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29 Jun 2017 03:41

toolittle wrote:Top French teams are good for him.
As FDJ has Demare, AG2R seems to be a good destination.


AG2R has Bardet. They don't want a sprinter, not one for racing in France in July anyway.
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30 Jun 2017 16:53

Leinster wrote:
toolittle wrote:Top French teams are good for him.
As FDJ has Demare, AG2R seems to be a good destination.


AG2R has Bardet. They don't want a sprinter, not one for racing in France in July anyway.


Of course not for TDF. What is the outcome when Coquard flight head to head with top form Cavendish, Kittel, etc?
Coquard is great for Classics, Giro, Veulta and some smaller races.

I saw the news that Bardet, Latour, Naesan will be on board till 2020, AG2R is going to be a solid team.
If they could add sprinter such as Coquard and a strong TTer such as Alex Dowsett.
AG2R will be a Top one.
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10 Jul 2017 15:24

No Tour for le Coq but he'll have a nice consolation prize and the honor to lead France in the European Championships.

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10 Jul 2017 19:11

Alexandre B. wrote:No Tour for le Coq but he'll have a nice consolation prize and the honor to lead France in the European Championships.

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Glad to see Coquard has this great opportunity to lead the French team.

But now that Arnaud Demare is no longer racing at TDF, will he be added to the team?
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17 Aug 2017 12:52

Congrats on winning more French cup races, Bryan. The guy has no ambition.
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08 Jan 2018 23:01

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/direct-energie-cofidis-fortuneo-and-wanty-secure-2018-tour-de-france-wild-cards/
The Vital Concept team, which is the new home to French sprinter Bryan Coquard, has missed out on a place in the Tour, but was given the consolation of a place in the Criterium du Dauphine (June 3-10).

No TdF ... :sad:
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08 Jan 2018 23:36

jaylew wrote:Congrats on winning more French cup races, Bryan. The guy has no ambition.

C'mon man...it's not lie he doesn't want to. But again, when you sign with a small team, you should now that it's likely to happen. Too bad. I feel bad for him.
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09 Jan 2018 00:00

He isn’t a good enough sprinter to command a Tour start with a World Tour team.

He has a point that it’s a bit unfair to hand out the invitations before the first race of the season, but then at least Conti teams can plan their season better.
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09 Jan 2018 03:47

Leinster wrote:He isn’t a good enough sprinter to command a Tour start with a World Tour team.

He has a point that it’s a bit unfair to hand out the invitations before the first race of the season, but then at least Conti teams can plan their season better.


I'd give 8 teams the heads up that they're maybe going to the Tour and then have those teams and riders prove themselves through the year. I do feel for Coquard....
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09 Jan 2018 11:37

Except Cofodis continues to receive an automatic invitation to the TDF, despite not winning a stage since 2006 !
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09 Jan 2018 13:19

They invest some money in LeTour. Bouhanni won the Europe Tour in which Cofidis finished 2nd behind Wanty. They are the highest ranked PCT team in the cq teamranking. They have Bouhanni, Navarro and the Herrada's.

Coquard rides for a new PCT team...
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09 Jan 2018 15:20

Coquard has completely failed his contract negotiations since 2015. He's the only one to blame for not riding the Tour de France twice in a row, now.
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09 Jan 2018 17:01

staubsauger wrote:Coquard has completely failed his contract negotiations since 2015. He's the only one to blame for not riding the Tour de France twice in a row, now.

That’s harsh, but neither unfair nor inaccurate.

I’m not sure he was completely fairly treated last year; other teams brought riders that they knew would move elsewhere for this season. But if he wanted to move, and ride the Tour, it needed to be to a WT team.
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09 Jan 2018 17:33

Breh wrote:They invest some money in LeTour. Bouhanni won the Europe Tour in which Cofidis finished 2nd behind Wanty. They are the highest ranked PCT team in the cq teamranking. They have Bouhanni, Navarro and the Herrada's.

Coquard rides for a new PCT team...


I have no issue with Cofidis riding at the Vuelta as they are a sponsor and they've had some success in the race - Sadly the same can't be said at the TDF - And my post is not about Coquard's new team it's about how wildcard's are given to PCT teams.
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09 Jan 2018 17:39

staubsauger wrote:Coquard has completely failed his contract negotiations since 2015. He's the only one to blame for not riding the Tour de France twice in a row, now.


He won 6 sprints before the 2017 Tour. The only other rider they had that brought more value to the team was Lilian Calmejane. It wasn't his fault in 2017. This year, yes, he took a gamble joining a new team.
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09 Jan 2018 17:45

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staubsauger wrote:Coquard has completely failed his contract negotiations since 2015. He's the only one to blame for not riding the Tour de France twice in a row, now.


He won 6 sprints before the 2017 Tour. The only other rider they had that brought more value to the team was Lilian Calmejane. It wasn't his fault in 2017. This year, yes, he took a gamble joining a new team.

He could've signed with Lampre back in 2015 already, if I remember correctly. Now he either could've signed for Quick Step instead of Vivian for Giro leadership or could've prolonged with Bernadeau in time, to ride the 2017 and 2018 Tour. Instead he put pen to paper with a new team that was always unlikely to receive a wildcard for the Tour.
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09 Jan 2018 19:23

Jspear wrote:
Leinster wrote:He isn’t a good enough sprinter to command a Tour start with a World Tour team.

He has a point that it’s a bit unfair to hand out the invitations before the first race of the season, but then at least Conti teams can plan their season better.


I'd give 8 teams the heads up that they're maybe going to the Tour and then have those teams and riders prove themselves through the year. I do feel for Coquard....


That would be a really smart way to do it. Then maybe for all the GTs like that and if the team does better in, let's say Italian races then French or Spanish they are more likely invited to Giro etc.
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09 Jan 2018 19:57

Missing the Tour is a big problem, likely missing out on any GT and getting very few WT race days is a bigger one.
This is going to be a tough year for PCT teams not among the ASO or RCS favored few.
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10 Jan 2018 02:15

staubsauger wrote:Coquard has completely failed his contract negotiations since 2015. He's the only one to blame for not riding the Tour de France twice in a row, now.

This...
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20 Jan 2018 21:33

He will miss also Milan-San Remo. Another blow for Bryan. He have to focus on winning in every small race in which he will participate. And then in 2019 maybe he will have opportunity to compete in top races.
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