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Re: Geraint Thomas

06 May 2017 23:09

I kinda doubt SuperG had to dig too deep on a finish
that saw the Zakarin group gain back 30+ seconds.

SuperG just positioned himself well and followed wheels,
he wasn't sprinting or even passing anyone except those
riders going backwards after finishing lead-out duties.
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06 May 2017 23:32

Ewan barely even pedaled after his pedal mishap and still came 9th, so if you're well positioned you don't have to do anything really.

It helps that there aren't too many guys going for the sprints here.
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07 May 2017 09:10

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Finishing in the top 10 in such a big group with still so many sprinters is not automatically. That costs extra effort and energy in the last 2K


How many "sprinters" were there? The only sprinter that G finished in front of was Ewan (for obvious reasons). Rui Costa was next. Pozzovivo was 16th. G was where had should have been.

He may well fall back in the last week, but not due to following the sprinters into the finish in the first week.
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16 May 2017 15:26

Nice TT today
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16 May 2017 15:29

He responded well to the blow.
In good frame of mind he looks to be.
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Re: Geraint Thomas

16 May 2017 15:31

Thomas would have been in the mix for the overall win without that crash.
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16 May 2017 15:41

Real battling performance, can get top 5
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16 May 2017 15:50

Gained a massive amount of respect for Geraint the stage racer over the last few days
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16 May 2017 15:52

Will be interesting to track his hypothetical standing in the GC, assuming he'd have finished with Pinot and Dumoulin on Blockhaus
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16 May 2017 15:53

If he hadn't crashed you might well be looking at the favourite for the overall right now, remains to be seen if he can put together a full 3 weeks, but he is very strong so i'm hopeful. Hope he attacks and tries to make top 5/podium (unlikely), if Landa is recovered he has the most powerful ally of all the contenders, now that there is no doubt about who is team leader.
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16 May 2017 15:55

Stunning performance today. Makes you wonder what could have been (assuming he doesn't have an off day).
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16 May 2017 16:08

Great comeback by Thomas. Hopefully he can also do well in the mountains.
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16 May 2017 16:11

SeriousSam wrote:Will be interesting to track his hypothetical standing in the GC, assuming he'd have finished with Pinot and Dumoulin on Blockhaus


Why assume that? Why not assume he finishes with Mollema? Or Nibali? Or Kruijswijk? Or any of the other riders in between Quintana and his actual finishing place?

Shouldn't we wait until we see how he's climbing before we assume a climbing level for him?
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16 May 2017 16:13

Zinoviev Letter wrote:
SeriousSam wrote:Will be interesting to track his hypothetical standing in the GC, assuming he'd have finished with Pinot and Dumoulin on Blockhaus


Why assume that? Why not assume he finishes with Mollema? Or Nibali? Or Kruijswijk? Or any of the other riders in between Quintana and his actual finishing place?


Because his strength today, and his strength in the mountains in trentino suggests otherwise i assume.
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16 May 2017 16:18

Zinoviev Letter wrote:
SeriousSam wrote:Will be interesting to track his hypothetical standing in the GC, assuming he'd have finished with Pinot and Dumoulin on Blockhaus


Why assume that? Why not assume he finishes with Mollema? Or Nibali? Or Kruijswijk? Or any of the other riders in between Quintana and his actual finishing place?


Actually i think he would have been in front of Pinot and Dumoulin :cool: 2nd on Terminillo very close to Quintana,won in front of Pinot Tour of the Alps.
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16 May 2017 16:23

Has Pinot actually dropped Thomas at any point this season? It's certainly reasonable to suggest Thomas would have lost less than 30 seconds on Blockhaus to Quintana
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16 May 2017 16:25

Rooting for that stage win.
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16 May 2017 16:29

Optimistic, but Landa + Thomas could be very dangerous combination on Stelvio
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Re: Re:

16 May 2017 16:29

Zinoviev Letter wrote:
SeriousSam wrote:Will be interesting to track his hypothetical standing in the GC, assuming he'd have finished with Pinot and Dumoulin on Blockhaus


Why assume that? Why not assume he finishes with Mollema? Or Nibali? Or Kruijswijk? Or any of the other riders in between Quintana and his actual finishing place?

Shouldn't we wait until we see how he's climbing before we assume a climbing level for him?


I'm not advocating that we persist with the assumption he'd have finished with Pinot and Dumoulin if he cannot keep up with them in the remaining mountain stages.

If you're asking whether I can make a case that with the information we have right now, it's a better assumption than that he'd have finished with Mollema, the answer is no. Than Crushweak? I probably can.

It's essentially about where you rank G as a climber in general, when he has good form (as today's TT indicates).
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16 May 2017 16:46

Would be lying 2nd now if he had not crashed ..possibly only 20 seconds behind Dumoulin...
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