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17 Jun 2018 14:22

Only 8 seconds from the podium in the end. Pretty good TT!
A top-10 at the Vuelta seems likely at this point, and even top-5 is possible.
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18 Jun 2018 01:02

He should ride for the win. He’s got the talent.
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18 Jun 2018 14:29

perico wrote:He should ride for the win. He’s got the talent.


But not the team. Qs cant defend a jersey in the mountains. Or do you expect Serry, Knox and Capecchi to suddenly control the peloton when the road goes up?
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18 Jun 2018 20:11

Akuryo wrote:
perico wrote:He should ride for the win. He’s got the talent.


But not the team. Qs cant defend a jersey in the mountains. Or do you expect Serry, Knox and Capecchi to suddenly control the peloton when the road goes up?

Alaphilippe, Vakoc, De Plus, Devenyns and Jungles are pretty good climbers, right?
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19 Jun 2018 03:46

Cinemaniak wrote:
Akuryo wrote:
perico wrote:He should ride for the win. He’s got the talent.


But not the team. Qs cant defend a jersey in the mountains. Or do you expect Serry, Knox and Capecchi to suddenly control the peloton when the road goes up?

Alaphilippe, Vakoc, De Plus, Devenyns and Jungles are pretty good climbers, right?


Alaphilippe is a puncheur, not a climber, Vakoc, De Plus and Devenyns were all pretty much injured nonstop this year and Jungels is the captain for the Tour. :o
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19 Jun 2018 17:38

Akuryo wrote:
Cinemaniak wrote:
Akuryo wrote:
perico wrote:He should ride for the win. He’s got the talent.


But not the team. Qs cant defend a jersey in the mountains. Or do you expect Serry, Knox and Capecchi to suddenly control the peloton when the road goes up?

Alaphilippe, Vakoc, De Plus, Devenyns and Jungles are pretty good climbers, right?


Alaphilippe is a puncheur, not a climber, Vakoc, De Plus and Devenyns were all pretty much injured nonstop this year and Jungels is the captain for the Tour. :o


I don't see why Jungels couldn't also ride the Vuelta and help Mas.
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19 Jun 2018 18:21

cellardoor wrote:
Akuryo wrote:
Cinemaniak wrote:
Akuryo wrote:
perico wrote:He should ride for the win. He’s got the talent.


But not the team. Qs cant defend a jersey in the mountains. Or do you expect Serry, Knox and Capecchi to suddenly control the peloton when the road goes up?

Alaphilippe, Vakoc, De Plus, Devenyns and Jungles are pretty good climbers, right?


Alaphilippe is a puncheur, not a climber, Vakoc, De Plus and Devenyns were all pretty much injured nonstop this year and Jungels is the captain for the Tour. :o


I don't see why Jungels couldn't also ride the Vuelta and help Mas.


Still, that is only one reliable helper. You may not need a strong team to finish top 5 but for a win/podium, a great team is almost always necessary. And as much as I like Quickstep, mountain support is not their strong suit.
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20 Jun 2018 00:06

Hmmm... it’s possible. I guess I missed Jesus pacing the leaders up the steep climbs in 2014, and nobody else from Tinkoff-Saxo was anywhere near the front that year.
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27 Jun 2018 13:54

I feared that after the good June he had, QS might take him to the Tour. Glad it didn't happen, cause this way he can go full ham on the Vuelta! But what will the team look like besides Mas? I expect something like Hodeg, Jakobsen, Serry, Devenyns, Capecchi and maybe De Plus, if his recovery goes along as nicely as it did so far. Last spot could be Keisse as a road captain, since he will miss the Tour. That would be a fairly balanced team with 2 neo pro sprinters, but also lots of experience and decent support for Enric! I know, the Tour hasn't even started and here I am speculating about a Vuelta squad but I am really excited for Mas.
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27 Jun 2018 16:35

Viviani will ride the Vuelta - QS may take a neo-pro to the Vuelta - They won't take two.
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27 Jun 2018 17:10

In that case Sabatini is a lock, too.
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17 Jul 2018 01:36

It had a reason why he moved from Mallorca to Andorra :)

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"Entrenando en altura en Andorra / High-altitude training in Andorra"
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17 Jul 2018 07:31

I expect something like Hodeg, Jakobsen, Serry, Devenyns, Capecchi and maybe De Plus,

Surely not both of them? It's a bit of competition between them I fear. Jakobsen being the bigger talent and (classic) pure, raw sprinting ability and Hodeg more of a 'Freire' perhaps.
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