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25 Jul 2018 13:50

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25 Jul 2018 15:12

movingtarget wrote:Gilbert is usually a very good descender. Unusual error for him. Could have been much worse.

IMO he reacted to that white square on the road (cant tell if its paint or something to cover a pot hole).
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Why did Gilbert crash?

26 Jul 2018 18:35

Why did Gilbert crash?

If you watch the clip on Youtube in slow mo it looks like he's following the line of the motorcyclist and all is well until suddenly a square patch of white paint at the road edge appears directly in his intended path which seems to spook him. Instead of counter-steering and leaning into the curve he remains upright and starts heading off his line. As he passes the square it looks like he could have hard counter-steered to get back to the necessary lean for that curve at that speed, but at that point he's already unclipped, braking and skidding. Target fixation, perhaps?
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23 Sep 2018 15:51

shalgo wrote:Amazingly—especially considering how good Quickstep has been this year—this injury means that Gilbert will not get a victory this year. The last time he didn’t get a win in a season was 2002, when he was only a trainee in the autumn.

Well, Gilbert managed to get a win in his first race back from injury and thus keep his 16-year streak of getting at least one win per season alive.
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23 Sep 2018 18:26

shalgo wrote:
shalgo wrote:Amazingly—especially considering how good Quickstep has been this year—this injury means that Gilbert will not get a victory this year. The last time he didn’t get a win in a season was 2002, when he was only a trainee in the autumn.

Well, Gilbert managed to get a win in his first race back from injury and thus keep his 16-year streak of getting at least one win per season alive.


Such an impressive comeback. Great rider.
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23 Sep 2018 19:11

Impressive
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23 Sep 2018 19:25

That is good that he was able to win this year after injury. Hopefully he can get the rest of the monuments.
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14 Apr 2019 15:19

Well.
This topic had to come back.
Poggio di Sanremo is the next target.
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14 Apr 2019 15:20

What a legend. Ages like wine. Love this guy.
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14 Apr 2019 15:21

Did he surpass Tom Boonen's one day palmares already?
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14 Apr 2019 15:26

Asero831 wrote:Did he surpass Tom Boonen's one day palmares already?


Yep, definitely. The greatest classics rider in the last 25 years, ahead of both Bettini, Cancellara and Boonen.
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14 Apr 2019 15:32

WOW! Congrats PG!
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14 Apr 2019 15:36

Probably the best classics rider of the century.
All those years GvA didn't want to have him on the cobbles squad at bmc and he still wins the 2 big ones, legend!
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14 Apr 2019 15:49

Impressive ride.
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14 Apr 2019 16:06

His contract runs through 2020, right? So he only has next year to get that win at MSR. And that would be on a pretty stacked team already with Alafpolak and Viviani among others.
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14 Apr 2019 16:07

Asero831 wrote:Did he surpass Tom Boonen's one day palmares already?

In my opinion, yes. Consistency means something - Ardennes triple, Roubaix, Flanders, Lombardia, Strade Bianche, San Sebastian etc.

Insane ride today. Chapeau!
"Es el mejor con y sin" - someone very bright on Valverde.
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14 Apr 2019 16:17

His palmares is just insane.

The Olympics, MSR, GW and E3 are the only major one-day races he hasn't won.

Checks at Worlds, RVV, PR, LBL, Lombardia, Strade, Omloop, Amstel, Flèche, San Sebastián and Paris-Tours.

Plus he has won De Brabantse Pijl, Québec and Belgian Championships (RR and ITT).

Stages in all Grand Tours as well.
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14 Apr 2019 16:17

Valv.Piti wrote:
Asero831 wrote:Did he surpass Tom Boonen's one day palmares already?

In my opinion, yes. Consistency means something - Ardennes triple, Roubaix, Flanders, Lombardia, Strade Bianche, San Sebastian etc.

Insane ride today. Chapeau!


There’s no question. Gilbert’s one day palmares are now clearly better than those of both Boonen and Cancellara. The only one who is still in the argument with him in the modern sport is Bettini.

You have to go back to the era of the Titans, before mortal men pedaled this earth, to find riders with clearly better one day palmares, Kelly, De Vlaeminck etc.
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14 Apr 2019 16:40

Congrats to the old man. Was very surprised to hear it's only the 3rd time he's started this race.

Unfortunately for him the best time to win Sanremo was 8 years ago.

Side note, it's kinda shocking to me Sean Kelly was never a WC :eek:
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