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28 May 2015 15:18

This is how a true champion reacts to an unsuccesful ardennes campaign and a crash before his biggest goal of the year. Amazing ride.
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28 May 2015 15:36

Smart race and a very good win. It's good seeing Gilbert win, also great ride by Moinard.

Off topic, but what's happened to Afrank?
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28 May 2015 16:05

Great victory, true champ!!
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28 May 2015 16:11

Great ride by Phil today... two victories that are real nice additions to his palmares...
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28 May 2015 16:14

PHIL PHIL PHIL PHIL

that attack was pretty cool
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29 May 2015 02:02

Very nice win and smart team riding.
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29 May 2015 10:55

Two good wins by Gilbert. Really believe that the results i AGR and LBL didn't justify his form. Unlucky/poor tactical performance in AGR and the crash in FW ruined his chances in LBL. Hope we'll see him in top form in the second half of the season too. San Sebastian, Eneco Tour and GP Montreal and Quebec could be good races for Gilbert.
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28 Jul 2015 08:18

2 wins in 7 days, he's looking good. Hope he can add some more great wins to his palmarees in the next 2 months!
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24 Sep 2015 12:11

Phil wants to fully focus on the cobbled races next season. Not only on de Ronde but also on Roubaix. Either at BMC or if they don't let him somewhere else
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24 Sep 2015 12:40

Great news. If he can put on 3-4kg of useful bulk he would be a serious contender for both of them; it's brave as well to sacrifice your strongest races to try something new and build a more rounded palmares. I wish more riders would do it.

He definitely should move team if possible; otherwise he'll just be used by BMC to launch unrealistic attacks, with the intention of leaving GVA fresher at the finish.
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24 Sep 2015 13:11

If he does become successful at this, winning RVV and MSR is within reach. He could become the first rider in a long time to win 4 monuments. Maybe even 5 if he could do well in PR and get lucky.
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24 Sep 2015 13:18

gilbert has no chance in roubaix and san remo
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24 Sep 2015 13:30

He's been 3rd at MSR twice. He'll never be one of the top favourites, but he does have a chance.
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24 Sep 2015 17:34

hrotha wrote:He's been 3rd at MSR twice. He'll never be one of the top favourites, but he does have a chance.

Unless if by some cruel twist of circumstance they include Pompeiana.
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24 Sep 2015 19:37

hrotha wrote:He's been 3rd at MSR twice. He'll never be one of the top favourites, but he does have a chance.


If only pipo didn't close the gap a few years ago.
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24 Sep 2015 20:15

DFA123 wrote:Great news. If he can put on 3-4kg of useful bulk he would be a serious contender for both of them; it's brave as well to sacrifice your strongest races to try something new and build a more rounded palmares. I wish more riders would do it.

He definitely should move team if possible; otherwise he'll just be used by BMC to launch unrealistic attacks, with the intention of leaving GVA fresher at the finish.


He only gives up on Amstel, which he already won 3 times. I very much doubt he would do it if he felt he could win Liège again.
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24 Sep 2015 20:21

I'll formulate it this way:
De Ronde deserves Gilbert in its Erelijst.

Roubaix seems just too rough for him, imo.
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24 Sep 2015 20:24

Gilbert and GVA on the same team could be lethal, but they haven't always been brilliant teammates to one another.
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25 Sep 2015 05:34

But he still could ride amstel, Gva also ridden it this year despite the cobbled classics?! Would be weird not to see him attacking on the cauberg next year.
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25 Sep 2015 07:50

He already did put on muscle to win MSR and RvV by sacrificing the Ardennes, once before.
It was 2012. Didn't work at all.
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