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Carlos Betancur discussion thread

18 May 2013 17:22

betancur is just 23 and actually is demonstrating he is not only a good rider for classics but also for gt.

he looks as impressive as majka, kelderman, moser and other young talents with subforums. so lets discuss on him here
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18 May 2013 17:26

Quickly becoming one of my favorite riders. Has been absolutely fantastic this season and shown a ton of talent for the future. He'll win a stage of this Giro and take white, I am 100% certain of this.

Plus, it's thanks to him I'm occupying a podium position in the Giro CQ game. :D Go Betancur GO! Get me onto the top step! :D
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18 May 2013 19:10

Betancur has always been a climber before a classic rider.

The argument "He's not a pure climber, he has no endurance" its out of logic.

See the Worlds of Mendrisio with a lot of kilometres of slope (is that in english?)
See the queen stage of the Giro Bio 2010, close to the 200 kms.
See his performance in the third week of the Giro 2011.

In Acqua Sapone didnt have the appropiate calendar for shine in the top mountains.
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18 May 2013 19:14

Not a Betancur thread until an hours. Surprising.
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18 May 2013 19:18

Betancur shines on a very broad basis.

The older GT contenders better start clocking up the wins, because the competition will likely intensify over the next few years.
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18 May 2013 20:23

I think that too.

IMHO the colombians will dominate the next Giros and Vueltas a España.

And the TDF is going to be a private province only apt for the superclass.
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18 May 2013 20:26

The Pereiro's, Sastre or Hesjedal years have past.
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18 May 2013 20:27

Gloin22 wrote:And Betancur's overratdness by some here on big moutains just shows...



Yep :D

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The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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18 May 2013 20:34

Jason_Mercier wrote:
In Acqua Sapone didnt have the appropiate calendar for shine in the top mountains.


Giro, Brixia, Padania, Tirreno, Trentino, Österreich, Burgos.

:rolleyes:
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18 May 2013 20:42

He only rode one Giro in AS and was his first time in a GT. In Trentino was 4th. In Padania shone too. Österreich not in shape.
Demonstrated his climbing abilities in the few opportunities he had.

In Trentino, Padania, Apenninos, etc.
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19 May 2013 02:58

One of the reasons people like him is because he puts in at least one gutsy attack in the mountains even if he wins very little
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19 May 2013 03:03

Reminds me of Rodriguez, but getting his chance at leadership early. I never thought much of Rodriguez on long climbs either until 2012...so he has some time yet.
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22 May 2013 01:20

gotta love Betancur-No matter if the cause is already lost for the stage win- this guy only knows one word: [SIZE="4"]A.T.T.A.C.K. [/SIZE]
such rare breed-because I've always envisioned him as a classic type rider-but his current performance in Il Giro makes me think he's more than that-just so aggressive. Carlos really deserves a stage win:D or at least the maglia bianca...
Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
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22 May 2013 05:57

I love Betancur. He's simply just crazy :D As someone mentioned, he doesn't care if the stage victory is gone, he attacks anyway.

Yesterday was a very good opportunity for him to grab a stage win, but unfortunately it didn't work out. I hope he'll get one later.
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22 May 2013 09:09

Jason_Mercier wrote:The Pereiro's, Sastre or Hesjedal years have past.


Wtf do you mean with this?
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22 May 2013 11:10

I've never seen a rider ride more easy than betancurt, even in sprints he doesn't seem to go full and looks around for fun
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22 May 2013 12:55

hfer07 wrote:gotta love Betancur-No matter if the cause is already lost for the stage win- this guy only knows one word: [SIZE="4"]A.T.T.A.C.K. [/SIZE]
such rare breed-because I've always envisioned him as a classic type rider-but his current performance in Il Giro makes me think he's more than that-just so aggressive. Carlos really deserves a stage win:D or at least the maglia bianca...


reminds me of one guy named VINO:D
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22 May 2013 18:00

Pure fun to watch. Hope he can confirm this at the Vuelta. In this shape he is a major competitor for the overall victory imho!

Excellent transfer for AG2R!
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25 May 2013 15:34

Looks like he'll take white and 5th overall in this Giro. And this is after earlier as they were coming into the climb, flatting, battling back on, then having to switch bikes while on the climb.

Great performance by him today and throughout the 3 weeks. He may not have gotten his stage win that I thought he would get, but he sure made his mark on the race. And showed himself to be a great talent for future GT's. Looking forward to the Vuelta. :)
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25 May 2013 15:58

Chapaeu to him. Thought he didnt have it in him on long climbs, but proved me totally wrong.

Amazing rider and exciting to watch! More from him please! Vuelta should be fairly fun with his amazing acceleration :D
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