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heywoodu

Men's Road Cycling UCI Tour de France 2017

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heywoodu    1,282

I'll add all the stages later today (no time right now), but good news for @hckosice: Bora-hansgrohe have just announced their team and Juraj Sagan will make his Grand Tour debut :p 

 

Oh, and it might be a surprise: Peter Sagan is in the team :p 

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Katusha:

Tony MARTIN (GER)
Alexander KRISTOFF (NOR)
Marco HALLER (AUT)
Reto HOLLENSTEIN (SUI)
Robert KIŠERLOVSKI (CRO)
Maurits LAMMERTINK (NED)
Tiago MACHADO (POR)
Nils POLITT (GER)
Rick ZABEL (GER)

 

BORA-hansgrohe:

BODNAR Maciej
BUCHMANN Emanuel
BURGHARDT Marcus
MAJKA Rafał
MCCARTHY Jay
POLJANSKI Pawel
SAGAN Peter
SAGAN Juraj
SELIG Rüdiger

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Agger    153

Massive disappointment that Mørkøv isn't in the Katusha team. Seems like they don't believe enough in Kristoff to put all focus on him!

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5 hours ago, heywoodu said:

I'll add all the stages later today (no time right now), but good news for @hckosice: Bora-hansgrohe have just announced their team and Juraj Sagan will make his Grand Tour debut :p 

 

Oh, and it might be a surprise: Peter Sagan is in the team :p 

 

:thumbup:

He deserved it. Already last year he was great. Definitely his best season so far, resulting in the National championship triumph and few months later he and Michael Kolář did a amazing job to help Peter maintain his world title. But as you know Tinkoff had 2 leaders, and selected riders to mainly work for  Contador so Juraj was out. This season he started very well too, doing a ton of hard work for Peter, and since this time Bora has a clear "green jersey history" goal, so I expected his nomination.

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3 hours ago, Agger said:

Massive disappointment that Mørkøv isn't in the Katusha team. Seems like they don't believe enough in Kristoff to put all focus on him!

Well, Kristoff hasn't been in a great shape at all the past months...I wonder if they'll give Zabel a chance now and then. 

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43 minutes ago, hckosice said:

 

:thumbup:

He deserved it. Already last year he was great. Definitely his best season so far, resulting in the National championship triumph and few months later he and Michael Kolář did a amazing job to help Peter maintain his world title. But as you know Tinkoff had 2 leaders, and selected riders to mainly work for  Contador so Juraj was out. This season he started very well too, doing a ton of hard work for Peter, and since this time Bora has a clear "green jersey history" goal, so I expected his nomination.

It's quite an interesting team anyway. I'm guessing Majka is officially going for the GC, only to lose 20 minutes early on and going for stage wins again :p 

 

Very curious to see what Buchmann can do after his 3rd place in the Youth GC last year. 

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heywoodu    1,282

Sky
Froome
Sergio Henao
Kiryienka
Knees
Kwiatkowski
Landa
Nieve
Rowe
Thomas

 

Meaning that when the main group on the climbs is down to 10-15 riders, Froome still has half his team with him :p 

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Jan Ullrich isn't invited to the Grand Depart because of his doping history, yet the likes of Jalabert, Virenque, Hinault etc are of course happily invited all the time, the hypocrisy is painful :roflmao:

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Tour de France organizers don't have humour :roflmao:

 

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Tour de France organizers will contact Jan Bakelants's AG2R-La Mondiale team to ask him to apologize after the Belgian rider was reported to have made derogatory comments about the race's podium girls.

 

Bakelants allegedly made the comments in an interview with Belgian paper Het Laatste Nieuws.

 

"We will contact his team so that he makes an apology," Tour director Christian Prudhomme told Reuters on Wednesday.

 

Contacted by Reuters, AG2R-La Mondiale said: "We have seen this interview and the answers of Jan Bakelants, who certainly wanted to be humorous, but in the present case it was very bad taste. We apologize to the organizers and to those who may have been offended by this remark."

 

At the 2013 Tour of Flanders, now world champion Peter Sagan apologized after grabbing a podium girl's bottom.

The Tour de France starts on Saturday.

 

Bakelants was asked some questions by Het Laatste Nieuws:

 

Question: When will you call your parents for the first time?

Answer: "When I'm done with all the porn movies, so they can bring some new ones."

 

Q: Three weeks without sex, is that hard?

A: "Nah it's alright, you know, the porn movies....plus there's always the podium girls"

 

Q: What will you bring for the free moments?

A: "Definitely a pack of condoms, you never know where those podium girls have been."

 

Prudhomme probably lacks a sense of humour or took everything serious or something, because if he read the Belgian interview, he would have seen Bakelants has a family and was joking around with his answers. Shame on you Prudhomme, shame on you for overreacting in today's world :lol:

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2 minutes ago, mihamiha said:

slovenia will have brajkovič,bole,božič and roglič.roglič is of the favourites in kronometer

Roglic is the best buy LottoNL-Jumbo/Belkin/Blanco/Rabobank did in a very long time :d 

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