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Most overambitious rider?

08 Jan 2013 11:56

I thought this would be easy when i learned that Fuglsang would be aiming for a top-10 in this year's TDF, but then Intxausti announced that he would target a top-3 at the Giro. Course, I'd still pick Fuglsang as the most overambitious between the two of them. :D

Are there any other riders with overly ambitious season goals? Not much talk about T. Martin and yellow anymore since he joined OPQS. Guess Lefevere talked some sense into him.
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08 Jan 2013 13:50

Yea, Birdsong is the one in my head atleast
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08 Jan 2013 13:52

Finally a race Machado can out perform the expectations of his fans in.
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08 Jan 2013 13:58

How about Purito's ambition to win the Tour?
More sense in Fuglsang's top 10 wish, than in Purito's Yellow dream, IMO.
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08 Jan 2013 14:03

Hushovd. I guess he will want to be a captain... He is ****!
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08 Jan 2013 14:04

Netserk wrote:Hushovd. I guess he will want to be a captain... He is ****!


Did he not have some mysterious virus the whole spring?
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08 Jan 2013 14:13

serfla wrote:How about Purito's ambition to win the Tour?
More sense in Fuglsang's top 10 wish, than in Purito's Yellow dream, IMO.


+1

As long as the Tour continues to have no time bonuses it makes no sense whatsoever for him to be riding that race
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08 Jan 2013 14:27

is Devolder still aiming to win the Tour de France?
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08 Jan 2013 14:33

Vino attacks everyone wrote:Yea, Birdsong is the one in my head atleast


A top 10 goal seems rather pathetic anyway. Whats it good for? Absolutely nothing.

I find Goss's ambitions to be a tier 1 sprinter (flat stage) quite tough to reach. Too much competition. Can still win a race/stage here and there as they are in plenty supply however.

Anton seems to be going in the wrong direction. Might never podium a GT.
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08 Jan 2013 14:34

search wrote:is Devolder still aiming to win the Tour de France?


nah, lowered the ambition level, now only going for the cobbles double.
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08 Jan 2013 14:38

search wrote:is Devolder still aiming to win the Tour de France?

Lol, it's fun to watch cycling videos from a few years ago and watch Devolder climbing like an angel. Maybe reunited with Dirk Demol his hopes of winning the Tour are kept alive.

Dazed and Confused wrote:I find Goss's ambitions to be a tier 1 sprinter (flat stage) quite tough to reach. Too much competition. Can still win a race/stage here and there as they are in plenty supply however.

There was a time when Cav said the only guy he feared in a sprint was Matt Goss. I'm not sure that's still the case though.
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08 Jan 2013 14:40

VDB2 aiming to achieve podium in the tour ;)

I guess Contador winning the 3 GT's in 1 year, well that 'was' his goal but i bet it's still his goal :D
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08 Jan 2013 14:44

Tyler Farrar's ambition to win much at all (at least against anyone who matters). I saw a media comment a while back that "It was yet to be decided whether Farrar or Cavendish would ultimately be regarded as the best sprinters of their generation". Well, for me (and for many others, I suspect) it is decided.
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08 Jan 2013 15:03

serfla wrote:How about Purito's ambition to win the Tour?
More sense in Fuglsang's top 10 wish, than in Purito's Yellow dream, IMO.


Not sure. He knows it will be practically impossible, but he just wants to try it, because it's probably one of the last times he could actually try.
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08 Jan 2013 15:07

Netserk wrote:Hushovd. I guess he will want to be a captain... He is ****!

Really? He has reached most of his goals, and in others he's been really close several times. It's not like he's being completely unrealistic when he says he wants to win P-R...

Maybe Haussler should be mentioned, the last 3 years he's constantly talked about winning monuments, worlds etc but in reality he has hardly won anything at all.
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08 Jan 2013 15:26

Lance - for thinking he's going to race again competitively..
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08 Jan 2013 15:37

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08 Jan 2013 15:39

serfla wrote:How about Purito's ambition to win the Tour?
More sense in Fuglsang's top 10 wish, than in Purito's Yellow dream, IMO.


Seconded.
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08 Jan 2013 15:54

maltiv wrote:Really? He has reached most of his goals, and in others he's been really close several times. It's not like he's being completely unrealistic when he says he wants to win P-R...

Maybe Haussler should be mentioned, the last 3 years he's constantly talked about winning monuments, worlds etc but in reality he has hardly won anything at all.

I know Hushovd talks about winning P-R, but I have yet to see him try... For me he is the impersonation of riding for 2nd place :mad:

I guess I just don't like him (in fact I hate him) :mad:
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08 Jan 2013 16:13

Well, he's been second and third already and he actually didn't wheelsuck all the time in Roubaix 2011 like some people are claiming. Plus he had a team-mate up front.

If he didn't have a team-mate up front he would've ridden away with Ballan and Cancellara. Cancellara wouldn't be able to surprise attack them in a small group like that, so Hushovd would've had a great shot at winning Roubaix there.
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