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Diego Rosa discussion thread

04 Oct 2015 20:07

After today's great performance in service of Vincenzo and for all the good things to come I thought it's a good idea to open a thread about Diego. To start things off here's a picture after Il Lombardia, Nibali giving him a big hug.

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04 Oct 2015 20:15

Do we really need to open a thread every time a rider does a half decent performance. I personally feel there are to many specific rider threads and they just get lost. Is there not a better way of organising it?
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04 Oct 2015 20:27

Rosa has been one of the best domestiques in both GT's and has topped it off with some incredible late autumn racing. He will surely get a bigger role in Landa's absence and I expect big things. I really like him.

GT-rider? Dno, no clue, but he seems versatile, not the paper thin rider like Aru, but more in the mold of Nibali.
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04 Oct 2015 20:39

Valv.Piti wrote:Rosa has been one of the best domestiques in both GT's and has topped it off with some incredible late autumn racing. He will surely get a bigger role in Landa's absence and I expect big things. I really like him.

GT-rider? Dno, no clue, but he seems versatile, not the paper thin rider like Aru, but more in the mold of Nibali.


He was fifth at the beginning of this season in Strade Bianche, definitely a rider who's good in hard one-day races.
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04 Oct 2015 20:42

Rollthedice wrote:
Valv.Piti wrote:Rosa has been one of the best domestiques in both GT's and has topped it off with some incredible late autumn racing. He will surely get a bigger role in Landa's absence and I expect big things. I really like him.

GT-rider? Dno, no clue, but he seems versatile, not the paper thin rider like Aru, but more in the mold of Nibali.


He was fifth at the beginning of this season in Strade Bianche, definitely a rider who's good in hard one-day races.


Exactly, seems much more like a complete rider who can do well in various terrain and has proven very loyal as well. He will probably do the Tour this year with Aru, or is Nibz getting him for the Giro as a backup?
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05 Oct 2015 05:00

Isn't that Agnoli in that picture?
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05 Oct 2015 06:08

whittashau wrote:Isn't that Agnoli in that picture?

No, that's definitely Rosa.
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05 Oct 2015 07:27

I've been closely following him since his first year as pro. He turned pro late, he rode MTB before, so great bike handling. First year as a pro already a very convincing Giro supporting Delfino. Last year he was very unlucky with a leg infection but a top10 in the Giro was absolutely possible. I'm not sure he's consistent enough to go for a podium in a GT though, he's had his off days as a domestiche both in the Vuelta and the Giro.

Very complete rider and a bright young man as well. I could change my avatar for him.
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05 Oct 2015 07:29

SafeBet wrote:I've been closely following him since his first year as pro. He turned pro late, he rode mbk before, so great bike handling. First year as a pro already a very convincing Giro supporting Delfino. Last year he was very unlucky with a leg infection but a top10 in the Giro was absolutely possible. I'm not sure he's consistent enough to go for a podium in a GT though, he's had his off days as a domestiche both in the Vuelta and the Giro.

Very complete rider and a bright young man as well. I could change my avatar for him.

You wanna jynx him too? :(
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05 Oct 2015 07:30

That's a good reason not to, you're right :D
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05 Oct 2015 08:00

I hope rosa is a future promise for some nice classic races, Milano-Torino and Lombardia showed big jump in his progress
hopefully next year he will do even better
thanks for thread anyway
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05 Oct 2015 09:52

This year I expected him to develop like other ex-MTB'er Vuillermoz, and that turned out well. Not in terms of classification results yet, but we are yet to see him as a leader for Astana in a stage race. His true TT ability is unknown as well. I'd say he's rather a good candidate for classics than for GT's.
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05 Oct 2015 10:26

new cycling superstar, winner of giro d'italia for sure

i remember when he attacked with delfino on cason di lanza. amazing engine this year. i hope he gets to lead in la vuelta next year.
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Re: Diego Rosa discussion thread

05 Oct 2015 10:42

I can see how for most CN posters, Rosa is rather a GT domestique.

Personally, the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of Diego Rosa is the the long Milan-Sanremo breakaway of 2013, unfortunately broken by RCS's shameless decision to retract a long part of the route, including the Turchino and the Maniè. It's still sticking in my throat. :mad: Those modern orgas have no sense of epic. So you could see Rosa and the other breakaway riders (whose names I forgot but kind strangely, I remember him) starting back from Cogoleto with the lead that they had before the ascent of the Turchino that never happened.

Honestly it was the day I discovered him, in his Androni jersey.

He still did MTB afterwards, though, the Italian nats, I think.

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08 Apr 2016 21:12

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:cool:
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08 Apr 2016 21:15

Looking good for the Ardennes :cool:
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08 Apr 2016 21:28

LaFlorecita wrote:Looking good for the Ardennes :cool:

I hope so, Astana has lots of firepower for the Ardennes.
I'm gonna cheer for Rosa and Lutsenko. :)
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08 Apr 2016 21:35

That was a proper solo
Veni, Vidi, Kirby

I came, I saw, I was dead wrong as per usual
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08 Apr 2016 21:50

I'm amused. Just a few days ago I was thinking why haven't anyone who won solo stopped and carried their bike across the line, that would be fun. And then Rosa went away and did it. Does anyone want the lottery numbers for the weekend?
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08 Apr 2016 23:43

Yes, me.
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