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04 May 2018 13:49

Great TT. :D
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04 May 2018 14:00

He was very optimistic in the pre-race interviews and is looking sharp... Vamos!

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04 May 2018 14:01

Holy crap. Can't wait for Etna.
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04 May 2018 14:01

He's fit. Needs to avoid crashes and mishaps in these next couple of stages, then I'm sure we'll have fun.
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04 May 2018 14:01

It was also the right kind of punchy for him. Now please, stay on the bike!
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04 May 2018 14:03

Wow. Did not expect him to place 11th in the TT Vamos!
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04 May 2018 14:05

Did not expect that ITT from him. Looks like he may have found his form. Let's see if he can keep it and stay on the bike for 3 weeks.
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Re: Carlos Betancur discussion thread

04 May 2018 14:11

He should be a contender for the hilly stages with a punchy finale, like the first two in Sicily.
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04 May 2018 14:22

The thighs have been unleashed
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04 May 2018 14:27

What an enigma this guy is.
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04 May 2018 14:30

Betancur for pink after 1st hilly stage. Calling it now
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04 May 2018 14:37

Betancur is good on TT's when he is fit. That means he is fit. :)
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04 May 2018 15:07

Looks like he was hiding his form, even from his own teammates :p
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04 May 2018 17:13

Koronin wrote:I read today that they (Movistar) are planning on going with no leader/no protected rider and like last year's Vuelta each rider can race it as he sees fit for himself.

I'm wondering if that's because they lack a leader or because they lack riders able to protect their leader
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04 May 2018 17:15

ice&fire wrote:
Koronin wrote:I read today that they (Movistar) are planning on going with no leader/no protected rider and like last year's Vuelta each rider can race it as he sees fit for himself.

I'm wondering if that's because they lack a leader or because they lack riders able to protect their leader

I read sowehere that they were going for GC with Carapaz and Betancur. Maybe they knew something we didn't.
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04 May 2018 17:16

I think it's now quite obvious that the real reason why Valverde, Landa and Quintana are all going to the tour is that Betancur told the team he wants to be the sole leader of the gt he enters. Moreover the three probably didn't want to ride with Betancur either. They want a chance to win after all.
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Re: Carlos Betancur discussion thread

04 May 2018 17:17

Gigs_98 wrote:I think it's now quite obvious that the real reason why Valverde, Landa and Quintana are all going to the tour is that Betancur told the team he wants to be the sole leader of the gt he enters. Moreover the three probably didn't want to ride with Betancur either. They want a chance to win after all.

Ryo took over Gigs profile!!! :D
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04 May 2018 17:47

Blanco wrote:Looks like he was hiding his form, even from his own teammates :p

Looks like you all have been joking for a few hours.
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Re: Carlos Betancur discussion thread

04 May 2018 17:50

Escarabajo wrote:
Gigs_98 wrote:I think it's now quite obvious that the real reason why Valverde, Landa and Quintana are all going to the tour is that Betancur told the team he wants to be the sole leader of the gt he enters. Moreover the three probably didn't want to ride with Betancur either. They want a chance to win after all.

Ryo took over Gigs profile!!! :D


Valverde: I can go for combative jersey
Carlos: NO, I am going for that jersey.
Nairo: I can go for the mountain jersey.
Carlos: NO, I am going for that jersey too.
Landa: I can..
Carlos: NO, don't need you in my team! Strictly team players.
Unzue: Carlos, we have to share in this team.
Carlos: FINE, I will play you best of 3 8-ball games for it.
Unzue: Not fair, you have been practicing for years on that.
Carlos: Beer chugging contest then. You four vs me. I win, I lead!
Unzue: No chance there either. Nairo, Landa, Alejandro, get ready for the Tour. La Ronca has spoken.
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04 May 2018 18:13

At least we get some fun times while it lasts....
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