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Re: Random French guys ripping up the Tour

23 Aug 2016 15:52

Random French guys ripping up the Vuelta! :razz:
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26 Aug 2016 20:38

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IndianCyclist wrote:Not necessarily. Environmental factors also need to be taken into consideration. that day it was cold and rainy. On the mountains, the cooling effect due to the wind is low and is more dependent on the ambient conditons. So lower temperatures can lead to higher wattage.


i have 30 years of climbing times and the ascents under cold or rain are definitely slower than those in normal conditions.

bardet improved a lot, still not as cool as the real cobra though.

Only because that isn't possible :D
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Re: Random French guys ripping up the Tour

27 Aug 2016 01:34

thehog wrote:Random French guys ripping up the Vuelta! :razz:
Love it. Same thing as with Colombians and the British Islanders. Great in the 80's, really reduced presence in for a decade, back up top last five years.

Whatever is really going on, the playing field seems to have been leveled. It's not just the Spain-Italy based riders dominating everything.
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27 Aug 2016 05:41

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jens_attacks wrote:
IndianCyclist wrote:Not necessarily. Environmental factors also need to be taken into consideration. that day it was cold and rainy. On the mountains, the cooling effect due to the wind is low and is more dependent on the ambient conditons. So lower temperatures can lead to higher wattage.


i have 30 years of climbing times and the ascents under cold or rain are definitely slower than those in normal conditions.

bardet improved a lot, still not as cool as the real cobra though.

Only because that isn't possible :D


someone calling for ricky riccio? i am there.
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Re: Random French guys ripping up the Tour

24 Sep 2017 14:48

Alaphilippe, really wish he won. Really like the look of him. Exciting racer.
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Re: Random French guys ripping up the Tour

24 Sep 2017 15:46

thehog wrote:Alaphilippe, really wish he won. Really like the look of him. Exciting racer.



Agreed .. classy rider .. hope we get to enjoy more of his riding / attacking.
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Re: Random French guys ripping up the Tour

24 Sep 2017 22:12

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thehog wrote:Alaphilippe, really wish he won. Really like the look of him. Exciting racer.



Agreed .. classy rider .. hope we get to enjoy more of his riding / attacking.



If you get a chance watch this excellent video from Stade 2 on Alaphilippe‘s comeback from his knee injury. The training sequences are awesome :cool:

https://twitter.com/stade2/status/896792586232496130
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Re: Random French guys ripping up the Tour

14 Oct 2018 16:28

Pinot! The French renaissance is here! :cool:
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14 Oct 2018 20:34

Lappartient giving the French the Cookson treatment.
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Re: Random French guys ripping up the Tour

23 Oct 2018 22:19

thehog wrote:Pinot! The French renaissance is here! :cool:

...hopefully not in this forum :eek: ...
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24 Oct 2018 00:40

Benotti69 wrote:Lappartient giving the French the Cookson treatment.

I don't think so, I hope not, but credit to you for being right more often than you are wrong.

As the #1 Pinot fanboy, I would be devastated if my homie was exposed. The time on the Lagos was a bit too good to my liking...I hope that we get another, updated data release like we did a few years back. No one has done it.

I won't be a Sky Bot and argue wind protection, that time on LDC was insane.

Looking at history, not much of a surprise, but Thibaut failed to confirm.As a kid and neo-pro, wow look at the Settimana in '11. Quintana, Aru, way behind on a race that is so big that Aru came back the next year to win it.

I can't imagine the animal lover, authentic guy being a cheat. But we had a cancer survivor, a Godzilla survivor, Valverde, so at this point being a skeptic probably is the best stance.

What I like is that Tibopino never became both a top notch climber and an ITT specialist, like others who get the other. Don't miss a beat.

And you don't lose that Giro podium if you're loaded. Stage 19 no BB.

I believe in TP but fear that his best will never be good enough.
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26 Oct 2018 17:02

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Benotti69 wrote:Lappartient giving the French the Cookson treatment.

I don't think so, I hope not, but credit to you for being right more often than you are wrong.

As the #1 Pinot fanboy, I would be devastated if my homie was exposed. The time on the Lagos was a bit too good to my liking...I hope that we get another, updated data release like we did a few years back. No one has done it.

I won't be a Sky Bot and argue wind protection, that time on LDC was insane.

Looking at history, not much of a surprise, but Thibaut failed to confirm.As a kid and neo-pro, wow look at the Settimana in '11. Quintana, Aru, way behind on a race that is so big that Aru came back the next year to win it.

I can't imagine the animal lover, authentic guy being a cheat. But we had a cancer survivor, a Godzilla survivor, Valverde, so at this point being a skeptic probably is the best stance.

What I like is that Tibopino never became both a top notch climber and an ITT specialist, like others who get the other. Don't miss a beat.

And you don't lose that Giro podium if you're loaded. Stage 19 no BB.

I believe in TP but fear that his best will never be good enough.
Good people cheat too.
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Re: Re:

27 Oct 2018 04:33

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Tonton wrote:
Benotti69 wrote:Lappartient giving the French the Cookson treatment.

I don't think so, I hope not, but credit to you for being right more often than you are wrong.

As the #1 Pinot fanboy, I would be devastated if my homie was exposed. The time on the Lagos was a bit too good to my liking...I hope that we get another, updated data release like we did a few years back. No one has done it.

I won't be a Sky Bot and argue wind protection, that time on LDC was insane.

Looking at history, not much of a surprise, but Thibaut failed to confirm.As a kid and neo-pro, wow look at the Settimana in '11. Quintana, Aru, way behind on a race that is so big that Aru came back the next year to win it.

I can't imagine the animal lover, authentic guy being a cheat. But we had a cancer survivor, a Godzilla survivor, Valverde, so at this point being a skeptic probably is the best stance.

What I like is that Tibopino never became both a top notch climber and an ITT specialist, like others who get the other. Don't miss a beat.

And you don't lose that Giro podium if you're loaded. Stage 19 no BB.

I believe in TP but fear that his best will never be good enough.
Good people cheat too.

Yep. Look at Basso...
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