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Re: David Gaudu discussion thread

19 Apr 2018 22:51

Yes, so far in '18, the Bernal vs. Gaudu is not even a discussion. I wonder if Marc Madiot is building up Gaudu's mileage, work-load in '18 in a big way and planning on '19. Not unlike what he did with Pinot in '11. A lot of riding, and results come later in the year. Like this... https://youtu.be/u2BlRD4npMc La Toussuire finish and just turned 21, second place for Tibopino (I never miss an opportunity, do I ;) ). Purito was very strong...beating Vino, Cuddles, Wiggo...not bad...

I don't know what the plan is, but my gut feeling expressed above can't be very far from the truth (translation: I could be dead wrong :D ). But I'd sure like to see David at the Vuelta with some support (the Giro guys who didn't race the Tour t make room for Demare-Cimolai-Guarnieri-+one or two).
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20 Apr 2018 00:18

armchairclimber wrote:It has been a very subdued start to the year for our swashbuckling young hero. One can only hope that he is suffering from a temporary malaise ... or aiming to peak late summer. I hope he shows something in Romandie, for which he would appear to be leader.

Aiming to peak for Dauphine, i think.
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20 Apr 2018 00:58

fauniera wrote:
armchairclimber wrote:It has been a very subdued start to the year for our swashbuckling young hero. One can only hope that he is suffering from a temporary malaise ... or aiming to peak late summer. I hope he shows something in Romandie, for which he would appear to be leader.

Aiming to peak for Dauphine, i think.

You watched the video :) . I agree. The funny thing is that Guimard sees Pinot getting a last minute call for the '12 TdF as a terrible thing. Like too much too soon. Guimard who stopped Hinault from riding the '77 TdF. Bernard would have won it. Dauphine is the common denominator. Thanks for bringing it up.

Marc Madiot is trying to be Guimard. I believe. We'll see...
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20 Apr 2018 05:59

IF he is aiming to peak at the Dauphine, I would expect to see him make some showing at least at Romandie.
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Re: David Gaudu discussion thread

20 Apr 2018 06:53

Peak at the Dauphine? True maybe, but to be competitive takes 2-3 years more. And no matter how talented he is, he is very young. More pure climber than GC allrounder, so high mountain stage hunting or support role at the mountains looming if not getting more muscle for tt'ing. :rolleyes:
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20 Apr 2018 07:55

It's not easy to confirm. Might have trained too hard, or too soft, or maybe a slumbering illness. Could be anything. Give the guy some time
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20 Apr 2018 08:20

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:It's not easy to confirm. Might have trained too hard, or too soft, or maybe a slumbering illness. Could be anything. Give the guy some time

or simply way overhyped and not good enough
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20 Apr 2018 08:41

repre wrote:
Dekker_Tifosi wrote:It's not easy to confirm. Might have trained too hard, or too soft, or maybe a slumbering illness. Could be anything. Give the guy some time

or simply way overhyped and not good enough

He did his best GC at a WT stage race last month. It’s not the right moment to be worried.
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Re: David Gaudu discussion thread

20 Apr 2018 11:22

memyselfandI wrote:Peak at the Dauphine? True maybe, but to be competitive takes 2-3 years more. And no matter how talented he is, he is very young. More pure climber than GC allrounder, so high mountain stage hunting or support role at the mountains looming if not getting more muscle for tt'ing. :rolleyes:



He took 2 kg comparing to last year to be prepared to fight for a GC. He maybe struggles a little bit because of that now ?

I'm not worried at all, he's young and it's difficult to be regular all the season. In 2016, he was pretty much nowhere to be found before May, even abandoning la Ronde de l'Isard because of horrendous weather, and we know the rest : Course de la Paix, 5th in the Tour de l'Ain, winner of the Tour de l'Avenir...

Be patient folks, he is only 21.
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10 Oct 2018 14:48

Amazing birthday gift to Pinot. :D

Le panache à la française :p
https://youtu.be/MyNoWkXCEA8?t=531
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10 Oct 2018 14:51

Wasn't he good last year also in Italian autumn classics?
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10 Oct 2018 14:52

Rollthedice wrote:Wasn't he good last year also in Italian autumn classics?

He was very good in Milano-Torino, indeed. Came 5th.
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Re: David Gaudu discussion thread

11 Oct 2018 00:14

David was a one man wrecking crew today. A Sky train. Asphyxiated everyone while riding the Pinot tempo. Pinot would have won anyways. David Gaudu did shred a world class field. Barnal, Gaudu, we'll see. Both are so young, need to learn the ropes. That discussion is for another day. Today, David Gaudu was a beast. Joyeux Anniversaire (and Tonton won't punch :D ).
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11 Oct 2018 02:54

Made a very good impression, one of the strongest in the race actually.
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