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How Many Grand Tours Will He Win?

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18 Feb 2012 16:31

All joking aside, how long before I'm allowed to start a genuine Bandwaggon thread?

He just proved he's better than Gilbert (using patented El Pistelero anti-Cav 'logic').
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18 Feb 2012 16:43

Well that was pretty impressive at Haut Var, bridging to the chase group, riding through it and gapping them at the end for third. Good riders in the group too, Visconti, Voekler etc.

He probably never will win a BIG one day race, but he looks Britains best bet of the current bunch. No doubt a big team will sign him, train the excitement out of him and turn him into domestique : (
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19 Feb 2012 09:11

Explanation here why he was off the bike for 3 years -

http://redkiteprayer.com/?p=7840
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19 Feb 2012 09:20

when i told you that his physique is that of a proper cycling champion i wasn't fooling around.watch him today destroying everybody.

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19 Feb 2012 09:31

He is already easily beating Gilbert at Tour Haut Var....he'll easily win at least 5.
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20 Feb 2012 13:17

Well he's certainly got Gilbert worried:

(from cyclingnews)

[color="Navy"]"This parcours was much too hard for a February race," he jokingly told Sportwereld as he reached the finish on Sunday.

"The problem is that you can't really compete with the guys that have Haut-Var as an objective," Gilbert explained. "Take the Brit who won: I don't know the boy, and I may not ride against him again this year [Jonathan Tiernan-Locke]. My conclusion of Sunday's race is that my condition is good. I came to this two-day race in order to sweat, training for what is to follow. Mission accomplished."[/color]

"I may not ride against him" meaning "please lord, I hope I do not ride against him again this year" :p
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20 Feb 2012 13:20

Machu Picchu wrote:Well he's certainly got Gilbert worried:

(from cyclingnews)

[color="Navy"]"This parcours was much too hard for a February race," he jokingly told Sportwereld as he reached the finish on Sunday.

"The problem is that you can't really compete with the guys that have Haut-Var as an objective," Gilbert explained. "Take the Brit who won: I don't know the boy, and I may not ride against him again this year [Jonathan Tiernan-Locke]. My conclusion of Sunday's race is that my condition is good. I came to this two-day race in order to sweat, training for what is to follow. Mission accomplished."[/color]

"I may not ride against him" meaning "please lord, I hope I do not ride against him again this year" :p


Brilliant.
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20 Feb 2012 13:23

Papparrazzi wrote:Explanation here why he was off the bike for 3 years -

http://redkiteprayer.com/?p=7840


Very interesting, thanks for that.
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20 Feb 2012 13:34

The sole guy to have choose him for his CQ team has got to be laughing at us fools who didn't see his obvious class.
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20 Feb 2012 13:34

Lol at Phil calling him a boy.
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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20 Feb 2012 14:32

He's really a girl?
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20 Feb 2012 19:07

El Pistolero wrote:Lol at Phil calling him a boy.


He probably said Garçon or something in the meaning of ' a lad'.
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20 Feb 2012 21:58

Midnightfright wrote:The sole guy to have choose him for his CQ team has got to be laughing at us fools who didn't see his obvious class.


Haha, am I really the only guy who picked him? I thought he was an obvious pick after ToB! :D
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21 Feb 2012 00:14

People tend to not take that race very seriously. Kudos to you though.
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


The Hitch wrote:Goss will woop boonens candy a[color="Black"]ss[/color] in a sprint he cares about, any day of the week
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21 Feb 2012 17:21

i was just checking this,interesting fact...
the double tour mediterraneen-tour du haut-var in the same year is not a walk in the park.just a monster of the classics did it,davide rebellin in 1999.
how many records will jon locke equal and then destroy?there is no limit.
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22 Feb 2012 00:16

I was thinking, if CW are considering applying for a CT licence that would allow them invitations to a wt race or 2, (though they cant cos they have too many old guys), now that Endura have The Locke, cant they apply for a CT license?
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The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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22 Feb 2012 13:45

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jon locke for tour de france overall win?

Ultimately though Jon would love to ride the Grand Tours. Asked whether the big mountains in such races are the sort of climbs he’d like to have a go at, Jon replied “definitely. I used to race with guys as an amateur in France like the guy who was second in Haut Var who has been top 20 in the Tour de France. I used to always beat him as an amateur.”

nice story about the people's champion campaign in france...looks like "mercia" is the next target.
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this is gonna be huge,forget montepaschi and paris-nice.


http://www.velouk.net/2012/02/22/interview-early-season-sensation-jon-tiernan-locke/
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22 Feb 2012 13:54

Lord have mercia. Jon Locke (aka The Philosopher) will probably win that race as well.

Slight error in the interview: he says the winner of Leon is currently at Rabobank, he's not. Still an espoir.
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22 Feb 2012 21:58

Jon Locke is an absolute legend :p
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