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Edvald Boasson Hagen

12 Jul 2017 18:10

I can't believe that EBH doesn't have a thread...I didn't see it in the rider directory. Please move this to his thread if I missed it somehow.

EBH seems to be on great form of late I'm glad to see him battling at la TdF, and really mixing it up with the sprint specialists.
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12 Jul 2017 18:25

I can't believe it either. He was supposed to replace Merckx few years back and something went wrong at Sky. Don't ask me why!
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12 Jul 2017 18:32

There has to be a thread somewhere. It's probably buried many pages back, from when he was a budding star. There was certainly a Sagan v EBH thread on the go at one point, which probably makes for some amusing reading now.

I'm glad to see him good again.
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13 Jul 2017 17:36

I don't think anything went wrong , Norwegians overhyped him after winning few stages in Britain and hype mode was forever since.

Doesn't help he has a fetish with classics when he's really just not very good at them, never was..

He also has zero racing IQ which doesn't help.
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13 Jul 2017 18:00

Gloin22 wrote:I don't think anything went wrong , Norwegians overhyped him after winning few stages in Britain and hype mode was forever since.

I disagree.

In 2009 season, at the age of 21-22, Hagen won GW, a Giro stage and took a total of 7 Pro Tour wins including an ITT. He was classified 6th at individual CQ Ranking.

When you have a season like that at such a young age, it was logical to expect him to take even more quality wins at his prime, but he started taking fewer wins instead.
Wij steunen hem, tenzij hij niet genoeg fietst.
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14 Jul 2017 00:11

Not to mention after becoming a free agent after Wiggins' crash in the 2011 Tour, he won both a straight-up one-day classic style long bumpy stage and a multi-mountain break. Joining Sky was a pretty bad idea. His selfless days as fifth-last Sky train engine count for squat compared to what he could have had as leader of a smaller team.
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18 Jul 2017 16:08

hope they bring him to la vuelta, he needs to get back to his winning ways.
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18 Jul 2017 16:12

EBH was a beast at High Road. Then sucked at Sky. Now slowly becoming a beast again at Dimension Data.

So many wasted years as some crude helper. Rowe is going the same way (can do much more then he does now).
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18 Jul 2017 18:31

Another good ride for EBH!
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18 Jul 2017 18:32

He will win the WC, mark my words. He surely has to be the leader for Norway since Kristoff has really tailed off since Paolini's suspension.
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18 Jul 2017 19:12

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:EBH was a beast at High Road. Then sucked at Sky. Now slowly becoming a beast again at Dimension Data.

So many wasted years as some crude helper. Rowe is going the same way (can do much more then he does now).

He wasn't bad at Sky, just from 2013 onwards.
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19 Jul 2017 00:22

Brullnux wrote:He will win the WC, mark my words. He surely has to be the leader for Norway since Kristoff has really tailed off since Paolini's suspension.

You are late, i predicted him winning the WC four months ago in the 2017 predictions thread
viewtopic.php?p=2069839#p2069839
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19 Jul 2017 01:58

Part of the reason he did not have his own thread is that a lot of the discussion of him occurred in the EBH vs. Sagan thread:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=16040
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20 Jul 2017 02:00

Vasilis wrote:
Dekker_Tifosi wrote:EBH was a beast at High Road. Then sucked at Sky. Now slowly becoming a beast again at Dimension Data.

So many wasted years as some crude helper. Rowe is going the same way (can do much more then he does now).

He wasn't bad at Sky, just from 2013 onwards.

Sky tried to convert him into a climber just like G today but failed considering that he came close to dropping Wiggins in the mountains in 2010. It worked with G but EBH probably lost a lot of power with that kind of training. Had he remained with his natural ability he would have a better palmares than gerrans, matthews etc.
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20 Jul 2017 08:49

I am happy to see EBH riding very well again, his speed in this Tour so far impresses me. The first months of this year were really weak from him and he ofc did well in Norway after that but the level there wasnt that high, so its great seeing him again at a high level, hope he can keep it for the rest of the year and get some nice wins in, tomorrows stage looks pretty good for him as well and he could even win on sunday (he might actually be 2nd favourite behind Groenewegen, judging from how guys like Greipel are sprinting in the last sprints).
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21 Jul 2017 11:21

I have a strong urge to put money on EBH for Paris, maybe even today:p It would be so funny if he did it, winning on champs-elysees because there are no sprinters left in the peloton.
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21 Jul 2017 16:53

Oude Geuze wrote:I have a strong urge to put money on EBH for Paris, maybe even today:p It would be so funny if he did it, winning on champs-elysees because there are no sprinters left in the peloton.


I hope you did it, man.

Great ride from Eddy today. Looked strong all the way, moving around the break like a boss, knowing where everybody was. The way he blew Arndt off his wheel was fantastic. Made me think of those stages he won in Britain a long time ago.

Looking forward to sunday.
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21 Jul 2017 17:06

Eddy the Boss rode like a boss today indeed. Great to see him win on a big stage again.
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21 Jul 2017 17:20

A very, very happy man, relief:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Glwkto7sVHw
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21 Jul 2017 17:21

Chapeau EBH. Well deserved. Didn't even wait for the sprint.
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