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The Quickstep Thread

10 Feb 2018 12:28

A thread all about dancing!

Just kidding! This is a thread about the team Quickstep, if anyone wants to start a thread about the dance they're free to do so.

So, Quickstep; gotta say they're doing pretty well recently.
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10 Feb 2018 12:35

11 wins aleady in 2018. Mostly "**** small races" but still pretty impressive!
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10 Feb 2018 12:38

One year to late...
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10 Feb 2018 12:59

Next month at MSR Alaphilippe and Gilbert will get away together on the Poggio and Viviani and Gaviria will contend the bunch sprint behind :eek:

Gewiss-Ballan ain't got **** on them. :p
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10 Feb 2018 13:00

Ah, a thread for the team winning the team victory ranking since 2012. I doubt they'll keep it going this year.

2018 will be an important year for them with Boonen, Kittel, Martin, Brambilla, Trentin and De La Cruz leaving the team.
They may have lost the best sprinter in the world but they still have the two best lead out men in the peloton. Viviani seems to be a nice fit though.

Alaphilippe is the only leader for the Ardennes this year, I hope he finally gets his win this year. He's such a great guy.
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10 Feb 2018 13:06

They have less victories than last year at this point. So they are clearly going backwards
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10 Feb 2018 13:27

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:They have less victories than last year at this point. So they are clearly going backwards

They had the same: 10 victories. Arguably, their overall results have been better so far than last year.
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10 Feb 2018 14:43

Breh wrote:Ah, a thread for the team winning the team victory ranking since 2012. I doubt they'll keep it going this year.

2018 will be an important year for them with Boonen, Kittel, Martin, Brambilla, Trentin and De La Cruz leaving the team.
They may have lost the best sprinter in the world but they still have the two best lead out men in the peloton. Viviani seems to be a nice fit though.

Alaphilippe is the only leader for the Ardennes this year, I hope he finally gets his win this year. He's such a great guy.

In all fairness, it's not like Brambilla, De la Cruz nor Boonen for that matter had much, if any, impact on their winning tally last year.
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10 Feb 2018 15:19

GenericBoonenFan wrote:One year to late...


I'd say they're still doing pretty fine without Boonen. ;)
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10 Feb 2018 15:33

Akuryo wrote:11 wins aleady in 2018. Mostly "**** small races" but still pretty impressive!


Hard to win anything else when there hasn't been a single remotely important race yet this year. It's February 10th!
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10 Feb 2018 15:39

GuyIncognito wrote:
Akuryo wrote:11 wins aleady in 2018. Mostly "**** small races" but still pretty impressive!


Hard to win anything else when there hasn't been a single remotely important race yet this year. It's February 10th!


Sure but those Gaviria wins are a bit... cheap... I don't know how to say it otherwise but you know what I mean. Same for the Degenkolb wins in Mallorca.
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10 Feb 2018 17:01

Gilbert apparently attacked with 60k to go in Vuelta a Murcia. Training for Milano-Sanremo and #striveforfive?

He is becoming more know for his marathon rides rather than his uphill sprints. Is he going to do the same thing in MSR? That's the only way he can win it.

I think he is too old to go with Sagan on Poggio, it's Alaphilippe's job. And in the sprint, they both have Gaviria and Viviani.
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10 Feb 2018 17:17

Velolover2 wrote:Gilbert apparently attacked with 60k to go in Vuelta a Murcia. Training for Milano-Sanremo and #striveforfive?

He is becoming more know for his marathon rides rather than his uphill sprints. Is he going to do the same thing in MSR? That's the only way he can win it.

I think he is too old to go with Sagan on Poggio, it's Alaphilippe's job. And in the sprint, they both have Gaviria and Viviani.

There was a big morning break of 40, Gilbert attacked from that with Trentin, Sierry, Jungels. On Collado Bermejo Gilbert and Jungels dropped the others and Valverde, Sanchez and Fuglsang attacked from the peloton then after the climb catched and dropped the Quickstep duo.
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11 Feb 2018 10:27

Velolover2 wrote:Gilbert apparently attacked with 60k to go in Vuelta a Murcia. Training for Milano-Sanremo and #striveforfive?

He is becoming more know for his marathon rides rather than his uphill sprints. Is he going to do the same thing in MSR? That's the only way he can win it.

I think he is too old to go with Sagan on Poggio, it's Alaphilippe's job. And in the sprint, they both have Gaviria and Viviani.

too old? :surprised: what about last year? man, you're talking about the best puncher of the last 10 years
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13 Feb 2018 20:11

Get to know neo-pro Jhonatan Narvaez(finished 10th at Oro y Paz)
http://www.quickstepfloorscycling.com/en/news/detail/jhonatan-narvaez-happy-to-be-part-of-quick-step-floors/3452

An article on neo-pro James Knox
http://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/latest-news/james-knox-to-the-worldtour-and-beyond-368347

Fernando Gaviria's nephew at Oro y Paz
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13 Feb 2018 20:48

RedheadDane wrote:
GenericBoonenFan wrote:One year to late...


I'd say they're still doing pretty fine without Boonen. ;)

They are but there is a void...
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13 Feb 2018 21:06

GenericBoonenFan wrote:
RedheadDane wrote:
GenericBoonenFan wrote:One year to late...


I'd say they're still doing pretty fine without Boonen. ;)

They are but there is a void...


Teams loses "big-name" riders all the time. Some teams might suffer a drastic decline in results when that happens, Quickstep isn't one of those teams.
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13 Feb 2018 21:27

can3478 wrote:Fernando Gaviria's nephew at Oro y Paz


Whose baby is he holding?
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13 Feb 2018 23:24

GuyIncognito wrote:
can3478 wrote:Fernando Gaviria's nephew at Oro y Paz


Whose baby is he holding?

Alaphilippe's holding Gaviria's nephew, I think the baby is Gaviria's sister son.
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13 Feb 2018 23:51

They are definitely off to a nice start. A win is a win regardless of where you get it. They all count as wins in your final win tally. MSR and Paris-Roubiax are the two monuments missing from Gilbert's palmares to get all 5. Although I think he said he was targeting Paris-Roubiax this year, but I do expect him to be at MSR as well. As for too old, well he is younger than Valverde.
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