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07 Jun 2017 16:45

Netserk wrote:Porte smells of 2004 to me...

Tyler Hamilton?
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07 Jun 2017 17:10

LRP very strong but i fear froome will easily smoke him at the tour. He has to. Anything less will cast a funny light on his previous victories.

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07 Jun 2017 17:47

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Felice Gimondi wrote:Nice performance of Porte today. To sad it's premature. Come TdF and Porte will do as usual.

At the same time, Valverde flying on ITT is a mockery for anti doping. Better now allegedly clean than on 06, Cycling is a complete farce.
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We didn't see Porte's "usual" bad day in last year's Tour. The way he is riding this season a bad day is looking even less likely. He is kind of thin so maybe his biggest risk is getting sick in the 3rd week of the Tour.


Fair enough, but he still has to cope with being the single captain and that may be to much. Riding in shadows or equal of someone else tends to be easier.
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09 Jun 2017 20:04

Alexandre B. wrote:
Netserk wrote:Porte smells of 2004 to me...

Tyler Hamilton?

Mayo.
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09 Jun 2017 20:07

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Netserk wrote:Porte smells of 2004 to me...

Beyond stinky, the dawg is going to have to up his programme.

A phone call will be enough!
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09 Jun 2017 21:25

Does the ASO prefer another antipodean winner of Le Tour?

ASO might find Sky too toxic at present.

Could be LRPs year.
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10 Jun 2017 19:36

Benotti69 wrote:Does the ASO prefer another antipodean winner of Le Tour?

ASO might find Sky too toxic at present.

Could be LRPs year.

my thoughts too
but LPR is holding form for 6 months now
so something may misfire on the way to the Champs-Élysées
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10 Jun 2017 22:00

TourOfSardinia wrote:
Benotti69 wrote:Does the ASO prefer another antipodean winner of Le Tour?

ASO might find Sky too toxic at present.

Could be LRPs year.

my thoughts too
but LPR is holding form for 6 months now
so something may misfire on the way to the Champs-Élysées


How long did Evans hold form in 2011? How long did Wiggins hold form in 2012? Yes he might well misfire but if Porte can hold this form next month there are plenty of precedents. It is unlikely Porte tapered for the Dauphine so he could actually be a little stronger next month. Benotti might be right ;)
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10 Jun 2017 22:18

Evans, really? He wasn't dominant in any race that year, unlike Porte. Surreal if you think this is comparable to what Porte is showing this week:

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And remember, Porte has been flying since *January*.
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10 Jun 2017 23:33

He hasn't raced much though. Warm up race in Australia and PN, Romandie and now the Dauphine. That he's been the strongest climber in each of those is indicative of a very high base level

I'm sure he hasn't even done any intensity training yet. Just slowly building towards a super peak at the Tour.
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10 Jun 2017 23:43

Netserk wrote:Evans, really? He wasn't dominant in any race that year, unlike Porte. Surreal if you think this is comparable to what Porte is showing this week:

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And remember, Porte has been flying since *January*.


Nobody is top form at TDU in January so that doesn't count for much. I was thinking of TA (March) and Romandie (April) that Evans won. Yes at the Dauphine Evans was a little lower. Who knows maybe Porte has burnt his candles too early. But I agree Evans was not "dominant" like we see now. Porte logically would be better this season with uninterrupted prep and more confidence after how he rode in last years Tour. There is also Wiggins in 2012 I thought he would fall over in the Tour never happened. We will soon see.
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11 Jun 2017 01:21

Smells like 2012 to me.
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11 Jun 2017 06:13

LRP will sit with his BFF Froome in the Sky train and hop off the front 2 km from MTF's. Dawg hasn't got LRP explosive jumps at the moment. If LRP has a normal bad day under the Tour, he's f***ed.
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11 Jun 2017 07:53

Cookster15 wrote:
Netserk wrote:Evans, really? He wasn't dominant in any race that year, unlike Porte. Surreal if you think this is comparable to what Porte is showing this week:

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And remember, Porte has been flying since *January*.


Nobody is top form at TDU in January so that doesn't count for much.
I was thinking of TA (March) and Romandie (April) that Evans won. Yes at the Dauphine Evans was a little lower. Who knows maybe Porte has burnt his candles too early. But I agree Evans was not "dominant" like we see now. Porte logically would be better this season with uninterrupted prep and more confidence after how he rode in last years Tour. There is also Wiggins in 2012 I thought he would fall over in the Tour never happened. We will soon see.

Lol, he was supersonic there. He flew away from the others and made YUUUUGE gaps on quite small climbs. Out of this world.

http://www.climbing-records.com/2017/01/full-nuclear-porte-on-willunga-hill.html

https://twitter.com/faustocoppi60/status/822699358382657536
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11 Jun 2017 10:02

Netserk wrote:
Cookster15 wrote:
Netserk wrote:Evans, really? He wasn't dominant in any race that year, unlike Porte. Surreal if you think this is comparable to what Porte is showing this week:

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And remember, Porte has been flying since *January*.


Nobody is top form at TDU in January so that doesn't count for much.
I was thinking of TA (March) and Romandie (April) that Evans won. Yes at the Dauphine Evans was a little lower. Who knows maybe Porte has burnt his candles too early. But I agree Evans was not "dominant" like we see now. Porte logically would be better this season with uninterrupted prep and more confidence after how he rode in last years Tour. There is also Wiggins in 2012 I thought he would fall over in the Tour never happened. We will soon see.

Lol, he was supersonic there. He flew away from the others and made YUUUUGE gaps on quite small climbs. Out of this world.

http://www.climbing-records.com/2017/01/full-nuclear-porte-on-willunga-hill.html

https://twitter.com/faustocoppi60/status/822699358382657536


Thanks for the links :surprised: . I do note he was only 7 seconds slower on Willunga last year and rode a strong Tour in July. I think based upon what we are seeing now there is still a strong case he hasn't burnt his matches too early especially as his racing days are down. Yes I am wary but we will see.
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11 Jun 2017 10:34

Unlike this year, he had a relatively mediocre spring last year. He has definitely raised his game, so I don't think one should compare him with last year. I think he'll be better in the Tour this July than last year, right up there, which to get to the point really is suspicious. If he delivers in July, this is a mutant season.
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11 Jun 2017 13:04

LRP is in a class all his own right now. Nobody close
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11 Jun 2017 13:11

What a beast!!! The midget lance armstrong will destroy froome in july
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13 Jun 2017 07:12

LRP = 2004 Tyler Hamilton.
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14 Jun 2017 05:52

Netserk wrote:Evans, really? He wasn't dominant in any race that year, unlike Porte. Surreal if you think this is comparable to what Porte is showing this week:

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And remember, Porte has been flying since *January*.


Porte hasn't been that dominant in his wins. TDU meh ! Romandie wins on the final stage TT against Yates ! Paris- Nice he wins one stage by 21 seconds after GC was no longer possible. Dauphine was of a case of Froome, Valverde and Contador being off their best. Fuglsang won the race ! No better than what Evans and Wiggins have done really with a couple of stages where he out climbed his opposition which he has done before. This is pretty much normal Porte for one week races, it's what happens from now on that matters. Wiggins won three stage races before the Tour and Evans won against a high quality Tirreno field also at Romandie and a podium in the Dauphine and all three of them won courtesy of consistency and good TTs and Porte did well on two mountain stages which is not uncommon for him anyway. Froome is the one who has been off his game but he looked better towards the end of the Dauphine. Valverde had a busy early season and Contador is nearing retirement and it's never easy to predict what he is going to do. The big question for Porte is how long he can hold his current form ? I don't hear many people discussing the form of 32 year old Fuglsang and his unusual success, be interesting to see what he does in the Tour.
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