 PAOLINI Luca ITA 68 RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquin ESP LAMPRE - ISD (LAM) 71 CUNEGO Damiano ITA 72 SCARPONI Michele ITA 73 PETACCHI Alessandro ITA 74 BERTAGNOLLI Leonardo ITA 75 HONDO Danilo GER 76 MALORI Adriano ITA 77 MORI Manuele ITA 78 NIEMIEC Przemyslaw POL LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE (LIQ) 81 BASSO Ivan ITA 82 NIBALI Vincenzo ITA 83 BODNAR Maciej POL 84 CARUSO Damiano ITA 85 DALL'ANTONIA Tiziano ITA 86 GUARNIERI Jacopo ITA 87 MARANGONI Alan ITA 88 OSS Daniel ITA MOVISTAR (MOV) 91 ARROYO DURAN David ESP 92 AMADOR BAKKAZAKOVA Andrey CRC 93 BRUSEGHIN Marzio ITA 94 KIRYIENKA Vasili BLR 95 KONOVALOVAS Ignatas LTU 96 MADRAZO RUIZ Angel ESP 97 SAMOILAU Branislau BLR 98 VENTOSO ALBERDI Francisco José ESP OMEGA PHARMA-LOTTO (OLO) 101 GILBERT Philippe BEL 102 GREIPEL André GER 103 HANSEN Adam AUS 104 KAISEN Olivier BEL 105 LANG Sebastian GER 106 REYNES MIMO Vicente ESP 107 SIEBERG Marcel GER 108 WILLEMS Frederik BEL ASTANA (AST) 111 DAVIS Allan AUS 112 GASPAROTTO Enrico ITA 113 IGLINSKIY Maxim KAZ 114 BAZAYEV Assan KAZ 115 KIREYEV Roman KAZ 116 LORENZETTO Mirco ITA 117 STANGELJ Gorazd SLO 118 CLARKE Simon AUS QUICKSTEP (QST) 121 BOONEN Tom BEL 122 BANDIERA Marco ITA 123 CHICCHI Francesco ITA 124 DEVENYNS Dries BEL 125 MALACARNE Davide ITA 126 VAN IMPE Kevin BEL 127 CIOLEK Gerald GER 128 TERPSTRA Niki NED RABOBANK (RAB) 131 FREIRE GOMEZ Oscar ESP 132 BOOM Lars NED 133 FLENS Rick NED 134 GESINK Robert NED 135 LANGEVELD Sebastian NED 136 LEEZER Thomas NED 137 TANKINK Bram NED 138 WYNANTS Maarten BEL SAXO BANK SUNGARD (SBS) 141 NUYENS Nick BEL 142 COOKE Baden AUS 143 TANNER David AUS 144 LARSSON Gustav SWE 145 HAEDO Juan José ARG 146 MORKOV Michael DEN 147 KLOSTERGAARD LARSEN Kasper DEN 148 TOSATTO Matteo ITA SKY (SKY) 151 LÖVKVIST Thomas SWE 152 ARVESEN Kurt-Asle NOR 153 CUMMINGS Stephen GBR 154 FLECHA GIANNONI Juan Antonio ESP 155 BOASSON HAGEN Edvald NOR 156 HAYMAN Mathew AUS 157 STANNARD Ian GBR 158 SUTTON Christopher AUS GARMIN-CERVELO (GRM) 161 HUSHOVD Thor NOR 162 FARRAR Tyler USA 163 NAVARDAUSKAS Ramunas LTU 164 HAMMOND Roger GBR 165 KLIER Andreas GER 166 LANCASTER Brett AUS 167 ZABRISKIE David USA 168 WILSON Matthew AUS LEOPARD-TREK (LEO) 171 CANCELLARA Fabian SUI 172 SCHLECK Andy LUX 173 BENNATI Daniele ITA 174 WEGMANN Fabian GER 175 O'GRADY Stuart AUS 176 POSTHUMA Joost NED 177 VIGANO Davide ITA 178 STAMSNIJDER Tom NED RADIOSHACK (RSH) 181 MCEWEN Robbie AUS 182 BEPPU Fumiyuki JPN 183 HERMANS Ben BEL 184 MACHADO Tiago POR 185 MURAVYEV Dmitriy KAZ 186 POPOVYCH Yaroslav UKR 187 RAST Grégory SUI 188 ROSSELER Sébastien BEL VACANSOLEIL-DCM (VCD) 191 BOZIC Borut SLO 192 POELS Wouter NED 193 GARDEYN Gorik BEL 194 MARCATO Marco ITA 195 MOURIS Jens NED 196 ONGARATO Alberto ITA 197 SELVAGGI Mirko ITA 198 VEUCHELEN Frederik BEL
     
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    More coming /img/vbsmilies/smilies/smile.gif
     
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    Rabobank are continuing to dominate - I want some of what they're having for breakfast.
     
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    Saxo bank also went pretty well!




    Results 1 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:18:08 2 Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:09 3 HTC-Highroad 0:00:10 4 Saxo Bank Sungard 0:00:11 5 Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:22 6 BMC Racing Team 0:00:26 7 Leopard Trek 0:00:29 8 Team RadioShack 0:00:30 9 Sky Procycling 0:00:33 10 Lampre - ISD 0:00:37 11 Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:41 12 Acqua & Sapone 0:00:47 13 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:51 14 Pro Team Astana 15 Movistar Team 16 Katusha Team 0:00:53 17 Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli 0:00:55 18 AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:57 19 Quickstep Cycling Team 0:01:08 20 Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:01:13
     
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    When in Leopard Trek talked about "true racing", I understood they're going to race against other teams, not among themselves.
    Only two riders could keep up with Cancellara all the way. Schleck was one of them and that must be encouraging for him. I believe Cancellara is satisfied with his performance too. He's obviously on the right path toward April.
    But, generally, I think they can't be satisfied. Losing half of the team in short TTT is far from pleasing. At least they have picture of what to expect from each rider in TTT.
     
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    Result 1 Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 4:56:06 2 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 3 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard 4 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad 5 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 6 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 7 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Pro Team Astana 8 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 9 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 10 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli
     
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    The photo below says it all /img/vbsmilies/smilies/ROTF.gif

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    Greipel's finishing the TTT has to be the epitome of being a true 'team player'.
    When your face is throbbing like a SOB, he goes out there and gives it up for the other members of the squad.
    To say I'm extremely impressed with his intestinal fortitude is an understatement.
    Read where he decided to go ahead and do the TTT only 15mins from the start - I'm sure he was properly warmed up/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif.
    Understandably, he pulled out of the race and DNS stage 2 due to excessive swelling around his eye.
     
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    Leopards TTT was a debacle of the highest order. That was almost as bad as I've ever seen and I think 7-11's 1986 TTT only ranks as worse. Z's near collapse when Boardman was in yellow was the only other ride that I can think of that was a near borderline disaster saved only by Boardman dragging the team around the course at 34mph. Even LeMond was having a tough day of it. Maybe he needed more 'iron shots' Tony, I know you have a thing for Andrei, but you may find that the reason he attempted to do the race is that compared to the last few seasons where he's raked in most of his wins early season, this year has been very slim pickings. That never sits well especially when you're brought on board as the star sprinter with a history of silverware... What have Lotto got so far this year? Two stage wins in the Algavre? I'm sure Marc Sargeant is just over the moon with that tally when he sees what the likes of Rabobank and HTC are up to - stage wins and jerseys a-plenty. You do have to say it was a good effort to get through the couple of stages but when you think of what others have gone through like Tyler Hamilton grinding his teeth down to nothing due to his broken collar bone or Pascal Simon in the yellow jersey when he suffered a similar fate but rode through the Alps and Pyrenees before losing the jersey then it's all a bit run of the mill for someone who gets paid a kings ransom to ride a bike for a living. Of course I have to mention Bernard Hinault. Remember the face plant in 85, a broken nose and facial lacerations caused by his broken Ray Bans digging into his face when Phil Anderson decked him during a flat out sprint? He still rode the last half of the Tour through the Pyrenees. Now that's some cojones. Awesome. Godlike. THAT is worthy of praise.
     
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    I doubt that Schleck will see anything pleasing about that effort. He's an heir apparent to the Tour and he likes the classics, so he should have the legs to stay with Cancellara. The rest of the team were dire. Losing 30 seconds in a mere 18 minutes with Fabian hauling on the front = terrible team effort. A few of their guys rolled in several minutes back. I bet Andy is hoping that this doesn't happen again later in the year. You can bet your last dollar that this kind of ride would not have happened with Riis at the helm.
     
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    /img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif^^^ LOL!
    Got the trained seal to jump - AGAIN!

    Somebody please remind how many wins Cav has?

    Great effort by Greipel, irrespective of insignificant historical comparisons/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif...
     
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    This season Cav has the same number of wins as Greipel. One.

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    As usual when he wins - it was by a country mile.
     
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    ^^ Damn, this is just TOO easy...LOL! Total command of one's psyche...can be amusing at first, but gets to be very boring over the long-term...somebody please help the guy with a pm or something...

    Back on subject, great win by JJ Haedo today.
     
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    You asked - I answered. I answer questions in other threads asked by other people - nothing strange there.

    When I ask all you can do is ^^^yawn because when it comes to cycling you're an empty head that doesn't have a clue, especially when it comes to whats going on in the Pro world. Your ability to predict riders who you believe will go onto great thing and then consequently choke when it comes to the big events is amazing - I have to give you that one. The folks who bet on races should follow your words and bet accordingly (on someone else). You'd be a big hit in Japan at the track but for all the wrong reasons.
     
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    ^^ LOL!/img/vbsmilies/smilies/ROTF.gif
    Can you say, "Strawman 101"?
    Creating fictional stories to argue with?! LOL!
    The guy says he's arguing with predictions?? Is he serious?! It truly appears so.
    Non compos mentis - to the extreme...sad.

    Instead of being a fanboy, he really should be riding his bike more. Better yet, instead of sniffing pro riders' chamois, he should post his own competition results. Oh, my mistake, he has NONE. LOL!
     
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    1 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard 4:39:45 2 Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 3 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 4 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 5 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad 6 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team RadioShack 7 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 8 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 9 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 10 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo
     
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    Great stage today, and very effective ride from Lampre duo.
    The stage looked like trailer of the season to come. All classics protagonists were active, trying to score on profile which gave a chance to everybody, and at the end GT riders finished strongest.

    I almost missed today's stage and thought how I'm not so excited about new season. Probably because of all soap opera surrounding that rat Contador and all scandals in the sport.
    But, after today's stage, I'm looking forward to San Remo and month of April.
    While P-N brings more like GT type of racing with breaks at the edge of success, and overall winner decided on big climbs and TT, Tirreno - Adriatico is better suited to prestigious races in close future. That, and absence of main Tour contenders, is the reason why I totally neglected P-N this year
     
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    Great race, some good early season form from a few. As for you other two, it was funny at first but now it's getting annoying, maybe you both should realy get a room.
     
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    barring an inopportune ride into a roadside wood chipper, chapeau to evans on his victory tomorrow.
     
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