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19 Aug 2017 16:29

Geraint Too Fast wrote:De Gendt has some tough competition for that honour; Trentin & Zakarin. (Am I missing anyone?)

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19 Aug 2017 16:46

Maybe he would prefer to ride over the line first, but he has won a stage in the Vuelta.
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21 Aug 2017 06:02

roundabout wrote:Maybe he would prefer to ride over the line first, but he has won a stage in the Vuelta.


Am I missing something here? No ITT or TTT win at the Vuelta. He has won a couple of stages in the Volta (a Catalunya) though.
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21 Aug 2017 06:59

Tank Engine wrote:
roundabout wrote:Maybe he would prefer to ride over the line first, but he has won a stage in the Vuelta.


Am I missing something here? No ITT or TTT win at the Vuelta. He has won a couple of stages in the Volta (a Catalunya) though.


Are we still talking about Nibali here? In official papers he did win stage 20 in Vuelta 2010 when Mosquera was wiped out from the results.
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21 Aug 2017 07:06

bambino wrote:
Tank Engine wrote:
roundabout wrote:Maybe he would prefer to ride over the line first, but he has won a stage in the Vuelta.


Am I missing something here? No ITT or TTT win at the Vuelta. He has won a couple of stages in the Volta (a Catalunya) though.


Are we still talking about Nibali here? In official papers he did win stage 20 in Vuelta 2010 when Mosquera was wiped out from the results.

Oh, if it's Nibali then he's won the 2013 TTT with Astana as well!
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21 Aug 2017 07:39

Nibali did win the whole thing.
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21 Aug 2017 15:23

Brullnux wrote:
Geraint Too Fast wrote:De Gendt has some tough competition for that honour; Trentin & Zakarin. (Am I missing anyone?)

Nibali


And he does it!
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21 Aug 2017 15:24

Sorry wrong thread
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22 Aug 2017 15:55

Now Trentin beats him to it as well!
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21 Mar 2018 17:43

Not a lot of riders can do what he did today. Impressive!
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21 Mar 2018 19:54

you gotta love that guy... he always wins something crazy...
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22 Mar 2018 01:18

I like how picks and chooses his objectives, commits, and gets one more feather on his hat time after time after time. He knows who he is and makes the best of it. Go Tom! Baroudeur #1.
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22 Mar 2018 16:31

De Gendt is an excellent role model for young WT or PCT riders - Get into a break with De Gendt and you learn the requirements to be a very good WT rider.
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23 Mar 2018 01:20

yaco wrote:De Gendt is an excellent role model for young WT or PCT riders - Get into a break with De Gendt and you learn the requirements to be a very good WT rider.


Probably the smartest rider around re knowing how to ride in a break and making the most of his opportunities. Even when he fails to win it's always entertaining.
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23 Mar 2018 09:50

yaco wrote:De Gendt is an excellent role model for young WT or PCT riders - Get into a break with De Gendt and you learn the requirements to be a very good WT rider.

It's an excellent role model even for older riders. Get in a break and stop nijaing your way into the top15 in a GT.
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26 Apr 2018 19:52

This guy keeps on doing it! Top class rider
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03 Oct 2018 14:29

You'd think that riders would want to relax off the bike after the last race of the season.

Not this one. De Gendt and Tim Wellens plan to ride back to Belgium after Il Lombardia...
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03 Oct 2018 15:39

They're crazy. They're **** crazy!
Aka The Ginger One.
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03 Oct 2018 16:36

But of course, they were even more crazy in the old days; Anquetil winning Bordeaux-Paris after winning Dauphiné the same day. And B-P was 15 hours of racing:

http://www.veloarchive.com/exploits/65double.php

The final stage of the Dauphiné finished at 3pm. Anquetil then had two hours of interviews and receptions to carry out before being driven to Nîmes airport where a specially chartered plane was waiting; he was finally away by 6.30 pm. After a short flight, he grabbed a little sleep at Bordeaux before getting up at midnight for his pre-race meal. And shortly after he was away, embarking through the cool south western evening on the longest one day race in existence!
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