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Re: Nairo Quintana discussion thread

04 Sep 2017 19:20

i have to remember landa how strong was Quintana in formigal stage , he would have gain a minute or more even without the contador attack with branbilla , and remember stage 20 when froome attacked and Quintana was having a park riding . so Landa keep down you'll do what you did at sky in movistar also
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06 Sep 2017 09:14

Tomorrow there will be the official presentation of illombardia the last monument , Quintana will start , with landa , kwiato , bardet , aru , nibali , uran , maybe Chaves , it would be really fan to watch the route is damm difficult so these gc guys with all battle for the win
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06 Sep 2017 09:18

on september 11 Pope Francis will be in Colombia so expect Quintana to attend some ceremony
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07 Oct 2017 17:58

Good to see him back climbing good. Now a long rest.
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12 Oct 2017 02:46

Red Rick wrote:
ice&fire wrote:Since when is winning a GT with half a minute over the runner-up fairly comfortable?

He did have time enough to **** beside the road.


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12 Oct 2017 05:04

Escarabajo wrote:Good to see him back climbing good. Now a long rest.

No rest, apparently he has an audience with the pope
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24 Dec 2017 07:55

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24 Dec 2017 10:04

Popchu wrote:https://twitter.com/ColCiclismo/status/944640848398077952
https://twitter.com/CaracolDeportes/status/944624320055316480/video/1

Not something you'd expect to see from Nairo Quintana. :)


Wtf? I've always seen Quintana as a kinda stiff and rigid guy.
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24 Dec 2017 12:32

WheelofGear wrote:
Popchu wrote:https://twitter.com/ColCiclismo/status/944640848398077952
https://twitter.com/CaracolDeportes/status/944624320055316480/video/1

Not something you'd expect to see from Nairo Quintana. :)


Wtf? I've always seen Quintana as a kinda stiff and rigid guy.


As far as the dancing goes, I suppose nothing has changed then !
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24 Dec 2017 14:02

We could see Quintana dancing on the pedals chasing Landa at the TDF
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07 Jan 2018 16:20

https://www.instagram.com/p/BdoJNM9BJQD/?r=wa1

Does he really get a police escort while training?
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07 Jan 2018 16:32

I have seen the video, thats not really healthy. Wow.
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07 Jan 2018 19:48

Wow. I'm not sure that's the best way to train.
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07 Jan 2018 20:26

I am not sure if that is training or just a celebration for something. I have seen on the Colombian news his training and is not like that. Having said that he still draws a lot of attention when he trains and that IMHO has been a problem for him. He probably don't see it.
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07 Jan 2018 21:37

he is popular in colombia since his 2013 tour. But he still managed to be in the shape of his life in 2015 tour. So I think is more a mental block or clinic reasons to not found his best shape when really matters (gt's)
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08 Jan 2018 11:25

Quintana made a shift in his training approach. He usually went to Colombia in the period April-June. Since last year he lives and trains in Monaco in order to prepare for races like Dauphine/Suisse and the Tour. Last year wasn't a success as he was fatigued from the Giro. But overall, i think it's a good decision of him to stay in Europe.
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08 Jan 2018 13:37

I am not sure what you mean but if anything last year proved to be a huge mistake to train in Europe. On top of that you have fatigue. But I am not sure how can it be good to take his biggest advantage which is living and training at his home at high altitude. Anyway you put it I don't understand it.
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08 Jan 2018 21:15

He did much worse in his attempt at the Giro/Tour double than both Contador and Valverde did in theirs at older ages. Contador 1st and 5th at age 32, Valverde 3rd and 6th in his attempt at age 36. Quintana 2nd and 14th at age 27. Considering this the fatigue argument is nothing more than an excuse. Oh and for Valverde may as well throw in his 12th at la Vuelta for his 3rd Grand Tour in one season attempt at age 36. That Vuelta was also his 5th Grand Tour in a row so Quintana claiming the 4 GTs is also an excuse after what Valverde did.
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08 Jan 2018 21:19

Koronin wrote:He did much worse in his attempt at the Giro/Tour double than both Contador and Valverde did in theirs at older ages. Contador 1st and 5th at age 32, Valverde 3rd and 6th in his attempt at age 36. Quintana 2nd and 14th at age 27. Considering this the fatigue argument is nothing more than an excuse. Oh and for Valverde may as well throw in his 12th at la Vuelta for his 3rd Grand Tour in one season attempt at age 36. That Vuelta was also his 5th Grand Tour in a row so Quintana claiming the 4 GTs is also an excuse after what Valverde did.

Quintana tried the double once, and I'm pretty sure variability of performance is gonna be very big in Giro-Tour doubles.

Quintana wasn't his sharpest in the last week of that Giro, so I'm inclined to think that he raced the Giro with worse form that he should have and as such was more fatigued/didn't recover as quickly has he would've had if he'd been in top shape.
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08 Jan 2018 21:29

Koronin wrote:He did much worse in his attempt at the Giro/Tour double than both Contador and Valverde did in theirs at older ages. Contador 1st and 5th at age 32, Valverde 3rd and 6th in his attempt at age 36. Quintana 2nd and 14th at age 27. Considering this the fatigue argument is nothing more than an excuse. Oh and for Valverde may as well throw in his 12th at la Vuelta for his 3rd Grand Tour in one season attempt at age 36. That Vuelta was also his 5th Grand Tour in a row so Quintana claiming the 4 GTs is also an excuse after what Valverde did.


Valverde is Valverde. He's one of a kind. A generational talent. I personally think that it is a bit premature for the playing of taps on Quintana's grand tour career as many have been doing since his Tour performance (not necessarily you). He's 27 and had a podium at the Giro and disappointment at the Tour. I'm confident he will come back and prove many here wrong.
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