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13 Oct 2018 15:16

Worlds were 3 weeks too late, Lombardia one week.
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13 Oct 2018 15:35

I just noticed that despite "only" winning MSR Nibali actually initiated the winning moves of 3 out of 5 monuments this year. Even when he doesn't have the legs to win, the racing instinct of this guy is amazing.
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13 Oct 2018 15:37

Gigs_98 wrote:I just noticed that despite "only" winning MSR Nibali actually initiated the winning moves of 3 out of 5 monuments this year. Even when he doesn't have the legs to win, the racing instinct of this guy is amazing.

Nobody wants to miss a move with Nibali anymore
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13 Oct 2018 15:41

Any chance he will start focusing on the 1-day classics and monuments? He's still good enough to contend for those. He's not getting any younger and he looks better suited to be a super-dom in Grand Tours now.
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13 Oct 2018 15:50

DanielSong39 wrote:Any chance he will start focusing on the 1-day classics and monuments? He's still good enough to contend for those. He's not getting any younger and he looks better suited to be a super-dom in Grand Tours now.

No chance in hell he goes full time classics rider before one last crack at the Giro. He got 3rd and 2nd in his last GTs he completed for GC and he didn't get a chance to defend those chances this year.
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13 Oct 2018 15:57

The ride of a champion, even if he did't win.

May we have many years yet to come of Vincenzo at the head of races
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13 Oct 2018 15:58

A full of panache training ride for Chrono des Nations.
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13 Oct 2018 16:00

Rollthedice wrote:A full of panache training ride for Chrono des Nations.

Gotta get that 6th top 10 of the year
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13 Oct 2018 16:08

Some useless velon data but nevertheless.

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13 Oct 2018 16:10

My hearth felt a warm breeze when he got caught and attacked again the chasers! :D
That damn strap devastated the end of the season, but we now have confirmation that most probably he's still capable of reaching proper peaks.
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13 Oct 2018 16:11

Totally useless stats. Those max speeds are so retarded

Whats the programme next year - just your standard Giro + Vuelta and then full classics, Tokyo and WC hunt 2020? :D
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13 Oct 2018 16:15

Valv.Piti wrote:Totally useless stats. Those max speeds are so retarded

Whats the programme next year - just your standard Giro + Vuelta and then full classics, Tokyo and WC hunt 2020? :D


He will decide later on, after courses are released.
2020 I guess depends a lot if he actually stays in TBM or not...
I have a very bad feeling about this! :eek:

Edit: I would bet that 2019 will be Giro + Vuelta + autumn classics. No real crack at LBL in this case.
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13 Oct 2018 16:15

Valv.Piti wrote:Totally useless stats. Those max speeds are so retarded

Whats the programme next year - just your standard Giro + Vuelta and then full classics, Tokyo and WC hunt 2020? :D

I hope so.

I'm gonna make the obvious guess and say he's gonna not gonna win the Tirreno.
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13 Oct 2018 16:16

Problem with Giro + Vuelta is he most likely isnt going to contend for any other big races outside of the Lombardia, but I guess this is the best he can do. Thibaut and Vincenzo matchup again.
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13 Oct 2018 16:22

Valv.Piti wrote:Problem with Giro + Vuelta is he most likely isnt going to contend for any other big races outside of the Lombardia, but I guess this is the best he can do. Thibaut and Vincenzo matchup again.

The races he'd skip would be only Liege. I don't think that's too much of a sacrifice
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13 Oct 2018 16:24

What a rider! The cycling 101 lesson in the final was a work of art. Vincenzo wasn't the strongest today, but again he showed that smart racing equals results. He's the smartest rider of his generation.
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13 Oct 2018 16:25

Red Rick wrote:
Valv.Piti wrote:Problem with Giro + Vuelta is he most likely isnt going to contend for any other big races outside of the Lombardia, but I guess this is the best he can do. Thibaut and Vincenzo matchup again.

The races he'd skip would be only Liege. I don't think that's too much of a sacrifice

Well also nice races such as Tirreno, MSR, Flanders and yes, TdF. But its the best programme for him I think
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13 Oct 2018 17:04

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Valv.Piti wrote:Problem with Giro + Vuelta is he most likely isnt going to contend for any other big races outside of the Lombardia, but I guess this is the best he can do. Thibaut and Vincenzo matchup again.

The races he'd skip would be only Liege. I don't think that's too much of a sacrifice


Still has a fixation with Liege.

"The Giro seems very interesting. I got some hints from Vegni (laughs ed.). We know of the departure from San Luca. We will discover the cards further. ... The classic that I miss is Liege. A very complicated race "
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13 Oct 2018 17:42

Valv.Piti wrote:
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Valv.Piti wrote:Problem with Giro + Vuelta is he most likely isnt going to contend for any other big races outside of the Lombardia, but I guess this is the best he can do. Thibaut and Vincenzo matchup again.

The races he'd skip would be only Liege. I don't think that's too much of a sacrifice

Well also nice races such as Tirreno, MSR, Flanders and yes, TdF. But its the best programme for him I think


What on earth would he be doing at such a race for sprinters, anyway?
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13 Oct 2018 18:15

“I knew there were some riders were coming across to me on the climb, but I never looked back until the top of the climb. I saw they’d gone deep to catch me, while I’d paced my effort carefully. I only needed to kick one more time to go clear and make it to the finish and take second.”

So actually he eased to get caught then gamble everything on a surprise attack. One of the most incredible moments of cycling I ever witnessed.
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