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Old 01-20-13, 17:20
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I know what you mean but I think G.Thomas can do better/more
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Great to see that Porte has rediscovered his 2010/11 climbing form. Hope he can keep it for the rest of the Tour and year.
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Old 01-20-13, 17:51
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Yeah, but I'm pointing out that being 31th in a GT isn't indicative of much. With "Amazing all-round skills" you should normally be competitive in a GT.
I was just saying he is able to get up a hill. As some were doubting that.
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I was just saying he is able to get up a hill. As some were doubting that.
But many can do it better. Of course, it's still January, so it's impossible to predict who will be in good shape and who is still in build-up.
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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 01-20-13, 23:25
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Wiggins hasn't done well in any uphill race until late in his career and then suddenly finished 4th in the TDF and now even won it...
what's your point?

if there's anything we've learned the last few years is that some riders can dominate out of nothing
Wiggins is largely an exception to the rule. As we all know, the large majority of gc riders show some form of potential in their early years as a pro in a GT.
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second post ever after reading the forum for the last few years and one thing i must say, ACF94 is probably the most intelligent poster here, never biased to BMC or Cadel, and never gets worked up over anything.
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Old 01-20-13, 23:44
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Wiggins is largely an exception to the rule. As we all know, the large majority of gc riders show some form of potential in their early years as a pro in a GT.
Exactly, if we're going to use Wiggins as an example we might as well conclude that just about every professional rider below 30 is a potential GT winner.
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Old 01-20-13, 23:45
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Exactly, if we're going to use Wiggins as an example we might as well conclude that just about every professional rider below 30 is a potential GT winner.
Hesjedal is another one.
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Hesjedal is another one.
But was he not already 26 or so when he began on the road?
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two catching my eye at bigger prices are Clarke and Velits, doing my betting preview now but iv had bet on them two at 25/1 and 40/1

anyone with betvictor account should have a bet.

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Old 01-26-13, 11:18
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I imagine the dutchies will put all their money on Slagter @ 66/1
In hindsight, I hope someone did this!
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