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Andrey Amador

26 May 2015 19:49

Wow!! He finally has his first gt ever in which he hasn't (seriously) crashed in the first week and look at his level! he even surprises me. the breakthrough moment for him!
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26 May 2015 19:56

GC contender in the making. Quintana and Valverde will have a back up option now. Amazing ride so far, would like to see him on the podium, and with Aru fading form he could just make it
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26 May 2015 20:00

he should work on his itt too. used to be a lot better
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26 May 2015 21:31

Hopeful he can keep on improving GT wise.Great ride so far, what's his race programme?
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26 May 2015 21:52

I must say I am genuinely happy for him :) I have always been a fan of his since I learned about him (don't know why tbh, just seems like a great guy and has always had a lot of bad luck). I always thought he had more in him if he could avoid crashes and injuries but I had never thought he would be challenging for a Giro podium! He must be the first Costa Rican to do that, surely?

Ryo Hazuki wrote:he should work on his itt too. used to be a lot better


Well, his tt wasn't too bad compared to the gc riders who had worse conditions. Only Contador, König, and Kruijswijk beat him.

But he has been doing the classics for the last couple of years and intended to do the same this year before crashing out (of course). Maybe he hasn't been paying attention to his tt because of shifting his focus a bit to the classics?

Never thought he would be climbing so well, he is much heavier than must of the other gc guys. On the other hand he has got quite a good engine.

Just praying that he won't get any bad luck would be such a pity. If he can avoid it, I'm quite sure he can keep these kind of performances up!
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26 May 2015 22:30

To me Amador always seemed a rider for one day races/stages and TT's, but now he shows this amazing shape in the third week. I think he could be better in grand tours than in one week races in terms of GC. He doesn't have the biggest power, but he doesn't run out as fast, and it seems like the Giro is the place to be for that type of tough rider. See Trofimov, Hesjedal etc.
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26 May 2015 22:45

This guy made my list today also. Little Costa Rican, best they ever turned out, making the big time, go for it!
Alberto Contador=Legend!

Nibali becomes only the 6th winner of all 3 GTS (2014)!
Nibali joins Gimondi, Merckx and Hinault as only the 4th man to win all 3 GTS and 2 different Monuments (2018). A throwback rider in this age of specialization. Bravo!
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27 May 2015 00:47

Truly impressed by this guy the last couple of stages. I didn't know he had it in him. Good job Andrey!!!!
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27 May 2015 01:32

He has surprised me and done very well.
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27 May 2015 03:15

If Movistar let Costa go, for sure they will also let Amador leave. But it still depends if Costa Rica is a huge market for them.
We'll see
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27 May 2015 06:08

Great allround rider. Let's not forget he was pretty close to the victory in Gent-Wevelgem last year.
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27 May 2015 06:43

Great rider, I really like him. Never thought of him as a GC contender though, and I highly doubt that he will ever do this well in a GT again. It does makes sense though; he gets better the harder the race and the worse the conditions get. I could see him as challenger for tough one day races like Lombardia etc.
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27 May 2015 07:51

Asero831 wrote:If Movistar let Costa go, for sure they will also let Amador leave. But it still depends if Costa Rica is a huge market for them.
We'll see


Why would they?? How does this make sense? :confused:
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27 May 2015 08:13

Asero831 wrote:If Movistar let Costa go, for sure they will also let Amador leave. But it still depends if Costa Rica is a huge market for them.
We'll see

Whole South America is a market for them. Otherwise the team would be called "O2 cycling" or "Telefonica" ;)
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27 May 2015 14:01

amadors giro performane is making headlines in costa rican papers and tv every day. so yes this is very big for costa rica, where cycling is very popular. however costa rica is of course a very small market
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27 May 2015 20:10

Great rider. Always thought he could more then he showed, but climbing the Mortirolo that way is a surprise by me! I think his chance of getting the podium is quite big. He's stronger then Aru atm.
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27 May 2015 21:58

He has been always a super rider. No surprises with this Giro.
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06 May 2016 20:00

Can we add him now as a sleeper GC? Valverde is plan A, but Betancur and Amador both will be with Valverde in the mountain stages until the final climb. All have high chance in GC. 3 in the top 10?
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06 May 2016 20:57

gospina wrote:Can we add him now as a sleeper GC? Valverde is plan A, but Betancur and Amador both will be with Valverde in the mountain stages until the final climb. All have high chance in GC. 3 in the top 10?


Dont think Betancur will be there yet, maybe by second or third week.

Amador definitely will be thereabouts I think, he looks even stronger than last year.
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