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18 May 2017 22:52

Majka couldn't get ahead of Talansky and close him down like he did with Bennett
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18 May 2017 22:52

Talansky has a nice sprint, but a weak "punch".

There is a difference between those two things. He is like Uran.
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18 May 2017 22:53

The tour of California had to become a wt race to give Cannondale a WT win. :D
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18 May 2017 22:54

Talansky took more risks in the final imho. Hence the victory. The road was really sketchy and Majka is not a good bike-handler so he didn't risk a fall
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18 May 2017 22:54

Homeboy brings it
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18 May 2017 22:54

Boswell was like a villain in a bad movie; every time you thought he was dead he would reappear. But he didn't have quite enough in the end. Nice win for Talansky.
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18 May 2017 22:58

Talansky was the strongest ...that si why he won
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18 May 2017 22:59

HelloDolly wrote:Talansky was the strongest ...that si why he won

For sure. But can he take 44 secs from Majka in the TT?
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18 May 2017 23:03

HelloDolly wrote:Talansky was the strongest ...that si why he won

There is also the possibility that Bennett and Majka could have distanced him with 1km to go, but Majka was too afraid to just drag Bennett to the line and risk losing the sprint and, thus, the overall lead. They probably should have done that, considering the time trial.
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18 May 2017 23:04

jaylew wrote:
HelloDolly wrote:Talansky was the strongest ...that si why he won

For sure. But can he take 44 secs from Majka in the TT?

I think Majka is more concerned about Bennett.
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18 May 2017 23:11

WheelofGear wrote:
jaylew wrote:
HelloDolly wrote:Talansky was the strongest ...that si why he won

For sure. But can he take 44 secs from Majka in the TT?

I think Majka is more concerned about Bennett.


But Bennett can't TT out of a wet paper bag, can he?

Edit: Looks like his one good TT was this year so maybe he's worked on it, in which case he could be a threat.
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18 May 2017 23:15

Stake Laengen doing the climb of his life. 11th at the stage and sitting and 10th in the GC is above all expectations.
Pretty decent for a 1.93m 77kg rider.
He should also be able to take some time in the ITT, maybe coming close to top 5 in the final GC.
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18 May 2017 23:21

killswitch wrote:Majka couldn't get ahead of Talansky and close him down like he did with Bennett


Talansky took advantage of the home factor. He sure knows this climb and how the finish was set. Completely smoked Majka on the last corners.
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19 May 2017 01:22

Once upon a time Talansky was the secondary up and coming American kid behind TJ. It's odd now to think that despite his own up and downs, Talansky is the now the hope from that generation.
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19 May 2017 03:26

Zinoviev Letter wrote:Once upon a time Talansky was the secondary up and coming American kid behind TJ. It's odd now to think that despite his own up and downs, Talansky is the now the hope from that generation.


I like Talansky as a rider, he's certainly not top shelf but a solid stage racer and when things don't go right he keeps on trying unlike TJ.
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19 May 2017 04:10

Zinoviev Letter wrote:Once upon a time Talansky was the secondary up and coming American kid behind TJ. It's odd now to think that despite his own up and downs, Talansky is the now the hope from that generation.


Talansky is the next TJ. All he got to do is to win California ... actually, since he already won Douphine, he is ready to take over and delivery some false hopes.
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19 May 2017 07:20

seeing him win was very nice, especially because I knew Jancouver would be enjoying it ;)
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19 May 2017 08:18

So, Bodnar to win ITT as a consolation prize for Bora while Majka loosing yellow? Seems likely.
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19 May 2017 08:37

This is funny. I had gone to bed yesterday before the stage finished. I had a dream that Talansky took a win. Not in California, but in the Giro, outsprinting Hirt in 2-men finish from breakaway on the sidewalk in one of the cities in Poland, but still. :lol:

Good to see Andrew doing well. I was afraid that he was entering another crisis considering how poor his riding was this spring.

Only 14 race days so far, including California. Does he aim to do well in both TdF and Vuelta?
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19 May 2017 11:17

WheelofGear wrote:Talansky has a nice sprint, but a weak "punch".

There is a difference between those two things. He is like Uran.


It's weird isnt it? Gesink is the same.

On the other hand Contador is the complete opposite (at least he was in his prime), a really explosive climber who couldnt win a sprint to save his life.
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