Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About Impressum
It is currently Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:39 pm

All times are UTC+01:00





Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 6686 posts ]  Go to page Previous 1412 413 414 415 416446 Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:09 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat May 17, 2014 7:40 am
Posts: 206
Rondje wrote:
Craigagogo wrote:
Geoff wrote:
That is exactly what happened. Through the start/finish, he attacked and there was no response. Neither wanted to be the one to follow. We may see that play-out again between them throughout the Season, which could result in some unexpected wins.


On one occasion I recall MvP hot on Wout van Aert's wheel, when WvA was accelerating off the front. MvP had little trouble passing Toon Aerts with ease to mark the move. Perhaps MvP didn't want to chase his countryman down, although he could have easily done so, as it was pretty obvious that MvP is still on form to win?


It wasn't really because he was a fellow countryman. Lars just took the right moment and both V Aert and VD Poel where looking at each other to close the gap. VD Poel won't give away a present like that to lose his first race. V Aert probably though it was up to VD Poel to close since he is the one to beat, and VD Poel though V Aert needed the win more as he hasn't won yet and is World Champion.

It is going to be interesting to see how the season continues. VD Poel came of the mountainbike on great form while V Aert still seems to grow. But V Aert wants to do the impossible by doing the spring classics and most of the CX races. While even Boom who only done around 10 CX races last year missed endurance for the classics last year.


It's certainly impossible to do them all in peak form. If you had to scrap one of: early season crosses, world championships, spring classics, I know what I'd choose. I think that is in large part the simple explanation of VDP outright dominance in CX right now (apart from VDP being a fantastic and unbelievably talented rider ofcourse, perhaps the outright best on any given day regardless of Van Aerts form).


Top
   
Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:09 pm 


Top
   
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:23 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:48 pm
Posts: 247
Location: Belgium
Vdp has better skills on the bike and seems to enjoy cycling more than wva.
When i see WvA on his bike i always think he is sitting way deep in front, his handlebar seems so low what makes the technical sections harder + jumping is more difficult.
In the race saturday he lost much time due 2 not jumping!
He should get over his fear of falling, FAST!


Top
   
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:27 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat May 17, 2014 7:40 am
Posts: 206
VDP is a once in a generation natural talent, that's for sure. The Peter Sagan of CX.


Top
   
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:08 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:39 am
Posts: 1017
Location: Blacksburg, VA
I think we'll see WvA move to the road permanently in the next year or two. Would be very surprised in QSF didn't snatch him up. Or, God help us, Sky.


Top
   
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:58 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:46 pm
Posts: 822
Location: Netherlands
LeDuke wrote:
I think we'll see WvA move to the road permanently in the next year or two. Would be very surprised in QSF didn't snatch him up. Or, God help us, Sky.


He is already riding the classics next year (at least those for whom his team gets a wildcard), so if it goes as he pleases he maybe makes the definitive jump the year after. QS indeed seems the best fit, a new Belgium leading man after Boonen is gone. About Sky, VD Poel once said in a interview that he really likes them. Something I don't understand at all since he is an intuitive rider, not really programmed.


Top
   
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:43 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:39 am
Posts: 1017
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Well, VdP is staying with Cross/MTB until 2020.

Sky, or any other current team for that matter, might not exist at that point in time.


Top
   
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:53 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:58 am
Posts: 1379
Location: 604
Norregard wrote:
VDP is a once in a generation natural talent, that's for sure. The Peter Sagan of CX.


man pro cycling more than any other sport is so what have you done for me lately.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sven_Nys#Major_results


Top
   
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:35 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:43 pm
Posts: 3332
Norregard wrote:
VDP is a once in a generation natural talent, that's for sure. The Peter Sagan of CX.

I dunno. Road racing is so powerful right now that the only way to find out if someone is the "Peter Sagan of XYZ" is for them to switch to road and compete against Peter Sagan. Seems like money and competition-wise everything on track*, CX and XC is secondary to the road for drawing in the very top talent. And I say that as a huge fan of Nino Schurter, but I wonder what his record would be like if riders like Sagan hadn't ditched XC early on to get a guaranteed payday on the road.

* Apart from the pure match sprinters.


Top
   
PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:15 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat May 17, 2014 7:40 am
Posts: 206
petepeterson wrote:
Norregard wrote:
VDP is a once in a generation natural talent, that's for sure. The Peter Sagan of CX.


man pro cycling more than any other sport is so what have you done for me lately.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sven_Nys#Major_results


Not sure how you've come to that post. Sven Nys was the once in a generation natural talent of his generation. (At first I was even going to post 'VDP is the Sven Nys of his generation but I couldn't find a good counterpart for WVA in the older generation, perhaps Wellens of Albert).


Top
   
PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:51 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat May 17, 2014 7:40 am
Posts: 206
wingguy wrote:
Norregard wrote:
VDP is a once in a generation natural talent, that's for sure. The Peter Sagan of CX.

I dunno. Road racing is so powerful right now that the only way to find out if someone is the "Peter Sagan of XYZ" is for them to switch to road and compete against Peter Sagan. Seems like money and competition-wise everything on track*, CX and XC is secondary to the road for drawing in the very top talent. And I say that as a huge fan of Nino Schurter, but I wonder what his record would be like if riders like Sagan hadn't ditched XC early on to get a guaranteed payday on the road.

* Apart from the pure match sprinters.


Oh, I didn't mean it in a literal head-to-head way. I was referring to VDPs happy go lucky, little bit extravagant on the bike, making everything look so easy style and attitude.


Top
   
PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:07 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:37 am
Posts: 48
I don't know if you are dutch, but if you hear VDP talking he is besides the having fun bit not like Sagan.


Top
   
PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:25 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:48 pm
Posts: 247
Location: Belgium
No, indeed. You can see/hear that vdp comes from a good family, well educated, has good manners.
Sagan is the total opposite, only thing he can, is ride a bike, real good.


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:29 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:20 pm
Posts: 1900
Location: New Zealand
Feeling for Katie Compton, damn asthma attacks during the race.

_________________
2012 BMC SLR 6.02kg http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=110390


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:28 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:43 pm
Posts: 118
Sam Bennett was looking impressive in Turkey. Maybe not against top tier sprinters, but I'm wondering if he is going to "step up" his performance next year. Shame about his tumble on that last corner.

_________________
Cervelo R3 - 5.4kg viewtopic.php?f=10&t=142420


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:02 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:46 pm
Posts: 822
Location: Netherlands
Think it's safe to say we won't see Dumoulin fighting Froome this year. With only 30 TT km's he might look elsewhere. It looks like the ASO keeps their faith in Bardet, Pinot and Barguil while they are never going to beat Froome. Quintana got a good shot at it (if he's rested) but I got no idea how he is going to survive the 21,7km of cobbles on stage 9.

Great course tho, I'm already looking forward to stage 9 and there are some really great mountain stages, lets hope stage 17 going to be fireworks as a 65km mountain stage.


Top
   
Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:02 pm 


Top
   
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 6686 posts ]  Go to page Previous 1412 413 414 415 416446 Next

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Pirelli Pzero Velo (and their varience) tire discussion thread.

[ Go to page: 1 2 3 ]

in Everything wheels

Hexsense

33

5179

Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:23 am

TobinHatesYou View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. 2017 Madonne 9.2

in Road

nycjwi

1

1473

Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:27 pm

FIJIGabe View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. 2017 Mavic

in Everything wheels

gitsome

12

1565

Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:30 pm

TheKaiser View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Prologo Zero C3 CPC 2017

in Road

marcelflash

3

923

Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:48 am

marcelflash View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Colnago V2-R 2017

[ Go to page: 15 6 7 8 9 ]

in Road

3Pio

120

21787

Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:25 pm

Calnago View the latest post


All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: dmtevo, Google Adsense [Bot], robikka and 15 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited