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Old 11-14-12, 22:46
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The "It's too hard for Gilbert" question is coming up in every single race thread.

Yet the same people argued that Gerrans was a favorite for the WC lol. Or even better, Nordhaug.
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horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato
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Old 11-15-12, 02:16
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Old 11-15-12, 04:25
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Greipel?

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horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato
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Old 11-15-12, 08:12
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The "It's too hard for Gilbert" question is coming up in every single race thread.

Yet the same people argued that Gerrans was a favorite for the WC lol. Or even better, Nordhaug.

Gerrans ia an enigma. Performs well in once race, and is **** in other.

Nordhaug got sick before Worlds ( as he usually does ... ) and still came in the first bunch.

Anyway, we'll see in Janaury
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Old 11-15-12, 09:44
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The "It's too hard for Gilbert" question is coming up in every single race thread.

Yet the same people argued that Gerrans was a favorite for the WC lol. Or even better, Nordhaug.
yeah I remember in lombardia how wrong we were oh wait...
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Old 11-15-12, 10:00
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Given how Gilbert climbed in the Tour last year, if he has reasonable form Willunga should be within his reach. After all, EBH wasn't very far off this year, and he's not a real climber either.

Gerrans is a strange rider, can't really compare him to Gilbert.
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Old 11-15-12, 12:26
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yeah I remember in lombardia how wrong we were oh wait...
You mean how he crashed out while he was leading the race? Yeah, I'd say you were wrong.

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Given how Gilbert climbed in the Tour last year, if he has reasonable form Willunga should be within his reach. After all, EBH wasn't very far off this year, and he's not a real climber either.

Gerrans is a strange rider, can't really compare him to Gilbert.
Yes, although I don't think Phil will be in winning shape already. Since 2009 he's always had a slower build-up towards his real goals: the Ardennes classics. Before 2009 he was always peaking too soon though. But maybe he just wants to win as early as possible to get the pressure of the rainbow jersey off him. If you can drop the worlds best riders on La Roche aux Faucons which is 1.5km at 10% you can handle Willunga hill in good shape surely...

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Gerrans ia an enigma. Performs well in once race, and is **** in other.

Nordhaug got sick before Worlds ( as he usually does ... ) and still came in the first bunch.

Anyway, we'll see in Janaury
Gerrans was never really going to compete without the Vuelta in his legs. EBH was the only rider in the top 5 that did it, but he's more talented than Gerrans and he probably surprised a lot of people.
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horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato
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Goss will woop boonens candy ass in a sprint he cares about, any day of the week

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Old 11-15-12, 13:13
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lol @ your pathetic excuse. gilbert was already dropped hard before he crashed. that's the reaosn why he crashed, he had to take risks to get back to the front
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Old 11-15-12, 14:00
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lol @ your pathetic excuse. gilbert was already dropped hard before he crashed. that's the reaosn why he crashed, he had to take risks to get back to the front
He was a few seconds behind on the Sormano, so was Samu Sanchez yet he was second that day. The hills after that climb were all in Phil's territory, so he could've won without that crash.

Phil always takes risks in a descent. He won Lombardia in 2010 by taking risks on the descent.

He was already back at the front and had a nice gap on the rest of the field. So no he wasn't taking risks to get back, he was taking risks to win the race. It's not that hard to understand now is it? He's not a coward and descends like a crazy man sometimes.

He was leading the race before he crashed, get that through your thick skull.

You're acting like the race finished on Sormano.
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Old 11-15-12, 14:16
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Yeah and Samu Sanchez was second, but without any chance of winning.
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