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20 Jan 2016 15:54

I dont know enough, all that I can say is that I have been highly impressed by Ewan yesterday and especially his Vuelta win, but I think Gaviria probably has the higher ceiling. An Austraulian, but half Korean, and a Columbian sprinter, thats super interesting!
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20 Jan 2016 16:33

In pure sprinting terms ( I always think 200m ) Gaviria can reach top speed more quickly than Ewan, but Ewan can retain top speed for longer. I expect them to have many battles in the upcoming years.

It'd be nice if we can appreciate their talents, instead of the juvenile discussion that often floods this forum.
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20 Jan 2016 16:36

So... I'm surprised, surprised by the fact that nobody ever mentions Bryan Coquard. He is indeed 2 years older and hasn't accomplished that much on the road yet, but keep in mind he wanted to go to the Olymics and now that has changed (see: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/angry-coquard-drops-olympics-from-his-programme/ ). I heard from some people who are more trusted with the world of indoor cycling he has the same power as a Viviani. One of them told me this: Coquard is a combination of a pitbull and a greyhound: decided and fast. And he'll have the motivation of a (can't think of something, just imagine a random name here :D )
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20 Jan 2016 17:07

yaco wrote:In pure sprinting terms ( I always think 200m ) Gaviria can reach top speed more quickly than Ewan, but Ewan can retain top speed for longer. I expect them to have many battles in the upcoming years.

It'd be nice if we can appreciate their talents, instead of the juvenile discussion that often floods this forum.


Look at how Gaviria got his second win in san luis last year. Cavendish mentioned it too that Gaviria, because of his track background, can hold his sprint for very long time.
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20 Jan 2016 18:01

yaco wrote:I expect them to have many battles in the upcoming years.

It'd be nice if we can appreciate their talents, instead of the juvenile discussion that often floods this forum.

Well said. They'll be fun to watch. Hopefully this isn't going to turn out to be a situation where everyone is either a Gav or Ewan fan and can't appreciate both.

Valv.Piti wrote:An Austraulian, but half Korean, and a Columbian sprinter, thats super interesting!

Agree with this as well. I also love the fact that they both have aspirations to also do well in classics, albeit slightly different ones.
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21 Jan 2016 04:31

GenericBoonenFan wrote:So... I'm surprised, surprised by the fact that nobody ever mentions Bryan Coquard. He is indeed 2 years older and hasn't accomplished that much on the road yet, but keep in mind he wanted to go to the Olymics and now that has changed (see: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/angry-coquard-drops-olympics-from-his-programme/ ). I heard from some people who are more trusted with the world of indoor cycling he has the same power as a Viviani. One of them told me this: Coquard is a combination of a pitbull and a greyhound: decided and fast. And he'll have the motivation of a (can't think of something, just imagine a random name here :D )
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24 Jan 2016 08:44

Ewan is one of my favourite riders already. Superb cyclist.
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24 Jan 2016 09:35

Nevermind Ewan vs. Gaviria.
What I'm really looking forward to see is Ewan vs. Kittel!
Does Ewan even reach up to Kittel's chest?
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24 Jan 2016 15:45

:eek:

I saw Robbie McEwen the other day. He's tiny.
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24 Jan 2016 17:32



was gonna post that.

like Mcewen said about Cav's canonball aero CdA (aero coefficient)

but it looks like it may be less than Cav.

kind of unsightly head on, but eh, that aint the purpose of sprinting. Upright Mcewen was also unslightly, except when he jumped from a slower speed leadout, and he put lengths into them, that you could see in profile, but head on, Mcewen was not a "sightly" sprinter...
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24 Jan 2016 21:21

Laying it on the line, wow :eek:

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24 Jan 2016 23:51

ray j willings wrote:Laying it on the line, wow :eek:


Nice shot. Smaller profile than Cav!
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25 Jan 2016 11:21

How does he even keep his back wheel on the ground? Damn.
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25 Jan 2016 15:35

ray j willings wrote:Laying it on the line, wow :eek:

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Nice angle on that still, Ray.

Anyone up for Caleb "The Bull" Ewan?

Anyone?

I'll get my coat.
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25 Jan 2016 16:05

carton wrote:
ray j willings wrote:Laying it on the line, wow :eek:

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Nice angle on that still, Ray.

Anyone up for Caleb "The Bull" Ewan?

Anyone?

I'll get my coat.


I think he's being called the rocket missile elsewhere.
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25 Jan 2016 16:17

I saw Gaviria called El Misil too. Everyone seems to be a missile these days.
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25 Jan 2016 16:47

looking forward to that duel-both super talented sprinters
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26 Jan 2016 05:50

Brullnux wrote:I think Bonifazio will be extremely annoyed at this thread, considering he's shown more classics potential than both these guys, and is only a few months older.


People will pay attention after he wins MSR this year.
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26 Jan 2016 06:54

Sasquatch wrote:
Brullnux wrote:I think Bonifazio will be extremely annoyed at this thread, considering he's shown more classics potential than both these guys, and is only a few months older.


People will pay attention after he wins MSR this year.

I created this thread as there's so much buzz and crazy results in bunch sprints from these two. Bonifazio is a similarly talented rider IMO, but as a classics rider with a sprint, rather than a dashing bunch sprinter, whence the omission.

A San Remo win in the next few years certainly looks possible for Bonifazio at the moment.
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