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06 Jun 2018 21:53

Of course finding a guy who's bigger than Ewan is rather easy.
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06 Jun 2018 22:30

WheelofGear wrote:Is Zubelduo (Konrad/Buchmann) staying with Bora? Both seems stronger than Majka these days.. No way they want to dom for him.


They absolutely should stay with Bora. They get excellent opportunities to ride for themselves there, better than they would currently get at any similarly large team. Also Bora seem to invest in prospective leaders long term. It’s a good place to develop.
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07 Jun 2018 13:27

Valgren is in a contract year, and since nothing is yet announced, this close to TdF, I don't think it is a given, that he stays with Astana.

There are several of the GT focused teams, that could use a classics captain like Valgren, and some of them have more money than Astana.
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07 Jun 2018 19:23

Wherever he ends up, he deserves some good money. Not only can he win both hilly and cobbled classics, but his rolling skills combined with not being an awful climber make him a very good domestique for GTs, especially since teams numbers have got reduced and versatility counts for more than ever. He would be one of my main targets to sign if I were a WT team manager.
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07 Jun 2018 20:12

Anderis wrote:Wherever he ends up, he deserves some good money. Not only can he win both hilly and cobbled classics, but his rolling skills combined with not being an awful climber make him a very good domestique for GTs, especially since teams numbers have got reduced and versatility counts for more than ever. He would be one of my main targets to sign if I were a WT team manager.


Completely agree

For a GT captain, he can fill the role Kwiat is doing for Froome or Naesen is doing for Bardet...... or actually, that Valgren is already doing for Fuglsang.

BTW I think Fuglsangs performance at the tour, is a big decider for Valgren.

If Fuglsang takes a podium spot, Astana is sure to give his crew, another full ride to the tour next year, which may make Valgren want to stay, to both be a classics captain, and ride for the captain he wants in GTs.
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07 Jun 2018 21:35

Broccolidwarf wrote:
Anderis wrote:Wherever he ends up, he deserves some good money. Not only can he win both hilly and cobbled classics, but his rolling skills combined with not being an awful climber make him a very good domestique for GTs, especially since teams numbers have got reduced and versatility counts for more than ever. He would be one of my main targets to sign if I were a WT team manager.


Completely agree

For a GT captain, he can fill the role Kwiat is doing for Froome or Naesen is doing for Bardet...... or actually, that Valgren is already doing for Fuglsang.

BTW I think Fuglsangs performance at the tour, is a big decider for Valgren.

If Fuglsang takes a podium spot, Astana is sure to give his crew, another full ride to the tour next year, which may make Valgren want to stay, to both be a classics captain, and ride for the captain he wants in GTs.


So, what you're saying is that Valgren can do the job Valgren is doing? :p
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07 Jun 2018 23:19

RedheadDane wrote:
Broccolidwarf wrote:
Anderis wrote:Wherever he ends up, he deserves some good money. Not only can he win both hilly and cobbled classics, but his rolling skills combined with not being an awful climber make him a very good domestique for GTs, especially since teams numbers have got reduced and versatility counts for more than ever. He would be one of my main targets to sign if I were a WT team manager.


Completely agree

For a GT captain, he can fill the role Kwiat is doing for Froome or Naesen is doing for Bardet...... or actually, that Valgren is already doing for Fuglsang.

BTW I think Fuglsangs performance at the tour, is a big decider for Valgren.

If Fuglsang takes a podium spot, Astana is sure to give his crew, another full ride to the tour next year, which may make Valgren want to stay, to both be a classics captain, and ride for the captain he wants in GTs.


So, what you're saying is that Valgren can do the job Valgren is doing? :p


Yep - I'm clever that way :p

On a serious note, I am also saying it, because many don't notice what he is doing, so it deserves a mention.
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08 Jun 2018 07:07

Nobody does Valgren's job like Valgren! :cool:
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08 Jun 2018 10:31

RedheadDane wrote:Nobody does Valgren's job like Valgren! :cool:


Garcia Cortina will out-Valgren Valgren in a couple of years time. Mohoric too.
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08 Jun 2018 11:00

laarsland wrote:
RedheadDane wrote:Nobody does Valgren's job like Valgren! :cool:


Garcia Cortina will out-Valgren Valgren in a couple of years time. Mohoric too.


At which point it will be Cortina's and Mohoric's jobs.

Otherwise, just imagine being Valgren; "Those guys are better at being me than I am!"
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08 Jun 2018 11:11

RedheadDane wrote:Nobody does Valgren's job like Valgren! :cool:

We need a Michael Valgren is the new Michael Valgren thread.
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08 Jun 2018 14:43

The classics squad of QS is not getting younger with Terpstra and Gilbert in their mid 30s. Maybe adding Valgren for next season is exactly what they need. With his versatility he could fill a lot of spots.
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08 Jun 2018 16:46

RedheadDane wrote:Of course finding a guy who's bigger than Ewan is rather easy.


Bigger than Sieberg in volume :) (since that's what matters for the drafting wake)
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08 Jun 2018 17:40

Prediction Valgren to Sky. With Standard leaving.
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08 Jun 2018 18:57

GuyIncognito wrote:
RedheadDane wrote:Of course finding a guy who's bigger than Ewan is rather easy.


Bigger than Sieberg in volume :) (since that's what matters for the drafting wake)


Well, Sieberg is taller, Kluge is heavier, dunno about their respective volumes.
However, my point was that a few centimetres here, or a few kilos there doesn't really matter much; practically everybody is bigger than Ewan.
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08 Jun 2018 20:21

Dennis, Bauhaus & Teunissen to Bahrain
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08 Jun 2018 20:39

MatParker117 wrote:Dennis, Bauhaus & Teunissen to Bahrain


eh!???
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08 Jun 2018 20:49

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09 Jun 2018 02:53

Interesting that Dennis is leaving BMC after being expected to stay. Does this mean that the story from the Dutch media re new sponsors for BMC was just a rumor ? BMC refused to comment on the story at the time during the Giro. A move by Porte would ring some alarm bells for other riders on the team you would think.........I can't think of a reason why BMC wouldn't clarify the news, if anything you would think it would boost morale on the team.
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09 Jun 2018 04:57

Cyclingnews has started to use Beppe Conti as a source for transfer news :D
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