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24 Jan 2018 21:44

Jspear wrote:
GenericBoonenFan wrote:We should honestly make a "Betancur fan-fiction" thread...


I feel like this thread is that already! :p

I've even been caught up in the hype before, but I have no real clue why! Seriously think of how much hype this guy has gotten over the years...it's crazy.

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25 Jan 2018 23:19

He did have crazy talent, and was so rounded could won GTs and Classics, Bernal has similar hype now
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26 Jan 2018 08:48

manafana wrote:He did have crazy talent, and was so rounded could won GTs and Classics, Bernal has similar hype now

Not really, I don't think Bernal has the same type of potential as Betancur of the Ardennes-classics. The Italian fall classics are different, but Bernal is without a doubt the better pure climber.
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01 Feb 2018 08:57

The reason why he didn't start his season yet? Still working on his comeback!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BeoyzOyn_l3/?taken-by=carlosbetancur

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19 Feb 2018 22:30

On the provisional startlist for Strade Bianche!
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19 Feb 2018 22:43

Squire wrote:On the provisional startlist for Strade Bianche!



However, notice that Valverde is not on that provisional start list and he's hinted that he's planning on going back there and racing a more classics heavy spring schedule this year. So expect that start list to change.
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20 Feb 2018 06:46

Squire wrote:On the provisional startlist for Strade Bianche!


That would be a crazy comeback race and a surefire DNF.
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20 Feb 2018 06:52

Kazistuta wrote:
Squire wrote:On the provisional startlist for Strade Bianche!


That would be a crazy comeback race and a surefire DNF.

He started last season with this race.
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20 Feb 2018 08:29

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Squire wrote:On the provisional startlist for Strade Bianche!



However, notice that Valverde is not on that provisional start list and he's hinted that he's planning on going back there and racing a more classics heavy spring schedule this year. So expect that start list to change.
Exactly this, it's a list that is made a few weeks ago I guess. Everything depends on his injury.
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20 Feb 2018 11:18

Alexandre B. wrote:
Kazistuta wrote:
Squire wrote:On the provisional startlist for Strade Bianche!


That would be a crazy comeback race and a surefire DNF.

He started last season with this race.


And DNF ;)
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01 Mar 2018 06:58

So let's see how he does. Betancur officially is ready for Strade Bianchi:
http://movistarteam.com/2018-03-01/alineaciones-strade-bianche
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01 Mar 2018 07:19

Kazistuta wrote:So let's see how he does. Betancur officially is ready for Strade Bianchi:
http://movistarteam.com/2018-03-01/alineaciones-strade-bianche

Nice to see him back, although a bit of a tough way to start particularly if the weather is bad.
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01 Mar 2018 10:54

He needs to toughen up: the cobbled classics are waiting for him.
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02 Mar 2018 00:54

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Kazistuta wrote:So let's see how he does. Betancur officially is ready for Strade Bianchi:
http://movistarteam.com/2018-03-01/alineaciones-strade-bianche

Nice to see him back, although a bit of a tough way to start particularly if the weather is bad.



True, and he'll be expected to be able to help Valverde as well.
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02 Mar 2018 17:56

GC leader for the Giro, supposedly. I'm yet to see a credible source back that up, though.
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02 Mar 2018 19:10

GuyIncognito wrote:GC leader for the Giro, supposedly. I'm yet to see a credible source back that up, though.

I can see at best shared leadership with Amador until the race decides in favour of one of them.
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02 Mar 2018 19:17

ice&fire wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:GC leader for the Giro, supposedly. I'm yet to see a credible source back that up, though.

I can see at best shared leadership with Amador until the race decides in favour of one of them.


This is more the more likely scenario.
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03 Mar 2018 09:38

Koronin wrote:
ice&fire wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:GC leader for the Giro, supposedly. I'm yet to see a credible source back that up, though.

I can see at best shared leadership with Amador until the race decides in favour of one of them.


This is more the more likely scenario.

The more likely scenario is he never is getting i proper shape still I reckon. Surely theres a DNF today, but thats to be expected
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03 Mar 2018 14:44

Valv.Piti wrote:
Koronin wrote:
ice&fire wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:GC leader for the Giro, supposedly. I'm yet to see a credible source back that up, though.

I can see at best shared leadership with Amador until the race decides in favour of one of them.


This is more the more likely scenario.

The more likely scenario is he never is getting i proper shape still I reckon. Surely theres a DNF today, but thats to be expected



There is always this as well.
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03 Mar 2018 19:19

Kazistuta wrote:
Squire wrote:On the provisional startlist for Strade Bianche!


That would be a crazy comeback race and a surefire DNF.


As expected... hopefully he got some good racing miles in his legs before jumoing off. The conditions were extra crazy today!
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