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12 Oct 2018 09:18

You can try to get a big numeral advantage over the Sormano and then send attacks up the road on that flat section.

Buuut it's not gonna happen.
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12 Oct 2018 09:27

Muro is the key of this race, and Madona del Ghisalo to some extent. If 20-30, or even more riders are at the bottom of Civiglio it will be very hard to beat Valverde.
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12 Oct 2018 14:00

I hope Nibali can light up the race, but I don't think he'll be strong enough.
The sadness of the world has different ways of getting to people, but it seems to succeed almost every time
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12 Oct 2018 20:33

No comments on this snippet yet?

"I'd be flattered to receive an offer from Team Sky, I'd like that. It'd be a really nice challenge that I opted not to take up in the past. I don't have any regrets about that but Team Sky is a unique team; they can perhaps help you achieve things that you’ve never done before."
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12 Oct 2018 21:11

I don't see how anyone can comment on the last sentence outside the Clinic
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Re: Vincenzo Nibali discussion thread

12 Oct 2018 21:16

Well i had a feeling he wasnt 100 pct sure to stay with bahrain, thats why i asked before if the contract extension mentioned was true. As suspected it isnt.
Kinda shamefull bahrain doesnt wanna give him what he asks for considering they were nothing without him. I fear these are the type of things enzo doesnt like. They are going to bleed sponsors if he leaves.
Anyway he always stated he wanted support like froome has so this interview doesnt come as a shock to me. I know sky doesnt like riders to reveal they are in talks with the team so make of that what you will.
The thing i get from this interview is that he s still extremely motivated and thats what most important in the end.
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12 Oct 2018 21:16

GuyIncognito wrote:I don't see how anyone can comment on the last sentence outside the Clinic


Okay, when I now read the quote out of context it seems more innocuous than it did in the original article where it seemed like he opened a door of actually going to Sky. Which I found weird that noone had yelled loudly about.
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12 Oct 2018 21:42

tobydawq wrote:No comments on this snippet yet?

"I'd be flattered to receive an offer from Team Sky, I'd like that. It'd be a really nice challenge that I opted not to take up in the past. I don't have any regrets about that but Team Sky is a unique team; they can perhaps help you achieve things that you’ve never done before."


Maybe Sky will turn him into a sprinter. Now this is the kind of news I really need before a quite possible depressing Lombardia.
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13 Oct 2018 00:49

What the hell...
That feels strange...
Edit: ok I'll hear what he actually said in Italian! :lol:
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13 Oct 2018 04:48

you see, sky are not so bad from a rider's point of you. )
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13 Oct 2018 10:01

Nibali can join Sky in 2020: his manager is waiting for an offer from the British team. Other options on the table are UAE and Trek or to renew with Bahrain-Merida (Gazzetta)
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13 Oct 2018 10:44

His relationship with moscon might have to do something with this. I m sure sky appreciated what he said about gianni during the worlds prep.
They definetely approached him in some way or another, its the only explanation for that interview
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13 Oct 2018 13:26

I love that this man
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13 Oct 2018 14:39

Great ride! Didn't expect a second place today!
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13 Oct 2018 14:40

What a race from him. I wish he could have won but still, I think in a few years I will look back at this with a smile on my face. Not in top shape, risks it all with 50 k to go, can't hold Pinot's wheel on the final serious climb, gets caught, attacks again and still finishes 2nd. He is simply a champion.
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13 Oct 2018 14:43

The true definition of panache. For me, he is and will be one of the best of his generation.
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13 Oct 2018 14:44

Even with his injury and average shape he is still the most fun to watch among the current riders. Long range attack without any hesitation. Always makes the deciding moves. Even in the Ronde he launched the attack and Terpstra followed him.
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13 Oct 2018 14:45

What a fighter. I hope he takes another Monument next year.

I'd love to see him in Roubaix. :D
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13 Oct 2018 14:46

He put in a great effort and that move when they caught him was Priceless! He can stand on the podium proudly, he came back from a harsh injury and Never Gave Up. What panache, what a true Champion is Vincenzo!
Alberto Contador=Legend!

Nibali becomes only the 6th winner of all 3 GTS (2014)!
Nibali joins Gimondi, Merckx and Hinault as only the 4th man to win all 3 GTS and 2 different Monuments (2018). A throwback rider in this age of specialization. Bravo!
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13 Oct 2018 15:02

Grande Vincenzo! Really excited for this great performance, and only a bit sad that he didn't win. He will come back stronger next year!
In Italian TV he said he is still unsure about next year's programm, so he will wait for the GT route presentations in the next weeks.
Riposa in pace, Michele!
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