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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 12-20-12, 14:54
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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?
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Where did you find his WC 2012 Cauberg time?
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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.
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