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01 Apr 2018 20:26

What a performance today! Outstanding! Now Roubaix, should suit him even better.

Btw, there is already a thread, viewtopic.php?f=6&t=30874
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01 Apr 2018 20:41

mrhender wrote:I hope he wont fold (mentally) on expectations now.
Because they will be huge!!

As a clinician I know you cant say this;
But I think he went more deep in will-power than anyone else on that last stretch.

Well done.

He will need all his talents and will-power onwards as he will be given no quarter from now on.


Well, he has been regarded as perhaps the biggest talent of his generation in Denmark since he was a junior so he is not unfamiliar with high expectations. Of course it is impossible to tell if he will become a star someday, but if there is one rider amongst the current crop of young, talented Danes who has the mentality to become a legit superstar, it’s him.
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01 Apr 2018 20:45

Laplaz wrote:What a performance today! Outstanding! Now Roubaix, should suit him even better.

Btw, there is already a thread, viewtopic.php?f=6&t=30874


I’m not so sure of that. I know he won the race as a junior but he has the power and explosiveness which is petfectly suited to the flemish hills.
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01 Apr 2018 21:27

Incredibly impressive.

How is he outside the cobbles?
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01 Apr 2018 21:31

RedheadDane wrote:Just gonna butt in to say that I was a bit early with the hyping! :D
And, look! Didn't have to wait til he was 25 until he achieved something. :cool:

I think some of us actually selected him in some CQ games as early as 2014!
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01 Apr 2018 21:35

Excellent ride, a true hero! Viking blood ?
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01 Apr 2018 21:37

Merged the 2 threads.
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02 Apr 2018 01:52

Excellent ride by Pedersen.
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02 Apr 2018 05:04

The last time a rider this young got 2nd or better in his debut in Flanders, was when Maertens got 2nd in 1973.
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02 Apr 2018 12:42

Hugo Koblet wrote:The last time a rider this young got 2nd or better in his debut in Flanders, was when Maertens got 2nd in 1973.

Yep. Merckx managed 3rd. But Van Steenbergen won his debut in 1944 age 19. :eek:
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03 Apr 2018 06:04

What a difference a day makes -
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/pedersen-extends-with-trek-segafredo-through-2020/
Pedersen extends with Trek-Segafredo through 2020
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03 Apr 2018 13:27

If - rather unexpectedly, I'd say - his cycling career should totally fail he'll have something else to fall back on:

Bike salesman! :D
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03 Apr 2018 13:56

RedheadDane wrote:If - rather unexpectedly, I'd say - his cycling career should totally fail he'll have something else to fall back on:

Bike salesman! :D


I thought that video was great - he came across really well, totally relaxed, and at ease.

Denmark have some fabulous young cyclists of all disciplines at the moment; I'm a fan of Simon Andreassen.
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05 May 2018 01:31

did anything happened today or he is picking/choosing specific stages??
thought this ITT suited him quite well...
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05 May 2018 07:34

Just didn't have the legs. Simple as that.
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05 May 2018 16:42

didn't top 10 yesterday but today almost in the sprint..!?..
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05 May 2018 18:07

He's relatively fast.
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07 May 2018 00:22

RedheadDane wrote:He's relatively fast.


Actually, he isn't particularly anything, but he has an extraordinary tactical sense..... I think he is very similar to Valgren like that..... both next generation Avermaets :cool:
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07 May 2018 11:11

Broccolidwarf wrote:
RedheadDane wrote:He's relatively fast.


Actually, he isn't particularly anything, but he has an extraordinary tactical sense..... I think he is very similar to Valgren like that..... both next generation Avermaets :cool:


Hence the "relatively". ;)
Though I'll admit this is based purely on his results; I'm simply assuming he's relatively fast since he already won a sprint this year. Besides, you probably wouldn't participate in a sprint at a GT - even with this rather weak sprinting field - if you couldn't sprint, would be the act of an extreme optimist otherwise...
He can also time trial quite well, and he's not terrible on the cobbles.

In fact, I think it's easier for me to say what kind of rider he isn't. He isn't a climber.
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07 May 2018 11:58

Lol, no of these guys are Avermaet and won't be. Inclined to say even by a long shot - both are different types of riders.
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