Log in:  

Register

He's coming home!!!! Alejandro Valverde comeback thread.

A place to discuss all things related to current professional road races. Here, you can also touch on the latest news relating to professional road racing. A doping discussion free forum.

Moderators: Irondan, Eshnar, Red Rick, Valv.Piti, Pricey_sky, Tonton, King Boonen

What will Valverde's impact be the cycling world in 2012

Storm
166
19%
Snow Storm
159
18%
Desert Storm
150
17%
Tornado
172
20%
Nuclear Holocoust
225
26%
 
Total votes : 872

06 Sep 2017 08:36

anyone think Valverde has a chance to win his 5th LBL and equal eddy Merckx , i think he has no chance
User avatar telencefalus
Member
 
Posts: 467
Joined: 03 Sep 2017 18:39

06 Sep 2017 08:37

we pretty must say that Valverde career as a winner cyclist is almost done nex year he will be 38
User avatar telencefalus
Member
 
Posts: 467
Joined: 03 Sep 2017 18:39

11 Sep 2017 16:30

According to Jose Breen on twitter Valverde has said that he won't be racing again this season. Instead he has a plan to try to be back for the TDU, but is "not obsessive" about making that race.

This sounds like a better idea than rushing back.
Zinoviev Letter
Veteran
 
Posts: 5,241
Joined: 18 Aug 2010 13:18

11 Sep 2017 19:24

Posted a few weeks ago the TDU would be a good first up race for Valverde - Gives him a full 6 months recovery while the parcours is not overly challenging.
yaco
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2,952
Joined: 20 Jun 2015 17:57

11 Sep 2017 19:40

That would indeed be nice. And if everything goes well with his recovery and Porte doesn't feel the need to be in super-dominant top shape, he might even go for the victory (with emphasis on might).

With Porte's season in mind, it seems likely that he, too, will target it, though.
User avatar tobydawq
Member
 
Posts: 577
Joined: 16 Nov 2013 18:45
Location: Denmark

11 Sep 2017 21:44

Valverde is gonna smash those wannabees in TDU unless Lil Richie P is planning to go absolutely full retard again. It might be a better option than China..

Forza Don Alejandro, everyone is wishing you well, you are the only one left now!!
"This is the Tour that will determine If I can drink espresso at the Garda lake the rest of my life"
User avatar Valv.Piti
Moderator
 
Posts: 7,287
Joined: 03 Aug 2015 00:00
Location: Dinamarca, Aalborg

12 Sep 2017 13:10

Valverde will have the advantage with the sprint bonuses at the TDU which was how Gerrans use to win it. Porte should give the TDU a miss next year but probably won't.
movingtarget
Veteran
 
Posts: 7,845
Joined: 05 Aug 2009 08:54

12 Sep 2017 17:54

Being more realistic, I wouldn't really mind a repeat of the 2012-season as long as he is strong towards the end of the season, including the Vuelta. He was riding incredibly well in that race.
"This is the Tour that will determine If I can drink espresso at the Garda lake the rest of my life"
User avatar Valv.Piti
Moderator
 
Posts: 7,287
Joined: 03 Aug 2015 00:00
Location: Dinamarca, Aalborg

12 Sep 2017 18:06

The big question to start with is whether or not he's going to be at his best already by the Ardennes or if he will need more time. I quite like the TDU but joking aside we all know it's of no importance to Valverde's career.
Zinoviev Letter
Veteran
 
Posts: 5,241
Joined: 18 Aug 2010 13:18

Re:

12 Sep 2017 18:15

Zinoviev Letter wrote:The big question to start with is whether or not he's going to be at his best already by the Ardennes or if he will need more time. I quite like the TDU but joking aside we all know it's of no importance to Valverde's career.


But it will be hugely important to him if he could win a stage. Just remember his reaction from his stage victory in 2012 - his first win after the suspension. A similar reaction might come this time, should he be good enough to win something.
User avatar tobydawq
Member
 
Posts: 577
Joined: 16 Nov 2013 18:45
Location: Denmark

12 Sep 2017 23:46

Smart of him to wait till next year. It's better for his overal health imo.
Skyline Drive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPjM6rZ4pN0
_____________________________________________________________________________
Canton Ave Climb
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C90ZPlbEfmU
User avatar Jspear
Veteran
 
Posts: 6,072
Joined: 23 Feb 2014 03:50
Location: N. VA, USA

Re: Re:

13 Sep 2017 21:10

tobydawq wrote:
Zinoviev Letter wrote:The big question to start with is whether or not he's going to be at his best already by the Ardennes or if he will need more time. I quite like the TDU but joking aside we all know it's of no importance to Valverde's career.


But it will be hugely important to him if he could win a stage. Just remember his reaction from his stage victory in 2012 - his first win after the suspension. A similar reaction might come this time, should he be good enough to win something.

Obviously very different situations, but probably. I think it was more of a celebration for actually being on that level compared to winning a stage in the race. Kinda similar to Contador. It would almost be a reverse Contador should he win a stage or even the overall.

One and only reason to watch that race. ;)
"This is the Tour that will determine If I can drink espresso at the Garda lake the rest of my life"
User avatar Valv.Piti
Moderator
 
Posts: 7,287
Joined: 03 Aug 2015 00:00
Location: Dinamarca, Aalborg

Re: He's coming home!!!! Alejandro Valverde comeback thread.

14 Sep 2017 01:16

First was Highlander, there can be only one. Valverde is immortal. He will be back. Amaze us, and I leave it at that..
When I woke up and saw the yellow jersey that I had left by my bed the night before, I asked myself: "what are you doing in Merckx's bedroom?" I couldn't believe it - Bernard Thevenet
User avatar Tonton
Moderator
 
Posts: 3,249
Joined: 17 May 2013 18:59

Re:

14 Sep 2017 13:27

Zinoviev Letter wrote:The big question to start with is whether or not he's going to be at his best already by the Ardennes or if he will need more time. I quite like the TDU but joking aside we all know it's of no importance to Valverde's career.


Riders seem to like the race for an early season event. They escape the cold in Europe and it's a well organized race and none of the stages are that difficult or long. The only thing that sometimes makes it hard is when the heat is too extreme which is not unusual for Adelaide at that time of year.
movingtarget
Veteran
 
Posts: 7,845
Joined: 05 Aug 2009 08:54

16 Sep 2017 12:23

i check on procycling stats , Valverde have less km ridden then Nibali , but he is 4 years and a half older , , of course clinic issue he has no race in 2011 , but this downplay the fact that Valverde is a freak of nature
User avatar telencefalus
Member
 
Posts: 467
Joined: 03 Sep 2017 18:39

Previous

Return to Professional road racing

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: AQETUYIOI, Axel Hangleck, Bing [Bot], Dr. Watson, Google [Bot], hazaran, PunchingRouleur, Richeypen, shalgo and 43 guests

Back to top