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Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:53 pm
by petepeterson
What up with Froome's back? Would make the tour much more interesting for me if his preparation is less than perfect.

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:53 pm
by Weenie

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:26 pm
by ultyguy
stella-azzurra wrote:Valverde looks good early this year. I wrote him off 2 years ago. :lol: :noidea:

Must be the 2 kilos he lost....switching from Pina to Canyon ;-)

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:10 pm
by KWalker
He was really consistent last year with some bad luck in places.

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:52 am
by ichobi
4-5 wins already this season? And he was very active at Strade. If there is a few riders who ride great all year round, it would be him and Rodriguez. I hope this kind of riding doesn't jeopardize their chance at Grand Tours

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:06 am
by stuka666
I think it's 5 wins this year.

Hard to maintain this level all year, the same goes for Kwiatkowski

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Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:02 am
by Permon
ultyguy wrote:
stella-azzurra wrote:Valverde looks good early this year. I wrote him off 2 years ago. :lol: :noidea:

Must be the 2 kilos he lost....switching from Pina to Canyon ;-)


My Dogma on Campa Record, Bora 35 is 6,9kg.
I doubt his Canyon is 4,9kg :welcome:

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:21 am
by efeballi
I found the finale of Strade Bianche similar to 2013 Tour of Flanders. Sagan tried to do what Cancellara did to him on Kwaremont, but failed.
He shoulda stayed on Kwiatek's wheel.


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Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:46 am
by asdf123
efeballi wrote:I found the finale of Strade Bianche similar to 2013 Tour of Flanders. Sagan tried to do what Cancellara did to him on Kwaremont, but failed.
He shoulda stayed on Kwiatek's wheel.


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Exactly but it seemed to me that Sagan just didn't have the legs and Kwiatek was the stronger one.
Great win for the fellow Pole. He's the rider to watch in upcoming years.

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:39 am
by g_doraz
asdf123 wrote:Great win for the fellow Pole. He's the rider to watch in upcoming years.


+1. Would love to see this guy podium in an Grand Tour at some point.


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Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:50 pm
by ichobi
He needs to decide what he will specialize in. Rare to see someone so good at everything.

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:57 pm
by KWalker
Can he TT? I think that will decide his future for him? He's a solid climber mainly due to his build size, but oddly was holding his own on the cobbles at Flanders last year. My guess is Ardennes classics/1 week stage races become his specialty and he pulls off a GT podium in the Giro or Vuelta in the next 3 years.

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:03 pm
by asdf123
Yes. His TT is not an issue. Very nice power output for his weight it seems as I follow his Strava. He will most definitely be stronger as years go by ;)

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:14 pm
by nathanong87
cool photo off MK IG 2008
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Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:33 pm
by martinko
efeballi wrote:I found the finale of Strade Bianche similar to 2013 Tour of Flanders. Sagan tried to do what Cancellara did to him on Kwaremont, but failed.
He shoulda stayed on Kwiatek's wheel.


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I thought Kwiatkowski was staying on Sagan's wheel for most of the time in last km's ;)

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:55 pm
by efeballi
Right? Sagan is the superior sprinter, he should have focussed on staying with Kwiatek to the finish. Trying to drop him on a climb was a dumb move IMO.


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Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:55 pm
by Weenie