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24 February 2013 - 11:26 AMSome of you may recall the Flanders Classics app that was released last year by the holding that runs and operates most of the Flemish races during the spring season, Flanders Classics. It was a success, so they are releasing an updated version with, on popular request, English and French translations.
Apart from that it works more or less the same as last time with all the race information, race predictions and other fun stuff. One of the novelties is that it also gives tourist information about hotels, museums and places to visit in the area.
It's free, available for iOS Android and Windows Phone and can be found here
21 February 2013 - 04:09 PMFirst of the (semi-)classic races this season, and an exciting field! Gilbert is not riding and Boonen says he probably won't be an important factor given his messed up early season (in hospital twice, with elbow and knee injuries), so the race is wide open to anyone who's in shape!
I think Boom and Vanmarcke will make a good showing, but I also think guys like Van Keirsbulck and Stybar can handle these distances pretty well and definitely have the talent to win races like these. So, as a cyclocross love, I will go for a dark horse pick and say Zdenek Stybar.
EDIT: forgot to make it a public poll! Sorry
19 July 2012 - 06:15 PM
Barring mechanical failures or bad luck, this TT seems like a complete formality. Wiggins becomes the first British rider to win the Tour.
The battle will be likely between him and Froome with Cancellara and Martin gone. If Chavanel hadn't dropped out of the race sick I would have called him an outsider after 3 weeks!
19 July 2012 - 06:11 PM
A sprint, no doubt. With only the Champs left after this the teams of the sprinters will want to grab this opportunity with both hands. I'm thinking about riders/teams like Goss/Greenedge in particular who are out of the race for green and don't have a stage win yet. Add to that the fact that a lot of the fast men have packed their bags already, and there may be some teams with second-row sprinters who are smelling a good placing on the stage.
I can see Liquigas putting the pedal down hard on the last cat 4 climb to shake off some guys like Cav - it's not long but still (1.9 kilometre-long climb at 5.7%). Sagan should survive that easily, some other sprinters may be harder pressed this far in the race if the pace is very high.
Does this stage really have to be 222km long though? Seems so pointless.
19 July 2012 - 10:34 AMShort, nasty and brutish. Thomas Hobbes would be proud. If anyone still wants to try anything to dislodge Wiggins and Froome, this is the day. Evans for the early suicide attack a la Contador? We can only hope!
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