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22 Feb 2014 22:04

trevim wrote:This guy is really funny, how fast can he build form! It reminds me of how Andy Schleck seemed to turn up great in July regardless of what he did in the rest of the year.

Andy is not a good analogy anymore!:D
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23 Feb 2014 08:20

His first win for AG2R - congrats! Always a nice morale and confidence booster, and lets the team know they can count on him!
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23 Feb 2014 11:20

Betancur just wanted to show that he's just fat and not lazy. I still think he's lazy.
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23 Feb 2014 18:26

Hugo Koblet wrote:Betancur just wanted to show that he's just fat and not lazy. I still think he's lazy.

I am Colombian, and love to see Los Escarabajos perform, but Betancur is young and just using his raw talent, and in the long run this will not suffice. He needs to be more disciplined!!!
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23 Feb 2014 19:11

gmedina wrote:I am Colombian, and love to see Los Escarabajos perform, but Betancur is young and just using his raw talent, and in the long run this will not suffice. He needs to be more disciplined!!!


this is very true. betancurt could easily become next andy schleck who when a bit older will disapear
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23 Feb 2014 19:39

AG2R should have him ride the Giro so he's somewhere near race weight for the Tour.
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23 Feb 2014 19:44

will10 wrote:AG2R should have him ride the Giro so he's somewhere near race weight for the Tour.

The Ulrich strategy? Seems like a good plan :D
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23 Feb 2014 19:47

Nice win by Carlos,imo he has a serious shot at winning a classic,but its all about training like you said;)
...the thing about Betancur being like Schleck is frightening but I thought about it too yesterday and according to last news he is not that far of his mentality.
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23 Feb 2014 21:16

He's still very young, chances are he will realize, like so many before him, that cycling is his chance to make history and to get rich. If not, it would be a pity and a loss for cycling.
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24 Feb 2014 17:36

.....And the Fat Cat managed to win the Tour Cycliste International du Haut Var with 6 extra kilos :):p:D
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24 Feb 2014 17:49

trevim wrote:The Ulrich strategy? Seems like a good plan :D


We were robbed in 2006 ;)
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24 Feb 2014 18:02

hfer07 wrote:.....And the Fat Cat managed to win the Tour Cycliste International du Haut Var with 6 extra kilos :):p:D


I hope the Fat Cat shows up as the Big Cat this July.
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24 Feb 2014 20:59

will10 wrote:AG2R should have him ride the Giro so he's somewhere near race weight for the Tour.


^THIS^

trevim wrote:The Ulrich strategy? Seems like a good plan :D


Plus ^THIS^


Equals: he'd be flying in July:D
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28 Feb 2014 15:13

From an interview with http://www.dlcmagazine.com/dlc-pro-magazine-no16/

"My idol is Lance Armstrong"
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28 Feb 2014 15:22

Race Radio wrote:From an interview with http://www.dlcmagazine.com/dlc-pro-magazine-no16/

"My idol is Lance Armstrong"


lol, but I'm somewhat happy he says it. Gives us a little window into the peloton.
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28 Feb 2014 16:01

well at least he's not a liar.
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28 Feb 2014 16:18

jens_attacks wrote:well at least he's not a liar.


No PR manager involved here.
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01 Mar 2014 09:16

what's weird about that? the guy is 24 so he didn't see before armstrong era and riders in colombia usually never even watch cycling in europe so they only know 1 or 2 big names. one of them being lance.
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01 Mar 2014 12:04

Ryo Hazuki wrote:what's weird about that? the guy is 24 so he didn't see before armstrong era and riders in colombia usually never even watch cycling in europe so they only know 1 or 2 big names. one of them being lance.


What is weird about it is that lance armstrong is a disgraced name in the sport because it turned out the clinic was right. It's emerged that he was a evil bully and therefore not a good role model for anyone. Being a cyclist in Europe the last few years, betancur knows this but seems to not care, continuing to hold as his hero a bad person. Not to mention that Armstrong cheated other cyclist so it suggests maybe Betancur doesn't think cheating is wrong.
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01 Mar 2014 20:56

The Hitch wrote:What is weird about it is that lance armstrong is a disgraced name in the sport because it turned out the clinic was right. It's emerged that he was a evil bully and therefore not a good role model for anyone. Being a cyclist in Europe the last few years, betancur knows this but seems to not care, continuing to hold as his hero a bad person. Not to mention that Armstrong cheated other cyclist so it suggests maybe Betancur doesn't think cheating is wrong.


and who was, in that period?:confused:
It doesnt suggest anything,its your fancy
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