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Old 12-11-12, 16:40
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Lol, you only believe in Talansky? Not even in Andy Schleck?
Andy Schleck is not a "young rider"
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He's mentioned on that ranking a few posts above. BTW he's only 3 years older than Talansky.
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Lol, you only believe in Talansky? Not even in Andy Schleck?
I said imo no one will dominate if we call domination something when one wins lots of GTs with Armstrong's or Contador's frequency.

Andy is already an outstanding successful GT rider so I'm evaluating only younger riders
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He's mentioned on that ranking a few posts above. BTW he's only 3 years older than Talansky.
Talansky is borderline imo
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I wouldn't believe in young riders so much barring Talansky. Pinot has to prove a lot. Quintana is very vague...
I do agree that the predicted domination of a lot of the ones mentioned in previous posts has to be seen in the next years. I find Ospina a little far-fetched at the moment. He doesn't cycle for a long time and did really well in Colombia in October (RCN or Vuelta), but I first want to see him ride in Europe. Dombrowski also has a lot to proof, but has shown his skills in better pelotons and more consistently.
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Pinot, Quintana, TJ, Talansky. These four will be battling alot I think. They have all shown at least something in previous GTs. TJ can climb, We now know that.
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At any rate Meyer is not more likely to dominate GTs than the Dutch triumvirate Gesink-Mollema-Kruijswijk, neither of whom are on the list, but all of whom have GT top-10s to their name.
I think Gesink can win a GT or more but not dominate. Out of Mollema and Kruijswijk i think Kruijswijk is more likely to win a GT and Mollema could win at races like the Ardennes.
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No mentioning of Wilco Kelderman?
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No mentioning of Wilco Kelderman?
He's in that ranking up there, rated equally to Talansky and Van Garderen. Seems to be the same type of rider.
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Considering GT's cycling has pretty much dynasties you can say. Merckx, hinault, indurain, (go the clinic) and now Contador.

Who do you think will dominate GT's after Contador? Let's say 5 more years Contador and then what?

Pinot? Quintana? Or some rather unknown guy? Contador also boomed in '07 although granted he was already pretty good (winning mountain stages) at '06 but in '07 it all really started.

Maybe we haven't seen him yet or maybe there isn't going to be a next guy like previously?

What's your take on it?

No poll this time, it just sucks, I know.

Btw does Vino have a son or a daughter?

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I think no one for a very, very long time. The sport has dramatically changed due to you know whom and I think any signs of dominance will raise those dreaded flags again. Maybe in the next 20 years there may be dominance. But in the next decade. Just my two cents.
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