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11 Jan 2018 19:28

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


He is one of the riders in the GC that might get through the first week gaining time on a lot of rivals.

Quick-Step is a decent team at the TTT and he certainly got the team behind him for the cobbles stage. Which I think he will handle a lot better than his competition.

I think top 10 will be achievable, but I would not be surprised if he finishes higher than that.
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11 Jan 2018 19:45

Even I as one of his biggest fans think that this year it will probably be something around 8th. Which would be quite good and something to further build on.
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27 Jan 2018 19:34

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uTsnKj5LcY&feature=youtu.be

Bob talks about the accident happened 2 days ago, he's pretty shaken up. Petr Vakoc operation was sucessful.

"The post-surgery tests conducted this morning showed Petr responding to all stimuli, moving and talking with the doctors, who deemed the intervention a success. Now, the Quick-Step Floors rider will remain for ten more days in the hospital before traveling back to Europe.
Read more at http://www.quickstepfloorscycling.com/en/news/detail/petr-vako-update/3443#HwwohiCpfm1RR6E0.99
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22 Apr 2018 15:06

What a day for Jungels! First monument of his career. So much for focusing on Grand Tours :D
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22 Apr 2018 15:18

Congrats to him, he was very strong today!

He was inspired by Dumoulins victory in the Giro, I guess that this will inspire Dumoulin.
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22 Apr 2018 15:29

Classy win indeed.

I think he really was effectively the strongest. Not to be confused with the most explosive. But to keep that gap over such period. You could even see, Vanendert can close 30s on a hill, but he cannot keep the pace going like Jungels, who went from much further out.

This is very similar to Terpstra/Sagan in Flanders.
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22 Apr 2018 15:34

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Classy win indeed.

I think he really was effectively the strongest. Not to be confused with the most explosive. But to keep that gap over such period. You could even see, Vanendert can close 30s on a hill, but he cannot keep the pace going like Jungels, who went from much further out.

This is very similar to Terpstra/Sagan in Flanders.

It's the life of a puncher. You can open a gap of 15s once or you can close a gap of 30s once. Then your race is over.

QS had the strongest puncher and the best rouleur in that group and when they just let Jungels go the position they were in was very strong.

Alaphilippe was the perfect teammate. I think the group behind might have cooperated better if they'd known Valverde was bad, but then you're still riding for 2nd place
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22 Apr 2018 15:43

Jungels is an excellent all-rounder. I'm happy for him. He timed and executed his move perfectly, hats off to him. And he still is young. I'm curious to see what career choices he makes moving forward: GT, one-week and one-day races? Both? Huge win today.
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22 Apr 2018 15:52

Happy to see Jungels finally get a big win. Super talented rider. Hope he will focus more on classics, rather than underwhelming GC rides.
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22 Apr 2018 16:15

Great win!

... glad to have him on my CQ team. Classy rider with a big engine! Congrats!
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22 Apr 2018 16:23

Maaaaaaaarten wrote:Happy to see Jungels finally get a big win. Super talented rider. Hope he will focus more on classics, rather than underwhelming GC rides.


Actually, I would hope that between this, Nibali's Lombardia and MSR successes, Bardet's podium places today and at Strade Bianche, Chaves' Lombardia win, and a few other results besides that people (particularly DS's and team owners) might start thinking that success in classics/monuments and success in Grand Tours are not necessarily mutually exclusive.
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22 Apr 2018 19:38

Great ride and win by Jungels. No doubt he could be successful at the key cobble races if he focused on them.
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22 Apr 2018 20:48

I'm very happy that Bob could finally show what he has in him. The rare combination of a great climber and world class rouleur.

So, Tour de France GC this year. The first week is going to be his trump card I think. QS is usually very good in TTTs, add to that several potential cross wind stages and the cobbles and I could see him in the lead after 9 stages.
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22 Apr 2018 20:53

It was an amazing show of power and style the last 20 kilometres, especially on the flat and downhill sections. One of the greatest looking bike riders out there on the bike! Hope all goes well for him in the future!

.. he should ride Romandie tho, gotta cash in on that shape. ;)
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22 Apr 2018 22:21

where was he before today, ahah.
Great Jungels
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22 Apr 2018 22:56

EroicaStradeBianche wrote:where was he before today, ahah.
Great Jungels


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