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Omega Pharma Quick Step: Are you kidding me??

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24 Apr 2015 09:07

Alaphillipe was a rocket in 2013. If anything I'm surprised it has taken him this long.
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24 Apr 2015 09:31

JRanton wrote:Out of interest, when was the last time a Quickstep rider tested positive?

Not a positive test, but Barredo got results from his Quickstep years annulled in the bio passport case:
17 October 2007-24 September 2011 DQ, of which 2007. 2008, 2009 and 2010 were in Quicksteps colors.
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24 Apr 2015 10:29

I think the last positive is from Boonen, which does not count as a real one. :o
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16 May 2015 22:17

We got a climber all of sudden.
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16 May 2015 22:18

This is too funny. This guy never had a top 40 in a mountain finish in his life, pro or youth.
Today he's dropping Henao

EDIT: Damn it hrotha
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16 May 2015 22:18

Quite enjoyable, this! rofl
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16 May 2015 22:20

What the hell is Sagan doing up there
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16 May 2015 22:22

I'm laughing out loud, this is so ridiculous
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06 Aug 2015 17:03

Anybody else wondering of Kwiatkowski got a warning letter from the UCI? Hes is been pack fodder for months now.
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06 Aug 2015 17:10

classicomano wrote:Anybody else wondering of Kwiatkowski got a warning letter from the UCI? Hes is been pack fodder for months now.

Getting a letter from the UCI is exactly what is meant by the phrase 'the curse of the rainbow jersey'.
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08 Aug 2015 06:15

classicomano wrote:Anybody else wondering of Kwiatkowski got a warning letter from the UCI? Hes is been pack fodder for months now.


I think its more to do with leaving the HotSteppers. No access to quality supplements anymore.
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05 Apr 2017 15:48

Ibarguren has really upped the level this year
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05 Apr 2017 17:17

Why? Terpstra and Stybar hasn't really changed much, certainly not for the better. Tommeke isn't the best benchmark as his prep was worse last year. Alaphilippe is still so young that you'd expect him to improve somewhat. Dan Martin is also pretty much the same level.
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Netserk wrote:Why? Terpstra and Stybar hasn't really changed much, certainly not for the better. Tommeke isn't the best benchmark as his prep was worse last year. Alaphilippe is still so young that you'd expect him to improve somewhat. Dan Martin is also pretty much the same level.


Kittel beat Viviani and Bouhanni and De La Cruz won with a well timed attack over a group who wouldn't organize and lacked most of the big instigaters. Not exactly smoking guns there.
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05 Apr 2017 17:55

I think they were more ridiculous in 2014, for example, it was a festival here after the Giro TT.
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05 Apr 2017 17:57

Goodbye, Tommeke; thank you for all you have given us!
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05 Apr 2017 18:48

Yeah pretty much Gilbert is performing on a level you wouldnt expect.

Netserk: He mainly won that time trial by throwing his bike around corners on the wet roads than anything else. You would expect him to follow Henao Mur de Fayence, but he was pretty mediocre despite that performance in the ITT
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05 Apr 2017 19:22

It was more about the team performance, but Ala's was eyebrow-raising as well.
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05 Apr 2017 20:52

Oh okay.

I don't think thats eye-browsing. They might have had better material for those specific conditions or simply just risked more, that particular time trial wasn't all about FTP and w/kg and what have you.
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06 Apr 2017 00:24

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Ibarguren has really upped the level this year


I think he is doing what he's always done and nothing different outside that he's reunited with his star responder in Gilbert. Quickstep have 23 victories so far this season compared to 21 at the same point last season.
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