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Alexis "Pikachu" Vuillermoz discussion thread

11 Jul 2015 15:48

One of the most talented puncheurs of France !

6th on Flèche Wallonne.
3rd on stage 3 - mur de Huy.
1st on stage 8 - Mûr-de-Bretagne.
11th of the Giro 2014 - as a lieutenant.

He was a great mountain biker too. :)

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Re: Alexis "Pikachu" Vuillermoz discussion thread

11 Jul 2015 16:53

And from St. Claude, Jura :D . Bravo Alexis! Great win, in superb fashion. Valverdesque!
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11 Jul 2015 16:56

He already has a thread.
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11 Jul 2015 16:56

Great ride, and great young rider! Expecting big things from him
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11 Jul 2015 17:02

Pikachu, I love it :D
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11 Jul 2015 17:05

After the dismal performance of the last year's GC guys, he has brought the French back to life.
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11 Jul 2015 17:08

And someone said he would be the ninja of the Tour (reaching the Top 10 without ever being in it on a single stage). Guess he proved at least one person wrong. Great victory for him and his nickname is also great. I like him already :D
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11 Jul 2015 17:21

A young man I have noticed and will follow :). Chapeau, great stage win!
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11 Jul 2015 17:29

I dont know if we can call him a puncheur. Lets wait and see him as a grimpeur first. Hope he gets the freedom now, after working for Bardet and Peraud so far.
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11 Jul 2015 17:32

It's a grimpeur-puncheur.

Great rider!
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11 Jul 2015 17:38

Yeah, though he usually comes up short on the real long climbs.

But who knows, he didn't have much chance to ride for himself on most longer climbs. Now Bardet is not looking great and Peraud is not doing fantastic either
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11 Jul 2015 17:53

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Yeah, though he usually comes up short on the real long climbs.

But who knows, he didn't have much chance to ride for himself on most longer climbs. Now Bardet is not looking great and Peraud is not doing fantastic either


Still i have thee feeling Peraud will be fine for top-10. He's up there on the explosive finishes. Bardet however looks cooked.
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11 Jul 2015 18:54

A very likeable rider indeed.

Hopefully he will continue to ride opportunistically with risk as he becomes more "famous".

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11 Jul 2015 19:08

Nice ride young man! I look forward to more good rides from you!
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Re: Alexis "Pikachu" Vuillermoz discussion thread

11 Jul 2015 19:12

Why pikachu?
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Re: Alexis "Pikachu" Vuillermoz discussion thread

11 Jul 2015 19:19

Gigs_98 wrote:Why pikachu?


He wore a famous yellow helmet in his early career. :)
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11 Jul 2015 19:39

http://www.ninha.bio.br/biologia/marinhos/moreias/moreia3.jpg
he breathes like this fish... so weird...
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11 Jul 2015 19:42

Really impressed with him this season, he could achieve some very nice results.
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Re: Alexis "Pikachu" Vuillermoz discussion thread

11 Jul 2015 20:08

Alexandre B. wrote:
Gigs_98 wrote:Why pikachu?


He wore a famous yellow helmet in his early career. :)


And here I was thinking he could shoot thunderbolts from his cheeks.

Anyway, cool rider
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11 Jul 2015 20:19

After Saur-Sojasun folded Vuillermoz didn't have a team and AG2R only took him on because a third party paid them to hire him. Glad they did though.
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