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03 Jul 2018 20:20

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tobydawq wrote:Well, they don't and he's surely not going to ride the Vuelta now, so havoc-wreaking is what can be hoped for.

He's also got to be hot favourite for the under 23 Worlds on that course. No need to burn him out at the Vuelta.

Bernal can just ride the first two weeks of the Vuelta as training, or do what Quintana did in 2012 and only target the mountains. Long term it’s probably a far better decision.
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03 Jul 2018 21:32

After missing that someone was joking about the U23 worlds earlier in the thread, I’ve now entirely lost my ability to tell whether people are joking about it now. I am broken. This forum has destroyed my sense of reality. (For the record, he’s a pro with WT wins under his belt: espoir races, including worlds, Avenir, baby Giro, should be trivial to him and he shouldn’t be allowed enter anyway).
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03 Jul 2018 21:42

Zinoviev Letter wrote:After missing that someone was joking about the U23 worlds earlier in the thread, I’ve now entirely lost my ability to tell whether people are joking about it now. I am broken. This forum has destroyed my sense of reality. (For the record, he’s a pro with WT wins under his belt: espoir races, including worlds, Avenir, baby Giro, should be trivial to him and he shouldn’t be allowed enter anyway).

I mentioned it and I wasn't joking. Colombia have plenty of good riders for the seniors, so why not put him in the Under 23s? No pointing putting all their eggs in one basket.
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03 Jul 2018 22:20

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Zinoviev Letter wrote:After missing that someone was joking about the U23 worlds earlier in the thread, I’ve now entirely lost my ability to tell whether people are joking about it now. I am broken. This forum has destroyed my sense of reality. (For the record, he’s a pro with WT wins under his belt: espoir races, including worlds, Avenir, baby Giro, should be trivial to him and he shouldn’t be allowed enter anyway).

I mentioned it and I wasn't joking. Colombia have plenty of good riders for the seniors, so why not put him in the Under 23s? No pointing putting all their eggs in one basket.


There’s an argument that doing that makes sense from the perspective of the Colombian federation. There’s no argument that from his perspective he should pick and choose among actual professional races so as to make a major target out of an espoir race. Every remotely significant pro race is by definition more important than any race for aspiring pros.
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09 Jul 2018 21:16

Bravo on today, I actually didn't expect him to make it with the train that everyone thought was Sky today. Intrigued to hear if he said anything about the stage?

Too bad he lost out on stage 1, but the chase he put in afterwards + this TTT today suggest to me that he actually will give the secondary GC a try which is interesting.
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09 Jul 2018 21:18

He said that it's the hardest thing he's ever done in life.
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09 Jul 2018 21:35

Valv.Piti wrote:Bravo on today, I actually didn't expect him to make it with the train that everyone thought was Sky today. Intrigued to hear if he said anything about the stage?

Too bad he lost out on stage 1, but the chase he put in afterwards + this TTT today suggest to me that he actually will give the secondary GC a try which is interesting.


Without that crash he'd already be in white, which he should win from here.
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09 Jul 2018 21:40

Yeah, he will probably take white from Kragh Andersen on stage 10 and hold on to it from there. But Latour has also come to race and I think he could be dangerous.
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09 Jul 2018 22:58

Valv.Piti wrote:Yeah, he will probably take white from Kragh Andersen on stage 10 and hold on to it from there. But Latour has also come to race and I think he could be dangerous.


Bernal is already over two minutes up on him.
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10 Jul 2018 01:07

DNP-Old wrote:He said that it's the hardest thing he's ever done in life.

But he looked so smooth on the bike today.
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15 Jul 2018 14:38

136 EGAN ARLEY BERNAL GOMEZ 2 TEAM SKY 03H 40' 35'' + 00H 16' 09''

8 fantastic days.
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15 Jul 2018 14:40

I think he'll be glad to survive this one. All the pictures he look bloodied. Crashed and punctured at wrong moments but made through hell.
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15 Jul 2018 14:52

MuskyOurSaviour wrote:I think he'll be glad to survive this one. All the pictures he look bloodied. Crashed and punctured at wrong moments but made through hell.

What happened to him after the crash where he slipped in the front?
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15 Jul 2018 14:54

Valv.Piti wrote:
MuskyOurSaviour wrote:I think he'll be glad to survive this one. All the pictures he look bloodied. Crashed and punctured at wrong moments but made through hell.

What happened to him after the crash where he slipped in the front?

He punctered.
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15 Jul 2018 14:58

Possible broken finger too.
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15 Jul 2018 15:40

Damn, okay. Im sure he would have made the front group if not for all those problems which meant he could have done a decent GC, but thats over now. Hope its not too bad..
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15 Jul 2018 16:30

Pretty late to react tho
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15 Jul 2018 16:32

Valv.Piti wrote:Pretty late to react tho


Yeah that was my initial reaction, the BMC car did slam on the brakes, but he was far enough behind to have reacted. I suppose he had to show one bit of inexperience given all his promise.
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