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Old 11-06-12, 11:33
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Vandborg back to Liquigas Or Cannondale...

http://www.feltet.dk/nyheder/vandbor...l_basso_og_co/
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Vandborg back to Liquigas Or Cannondale...

http://www.feltet.dk/nyheder/vandbor...l_basso_og_co/
He must have the best manager of all time since a rider like him, who has done nothing for years, can keep getting these contracts while much better riders strugle to get jobs.
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Old 11-06-12, 12:31
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How do you define "good" in the case of a domestique? You won't see the worth of such a rider in his cq points. Or why do you think Rabobank has kept Grischa Niermann for more than a decade?

Vandborg is a valuable water-carrier and pacemaker on flat stages. Every team needs riders like him.
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Old 11-06-12, 12:45
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How do you define "good" in the case of a domestique? You won't see the worth of such a rider in his cq points. Or why do you think Rabobank has kept Grischa Niermann for more than a decade?

Vandborg is a valuable water-carrier and pacemaker on flat stages. Every team needs riders like him.
Every team needs good water-carriers and pacemakers, not riders like Vandborg who has done nothing and is dropped right away. And good pacemakers are pretty easy to spot also as they're in the front of the peloton, something Vandborg has been very little. One time when he did a decent pull in a TDF-stage for Liquigas in 2009 is pretty much what I can remember of him doing valuable pacemaker work. Niermann for comparison has often been visible at the front.

If he was so valuable he would also not have been sacked from Saxo, who should know if he had such hidden qualities. But no they saw that Vandborgs 74 place !!! in Dauphine trying to get on the TDF-team left him so exhausted that he was gruppetto every day in the TDF unable to do any kind of help at all.

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He must have the best manager of all time since a rider like him, who has done nothing for years, can keep getting these contracts while much better riders strugle to get jobs.
he is best friend of basso
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How do you define "good" in the case of a domestique? You won't see the worth of such a rider in his cq points. Or why do you think Rabobank has kept Grischa Niermann for more than a decade?

Vandborg is a valuable water-carrier and pacemaker on flat stages. Every team needs riders like him.
same reason they kept boven for 15 years. he has friends (gesink, boogerd)
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same reason they kept boven for 15 years. he has friends (gesink, boogerd)
And now he is DS. I can only imagine he only has useful advice for the first 50km.
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Old 11-06-12, 20:32
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CWO has signed two new riders. They're providing following clues:

- One is a double World Champ
- Both riders have been World Champs in Road, Track or MTB
- The two riders have no doping convictions
- Both are to ride as active riders
- Not Igor Astarloa
- Both riders are under the age of 28
- Both riders are men
This team is getting more and more ridiculous.
I didn't like them to begin with, but now I can't stand them.
Clutching for every opportunity to get into the media.
Other teams would just make a press release "we signed rider XY".
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I'd love to see him have another go. A complete enigma but man the guy was a tank at U23
he lost oneyear because of alcohol related problems
farnese tried to rescue him from this terrible addiction
he was twice in alcoholic coma , then 2 years ago he was back on the bike for scinto and he started the year with a couple of long breakaways in tirreno adriatico but he was not able to do anything treally good.

he really needs to be helped
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Atlas Personal signs:

Kanstantin Klimiankou (BLR)
Maksym Averin (UKR)
Oleksandr Polivoda (UKR)
Mathieu Chiocca (FRA)
Giorgio Brambilla (ITA)

http://www.cyclismactu.net/news-tran...nal-28690.html

The signing of Brambilla might be a sign that LEOPARD TREK CT may not continue anymore. Since it was basically created for Jungels, who has now passed pro, it has served its purpose. There are no other Luxembourg talents at the moment. Kirsch looks promising, but not like the winner type. Its other main leaders Julian Kern and Aleksandr Pliuschin were able to step up too, so for some riders it really worked as a stepping stone. Brambilla had a lot of podium placings but only one win IIANM. Going to Atlas Personal is not really a step up from LEOPARD TREK.
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