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02 Jul 2017 06:20

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If I'm not mistaken, he will wear the white jersey today because Küng was 2nd on the stage and so has to wear the green jersey.

He was motivated to top-20 the stage (17th at 25s) because of a bet with a staff member. So he won some muesli. :p
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02 Jul 2017 09:02

Alexandre B. wrote:Image
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If I'm not mistaken, he will wear the white jersey today because Küng was 2nd on the stage and so has to wear the green jersey.

He was motivated to top-20 the stage (17th at 25s) because of a bet with a staff member. So he won some muesli. :p


You're mistaken (Küng will wear white, Kiryienka green).
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02 Jul 2017 09:26

tobydawq wrote:
Alexandre B. wrote:Image
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If I'm not mistaken, he will wear the white jersey today because Küng was 2nd on the stage and so has to wear the green jersey.

He was motivated to top-20 the stage (17th at 25s) because of a bet with a staff member. So he won some muesli. :p


You're mistaken (Küng will wear white, Kiryienka green).


AG2R signing press confirmed that, in AG2R team management point of view, Latour is in the level as 2 of more proven cyclists, Naesen and Bardet.

However, media doesn't consider Latour as a White and GC contender yet.

Let wait for the end of Stage 5, if Latour has White quality, he will get the jersey there.
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02 Jul 2017 10:13

This guy is impressive. Maybe the French have another candidate for GC in the future.
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03 Jul 2017 17:13

movingtarget wrote:This guy is impressive. Maybe the French have another candidate for GC in the future.


He got white jersey today.
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25 Mar 2018 12:34

Not the best circumstances to grab your first podium on a WorldTour stage race, still he raced well under pressure and without really good climbing legs.

Mighty sprint to earn his podium spot, though.
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25 Mar 2018 12:42

Very impressed

What a sprint to save his GC spot, what a fighter
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25 Mar 2018 12:45

Will he ride Pais Vasco?
I am wondering what kind of climber he is, from his climbing style you'd think he is a diesel, but perhaps he can be punchy as well? He finished top-20 in FW last 2 years
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25 Mar 2018 12:49

LaFlorecita wrote:Will he ride Pais Vasco?
I am wondering what kind of climber he is, from his climbing style you'd think he is a diesel, but perhaps he can be punchy as well? He finished top-20 in FW last 2 years

His targets in the first part of the season have been Catalunya (3rd) and Romandie, so it's pretty unlikely he will race Pais Vasco.
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25 Mar 2018 13:08

LaFlorecita wrote:Very impressed

What a sprint to save his GC spot, what a fighter

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25 Mar 2018 13:09

The French Mollema, or the French Firsanov? Great fighting spirit indeed.
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25 Mar 2018 13:10

He's doing really good. Is he expected to be a GT leader in any of the GT's this year?
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Dekker_Tifosi wrote:He's doing really good. Is he expected to be a GT leader in any of the GT's this year?

He may try the Vuelta after domestique duties in the Tour.
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25 Mar 2018 14:16

Meh.. logical to work for Bardet, but hoped he'd have his own chance in the Giro or Vuelta fresh.
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26 Mar 2018 08:46

Alexandre B. wrote:
LaFlorecita wrote:Will he ride Pais Vasco?
I am wondering what kind of climber he is, from his climbing style you'd think he is a diesel, but perhaps he can be punchy as well? He finished top-20 in FW last 2 years

His targets in the first part of the season have been Catalunya (3rd) and Romandie, so it's pretty unlikely he will race Pais Vasco.

His next races will be Pais Vasco (alongside Bardet), Flèche Wallonne and Romandie.
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12 Jul 2018 22:26

Unlucky he ran into a super strong Martin today because his attack was great. Surely that display should make him AG2R leader for Flèche next year and an obvious choice for them in all races with a Mur finish?
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Can Latour win Le Tour thread

29 Jul 2018 17:39

I like this guy, can climb, good on flats, ITT needs some improvement but not bad. Probably France’s best hope of a Tour winner in the next 5 years. Best your rider, has a bright future when Froome and Thomas retire.

Discuss.
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29 Jul 2018 17:41

He has a thread: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=31006

And my answer would be a big no.
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29 Jul 2018 17:46

If he was British and riding for sky, possibly. But generally the fact that he won white means he got way more attention than a rider with his talent usually does. He has been the lowest placed white jersey winner in over a decade (actually not sure when was the last time that the winner of the competition had a lower final gc placement) and at the same time isn't a 21 or 22 year old youngster anymore who can be expected to still improve that much. He'll probably top ten gt's in the future but a tdf win seems impossible to me
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29 Jul 2018 17:57

The next French hope will be Alaphilippe, a Tour with a lot of classics style stages, not a lot of big mountain, the return of a good TT amount to favour him could be good.
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