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01 Apr 2017 19:56

I remember last year being very similar, until he started riding ok in like Castillia y Leon or so, and then he was a pretty good domestique in LBL whilst still being too heavy. Then I didn't think about him again until he comes up fatter than ever at the start of this year. What's gonna happen now?
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02 Apr 2017 10:45

Red Rick wrote:I remember last year being very similar, until he started riding ok in like Castillia y Leon or so, and then he was a pretty good domestique in LBL whilst still being too heavy. Then I didn't think about him again until he comes up fatter than ever at the start of this year. What's gonna happen now?


Last year he rode the Giro when still unfit - Never recovered.
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02 Apr 2017 11:57

Dropped out of the Ronde with over 135 kms to go.... :(
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02 Apr 2017 11:57

Betancur DNF. :rolleyes:

No surprise at all, but this is way too fast to give up.
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02 Apr 2017 12:26

Popchu wrote:Betancur DNF. :rolleyes:

No surprise at all, but this is way too fast to give up.


He won't ride Ardennes with this attitude
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02 Apr 2017 12:36

I could survive Flanders longer than this. 100% serious.
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02 Apr 2017 12:47

At least he survived to kwaremont
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02 Apr 2017 13:10

portugal11 wrote:At least he survived to kwaremont

He must have booked a table at 'T Monument. "Duo van sorbet" at 5 Euros, you can't miss that ;) .
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02 Apr 2017 14:29

42x16ss wrote:Dropped out of the Ronde with over 135 kms to go.... :(



Was it not expected, though?

I love how people still seem surprised.

:lol:
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02 Apr 2017 15:17

As it should be. People discussing about Carlos and Gilbert. No other cyclists matter atm. ;)
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02 Apr 2017 15:32

BigMac wrote:
42x16ss wrote:Dropped out of the Ronde with over 135 kms to go.... :(



Was it not expected, though?

I love how people still seem surprised.

:lol:

The DNF was expected, not even getting halfway through wasn't...
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03 Apr 2017 00:35

Time for his team to cut the cord and replace him with a young rider who has a work ethic. It's his team that are becoming a laughing stock. Having a guy like this on contract when much better riders struggle to find a placement in a team is simply pathetic.
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03 Apr 2017 03:54

Mcnally of Wanty rode for Antoine at the GW in the early break and after working he finished the race within 4 minutes of the winner. Kinda of puts things into perspective.
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04 Apr 2017 14:53

So today was the first stage of Circuit Cycliste Sarthe. Wet conditions, but Betancur survived in the first peloton of 45 riders. So far so good, but of course this result doesn't say much in terms of condition. At least he did an effort to stay in the main group. Tomorrow two stages on the menu: a short sprint stage and an ITT (6.8 km).
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04 Apr 2017 15:32

I think we need to be kinder here .....we don;t know exactly what Betencur's issues are ...maye he just needs help and time...The team still believe in him....It could be a long back but he may need time to get there

He is trying and being a top athlete is not always easy especially if you have lost condition
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04 Apr 2017 15:36

His contract expires at the end of the season. It's about time to get some results or be a useful helper.
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04 Apr 2017 15:47

HelloDolly wrote:I think we need to be kinder here .....we don;t know exactly what Betencur's issues are ...maye he just needs help and time...The team still believe in him....It could be a long back but he may need time to get there

He is trying and being a top athlete is not always easy especially if you have lost condition

Please plenty of PCT riders should have his contract
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04 Apr 2017 15:54

HelloDolly wrote:I think we need to be kinder here .....we don;t know exactly what Betencur's issues are ...maye he just needs help and time...The team still believe in him....It could be a long back but he may need time to get there

He is trying and being a top athlete is not always easy especially if you have lost condition


Maybe the kindest thing would be to have him go down the PCT level, less pressure.
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04 Apr 2017 15:58

There it is, gonna top-5 the Giro now.
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04 Apr 2017 16:31

Scarponi wrote:
HelloDolly wrote:I think we need to be kinder here .....we don;t know exactly what Betencur's issues are ...maye he just needs help and time...The team still believe in him....It could be a long back but he may need time to get there

He is trying and being a top athlete is not always easy especially if you have lost condition

Please plenty of PCT riders should have his contract



Maybe but Movistar would rather try and get Betencur back to condition - even partly - than a PCT rider ...its a gamble but one they are willing to take

I dont know if he is taking the p*** but on the off chance he has real issues the maybe ....

Obviously this wil be his last season to try
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