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Old 11-26-12, 20:38
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Van Keirsbulck hasn't been mentioned, has he? He's incredible talented. Jasper Stuyven is another one who has a big talent, and I could imagine Bob Jungels developing into a good classics rider.

More well known riders who obviously will be good include Degenkolb, Sagan, Vanmarcke.
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exactly, or cancellara, that as a junior and u23 was a pure itt specialist/short stage races
He rode most of his U23 years for Mapei lol.
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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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Old 11-26-12, 21:23
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He rode most of his U23 years for Mapei lol.
so, that is funny?
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Old 11-26-12, 21:24
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Phinney should be the BMC leader for PR next year. Hushovd can be plan B, although I think he's time has passed.
A 22-year old as leader in P-R on a team with two other riders who's podiumed seems a bit off to me.

Old age and treachery shall overcome... especially in P-R.
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In my case I am really looking forward to seeing Phinney next year. I think he can do a good race in Roubaix 8 and perhaps in Flandes ).
On the other hand it is Saganīs and Hagenīs time to win a monument.........weīll see. But Cancellara and Boonen need successors
If they are gonna win a monument coming spring it has to be M-SR.

Canc/Boonen is in a different dimension on the cobbles.

To win in San remo one need an early season form, which necessarily will fade a little for P-R.
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Old 11-28-12, 04:41
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Where did you read Ligthart will be a leader for VAC in the cobble races? They have Flecha and Leukemans (And I dont even think Ligthart is number 3 after those 2).
Sorry i misread this article http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/vaca...ng-in-the-snow

Since all the other riders mentioned are leaders i assumed he would be.
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Old 11-28-12, 06:48
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The cobbles don't suit Martin, we likely won't ever see him trying to win any of the cobbled classics. TT's and small tours are more his thing.
He's a ttist and heavyweight.

That's why Paris-Roubaix should suit him. Just like Cancellara, Hinault, Merckx, Phinney, etc.

If only he could have bothered with it...

Remember this is not a race for "specialists".
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He's a ttist and heavyweight.

That's why Paris-Roubaix should suit him. Just like Cancellara, Hinault, Merckx, Phinney, etc.

If only he could have bothered with it...

Remember this is not a race for "specialists".
You also have to be insanely good technically (which he is not) and extremely tough/fearless when it comes to positioning (which he is not).
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Did Luke Durbridge ever ride P-R as an U23? He has the size and engine, just not certain about the agression and technical skills. RvV should suit him too.
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so, that is funny?
Hence he practically never rode any U23 races.

Cancellara was already riding small pro races at age 19.

Regardless, he rode his first Ronde van Vlaanderen at age 22 and his first Roubaix at age 23(coming in fourth).
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