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David Gaudu discussion thread

20 Apr 2017 19:10

At the risk of incurring the wrath of one or two old lags on here, I think this lad deserves his own thread ... not just for his L'Avenir win or decent performance in Spain last week ... but for his willingness to have a crack at Valverde on the Mur. I declare an interest, having him in my CQ team, but nevertheless he is clearly a star in the making. With Tonton having a man crush on Tibopino and Alexandre a similar obsession with Bardet, I thought I'd step into the breach. Go. :D
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20 Apr 2017 19:15

Was waiting for Tonton to start this dammit

Onto the bandwagon

Tonton, get in here.
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20 Apr 2017 19:16

Mea culpa ... me too, I ran out of patience.
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20 Apr 2017 19:21

Pinot will be a valuable domestique to Gaudu next season. :D

It's without a doubt the most promising frenchman I've ever seen. He was part of the winning group in Route Adélie and Tour du Finistère too.
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20 Apr 2017 19:24

He will be the best climber in 5 years.
Enaugh to win the Tour? well, time will tell
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20 Apr 2017 19:25

Alexandre B. wrote:Pinot will be a valuable domestique to Gaudu next season. :D

It's without a doubt the most promising frenchman I've ever seen. He was part of the winning group in Route Adélie and Tour du Finistère too.


Ooooooooooooffffff!!! :lol:
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20 Apr 2017 19:27

Alexandre B. wrote:Pinot will be a valuable domestique to Gaudu next season. :D

It's without a doubt the most promising frenchman I've ever seen. He was part of the winning group in Route Adélie and Tour du Finistère too.

Burned.

Not that I disagree.....
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20 Apr 2017 19:58

During the Eurosport coverage of Catalunya, Kirby kept pronouncing Gaudu's name as "Godot." I'm sure one of the wits here can come up with a good joke based on that.
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20 Apr 2017 20:31

Well, the portuguese commentator says his name like it's Gaudin, not much better.
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20 Apr 2017 22:02

The French got their Tour winner, finally

I'm shocked by this guy.
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20 Apr 2017 22:45

Incredible talent!

Being on the first page of a topic with hundreds of pages in te future feels good.
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20 Apr 2017 22:49

I hope he is as nerdy as he looks :cool:
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21 Apr 2017 00:33

10 years from now I can say I'm on the first page of a multiple Tour winner!
Feels great already.
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21 Apr 2017 02:40

Incredible talent, his test results are through the roof aswell. I also love his racing style!
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21 Apr 2017 06:39

Netserk wrote:I hope he is as nerdy as he looks :cool:


Haha, me too. He'll have to go some to top Bardet for nerdyness.
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21 Apr 2017 07:09

Indeed, nice to post on the first page :D

He did a very impressive performance in Catalunya, and maybe even more in Fleche. You can notice he wasn't well placed at the bottom of Huy, and without his attack, maybe he had the level to top 5 :)
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21 Apr 2017 08:16

Somebody knows his race programm for the rest of the year?
Riposa in pace, Michele!
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21 Apr 2017 08:25

I echo the sentiments above; a great talent and surely destined for GT success at some point. I guess the question is, will he be able to achieve his potential at FDJ; a team notorious for having their talented riders stagnate?
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21 Apr 2017 08:39

Be prepared for upcoming Tours with zero kms of ITT :)
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21 Apr 2017 08:57

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

He'll race Romandie, then probably be rested.
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