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Bryan Coquard Discussion Thread

05 Jul 2016 15:13

This chap deserves a thread. Upped his game tremendously this year.

Lovable character :redface:, versatile rider, performs on the track, road sprints, cobbles and hilly races. Not a one-trick-pony for sure.

Allez Bryan, a win on the Champs-Élysées would be terrific.

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''The battle between Démare and Bouhanni for being France's best sprinter is decided: it's Coquard.'' - BBB
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05 Jul 2016 15:17

That was his coming of age today. He destroyed the little French races this year, but today he's up there with the big boys.

The battle between Démare and Bouhanni for being France's best sprinter is decided: it's Coquard.
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05 Jul 2016 15:20

Sad that he was less than an inch from victory, but he's got a new fan here!
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05 Jul 2016 15:21

Bye Bye Bicycle wrote:That was his coming of age today. He destroyed the little French races this year, but today he's up there with the big boys.

The battle between Démare and Bouhanni for being France's best sprinter is decided: it's Coquard.


I'l save this for my future signature. :razz:
''The battle between Démare and Bouhanni for being France's best sprinter is decided: it's Coquard.'' - BBB
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05 Jul 2016 15:21

The day he has a good train, he'll be unstoppable.
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05 Jul 2016 15:27

I agree. He is today's big news.
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05 Jul 2016 15:29

Well-deserved thread.
Check 'em!
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05 Jul 2016 15:35

I had no idea who he was but I was rooting for him to win the stage today. He must have shook Ivan Drago up a bit.
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05 Jul 2016 23:07

Simurgh wrote:Sad that he was less than an inch from victory, but he's got a new fan here!

One inch too short...the story of my life ;) .

On a more serious side, yes, he won me over. I liked him before, but today what a blood and guts of a sprint, wow, he deserved it. I hope he wins one. I do. In Paris would be sweet.

Allez Bryan!
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05 Jul 2016 23:43

Bye Bye Bicycle wrote:That was his coming of age today. He destroyed the little French races this year, but today he's up there with the big boys.

The battle between Démare and Bouhanni for being France's best sprinter is decided: it's Coquard.


His coming of age was a couple of months ago at Amstel Gold :p
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05 Jul 2016 23:51

He can't get much closer and if he had not bumped Kittel he probably would have won.
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Re: Bryan Coquard Discussion Thread

06 Jul 2016 00:51

If memory serves, he was the only guy to get within six feet of Kristoff last year in Paris.

As a Californian I was rooting for him throughout the AOTC, where he had some close calls but no cigar. Hopefully he can finally break the duck on home soil.
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06 Jul 2016 00:54

That was his best showing as a sprinter so far. Ok, he didn't win but he was up against the very best rather than beating up non-sprinters. And ok, it was something of an uphill sprint, but it was still a "normal" enough sprint that Kittel was the winner. Chapeau.
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Re: Bryan Coquard Discussion Thread

06 Jul 2016 01:06

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"Hey McFly -- I thought I told you never to come in here!"
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06 Jul 2016 04:49

He really is having a terrific season. Undefeated against his more highly touted countrymen, Démare and Bouhanni. He just needs to finally get a big win. I don't think he's ever won a WT race.
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Re: Bryan Coquard Discussion Thread

07 Jul 2016 15:56

'Lovable Character'? Some guys I know met him at the GP Montreal a year or two ago and he was a huge d**che. That said, he's a scrappy sprinter and I like him none the less :P
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27 Jun 2017 11:27

https://twitter.com/bryancoquard

Following his non-selection at the TDF Coquard says he is taking a "step back." Says thanks to all fans and supporters.

I don't exactly know what that means though, seems a little ambiguous? Any native-french speakers can translate any better?
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27 Jun 2017 11:59

deValtos wrote:https://twitter.com/bryancoquard

Following his non-selection at the TDF Coquard says he is taking a "step back." Says thanks to all fans and supporters.

I don't exactly know what that means though, seems a little ambiguous? Any native-french speakers can translate any better?

He will do some track racing (he's 2012 olympics silver medallist in the Omnium).

What a frustrating year it has been. He may be less successful than last year, but he's still a decent sprinter nonetheless. Now he only took part in Paris-Nice, Critérium du Dauphiné and a couple of Flandrian races at WorldTour level. I understand he's eager to step up.
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27 Jun 2017 15:03

No rider will ever again try to do right by his team by giving them loads of advanced warning that they would be leaving. Instead everyone will continue negotiations they have no intention of concluding successfully until after the Tour squad is named. And consequently teams will get less opportunity to recruit a replacement or reorient their team.
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27 Jun 2017 15:15

I seriously wonder what the sponsor thinks about this. Yes, they have some other decent riders and a rider like Voeckler who always manges to get a lot of exposure, but leaving your by far best rider out of the by far biggest race on the calender... yeah.
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