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Old 01-08-13, 20:57
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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
Considering Wiggins got 25th at PR at Garmin. I'd think he'd ace it
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Old 01-08-13, 21:10
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Does anyone think Cancellara's ambition to win LBL and Lombardia is overambitious? He mentioned these goals couple of times.
Several years ago I thought it wasn't unfounded if he starts riding and studying them, but now I think it's overambitious.
If Cancellara starts to target these, i.e enter them perhaps we can talk about having ambitions. For now its just empty talk.
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Old 01-08-13, 21:22
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If Cancellara starts to target these, i.e enter them perhaps we can talk about having ambitions. For now its just empty talk.
You're right. It's not even overambitious, it's just empty talk.
I thought, at the time, it's genuine ambition. He sounded sincerely.
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Old 01-08-13, 21:59
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This is a great thread. I would like to mention Frank Schleck when he talked about riding Flanders. Sometimes I think I was dreaming when I read that. I'm a huge fan of Frank but come on...
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Old 01-08-13, 22:03
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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.
Intxausti at least was 6th last year just a few days from the end when he came down with a lung infection. If it's madness you're looking for Capecchi wants a top 3. Yes in the Giro.

And if I wanted to be mean I'd say Rojas and Ciolek insisting on trying to be sprinters

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Old 01-08-13, 22:11
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Contador, "I can win three GTs in a season."
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Old 01-08-13, 22:27
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Surprised no one's mentioned Bradley 'I'm going for Giro-Tour double' Wiggins yet
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Old 01-08-13, 22:37
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Surprised no one's mentioned Bradley 'I'm going for Giro-Tour double' Wiggins yet
That's because we're frozen by thought that he might win it.
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Old 01-09-13, 00:14
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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.
So what is a realistic TdF gc goal for Fuglsang in your opinion?
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Old 01-09-13, 01:07
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So what is a realistic TdF gc goal for Fuglsang in your opinion?
Andy Schleck
Froome
Contador
Evans
Valverde
Rodriguez?
Van der Broeck
Gesink
Pinot
Hesjedal
Van Garderen
Rolland


Perhaps he has improved but still we don't see it.

Top 15 will be a good goal for him.
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