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23 Jun 2012 18:11

Before today's race I thought Moser would have struggle to get a top 20 :o
He's gone beyond any expectation. On a course like that, raced like hell. Amazing.
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 18:13

Yeah beyond anyone's expectations I'd say.
He apparently admitted he had previously never rode for 250km in his life, not even for training.
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23 Jun 2012 18:20

SafeBet wrote:Yeah beyond anyone's expectations I'd say.
He apparently admitted he had previously never rode for 250km in his life, not even for training.

:D
I'd like to know how he goes on cobbles... if he's fine then we have our future all-monuments winner :D
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 18:22

just scary...
that's all.
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23 Jun 2012 18:31

Eshnar wrote:Before today's race I thought Moser would have struggle to get a top 20 :o
He's gone beyond any expectation. On a course like that, raced like hell. Amazing.


Most of his best results have come on hard courses. No surprise to see him in the top 10. As if you could name 20 Italian cyclists who are better than him right now. :o
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23 Jun 2012 18:45

Eshnar wrote::D
I'd like to know how he goes on cobbles... if he's fine then we have our future all-monuments winner :D


He must have learnt something from his uncle.
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23 Jun 2012 22:35

The harder the race the better it is for him. Thats a pretty unique attribute at 21 years old.
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24 Jun 2012 13:18

Fifth in the ITT one day after the immense effort of the RR.
Cataldo won.
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24 Jun 2012 13:57

This guy is a natural. Top 5 in both the Nats RR and ITT in your first year as a pro, after all the other top-notch placings he has already. Not many aspiring riders who can say that at the moment, apart from Sagan maybe.
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24 Jun 2012 16:24

SafeBet wrote:Fifth in the ITT one day after the immense effort of the RR.
Cataldo won.

Having a good result in the italian ITT is not that big deal :D
Anyway doing it after yesterday RR is really something ;)
I'm officially a Moser fanboy :cool:
A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.


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25 Jun 2012 05:43

CasperVg wrote:This guy is a natural. Top 5 in both the Nats RR and ITT in your first year as a pro, after all the other top-notch placings he has already. Not many aspiring riders who can say that at the moment, apart from Sagan maybe.


Arnaud Demare will also become great, only just not as versatile as Sagan or Moser.
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04 Jul 2012 20:42

Moreno is scheduled to ride the Tour of Pologne.
What do you guys expect from him? His recovery still looks suspect.
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04 Jul 2012 21:44

How is his sprint?
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04 Jul 2012 21:55

He's quite fast, but more of a puncher.
Could definately see him winning a sprint out of 15-20. Bigger group, I really have no idea.
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04 Jul 2012 22:02

Stage 1 will be a reduced sprint, but probably faster riders will survive. Then there are 2 uphill sprints, but again those stages aren't super tough.

I suppose it will also depend on how well Sabatini and Viviani are going.

As long as he is not too tired, I think he can finish top 15 on GC at least.
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05 Jul 2012 09:52

roundabout wrote:As long as he is not too tired, I think he can finish top 15 on GC at least.


We should bear in mind he is still lacking recovery skills. In Suisse he looked promising until the ITT but then blew in the Arosa stage. I know both the field and the parcours are weaker here but I wouldn't expect too much GC wise.

Those uphill sprints look very good though.

Viviani should go for the bunch sprints. He's faster than Moreno.
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05 Jul 2012 15:36

SafeBet wrote:
Viviani should go for the bunch sprints. He's faster than Moreno.


I'm not sure how much Viviani will be going all out: he is riding the olympics soon on the track and probably won't be racing as hard.
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10 Jul 2012 17:09

SafeBet wrote:He's quite fast, but more of a puncher.
Could definately see him winning a sprint out of 15-20. Bigger group, I really have no idea.


Apparently he can win bigger sprints as well.
Even though, well, not sure you can call this a sprint. He opened a gap :D
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10 Jul 2012 17:11

SafeBet wrote:Apparently he can win bigger sprints as well.
Even though, well, not sure you can call this a sprint. He opened a gap :D

The Beastness is strong in this guy :eek:
A race that doesn't give an attacker the chance to finish it off alone is not a race anymore.


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10 Jul 2012 17:17

Easy peasy. yea baby.

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