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10 Jun 2012 16:13

Let's wait till he rides Paris-Roubaix before we call him THE new Moser. ;)
Ryo Hazuki wrote:horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato


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10 Jun 2012 18:11

How is the profile for the long itt? He did a very good tt in pais vasco, but it was also hilly with some technical descents and he seems to be a great descender.
He seems to be in decent shape, so i believe that he can get a result in the itt :)
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10 Jun 2012 18:59

Not flat at all in the first half.
Then it gets easier.

Let's see how he goes in the next 4 stages, which should suit him well.
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10 Jun 2012 23:59

Did he have to work for Sagan today or not? Even so only losing 1:20 is a good accomplishment.
I'd agree with you but then we'd both be wrong

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11 Jun 2012 00:31

Say what, I'm betting on him to win the national championships :cool:
Dunno if the course might prove a little to hard for him tho...we'll see
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11 Jun 2012 07:14

greenedge wrote:Did he have to work for Sagan today or not? Even so only losing 1:20 is a good accomplishment.


No. Sagan didn't even give it a go. He was dropped as soon as they started Verbier.
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11 Jun 2012 07:16

Italy has so much talent right now that it's almost unreal. And Moser is definitely among the most talented.
Ryo Hazuki wrote:contador is such a coward :o
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11 Jun 2012 08:04

hrotha wrote:When I was designing my CQ team I had to choose between the Moser and Battaglin bandwagons. I chose Battaglin's. I'm sticking to it goddammit.


I chose him and am very glad:). Will definitely be a GC contender in years to come. Even Basso thinks so.
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11 Jun 2012 10:14

Well, it is also some years ago since We have had a rider who has been able to win some major classics/monuments and also win a few gt's. (Not just like a gt rider winning fleche wallone once for instance)
But it will be very hard winning just a single classic in a few years with sagan there.
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11 Jun 2012 10:18

The real Moser couldn't win a GT as well. His Giro win was a farce that should have been won by Laurent Fignon.
Ryo Hazuki wrote:horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato


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11 Jun 2012 14:14

To be fair, he was wearing a vest over a jersey and armwarmers. Plenty of guys can win like that. :p

This kid seems to have a bright future in front of him. Hopefully he'll land somewhere where he can reach his potential.
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12 Jun 2012 13:32

The_Z_man wrote:To be fair, he was wearing a vest over a jersey and armwarmers. Plenty of guys can win like that. :p

This kid seems to have a bright future in front of him. Hopefully he'll land somewhere where he can reach his potential.


You think Liquigas is not the right place?
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12 Jun 2012 17:14

it's a pity that the guy is in the same team as Sagan... :o
A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.


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12 Jun 2012 17:52

SafeBet wrote:You think Liquigas is not the right place?

I don't think it's a bad place for him. It doesn't seem to me like there would be a conflict between him and Sagan.

I should have been clearer. If Liquigas isn't around after this year, I hope he lands in a good place.
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12 Jun 2012 21:23

The_Z_man wrote:I don't think it's a bad place for him. It doesn't seem to me like there would be a conflict between him and Sagan.


I concur. They are different riders, there's room for both.


Today he did a great work as a domestique, pulling for the last kms and bringing the attacks back. Sagan himself said he was amazing.
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13 Jun 2012 10:31

Its really amazing that a rider of his size (177 cm and 64 kilo, according to the liquigas website) can have such power on flat road.
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15 Jun 2012 08:49

I'm very curious to see how Moser will do in today's ITT.
Not expecting too much. A top15 would be a great result nonetheless.
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23 Jun 2012 16:04

Time to pump this up. :D
The guy is gonna win everything from next year on.
A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.


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23 Jun 2012 18:06

He's a beast. Can't wait to see him in the Ardennes next year.
Time and training will improve his recovery as well.
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23 Jun 2012 18:07

The thing about those Liquigas youngsters(ie Sagan and Moser) is that the year before they turn pro they aren't really dominating the U23 races or something like that. Moser was beaten in the GiroBio tt by Jakub Novak, and Sagan didn't even finish the 2009 U23 WC road race. Of course they won races, but they didn't show the class they seem to have gotten immediately when turning pro. (Not implying any suspicion about them btw)

Now they're already world class riders, right from the moment they turn pro, and at 21 years of age, they seem to have unlimited potential. If these two guys improve like this each year, they're going to be unbeatable in every race. I just hope I'm wrong...
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