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22 Apr 2013 08:15

Jancouver wrote:I just hope the Sagan rumor is false. TVG and MiniPhinney are good prospects and they should get more talented youngsters in stead of overpaying for riders/stars on/past their prime.


Which one?
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22 Apr 2013 08:36

SKSemtex wrote:Which one?


Next season, 4M/y @ BMC.
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22 Apr 2013 08:51

karlboss wrote:Poor classics season, because Ballan is injured and GvA isn't as strong as Boonen or Cancellara. Gilbert lacked support in the finales, was marked out of everything, wasn't in 2011 shape, in which case neither of the last 2 points would have mattered.


he will never be again in his 2011 shape a again either
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22 Apr 2013 08:52

Pentacycle wrote:Next season, 4M/y @ BMC.


Thanks.
Fuu. That is a lot of money for young Slovak guy. :D Good for him bad for cycling. But it is hard to believe rumor like this.
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22 Apr 2013 08:58

SKSemtex wrote:Which one?


the one he just made up
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22 Apr 2013 09:00

It would be a real shame if Sagan went to BMC, what a sad team that is.
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22 Apr 2013 12:16

movingtarget wrote:I think Evans is the only one of the big three to be coming off contract. .........snip....


Evans is contracted to BMC until the end of the 2014 season. I would expect that he will then retire.

Gilbert is also contracted to BMC until the end of the 2014 season, as is Hushovd.
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22 Apr 2013 14:15

Yingge wrote:Evans is contracted to BMC until the end of the 2014 season. I would expect that he will then retire.

Gilbert is also contracted to BMC until the end of the 2014 season, as is Hushovd.


The three of them will be gone for different reasons. Don't think Cadel will do a Chris Horner and extend his career.
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22 Apr 2013 15:33

GVA is the only rider who has improved on BMC. However they decided to drown him in a crowd of fading classics stars, and he's not likely to win a big race himself either. He's remarkably allround though.

Tejay and Phinney aren't bad either, but yeah... who has seen them so far this year?
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22 Apr 2013 16:16

theyoungest wrote:GVA is the only rider who has improved on BMC. However they decided to drown him in a crowd of fading classics stars, and he's not likely to win a big race himself either. He's remarkably allround though.

Tejay and Phinney aren't bad either, but yeah... who has seen them so far this year?


Evans also improved at BMC. Pinotti ain't doing bad either considering his age.

Not really a surprise Hushovd is over the top though, don't think you can blame a team for that

Cummings also won that Vuelta stage last year.
Ryo Hazuki wrote:horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato


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22 Apr 2013 16:20

Would you guys say BMC have wasted money on their big names, I mean how bad as Hushovd been. P.Gilbert has not been much better.
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22 Apr 2013 19:25

Lanark wrote:It would be a real shame if Sagan went to BMC, what a sad team that is.


At this moment BMC is in 7th place in the World Tour rankings, without Sagan.

Canondale is in 8th place, with Sagan.
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22 Apr 2013 19:30

Not a single winner left in this team is it?

Gilbert - not good enough, once again
Hushovd - Old
Evans - Oldish, but let us see what he can do in the giro, top 3, or atleast top 5 perhpas?
Avermaet - Not a winner in the first place
van Garderen - not a winner either (top 5 as his goal in the tour this year?)
Phinney - Not quite good enough yet
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22 Apr 2013 19:33

When comparing results vs. cost, BMC is by far the worst team.
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22 Apr 2013 22:03

I think we should move this discussion to the clinic, shouldn't we? It seems like BMC lacks a professional preperation system at all. Otherwise not every top rider would drop that significant in performance after moving to Bmc. Gilbert's decrease there is a pure shame, altough he obviously wouldn't have been that bad in the cobbled classics without his cold from Paris - Nice.
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22 Apr 2013 23:33

TANK91 wrote:Would you guys say BMC have wasted money on their big names, I mean how bad as Hushovd been. P.Gilbert has not been much better.


Yes, that seems to be be their whole strategy for success. Buy the really big name riders for a ton of money and hope they're just as dominating on BMC as they were in the past. Clearly it is not working for them, they really need to adopt a new approach.
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23 Apr 2013 03:40

Afrank wrote:Yes, that seems to be be their whole strategy for success. Buy the really big name riders for a ton of money and hope they're just as dominating on BMC as they were in the past. Clearly it is not working for them, they really need to adopt a new approach.


Some riders like Evans, thrive on the change of teams while others just don't perform. With Hushovd it has been complicated with his illness. Even though the team did a great job for Evans in the Tour in 2011, two years later I think they needed to make changes after a lean 2012 season results wise. Getting rid of Santambrogio obviously backfired. The changes will surely come at the end of this season.
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18 Jul 2013 01:19

Not the greatest tour, where have they gone wrong?

Obviously Evans and Teejay are not at their best, have they tried for too long before switching to stage wins?Does anyone even have the form to win stages?

Moving forward what do they do? Honestly the domestiques look as good as any other team. In both the classics and Giro and Tour the domestiques have kept the leaders near the front when they need to be.
The leaders are then off form(past it) and there seems to be an absence of superdomestiques. They did best on the cobbles with Van Avermaet, but Van Avermaet should be playing that superdomestique role to Hushovd and Ballan. At Fleche Wallone, Gilbert was left on his own on the Mur wayyyy too early.
I have a feeling the wages for this team are about to go up, as noone will want to ride for them.
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18 Jul 2013 02:04

Disarray? No.

Not winning? Yes.
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18 Jul 2013 02:17

dgodave wrote:Disarray? No.

Not winning? Yes.


I think they are in disarray. Gilbert's mutterings about TJVG & Evans. Then the team's sudden change of plans. All points to the fact that they are unable to strategise at all and are grasping at straws
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