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23 Jan 2019 13:54

Tim Booth wrote:
Escarabajo wrote:Movistar is trying to keep this silent.
However I don't understand why they renew his contract!

If 'Movistar is trying to keep this silent', why do they keep putting him on start lists at all?


You want them to not put him in any race at all?
They have to try at least something. Probably they talk to him and they make a plan to later find out otherwise.
Other teams would probably be more public about it.
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23 Jan 2019 16:24

He has visa problems..of course, he will also have visa problems for the Colombia 2.1 ;)
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23 Jan 2019 16:49

gospina wrote:He has visa problems..of course, he will also have visa problems for the Colombia 2.1 ;)


10 kilos of visa problems.
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23 Jan 2019 17:38

He has outgrown these puny races.
Literally.

Seriously though, looking back at his AG2R Paris-Nice win, Lavenu was saying he still had to lose 4kg then, so his "mysterious" drop in performance is not weight related
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23 Jan 2019 21:24

I think at this point we can say that AG2R was correct in their assessment to let him go.
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23 Jan 2019 21:34

His Giro was pretty decent.

The problem is he races one month a year.
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29 Jan 2019 19:06

Today, Carlos Betancur posted on Instagram a picture of a group ride with Movistar in Mallorca. A few days earlier, he was not announced in the 'line-up' for this mini training camp though. Nonetheless, I think I recognize his contours in that Instagrampicture, and it would be very weird to post a picture where he is not part of. But we have seen stranger things with Betancur, so I don't know.

It would be very good if he is training with the team this early in the year. It would be better if he rides Tour Colombia 2.1 in a few weeks. Yesterday, the official page of that race announced him and he is also on the provisional start list, but we all knows this means nothing with Betancur.
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29 Jan 2019 21:22

Popchu wrote:Today, Carlos Betancur posted on Instagram a picture of a group ride with Movistar in Mallorca. A few days earlier, he was not announced in the 'line-up' for this mini training camp though. Nonetheless, I think I recognize his contours in that Instagrampicture, and it would be very weird to post a picture where he is not part of. But we have seen stranger things with Betancur, so I don't know.

It would be very good if he is training with the team this early in the year. It would be better if he rides Tour Colombia 2.1 in a few weeks. Yesterday, the official page of that race announced him and he is also on the provisional start list, but we all knows this means nothing with Betancur.


Interesting. He's definitely not on their list of riders for Mallorca, however they allow other riders to show up for these group rides. Currently one of the ladies on their women's team is there for these group riders. Last year Landa didn't race Mallorca but showed up for the team rider to get more time with this then new teammates.
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04 Feb 2019 13:28

Popchu wrote:Today, Carlos Betancur posted on Instagram a picture of a group ride with Movistar in Mallorca. A few days earlier, he was not announced in the 'line-up' for this mini training camp though. Nonetheless, I think I recognize his contours in that Instagrampicture, and it would be very weird to post a picture where he is not part of. But we have seen stranger things with Betancur, so I don't know.

It would be very good if he is training with the team this early in the year. It would be better if he rides Tour Colombia 2.1 in a few weeks. Yesterday, the official page of that race announced him and he is also on the provisional start list, but we all knows this means nothing with Betancur.


he has now been replaced on the Tour of Colombia start list by Jorge Arcas
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04 Feb 2019 15:35

Not good.
I assume that if you have a race in your home country where you train and they put you in the starting list and then you are not ready. That means you must have some serious issues. Speculating here.
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04 Feb 2019 15:40

On Twitter he wrote today that he is in Europe and that he will begin his season next month.

Usually there's just silence from him.
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13 Feb 2019 08:16

tobydawq wrote:On Twitter he wrote today that he is in Europe and that he will begin his season next month.

Usually there's just silence from him.


Carlos announced in the official team for Murcia for Friday and Saturday.
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14 Feb 2019 01:51


What everyone knows.
That he is a great talent with low discipline and motivation. That he has been getting by and winning races since young age because of his great talent and not his attitude or discipline. He said he usually is at 80%.
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15 Feb 2019 12:22

on the photo at the team presentation https://twitter.com/Movistar_Team/status/1096361007771979776 Todo listo para la #VueltaCiclistaMurcia2019, hoy con un final para sprinters en San Javier donde el viento puede jugar su papel.
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15 Feb 2019 12:27

Down to race weight by the time of the Giro? :D
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20 Feb 2019 03:59

Results at Murcia: in the autobus on stage 1, DNF on stage 2.
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20 Feb 2019 10:02

Man he looks fat.
Even for his standards I think.
Wow.
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20 Feb 2019 16:11

shalgo wrote:Results at Murcia: in the autobus on stage 1, DNF on stage 2.


Honestly, sometimes it seems like even finishing a race(day) is an achievement for him…
Aka The Ginger One.
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