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Old 01-24-13, 17:34
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Flanders is much better for G then PR, although he might also be able podium there if he would focus on it, but I think his focus is going more and more towards going for GCs. Whether that is in one week races or GTs only time will tell.
Interesting. He can try and win the Eneco Tour Of Benelux.

If he fails, he can return and become a lead -out man, something which he's pretty decent at.
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Old 01-24-13, 18:10
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JTL said loud and clear he will target the ardennes triple
don't get me wrong,thomas is a great rider but i see him best suited to the stage races. he could be a force in flanders though but for roubaix, sky is strong enough without him.
anyway it will be very exciting to follow him this season.
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Old 01-24-13, 18:18
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On that Sky TV documentary / love-in series last year, Thomas said he expected to be a Tour contender within a couple of years (or something along those lines). A few years ago that would have been a joke but nowadays I wouldn't be surprised if Eisel did the cobbles double and Zandio won the Vuelta
That interview was done a he was worming up for the prologue. I remember the forum at the time discussing wether or not he was referring to winning a prologue and therefore wear the yellow jersey someday or going full crack at the GC on a grand tour.

He is a similar rider to wiggins (and perhaps younger than when wiggins concentrated on the road) so he could turn to GC but i expect him to become a GC rider on shorter races with stage hunting at grand tours (though at team sky i expect little stage hunting on three week tours with the whole team uniting behind a GC rider) with some dabbling in the classics.

He made need to decide what he wants to be to really excel in one area rather than being good but not great in lots. I think EBH is in the same boat
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Old 01-24-13, 18:26
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That interview was done a he was worming up for the prologue. I remember the forum at the time discussing wether or not he was referring to winning a prologue and therefore wear the yellow jersey someday or going full crack at the GC on a grand tour.

He is a similar rider to wiggins (and perhaps younger than when wiggins concentrated on the road) so he could turn to GC but i expect him to become a GC rider on shorter races with stage hunting at grand tours (though at team sky i expect little stage hunting on three week tours with the whole team uniting behind a GC rider) with some dabbling in the classics.

He made need to decide what he wants to be to really excel in one area rather than being good but not great in lots. I think EBH is in the same boat
He said he wanted to be a contender for the GTs in several interviews.
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Geraint Thomas' results in Roubaix or even worse than EBH.
but thomas has shown that he can go well over 200 km in the classics, unlike ebh
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Old 01-24-13, 18:47
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but thomas has shown that he can go well over 200 km in the classics, unlike ebh
What has GT ever done in the classics? We're still hearing about his tenth place in the Ronde van Vlaanderen as if it's the best thing ever achieved in cycling.

Meanwhile EBH has won Gent-Wevelgem(203km), Vattenfall Cyclassics(215km), GP Quest-France(243km) and second at the WC Road Race(269km).
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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 01-24-13, 18:58
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What has GT ever done in the classics? We're still hearing about his tenth place in the Ronde van Vlaanderen as if it's the best thing ever achieved in cycling.

Meanwhile EBH has won Gent-Wevelgem(203km), Vattenfall Cyclassics(215km), GP Quest-France(243km) and second at the WC Road Race(269km).
And some stage in the Giro with something like 240km I think. Obviously a classic is different stuff but he's good. I hope he can finally prove himself on the monuments.
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What has GT ever done in the classics? We're still hearing about his tenth place in the Ronde van Vlaanderen as if it's the best thing ever achieved in cycling.

Meanwhile EBH has won Gent-Wevelgem(203km), Vattenfall Cyclassics(215km), GP Quest-France(243km) and second at the WC Road Race(269km).
you only look at results, that;s why you don't know a thing about cycling.

I'll speak to you in 1 or 2 years and we will see how thomas has done
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you only look at results, that;s why you don't know a thing about cycling.

I'll speak to you in 1 or 2 years and we will see how thomas has done
Yeah and you can't look at results because GT has none in the classics besides one tenth place.

Oh, and you were the one that brought up the results from EBH, not me.
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Yeah and you can't look at results because GT has none in the classics besides one tenth place.

Oh, and you were the one that brought up the results from EBH, not me.
You don't half talk some shiite at times.
GT didn't even ride a Spring classic, last year, due to the Olympics.
That 10th place was the best 10th place I've seen in a long while.
A clear indicator of real potential.

I don't get this: "use one good rider to knock another good rider" logic, either.

So, I'll assume it's the usual Boonan cobbles and Gilbert hills, bias.
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