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10 Sep 2016 15:58

I was going to say that his Vuelta has been disappointing, despite his 9th in Peña Cabarga. He didn't try to get in the break.

Until today. :p

These last two kilometers were unbreathable. The guy knows how to suffer.
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10 Sep 2016 16:08

Agree with you Alex. What a fighter! Wow!!!
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10 Sep 2016 16:18

He is a fighter, but I also think that his stop-start style makes it look like he works harder than the rest
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10 Sep 2016 16:29

roundabout wrote:He is a fighter, but I also think that his stop-start style makes it look like he works harder than the rest


He looked on his limit even before he first caught up to Atapuma. No idea how deep his reserves must be. He may simply be another horrific sufferer like Aru.
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11 Sep 2016 00:32

Plenty of guts not much style but it was a great win. He obviously surprised Atapuma.
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11 Sep 2016 08:47

Incredible position on a bike. He is like the cartoon riders from Le Bellville Rendezvous.
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11 Sep 2016 13:42

Fergoose wrote:Incredible position on a bike. He is like the cartoon riders from Le Bellville Rendezvous.


That's where i remember him from ! Ugly but effective.
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11 Sep 2016 13:50

What the heel are you talking about, Roger looks great on the bike.

Now let's just hope the french doesn't get carried away and let him do giro and/or vuelta for some years still.

Still 22, no? Great talent. Let him develop for 3 years, better the TT - and continue attacking he will be great.
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12 Sep 2016 08:32

Sure, Roger might look great on the bike, but does Pierre?
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01 Oct 2016 15:52

10th in Lombardia, as a domestique. Ten days before he passes 23.

Surely his best ride in the peloton.
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01 Oct 2016 18:04

A great hope for the future. No doubts.
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30 Nov 2016 14:23

Interview with CN: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/pierre-latour-i-have-to-keep-improving-in-every-department/

"I should be going to the Tour. It depends what shape I’m in, how I arrive at that period, but that’s the plan."

"I cope well with the climbs. I’m not as good a climber as a pure climber, but on a flat time trial I’m better. I think I’m more complete than a pure climber."

"For the moment, with the level I have, the week-long races suit me well. Three weeks, at the moment, is really too long. Over three weeks the really small details count – the recuperation and everything. You have to be so focused for three weeks, and I think I’d struggle there. I think maybe that will come with age."

"I hope to go to a week-long WorldTour race and fight for the GC. This year I was 14th at Pais Vasco, 12th at Romandie, so I’d like to break into the top 10 at a race like that. That’s already a big objective of my season. Then after that, win some races, and also help Romain as best as possible when I’m racing with him."
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05 Jun 2017 16:57

I have to bump this thread because of an interesting article:
http://www.liberation.fr/sports/2017/06/04/pierre-latour-par-dessus-les-jambes_1574478
The hipster foto is kinda akward.
Apparently he calls his right leg Bernadette and his left one Brigitte and if things don't go his way in a race he starts scolding them. :lol:
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05 Jun 2017 18:09

:lol:
Well, that's a step up from telling his legs to shut up.
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22 Jun 2017 16:21

The tricolor! :)

Amazing ride, Brigitte and Bernadette were outstanding. Still 23 years of age...
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22 Jun 2017 17:17

This was a huge win for him today. PRL is for real. Very long ITT, very tough weather conditions, and he was mighty strong. Bravo Pierre!
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22 Jun 2017 19:14

Should be leader for the Tour. He can gain about 24 minutes in the TTs on Bardet
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23 Jun 2017 18:03

Tonton wrote:This was a huge win for him today. PRL is for real. Very long ITT, very tough weather conditions, and he was mighty strong. Bravo Pierre!


It is a sunny but windy day. I heard that his bike is designed to handle crossword better. I believe bike could a little bit as Alexis also did well and finished at 5th. At the end, LRP is great... Only 23. He is a real deal.
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23 Jun 2017 18:37

Tonton wrote:This was a huge win for him today. PRL is for real. Very long ITT, very tough weather conditions, and he was mighty strong. Bravo Pierre!


Wait... wait... wait... the 'Roger' part is at least partly true? (Somehow...)
I'm confused!
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02 Jul 2017 01:24

super performance
'Pierre Roger Latour (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:25 '
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