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Old 01-01-13, 15:49
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Lets wait and see what Taylor will do in the coming years. On the other hand, he does have a nice gene pool.
This I agree with. He is already a good ITT'er. Can't climb (yet) but is not hopeless at climbing.

I think he's more one day rider but we'll see. He openly states that he won't win a GT. But you never know.
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Old 01-01-13, 16:19
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This I agree with. He is already a good ITT'er. Can't climb (yet) but is not hopeless at climbing.

I think he's more one day rider but we'll see. He openly states that he won't win a GT. But you never know.
He is skinny, thin ankles [=climbing proneness], bit like Zulle, with the right training he can learn to climb to a level where he can kill everyone off in the time trials. Otherwise, a great Paris Roubaix winner for the future.
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Any future British GT contender will almost certainly be an ex track rider.Likewise any Australian.This wasn't always the case.
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Old 01-01-13, 16:26
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He is skinny, thin ankles [=climbing proneness], bit like Zulle, with the right training he can learn to climb to a level where he can kill everyone off in the time trials. Otherwise, a great Paris Roubaix winner for the future.
Agree. He's PR material and maybe Flanders. He'll be a great one day rider. He doesn't have Andy Shleck abilities like Andy did at 22 going up the mountains.
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Old 01-01-13, 16:31
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Any future British GT contender will almost certainly be an ex track rider.Likewise any Australian.This wasn't always the case.
In Australia the seasons are in reverse. Track was in the summer so grew very big because it became a family sport whereby the road season was in winter and competed with Australian Rules/Rugby.

That's different now whereby national junior road riders like in the UK are stationed in the Europe and in their summer.

Still track riders don't become GT riders. What you present explains nothing about the phenomenon that occurred with Wiggins.
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Old 01-01-13, 16:35
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What you present explains nothing about the phenomenon that occurred with Wiggins.
Rudi Altig Hog, how about him?

He was the one of.

To the Schleck in the previous post: he and his father are quite special in a sence.
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Anyone in the last 40 years?

Moser, yes. Agreed. Blood doper though. One of the first to blood dope mind you.
BZZZZZZZZZZZZT! Irrelevant to his GT prowess.

The clinic has already established that blood doping was not possible in the 80's for GT's.
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Old 01-01-13, 16:59
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Rudi Altig Hog, how about him?

He was the one of.

To the Schleck in the previous post: he and his father are quite special in a sence.
He was a six day rider not pure track but he's he is one if not the only example.
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It was nice to see a Brit win the Tour, not a big fan but definately something to be happy about but as we question everything these days so this merits questioning also so carry on..

One wee point there's a first time for everything.
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Fausto Coppi, Jacques Anquetil, Rudi Altig, Hugo Koblet, Ferdinand Bracke and Francesco Moser have all won World Track medals and a Grand Tour.
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