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He's coming home!!!! Alejandro Valverde comeback thread.

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What will Valverde's impact be the cycling world in 2012

Storm
63
18%
Snow Storm
56
16%
Desert Storm
47
13%
Tornado
69
19%
Nuclear Holocoust
122
34%
 
Total votes : 357

12 Nov 2011 04:22

Ferminal wrote:As long as they do it to White and Stephens' car too.

Stephens and White have turned from the dark side so they won't be doing such a thing.
diggercuz wrote:second post ever after reading the forum for the last few years and one thing i must say, ACF94 is probably the most intelligent poster here, never biased to BMC or Cadel, and never gets worked up over anything.
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12 Nov 2011 04:28

Parrulo wrote:if the rumours that he has been training like a mad man over the last 2 years are true i can see him returning to his former self by the ardennes (if he races a heavy early season schedule to get some racing k in his legs) and really shale things up

him and costa will show gilbert and the schlecks how a real 1-2 tactic is done


In some racing mags (shows you where I'm at) in the past they said he did not used to train so hard... you know, go out for rides with the bro's instead of training rides. So, yeah, if that was true and he did what he did a couple years ago, and is now training like mad man... look out. That would be the Valverde I'd want to see.
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12 Nov 2011 05:02

Looking forward to seeing him race again!
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12 Nov 2011 05:19

When i voted it took me to the clinic
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12 Nov 2011 09:26

The Hitch wrote:2011 was a great season.

But there was something missing.

January 1st, it comes back

The most eagerly anticipated return in cycling history.

Alejandro "Piti" "El Imbatido" "El Bala" "Balaverde" Valverde.

Coming to the races you love this January.

Valverde's riding San Luís?
auscyclefan94 wrote:But Valverde is the devil on wheels therefore I am allowed to be nasty towards his fans! :D

My avatar: the natural order of things. Valverde in front of Evans. Remember those days? *sniff*
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12 Nov 2011 09:31

Thanks Hithch for this thread. For me, during the last 2 seasons, i've been watching races but with less interests. Starting January, cycling will become more exciting.
“I’m not a human. I’m a piece of machinery. I don’t need to feel a thing. Just forge on ahead.” Haruki Murakami

"No me arranques, no me arranques”, le suplicó el de Pinto a Valverde
“Esto es una competición”, dijo Valverde.

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12 Nov 2011 09:32

I may just have to report every pro Valverde post as it clearly in the wrong sub forum. :rolleyes:
diggercuz wrote:second post ever after reading the forum for the last few years and one thing i must say, ACF94 is probably the most intelligent poster here, never biased to BMC or Cadel, and never gets worked up over anything.
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12 Nov 2011 09:35

Libertine Seguros wrote:Valverde's riding San Luís?

My avatar: the natural order of things. Valverde in front of Evans. Remember those days? *sniff*


those days will be back soon.
“I’m not a human. I’m a piece of machinery. I don’t need to feel a thing. Just forge on ahead.” Haruki Murakami

"No me arranques, no me arranques”, le suplicó el de Pinto a Valverde
“Esto es una competición”, dijo Valverde.

http://enchassepatate.blogspot.com/
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12 Nov 2011 09:37

it will be interesting to see if valverde is up to the heads of state's racing speeds next year. hope so. probably more so in the one day races and perhaps one week stage races than GTs. but you never know. it seems as though he has been training quite seriously.

imo he's the most complete rider overall. if that makes me a fanboy so be it.
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12 Nov 2011 09:49

I'm glad he's back - if it takes a while to get back to racing speed I am sure it will be worth the wait.
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12 Nov 2011 09:56

Valverde will be wise to ride only the Vuelta and concentrate on the classics and one-week races the rest of the year.
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12 Nov 2011 09:57

auscyclefan94 wrote:I may just have to report every pro Valverde post as it clearly in the wrong sub forum. :rolleyes:


I'd offer you a beer to cheer you up but I can see you already had a whine.
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12 Nov 2011 09:58

auscyclefan94 wrote:But GVA, Cadel and Gilbert will show Piti and his sidekick Costa what a 1-2-3 tatic is.


Only Mapei could pull that one off nicely :)
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12 Nov 2011 10:15

auscyclefan94 wrote:I may just have to report every pro Valverde post as it clearly in the wrong sub forum. :rolleyes:


boring already.
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12 Nov 2011 10:22

valverde looks like he was born on a bike,still his style of racing never impressed me or made me a fan.but i'm looking forward to his comeback,hope he can deliver from april already.movistar loooking good for ardennes with visconti,rui costa and the leader valverde.make phil get those wins harder,alejandro!
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12 Nov 2011 10:25

I guess he will shine at Spanish weeklong races, and some classics. Of course he wants to ride the Tour (and probably will ride) but anyway he isn't used to a three week's boredom, and tbh he isn't ready yet in 2012.

But in the end the most interesting thing for me in this thread is whether we'll see the brave heart, gutsy enough (or just with a sense of humour) to compare Valverde with a Snow Storm :D
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12 Nov 2011 10:28

Does anyone seriously expect him to beat GIlbert in the classics or contador in the GT's. What we'll get from Valverde IF he comes back in decent form is a lot of podiums.
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12 Nov 2011 10:34

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12 Nov 2011 10:36

Libertine Seguros wrote:I'd offer you a beer to cheer you up but I can see you already had a whine.


Pot. Kettle.
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12 Nov 2011 10:38

king is back...

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K_L_O_D_E_N...!!!
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