Ruudz0r wrote:Gallopin was very strong last year on the cobbles, he had some flat tires at bad moments else he could have gotten much better results. I think he will be Cancellara his super domestic.
trevim wrote:I was thinking the other day that he's probably the only bright spot and revelation of the last few years of RadioShack-Nissan-Leopard-etc
the asian wrote:Will be a good classics rider/puncheur. His uncle is also a DS, so he will probably move to wherever he goes. He needs to get out of Shack though.
France have some very good young riders coming through.
Dedelou wrote:Aside from the fact I believe "most' people should get out of shack, I am quite curious to know why you think he might do better elsewhere. The french young riders who are showing talents can do so anywhere in or outside of France. What is important for them is to have opportunities to showcase their talents in races with good coverage so the public at large get to know about them
the asian wrote:That's the reason:p
I think Ronde/MSR will be his best bet at success in the spring classics and Shack have a reputation as team who don't care too much about the classics. They were forced to do so because Cancellara came with the merger.
FDJ is building a good team for the classics, He can be a good double punch with Bouhanni.
gruppeto993 wrote:Gallopin will succeed in some of the semi-classics if he goes on an attack because I think he isn't a very marked rider. And yes he might do well with bouhanni in FDJ but that team has too many of his type of riders.
If radioshack didn't care much about the classics then why did they bring in hondo and devolder? they could have signed some climbers for the grand tours. Kiserlovski isn't enough.
Their classics team is looking much better than their grand tour/stage race teams.