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Old 04-08-12, 06:27
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If Thor and Gilbert fail this month...

...can we talk of disaster transfer window?
What do you mean if ? It would be a miracle if they turned it around in such a short period. BMC still has other races to look forward to later in the year.
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What do you mean if ? It would be a miracle if they turned it around in such a short period. BMC still has other races to look forward to later in the year.
I don't think BMC spend the money for the currents performances of Thor and Gilbert. And their TdF team is as weak as was the last year, without Contador, BMC "has" to work by default. And it's heavily expected to be put under pressure at mountain stages at least by one team.
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I don't think BMC spend the money for the currents performances of Thor and Gilbert. And their TdF team is as weak as was the last year, without Contador, BMC "has" to work by default. And it's heavily expected to be put under pressure at mountain stages at least by one team.
No lol RSNT will have to work more.
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What do you mean if ? It would be a miracle if they turned it around in such a short period. BMC still has other races to look forward to later in the year.
Hushovd is not really a man for the future is he?...
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Hushovd is not really a man for the future is he?...
Looks like possible stage wins now for Thor. He was ill at the wrong time.
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Looks like possible stage wins now for Thor. He was ill at the wrong time.
Leaving Evans to fend for himself?

He stuck the knife into Vaughters and look what he got from that. Loser.
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Old 04-08-12, 15:03
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Leaving Evans to fend for himself?

He stuck the knife into Vaughters and look what he got from that. Loser.
Staying at Garmin would hardly have done him much better, judging by their classics campaign.

BMC can't be very pleased either though. Podiums in RVV and PR is good, but no classic wins so far is not. Of course it's difficult when Boonen wins every race.
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Old 04-08-12, 15:09
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Leaving Evans to fend for himself?

He stuck the knife into Vaughters and look what he got from that. Loser.
I thought he might start the Giro and just ride part of the race because of lost time in the early season. Not sure what BMC were up to today. Ballan should have sat up and waited instead of banging away for a 15 second gap and then he waves goodbye to Terpstra and Boonen. Thor's crash was unfortunate. Not sure if he was hurt but he did not seem too interested in chasing. Ballan must be wondering what he has to do to win a race. Chavanel out of luck again.
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If Thor and Gilbert fail this month...

...can we talk of disaster transfer window?
Thor failed last year as well, and was always over rated, he may get a stage win somewhere but classics and tour stage wins were always out of the question considering his relatively dismal season (apart from tour) last year
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I don't think BMC spend the money for the currents performances of Thor and Gilbert. And their TdF team is as weak as was the last year, without Contador, BMC "has" to work by default. And it's heavily expected to be put under pressure at mountain stages at least by one team.
Gilbert and Hushovd + TJVG+ cummings... I would say that is no bad for improvement and it is superior compared to other teams asides for RSNT and SKy
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I thought he might start the Giro and just ride part of the race because of lost time in the early season. Not sure what BMC were up to today. Ballan should have sat up and waited instead of banging away for a 15 second gap and then he waves goodbye to Terpstra and Boonen. Thor's crash was unfortunate. Not sure if he was hurt but he did not seem too interested in chasing. Ballan must be wondering what he has to do to win a race. Chavanel out of luck again.
Ballan said he was trying to co-operate with Pozzato but Pippo refused and he was dead and Hushovd was behind so his team told him not to chase by himself
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Old 04-08-12, 19:32
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BMC tactics masterclass:

"Over the radio they told me not to pull and that gap opened and Boonen went," Ballan said. "To be honest, I thought that with so many kilometres to go to the finish he wouldn't be able to do it, but instead he showed he was in great shape."

- Are these guys stupid? or dumb?
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