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Geraint Thomas, the next british hope

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12 Jun 2018 10:36

OK, Thomas is legit GC rider then. But many in clinic complain how can a track/classics specialist who can't climb become a GC rider still. It's simply the other side of the same coin in the clinic depending on what timeframe your argument is based.

As for Doumilin, I'd say he's simply doing what Wiggins proved is possible. Big proven engine, drop the weight, hang on in mountains to power threshold, TT to make the difference.
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12 Jun 2018 12:23

samhocking wrote:OK, Thomas is legit GC rider then. But many in clinic complain how can a track/classics specialist who can't climb become a GC rider still. It's simply the other side of the same coin in the clinic depending on what timeframe your argument is based.

As for Doumilin, I'd say he's simply doing what Wiggins proved is possible. Big proven engine, drop the weight, hang on in mountains to power threshold, TT to make the difference.


How can you comfortably call what Wiggins did during his Tour win year, hanging on in mountains? He was arguably the strongest climber (with the exception of his super domestique at the time) in the race.
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12 Jun 2018 12:43

Angliru wrote:
samhocking wrote:OK, Thomas is legit GC rider then. But many in clinic complain how can a track/classics specialist who can't climb become a GC rider still. It's simply the other side of the same coin in the clinic depending on what timeframe your argument is based.

As for Doumilin, I'd say he's simply doing what Wiggins proved is possible. Big proven engine, drop the weight, hang on in mountains to power threshold, TT to make the difference.


How can comfortably call what Wiggins did during his Tour win year, hanging on in mountains? He was arguably the strongest climber (with the exception of his super domestique at the time) in the race.


Because he didn't win a single mountain stage or use any climbs to gain time on GC and instead won both ITTs instead to reach Paris in the least amount of time? Maybe he didn't want to win any mountain stages and wanted to save energy for the ITTs so it just looked like he was hanging on and in fact was the best climber anyway. You could be right?
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12 Jun 2018 13:00

so now we have..

Twiggo - he just lost the weight
Froomey - he just lost the weight (that ones verified by a scientist :) )
G - he just lost the weight

to be fair I don't think G has asthma :)
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12 Jun 2018 13:48

gillan1969 wrote:so now we have..

Twiggo - he just lost the weight
Froomey - he just lost the weight (that ones verified by a scientist :) )
G - he just lost the weight

to be fair I don't think G has asthma :)

It's still early. Did Walsh write a bike about him yet?
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12 Jun 2018 14:02

veganrob wrote:
gillan1969 wrote:so now we have..

Twiggo - he just lost the weight
Froomey - he just lost the weight (that ones verified by a scientist :) )
G - he just lost the weight

to be fair I don't think G has asthma :)

It's still early. Did Walsh write a bike about him yet?


G has a book, aptly named “The world of cycling according to G”. G already knows everything there is to know about cycling :cool:

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12 Jun 2018 15:09

this guy annoys me even more than Froome for some reason. I liked him when he was a classics rider, too.
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12 Jun 2018 15:14

zlev11 wrote:this guy annoys me even more than Froome for some reason. I liked him when he was a classics rider, too.


Sir Dave’s quote on the cover of G’s book is priceless :cool:
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