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View Poll Results: Best Uphill Sprinter From Those 4? (6-8%)
A.Valverde 11 11.11%
P.Gilbert 55 55.56%
J.Rodriguez 15 15.15%
P.Sagan 18 18.18%
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Old 12-19-12, 17:13
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A 1 km hill at 6%, Gilbert has been unbeatable on those for a while. I don't know if he still is, but I guess so.

Anything longer, I don't know. Valverde maybe.
In 2011, yes. But so far 2011 seems to be an exception, in all other years he hasn't been unbeatable.

But my post was making the point that with 2 HC climbs before 500m hill, Purito will win.
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In 2011, yes. But so far 2011 seems to be an exception, in all other years he hasn't been unbeatable.

But my post was making the point that with 2 HC climbs before 500m hill, Purito will win.
Looked pretty unbeatable to me on the Cauberg this year. Which is a 1.2km hill with an average of 6%.

We all know he stuffed up his winter prep last year. Why else do you think he's starting Down Under this year?
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in 2011 this was gilbert. now it is sagan
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Looked pretty unbeatable to me on the Cauberg this year. Which is a 1.2km hill with an average of 6%.

We all know he stuffed up his winter prep last year. Why else do you think he's starting Down Under this year?
how about giving another example of 2012?
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how about giving another example of 2012?
La Lastrilla in the Vuelta beating Valverde, Moreno and Rodriguez.

Let's see, 2 of those are in this poll.

Oh, and Montjuic in Barcelona is another example.
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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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to me a sprint is an effort that is so short that aerobic and even anaerobic capacity dont matter and thats about 30s max. However, Gilbert in top form should take this, he has demonstrated his extra power at the mur de huy as well as at lbl so 2km shouldnt be too long.
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Gilbert, with Purito second. Sagan will be the best in a couple years and once Purito and Gilbert start to get older and lose their edge.
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Gilbert, with Purito second. Sagan will be the best in a couple years and once Purito and Gilbert start to get older and lose their edge.
I would wait a little while longer with that prediction. In 2005 Boonen was God, but the playing field leveled somewhat with the breakthrough of Cancellara in 2006. Same could happen to Sagan.
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I would wait a little while longer with that prediction. In 2005 Boonen was God, but the playing field leveled somewhat with the breakthrough of Cancellara in 2006. Same could happen to Sagan.
boonen wasn't anywhere near as god as sagan was when he was 22. boonen was also a cobble rider. sagan is so much more
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phil. but sagan is dangerous
also ricky if he's cleared by cas
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