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Sep Vanmarcke appreciation thread

11 Apr 2011 08:26

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Since last year's Gent-Wevelgem this guy has been one of my favourite cyclists around. This year, despite being injured at the start of the season, he confirmed all that was good and now he is my number 1 rider in the peloton. I believe he has an enormous potential and can suffer and recuperate like the best.

Hoping he'll go to another team next year and take it to the next level.
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11 Apr 2011 08:45

Yeah I like him too.

He should go somewhere else - too many people ahead of him at Garmin. He wasn't even on the startlist for De Ronde until Maaskant got injured.

Did well for them today, and still finished well. Especially for his first Roubaix and his 8th race day of the year I think.
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11 Apr 2011 08:50

After getting on the podium last year at G-W, I'm surprised the two big Belgian WT teams didn't sign him. But credit to him, he rode his backside off last night.
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11 Apr 2011 09:02

Very impressive classics season for the young man... I hope and expect he'll be getting leadership roles next year, although his chances in that respect would improve if he left Garmin.
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11 Apr 2011 09:05

I think riding for Garmin a season or two will help his career immensely. He's a domestique now, but he's learning the trade in a very strong classics team (yeah, not debating this here). He doesn't need to be hasty.

That said, I like him a lot.
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11 Apr 2011 09:10

Remember Boonen at the same age, working for Hincapie in PR....
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11 Apr 2011 09:52

After great 2010 season Sep became my favourite Belgian rider and I was disappointed when he chose Garmin (why? there was Lotto and QuickStep, even HTC would have been much better choice), imo he should have stayed in Topsport-Vlaanderen for another year.
I was happy to see his Roubaix performance, he and Degenkolb were two young riders who impressed me yesterday.
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11 Apr 2011 10:44

I like him a lot too! But I don't have a problem with his team...take it slowly..no need to rush, and I think he is learning a great deal with the riders on the team. Really impressed with Degenkolb...he is a real talent as well.
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11 Apr 2011 10:52

TRDean wrote:I like him a lot too! But I don't have a problem with his team...take it slowly..no need to rush, and I think he is learning a great deal with the riders on the team. Really impressed with Degenkolb...he is a real talent as well.


I agree, but he should at least be a protected rider. Not a slave like yesterday...
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11 Apr 2011 11:02

Vanmarcke was a beast yesterday. If he'd been riding for himself, he'd have made the top 10 with that sort of ride and good fortune on his side. :)
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11 Apr 2011 11:11

boomcie wrote:I agree, but he should at least be a protected rider. Not a slave like yesterday...


I dont know, it was good see what he could do, flex his muscles and go up the road instead of sitting anonymous in the pack/groups or whatever.
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11 Apr 2011 11:17

sublimit wrote:I dont know, it was good see what he could do, flex his muscles and go up the road instead of sitting anonymous in the pack/groups or whatever.


Yeah it was ok. But after yesterday: the slaving should end. That's why he needs to change teams; there's no room at Garmin.
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11 Apr 2011 11:42

boomcie wrote:Y there's no room at Garmin.


Aren't most of the classics riders on one year contracts? IMO, it's hard to argue if there is room or not till we know who is coming back next year.
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11 Apr 2011 13:40

Question to those who see lots of Sep: How well can the man climb? I remember seeing him attack in paris tours last yr I think it was on a small incline but that race isnt particularly hilly. Obviously he can ride flanders alright but wat bout Amstel or other one day races like that in the future? I looked at his palmares but many of the results not in big races were in ones ive never watched to im not so sure of the parcour.
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11 Apr 2011 21:51

How old is he? also he was a superb tank. Like how Garmin are developing him and G.R
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12 Apr 2011 00:35

Lotto or Quickstep would be his best bet. If he moves to HTC, he'll be slaving himself for Cavendish and in the classics for someone like Berny or Roulston.

Like people have said, he's still young and he did get his chances by going in breaks. He's still learning the game.

Also, I still believe that some that came to Garmin from Cervelo will leave Garmin at the end of the year (Haussler) so maybe he can take his spot.
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12 Apr 2011 02:18

boomcie wrote:I agree, but he should at least be a protected rider. Not a slave like yesterday...


He'll get his shot; no holding back a guy like that. So enjoyable watching him ride yesterday; you can see he just LOVES to work. Also like the fact he's been consistently solid since e3; bodes well for the boy.
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25 Feb 2012 14:51

Bump...
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25 Feb 2012 15:07

Funnily enough as I logged onto the forum a minute ago I was certain of three things:
1. Het Volk thread would be full of praise for Sep.
2. There would be a Sep fans thread.
3. There will very shortly be a "Vanmarcke doping?" thread in the Clinic.
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25 Feb 2012 15:12

23 years old, or is it 24 I forgot... COuld be really good in the future, infact he's pretty good now!
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