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Domestiques thread. Who whill be the MTN superdomestique of the 2013?

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Best MTN Superdomestique of 2013

Roman Kreuziger (TSB)
14
14%
Richie Porte (SKY)
19
19%
Joseph Dombrowski (SKY)
5
5%
Janez Brajkovic (AST)
2
2%
Nairo Quintana (MOV)
34
34%
Steven Kruivswijk (BLN)
No votes
Michael Rogers (TSB)
8
8%
Maxime Monfort (RSH)
3
3%
Sylvester Szmyd (MOV)
2
2%
Other
13
13%
 
Total votes : 100

Domestiques thread. Who whill be the MTN superdomestique of the 2013?

30 Jan 2013 16:39

Wait for the poll. The question is: Who will be the best superdomestique in the mountains? Then, Who will be the best overall domestique?
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30 Jan 2013 16:41

Kreuziger TdF for Alberto
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30 Jan 2013 16:46

Kreuziger and Roche for Alberto in the tour.
Kiriyenka for Sky.

Regarding the classics, Devolder for Cancellara.
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30 Jan 2013 16:51

The 'MTN' in the title of this thread is a bit confusing...
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30 Jan 2013 16:52

Porte or Monfort.
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30 Jan 2013 16:52

Netserk wrote:Kreuziger TdF for Alberto


indeed kreuziger but I voted Rogers since I didn't see Kreuziger :D
"The second place is not good."
The great Alberto Contador :p
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30 Jan 2013 16:55

Geraint Too Fast wrote:The 'MTN' in the title of this thread is a bit confusing...


Yr, There is a team called MTN Qhubeka :p

As for the question, Quintana for Valverde at the Tour.
He will drag him to a podium place.:p
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30 Jan 2013 16:56

Others could be Kiriyenka for Wiggins, Henao for Froome, Roche for Contador, Tiralongo for Nibali, Kelderman for Gesink, Geniez for Pinot, Landa/Antón for Sánchez, Ulissi for Scarponi...
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30 Jan 2013 17:02

To be honest monfort always does a lot of work for the schlecks in the mountains. I.e. during 2011 tour galibier stage.
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30 Jan 2013 17:04

I really hope that Landa gets it togheter in the Vuelta this year, he hasn't shown much since Burgos 2011 but he's young and promising.
I like cyclists dressed in orange.
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30 Jan 2013 17:11

Depends what you think a mountain domestique is for.

There will be lots of riders cycling in front of their leader in the middle of a semi selective pack.

But if you mean leading the bunch, I think we can safely say it will likely be a Sky rider, but which one is anyone's guess.
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30 Jan 2013 17:13

Jason_Mercier wrote:Others could be Kiriyenka for Wiggins, Henao for Froome, Roche for Contador, Tiralongo for Nibali, Kelderman for Gesink, Geniez for Pinot, Landa/Antón for Sánchez, Ulissi for Scarponi...


The issue with the last three has perhaps more to do with the leader. Are they gong to set the agenda on key mountain stages or just follow the train? I can see Pinot and Sanchez doing something, but I think it will be mostly solo jobs. Dunno.
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30 Jan 2013 17:14

Moreno did some great work for Rodriques last year. Wasn't leading the pack but was usually at least available until pretty late on. I voted Quintana. He looked amazing riding for Piti at the Vuelta. I would say that he was more influential in Piti's Vuelta than any Sky rider was to Bradley's Tour. Yes the Sky guys spent a lot of time at the front, but Wiggins and Froome looked into total control anyway. Piti was very definitely not in control and at key moments in key stages, Quintana put in some big rides for him.
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30 Jan 2013 17:15

Waterloo Sunrise wrote:Depends what you think a mountain domestique is for.

There will be lots of riders cycling in front of their leader in the middle of a semi selective pack.

But if you mean leading the bunch, I think we can safely say it will likely be a Sky rider, but which one is anyone's guess.

In the Tour? I think the team of the strongest rider, Contador, will have to do the most work. In the Giro you're gonna see a lot of Astana.
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30 Jan 2013 17:16

Chris Froome.
...[Walsh] thinks we're ahead of the curve. But think about it for a sec. We're building long-lasting, trusting relationships with people who are spending a lot of money - Coke, Nike, Subaru. If we're f***ing lying, we can kiss it all goodbye. And if we were lying we'd do some stupid stuff to try to cover it up, wouldn't we? Does anybody think for a second that a secret that big wouldn't come out? Bill Stapleton
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30 Jan 2013 17:19

will10 wrote:Chris Froome.


he might, if the double is on. It will be fun.
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30 Jan 2013 17:22

Jason_Mercier wrote:Others could be Kiriyenka for Wiggins, Henao for Froome, Roche for Contador, Tiralongo for Nibali, Kelderman for Gesink, Geniez for Pinot, Landa/Antón for Sánchez, Ulissi for Scarponi...


Well, Tiralongo use to pace Contador.

Anton is going to ride as a helper?:confused: Not like he deserves a leader role after last two years but surprising
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30 Jan 2013 17:25

theyoungest wrote:In the Tour? I think the team of the strongest rider, Contador, will have to do the most work. In the Giro you're gonna see a lot of Astana.


Even if Contador is leading, he'll be more comfortable with a less regular pace than the Sky boys, so the onus will remain on them to set a high pace and limit as far as possible the scope for accelerations which can be sustained.

Strange, at the TDU roles were reversed with you insisting Sky would have to do all the work, but we can both see how that actually played out.
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30 Jan 2013 17:26

Kern did some serious work for Rolland last year in the tour.
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30 Jan 2013 17:29

Forunculo wrote:Well, Tiralongo use to pace Contador.

Anton is going to ride as a helper?:confused: Not like he deserves a leader role after last two years but surprising


I think he will have a free role. Sanchez will be riding Giro/Vuelta and him Tour/Vuelta.

Since Euskaltel need WT points Anton will aim at least a top 10 finish and a stage win.
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