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12 Jun 2016 18:25

He was quite lucky. There's a long list of blokes who died due to basilar skull fractures.
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12 Jun 2016 21:33

he was bike on the bike two weeks ago.
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28 Aug 2016 15:59

I just noticed that Felline rolled in with the 2nd tier GC guys today (same time as Moreno, Meintjes, Atapuma etc), which is not a shock considering his class. Anyway, he seems to be in great shape this Vuelta. Will he improve on his 2nd place finish the other day. How do the stage winning opportunities look for the rest of the Vuelta?
Stages 12, 13, 16, 18 and 21?
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28 Aug 2016 16:14

He seems to be targeting a top 15 or 20, which is beyond sad for someone like him.
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28 Aug 2016 17:05

hrotha wrote:He seems to be targeting a top 15 or 20, which is beyond sad for someone like him.

Yeah, he's great allrounder who could go stagehunting, but he has great recovery and loves climbing, even if he's not a climber.
He should forget about going for gc and go stagehunting, but maybe he just wants to test himself.
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28 Aug 2016 17:47

hrotha wrote:He seems to be targeting a top 15 or 20, which is beyond sad for someone like him.

His number one priority is a stage win. He'll fight it out at every MTF because as Mayo said he enjoys it, and likes the challenge and perhaps the feeling of beating known climbing specialists on mountain terrain. If he has no stage win after the two basque stages - I expect him to win one of those, probably the Bilbao one - then he'll start to go in the break, maybe fight for metas volantes and the points jersey and try to get a stage like that. It would've been easier had Bonifazio not retired from the race as Felline could've gone in the break on the flatter stages of the third week and Bonifazio saved for the sprint. Now Trek may value a certain top 5 as better value than an unlikely win. Depends on those two stages on Thursday and Friday.
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29 Aug 2016 09:17

hrotha wrote:He seems to be targeting a top 15 or 20, which is beyond sad for someone like him.

My only problem with him is that he never gets in breaks. He could win a lot of GT stages especially in the third week. I don't think he's specifically targeting a top20.
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29 Aug 2016 13:23

Just as we say that, he gets into the break :p
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29 Aug 2016 14:16

Fabio trolling us.
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01 Sep 2016 15:38

Jack of all trades, master of none.
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01 Sep 2016 15:46

Alexandre B. wrote:Jack of all trades, master of none.

He will get his stage win, I'm sure of it. Just like Nizzolo eventually got his stage win in the Giro, before it was robbed from him. Tomorrow is another good opportunity, be it as part of the break or in a reduced bunch sprint.
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04 Sep 2016 15:59

What a rider he is, Felline. Should have a great chance to grab some wins in the autumn classics if he can carry this shape.
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05 Sep 2016 08:18

I love him but still an underachiever. He's too good to win so few races.
That being said, monster performance yesterday. Something he will never forget.
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10 Sep 2016 15:54

points jersey?
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10 Sep 2016 16:18

GuyIncognito wrote:points jersey?

Yes, for tomorrow at least. 7 points on a tired Bala, 3 on Quintana. Bala will sprint tomorrow, Quintana will not, so Felline has to finish at least 3rd tomorrow to guarantee it.
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10 Sep 2016 16:19

Brullnux wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:points jersey?

Yes, for tomorrow at least. 7 points on a tired Bala, 3 on Quintana. Bala will sprint tomorrow, Quintana will not, so Felline has to finish at least 3rd tomorrow to guarantee it.


Just stay on his wheel and beat him to sprint. If he cant beat Bala in a sprint he doesnt deserve the **** jersey anyway
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10 Sep 2016 16:22

Wow that was a great performance from Felline (again!). He was so close to making it back to the front duo. I'm sure he would have won if he had regained contact. Anyway, the points jersey looks secured, since he's a better sprinter than Valverde. Good job!.
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10 Sep 2016 19:42

Nearly catching.
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10 Sep 2016 19:57

Alexandre B. wrote:Nearly catching.
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Sooo close, that sucks. :(
Still he rode a great Vuelta and has a great shoot at winning the points jersey, for someone who suffered a fracture of the base of the scull in AGR he really bounced back and still had a great 2nd half of the season.
He really is a great allrounder with great recovery, one hell of a rider.
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