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Tour of Eritrea Discussion
Gustavovskiy
Tour of Eritrea

Hi and welcome to Eritrea!

The local Tour is about to set off for its 8th edition, having had its inaugural version back in 2013 with Gomez Marchante taking the crown at the time. Eventual winners of this race include names as big as Marquez, Kwiatkowski, Amador, Kudus and the most recent, Pinot, in 2019.

With so many prominent climbers on that list you know what's in store for the next days to come: climbing.

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The Eritreans prefer the "one big day of climbing" style of racing, packing all the juice of the GC battle on stage 3 where we reach Asmara. Stage 4 will see the riders go back the same route with a few hills on the way to the finish, while the final day has that horror seesaw profile with almost no respite, which should prove tough enough to at least tinker with the GC.

MONHILMONHIL
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afr.png Pinot8074pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mck.png Kuss7871
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/nel.png Ratiy8070pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/trg.png Cort Nielsen7874
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/lph.png Marquez7970pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eur.png Jaramillo7775
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/car.png Chamorro7875pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/cen.png Saggiorato7773
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bsb.png Ndayisenga7875pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/car.png Jang7676
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pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/phi.png Keinath7875pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnz.png Schultz7676
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/cdb.png Fabbro7875pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/spr.png Silva7673
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/cdb.png Warbasse7875pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eur.png Pavlic7572
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eur.png Atapuma7873pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gsc.png Khodayari7573
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/trg.png Lunke7872pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/cen.png Pernsteiner7577
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Unsurprisingly pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afr.png Pinot is back for the defense of his title. He could be seen as favourite no.1, being reigning champion and riding for an African team, but he is sure to find fierce competition. You have the pure mountain goats like pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/lph.png Marquez who could prove to be a serious pain in the rear, while a number of teams have some serious depth in their ranks like pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/cen.png Centovalli, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/cdb.png Carslberg, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eur.png Europcar or , pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/car.png Carrefour, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/trg.png Tryg, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/spr.png Sauber, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/phi.png Philips or perhaps more dangerously pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/nel.png Nordica. The list doesn't stop there with plenty of other meritable climbers more than capable of taking their bite of the pie.

We also have some pure puncheurs looking to get a break from the GC battle, or just here to protect their leaders on those less certain hilly days:

HillHill
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/ssr.png Zaini80pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/trg.png Hoelgaard77
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/esc.png Meyer79pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/eur.png Paulus77
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/car.png Quevedo78pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gsc.png Zordan77
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gct.png Eiking78pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/car.png Caruso77
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tst.png Barbin78pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bsb.png Ben Nasser77
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/esc.png Hugentobler78pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/sva.png Felline77
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gct.png Mehr-Wenige78pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/spr.png Pellaud77
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/spr.png Anuar Aziz78pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/sva.png Roux77
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/phi.png Watson78


And finally we have the sprinters:

FLASPRACCFLASPRACC
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/cdb.png Kragh Andersen778177pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/mck.png Keough737979
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afr.png Van Heerden718070pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/trg.png Krieger717979
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/car.png Lavoine738078pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/sva.png Colbrelli747975
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/lph.png Guillen668080pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/lph.png Manarelli727979
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tst.png Salleh708080pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bnz.png Altanzul727875
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/cdb.png Bertilsson737977pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/phi.png Boev727878
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tst.png Mezgec717977pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gla.png King757873
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/cen.png Reinhardt717984pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gsc.png Yamamoto727878
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/gsc.png Coutinho727980pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/cen.png Cisse747877
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/bsb.png Selig717981

Here pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/cdb.png Carlsberg has to be seen as the favourite squad for the flat stages with a solid duo in Kragh Andersen and Bertilsson. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/afr.png Van Heerden could be seen as their most direct rival with also pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/car.png Lavoine or pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/tst.png Salleh in the same level of favouritism, right next to the Theo Bos of the Americas, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2020/Micros/lph.png Guillen.

Good luck everyone, see you tomorrow in Mendefera!
Edited by Gustavovskiy on 28-12-2020 19:46
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Nemolito
Marquez quite high in the favourite's list due to his mountain stat, but I fear his lack of hill capacities will really hurt him. I will be happy with a GC top-10, and hopefully at least one podium spot during a stage. Thanks for the preview and good luck everyone.
 
Fabianski
That sprinter field is definitely stronger than what I hoped for... Still, after Reinhardt's performance in Barbados and Mexico, the goal must be at least one stage win and the green jersey.

In terms of GC, our best guess should be Saggiorato (77/73), who isn't even listed above although he should be stronger than some of the other guys up there... Manfredi, Mäder and Thièry are invited to join the breakaway.
If the final stage should be tougher than expected, Pernsteiner might improve quite a bit in the GC, too.

All in all, the mountains aren't our main strength this year, but we should still be able to get some decent depth points - and hopefully some great stage results!
 
baseballlover312
Apparently I made this a win goal. Every year I think I have it figured out and instead end up questioning what the hell I was thinking a few months ago. :lol:

I have no delusions of winning. A top 5 would be great though, top 10 is a necessity. In theory, the hills should help Warbasse and Fabbro, but it doesn't always work like that.

I'm most worried about AKA obviously with how sprints go. With Bertilsson, he should be the ultra favorite in this field. But I doubt it will work that way. More likely we burn out early or don't even participate. Just have to hope we get lucky. Worst case would be like Tachira, where we send our top GC guys to leadout duty and end up with nothing from the stage.

Thanks for the preview! Excited to be involved after an empty month for us.
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Ulrich Ulriksen
Keough and Kuss both at this race, so pretty much the McCormick first team, for what that is worth. Both clearly in the second tier of favorites so we will count success as Keogh actually contesting a sprint.
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AbhishekLFC
Quite a bit lower on the favourites' list for Keinath than what I was expecting but his stats should suit this race. Bardet too should be able to handle the profile. Didn't expect so many of the best CT sprinters to turn up here though!

Don't expect to get something along the lines of Tachira, but a Top 5 in the GC is the hope.

Thanks for the preview Gustav Smile
 
aidanvn13
Win goal for us and will be disappointed with anything less. Once again, the pressure is on Pinot to score as points in races without him are hard to come by. Don't expect much from JvH - more of a wildcard than anything else.
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ivaneurope
I'm here to just collect valuable information for when I ineviatably get relegated next season Pfft
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I really hope that Salleh and Barbin will have a good day again Grin
And that Venter can surprise again and collect a couple of KOM points for KOM general standing.
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cunego59
Hopefully Ndayisenga can make use of his solid hill stat here. Very close field, Top 10 is the minimum expectation, Top 5 would be great. This is also the first race in a while where I have actual expecations for Selig as well. And maybe some breakaway action from our youngsters again. Looking forward to the racing, thanks for the preview!
 
Bjartne
Finally some racing for us again after a quet month. We do have a lot of climbers available here, but no real leader, so not sure how this will work out.

Thanks for the preview! Smile
 
Gustavovskiy
Fabianski wrote:
In terms of GC, our best guess should be Saggiorato (77/73), who isn't even listed

Fixed. Sorry about that!

AbhishekLFC wrote:
Quite a bit lower on the favourites' list for Keinath than what I was expecting but his stats should suit this race.

Being as lazy a reporter as I am, that table is just a list of who has the bigger MO stat, which everybody knows is always super accurate!
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cunego59
Well, Selig with a big ol' Zabel'd here Grin Great to see Redecker working as a leadout, looks like the stage was maybe 100m too long. Third is still decent. Looks like the finish line on the pavement didn't quite match the one the game took, but that's lucky for us I guess.
 
Fabianski
Well, while we were rather lucky with the sprint AI in C1/HC races, it was the complete contrary today... The leadout seemed to work well, but apparently it was too early. Quite strange, as Guillén had much worse support stats than Reinhardt, but would probably have won from this situation...

I really hope we'll improve, as Reinhardt should honestly easily beat pretty much all of those who were ahead of him today. Coutinho is a worthy winner, though, congrats! We're still waiting for our first win of the season... And kind of inexplicable what once again happened to AKA - it's really time to improve that stupid sprint AI!

By the way, what happened to Mäder? I had some hopes for him taking minor U25 points, but with him losing 4 minutes today it really already looks like a race to forget for us - even more as we once again didn't even try to get someone into the breakaway. Apparently the boys are thinking we don't need these points...

Thanks for the report anyway, although I'm really p***ed with the results.
 
Nemolito
No breakaway appearance and no points from the sprint so not an amazing first stage for the yellow-red chickens. Happy for Guave though! Thanks for the report, G.
 
baseballlover312
Hopefully I will promote and then AKA can just be one of a bunch of B-C tier sprinters instead of the underwhelming favorite. Another stage with no explanation. I definitely will not not focus my team on sprints ever again, that's for sure.

Hopefully tomorrow we get lucky with the randomness, otherwise we can just look forward to the mountains.
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Ulrich Ulriksen
Stage was a plus for me from the first shot of the sprint which showed Keough actually sprinting. From there 5th was an outcome I can live with. Hopefully he can be consistent.

AKA is a mystery.
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Gustavovskiy
cunego59 wrote:
looks like the stage was maybe 100m too long.

Indeed. Tried a few thousand times to get the correct shot, but all I could get was that glorious Zabel.

Fabianski wrote:
By the way, what happened to Mäder?

Just checked the replay: he was spent after chasing the whole day at the head of the pack and lost contact around the 10km mark. Sorry for leaving that out.

@ Nemolito: thanks mate!

baseballlover312 wrote:
Another stage with no explanation.

What do you mean no explanation? The Hotel has assumed its blame already in the food poisoning ordeal. Or was it all a cover up story for something shadier?
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Ulrich Ulriksen
Fabianski wrote:
That sprinter field is definitely stronger than what I hoped for...


Wondered about that too. So I did a little math and this seems to be real. I think the concern about the value of lead outs led to a lot of second tier sprinters dropping down the divisions resulting in a glut of sprinters available in CT where they can potentially score points. You maybe see the same phenomenon in 79+ sprinters moving to PCT, although I think that is less conclusive.

Sprinters with 77+ in both SP and AC

20192020
PT4740
PCT6857
CT2747
A80
150144


Sprinters with 79+ in both SP and AC

20192020
PT2417
PCT2533
CT1413
A00
6363

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baseballlover312
Gustavovskiy wrote:
baseballlover312 wrote:
Another stage with no explanation.

What do you mean no explanation? The Hotel has assumed its blame already in the food poisoning ordeal. Or was it all a cover up story for something shadier?


I do have to give you credit for that one. Unfortunately we seem to be getting food poisoning from far too many hotels these days. Pfft
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