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heywoodu

Men's Road Cycling Tour de Suisse 2017

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heywoodu    1,109

The 81st edition of the Tour de Suisse starts today, together with the Criterium du Dauphiné the most important preparation stage race for the Tour de France. It does include quite a lot of non-Tour riders as well though, like Tom Dumoulin who might still have some Giro-winning legs left (or not). 

 

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Profiles and stuff can be found here, the start list is available here.

 

Miguel Angel 'Superman' Lopez is defending his title, but there are the riders who always excel in Switzerland. Think of three-time winner Rui Costa or 2015 winner Simon Spilak (who will be hoping for rain, because Spilak in rain in Switzerland = #winning). Don't count out Ion Izagirre, and what will Giro-riders Dumoulin and Domenico Pozzovivo have left in the tank? 

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At the team presentation yesterday, there was a sort of sprint competition on roller bikes, where every team selected one rider for the match-up. Niccolo Bonifazio had a little accident against Oscar Gatto :d 

 

 

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19 minutes ago, Federer91 said:

The Saganator to win a couple of stages. :cool:

He has 4 theoretical chances, but I'm not convinced he'll win more than one stage :p 

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For a 6km time trial, one could definitely call this domination by Dennis, 56km/h :bowdown:

 

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1 hour ago, Federer91 said:

Why is Big Tom racing here again?

Because why not :p 

 

Honestly, it's the only reason I could think of :d 

 

Well, apart from it being like a big 'cooling down' towards his next peak. 

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Four laps around Cham today, with one not so easy climb in every lap.

 

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