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Re: Enric Mas Rising Star

16 Sep 2018 18:41

“At 23 years and 251 days old, he becomes the youngest rider to finish on a Grand Tour podium since Nairo Quintana at the 2013 Tour de France.”

Read more at https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/vuelta-a-espana/five-talking-points-stage-20-2018-vuelta-espana-394489#GRFSqpzeHr7RF5l1.99
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Re: Enric Mas Rising Star

16 Sep 2018 18:56

perico wrote:“At 23 years and 251 days old, he becomes the youngest rider to finish on a Grand Tour podium since Nairo Quintana at the 2013 Tour de France.”

Read more at https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/vuelta-a-espana/five-talking-points-stage-20-2018-vuelta-espana-394489#GRFSqpzeHr7RF5l1.99


Wonder who is the youngest to get a GT podium. Mas is also the youngest Spaniard to get a GT podium since Valverde's 2003 Vuelta podium at 23 years and 160 something days.
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Re: Enric Mas Rising Star

16 Sep 2018 18:58

Koronin wrote:
LaFlorecita wrote:The negative side of his Vuelta success: he'll be too expensive for next year's CQ game! :mad:


He's under contract through next year.

Did you quote the wrong post?
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Re: Enric Mas Rising Star

16 Sep 2018 19:03

LaFlorecita wrote:
Koronin wrote:
LaFlorecita wrote:The negative side of his Vuelta success: he'll be too expensive for next year's CQ game! :mad:


He's under contract through next year.

Did you quote the wrong post?



Opps must have.
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Re: Enric Mas Rising Star

16 Sep 2018 19:11

Koronin wrote:
perico wrote:“At 23 years and 251 days old, he becomes the youngest rider to finish on a Grand Tour podium since Nairo Quintana at the 2013 Tour de France.”

Read more at https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/vuelta-a-espana/five-talking-points-stage-20-2018-vuelta-espana-394489#GRFSqpzeHr7RF5l1.99


Wonder who is the youngest to get a GT podium. Mas is also the youngest Spaniard to get a GT podium since Valverde's 2003 Vuelta podium at 23 years and 160 something days.

I'm not 100% sure, but I believe it to be Cornet, who won the Tour at the age of 19.
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Re: Enric Mas Rising Star

16 Sep 2018 19:21

Hugo Koblet wrote:
Koronin wrote:
perico wrote:“At 23 years and 251 days old, he becomes the youngest rider to finish on a Grand Tour podium since Nairo Quintana at the 2013 Tour de France.”

Read more at https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/vuelta-a-espana/five-talking-points-stage-20-2018-vuelta-espana-394489#GRFSqpzeHr7RF5l1.99


Wonder who is the youngest to get a GT podium. Mas is also the youngest Spaniard to get a GT podium since Valverde's 2003 Vuelta podium at 23 years and 160 something days.

I'm not 100% sure, but I believe it to be Cornet, who won the Tour at the age of 19.



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16 Sep 2018 22:33

Saronni (21), Gimondi (22), Merckx (22) and Fignon (22) might be the youngest in more 'recent' times.
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16 Sep 2018 22:53

ice&fire wrote:Saronni (21), Gimondi (22), Merckx (22) and Fignon (22) might be the youngest in more 'recent' times.



Thank you. I figured there couldn't be many that get their first GT podium at 23 years old or younger.
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16 Sep 2018 22:57

How old was Andy when he first podium-ed?
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16 Sep 2018 23:01

A couple of even more recent ones to add: Damiano Cunego was 22 when he won the 2004 Giro. Andy Schleck was 21 when he was 2nd in the 2007 Giro.
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17 Sep 2018 07:40

Ullrich was 22 when he podiumed the tdf for the first time and 23 when he won it.
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17 Sep 2018 07:47

Horner was only 41 the first time he podiumed.
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17 Sep 2018 08:23

tobydawq wrote:Horner was only 41 the first time he podiumed.


Ha!

Mas sure looked good in the Vuelta and rode with a cool head. What a season for Q-S -- adding a GC threat to top-level classics and sprinters. 76 wins, with 40 between Viviani/Gaviria/Alaphilippe. Crazy array of talent, all peaking at same time.

Only disappointments were no wins for Stybar but a ton of one-day top 10s, and I thought Jungels underperformed slightly despite winning LBL.
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17 Sep 2018 09:13

He told his roommate, Michael Mørkøv, after stage 19, that he could have followed Yates. Mørkøv thought that either he was lying to himself, or he was stupid, and as Mørkøv said, "Turns out he was just stupid. Luckily."
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17 Sep 2018 20:01

fantomas wrote:He told his roommate, Michael Mørkøv, after stage 19, that he could have followed Yates. Mørkøv thought that either he was lying to himself, or he was stupid, and as Mørkøv said, "Turns out he was just stupid. Luckily."


I said so after the stage. He looked really comfortable following Valverde and Quintana.
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17 Sep 2018 21:08

Would have been really interesting to see Mas against Bernal at the Vuelta, but I've a feeling their paths are going to cross often in the future.
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05 Oct 2018 13:53

Bump for speculation. Astana? I guess they still want another leader alongside Lopez. Would this put Mas on Tour in 2019 route or does Lopez want it in 2019? Mas would undoubtedly have stronger support in the mountains, and Vino (for better or the worse that entails) in the team car.
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05 Oct 2018 15:37

perico wrote:Bump for speculation. Astana? I guess they still want another leader alongside Lopez. Would this put Mas on Tour in 2019 route or does Lopez want it in 2019? Mas would undoubtedly have stronger support in the mountains, and Vino (for better or the worse that entails) in the team car.

Or he could stay at QS if they get some mountain doms onboard. I think staying might not be a bad idea regardless actually. He's still progressing, he seems to enjoy himself, he doesn't have to endure the crushing expectations compared to when he would be riding for another team.
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05 Oct 2018 17:39

Logic-is-your-friend wrote:
perico wrote:Bump for speculation. Astana? I guess they still want another leader alongside Lopez. Would this put Mas on Tour in 2019 route or does Lopez want it in 2019? Mas would undoubtedly have stronger support in the mountains, and Vino (for better or the worse that entails) in the team car.

Or he could stay at QS if they get some mountain doms onboard. I think staying might not be a bad idea regardless actually. He's still progressing, he seems to enjoy himself, he doesn't have to endure the crushing expectations compared to when he would be riding for another team.


Unfortunately it seems like QS can't afford him.
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05 Oct 2018 17:45

Mas probably went from being worth a 200-300k contract to over a million, so it's kinda easy to see why QS wouldn't have the money
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