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29 Jul 2018 09:13

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dastott wrote:Haven't seen winners' interviews like that before. Respect.

I wonder what next for G in 2018? Target World's in RR and/or TT? He would be among the favorites for either.


Yeah, he won so many races of similar type.. :rolleyes:


To be fair he wouldn’t have been far away in the Olympic RR had he not been caught out on that descent like some others were.
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Re: Geraint Thomas

29 Jul 2018 09:59

Nice progression btw:

2007 (140/141)
1 Alberto Contador Vlag van Spanje Spanje Discovery Channel 91u 00'26"
140 Geraint Thomas Vlag van Verenigd Koninkrijk Verenigd Koninkrijk Team Barloworld + 3u 46'51"

2010 (67/170)
1 Contador Alberto Astana 89:16:27
67 Thomas Geraint Sky Procycling 25 1:59:26

2011 (30/165)
1 Evans Cadel BMC Racing Team 200 500 86:12:22
30 Thomas Geraint Sky Procycling 50 1:00:48

2013 (140/169)
1 Froome Christopher Sky Procycling 200 500 83:56:40
140 Thomas Geraint Sky Procycling 25 3:43:34

2014 (22/164)
1 Nibali Vincenzo Astana Pro Team 200 500 89:59:06
22 Thomas Geraint Team Sky 90 59:14

2015 (15/160)
1 Froome Christopher Team Sky 200 500 84:46:14
15 Thomas Geraint Team Sky 16 150 31:39

2016 (15/174)
1 Froome Christopher Team Sky 200 1000 500 89:04:48
15 Thomas Geraint Team Sky 16 75 150 28:31

2017 DNF

2018 (1/145)
1 Thomas Geraint Team Sky 25 80:30:37

From 2nd last to 1st. What a journey!
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Re: Geraint Thomas

29 Jul 2018 10:05

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Nice progression btw:

2007 (140/141)
1 Alberto Contador Vlag van Spanje Spanje Discovery Channel 91u 00'26"
140 Geraint Thomas Vlag van Verenigd Koninkrijk Verenigd Koninkrijk Team Barloworld + 3u 46'51"

2010 (67/170)
1 Contador Alberto Astana 89:16:27
67 Thomas Geraint Sky Procycling 25 1:59:26

2011 (30/165)
1 Evans Cadel BMC Racing Team 200 500 86:12:22
30 Thomas Geraint Sky Procycling 50 1:00:48

2013 (140/169)
1 Froome Christopher Sky Procycling 200 500 83:56:40
140 Thomas Geraint Sky Procycling 25 3:43:34

2014 (22/164)
1 Nibali Vincenzo Astana Pro Team 200 500 89:59:06
22 Thomas Geraint Team Sky 90 59:14

2015 (15/160)
1 Froome Christopher Team Sky 200 500 84:46:14
15 Thomas Geraint Team Sky 16 150 31:39

2016 (15/174)
1 Froome Christopher Team Sky 200 1000 500 89:04:48
15 Thomas Geraint Team Sky 16 75 150 28:31

2017 DNF

2018 (1/145)
1 Thomas Geraint Team Sky 25 80:30:37

From 2nd last to 1st. What a journey!


He skipped the breakout Veulta all riders of his caliber normally have
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29 Jul 2018 10:07

Was it in 2015 or 2016 that he rode in 4th place until a crash because of Barguil and that he lost 20+ minutes some days later? He already looked very strong that Tour.
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29 Jul 2018 10:22

Bardamu wrote:Was it in 2015 or 2016 that he rode in 4th place until a crash because of Barguil and that he lost 20+ minutes some days later? He already looked very strong that Tour.

That doesn't fit the narrative.
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29 Jul 2018 10:23

Blanco wrote:
dastott wrote:Haven't seen winners' interviews like that before. Respect.

I wonder what next for G in 2018? Target World's in RR and/or TT? He would be among the favorites for either.


Yeah, he won so many races of similar type.. :rolleyes:

He never won a 3 week grand tour before either.
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29 Jul 2018 10:25

Bardamu wrote:Was it in 2015 or 2016 that he rode in 4th place until a crash because of Barguil and that he lost 20+ minutes some days later? He already looked very strong that Tour.


He lost time 4 days after the crash and was not looking like he was in any way hindered in the 2 previous difficult stages.
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29 Jul 2018 10:50

Re, Innsbruck RR. Considering he has just won the Tour as the strongest climber with the best finish, and his decent one day pedigree, he would logically be among the favorites IF he can peak again. It’s quite far away though...
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29 Jul 2018 11:08

Bardamu wrote:Was it in 2015 or 2016 that he rode in 4th place until a crash because of Barguil and that he lost 20+ minutes some days later? He already looked very strong that Tour.

He was 4th, helped a lot by a very anomalous day and then crashes from certain favourites. He was actually 6th when the crash happened, but moved up the next day after Bertie and TJ crashed. He lost time not as a result of the crash, which he was unharmed by, but totally running out of steam in the last few days. Still quite a big step up, though, from that to winning the Tour.

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[url=<span class="skimlinks-unlinked">http://forum.cyclingnews.com/viewtopic.php?p=2297464#p2297464</span>]dastott[/url] wrote:Haven't seen winners' interviews like that before. Respect.

I wonder what next for G in 2018? Target World's in RR and/or TT? He would be among the favorites for either.


Yeah, he won so many races of similar type.. :rolleyes:

Well, until two years ago he was considered a classics specialist, and he has done very well in a lot of one day races. Him winning the Worlds is a lot, and I mean a lot, more likely than him winning the Tour. And now he's won a Tour.
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29 Jul 2018 11:52

dastott wrote:Re, Innsbruck RR. Considering he has just won the Tour as the strongest climber with the best finish, and his decent one day pedigree, he would logically be among the favorites IF he can peak again. It’s quite far away though...

Yeah, strong climber, decent sprint, some idea of how to do one-day racing. He's pretty much the prototype for a course like this.

Nibali (health permitting), Valverde (form permitting), Martin, Wellens, Alaphilippe, maybe Van Avermaet -- it's an interesting field. An open race for once -- i.e. one where Sagan almost certainly can't win.
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29 Jul 2018 11:55

rlntlssly wrote:
dastott wrote:Re, Innsbruck RR. Considering he has just won the Tour as the strongest climber with the best finish, and his decent one day pedigree, he would logically be among the favorites IF he can peak again. It’s quite far away though...

Yeah, strong climber, decent sprint, some idea of how to do one-day racing. He's pretty much the prototype for a course like this.

Nibali (health permitting), Valverde (form permitting), Martin, Wellens, Alaphilippe, maybe Van Avermaet -- it's an interesting field. An open race for once -- i.e. one where Sagan almost certainly can't win.

Nearly 5,000 metres of climbing, its a big ask.
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29 Jul 2018 12:17

2013 was his most impressive result though as he rode it with a broken pelvis
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29 Jul 2018 12:22

Singer01 wrote:
rlntlssly wrote:
dastott wrote:Re, Innsbruck RR. Considering he has just won the Tour as the strongest climber with the best finish, and his decent one day pedigree, he would logically be among the favorites IF he can peak again. It’s quite far away though...

Yeah, strong climber, decent sprint, some idea of how to do one-day racing. He's pretty much the prototype for a course like this.

Nibali (health permitting), Valverde (form permitting), Martin, Wellens, Alaphilippe, maybe Van Avermaet -- it's an interesting field. An open race for once -- i.e. one where Sagan almost certainly can't win.

Nearly 5,000 metres of climbing, its a big ask.

As big as the last Olympic Road Race, some might say.
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29 Jul 2018 12:32

Different, though. Much more intense, repeated climbing here without the classics specialists' initial bit. And it's very unlikely GvA can go up that final climb after 250km with lighter guys. Rio was three long climbs, is 7 slightly easier climbs then the beast at the end
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29 Jul 2018 12:40

we are in the wrong thread but GVA was in break over flat cobbles in rio, more his terrain
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29 Jul 2018 13:09

Most of the time he was a domestique like Porte. He rode the Giro as team leader but crashed out. Porte has obviously spent more time as a team leader but they both spent a long time riding for others so GC results in those years are pretty much irrelevant.
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29 Jul 2018 15:03

Brullnux wrote:
Bardamu wrote:Was it in 2015 or 2016 that he rode in 4th place until a crash because of Barguil and that he lost 20+ minutes some days later? He already looked very strong that Tour.

He was 4th, helped a lot by a very anomalous day and then crashes from certain favourites. He was actually 6th when the crash happened, but moved up the next day after Bertie and TJ crashed. He lost time not as a result of the crash, which he was unharmed by, but totally running out of steam in the last few days. Still quite a big step up, though, from that to winning the Tour.

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[url=<span class="skimlinks-unlinked">http://forum.cyclingnews.com/viewtopic.php?p=2297464#p2297464</span>]dastott[/url] wrote:Haven't seen winners' interviews like that before. Respect.

I wonder what next for G in 2018? Target World's in RR and/or TT? He would be among the favorites for either.


Yeah, he won so many races of similar type.. :rolleyes:

Well, until two years ago he was considered a classics specialist, and he has done very well in a lot of one day races. Him winning the Worlds is a lot, and I mean a lot, more likely than him winning the Tour. And now he's won a Tour.
He did win Paris-Nice and Dauphiné and was becoming a better mountain domestique every year.

Only Belgians considered him a classics specialist, because he has always been much more all-round. Riding good on the cobbles doesn't pigeonhole a rider as a classics specialist.
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29 Jul 2018 15:08

Gratz to G! With all his bad luck it was his time to have some good luck. :D
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29 Jul 2018 22:24

Interesting to see what his schedule is for rest of season

Don't think he will do Vuelta

TOB most likely then worlds, I would like him to do Lombardia but don't think he will
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Re: Re:

29 Jul 2018 22:35

Singer01 wrote:
Blanco wrote:
dastott wrote:Haven't seen winners' interviews like that before. Respect.

I wonder what next for G in 2018? Target World's in RR and/or TT? He would be among the favorites for either.


Yeah, he won so many races of similar type.. :rolleyes:

He never won a 3 week grand tour before either.


So, you're working along the lines of "He's never done that before, so why not?"
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