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21 Apr 2017 11:00

Quote from Bjorg Lambrecht (big Belgian climbing talent) on Gaudu:

"He's a special guy. He likes mental games. For example when the pace was high, he would come ride next to you with his mouth closed to show he's not suffering. He's friendly off the bike but doesn't have friends during the race (proper mentality right there). He can become very big."

Thought I might as well share. Looks like he's got a good 'head' too besides the physical talent.
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23 Apr 2017 19:09

Jumping in the bandwagon surely ! Gaudu is such a promising talent. And God, what a pleasure to see someone attacking Piti on Huy. One more kudo to him for that panache !
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24 Apr 2017 16:43

Alexandre B. wrote:
Laplaz wrote:Somebody knows his race programm for the rest of the year?

He'll race Romandie, then probably be rested.

yep then Tour de l'Ain GC is usually the big objective for a young french climber, with late July to september being the second part of his season after a longish break and training.
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29 Apr 2017 17:56

10th on the queen stage of Romandie. Impressive once again.
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30 Apr 2017 01:41

He's a gem.
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25 May 2017 18:15

http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/57803/challenge-bbb-david-gaudu-une-super-saison
David will race GP Plumelec and Critérium du Dauphiné.

I would have hoped to see him race Route du Sud but he didn't mention that race, so I guess he's not scheduled to do it.
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25 May 2017 18:37

Alexandre B. wrote:http://www.directvelo.com/actualite/57803/challenge-bbb-david-gaudu-une-super-saison
David will race GP Plumelec and Critérium du Dauphiné.

I would have hoped to see him race Route du Sud but he didn't mention that race, so I guess he's not scheduled to do it.

I look forward to this CDD, against the big boys. Maybe his first pro-win: that would be awesome. David is having a very good rookie season so far.
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28 May 2017 16:35

David finished 2nd of the Boucles de l'Aulne behind his teammate Christian Odd Eiking.

Nice!
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28 May 2017 17:35

Alexandre B. wrote:David finished 2nd of the Boucles de l'Aulne behind his teammate Christian Odd Eiking.

Nice!


I am interested in the parcours for this race - Fifty four riders on the same time indicates it wasn't hilly - May show Gaudu has a nice sprint.
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28 May 2017 17:39

yaco wrote:
Alexandre B. wrote:David finished 2nd of the Boucles de l'Aulne behind his teammate Christian Odd Eiking.

Nice!


I am interested in the parcours for this race - Fifty four riders on the same time indicates it wasn't hilly - May show Gaudu has a nice sprint.

DirectVelo has the correct time gaps, it wasn't a mass-sprint.
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11 Aug 2017 14:37

The first one.
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11 Aug 2017 15:08

Tour de l'Ain? Het won
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11 Aug 2017 15:32

Alexandre B. wrote:The first one.
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What a picture!!! In hope to see this one of these upcoming July :) . Well-served considering David's solid rookie season. A ton of talent, class...now he gets the first one. Bravo.

And bravo to Tibopino as well. Selfless. Respect.
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11 Aug 2017 15:40

Tonton wrote:
Alexandre B. wrote:The first one.
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What a picture!!! In hope to see this one of these upcoming July :) . Well-served considering David's solid rookie season. A ton of talent, class...now he gets the first one. Bravo.

And bravo to Tibopino as well. Selfless. Respect.


Will Thibaut 'let' Gaudu win the GC though?
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11 Aug 2017 16:00

Der Effe wrote:
Tonton wrote:
Alexandre B. wrote:The first one.
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What a picture!!! In hope to see this one of these upcoming July :) . Well-served considering David's solid rookie season. A ton of talent, class...now he gets the first one. Bravo.

And bravo to Tibopino as well. Selfless. Respect.


Will Thibaut 'let' Gaudu win the GC though?

Very unlikely. It's the race that got him on the map in '10 when at just 20 he dropped everybody in the Grand Colombier but got caught just before the finish. In the post-race interviews just published in l'Equipe, David thanked Thibaut for carrying him through the end of the stage and letting him win, and Thibaut said that his first pro win in '11 was on this very stage, that it's a great story that repeated itself with Gaudu winning today.
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11 Aug 2017 16:04

What an insane talent, even bigger than Bernal!
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11 Aug 2017 16:17

Yes, we may be looking at someone truly special...
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11 Aug 2017 17:22

classicomano wrote:What an insane talent, even bigger than Bernal!

The first part is true, the second part is unclear as of now. I think we will see many battles between those two in the future.
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11 Aug 2017 17:29

fauniera wrote:
classicomano wrote:What an insane talent, even bigger than Bernal!

The first part is true, the second part is unclear as of now. I think we will see many battles between those two in the future.

We must force everyone to pick sides now damnit. The Froome-Contador rift is dying this year, we need a new rivalry to keep this place alive.

I'm on #TeamGaudu
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11 Aug 2017 17:33

I actually like both. What now?
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