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17 Sep 2018 12:59

sprints n stones wrote:Re new blood, is there in anyone from Aqua blue that would fit?

Looking for a rouleur and a mountain dom, Dunne and Denifl would fill each role. Nobody’s going to be able to swap bikes with Dunne, is the only thing.
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17 Sep 2018 13:33

Leinster wrote:
sprints n stones wrote:Re new blood, is there in anyone from Aqua blue that would fit?

Looking for a rouleur and a mountain dom, Dunne and Denifl would fill each role. Nobody’s going to be able to swap bikes with Dunne, is the only thing.

Yep, that could be a problem.Think Conor's said to be tallest cyclist in the world, 2.04 m or 6ft8ins!!
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17 Sep 2018 16:40

S.Yates must be one of the few riders in recent times to win a GT as their first ever stage race victory.
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17 Sep 2018 16:59

yaco wrote:S.Yates must be one of the few riders in recent times to win a GT as there first ever stage victory.


I think your sentence is a bit incomplete (do you mean stage race?), but if I understand it correctly, I can tell you that both Dumoulin and Aru had not won a stage race before their GT wins either. So it's actually more common than you would think. I think Hesjedal and Sastre did it too but PCS is not always reliable on retired riders' career victories.
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17 Sep 2018 17:21

tobydawq wrote:
yaco wrote:S.Yates must be one of the few riders in recent times to win a GT as there first ever stage victory.


Andy Schleck too, although some people will tell you he never won a stage race at all.

I think your sentence is a bit incomplete (do you mean stage race?), but if I understand it correctly, I can tell you that both Dumoulin and Aru had not won a stage race before their GT wins either. So it's actually more common than you would think. I think Hesjedal and Sastre did it too but PCS is not always reliable on retired riders' career victories.
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17 Sep 2018 17:26

King Of The Wolds wrote:
tobydawq wrote:
yaco wrote:S.Yates must be one of the few riders in recent times to win a GT as there first ever stage victory.


I think your sentence is a bit incomplete (do you mean stage race?), but if I understand it correctly, I can tell you that both Dumoulin and Aru had not won a stage race before their GT wins either. So it's actually more common than you would think. I think Hesjedal and Sastre did it too but PCS is not always reliable on retired riders' career victories.


Andy Schleck too, although some people will tell you he never won a stage race at all.



I certainly never saw him win a stage race, and I've watched all GTs since 2007.
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18 Sep 2018 05:02

tobydawq wrote:
King Of The Wolds wrote:
tobydawq wrote:
yaco wrote:S.Yates must be one of the few riders in recent times to win a GT as there first ever stage victory.


I think your sentence is a bit incomplete (do you mean stage race?), but if I understand it correctly, I can tell you that both Dumoulin and Aru had not won a stage race before their GT wins either. So it's actually more common than you would think. I think Hesjedal and Sastre did it too but PCS is not always reliable on retired riders' career victories.


Andy Schleck too, although some people will tell you he never won a stage race at all.



I certainly never saw him win a stage race, and I've watched all GTs since 2007.


So Bjarne, Floyd and Lance did win stage races ? The Chicken looked like he was going to win one.........
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18 Sep 2018 05:59

movingtarget wrote:
tobydawq wrote:
King Of The Wolds wrote:
tobydawq wrote:
yaco wrote:S.Yates must be one of the few riders in recent times to win a GT as there first ever stage victory.


I think your sentence is a bit incomplete (do you mean stage race?), but if I understand it correctly, I can tell you that both Dumoulin and Aru had not won a stage race before their GT wins either. So it's actually more common than you would think. I think Hesjedal and Sastre did it too but PCS is not always reliable on retired riders' career victories.


Andy Schleck too, although some people will tell you he never won a stage race at all.



I certainly never saw him win a stage race, and I've watched all GTs since 2007.


So Bjarne, Floyd and Lance did win stage races ? The Chicken looked like he was going to win one.........


Yes.

Or do you think Ullrich won five Tours?
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18 Sep 2018 11:18

Leinster wrote:
sprints n stones wrote:Re new blood, is there in anyone from Aqua blue that would fit?

Looking for a rouleur and a mountain dom, Dunne and Denifl would fill each role. Nobody’s going to be able to swap bikes with Dunne, is the only thing.

He’d be useful in a crosswind and TTTs, also not afraid to attack and can climb ok for such a huge guy.
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18 Sep 2018 13:41

42x16ss wrote:
Leinster wrote:
sprints n stones wrote:Re new blood, is there in anyone from Aqua blue that would fit?

Looking for a rouleur and a mountain dom, Dunne and Denifl would fill each role. Nobody’s going to be able to swap bikes with Dunne, is the only thing.

He’d be useful in a crosswind and TTTs, also not afraid to attack and can climb ok for such a huge guy.

I wonder how many watts it saves to sit on his wheel instead of someone elses
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18 Sep 2018 17:13

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42x16ss wrote:
Leinster wrote:
sprints n stones wrote:Re new blood, is there in anyone from Aqua blue that would fit?

Looking for a rouleur and a mountain dom, Dunne and Denifl would fill each role. Nobody’s going to be able to swap bikes with Dunne, is the only thing.

He’d be useful in a crosswind and TTTs, also not afraid to attack and can climb ok for such a huge guy.

I wonder how many watts it saves to sit on his wheel instead of someone elses

Pretty sure it matters quite a lot, especially if its windy and flat. I certainly can feel it. The disadvantage is that you cant see what the **** is going on up ahead.
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18 Sep 2018 17:23

Red Rick wrote:
42x16ss wrote:
Leinster wrote:
sprints n stones wrote:Re new blood, is there in anyone from Aqua blue that would fit?

Looking for a rouleur and a mountain dom, Dunne and Denifl would fill each role. Nobody’s going to be able to swap bikes with Dunne, is the only thing.

He’d be useful in a crosswind and TTTs, also not afraid to attack and can climb ok for such a huge guy.

I wonder how many watts it saves to sit on his wheel instead of someone elses


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18 Sep 2018 19:34

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Red Rick wrote:
42x16ss wrote:
Leinster wrote:
sprints n stones wrote:Re new blood, is there in anyone from Aqua blue that would fit?

Looking for a rouleur and a mountain dom, Dunne and Denifl would fill each role. Nobody’s going to be able to swap bikes with Dunne, is the only thing.

He’d be useful in a crosswind and TTTs, also not afraid to attack and can climb ok for such a huge guy.

I wonder how many watts it saves to sit on his wheel instead of someone elses

Pretty sure it matters quite a lot, especially if its windy and flat. I certainly can feel it. The disadvantage is that you cant see what the **** is going on up ahead.


It’s one of the reasons he makes so many breaks of the day. Everyone wants him in it and the other guys try to get in the place in the line immediately after him.
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Re: Brothers in (crank) arms - Yates Discussion Thread

23 Sep 2018 13:37

Darek Baranowski (Banesto) talked with Matthew White yesterday. And he admitted Simon would target Giro'2019 to finally win it.
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01 Oct 2018 08:07

Dissapointing result from the twins @ WC.
Simon struggling with the length of the race I guess?
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01 Oct 2018 13:19

Warehouse them for the rest of the season as they already have close to 80 race days - Kreuziger and Nieve showed good form in the World's and will be viable options for the Italian fall races.
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01 Oct 2018 13:21

yaco wrote:Warehouse them for the rest of the season as they already have close to 80 race days - Kreuziger and Nieve showed good form in the World's and will be viable options for the Italian fall races.

Yeah Kreuziger surprised me a little bit again with finally being super solid in the hardest one day races again out of nowhere.
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01 Oct 2018 13:28

Now I'm imagining a giant warehouse with cyclists in some kind of stasis.
Aka The Ginger One.
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01 Oct 2018 13:30

RedheadDane wrote:Now I'm imagining a giant warehouse with cyclists in some kind of stasis.

Now I'm on my way to find mythical peak Contador.
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01 Oct 2018 16:33

Red Rick wrote:
RedheadDane wrote:Now I'm imagining a giant warehouse with cyclists in some kind of stasis.

Now I'm on my way to find mythical peak Contador.


What exactly do you plan to do with him?
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