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In which year will Porte win the GT Treble?

2014
199
16%
2015
194
15%
2016
191
15%
2017
190
15%
All of the above
249
20%
He will only manage the double
243
19%
 
Total votes : 1266

Re:

14 Jun 2018 17:48

silvergrenade wrote:Man, that was a brutal acceleration.
Porte vs Froome for the Tour win. EPIC!
I'm already excited.

HYPE HYPE!

It will be a battle the likes of which we have not seen since they were fighting it out for 4th place in the 2008 Herald Sun Tour.
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14 Jun 2018 17:53

silvergrenade wrote:Man, that was a brutal acceleration.
Porte vs Froome for the Tour win. EPIC!
I'm already excited.

HYPE HYPE!


I think Porte is officially out of hibernation. A bit of a statement today. Good for him it confirms he is in good form after his long road back from his massive crash.
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Re:

14 Jun 2018 18:04

silvergrenade wrote:Man, that was a brutal acceleration.
Porte vs Froome for the Tour win. EPIC!
I'm already excited.

HYPE HYPE!


It has the potential to be a great, field-slaying duel, but I don't think it will happen. If it gets too close in the final week, BMC will wake up one morning unable to locate LRP for the race start. Too late -- he will have been fed to Froome's pet python.
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Re: Re:

14 Jun 2018 18:17

JosephK wrote:
silvergrenade wrote:Man, that was a brutal acceleration.
Porte vs Froome for the Tour win. EPIC!
I'm already excited.

HYPE HYPE!


It has the potential to be a great, field-slaying duel, but I don't think it will happen. If it gets too close in the final week, BMC will wake up one morning unable to locate LRP for the race start. Too late -- he will have been fed to Froome's pet python.

Totally agree with you mate.. :p ;)
SeriousSam wrote: Peña Cabarga is like Froome's Mount Doom, the place where his great power was forged into fearsome weapon. He was never going to lose here
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14 Jun 2018 18:23

Still has nothing on Bernals accelerations in Romandie and California though
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14 Jun 2018 18:32

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Still has nothing on Bernals accelerations in Romandie and California though

Porte's accelerations are more Pantani-esque, gradually increasing the pace and just straight up dropping people from his wheel. Bernal's attacks were obviously much more fierce
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14 Jun 2018 18:53

Like to see an inform Landa go head-to-head with Porte at the TDF in a 10km finish at 8% - It could be a battle royale.
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Re:

14 Jun 2018 21:42

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Still has nothing on Bernals accelerations in Romandie and California though

Accelerations that dropped Tejay van Garderen but didn't drop Primoz Roglic?

Let's not get over excited. He'll be really good, but he's still a long way off.
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15 Jun 2018 00:04

yaco wrote:Like to see an inform Landa go head-to-head with Porte at the TDF in a 10km finish at 8% - It could be a battle royale.


Nightmare scenario for Sky but exactly what Bardet wants. Last year Bardet couldn't get much help from others and Uran wasn't going to risk a podium but Landa is another matter. if Froome can't react it could get interesting on some of the climbs which was what I was hoping for last year............intermediate stages with long range attacks can also be harder to control than climbing stages. Don't see Porte and BMC trying it but others will especially if Froome like last year is a little bit off his usual form. Dan Martin and Nibali will also take some risks, if anything Martin is sometimes too aggressive. I get the feeling that Sky are going to have to work much harder for this potential win. The bonus for them of course is the TTT but if they hold the yellow for a long time that can also difficult.
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15 Jun 2018 00:31

C'mon guys! Swiss is just another Willunga Hill one week race. We all know that he can sprint up one hill for a few minutes

... but we all also know that the little midget will crack sooner than later and will be out of contention by the 3rd week. Which may be a good thing as he may be targeting stages instead.

C'mon guys, TdF is not a Willunga Hill.

Jancouver's odds for TLMRP TdF.

1st - 0%
2nd - 0.5%
3rd - 1%
4-5th - 3.5%
6-9th - 5%
10+ 90%
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15 Jun 2018 02:19

You forgot DNF and DNS.
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Re:

15 Jun 2018 02:38

Jancouver wrote:C'mon guys! Swiss is just another Willunga Hill one week race. We all know that he can sprint up one hill for a few minutes

... but we all also know that the little midget will crack sooner than later and will be out of contention by the 3rd week. Which may be a good thing as he may be targeting stages instead.

C'mon guys, TdF is not a Willunga Hill.

Jancouver's odds for TLMRP TdF.

1st - 0%
2nd - 0.5%
3rd - 1%
4-5th - 3.5%
6-9th - 5%
10+ 90%

Its redemption time for RP.
He'll at least podium. He's a candidate for the win. ;)
SeriousSam wrote: Peña Cabarga is like Froome's Mount Doom, the place where his great power was forged into fearsome weapon. He was never going to lose here
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Re:

15 Jun 2018 03:21

Jancouver wrote:C'mon guys! Swiss is just another Willunga Hill one week race. We all know that he can sprint up one hill for a few minutes

... but we all also know that the little midget will crack sooner than later and will be out of contention by the 3rd week. Which may be a good thing as he may be targeting stages instead.

C'mon guys, TdF is not a Willunga Hill.

Jancouver's odds for TLMRP TdF.

1st - 0%
2nd - 0.5%
3rd - 1%
4-5th - 3.5%
6-9th - 5%
10+ 90%


No way he finishes past 10th place but first he has to finish..........
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Re:

15 Jun 2018 03:40

Jancouver wrote:C'mon guys! Swiss is just another Willunga Hill one week race. We all know that he can sprint up one hill for a few minutes

... but we all also know that the little midget will crack sooner than later and will be out of contention by the 3rd week. Which may be a good thing as he may be targeting stages instead.

C'mon guys, TdF is not a Willunga Hill.

Jancouver's odds for TLMRP TdF.

1st - 0%
2nd - 0.5%
3rd - 1%
4-5th - 3.5%
6-9th - 5%
10+ 90%



Is that 90% for 10+ including a DNF?
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15 Jun 2018 04:11

SHAD0W93 wrote:You forgot DNF and DNS.


For me the DNF/DNS is the same as finishing outside the Top 10.

So yeah, 90% chance he will “deliver” another traditional performance and will not make the Top 10
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15 Jun 2018 04:20

Jancouver wrote:
SHAD0W93 wrote:You forgot DNF and DNS.


For me the DNF/DNS is the same as finishing outside the Top 10.

So yeah, 90% chance he will “deliver” another traditional performance and will not make the Top 10

wow, you finally have some mercy on him. a few years ago you assured porte would never ever top 10 a gt.
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Re: Re:

15 Jun 2018 04:49

dacooley wrote:
Jancouver wrote:
SHAD0W93 wrote:You forgot DNF and DNS.


For me the DNF/DNS is the same as finishing outside the Top 10.

So yeah, 90% chance he will “deliver” another traditional performance and will not make the Top 10

wow, you finally have some mercy on him. a few years ago you assured porte would never ever top 10 a gt.


To be fair I never thought he would again after the Giro, though my predictions are usually very terrible and wrong.
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Re: Re:

15 Jun 2018 06:20

SHAD0W93 wrote:
dacooley wrote:
Jancouver wrote:
SHAD0W93 wrote:You forgot DNF and DNS.


For me the DNF/DNS is the same as finishing outside the Top 10.

So yeah, 90% chance he will “deliver” another traditional performance and will not make the Top 10

wow, you finally have some mercy on him. a few years ago you assured porte would never ever top 10 a gt.


To be fair I never thought he would again after the Giro, though my predictions are usually very terrible and wrong.


You win the Yellow Jersey for "Most Human On A Single Forum Thread 2018 !" A pleasing antidote to this notoriously biased and opinionated Forum............
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Re: Re:

15 Jun 2018 06:56

movingtarget wrote:
SHAD0W93 wrote:
dacooley wrote:
Jancouver wrote:
SHAD0W93 wrote:You forgot DNF and DNS.


For me the DNF/DNS is the same as finishing outside the Top 10.

So yeah, 90% chance he will “deliver” another traditional performance and will not make the Top 10

wow, you finally have some mercy on him. a few years ago you assured porte would never ever top 10 a gt.


To be fair I never thought he would again after the Giro, though my predictions are usually very terrible and wrong.


You win the Yellow Jersey for "Most Human On A Single Forum Thread 2018 !" A pleasing antidote to this notoriously biased and opinionated Forum............


I just roll with the punches and feel everyone is entitled to their opinion. There are people I don't like that other people adore and vice versa. Also why I usually just read what people write and not comment because I don't have much to bring to the table that someone else hasn't written 10x better than I could unless it is something someone missed.

My predictions are terrible though and I am almost never right but I digress.
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Re:

15 Jun 2018 10:02

Jancouver wrote:C'mon guys! Swiss is just another Willunga Hill one week race. We all know that he can sprint up one hill for a few minutes

... but we all also know that the little midget will crack sooner than later and will be out of contention by the 3rd week. Which may be a good thing as he may be targeting stages instead.

C'mon guys, TdF is not a Willunga Hill.

Jancouver's odds for TLMRP TdF.

1st - 0%
2nd - 0.5%
3rd - 1%
4-5th - 3.5%
6-9th - 5%
10+ 90%


Reckon if he finishes he will be on the podium.
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