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Old 01-08-13, 18:26
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only sticking his nose at the front for 50 meters on the velodrome to outsprint flecha didn't do hushovd any favours and i am not even going into the whole let's follow boonen until he is exhausted part because every other loser did it that year

i still think he will never win roubaix tho and that he is a bit overrated there. also i don't particularly like him but i do admire the way he changed his riding style after his speed dropped.

also waterloo why do fans hyping machado makes the him overambitious? if anything, according to his last interviews, his only ambition is riding a GT without any crashes or illness to see how far he can go so that's the opposite of being overambitious
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Sergio Henao said he would like to win Paris Roubaix. However i dont think he ever suggested that he thought it a possibility, just that it would be his dream win.

One of his fans on here though thinks it is possible
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Sergio Henao said he would like to win Paris Roubaix. However i dont think he ever suggested that he thought it a possibility, just that it would be his dream win.

One of his fans on here though thinks it is possible
Yes... if it were a pure climber from, say, the Netherlands who had said it, this particular fan would be ROFLOL'ing us to death.
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Yes... if it were a pure climber from, say, the Netherlands who had said it, this particular fan would be ROFLOL'ing us to death.
would be hilarious to see a PR without the cobble specialists but with only gc riders at the start.

PR, the battle between Contador, Henao, Evans, Hesjedal, Wiggins, A Schleck etc etc
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Intxausti was 7th in the Giro with about four days left but was ill. I think he'd have dropped out of the top 10 on Pampeago and Stelvio stages anyway, but not by as much as he did. He finished in the top 10 of the Vuelta, and when you bear in mind he lost nearly 4 minutes when he was sacrificed from the front group for Valverde on Valdezcaray he could have been among the bigger names there. I'm sure with the benefit of hindsight they may have preferred to leave him in the front group and have had Cobo do the pacing job for Valverde, but you simply don't call a defending GT winner back to assist a teammate on stage 4 of a GT he's still seemingly very much in contention for. It's just not on.

The problem with these is differentiating the most overambitious riders from the riders with the most overambitious expectations of them. Until last year I'd have said Simon Gerrans, owing to his tendency to give up on the race smarts that had won him some big victories in his Crédit Agricole and Cervélo days to instead back himself in the uphill sprint against the likes of Purito and Gilbert and finish in about 7th, but he seems to have rediscovered the knack of actually winning things. A lot of the people who came into the sport with seemingly vastly inflated expectations (either on their own part or those of their fans) appear to have readjusted in line with reality now - Devolder, Gerdemann, Machado, Karpets, Löfkvist and so on.
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I thought this would be easy when i learned that Fuglsang would be aiming for a top-10 in this year's TDF, but then Intxausti announced that he would target a top-3 at the Giro. Course, I'd still pick Fuglsang as the most overambitious between the two of them.
Fuglsang by far. Can't think of anyone else who fits the bill.
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Rob Ruijgh when he stated last year that he would aim for a podium at the AGR. Of course you are free to aim but one needs more than a big mouth.
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would be hilarious to see a PR without the cobble specialists but with only gc riders at the start.

PR, the battle between Contador, Henao, Evans, Hesjedal, Wiggins, A Schleck etc etc
The lack of cobbled stages at the tdf ranks among aso's greatest crimes.
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The lack of cobbled stages at the tdf ranks among aso's greatest crimes.
Of course the one time they did add them we still have to hear how Cadel Evans and other GT riders could win the Ronde van Vlaanderen or Paris-Roubaix if they rode them.

Because you know, crashing after 500 meters of easy cobbles which eliminated 95% of the peloton is a total indication of how well you ride over cobbles.
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Anyone mentioned the Schleck boys yet......
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