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15 May 2018 20:21

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I think he's going to have to come to terms with the fact that he's not really a GC guy anymore and really should be more of a top domestique.

Tejay is really inconsistent though, one day he climbs close to world class, next day he abandons. That's not what you want from a super-domestique.


I actually think at least part of that is his head. Which is why I've thought for a couple years now that he needs a change of teams. A team that already has a solid leadership order like Movistar, Bahrain-Marida, or M-S could be a good fit. Say you go to a GT at Movistar with Landa and Valverde, then send Tejay as one of the Doms, he'd actually be just as much of a help to them on the flats as in the mountains and in the mountains if he has an off day Landa and Valverde would still be together anyway. At Bahrain you've got Nibali solidly as the top leader with the Izagirre brothers next. Same at M-S with Chaves and the Yates twins. Tejay should be a very big help in those type of teams where if he has a bad day in the mountains it wouldn't be as devastating as they have other climbers, esp Movistar and Bahrain. His big engine, esp when it comes to TTs would be as valuable if not more valuable to those teams.
Then again at Movistar send your 5 top GC guys: Valverde, Landa, Quintana, Soler, and Amador. Why not throw Tejay in there as well. I would almost think there he'd be treated more as a rouler than necessarily a mountain goat. However, he'd have to take a pay cut and understand he's basically got a very small chance to lead that team anywhere.
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15 May 2018 21:05

I love the graphics in these American races!
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15 May 2018 21:30

Yes, really annoying.
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15 May 2018 21:43

By American standarts that's a pretty technical descent.
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15 May 2018 21:53

Two things I'm wondering today is whether Egan already wants to and is able to do damage on this exploive finish and if Gaviria could survive this.
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15 May 2018 21:57

Narvaez could be a dark horse for the stage win.
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15 May 2018 22:05

What is Bernal waiting for?
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15 May 2018 22:08

RedheadDane wrote:I love the graphics in these American races!


I like the graphic that has Sean Bennett as the Stage 3 winner, before the stage is over.

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15 May 2018 22:10

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RedheadDane wrote:I love the graphics in these American races!


I like the graphic that has Sean Bennett as the Stage 3 winner, before the stage is over.


Wishful thinking.

Would be fun, though. Totally adding to the Bennett confusion.
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15 May 2018 22:11

All that suffering for Gaviria to pull himself over the climb and then a mechanical ...
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15 May 2018 22:12

****.
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15 May 2018 22:17

RedheadDane wrote:
Willy_Voet wrote:
RedheadDane wrote:I love the graphics in these American races!


I like the graphic that has Sean Bennett as the Stage 3 winner, before the stage is over.


Wishful thinking.

Would be fun, though. Totally adding to the Bennett confusion.


Edited post with screen grab...weird, as he's in the break, but about to get caught.
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Re: 13/05 - 19/05: Tour of California

15 May 2018 22:19

front 2 are winning

peloton is being retarded
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15 May 2018 22:21

Nice win for Skujins. And awesome celebration too
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15 May 2018 22:21

Skujins is a brilliant winner! Nice that an attacker won.
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Re: 13/05 - 19/05: Tour of California

15 May 2018 22:22

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:front 2 are winning

peloton is being retarded

Sprinters didn't have any teammates so nobody wanted to chase. Nothing new. Anyway, I'm surprised Ewan got over these climbs. Wasn't he supposed to be a Kittel like sprinter who gets dropped on speed bumps?
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15 May 2018 22:23

What the hell was that Skujins?
Not the winning, that was awesome. The... "dancing", or whatever you wanna call it.
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15 May 2018 22:23

Cance > TheRest wrote:Nice win for Skujins. And awesome celebration too


Agree 100%.

Easy 3rd for Caleb but again, it looked like Sagan wasn't even trying and clearly, he was unwilling to drag everyone to the finish line.
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Re: 13/05 - 19/05: Tour of California

15 May 2018 22:24

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Dekker_Tifosi wrote:front 2 are winning

peloton is being retarded

Sprinters didn't have any teammates so nobody wanted to chase. Nothing new. Anyway, I'm surprised Ewan got over these climbs. Wasn't he supposed to be a Kittel like sprinter who gets dropped on speed bumps?

Well, the pace slowed somewhat as they neared the top (the group was max 15 riders with Sagan hanging in the back), so he probably got back to the group after that. But still, it's probably his best climbing performance ever
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15 May 2018 22:28

I know there was a headwind, but that was lame. Badly filmed as well, even if it should be much easier with so big roads.
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