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Andrew Talansky Discussion Thread

06 Mar 2013 15:25

Talansky's Stock is rising. Can he win Paris Nice?


2012
1st, Overall, Tour de l'Ain
1st, Stage 4
1st, Points Classification
2nd, Overall, Tour de Romandie
1st, Young Rider Classification
7th, Overall, Vuelta a España
8th, Overall, Volta ao Algarve
8th, National Time Trial Championships
2013
1st, Stage 3, Paris-Nice
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06 Mar 2013 15:30

Last Vuelta he did great in a purito's parcours Tour. It's a versatile rider.
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06 Mar 2013 15:31

He definitely can. He's among the top 3 biggest favorites now at least.
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06 Mar 2013 15:31

If Quintana is still so much stronger as Talansky as in Tour l'Avenir a few years ago than the result is clear...
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06 Mar 2013 15:33

Yeh, he'd want to have another dig tomorrow although he will need to ask Sky to do some work again as his team is rubbish.
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06 Mar 2013 20:25

Good progress. Just 3 years ago I talked to him during the San Dimas race when he was still on California Giant Berry Farms team. Good for him, from racing local races in Cali to WT contender! I'm proud of you son!
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06 Mar 2013 20:27

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:If Quintana is still so much stronger as Talansky as in Tour l'Avenir a few years ago than the result is clear...

Quintana was also much stronger in the Vuelta last year. But he was working for Valverde.

Quintana is the favourite for PN, if he somehow falters then definitely Talansky enters the picture.
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06 Mar 2013 21:44

theyoungest wrote:Quintana was also much stronger in the Vuelta last year. But he was working for Valverde.

Quintana is the favourite for PN, if he somehow falters then definitely Talansky enters the picture.


Quintana was brilliant on one stage in the Vuelta and largely anonymous for most of the rest of it. Amazing the selective memories some people have. Will be fascinating to see how he gets on this week but it's stretching things to say he is favourite ahead of Westra, Van Garderen, Talansky and Porte, all of whom are superior time triallists and have achieved far more than him in meaningful stage races up to this point.
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06 Mar 2013 21:47

Bernie's eyesore wrote:Quintana was brilliant on one stage in the Vuelta and largely anonymous for most of the rest of it. Amazing the selective memories some people have. Will be fascinating to see how he gets on this week but it's stretching things to say he is favourite ahead of Westra, Van Garderen, Talansky and Porte, all of whom are superior time triallists and have achieved far more than him in meaningful stage races up to this point.

Quintana is a superior uphill time trialist, and that's what matters. Van Garderen is not.

Also, he was brilliant in the whole final Vuelta week.
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06 Mar 2013 21:54

American Battle: Talansky getting close to winning his first stage race before Van Garderen.
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06 Mar 2013 23:13

No doubt today he made Bottle proud.
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06 Mar 2013 23:22

cineteq wrote:American Battle: Talansky getting close to winning his first stage race before Van Garderen.


Talansky won Tour de l'Ain last year.
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07 Mar 2013 00:04

jaylew wrote:Talansky won Tour de l'Ain last year.
Cool, I forgot to insert 'Wourld Tour' before 'stage race'. Happy now? ;)
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07 Mar 2013 00:14

He's a great American talent! So proud of his win today! :)
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07 Mar 2013 00:20

One word, wheelsucker.

Just crossed my mind when watching last 10 km of stage 3.
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07 Mar 2013 00:51

I'm glad to see that he isn't just a top10 rider without wins, Vandevelde style. Let's hope he keeps this going. And Garmin off the mark at last.
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07 Mar 2013 01:32

cineteq wrote:Cool, I forgot to insert 'Wourld Tour' before 'stage race'. Happy now? ;)


I'm guessing TJ would love to finally win a stage race of any kind at this point since he's 0fer as a pro.
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07 Mar 2013 01:46

Moviefan1203 wrote:He's a great American talent! So proud of his win today! :)

Yes. Great talent with a bright future
Good win today
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07 Mar 2013 02:19

Museeuw wrote:One word, wheelsucker.

Just crossed my mind when watching last 10 km of stage 3.


one word, "winner":eek:
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07 Mar 2013 02:24

Museeuw wrote:One word, wheelsucker.

Just crossed my mind when watching last 10 km of stage 3.


Thanks for not letting me be the only one who noticed that :D
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