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11 Oct 2018 13:14

The advantage Pinot has in GT's is that depending on his form he can ride for GC or go stage-hunting - And he has the ability to win a stage from the leader's group.
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12 Oct 2018 14:29

yaco wrote:The advantage Pinot has in GT's is that depending on his form he can ride for GC or go stage-hunting - And he has the ability to win a stage from the leader's group.


Form doesn't seem to make much difference to his GT results. With his inferior TT and lack of being a super climber where he can can claw back time regularly, it's hard to see him winning a GT and he's not going to be allowed to go in a break unless he has lost a lot of time. He looks much more convincing as a stage hunter where he's not under pressure every day to hold or elevate his GC position. One of those riders that can look really good for 16 days or so then he starts to suffer more or becomes ill. The fact that he made the Tour podium in 2014 is a bit misleading because everyone was riding for second place that year. Nibali was just riding away whenever he felt like it. And the fact that Peraud also finished on the podium is food for thought......I think he could possibly podium a GT again but I'm not convinced he will win one but of course I never expected Thomas to win one either.........he reminds me a little of a more talented version of a young Kreuziger but a better sprinter. The hilly classics and one week stage races are good for him. Rui Costa and Spilak wised up about their GC possibilities in grand tours. Porte is another one who may have wasted his best years targeting the wrong races. Such is hindsight.
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13 Oct 2018 14:24

THE BIG ONE

THE WIN OF HIS DREAMS

YEEEEEEES

TIBO! TIBO!
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13 Oct 2018 14:26

Yes Yes Yes!!! :) I'm choking up, Chapeau Tibo!!
So bummed I could not watch, sounds like I missed a great race :o
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13 Oct 2018 14:28

Fantastic bike rider.
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13 Oct 2018 14:33

where is tonton? i imagine how happy he is at last
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13 Oct 2018 14:34

TONTON WHERE ARE YOU
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13 Oct 2018 14:38

Tonton is probably uncorking his 2nd bottle of champagne right now.
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13 Oct 2018 14:38

Pinot really, really, should ride the Ardennes.
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13 Oct 2018 14:39

Grande Tibo! Big congrats and where is Tonton?
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13 Oct 2018 14:40

What a ride, what a rider! So happy for him
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13 Oct 2018 14:41

Rollthedice wrote:Grande Tibo! Big congrats and where is Tonton?


Cleaning the walls
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13 Oct 2018 14:41

Not only a great race but one hell of a last part of a season in general. Two vuelta stages, a semi classic and to top it off a monument. Chapeau to one of the peloton's most likable riders.
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13 Oct 2018 14:41

Veni, Vidi, Kirby

I came, I saw, I was dead wrong as per usual
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13 Oct 2018 14:46

Gigs_98 wrote:Not only a great race but one hell of a last part of a season in general. Two vuelta stages, a semi classic and to top it off a monument. Chapeau to one of the peloton's most likable riders.


Yes, he completely transformed his palmares in three months. They weren’t bad before, but now he is in a higher tier of riders.

The best palmares now of any active French rider.
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13 Oct 2018 14:53

What a race, what a ride, what a win, what a Champion! I'm a nervous wreck right now. I knew that he could do it, I felt that the Muraut di Sormanot could be the beginning of something big, but in my wildest dreams I didn't dare imagining this display of class, aggression, and skills. Wow! Bravo Tibopino!
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13 Oct 2018 14:54

That was his once in a life time opportunity to add a big win to his palmares. Congrats...he clearly was the strongest today.
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13 Oct 2018 14:54

Tonton wrote:What a race, what a ride, what a win, what a Champion! I'm a nervous wreck right now. I knew that he could do it, I felt that the Muraut di Sormanot could be the beginning of something big, but in my wildest dreams I didn't dare imagining this display of class, aggression, and skills. Wow! Bravo Tibopino!

HE MADE IT

HE'S HERE


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13 Oct 2018 14:55

Well done! I really like Pinot when he rides like this. Hopefully he'll target more one day-races next year.
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13 Oct 2018 14:57

Hugo Koblet wrote:Well done! I really like Pinot when he rides like this. Hopefully he'll target more one day-races next year.

Honestly I don't think the Ardennes are hard enough for the kind of racing we're seeing. They're hard enough for climbers to be up there, but not hard enough to make the difference.
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