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23 Apr 2013 19:45

SafeBet wrote:He wasn't particularly impressive honestly. He's done better short ITTs in his life. Average result.


maybe, but he seems in pretty strong company:

1 1 FROOME Christopher SKY GBR 13'15"59
2 51 TALANSKY Andrew GRS USA 13'21"85 06"
3 21 KISERLOVSKI Robert RLT CRO 13'28"61 13"
4 6 PORTE Richie SKY AUS 13'30"88 15"
5 33 COSTA Rui Alberto MOV POR 13'31"82 16"
6 151 PINOT Thibaut FDJ FRA 13'32"07 17"
7 83 CLEMENT Stef BLA NED 13'32"28 ' '
8 31 VALVERDE Alejandro MOV ESP 13'32"50 ' '
9 52 DANIELSON Tom GRS USA 13'32"59 ' '
10 86 KELDERMAN Wilco BLA NED 13'33"10 18"
11 75 MOSER Moreno CAN ITA 13'33"18 ' '
12 93 BETANCUR Carlos ALM COL 13'34"06 19"

3 seconds better and he would have beaten Porte.
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23 Apr 2013 21:17

I'm not saying this is bad. But it doesn't prove he's on track to get back to good form. He was good in coppi e bartali ITT as well and yet he was nonexistent in every race from then on.
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23 Apr 2013 21:31

SafeBet wrote:I'm not saying this is bad. But it doesn't prove he's on track to get back to good form. He was good in coppi e bartali ITT as well and yet he was nonexistent in every race from then on.


Did you expect him to win the prologue?
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23 Apr 2013 22:54

He showed some signs of life, and that's good. Now we'll have to see how he handles the road stages.
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24 Apr 2013 02:40

Dazed and Confused wrote:3 seconds better and he would have beaten Porte.


In a situation similar to last year, I'm quite sure he would've beaten him, considering Porte doesn't look exactly at his best.
" wrote:"It's magnificent to end it like this," he said. "All the big champions like (Laurent) Jalabert and (Richard) Virenque went out on top and I wanted to do the same."?
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24 Apr 2013 06:46

Pippo_San wrote:In a situation similar to last year, I'm quite sure he would've beaten him, considering Porte doesn't look exactly at his best.


which is why I asked the question: did people expect him to win the prologue here?

Playing on the same level as Froome?

Anyway he is still in the game. Now we will see how he performs against the Sky train. It will be very hard.
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24 Apr 2013 07:04

After his campaign in the Ardennes nobody could expect him to win. This is pretty much the best result we could hope for, I'm not denying that. But we need to see something more, we need to see some endurance in road stages, which is what he's been lacking in the past couple of months.
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19 May 2013 21:44

Time to bring this topic back to life.
I forgot to post this interview from last week: http://www.fullspeedahead.tv/video/8024184/moreno-moser-champions-natural-instinct

Now what's the schedule for Moreno before the Tour?
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09 Jun 2013 18:30

Great ride by him today, finished 12th. Seems he is getting back into great form. :cool:
1 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 2:43:00
2 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:00:11
3 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ
4 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp
5 Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling
6 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp
7 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff
8 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida
9 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team 0:00:19
10 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
11 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:00:24
12 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling
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09 Jun 2013 20:44

Moser was interviewed during the week and he said he completely messed up his preparation for the first part of the season. He thought he was already in top shape after winning Strade Bianche so he missed some days of training and didn't work much on endurance.

He said he's learning from his mistakes and he'll work harder next winter. He's confident his second part of the season will be much better.


Excellent ride today. Route doesn't look so hard from now on. I'm hoping he'll try to win a stage but a decent GC placement is also a possibility.

:)
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10 Jun 2013 05:11

Well he didn't look VERY good on that climb to Crans Montana did he? Yet, considering where he was during the last race (i.e. nowhere) it's a promising sign.

I'd really like him to wear the tricolore at the Nationals but we'll see...
" wrote:"It's magnificent to end it like this," he said. "All the big champions like (Laurent) Jalabert and (Richard) Virenque went out on top and I wanted to do the same."?
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10 Jun 2013 08:17

While I believe Moser might surprise us already this year, I fear he might run into the usual youthful struggle with managing training and the desire to "live the hype".

Having said that I really hope he'll hang on to Sagans wheels in much the same way as the old sly fox Evans does, and stays in the top 10 for many of the flatter stages.. that'll earn him some spots in the Tour de Suisse and possibly Tour de France, while saving some energy for the tougher GC stages.
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10 Jun 2013 10:24

Pippo_San wrote:Well he didn't look VERY good on that climb to Crans Montana did he? Yet, considering where he was during the last race (i.e. nowhere) it's a promising sign.


Not looking great, I agree, but riders kept being dropped and he was always there. And he was brilliant in the last km after Mollema attacked. I thought he was gonna collalpse after being in the red for such a long time, but he's clearly in great shape.


I'm confident for the tricolore. Parcours suits him perfectly.
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30 Jun 2013 21:08

What do you think about Moreno now? I mean.

Good start in Camaiore, top 10 or close.

Then he wins at Strade Bianche, fantastic work.

And nothing! I mean, nothing! Something good in TT, but no way to see him in front of the bench for an attack or something like that.

Just one year ago he destroyed Kwiatkowski, same age, in Tour of Poland, and now Michal is a top rider while Moreno is in very often in the back part of the peloton.

What about that in your mind?

Then I'll try to express my ideas ;)
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30 Jun 2013 21:36

Massively overrated.

One would think he was a RaboFail product :o
Cancellara is like The Black Album. Really good but way overrated.
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30 Jun 2013 21:47

Yes, there are riders performing better at this time younger than him.

But for Christ Sake, he's only 23.... Cyclists usually peak around 27-29 years of age.. Not even adding that it is his only 2nd full season as a pro.....

:rolleyes:
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30 Jun 2013 21:49

Netserk wrote:Massively overrated.

One would think he was a RaboFail product :o


A year ago in Poland he pulled out a good 300m uphill sprint to catch a tired Henao, enough for some people to start comparing him to Gilbert.

Winning Tour of Poland turns out to be as great an indication of future greatness as a TDU victory.

However, comparing him to a Rabo 'talent' is an insult. He can still be good.
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30 Jun 2013 21:54

As I said months ago, I feel like there are 3 possible explanations.

1- He's got a latent disease. You know those kind of viruses hard to trace...even though it's quite strange, I guess they should've already found out.

2- He got his preparation totally wrong.

3- As Netserk said he's just overrated, you know that one time wonder "Lovkvist-style".

He's very very young, so maybe we should just reset our expectations about him and see what he's gonna deliver in the next months and seasons.
" wrote:"It's magnificent to end it like this," he said. "All the big champions like (Laurent) Jalabert and (Richard) Virenque went out on top and I wanted to do the same."?
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30 Jun 2013 22:31

This guy is a class act. Something went wrong for him this year, but he will bounce back soon enough.
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01 Jul 2013 00:20

Got to agree with Bushman and Pippo_San's last point. He's still very young, and something didn't go right this year. He's learning, give him time.

Also I think it's too soon to declare him overrated at this point.
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