Best Uphill Sprinter From Those 4? (6-8%) - Page 8 - Cyclingnews Forum

Go Back   Cyclingnews Forum > Road > Professional road racing

Professional road racing A place to discuss all things related to current professional road races. Here, you can also touch on the latest news relating to professional road racing. A doping discussion free forum.

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%
Voters: 99. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #71  
Old 12-20-12, 15:54
El Pistolero's Avatar
El Pistolero El Pistolero is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 14,170
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ferminal View Post
Yeh, so a whole 70m vertical. Think Purito would need 100+
Still lost to Phil at Mur de Huy, 1.3km with an average of 10%.

Even in his bad shape this spring he was third at FW.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryo Hazuki View Post
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
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Hitch
Goss will woop boonens candy ass in a sprint he cares about, any day of the week
Reply With Quote
  #72  
Old 12-20-12, 17:59
Miburo's Avatar
Miburo Miburo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 4,844
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by El Pistolero View Post
Still lost to Phil at Mur de Huy, 1.3km with an average of 10%.

Even in his bad shape this spring he was third at FW.
What about FW '10 ? also bad shape?
Reply With Quote
  #73  
Old 12-20-12, 18:08
Pentacycle's Avatar
Pentacycle Pentacycle is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Wageningen, Netherlands
Posts: 2,060
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Miburo View Post
What about FW '10 ? also bad shape?
Gilbert improves season after season, he's the master of super compensation(recovery after training/races/season as a whole) so he was a better rider in 2011 than he was in 2010.

In 2012 his FTP in tests was higher than ever, but because he had to start too late with his preparation(due to tiredness from 2011), he had bad form and endurance. In FW endurance is less important than in LBL or AGR, that's why he still rode so well. The distance of the other 2 hurt him much more than FW's 200kms.

If Gilbert is in top shape next year in the Ardennes, he will beat his Cauberg an Mur de Huy climbing times once again, like he did on the Worlds. Only if his off season recovery starts getting worse, he'll be past his best. But until then he's unstoppable on hills when on form.
Reply With Quote
  #74  
Old 12-20-12, 19:35
Panda Claws's Avatar
Panda Claws Panda Claws is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,999
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pentacycle View Post
Gilbert improves season after season, he's the master of super compensation(recovery after training/races/season as a whole) so he was a better rider in 2011 than he was in 2010.

In 2012 his FTP in tests was higher than ever, but because he had to start too late with his preparation(due to tiredness from 2011), he had bad form and endurance. In FW endurance is less important than in LBL or AGR, that's why he still rode so well. The distance of the other 2 hurt him much more than FW's 200kms.

If Gilbert is in top shape next year in the Ardennes, he will beat his Cauberg an Mur de Huy climbing times once again, like he did on the Worlds. Only if his off season recovery starts getting worse, he'll be past his best. But until then he's unstoppable on hills when on form.

Where did you find his WC 2012 Cauberg time?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by the sceptic View Post
The best part is that Gerro will forever be haunted by the thought of what could have happened if he took a pull.
Reply With Quote
  #75  
Old 12-20-12, 19:42
Netserk's Avatar
Netserk Netserk is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Denmark
Posts: 12,904
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Panda Claws View Post
Where did you find his WC 2012 Cauberg time?
Jens Attacks!

http://climbing-records.blogspot.ro/
__________________
Cancellara is like The Black Album. Really good but way overrated.
Quote:
Definition of Wheelsucking:
When a rider refuses to take a pull even though it is tactically and/or strategically more sound to take a pull
*Refusing to pull when it is tactically and/or strategically more sound not to is therefore not wheelsucking
Change my pitch up/Smack my bitch up
Reply With Quote
  #76  
Old 12-20-12, 19:58
the asian's Avatar
the asian the asian is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Colombo
Posts: 3,321
Default

If it's 1KM it's definitely Gilbert. For 2 Km it would be tighter but I feel It will still be Phil over Valverde.
Have to see more of Sagan to judge whether he can hold it for 2 km.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:42.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2006 - 2009 Future Publishing Limited. All rights reserved. Future Publishing Limited is part of the Future plc group. Future Publishing Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with company registration number 2008885 whose registered office is at Beauford Court 30 Monmouth Street Bath, UK BA1 2BW England.