World cycling tour of Florence
Hanging by the Football section opens its Everything But Football, that little corner where twice a week will discuss the highlights of today, sporty. to get started, We open with cycling and this Sunday 29 September's World Cycling is disputed in highway, culmination of an intense week of disputes of various specialties existing cyclists, both trial and offline, both men and women, both professionals and amateurs.
Definitely, The showpiece will be holding online test that will run Elite Men between the towns of Lucca and Florence. And rarely in recent years a world championship has been as hard as this edition. 272 cyclists will travel kilometers divided into a first tranche of 100 llanos kilometers and a subsequent circuit 16,57 kilometers which will have to give 10 round. Definitely, This final part will be the real litmus test for candidates to win the rainbow mallot.
It is hard and selective ten spins which include a climb to a second port as the Fiesole (4,3 kilometers 5,2% average gradient ramps up 9%) in the initial part and the short but tough climb to Via Salvati (600 meters 10% but with ramps 16%), which it is five kilometers goal.
An ideal route for cyclists coming in the form and passing the mid-mountain with ease and above all enjoy a good ending. In that sense, Sagan Peter's, Alejandro Valverde and Joaquin Rodriguez is postulated as the top seeds, given that one in Canada and the Spaniards in the Tour have shown remarkable physical form. It is logical that the first few laps are scoring and wear and lapsing As you test breaks occur until the final laps among the strongest strengths of each team in game.
Nor should we rule out other good upfinishers as the Belgian Philipp Gilbert or the unborn as climbers can be Vincenzo Nibali, Nairo Quintana or Alberto Contador, although the route does not seem as enough to arrive solo cyclists of this kind. Let alone the Swiss Fabian Cancellara, a dangerous man in one-day races.
Participation will be luxury Wiggins, Froome in the UK team, included. In fact, will be the first five of the Tour de France, something rarely seen in recent years. And it's rarely, World Cup had appeared so favorable to climbers reminiscent of Duitama. A priori, the strongest is the Spanish box will feature Daniel Moreno, Luis Leon Sanchez, Jonathan Castroviejo, José Herrada, Egoi Martinez and Samuel Sanchez said Contador more, Valverde and Joaquin Rodriguez. Of course Italy and France also will walk behind, the same as Colombia which has a magical trident Nairo Quintana, Sergio Henao and Rigoberto Uran.
The time trial will be held on Wednesday between Montecatini and Florence 56,8 kilometers of flat land. A long distance where Luis Leon Sanchez and Jonathan Castroviejo will have the tough mission to beat Bradley Wiggins, Fabian Cancellara o Tony Martin, the great specialists and favorites for medals.