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Old 01-28-13, 13:39
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will greipel and cav be doing tour of qatar?
Cav is, Lotto won't be taking part in it. Maybe that will give Cav more time to perfect his leadout train. It was January and at the Tour Down Under, but Greipels leadout train worked to perfection.

The Tour though will probably be the primary race to watch the two in, they will both be at their peak, with their full leadout trains, and both be targeting the stage wins.
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Old 01-28-13, 14:11
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I'm curious as well how that will play in the stage races or Kuurne for example...

At OPQS Boonen might become the leadout man, he spoke about it in the press recently. Said Cav just is out of the wind behind Boonen.

I prefer Greipel though as he's to me a more complete rider as Cav
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Old 01-28-13, 14:11
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Nice video. I think Greipel will give Cav a run for his money this year.
No doubt!

I think I head Cav saying that he (Griepel) can push either 40 or 60 watts more than he (Cav) can, but that Cav can still beat him because his kick is sharper and he's more aerodynamic.

There's a lot of respect between the 2 of them

Griepel sure looks in good shape on the video!

Something to look forward to this year, anyway!
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Old 01-28-13, 16:57
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No chance Greipel is riding the Giro?
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Old 01-28-13, 17:23
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De Vlaeminck said:

A flat stage of a GT is hardly anything more than a kermess.


So Greipel won 100 kermesses. Super. And this because of big trains.

So really nothing big ...
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Old 01-28-13, 18:12
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De Vlaeminck said:

A flat stage of a GT is hardly anything more than a kermess.


So Greipel won 100 kermesses. Super. And this because of big trains.

So really nothing big ...
this wasn't too hard to agree with. Having said that I do think there are a couple of "harder" wins in his palmares.

TdF stage 13 from 2012:



Result:
GER 1 GREIPEL, André (LOTTO BELISOL) 4:57:59
SVK 2 SAGAN, Peter (LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE)
NOR 3 BOASSON HAGEN, Edvald (SKY PROCYCLING)
FRA 4 HINAULT, Sébastien (AG2R LA MONDIALE)
RSA 5 IMPEY, Daryl (ORICA-GREENEDGE)
FRA 6 SIMON, Julien (SAUR-SOJASUN)
ITA 7 MARCATO, Marco (VACANSOLEIL-DCM)
BEL 8 GILBERT, Philippe (BMC RACING)


I think he could win KBK and GW. Lets see.
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Old 01-28-13, 19:51
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As a Cav fan, I'm more scared of Kittel or Guardini surplanting him than Andre.

At last year's tour, the only 2 occasions Cav had a train, Lotto & Andre were nowhere. In the first sprint, Cav single handedly worked like mad to reach Andre's wheel whilst Andre had an easy ride on a train, and Cav then beat him heads up to win the stage. His wins came when Cav was either not present, or started from way too far back. His 2011 win was more impressive than anything he managed at least year's tour.

EDIT -

Just rewatched the end of Stage 2 - incredible. Cav was 25 riders back with 600m to go, pulls on to his wheel then dusts him.

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Just watched your video! Sweet! Good job! Nice choice of music.

Thanks.
Thank you!
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Old 01-30-13, 06:52
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Greipel is going well now, just continuing from last year. It will be a thrill to see how Lotto will do against QuickStep when their trains line up. I'm guessing Lotto is a little better right now, more experienced with each other.

Cav needs a train more often than not, and if Lotto's is better, Gorilla is just as able to win a sprint.

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nice video!!!!

i always liked greipel after he showed how good of a team mate he was in 2011 doing a lot of work for others, particularly on MSR when he kept everything in order till the poggio for gilbert.
Or last year stage 1 at the TDF.

Cav has basically the same team as at HTC with some of the riders- sure they are not riding Qatar with him but i am sure he will have enough riders to help him during the year. I also think Cav could just jump onto Greipels' train and try and win.
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As a Cav fan, I'm more scared of Kittel or Guardini surplanting him than Andre.
Was wondering if someone else was speculating this.
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