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No, we need to see if Froome can take on Contador. Not the other way around.
True..
But we are not totally sure that Contador can take on Froome are we?
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Interviews that have been wrongly translated I assume. Like the "he doesn't do a warm up before a time trial" bull****. He does, just not on rollers. Journalists these days translate that to "He doesn't do a warm-up before a time trial."
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Interviews that have been wrongly translated I assume. Like the "he doesn't do a warm up before a time trial" bull****.

No, the interview was for an English magazine actually..
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No, the interview was for an English magazine actually..
English journalists are every bit as prone to making mistakes than any other kind.

He's only 26 years old by the way.

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Too old I would say and not enough climber. He's already 26/27 I think. Next 5 years are still Contador's to take. And he still gives me this lazy feeling.

He doesn't seem to care enough.

You need to have that heart!!!! that desire to win whatever it takes.

But he's the next solo man, no doubt. Actually de gendt might be the new vino?
He recently turned 26. He's not too old. That said, he will of course not beat Contador any time soon if Contador can remain as good as he is right now. No one will. Someone with good time trial- and climbing abilities will be the next to dominate GTs. Pinot seems to be a good all-rounder.
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Il'd like it to be Froome or another Brit but i can Tejay van Garderen causing some serious damage in future GTs , hes young and seems to have the right skills , was very impressive in last years Tour.
Van garderen good and he's still young but saying he's the next to dominate? Well i'm a non-believer but it's not completely unlikely.

De Gendt isn't enough of a climber. He had 1 great day in the giro. The other stages he always dropped when there were 5 guys left.

My thing with the De Gendt is that I just don't feel the desire to do everything to win. VDB has that desire to do everything for that sport, sadly enough he doesn't want to win

Contador, Evans and wiggins also sacrifice everything for example.

I don't see De Gendt do it. I hope he proves me wrong though. You gotta love it that he almost punished the GC guys in the giro for riding pathetic
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Quintana or someone we dont yet know.

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Exactly what i wanted to say.
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There's a difference between not wanting to win and not being able to win. I'd place JVDB in the latter category. If you don't have a killer weapon it's a lot harder to win.

Contador: best climber and more than decent time trial.
Cancellara: time trial abilities and big engine for the classics.
Boonen: big engine for the classics and one of the fastest men after a hard and long race.
Mark Cavendish: fastest sprinter on flattish Tour stages.

VDB2 doesn't have any of those.

Just examples by the way.
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In an English interview..

De Gendt in the same interview indeed compared himself to Wiggins as a diesel rider than a pure climber.

On the other hand he only decided to specialise and become a GT contender after his Giro podium so there is certainly a lot more to come from him.
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On the other hand he only decided to specialise and become a GT contender after his Giro podium so there is certainly a lot more to come from him.
Where do you come.up with this ****? He was talking about being a gt guy way before his giro podium.
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