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Old 01-08-13, 16:16
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They both strike me as tragically unambitious.
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Fuglsang has finished 3rd and 4th in TdS, 6th in Dauphine, 11th in Vuelta Espana.
Won several minor stageraces.

How is a top-10 in TdF overambitious?
Rather pathetic, i understand. Overly ambitious? Not so much.
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Kash. (Dont know if hes down to earth now)
Purito. (TDF)

I am not including Fuglsang on the list because i agree with Magnus.
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Purito. (TDF)

I am not including Fuglsang on the list because i agree with Magnus.
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Fuglsang has finished 3rd and 4th in TdS, 6th in Dauphine, 11th in Vuelta Espana.
Won several minor stageraces.

How is a top-10 in TdF overambitious?
Rather pathetic, i understand. Overly ambitious? Not so much.
Yeah, I agree. If anything he's probably actually unambitious, though I'd say he's quite realistic in his ambitions.
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Fuglsang has finished 3rd and 4th in TdS, 6th in Dauphine, 11th in Vuelta Espana.
Won several minor stageraces.

How is a top-10 in TdF overambitious?
Rather pathetic, i understand. Overly ambitious? Not so much.
Fuglsang climbed at a good level in that Dauphine, but hasn't been able to replicate that. His TT has improved to the detriment of his climbing. That's how he got those results in the Tour of Switzerland, by relying on his TT. It helps that that race doesn't have grueling mountain stages.

He was sort of consistent in the Vuelta, but other than that... he didn'tt impress in the mountain stages, let's put it that way.
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Old 01-08-13, 17:57
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Well, he's been second and third already and he actually didn't wheelsuck all the time in Roubaix 2011 like some people are claiming. Plus he had a team-mate up front.

If he didn't have a team-mate up front he would've ridden away with Ballan and Cancellara. Cancellara wouldn't be able to surprise attack them in a small group like that, so Hushovd would've had a great shot at winning Roubaix there.
Might add that he also attacked in 2009 just before Flecha etc fell. Obviously he was passed by Boonen and crashed right afterwards though (either because he was exhausted or just being a retard), but can't blame him for not trying at least.

I also find it weird that Netserk both says that Hushovd is overambitious at the same time as he says Hushovd never has tried to win P-R. Since he obviously thinks that it's "overambitious" for Hushovd to aim for winning P-R, then obviously riding for second would be the right tactic, no?
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Danes always have a morbide big-brother complex towards norwegians when it gets to sports they consider to be their own domene - soccer and cycling.

They will always be much better in the former, but the fact is that right now the norwegians OWN them on the road. Boy, they hate it when the "mountain-apes" win big races when their own useless slobs stinks at everything. And there seems to be no relief in sight ...

Now we just need Rolf Sörensen to admit 15 years of forbidden chemicals, and then everything the oath farmers ever achieved on the road is proved to be fraud.
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And about football I could care any less. BOTH the Danish team as well as the Norwegian is total sh!t and play ugly.
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Might add that he also attacked in 2009 just before Flecha etc fell. Obviously he was passed by Boonen and crashed right afterwards though (either because he was exhausted or just being a retard), but can't blame him for not trying at least.

I also find it weird that Netserk both says that Hushovd is overambitious at the same time as he says Hushovd never has tried to win P-R. Since he obviously thinks that it's "overambitious" for Hushovd to aim for winning P-R, then obviously riding for second would be the right tactic, no?
Overambitious for being (sole)captain as long as he still has a loser's attitude
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Take Bradley Wiggins for example, and his claim that he thought Lance Armstrong was clean up until the reasoned decision. I do have a little sympathy for him. While he's not particularly bright or articulate, if you read between his curse words it's clear that he has insecurities resulting from the fact that despite all the measures he took to win the Tour he wasn't even the strongest rider.
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Hushovd won the green jersey in 2009 against Cav by riding superbly and even got in the breakaway to seal it. He generally rides well in the Tour. It's only at PR that he comes in for criticism, but IMO it's a bit unfair.

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