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27 May 2017 22:58

Unlikely it'll come as a surprise when/if it happens. We're probably at the tipping point where it'd be a bigger surprise if he never becomes a GC rider. I say he clearly showed 3-weeks ability. On a frivolous note, splendid hair. Even right after the race. Alpecin needs to throw the bank at him. The new Hugo Koblet.
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28 May 2017 00:03

I was reading the first posts of this thread, and I noticed: where's Christian? He should be over the moon with the confirmation of another GC contender from Luxembourg.
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28 May 2017 08:57

And some said he was wasted as a GC-rider ...
Bob is the real deal and I'm quite certain that in maybe two more years he'll be a genuine contender for a GT-win. His regeneration is really good like I stated before in this thread and he keeps on improving his climbing ability.
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28 May 2017 09:03

He has to go to another team. He has to drop 2 kilos and if he mantains his power, he will be a future gt contender
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28 May 2017 09:08

He rode really well yesterday which shows good recovery skills and he's still young so who knows, perhaps he can turn into a GT contender. I like the way he rides, always seeking opportunities it seems, even though he could be the one playing it defensively. That said, I'm still not sure if this GT has shown that he's a future GT contender. After all, he only beat the likes of Formolo, Polanc, Hirt, Monfort, Cataldo and Konrad.
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28 May 2017 09:14

yeah but the last 2 days he was on par if not better than Dumoulin, Mollema etc..
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28 May 2017 09:18

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:yeah but the last 2 days he was on par if not better than Dumoulin, Mollema etc..

And last year he was 4th (with Majka) out of the GC guys on the last mountain stage, beating Chaves and Kruijswijk. He was also fantastic in the Andalo stage. He needs GTs to last four weeks, he'd put minutes into everybody! :D
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28 May 2017 09:33

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:yeah but the last 2 days he was on par if not better than Dumoulin, Mollema etc..

Sure, but that doesn't matter much if you've already lost 7 minutes.
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28 May 2017 09:36

But that's what I said before. He lacks the top end level in climbing, but makes up with recovery.

If he can heighten his top end level, he can be a top GT rider.
Do not forget Jungels is only 24. He has a lot of time to improve.

2 years ago nobody thought dumoulin would be a GT contender and look where he is now. Jungels has shown great promise the last 2 years and I do think he can make the jump
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28 May 2017 10:11

Much more consistent in the third week of this Giro - Jungels is continuing to improve and we'll know more in two weeks - My gut feel is that he won't win a GT but I could be proven wrong.
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28 May 2017 10:48

He has ridden very good on Bormio, Piancavallo and yesterday. That one bad day to Ortisei doesn't look very good though since he also had a bad day to Corvara last year.
PS: I don't call Blockhaus and Oropa stages as bad day because one climb stages are not suited to him since he lacks the top end level but his recovery and stamina are great.
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28 May 2017 11:05

He needs more ITT kms to win GT. Then he would be like Indurain, smash climbers in ITT and then just limit the losses ... . And he is very young and still has time to improve!
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28 May 2017 11:08

lartiste wrote:He needs more ITT kms to win GT. Then he would be like Indurain, smash climbers in ITT and then just limit the losses ... . And he is very young and still has time to improve!


Looking at him I think he can lose some more kgs so climbing should improve.
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28 May 2017 11:14

Kwibus wrote:
lartiste wrote:He needs more ITT kms to win GT. Then he would be like Indurain, smash climbers in ITT and then just limit the losses ... . And he is very young and still has time to improve!


Looking at him I think he can lose some more kgs so climbing should improve.


True, but he hasto be carefull not to loose power ... .
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28 May 2017 15:36

He did it! Congratulations!
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28 May 2017 15:40

lartiste wrote:
Kwibus wrote:
lartiste wrote:He needs more ITT kms to win GT. Then he would be like Indurain, smash climbers in ITT and then just limit the losses ... . And he is very young and still has time to improve!


Looking at him I think he can lose some more kgs so climbing should improve.


True, but he hasto be carefull not to loose power ... .

Everyone else seems to have managed
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28 May 2017 16:08

Brullnux wrote:
lartiste wrote:
Kwibus wrote:
lartiste wrote:He needs more ITT kms to win GT. Then he would be like Indurain, smash climbers in ITT and then just limit the losses ... . And he is very young and still has time to improve!


Looking at him I think he can lose some more kgs so climbing should improve.


True, but he hasto be carefull not to loose power ... .

Everyone else seems to have managed


Not really,e.g. TJvG
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11 Jan 2018 19:05

So, Quickstep's GC leader for the Tour. Predictions for finishing place?
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11 Jan 2018 19:10

armchairclimber wrote:So, Quickstep's GC leader for the Tour. Predictions for finishing place?


Not all the top gc riders will end up in the top 10 for various reasons, so he might manage 8th or 9th.
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armchairclimber wrote:So, Quickstep's GC leader for the Tour. Predictions for finishing place?

Probably around 7-12th, I dunno. He will have to fend for himself and probably also help Gaviria here and there, so thats suboptimal.
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