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Old 26-01-2012, 23:48
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not sure about this year but they showed that and also the Tour of Oman.

Qatar is very windy so basically every day they leave Qatar Town and head out into the wind and then come back for a bunch sprint. If you lose a wheel it's impossible to get it back and you end up with the peloton being split into groups because of this
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Old 27-01-2012, 15:30
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It's quite exciting if the wind gets up and echelons start to form and the peloton gets split up.........

I expect Eurosport will be showing it - they have for the last couple of years
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Old 27-01-2012, 19:10
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Harmon's tweeted he is doing Qatar and Paris-Nice. I hope they provide coverage of the KBK and Het Nieuwsblad to open the European season this year.
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Old 29-01-2012, 10:07
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Tut-tut! Strolling though the lobby in road cleats and hanging bikes on the front door http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/gall...079045&index=1

Highlights of British Track Cycling on ITV4 tomorrow evening: http://www.teamsky.com/article/1,272...462948,00.html
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Old 04-02-2012, 13:32
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Qatar on TV from tomorrow lunchtime. Cavendish feverish today. His old teammate and adversary Greipel has already withdrawn due to illness.

Paris-Nice does not finish on the prom this year. Instead there is a short uphill time trial (10km @ 5%): http://www.letour.fr/2012/PNC/COURSE..._parcours.html
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Old 04-02-2012, 21:27
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Qatar on TV from tomorrow lunchtime. Cavendish feverish today. His old teammate and adversary Greipel has already withdrawn due to illness.

Paris-Nice does not finish on the prom this year. Instead there is a short uphill time trial (10km @ 5%): http://www.letour.fr/2012/PNC/COURSE..._parcours.html
Really don't like it when a race finishes with a time trial.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:41
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Don't forget Tour of Qatar stage 1 is live on Eurosport 2 today at 12.15pm.
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:10
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Started early - it's on now

30K to go - tailwind

Cav is riding despite not feeling too well
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Old 05-02-2012, 13:05
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Boonen wins easily - was anybody else even trying?!
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Old 05-02-2012, 14:17
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Harmon was mentionning the early season races that ES are covering and I think there might be a couple of new ones.....

Tour of Taiwan - don't remember seeing that before

Tour of catalonia - they used to show these a few years ago but it dropped off the schedule
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Old 05-02-2012, 16:27
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The Tour of the Algarve is also live in the ES schedule alongside 30min Oman daily highlights.
Really don't like it when a race finishes with a time trial.
There was a natural drama to the final stage: a double climb for a breakaway and then a wide descent and long drag along the seafront for the chase. In some years the whole race comes down to that last time gap.

I still have not warmed to the Sky Team colours - it still looks like a winter training kit to me. I liked the green version of the Garmin; presumably a national champs version.
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Old 05-02-2012, 21:54
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. I liked the green version of the Garmin; presumably a national champs version.
I agree it does look good. Isn't it Maurilio Fischers' Brazilian champs jersey?
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:10
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Contador banned for two years according to Reuters
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Old 07-02-2012, 14:48
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Cav outsprints Boonen to win the stage

Looking at the head on, Cav looks like a little boy next to Boonen.............
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:17
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Great day for Team Sky on Tuesday with wins for Mark Cavendish in Qatar and Lars-Petter Nordhaung at Trofeo Deia in Spain.
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Old 08-02-2012, 13:22
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Boonen looking in really good shape for the classics.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:46
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I completely forgot to watch yesterday, just flicked over in time to see Boonen on the podium

Remembered today though - another win for Cav. He just left them for dead in the sprint even though he didn't have much of a lead out. Did a great job jumping from wheel to wheel and took off 100 yards out
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Old 09-02-2012, 13:57
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I completely forgot to watch yesterday, just flicked over in time to see Boonen on the podium
Boonen and his team had managed to break up the peleton in the wind, and the Cavendish group never quite got back on the wheel again - although I don't think they put a big effort in, the 2 Sky riders in the lead group seemed to have been given a free hand.
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Old 09-02-2012, 15:02
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Boonen looking in really good shape for the classics.
Unfortunately for him, so is Cancellara.
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Old 09-02-2012, 20:42
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Good win for another British rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke in the tour of the med today also! Been a fantastic week for British cycling.
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Old 14-02-2012, 13:33
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What races (and dates) will Eurosport show this month?
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Old 14-02-2012, 13:39
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What races (and dates) will Eurosport show this month?
Tour of Oman - Race started today, but there are highlights on Eurosport 2 from tomorrow.

Volta ao Algarve - Live on Eurosport 2 from tomorrow, although the coverage seems to be quite brief.

Then Paris-Nice from the 4th of March.
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Old 14-02-2012, 13:42
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Tons of coverage of the track World Cup from the new London Velodrome from Friday and over the weekend on both BBC (live and red button) and Eurosport.
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Old 14-02-2012, 13:44
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Tour of Oman - Race started today, but there are highlights on Eurosport 2 from tomorrow.

Volta ao Algarve - Live on Eurosport 2 from tomorrow, although the coverage seems to be quite brief.

Then Paris-Nice from the 4th of March.
What's the reason why the Tour of Oman starts today and the first highlights package starts on Wednesday ?
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Old 14-02-2012, 13:50
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What's the reason why the Tour of Oman starts today and the first highlights package starts on Wednesday ?
No idea.

Stage 5 looks good, though: http://www.letour.fr/PHOTOS/TOO/2012/500/PROFIL.gif
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