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In which year will Porte win the GT Treble?

2014
195
16%
2015
190
15%
2016
187
15%
2017
186
15%
All of the above
245
20%
He will only manage the double
239
19%
 
Total votes : 1242

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27 Mar 2018 10:07

movingtarget wrote:
Valv.Piti wrote:Yeah, lets send 7 domestiques to help Richie Porte crash out on the cobbles. Lmao.

Of course Greg should be on the team, there can't seriously be any doubt about that (as long he wants to go himself). There are a few very good stages for him and the guy has won 2 stages in the last 3 years.


Valverde might stay upright in the ITT of course.

There's simply too much risk to put all your eggs in ONE basket when we are talking about Richie Porte - he has proven that over and over again. You don't necessarily have to support Greg, either, and he can be an amazing asset on the cobbled stage. You also have to consider the whole contract negotiation - snubbing your best rider over the last 6 years like that won't make him happy. Gotta show some respect.
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27 Mar 2018 10:18

It's not like BMC has a luxury problem in the GTs. Ofcourse Porte is gonna ride for the GC, and ofcourse he needs support, but BMC almost certainly won't have to control the race, so it's not far fetched at all to have riders support Porte when they're in the peloton but still get their own chances to hunt for stages on days that suit them.

Van Avermaet can win stages. Van Garderen positively surprised me in the Giro last year. He can do that in the Tour too.
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Re: Re:

27 Mar 2018 12:09

Valv.Piti wrote:
movingtarget wrote:
Valv.Piti wrote:Yeah, lets send 7 domestiques to help Richie Porte crash out on the cobbles. Lmao.

Of course Greg should be on the team, there can't seriously be any doubt about that (as long he wants to go himself). There are a few very good stages for him and the guy has won 2 stages in the last 3 years.


Valverde might stay upright in the ITT of course.

There's simply too much risk to put all your eggs in ONE basket when we are talking about Richie Porte - he has proven that over and over again. You don't necessarily have to support Greg, either, and he can be an amazing asset on the cobbled stage. You also have to consider the whole contract negotiation - snubbing your best rider over the last 6 years like that won't make him happy. Gotta show some respect.

but GVA won't babysitting porte in the cobbled stage. he will fight for the win
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27 Mar 2018 12:12

Of course he has to show up in the in Itzulia and ruin the chances of a potentia Teuns podium.

Now Dylan is forced to ride for the great manlet.
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Re: Re:

27 Mar 2018 12:22

portugal11 wrote:
Valv.Piti wrote:
movingtarget wrote:
Valv.Piti wrote:Yeah, lets send 7 domestiques to help Richie Porte crash out on the cobbles. Lmao.

Of course Greg should be on the team, there can't seriously be any doubt about that (as long he wants to go himself). There are a few very good stages for him and the guy has won 2 stages in the last 3 years.


Valverde might stay upright in the ITT of course.

There's simply too much risk to put all your eggs in ONE basket when we are talking about Richie Porte - he has proven that over and over again. You don't necessarily have to support Greg, either, and he can be an amazing asset on the cobbled stage. You also have to consider the whole contract negotiation - snubbing your best rider over the last 6 years like that won't make him happy. Gotta show some respect.

but GVA won't babysitting porte in the cobbled stage. he will fight for the win
After BMC does everything for GvA in the classics you don't think they will have Porte's GC as their priority over a single stage? Ofcourse GvA can go for stages in the Tour, but not the expense of the GC of Porte. In the cobbled stage he will need to support him.
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Re:

27 Mar 2018 12:51

Lexman wrote:any hopes for Porte to deliver in Pays Basque?


Of course. He is very good at delivering top results at those meaningless events. That's why they call him the "King of the Willunga Hill" :cool:
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Re: Re:

27 Mar 2018 13:04

Jancouver wrote:
Lexman wrote:any hopes for Porte to deliver in Pays Basque?


Of course. He is very good at delivering top results at those meaningless events. That's why they call him the "King of the Willunga Hill" :cool:


Trying to win over the Spanish fans ?
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Re:

31 Mar 2018 16:15

WheelofGear wrote:Of course he has to show up in the in Itzulia and ruin the chances of a potentia Teuns podium.

Now Dylan is forced to ride for the great manlet.

Caruso will be the leader, you should complain to him not to Porte.
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Re: Re:

31 Mar 2018 16:38

Jancouver wrote:
Lexman wrote:any hopes for Porte to deliver in Pays Basque?


Of course. He is very good at delivering top results at those meaningless events. That's why they call him the "King of the Willunga Hill" :cool:


Since when has País Vasco become a meaningless event? The highlight of the year in the cycling-mad region of the Basque Country and one of the biggest one-week races on the calender.

Jesus Christ, the arrogance of some people...
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Re: Richie Porte Discussion Thread.

31 Mar 2018 16:41

Basque country is not the easiest of the races. Nervous stages, lot of ups and downs with tricky descends....probably it will also rain. Hope he'll be good
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Re: Richie Porte Discussion Thread.

01 Apr 2018 13:49

EroicaStradeBianche wrote:Basque country is not the easiest of the races. Nervous stages, lot of ups and downs with tricky descends....probably it will also rain. Hope he'll be good


A recipe for disaster for Richie
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05 Apr 2018 12:36

so what's happening with LRP?
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05 Apr 2018 16:16

Lexman wrote:so what's happening with LRP?

got a really bad bronchitis in february and just healed, so his spring is ruined. Probably will be better in Romandie if he'll ride.
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Re: Re:

05 Apr 2018 23:12

repre wrote:
Lexman wrote:so what's happening with LRP?

got a really bad bronchitis in february and just healed, so his spring is ruined. Probably will be better in Romandie if he'll ride.


Seems he's there for training only.
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Re: Re:

06 Apr 2018 06:35

movingtarget wrote:
repre wrote:
Lexman wrote:so what's happening with LRP?

got a really bad bronchitis in february and just healed, so his spring is ruined. Probably will be better in Romandie if he'll ride.


Seems he's there for training only.


Only light training ;)
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Re: Re:

07 Apr 2018 00:25

Blanco wrote:
movingtarget wrote:
repre wrote:
Lexman wrote:so what's happening with LRP?

got a really bad bronchitis in february and just healed, so his spring is ruined. Probably will be better in Romandie if he'll ride.


Seems he's there for training only.


Only light training ;)


It seems he's there for the scenery.............
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Re: Re:

07 Apr 2018 14:24

portugal11 wrote:
Valv.Piti wrote:
movingtarget wrote:
Valv.Piti wrote:Yeah, lets send 7 domestiques to help Richie Porte crash out on the cobbles. Lmao.

Of course Greg should be on the team, there can't seriously be any doubt about that (as long he wants to go himself). There are a few very good stages for him and the guy has won 2 stages in the last 3 years.


Valverde might stay upright in the ITT of course.

There's simply too much risk to put all your eggs in ONE basket when we are talking about Richie Porte - he has proven that over and over again. You don't necessarily have to support Greg, either, and he can be an amazing asset on the cobbled stage. You also have to consider the whole contract negotiation - snubbing your best rider over the last 6 years like that won't make him happy. Gotta show some respect.

but GVA won't babysitting porte in the cobbled stage. he will fight for the win


In the recent history of cobbled stages in GTs, teams that had both cobble specialists and GC hopes have always used the former to babysit the latter (e.g. Cancellara for Schleck in 2010 or Thomas for Froome in 2015). I can't think of any exceptions off the top of my head.
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07 Apr 2018 17:36

Froome pulled put pre-cobbles, Thomas ended up babysitting Porte.

My bad, that was 2014. Tbh in 2015 it was pretty easy, nobody needed babysitting really. In 2014 there was also Bennati-Contador and Trentin-Kwiat (I'm fairly sure he was still considered a GC hope back then)
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Re: Richie Porte Discussion Thread.

14 Jun 2018 17:11

Porte is looking back to his best and normally he'll win TdS.Good signs for TDF :)
Waiting to hear the words of his biggest fan Jancouver about his TDF perspectives :cool:
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14 Jun 2018 17:15

Man, that was a brutal acceleration.
Porte vs Froome for the Tour win. EPIC!
I'm already excited.

HYPE HYPE!
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