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10 Feb 2018 10:29

LOL at the notion that Laporte is going to challenge Sagan for green. Laportes season start has been amazing,but let's consider the fact that most of the big sprinters are in Dubai atm. There's at least 10 sprinters in TDF that are better than him. And is Bouhanni not the favored sprinter on Cofidis?
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10 Feb 2018 10:34

Kazistuta wrote:LOL at the notion that Laporte is going to challenge Sagan for green. Laportes season start has been amazing,but let's consider the fact that most of the big sprinters are in Dubai atm. There's at least 10 sprinters in TDF that are better than him. And is Bouhanni not the favored sprinter on Cofidis?


I think this might be a thread of slight exaggeration. A few people might also argue that Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne perhaps would not be "sure fire wins" for Laporte. Although, Sagan will not be there so they are very cheap this year.
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10 Feb 2018 11:14

Kazistuta wrote:LOL at the notion that Laporte is going to challenge Sagan for green. Laportes season start has been amazing,but let's consider the fact that most of the big sprinters are in Dubai atm. There's at least 10 sprinters in TDF that are better than him. And is Bouhanni not the favored sprinter on Cofidis?


Laporte respects the history of racing in his native France over the money in Dubai.

Yeah, Bouhanni is a worry, not quite sure why Cofidis is always so keen to go for him instead of Laporte, hopefully they make the right chance at the TDF this year round though.
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10 Feb 2018 11:19

tobydawq wrote:
Kazistuta wrote:LOL at the notion that Laporte is going to challenge Sagan for green. Laportes season start has been amazing,but let's consider the fact that most of the big sprinters are in Dubai atm. There's at least 10 sprinters in TDF that are better than him. And is Bouhanni not the favored sprinter on Cofidis?


I think this might be a thread of slight exaggeration. A few people might also argue that Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne perhaps would not be "sure fire wins" for Laporte. Although, Sagan will not be there so they are very cheap this year.


A win there is still more prestigious then winning the Dubai Tour, you can't call them cheap have you seen the quality startlists?
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10 Feb 2018 11:58

GenericBoonenFan wrote:
tobydawq wrote:
Kazistuta wrote:LOL at the notion that Laporte is going to challenge Sagan for green. Laportes season start has been amazing,but let's consider the fact that most of the big sprinters are in Dubai atm. There's at least 10 sprinters in TDF that are better than him. And is Bouhanni not the favored sprinter on Cofidis?


I think this might be a thread of slight exaggeration. A few people might also argue that Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne perhaps would not be "sure fire wins" for Laporte. Although, Sagan will not be there so they are very cheap this year.


A win there is still more prestigious then winning the Dubai Tour, you can't call them cheap have you seen the quality startlists?


It was keeping in line with the general tone of this thread - I know they are not cheap and that Laporte will be nowhere near winning them.
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10 Feb 2018 17:00

Few years ago, there was a TGAK from a aus fan. People feels funny before AK starts to win.
At the end, AK won a lot.
GVA is another sample.
I don't too surprise if CL could win something big in the future. He has a good start this year and enjoy some share of leadership now.

I think the purpose of this thread starter is to tell us CL has big potential. He is not a rider under radar.
Comparison with Peter Sagan is a good way to attract discussion.
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10 Feb 2018 18:26

This outstanding thread catapulted Laporte onto the list of riders I cheer for.
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11 Feb 2018 14:57

Another easy win.
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11 Feb 2018 15:14

And the world of cycling trembled.
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11 Feb 2018 17:09

Another day, another win. Up next is Tour du Haut Var as a warm up victory parade before Omloop and Kuurne.
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22 Feb 2018 20:21

The excitement regarding who will win in the weekend has returned since Laporte, sadly, has had to withdraw due to sickness.
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23 Feb 2018 10:41

Ugh, two obvious wins for the man of the people just vanished into thin air. I suspect some dirty games are being played here, gods don't get ill.
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23 Feb 2018 10:55

He probably decided to take the weekend off as he feels sorry for his opponents, and decided to let someone else win for a change. It must be tiring having to climb onto the top step of the podium all the time, even gods need a break
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23 Feb 2018 16:50

JoeD1997 wrote:He probably decided to take the weekend off as he feels sorry for his opponents, and decided to let someone else win for a change. It must be tiring having to climb onto the top step of the podium all the time, even gods need a break

LOL On a more serious note the real reason is that he still feels the effect of the stomach bug that made him suffer on the last stage in Haut Var. Will skip Omloop and probably also KBK to be in top shape for Paris-Nice.
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23 Feb 2018 16:58

vladimir wrote:
JoeD1997 wrote:He probably decided to take the weekend off as he feels sorry for his opponents, and decided to let someone else win for a change. It must be tiring having to climb onto the top step of the podium all the time, even gods need a break

LOL On a more serious note the real reason is that he still feels the effect of the stomach bug that made him suffer on the last stage in Haut Var. Will skip Omloop and probably also KBK to be in top shape for Paris-Nice.

Be afraid. So very afraid. :cool:
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23 Feb 2018 17:43

vladimir wrote:Will skip Omloop and probably also KBK to be in top shape for Paris-Nice.

Is he going to win the overall classification at Paris-Nice or will he just settle for a couple of stage wins, generously letting some lesser riders to have a shot at GC?
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23 Feb 2018 17:48

He's not one of those skinny bitches obsessing over climbs, he's a real bike rider and will obviously only care for hard men's racing.
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23 Feb 2018 17:48

Netserk wrote:He's not one of those skinny bitches obsessing over climbs, he's a real bike rider and will obviously only care for hard men's racing.


Real races have curves
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23 Feb 2018 17:51

GuyIncognito wrote:
Netserk wrote:He's not one of those skinny bitches obsessing over climbs, he's a real bike rider and will obviously only care for hard men's racing.


Real races have curves

I thought that was a predominantly black trait.
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23 Feb 2018 19:48

tobydawq wrote:The excitement regarding who will win in the weekend has returned since Laporte, sadly, has had to withdraw due to sickness.

Laporte doesn't get sick, he holds viruses hostage.
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