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11 May 2017 10:11

Horrible, just horrible season for Astana.
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11 May 2017 18:34

Been a rough year to put it mildly for Astana this year. Scarponi, injuries and noone who has really pulled through in the classics (Lutsenko has been a huge dissapointment this year).
Hopefully Lopez will rest up fully now and prepare get to the Vuelta in top shape.
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11 May 2017 22:17

hazaran wrote:Out of California:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/miguel-angel-lopez-to-miss-tour-of-california/

No way they are going to send him to the Tour now. What's the new plan for Astanas Tour? Surely they won't go with Fuglsang? All in for the Vuelta with Aru & Lopez?


Fuglsang with GC ambitions for a top 5 was always the main plan, not that i think he can make a top five.

Not the best season to be a Astana fan
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11 May 2017 22:44

markene2 wrote:
hazaran wrote:Out of California:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/miguel-angel-lopez-to-miss-tour-of-california/

No way they are going to send him to the Tour now. What's the new plan for Astanas Tour? Surely they won't go with Fuglsang? All in for the Vuelta with Aru & Lopez?


Fuglsang with GC ambitions for a top 5 was always the main plan, not that i think he can make a top five.

Not the best season to be a Astana fan

Gonna be like watching Brajkovic fighting for a top 10 all over again :o
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22 May 2017 01:27

Today in the transmission of Giro's stage, they said that Miguel Angel is training and confirmed to ride the Tour of Swisse in preparation to the Tour de France.
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22 May 2017 06:42

Valv.Piti wrote:Horrible, just horrible season for Astana.


And it still getting more worse... Kangert :sad:
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22 May 2017 17:02

diego721 wrote:Today in the transmission of Giro's stage, they said that Miguel Angel is training and confirmed to ride the Tour of Swisse in preparation to the Tour de France.


Good luck heading into the TDF with 7 race days - It will be training and experience for Lopez.
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22 May 2017 17:06

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diego721 wrote:Today in the transmission of Giro's stage, they said that Miguel Angel is training and confirmed to ride the Tour of Swisse in preparation to the Tour de France.


Good luck heading into the TDF with 7 race days - It will be training and experience for Lopez.

7 days of racing is crazy.

However, if there is a GT where you can do that is in this year's Tour de France. :D
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22 May 2017 17:10

Escarabajo wrote:
yaco wrote:
diego721 wrote:Today in the transmission of Giro's stage, they said that Miguel Angel is training and confirmed to ride the Tour of Swisse in preparation to the Tour de France.


Good luck heading into the TDF with 7 race days - It will be training and experience for Lopez.

7 days of racing is crazy.

However, if there is a GT where you can do that is in this year's Tour de France. :D


Yeah the 2017 TDF route seems benign - Then again riders make the route.
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22 May 2017 17:12

yaco wrote:
diego721 wrote:Today in the transmission of Giro's stage, they said that Miguel Angel is training and confirmed to ride the Tour of Swisse in preparation to the Tour de France.


Good luck heading into the TDF with 7 race days - It will be training and experience for Lopez.


9 race days unless the TdS was shortened again
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22 May 2017 17:38

Well just hope he will rece Suisse then at least, I understood he was supposed to ride Romandie and Cali.. better not be a serious injury.
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23 May 2017 05:58

Picking his stages and attack in Tour de France, nog going for GC I hope.
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23 May 2017 16:45

Oliver wrote:Picking his stages and attack in Tour de France, nog going for GC I hope.


He'd have to be in super form after 9 race days to even keep up with the peleton, let alone winning a stage.
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09 Jun 2017 12:16

Finally back. Raced in Switzerland yesterday.
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11 Jun 2017 14:40

Valv.Piti wrote:Horrible, just horrible season for Astana.


They will come back super strong! :D
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14 Jun 2017 15:25

Sad to see he crashed again! :(
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14 Jun 2017 15:32

Broken thumb.
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14 Jun 2017 15:32

I was starting to ponder at the crazy team Astana could have at the Tour if Lopez gets fit, + Aru and Fuglsang. Now, well, let's hope it's not too bad.

Errr... got a bit of a question about his nickname. It might have been mentioned before, but wasn't there a pretty insane reason he got it? Something about fighting off would-be robbers?
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14 Jun 2017 15:34

RedheadDane wrote:Errr... got a bit of a question about his nickname. It might have been mentioned before, but wasn't there a pretty insane reason he got it? Something about fighting off would-be robbers?

Yes.
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14 Jun 2017 16:58

Don't know what he can do, but the frequency of his crashing is not good, you have to feel for him
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