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02 Apr 2014 21:50

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/samuel-sanchez-feels-like-a-new-pro-at-bmc

So, thoughts? Euskadi sucking as much as we expected?
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02 Apr 2014 21:53

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/samuel-sanchez-feels-like-a-new-pro-at-bmc

So, thoughts? Euskadi sucking as much as we expected?

"I won a lot in a team with a lot fewer resources. In BMC, I've learned to value what I did [in Euskaltel]. Who knows what I would have achieved with this team if I'd signed for them 10 years earlier, at 26 instead of at 36."

Hahaha Samu is so full of himself.
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02 Apr 2014 23:22

He needs to justify his salary which is probably a lot higher than at Euskaltel too :p

He is conveniently forgetting all that support at BMC has not yet worked at all for that team. Till now, he doesn't seem to be doing any better than before either.
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03 Apr 2014 05:23

I see pais vasco as a big opportunity for samu. I expect evans will fail badly again and force a rethink for bmc next month.

If he does a really good job working for tjvg, perhaps he might earn himself co-leadership for the giro. Or at least a free role.
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03 Apr 2014 05:56

Better Call Saul wrote:I see pais vasco as a big opportunity for samu. I expect evans will fail badly again and force a rethink for bmc next month.

If he does a really good job working for tjvg, perhaps he might earn himself co-leadership for the giro. Or at least a free role.
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It's a little difficult to predict BMC because they made changes in leadership last year, but i think it's very likely that if he does well, they'll at least have him as a protected rider to have a secondary GC option in the Giro.
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03 Apr 2014 05:56

hrotha wrote:Hahaha Samu is so full of himself.

:confused: EE was seen as one of, if not the most old school WT setup and Samu has only been with BMC since Peiper took over and started actively managing the riders. Then there's the differences in budget and resources. Chances are the difference in Samu's experiences at the two squads is like night and day.
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03 Apr 2014 19:23

Better Call Saul wrote:I see pais vasco as a big opportunity for samu. I expect evans will fail badly again and force a rethink for bmc next month.

If he does a really good job working for tjvg, perhaps he might earn himself co-leadership for the giro. Or at least a free role.
Thoughts?


I like Sammy and would like to see him do well at PV as well as the Giro. I would love to be proven wrong, but I don't think Sammy or Cadel will do much in the Giro. Best of luck to them though.
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04 Apr 2014 20:55

Jspear wrote:I like Sammy and would like to see him do well at PV as well as the Giro. I would love to be proven wrong, but I don't think Sammy or Cadel will do much in the Giro. Best of luck to them though.



In theory they should have a good team w a strong double option ala nibali/basso 2010. But i have to agree w you. The BMC trend of underwhelming performancs will likely continue.

Would be nice to see evans put in some effort for a teammate though. Based on recent form he hasn't got even that in him.
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10 Sep 2016 07:33

I second the OP

Any updates on Samu?
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10 Sep 2016 07:37

He's out of the race, shoulder injury :(
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10 Sep 2016 08:28

The velon video of the crash and SAMU in the ambulance is so upsetting to watch

I love this rider becasue he has such desire and passion at 38 ...He was still figting for a top 5 in a GT at his age ...shows how much he loves the sport and how it must be so hard and how much he has ot put in just to be up there with the best ...And got so little aclaim for his efforts really

There are some younger riders inthe peloton ..and if they had only half the desire he has they woudl go far
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10 Sep 2016 09:07

It was terrible to see him cross the line in obvious discomfort. I guess he must have been wondering how many more Vueltas he will start.
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10 Sep 2016 09:15

Horrible crash and horrible news. So close.
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10 Sep 2016 09:42

Saw the video and... damn! He was close to that pillar. :eek:
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10 Sep 2016 11:23

Terrible crash. I hope he recovers quickly. Luckily no bone fractures, but of course it's a sad way to end an otherwise very good Vuelta.
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