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08 Mar 2017 16:48

Enough second places for Julian!

It's time to win big.
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08 Mar 2017 16:58

Spectacular ride! He's going to win more often from now on...
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08 Mar 2017 17:05

Getting ready to take over from Valverde :) I was expecting Betancur to be that one but it looks like Alaphilippe is the chosen.
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08 Mar 2017 17:33

Wow ! What a ride from Balaphilippe !

Once you get the winning habit it will be hard to stop him.

Ready to take over as the Ardennes king.
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08 Mar 2017 17:43

the asian wrote:Wow ! What a ride from Balaphilippe !

Once you get the winning habit it will be hard to stop him.

Ready to take over as the Ardennes king.


So we will have two kings now. Him and Kwiatko. :D
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08 Mar 2017 17:54

SKSemtex wrote:
the asian wrote:Wow ! What a ride from Balaphilippe !

Once you get the winning habit it will be hard to stop him.

Ready to take over as the Ardennes king.


So we will have two kings now. Him and Kwiatko. :D


Should be a great duel over the years.

Kwiat will have to get out of SKY though. ;)
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08 Mar 2017 18:37

What a spectacular rider, one of those that seemed to be born on the bike like Sagan and Valverde.. magnificent! The big mountain stage will tell us a lot what to expect in a race such as TdF, but for now, he should just focus on winning the hard one day races and week long stage races.

Really happy for him and French cycling. Bardet, Pinot, Démare, Bouhanni, Gallopin, Barguil, Coquard are all talented, but Alaphlippe is in a class on his own. So talented it hurts!
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08 Mar 2017 19:20

He doesn't need to do well in GT's.

Better be a great hilly classic rider winning plenty of LBL's & Lombardia's
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08 Mar 2017 19:23

the asian wrote:He doesn't need to do well in GT's.

Better be a great hilly classic rider winning plenty of LBL's & Lombardia's

He doesn't need to, but it is absolutely inevitably he will try to win Tour de France at some point with that talent. Or some of the GT's.
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08 Mar 2017 19:26

Valv.Piti wrote:
the asian wrote:He doesn't need to do well in GT's.

Better be a great hilly classic rider winning plenty of LBL's & Lombardia's

He doesn't need to, but it is absolutely inevitably he will try to win Tour de France at some point with that talent. Or some of the GT's.



Don't think he can do well in the high mountains.

I'll be amazed if he wins a GT.
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08 Mar 2017 19:39

the asian wrote:
Valv.Piti wrote:
the asian wrote:He doesn't need to do well in GT's.

Better be a great hilly classic rider winning plenty of LBL's & Lombardia's

He doesn't need to, but it is absolutely inevitably he will try to win Tour de France at some point with that talent. Or some of the GT's.



Don't think he can do well in the high mountains.

I'll be amazed if he wins a GT.

He did well in high mountains in the Dauphine but those stages weren't the hardest honestly.

I don't think he can win TdF unless they tailor-make a route for him, but Giro and Vuelta, especially the latter, is very realistic.
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08 Mar 2017 19:48

Let the week end before hyping him above all skies. ;)
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08 Mar 2017 19:56

Alexandre B. wrote:Let the week end before hyping him above all skies. ;)

I don't think Im hyping him more than he deserves to be, what he showed today was out of the ordinary really. Just saying that he obviously will have a go at a GT at some point. ;)
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08 Mar 2017 20:01

He is 24. Give him two years, get him to a team which knows how to do well in a GC overall and then we'll see. First he needs to secure this one.
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09 Mar 2017 03:24

Guy waqs riding epic three years ago in the Tour of Cali
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11 Mar 2017 07:31

Race smartness is still not there, as seen yesterday.

What was the point of responding to Porte's attack? Yates was well ahead for the stage and Porte is no threat for GC. He probably lost a few seconds there.
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11 Mar 2017 07:36

Alexandre B. wrote:Race smartness is still not there, as seen yesterday.

What was the point of responding to Porte's attack? Yates was well ahead for the stage and Porte is no threat for GC. He probably lost a few seconds there.

Just racing to his limits, seeing what he is capable of. He will learn.. and its better he did it yesterday than today!
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11 Mar 2017 10:53

Alexandre B. wrote:Race smartness is still not there, as seen yesterday.

What was the point of responding to Porte's attack? Yates was well ahead for the stage and Porte is no threat for GC. He probably lost a few seconds there.


Winning mentality:"I don't want to be a maillot jaune who is only defensive"
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/alaphilippe-attack-best-form-of-defence-in-paris-nice/
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12 Mar 2017 19:46

He will race MSR. :)
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18 Mar 2017 16:23

Nice result on finishing on the podium :)
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