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Old 04-28-12, 21:28
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he has not improved at all. this is kreuziger in 2008, at age 22 in an increidble mountain itt in the tour de suisse, that he also won that year

1 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 1.00.22.82 (24,848 km/h)
2 José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Caisse d'Epargne 0.15.73
3 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana 0.17.25
4 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre 0.53.29
5 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC 1.26.20
6 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC 1.34.96
7 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1.48.46
8 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Team High Road 2.08.06
9 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team CSC 2.19.53
10 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank 2.49.74


he's never been close to that again.
hmmmm..... that explains a lot...
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I think Kessiakoff on top form is the best bet if he stays well, he looked fantastic in the last Vuelta, Kreuziger has looked better for me this year at Romandie and had a good Giro last year, I think he will be just fine in the long run, but yeah in comparison to 2008 you would think he should have won a GT by now like Nibali
Couldnt agree more about Kessiakoff at the Vuelta he looked superb and though he has been hounded by problems since coming over from mountain biking when he has been on top form he has been impressive.
He is also a very good Time triallist and seems to be good all round, problem is he seems to be very prone to illness etc and of course with Brajkovic, Kreuziger, Vino and now Kiserlovski and also guys like Tiralongo etc all who are top climbers he may be hard pressed for opportunities so he needs to repeat his vuelta perfomance last year in a GT by gettting into a good positon in GC early on so as to get some support from his team.
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ofc he can improve, i have said that all along, but i have to see it before i will think about him as a podium candidate
Edit: i do not think Kiserlovski, nor Kessiakoff is much worse than him in gc, but Kiser have to prove it and Kessiakoff is injured or sick all the time
No way, Kiserlovski is far worse, he managed top ten in Giro ONLY because of escape where he took lot of minutes. Last year he was poor, this year better but 11th overall in Basque Tour is nothing showing that he could do well in GC. Kessiakoff is maybe better, but too fragile as you say and that's something you don't need on GT. And this year totally lost until now. So Roman is the best of Astana.

Today he told us something about if his TT ability got worse...doesn't looked like that at all And he isn't in top shape although. Rides different way than he used to, attacking, active...signs of good form. If Romandie has only one reasonable climb, he could do better that sixth overall. Today he said he felt good, same as yesterday, getting better day by day since ilness and antibiotics taking (stopped in wednesday).
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No way, Kiserlovski is far worse, he managed top ten in Giro ONLY because of escape where he took lot of minutes. Last year he was poor, this year better but 11th overall in Basque Tour is nothing showing that he could do well in GC. Kessiakoff is maybe better, but too fragile as you say and that's something you don't need on GT. And this year totally lost until now. So Roman is the best of Astana.

Today he told us something about if his TT ability got worse...doesn't looked like that at all And he isn't in top shape although. Rides different way than he used to, attacking, active...signs of good form. If Romandie has only one reasonable climb, he could do better that sixth overall. Today he said he felt good, same as yesterday, getting better day by day since ilness and antibiotics taking (stopped in wednesday).
yes, he proved me wrong today, and i coulnd't be happier

Kiserlovski has taken big steps this year, he was one of the strongest in the climbs both in Paris NIce and Vasco + his perfomances in the ardennes that show that his engine has improved immensely over the last couple of years.
His lack of form last year can be partiacly blamed on his horrific crash in the paris nice by the way (where he before that was very strong)
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Do we know what will be their Giro team yet?
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Do we know what will be their Giro team yet?
Mostly, but aren't decided yet.
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Do we know what will be their Giro team yet?
Kreuziger and Tiralongo will be there atleast.
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What about Kiserlovski and Kessiakoff?
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Kreuziger and Tiralongo will be there atleast.
Kreuziger, Tiralongo, Petrov, Kangert, Seeldraeyers, Kessiakoff and Dyachenko have been confirmed so far
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What about Kiserlovski and Kessiakoff?
Kiserlovski is going for the tour, and Kessiakoff has shown no form what so ever so doubt it

edit: Ah Kessiakoff is confirmed, well well
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Kreuziger, Tiralongo, Petrov, Kangert, Seeldraeyers, Kessiakoff and Dyachenko have been confirmed so far
That's old information, later Roman said that 100% sure is only him, Tiralongo, Kangert, Petrov and rest yet to be decided. Dyachenko, Seeldrayers are very likely, Ponzi too. One more Italian is sure - Gavazzi/Gasparotto/Guarnieri.
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