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Geraint Thomas, the next british hope

14 Jul 2015 16:39

clearly a future tour winner in the making here. He comes from a track background after all.

Podium this tour? I look forward to him dropping Quintana next.
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14 Jul 2015 16:45

He'll be the second best climber in the world come Tour 16. Should win the Vuelta this year and might do the Giro-Vuelta double next year to....I mean a cobbles specialist dropping Contador, Nibali, TJ, Bardet, Pinot, Uran, Costa et al. whilst pulling for Froome and then sprinting home with Valverde is scintillating.
"He looks like an Egyptian mummy but he's riding like a king" - Matthew Keenan describing Alberto Contador
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14 Jul 2015 16:46

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14 Jul 2015 16:55

Thomas Geraint, almost 30 years old. Finally showing his true climbing form. What a beast.
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14 Jul 2015 17:34

Heads up you can still get 50/1 for him to podium.
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Re: Geraint Thomas, the next british hope

14 Jul 2015 17:36

the sceptic wrote:clearly a future tour winner in the making here. He comes from a track background after all.

Podium this tour? I look forward to him dropping Quintana next.


Any chance you could start some more new Sky threads? This is only the fifth in the last couple of days.
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Re: Geraint Thomas, the next british hope

14 Jul 2015 17:41

Bernie's eyesore wrote:
the sceptic wrote:clearly a future tour winner in the making here. He comes from a track background after all.

Podium this tour? I look forward to him dropping Quintana next.


Any chance you could start some more new Sky threads? This is only the fifth in the last couple of days.


You don't think a contender for podium in the tour deserves his own Clinic thread?
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Re: Geraint Thomas, the next british hope

14 Jul 2015 17:43

Bernie's eyesore wrote:
the sceptic wrote:clearly a future tour winner in the making here. He comes from a track background after all.

Podium this tour? I look forward to him dropping Quintana next.


Any chance you could start some more new Sky threads? This is only the fifth in the last couple of days.


any chance you could contribute anything worthwile?
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14 Jul 2015 17:45

I was wondering when G was going to get his own thread in the clinic.
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Re: Geraint Thomas, the next british hope

14 Jul 2015 17:45

the sceptic wrote:
Bernie's eyesore wrote:
the sceptic wrote:clearly a future tour winner in the making here. He comes from a track background after all.

Podium this tour? I look forward to him dropping Quintana next.


Any chance you could start some more new Sky threads? This is only the fifth in the last couple of days.


any chance you could contribute anything worthwile?


I've made plenty of comments about Thomas in the Sky thread thanks. You've already had two spam threads about Sky closed today.
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14 Jul 2015 17:49

Where are the threads for the other sky riders - we have one for porte, froome and now thomas, but what about the rest? You are mssing out here sceptic...
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14 Jul 2015 17:49

not my fault the mods are afraid to upset the delicate feelings of skyfans.

the most doped up performance in cycling history deserves all the attention it can get.
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14 Jul 2015 17:49

I said this in the SKY thread already, but I think that Thomas' best case scenario in GT GCs is probably a Christian Vande Velde-esque career. Future tour winner is probably hyperbole. Though I will be interested to see if he can handle multiple climbs in a true mountain stage.
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14 Jul 2015 17:51

With G transforming from classics specialist to skinny little climber, 6th on a Tour de France MTF no less, is well deserving of his own thread in the clinic. The sceptic just beat everyone to the punch. This one will be staying open.
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Re: Geraint Thomas, the next british hope

14 Jul 2015 17:53

Bernie's eyesore wrote:
the sceptic wrote:clearly a future tour winner in the making here. He comes from a track background after all.

Podium this tour? I look forward to him dropping Quintana next.


Any chance you could start some more new Sky threads? This is only the fifth in the last couple of days.


I'm looking forward to the Gallopin thread, he unexpectedly finished with the same group too.
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14 Jul 2015 17:53

A rider transforms at 30 years of age and hardly anyone in the media blinks? No surprise, seen before plenty of times.......
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14 Jul 2015 18:02

G has been climbing well this year, shouldn't be that much of a surprise that he could do what he did today. In Paris-Nice he was second behind Porte on stage 4 with a MTF, beating guys like TJVG, Kwia (in form), Costa, Fuglsang, Bardet, Aru. In TDS he also climbed well.
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14 Jul 2015 18:06

Punkan wrote:G has been climbing well this year, shouldn't be that much of a surprise that he could what he did today. In Paris-Nice he was second behind Porte on stage 4 with a MTF, beating guys like TJVG, Kwia (in form), Costa, Fuglsang, Bardet, Aru. In TDS he also climbed well.


I agree, there were no surprises about today's performance. We had all seen his ridiculous improvements earlier in the year so we knew what he might be capable of. Compare today with his climbing in the Tour last year though and that was when he had much more freedom to ride for himself after Froome crashed out and Porte capitulated.
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14 Jul 2015 18:08

Punkan wrote:G has been climbing well this year, shouldn't be that much of a surprise that he could do what he did today. In Paris-Nice he was second behind Porte on stage 4 with a MTF, beating guys like TJVG, Kwia (in form), Costa, Fuglsang, Bardet, Aru. In TDS he also climbed well.


Why was he not climbing well earlier in his career? Former Grupetto fodder.

Didn't want the big money contract till Sky came along and transformed him at 30? So was lazy and didn't train or eat the proper foods, too much nutella....
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