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07 Mar 2018 00:30

Netserk wrote:Lol, it's not about bravery or risk, it's simply the way it was carried out that was plainly bad. But please tell me a probable scenario of how it could have worked out with a bit more luck (and perhaps even better legs).

It looks like you're ready for the TdF Netserk :p . You'll be served with the wannabe attackers, the sushimi of cycling, the fakes who talk big and ride small.
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07 Mar 2018 02:31

Netserk wrote:Lol, it's not about bravery or risk, it's simply the way it was carried out that was plainly bad. But please tell me a probable scenario of how it could have worked out with a bit more luck (and perhaps even better legs).

One scenario maybe Alaphilippe should have waited for additional 2 kms before he goes on an attack, that way, he will able to collect bonus seconds at the intermediate sprint. Then he can catch his breath and rest his legs a bit on the decent.

Another scenario is that if Wellens had better legs, things may work out.

I think the problem today is Alaphilippe feeling good riding on home roads, he attacked too early.
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10 Mar 2018 14:13

He didn’t have enough power but the worse is that he used what he had left in him very poorly.
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10 Mar 2018 14:16

Nah, he's just not suited to long climbs.

He'll win in the Ardennes this year.
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10 Mar 2018 14:42

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10 Mar 2018 14:43

Yeah, lets pump the breaks with the Valverde-comparisons a bit....
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10 Mar 2018 14:43

i think he can handle 10km climb.
Not sure if he can be good in multi mountain stage.
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10 Mar 2018 14:45

I hope he is up for some fun tomorrow and tries to win the stage, but I think he is completely blown, and will not be able to do much.

So close, yet so far away. Better luck next year, Ala!
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10 Mar 2018 15:30

I come to post a photo of the agony of defeat but Alexandre B. beat me to it.

Tomorrow, Alaphilippe has a chance to win the green jersey if he's up to it.
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10 Mar 2018 16:58

Love Allaphillipe...like hsi attacking style and the way he goes for it...But no matter how many times Kirby and others say ...he is not a GT winner as he is not a climber (an he is not an asthma sufferer )
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10 Mar 2018 17:09

Netserk wrote:I hope he is up for some fun tomorrow and tries to win the stage, but I think he is completely blown, and will not be able to do much.

So close, yet so far away. Better luck next year, Ala!

He did the same thing last year and was up there in the last stage. Dan Martin got wrecked a lot harder on the Cote de Peille last year.
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10 Mar 2018 17:11

Valv.Piti wrote:Yeah, lets pump the breaks with the Valverde-comparisons a bit....

I don't think anyone is hyping Alaphilippe for GTs or anything. As for the hilly classics the potential is there without any doubt.
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10 Mar 2018 19:43

Valv.Piti wrote:Yeah, lets pump the breaks with the Valverde-comparisons a bit....



I think the comparisons are because he's a puncheur with a nice sprint. He does still remind me a bit of a young Valverde. However he's not close to the climber than Valverde is and of course there is no comparison at all with the consistency. I doubt we'll ever see another rider with the kind of consistency that Valverde has.
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10 Mar 2018 19:47

How many times will this have to happen before people stop rating him as a contender for races with GC relevant mountains in them?
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10 Mar 2018 20:09

Zinoviev Letter wrote:How many times will this have to happen before people stop rating him as a contender for races with GC relevant mountains in them?


Well he did more than good in Abu Dhabi this year, and climbers competition there was maybe stronger than this. But then again, Paris-Nice is much, much harder race overall...
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11 Mar 2018 14:35

Not sure if he will be fully recovered for MSR.
He looked sick on the efforts he put up in the last two days
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11 Mar 2018 16:25

Asero831 wrote:Not sure if he will be fully recovered for MSR.
He looked sick on the efforts he put up in the last two days

sick? he just doesn't have it on mountain stages
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11 Mar 2018 19:00

Alaphalippe rides in a buccaneering fashion which suits the ethos of Etix. Doubt another team would allow him to so often ride in this manner.
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12 Mar 2018 14:39

I had expected a little bit more but at the moment I think it's better to focus on 1-day races. Looking forward to see him @ the Ardennes and I hope he wins one.
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12 Mar 2018 19:46

They're aging fast these days.
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