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24 Oct 2013 22:35

vedrafjord wrote:Andy Schleck: “The Tour next year is for me."



There's your problem right there Andy. You're still supposed to train when the weather's not nice.

That's just pure gold. Classic Andy :D
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24 Oct 2013 23:07

You haters just wait, Andy will be back and firing on all cylinders. Next year the Tour is for him. Low time trial miles? Awesome! Cobbles? Bring it on! Rain? Well, he can always fly to someplace sunny for training.

Mark my words, 2014 is the year the brothers Schleck return to their former glory. :cool: Or as Jensie would put it, oh Sh*t yeah they'll be back.

:D
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25 Oct 2013 05:17

What if it rains on stage 2?
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25 Oct 2013 05:58

Afrank wrote:You haters just wait, Andy will be back and firing on all cylinders. Next year the Tour is for him. Low time trial miles? Awesome! Cobbles? Bring it on! Rain? Well, he can always fly to someplace sunny for training.

Mark my words, 2014 is the year the brothers Schleck return to their former glory. :cool: Or as Jensie would put it, oh Sh*t yeah they'll be back.

:D


Ach, the haters don't really hate on Andy, more frustrated if anything. All true cycling fans know that he is needed for a real showdown.

Besides, Jensie knows best:D
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25 Oct 2013 06:32

ferryman wrote:
Besides, Jensie knows best:D


It is known
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25 Oct 2013 06:35

It is known :D:D:D
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25 Oct 2013 11:23

Afrank wrote:You haters just wait, Andy will be back and firing on all cylinders. Next year the Tour is for him. Low time trial miles? Awesome! Cobbles? Bring it on! Rain? Well, he can always fly to someplace sunny for training.

Mark my words, 2014 is the year the brothers Schleck return to their former glory. :cool: Or as Jensie would put it, oh Sh*t yeah they'll be back.

:D


People like myself that don't share your optimism about Andy are not haters. I just see things differently. I hope he does make improvements but now Cadel Evans is not his adversary, he has to beat people like Froome, Quintana and Nibali amongst others. It could be even harder for him now to podium.
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25 Oct 2013 11:28

Afrank wrote:You haters just wait, Andy will be back and firing on all cylinders. Next year the Tour is for him. Low time trial miles? Awesome! Cobbles? Bring it on! Rain? Well, he can always fly to someplace sunny for training.

Mark my words, 2014 is the year the brothers Schleck return to their former glory. :cool: Or as Jensie would put it, oh Sh*t yeah they'll be back.

:D


If he just follows Horner's training program he will be flying up mountains :D
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25 Oct 2013 12:12

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7W4l9GMs4E

He is a funny guy.

People talk about Andy's level in the mountains in 2009 and 2010. If he can recapture that form then how will this compare to Froome and Quintana when climbing? Without W/kg calculations etc does anyone think he can drop Froome?
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25 Oct 2013 12:29

vedrafjord wrote:Andy Schleck: “The Tour next year is for me."



There's your problem right there Andy. You're still supposed to train when the weather's not nice.


The gift that keeps on giving. Andy, Andy, Andy.:p
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25 Oct 2013 13:58

movingtarget wrote:People like myself that don't share your optimism about Andy are not haters. I just see things differently. I hope he does make improvements but now Cadel Evans is not his adversary, he has to beat people like Froome, Quintana and Nibali amongst others. It could be even harder for him now to podium.


Don't worry, that post was just me having some fun and joking around a bit. ;) I don't actually think people were hating on him.
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25 Oct 2013 14:08

Contadoraus Schlecks wrote:http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7W4l9GMs4E

He is a funny guy.

People talk about Andy's level in the mountains in 2009 and 2010. If he can recapture that form then how will this compare to Froome and Quintana when climbing? Without W/kg calculations etc does anyone think he can drop Froome?


I think the Froome we saw up Ventoux would be almost impossible to drop. The Froome we saw in the last week of the tour on the other hand (Aple d'huez, semnoz) I would say Andy woud have a fair chance putting quite a few second into. Is it enough when the tts comes? we will see :)
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25 Oct 2013 16:22

Vino attacks everyone wrote:I think the Froome we saw up Ventoux would be almost impossible to drop. The Froome we saw in the last week of the tour on the other hand (Aple d'huez, semnoz) I would say Andy woud have a fair chance putting quite a few second into. Is it enough when the tts comes? we will see :)


Froome put minutes into Andy in both TT's so I doubt gaining a minute in the mountains makes any difference.
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17 Nov 2013 19:28

http://www.atwistedspoke.com/28427/

interesting read

also :D

This kind of talk is always a reminder that Andy Schleck is a really nice guy — perhaps too nice to win the most demanding and brutal endurance event in sport. Froome is a killer, Nibali always looks to attack, Contador will stick the knife in whenever and wherever he sees a chance. Andy is a great buddy for a fishing trip.
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17 Nov 2013 20:07

EnacheV wrote:http://www.atwistedspoke.com/28427/

interesting read

also :D


Ask Chris Froome over at Sky — winning the Tour de France is a good feeling.


Maybe depends on who you ask though - Wigans said it was no fun at all :D
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17 Nov 2013 20:07

Vino attacks everyone wrote:I think the Froome we saw up Ventoux would be almost impossible to drop. The Froome we saw in the last week of the tour on the other hand (Aple d'huez, semnoz) I would say Andy woud have a fair chance putting quite a few second into. Is it enough when the tts comes? we will see :)


Andy still has a better race time up Ventoux, and he wasn't racing.
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17 Nov 2013 21:57

Christian wrote:Maybe depends on who you ask though - Wigans said it was no fun at all :D


Andy simply does not wish to burden himself with any high expectations for next season. Hopefully Froome will grossly underestimate him and Andy will show on top form:D
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19 Nov 2013 07:31

Taxus4a wrote:And he did a good last ITT.


Unfortunately with Froome a "good" ITT would not be good enough. He still has a lot of catch up on Froome. I hope he is training for ITTs this off-season!

Forget TdF - I hope he at least does well in some of the classics - LBL?
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19 Nov 2013 07:37

saneguy wrote:Unfortunately with Froome a "good" ITT would not be good enough. He still has a lot of catch up on Froome. I hope he is training for ITTs this off-season!

Forget TdF - I hope he at least does well in some of the classics - LBL?

I think that a good LBL would be a great start for Andy. If he shows really well there his confidence will be sky high. Just quietly, I think that Froome and Sky will be keeping an eye on his performance in Ardennes as well, as they haven't had to face a fully firing Andy yet.
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