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05 Sep 2016 20:08

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2016 Tour of Britain winner will have an asterix next to their name now. ;)
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05 Sep 2016 20:57

Geraint Too Fast wrote:Image

2016 Tour of Britain winner will have an asterix next to their name now. ;)


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05 Sep 2016 21:33

GuyIncognito wrote:
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Nice.
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05 Sep 2016 22:24

That moment when you realise you've been pronouncing something incorrectly your whole life. :o

Now I know how Sean Kelly feels.
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06 Apr 2017 21:11

For the people who want to follow him this year...

He'll do Circuit des Ardennes (starts tomorrow, interesting parcours and some lower level pro riders at the start), L-B-L (without pressure, not as teamleader) and Tour de Bretagne, but his big goals will come later this year with the Ronde de l'Isard (instead of California), Giro u23, Tour of Utah and the Tour de l'Avenir obv.
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07 Apr 2017 00:18

Samamba wrote:For the people who want to follow him this year...

He'll do Circuit des Ardennes (starts tomorrow, interesting parcours and some lower level pro riders at the start), L-B-L (without pressure, not as teamleader) and Tour de Bretagne, but his big goals will come later this year with the Ronde de l'Isard (instead of California), Giro u23, Tour of Utah and the Tour de l'Avenir obv.


If the Baby Giro invites are as predicted, i.e. one billion Italian teams, splitting the big Italian talents among many many teams made up of riders who are not in the same league, it will be a bizarre race. We could have a small number of super teams (Axeon, Colombia) with domestiques who could put hours on most of the field.
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07 Apr 2017 17:50

This is one American rider who I'm confident will have an excellent career as a WT rider.
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07 Aug 2017 07:38

Just read on the Tour L'Avenir site

in the absence of Adrien Costa who has decided to take a break from cycling.


https://www.tourdelavenir.com/en/powless-the-climber-from-sacramento/
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Re: Adrien Costa is the next Greg Lemond

07 Aug 2017 09:28

Like I said earlier.. It's too early to say nothing. Where's Oskar Svendsen, Dale Parker et cetera? They were superhuman talents too. But. It's deeply human thing to do and to feel like he probably does. All the best for him whichever way he takes. :Neutral:
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08 Aug 2017 00:44

Costa has immense talent, but his break from cycling is certainly unorthodox. I hope he finds his peace in life.
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08 Aug 2017 17:26

More info about his break

https://www.tourdelavenir.com/en/adrien-costa-a-favorite-takes-a-break/

This was an incredibly tough decision for me to make, but for my personal development I think it’s the best option, he said. I want to take time to do other things that I’ve always been passionate about and finding a new balance between the sport I love and the rest of my life. (…) I dream of achieving so much in cycling, but at my age it’s important to remember that I have time on my side and that the worst thing I could do is rush myself and ultimately burn out before I’m ready.


I’ll take the rest of the season to study and travel in Europe, and give myself the time and the space that I need to prepare myself for the future, There’s so much I want to achieve, not just in cycling but in life in general, and I want to make sure that I make the right calls at this stage of my career.
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Re: Adrien Costa is the next Greg Lemond

27 Dec 2017 21:55

Bump. Does anybody know if Costa will ride again in 2018? He's on the roster for Axeon for coming year.
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Re: Adrien Costa is the next Greg Lemond

31 Dec 2017 14:38

Vesica wrote:Bump. Does anybody know if Costa will ride again in 2018? He's on the roster for Axeon for coming year.

That’s very encouraging news... was wondering myself. Time is still on his side and hopefully he has his head cleared after the awful tragedies surrounding the team last year.
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31 Dec 2017 15:34

It's strange that there's been no word about him anywhere. You'd think there would be more interest in one of the biggest talents in cycling. But as Vesica points out, he's listed as an Axeon rider for 2018.
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02 Jan 2018 22:10

I wondered same thing, but see he has posted some rides on instagram, and did some group rides on strava so hes certainly still on his bike
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02 Jan 2018 23:50

Squire wrote:
It's strange that there's been no word about him anywhere. You'd think there would be more interest in one of the biggest talents in cycling. But as Vesica points out, he's listed as an Axeon rider for 2018.

The news story with all the info will come out soon after the deadline for the CQ game obviously. Or for the youth game.
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02 Jan 2018 23:53

I remember watching him back in 16 in Utah and where he probably was the most promising, young rider I had ever seen... He was just crazy good. Hope he gets back on his bike!
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03 Jan 2018 00:40

fauniera wrote:
Squire wrote:
It's strange that there's been no word about him anywhere. You'd think there would be more interest in one of the biggest talents in cycling. But as Vesica points out, he's listed as an Axeon rider for 2018.

The news story with all the info will come out soon after the deadline for the CQ game obviously. Or for the youth game.



Since the deadline has passed ... I picked him anyway. Too much upside if he comes back for those few points. :cool:
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03 Jan 2018 02:24

Wasn't good enough for me, how many points would he acquire in the best case scenario? 350? There's other low point picks with a better return guarantee.
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03 Jan 2018 03:09

Akuryo wrote:
fauniera wrote:
Squire wrote:
It's strange that there's been no word about him anywhere. You'd think there would be more interest in one of the biggest talents in cycling. But as Vesica points out, he's listed as an Axeon rider for 2018.

The news story with all the info will come out soon after the deadline for the CQ game obviously. Or for the youth game.



Since the deadline has passed ... I picked him anyway. Too much upside if he comes back for those few points. :cool:


Yeah I took him. I'm gonna be rooting for him anyway....this will give me more of a reason. I'm still waiting for a great US rider.
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