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In which year will Porte win the GT Treble?

2014
198
16%
2015
193
15%
2016
190
15%
2017
189
15%
All of the above
248
20%
He will only manage the double
242
19%
 
Total votes : 1260

Richie Porte Discussion Thread.

05 Apr 2013 15:57

He deserves a thread.

A guy who couldn't do anything 2 years ago for Contador in the climbs and now rides away from him on the flat.

Impressive. He's a future GT-winner.

And will crush everyone tomorrow.

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05 Apr 2013 15:59

Where's the poll?
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05 Apr 2013 15:59

He really is a fantastic talent. Climbing second only to Froome, great TT, Cancellara like ability to ride away in the flat. Sky is a forge of prodigious talent.
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05 Apr 2013 15:59

Miburo can I add a poll?
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05 Apr 2013 16:00

Porte might be the best rider in the world right now except for Froome. He is undroppable in the mountains and can time trial like Wiggins last year. He will win the vuelta this year.
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05 Apr 2013 16:01

He looks fat to me.
Ryo Hazuki wrote:horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato


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05 Apr 2013 16:02

SeriousSam wrote:He really is a fantastic talent. Climbing second only to Froome, great TT, Cancellara like ability to ride away in the flat. Sky is a forge of prodigious talent.


well, personally I think Porte is climbing better than Froome.
Better rider overall.
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05 Apr 2013 16:02

Ferminal wrote:Miburo can I add a poll?


Of course. You know you don't have to ask with me :o
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05 Apr 2013 16:02

Dazed and Confused wrote:well, personally I think Porte is climbing better than Froome.
Better rider overall.
He can win at will...we haven't seen that since the early 2000s.
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05 Apr 2013 16:10

Definitely key to focus on his weak year and ignore his GT top 10 as a neo pro in his first ever Grand Tour.

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05 Apr 2013 16:10

Waterloo Sunrise wrote:Definitely key to focus on his weak year and ignore his GT top 10 as a neo pro in his first ever Grand Tour.

Total scrub.


Lol, from a breakaway and otherwise poor competition. And neo pro? Please, don't delude yourself.

This guy has been tutored by a Mapei rider.
Ryo Hazuki wrote:horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato


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05 Apr 2013 16:11

He will only manage the double because there is FroomeDog
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05 Apr 2013 16:11

The sky fans said all he does was time trial his way up long steady climbs. But last few days we've seen him handle short explosive hills with tremendous ease.

Sky team for lbl - Wiggins (on top giro form) Porte, froome, henao, uran, kiri, presumably jtl and one other. When was the last time we saw a team this strong in the ardennes. More than half the team can realistically win this and kiriyenka is better than most teams leader and almost all teams second leader
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The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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05 Apr 2013 16:12

I assume 'all of the above' is the Vino option?
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05 Apr 2013 16:13

Waterloo Sunrise wrote:Definitely key to focus on his weak year and ignore his GT top 10 as a neo pro in his first ever Grand Tour.

Total scrub.


How many minutes did he gain during that breakaway in the giro of 2010?

Look up his results in the climbs :rolleyes:
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05 Apr 2013 16:13

El Pistolero wrote:Lol, from a breakaway and otherwise poor competition. And neo pro? Please, don't delude yourself.


You can remove the breakaway and he's still top 10. Obviously, that doesn't fit the narrative so we've all forgotten.
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05 Apr 2013 16:14

Waterloo Sunrise wrote:You can remove the breakaway and he's still top 10. Obviously, that doesn't fit the narrative so we've all forgotten.


He still lost many minutes on every mountain stage after that. Its a very long way from that to becoming the best climber in the world.
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05 Apr 2013 16:14

Miburo wrote:How many minutes did he gain during that breakaway in the giro of 2010?

Look up his results in the climbs :rolleyes:


Yeah, he finished between 10th & 20th on the climbs.

What a shocking performance for a neo pro.

The breakaway was not required for his top 10 finish.

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05 Apr 2013 16:15

Waterloo Sunrise wrote:You can remove the breakaway and he's still top 10. Obviously, that doesn't fit the narrative so we've all forgotten.


Without the free ride there, he would've never made the top ten.

So what's Kevin Seeldraeyers doing these days? Winning Pais Vasco, Paris-Nice ,Criterium International, etc with ease?

I guess that doesn't fit your narrative.
Ryo Hazuki wrote:horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato


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05 Apr 2013 16:15

Waterloo Sunrise wrote:Yeah, he finished between 10th & 20th on the climbs.

What a shocking performance for a neo pro.

The breakaway was not required for his top 10 finish.

(rolleyes)(childishpicture)(embarassinglyweakreasoning)


But if Porte didn't get in a breakaway and both Contador and Rodriguez rode, he wouldn't have finished top10.
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