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Old 05-25-12, 19:55
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I'm impressed with him, very regular so far. I think he can improve a lot his climbing if he loses around 4 kg, he seems to have big engine.
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Old 05-25-12, 20:05
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Definitely a lot of GC potential, that's for sure. I didn't expect this at all, to be honest.
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Old 05-25-12, 20:10
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Is it true he's a better rider because he stopped eating sausages?
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Old 05-25-12, 20:20
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lol i heard the same thing that he eats a lot and never really pay attention to his weight
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Old 05-25-12, 22:37
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Hope Thomas can do a very good job on stelvio, he is very familiar with it because he use stelvio as altitude training
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Old 05-26-12, 00:37
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The thing is he didn't really prepare for a GC in the Giro. He is pushing 60 race days, did not do an altitude training before the Giro, did not focus on climbing etc. The Vuelta was his goal, the Giro was to test the waters and go for stage wins. Things turned out differently and now he is looking at a possible top 10 or better. Like the Youngest said, the only reason he wasn't doing the TDF was because he's getting married.

I agree he has more talent than JVDB. He has also more talent than a lot of other so called GT contenders. I'm sure you can all think of a few. He is 25, never focused on GT GC or climbing, did not adequately prepare for this and yet here he is. And the ITT has yet to come. Can he improve? Sure, a lot even. Just getting his weight down would be good for starters, but apparently he feels he deserves fries and icecreams whenever he wins a race or delivered a good performance.

Will he ever win a GT? Who knows, the same could be asked about a lot of other talented riders. Some will, some won't. I don't think he really needs to improve in his ITT, if he improves his climbing accordingly. Many (much) lesser TT'ers have won GT's. But he is willing to invest in a carreer as GC rider. If the Giro/Vuelta are a succes, he would get a place in spain to train on his climbing.

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Old 05-26-12, 00:45
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Haha, he's having a dig at Cavendish in that interview.

And LOL at that interviewer who's trying to get him to take dope(Aicar).
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Old 05-26-12, 00:47
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Thanks for the link
he use this to describe this year Paris-Nice win

"I sometimes read about tantric sex - that delaying your orgasm sex actually better."

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The thing is he didn't really prepare for a GC in the Giro. He is pushing 60 race days, did not do an altitude training before the Giro, did not focus on climbing etc. The Vuelta was his goal, the Giro was to test the waters and go for stage wins. Things turned out differently and now he is looking at a possible top 10 or better. Like the Youngest said, the only reason he wasn't doing the TDF was because he's getting married.

I agree he has more talent than JVDB. He has also more talent than a lot of other so called GT contenders. I'm sure you can all think of a few. He is 25, never focused on GT GC or climbing, did not adequately prepare for this and yet here he is. And the ITT has yet to come. Can he improve? Sure, a lot even. Just getting his weight down would be good for starters, but apparently he feels he deserves fries and icecreams whenever he wins a race or delivered a good performance.

Will he ever win a GT? Who knows, the same could be asked about a lot of other talented riders. Some will, some won't. I don't think he really needs to improve in his ITT, if he improves his climbing accordingly. Many (much) lesser TT'ers have won GT's. But he is willing to invest in a carreer as GC rider. If the Giro/Vuelta are a succes, he would get a place in spain to train on his climbing.

http://translate.google.com/translat...homas-de-gendt
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Old 05-26-12, 11:50
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Ive been following De Gendt since his nice escapes he did for example at Paris Nice and so on.
I didnt know about his troubles with staying in the peloton and sort of remind Voeckler cause of it (at the front on an escape or either at the back of the peloton).

Does anyone know if he ever mentioned to prefer cold or hot weather?
Cause till now he rode very well in both conditions, but I cant remember any good performance from him during summer.
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Old 05-26-12, 11:55
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6th on Alpe Dhuez(where he didn't even know he was at the front of the race and thought all the big names around him were having bad days. ) and fourth on the final time trial not good enough for you?
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