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20 May 2013 14:02

Eshnar wrote:Didn't he just follow Schlecks on the way to Grand Bornand?
But you're right about Grossglockner, for some reason I remembered him attacking a lot later than he actually did. My bad.

He followed the great Rujanito _O_ ;) :p
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20 May 2013 14:03

Eshnar wrote:Didn't he just follow Schlecks on the way to Grand Bornand?
But you're right about Grossglockner, for some reason I remembered him attacking a lot later than he actually did. My bad.


That was zoncolan I think, he attacked 2 km from the finish? Something like that.

He attacked on the Grand bornand stage and dropped Frandy and Kloeden cracked and JB didn't like that
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20 May 2013 14:03

Netserk wrote:He followed the great Rujanito _O_ ;) :p


How dare you mock him :mad: The same Rujano followed Contador on the Etna. I hope you don't think many others could've done the same.
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20 May 2013 14:04

manafana wrote:The nibali from thsi giro is miles better than the rider who won the vuelta, much stronger fields now too.


Indeed, he has progress incrementally and nicely since Giro 2010.

If he manages this win that is a Vuelta and a Giro in the win column, plus a podium at Le Tour. Not bad for a so called 2nd rate rider :D
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20 May 2013 14:04

Netserk wrote:He followed the great Rujanito _O_ ;) :p


He didn't. Check the vids. He attacked and Rujano bridged.
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20 May 2013 14:04

LaFlorecita wrote:Nibali is 28, he probably won't progress all that much anymore.


That has been said for 2 years now, but every year Nibali emerges just a little bit better, either in the mountains or in the tt. ;)
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20 May 2013 14:05

Carols wrote:Indeed, he has progress incrementally and nicely since Giro 2010.

If he manages this win that is a Vuelta and a Giro in the win column, plus a podium at Le Tour. Not bad for a so called 2nd rate rider :D


Nobody calls him second rate, he's just not in the same league as Froome and Alberto
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20 May 2013 14:05

LaFlorecita wrote:Nibali is 28, he probably won't progress all that much anymore.


He can in the TT, just like Purito has at 32. And it is the TT that will get him more wins :)
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20 May 2013 14:06

LaFlorecita wrote:Nobody calls him second rate, he's just not in the same league as Froome and Alberto


Scroll up...though some have seen the light....
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20 May 2013 14:06

Vino attacks everyone wrote:That has been said for 2 years now, but every year Nibali emerges just a little bit better, either in the mountains or in the tt. ;)


Normal cyclists reach their prime when they're 29-30-31 years old. Not when they're 26.:o
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20 May 2013 14:06

Carols wrote:He can in the TT, just like Purito has at 32. And it is the TT that will get him more wins :)


:confused: His tt seems just fine to me
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20 May 2013 14:09

Carols wrote:He can in the TT, just like Purito has at 32. And it is the TT that will get him more wins :)


Nibali =/= Purito. Nibali was born as a GC rider, Purito is too light to be consistent enough during a GT. He didn't even bother about his TT position until a few years ago.
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20 May 2013 14:12

LaFlorecita wrote:Nobody calls him second rate, he's just not in the same league as Froome and Alberto


I know you love robbie williams and in one of his song he said " you cant lie to a lier because of all the lies" :D :p ...well, point being, he was called second rate in this very thread (not saying i agree or disagree)
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20 May 2013 14:14

LaFlorecita wrote:Normal cyclists reach their prime when they're 29-30-31 years old. Not when they're 26.:o


So he got a couple of years still to become better then ;)
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20 May 2013 14:16

Zam_Olyas wrote:I know you love robbie williams and in one of his song he said " you cant lie to a lier because of all the lies" :D :p ...well, point being, he was called second rate in this very thread (not saying i agree or disagree)


I remember myself saying he doesn't belong in the same category as Alberto and Dawg iow "first rate" according to the other poster. I don't like to speak about first rate and second rate. There are much more categories.

Zam I hope you're drunk :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULTtWUZhD9c
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20 May 2013 14:17

Vino attacks everyone wrote:So he got a couple of years still to become better then ;)


Yes, but not much better I believe. I think riders progress most when they're 25-26-27 years old.
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20 May 2013 14:18

So Nibali is third rate?
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20 May 2013 14:21

Netserk wrote:So Nibali is third rate?


He is not first rate and not second rate so he must be third rate:confused: no he is 1.3th rate ok:rolleyes::o
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20 May 2013 14:26

LaFlorecita wrote:He is not first rate and not second rate so he must be third rate:confused: no he is 1.3th rate ok:rolleyes::o


Well that is stupid, so Froome is 1th rate, AC is 1.1th rate and Nibbles is 1.3th rate?

WE NEED A NEW SYSTEM GUYS!!! :mad:
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20 May 2013 14:35

LaFlorecita wrote:Yes, but not much better I believe. I think riders progress most when they're 25-26-27 years old.


Nope, that's in the U23. A friend of mine, who is 19, improves his PR's every month or so. As soon as you become pro in the elite levels, you acclimatise to that and gain experience, progressing even more.

From then on(older than 25-26) it's just marginal progress though, except if you're unrightfully pushed into a domestique role, or become pro at a somewhat later age.
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