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Re: Miguel Ángel Lopez Discussion Thread

14 Jun 2017 20:31

DAMN IT!!! :mad:

there is no break for his bad luck, is there? :(

Lopez went from "Superman" to "Glass man"..... :(
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14 Jun 2017 20:34

And when I thought Astana's bad luck had run out...
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14 Jun 2017 21:19

This isn't bad luck, miguel is a terrible bike handler and he has to improve this
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14 Jun 2017 21:45

carolina wrote:And when I thought Astana's bad luck had run out...


To be honest, a broken thumb - and some stitches - is really nothing compared to everything else...
Aka The Ginger One.
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14 Jun 2017 22:13

RedheadDane wrote:
carolina wrote:And when I thought Astana's bad luck had run out...


To be honest, a broken thumb - and some stitches - is really nothing compared to everything else...


And a few teeth, but yeah it doesn't approach being hit and killed by a bus...
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Re: Miguel Ángel Lopez Discussion Thread

14 Jun 2017 23:55

broken teeth again (like in the last Vuelta a España)? :surprised:

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Apparently a couple of riders crashed in front of him during a descent, and he crashed too.
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15 Jun 2017 01:08

portugal11 wrote:This isn't bad luck, miguel is a terrible bike handler and he has to improve this


He does seem to be a very bad bike handler, but even bad bike handlers aren't always at fault for any given crash they are involved in. It's not entirely clear what happened here, but it seems it was someone else's error on this occasion.
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15 Jun 2017 01:34

I feel bad for Lopez!

He will turn it around soon. Hopefully in time for La Vuelta.
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Re: Miguel Ángel Lopez Discussion Thread

15 Jun 2017 10:46

tristecsinamigos wrote:broken teeth again (like in the last Vuelta a España)? :surprised:

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Apparently a couple of riders crashed in front of him during a descent, and he crashed too.

:cry: :cry:
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Re: Miguel Ángel Lopez Discussion Thread

15 Jun 2017 10:48

tristecsinamigos wrote:broken teeth again (like in the last Vuelta a España)? :surprised:

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Apparently a couple of riders crashed in front of him during a descent, and he crashed too.

:cry: :cry:
"This is the Tour that will determine If I can drink espresso at the Garda lake the rest of my life"
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15 Jun 2017 10:53

What are his prospects for the rest of the year? All for Vuelta, I would think
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22 Jun 2017 12:39

Any news about him?
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22 Jun 2017 15:15

Oliver wrote:Any news about him?

He returned on the bike this past Sunday.
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22 Jun 2017 17:13

He is likely returning to racing in the Tour of Austria
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22 Jun 2017 20:59

Ruudz0r wrote:He is likely returning to racing in the Tour of Austria

Great news.
From what I've heard Formolo will be racing the Österreich Rundfahrt (according to the official website of the race also Sep Vanmarcke), also Hirt and Großschartner, so the field should be somewhat decent.
With such an interesting field I'm thinking about climbing the Glockner or even just the Iselsberg with my own bike to watch the race.
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23 Jun 2017 06:57

Ruudz0r wrote:He is likely returning to racing in the Tour of Austria



Great! And then Pologne?
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24 Jun 2017 08:56

Oliver wrote:
Ruudz0r wrote:He is likely returning to racing in the Tour of Austria



Great! And then Pologne?

Rafael Acevedo, his trainer, says he'll go back to Colombia after Austria to prepare for la Vuelta, so very unlikely.
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24 Jun 2017 09:00

Personally, I'd like him to do Burgos, because he needs some more miles on his legs imo. That said, I was very 'happy' with his crash in Suisse, because he can go a long way in la Vuelta. Sort of a blessing in disguise.

Year after year we're seeing riders compete there solely on freshness. There are so many examples, just take last year: König (before Aramon Formigal), Talansky, Yates, De la Cruz. Going further back: Dumoulin was two climbs away from victory and Horner actually won the damn thing. No offense whatsoever, but most of those guys are inferior compared to Superman. He could really podium la Vuelta.
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24 Jun 2017 12:22

Hmmm it'll be his first GT (I don't count his Vuelta last year- 6 stages) and three other reasons stand against him.

Firstly Astana aren't that good at TTT's.
Secondly the route with Murito's does not suit him (I know he won MIlano-Torino but I think he's more suited to harder mountain stages). I'd be willing to be proved wrong.

Lastly, and the key point is the competition will be way too strong. Froome, Valverde, Chaves, A.Yates, Dumoulin, Nibali, (Contador, is he riding?), Kruisjwijk, Zakarin etc. Personally I'd even put Alaphillipe ahead of him if he rode.

As an extra thought, could Aru ride the Vuelta too?

Edit: Don't forget TJVG too :lol:
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24 Jun 2017 12:35

At least he'll be fresh. Expect a good performance.
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