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Old 01-25-13, 15:56
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Like Kump in Mendrisio?
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Michael Matthews was a very good climber in the U23 too, does that mean he got heavier? Climbing with the pros is obviously a lot different from espoir racing.
Not even sure what the WC in 2008 has to do with anything. It wasn't a particularly hard edition.
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horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato
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Michael Matthews was a very good climber in the U23 too, does that mean he got heavier? Climbing with the pros is obviously a lot different from espoir racing.
matthews is still a very good climber, although rabo mostly wasted him
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matthews is still a very good climber, although rabo mostly wasted him
He should've been GT leader there?
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Old 01-25-13, 17:03
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matthews is still a very good climber, although rabo mostly wasted him
His form peak was ruined by injury last year, he crashed in Tirreno. In the Brabantse Pijl you could see he still had the climbing legs. But then they didn't bring him to Amstel, might have been worth a try.

But in races like Vattenfall, for instance, he didn't reach the finish in the front peloton. For a 'very good climber', that's not very good.
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