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Old 02-17-13, 17:15
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Will be a good classics rider/puncheur. His uncle is also a DS, so he will probably move to wherever he goes. He needs to get out of Shack though.
France have some very good young riders coming through.
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Old 02-17-13, 17:23
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Will be a good classics rider/puncheur. His uncle is also a DS, so he will probably move to wherever he goes. He needs to get out of Shack though.
France have some very good young riders coming through.
Aside from the fact I believe "most' people should get out of shack, I am quite curious to know why you think he might do better elsewhere. The french young riders who are showing talents can do so anywhere in or outside of France. What is important for them is to have opportunities to showcase their talents in races with good coverage so the public at large get to know about them
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Old 02-17-13, 17:30
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I don't see why you think he should move out of radioshack. He is actually doing very well but missing on the win. And its not just him. All the riders in the team are in the same situation. I don't know why this is the case. But we'll wait and see in the classics. They have a strong squad and if Cancellara doesn't win at least one classic, its just going to be a repeat of last season for the team since their GC chances in the grand tours is not looking promising with Andy and Frank out and Kloden/horner getting too old.
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Old 02-17-13, 17:31
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Aside from the fact I believe "most' people should get out of shack, I am quite curious to know why you think he might do better elsewhere. The french young riders who are showing talents can do so anywhere in or outside of France. What is important for them is to have opportunities to showcase their talents in races with good coverage so the public at large get to know about them
That's the reason

I think Ronde/MSR will be his best bet at success in the spring classics and Shack have a reputation as team who don't care too much about the classics. They were forced to do so because Cancellara came with the merger.
FDJ is building a good team for the classics, He can be a good double punch with Bouhanni.
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That's the reason

I think Ronde/MSR will be his best bet at success in the spring classics and Shack have a reputation as team who don't care too much about the classics. They were forced to do so because Cancellara came with the merger.
FDJ is building a good team for the classics, He can be a good double punch with Bouhanni.
Gallopin will succeed in some of the semi-classics if he goes on an attack because I think he isn't a very marked rider. And yes he might do well with bouhanni in FDJ but that team has too many of his type of riders.
If radioshack didn't care much about the classics then why did they bring in hondo and devolder? they could have signed some climbers for the grand tours. Kiserlovski isn't enough.
Their classics team is looking much better than their grand tour/stage race teams.
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Old 02-17-13, 17:47
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Gallopin will succeed in some of the semi-classics if he goes on an attack because I think he isn't a very marked rider. And yes he might do well with bouhanni in FDJ but that team has too many of his type of riders.
If radioshack didn't care much about the classics then why did they bring in hondo and devolder? they could have signed some climbers for the grand tours. Kiserlovski isn't enough.
Their classics team is looking much better than their grand tour/stage race teams.
That is becuse of Cancellara. If Fabian leaves at the end of the year as expected, they won't care too much about the classics. Hondo and Devolder are on their last legs too and have been clearly brought for the very short term.
Plus there is so much uncertainty about the team.
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