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17 Apr 2018 08:46

Laplaz wrote:Pozzovivo ftw today!
Curious also to see what Sosa can do today.


Agree about Pozzovivo. A genuine climb that gets steeper towards the finish is about the only thing he can win nowadays given his complete lack of a finishing sprint on anything slightly flatter. I think he makes his winning move 2km out, Froome, Pinot and Lopez disputing the minor placings.
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Re: 16/04 - 20/04: Tour of the Alps (Giro del Trentino)

17 Apr 2018 09:01

Tonton wrote:Trolling, maybe not. Aru took advantage of a strong team and Dunoulin being mugged. Giro '14 he was not much better than Rolland. Fabio made the best of his opportunities. Recently, well, sparkles like the win at PDBF but not much else, All that glitters are not gold. Led Zep, Black Album, Netserk, I can't wrap my head around Fabio Aru as a GT powerhouse. Lady Luck got on his side many times over, he's a second tier GT guy behind Froome and Quintana, Dumoulin maybe, and Aru is no Nibali. I can understand the doubters.

Sometimes I wonder if he's just too thin/to low bodyfat percentage for his built and gets to fragile/haas bad days because of that.
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Re: 16/04 - 20/04: Tour of the Alps (Giro del Trentino)

17 Apr 2018 09:36

.. and they're off! 20 km descent to begin with so it'll be a fast start.
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Re: 16/04 - 20/04: Tour of the Alps (Giro del Trentino)

17 Apr 2018 10:25

Tonton wrote:Trolling, maybe not. Aru took advantage of a strong team and Dunoulin being mugged. Giro '14 he was not much better than Rolland. Fabio made the best of his opportunities. Recently, well, sparkles like the win at PDBF but not much else, All that glitters are not gold. Led Zep, Black Album, Netserk, I can't wrap my head around Fabio Aru as a GT powerhouse. Lady Luck got on his side many times over, he's a second tier GT guy behind Froome and Quintana, Dumoulin maybe, and Aru is no Nibali. I can understand the doubters.


Not being a powerhouse means average ? In that case outside of Froome and Nibali , at the moment where are the powerhouses ? Contador has retired. Dumoulin has won one. Quintana has won two GTs. Aru has two podiums in the Giro, a win in the Vuelta and a fifth, and a fifth in the Tour........many average riders would be happy with that record !
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17 Apr 2018 10:32

6 man breakaway hits the first climb with 4' 40" over the peloton. 16 km up hill!
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17 Apr 2018 10:33

Generally I'd definitely rate Aru as one of the best 8 GT riders around right now, but 2016 and 2017 were full of **** ups. He is inconsistent and not very reliable, but when he hits form he's one of the best climbers in the world. Right now he's never a favorite, but always a legit contender.
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17 Apr 2018 10:39

Aru = LRP good, but ...
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17 Apr 2018 11:16

Robert5091 wrote:Aru = LRP good, but ...

LRP will never win a GT
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17 Apr 2018 11:55

Laplaz wrote:
Robert5091 wrote:Aru = LRP good, but ...

LRP will never win a GT

And Aru doesn't have the top-level Lil Richie has. Well, he has shown that on one stage in his career, but still.. I don't really see that many similarities, Aru is much more of a GT rider than Richie is, but Richie is surely the better (and more versatile, despite not being versatile) rider. Aru is more of a one trick than Quintana, since Quintana also climbs extremely well in one week races - for Aru its strictly reserved for GTs and his climbing hasn't been all that great in all honesty

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17 Apr 2018 11:56

Pozzo looked very good as well yesterday, I'll fancy his chances today!
Pinot though, must be the favorite, impressive legs.
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17 Apr 2018 12:01

Easy win for CF.
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17 Apr 2018 12:03

I wonder if Pampeago is too explosive for López, lol
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17 Apr 2018 12:17

Will be interesting to see if Astana backs only MAL or if LLS and Bilbao have a free role (altough both will struggle today on a climb like Pampeago).
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17 Apr 2018 12:45

Laplaz wrote:Will be interesting to see if Astana backs only MAL or if LLS and Bilbao have a free role (altough both will struggle today on a climb like Pampeago).


Bilba might put in a decent preformance, but Luis Leon will struggle to make a top 20 today.
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17 Apr 2018 12:52

Laplaz wrote:
Robert5091 wrote:Aru = LRP good, but ...

LRP will never win a GT


LPR has never even podiumed a GT much less won one and podiumed 2 others like Aru. LPR only wishes he could ride like Aru!
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17 Apr 2018 12:53

This is a serious climb
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17 Apr 2018 12:54

No sky train this time
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17 Apr 2018 12:55

Yo yo time already
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17 Apr 2018 12:55

SKY is far down in the peloton, it looks like?
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17 Apr 2018 12:55

Froome will win this now
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