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06 Apr 2018 09:38

So, what's the tips for the finish over 2nd place (Pedersen) tomorrow? Will he do it in a sprint? A solo attack on Carrefour de l'Arbre, even further out? A small group with Pedersen and Terpstra?

And what sort of margin? No gap, 1 minute, 10? So much excitement in exactly how the patron will wrap up this race!
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06 Apr 2018 10:21

Tomorrow? I knew he was good but I didn't suppose that he is so good that he will finish the race a day earlier than it starts.
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06 Apr 2018 10:26

Christophe Laporte >>> Emmett Brown.
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06 Apr 2018 10:55

Anderis wrote:Tomorrow? I knew he was good but I didn't suppose that he is so good that he will finish the race a day earlier than it starts.

They are arranging a separate race only for Laporte because it's unfair to the other riders if they have to compete against Laporte.
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06 Apr 2018 10:56

So did he DNF in RVV to give Terpstra a chance to win knowing PR will be Laporte's race?
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06 Apr 2018 11:08

Lexman wrote:So did he DNF in RVV to give Terpstra a chance to win knowing PR will be Laporte's race?


Many sources say Laporte has climbed Paterberg in 53x11 multiple times before, and that his Strava KOM on Kwaremont has been removed due to the program thinking only a motorbike could go that fast. It is clear that Terpstra would have had no chance if Laporte didn't DNF. Another example of him showing his true class by letting other riders win occasionally.
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08 Apr 2018 19:52

One has to admit that Laporte is truly a great ambassador of the sport. I can't think of any other sportsman who would let the others win so much and keep the competition interesting for fans despite being so dominant. He made the epic attack of Peter Sagan to success in PR today by not interfering in the affairs despite clearly being able to outshine any of his opponents. What a great champion and a truly humble person at the same time!
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15 Apr 2018 16:33

What's up with the lack of generosity today?
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15 Apr 2018 16:34

tobydawq wrote:What's up with the lack of generosity today?

Yeah, I was sure he would gift today's race to Hofstetter, but it surely looks like he will win himself now.
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15 Apr 2018 16:42

Jokes aside, a magnificent win that ends a very satisfying campaign.
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15 Apr 2018 16:45

As funny as this shtick is, Laporte is actually becoming a hell of a rider.
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15 Apr 2018 16:48

Laporte is always there when it really matters. Whereas second rate riders like Sagan and Valverde were busy losing some small race in the Netherlands, Laporte once again showed his indisputable status as the greatest winning arguably the race of the year.
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15 Apr 2018 16:51

Maaaaaaaarten wrote:Laporte is always there when it really matters. Whereas second rate riders like Sagan and Valverde were busy losing some small race in the Netherlands, Laporte once again showed his indisputable status as the greatest winning arguably the race of the year.

I don't think it makes sense to compare Laporte to those two.

They are second rate cyclists, who not only lack generosity, but lack the balls it takes to face Laporte in the most important races of the season.
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15 Apr 2018 17:34

DNP-Old wrote:As funny as this shtick is, Laporte is actually becoming a hell of a rider.


It stopped being funny and just became annoying once this thread made it to the second page... And yes, it distracts from the great season Laporte had so far.
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15 Apr 2018 18:29

Excellent win in an excellent race. :cool:
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16 Apr 2018 05:30

tobydawq wrote:What's up with the lack of generosity today?

It is Macron order.
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25 May 2018 15:36

Too bad for Froome that Laporte chose today to stamp his authority on the world of cycling once again, running away with all the headlines.
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31 May 2018 17:58

Another win today, his sixth of the season. His victories are becoming so routine that they are apparently barely worth a mention in this thread.
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01 Jun 2018 06:17

It seems he has got a little bored with his generosity this year.
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01 Jun 2018 11:29

Not at all my friend, his humble character still shines through.

Since he knew in Luxembourg there are no riders that match his talent he purposely crashed in the prologue to make the fight for the GC worthwhile to watch for the people of Luxembourg. A true man of the people, a liberator of the working class - equal to the likes of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. It is no coincedence that the Communist League and Christophe Laporte share the same initials.
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