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21 May 2018 05:44

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Serpentin wrote:Any news on Landas program before the tour ? My body is ready for some real Landa-hype again. :cool: July is going to epic! All the movistar drama and the #Freelanda hashtags all over social media.


His next race is Suisse, along with Quintana and Valverde. Still not entirely sure that's the smartest thing to do, but I also don't run that team.


Could be smart to have them all race together one time before the Tour though. Try the 3-race leader thing out.
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21 May 2018 20:44

Salvarani wrote:
Koronin wrote:
Serpentin wrote:Any news on Landas program before the tour ? My body is ready for some real Landa-hype again. :cool: July is going to epic! All the movistar drama and the #Freelanda hashtags all over social media.


His next race is Suisse, along with Quintana and Valverde. Still not entirely sure that's the smartest thing to do, but I also don't run that team.


Could be smart to have them all race together one time before the Tour though. Try the 3-race leader thing out.


If they were going to try it out shouldn't they have done it sooner and made sure it has a chance to work. Instead of at Suisse where they've already committed to all three at the Tour and possibly the Vuelta (Valverde and Landa definitely). If it doesn't work they're basically have no options.
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01 Jun 2018 05:38

I just read that Mikel landa missed the Giro because of allergies. That's a really a bummer if that's the case, because he probably would have won the race if everything went well for him from the beginning.
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01 Jun 2018 06:15

Mikel Landa's world is full of "probably would've won".
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01 Jun 2018 20:26

That isn't making sense to much of anyone considering he's been saying since before the team meetings that he wants to win the Tour.
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01 Jun 2018 21:02

Landa will destroy everyone at the tour, I'm confident
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01 Jun 2018 21:14

Alexandre B. wrote:Mikel Landa's world is full of "probably would've won".


It’s the drama that makes him fun and all of the “but he would have” stuff is part of that.
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14 Jun 2018 22:18

He was sorta nowhere today, maybe tired from yesterday ? Hope he can light it up in July :)
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14 Jun 2018 22:50

chuuurles wrote:He was sorta nowhere today, maybe tired from yesterday ? Hope he can light it up in July :)


He did finish in the same time as Quintana today. It's possible he was. From his comments I'd guess he's still building form for July.
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15 Jun 2018 02:49

chuuurles wrote:He was sorta nowhere today, maybe tired from yesterday ? Hope he can light it up in July :)

What? Tired after a little attack with no tactical sense?
He just doesn't have the form.
Light up? Maybe.
Since he was last years Climber of the year in the forum after being the best climber in the mythical Vuelta a Burgos, lets hope he can do something.
Looks more like he'll put in nonsense attacks which will go nowhere then whine that he was called back to help Quintana. :lol:
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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15 Jun 2018 05:28

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chuuurles wrote:He was sorta nowhere today, maybe tired from yesterday ? Hope he can light it up in July :)

What? Tired after a little attack with no tactical sense?
He just doesn't have the form.
Light up? Maybe.
Since he was last years Climber of the year in the forum after being the best climber in the mythical Vuelta a Burgos, lets hope he can do something.
Looks more like he'll put in nonsense attacks which will go nowhere then whine that he was called back to help Quintana. :lol:


How on earth does the tactical meaningfulness of an attack influence the fatigue induced by said attack?
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15 Jun 2018 07:25

tobydawq wrote:
silvergrenade wrote:
chuuurles wrote:He was sorta nowhere today, maybe tired from yesterday ? Hope he can light it up in July :)

What? Tired after a little attack with no tactical sense?
He just doesn't have the form.
Light up? Maybe.
Since he was last years Climber of the year in the forum after being the best climber in the mythical Vuelta a Burgos, lets hope he can do something.
Looks more like he'll put in nonsense attacks which will go nowhere then whine that he was called back to help Quintana. :lol:


How on earth does the tactical meaningfulness of an attack influence the fatigue induced by said attack?

It doesnt.
He doesnt have the form.
He's apparently building his form. Learning from Nibs. :lol:
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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15 Jun 2018 14:26

silvergrenade wrote:
tobydawq wrote:
silvergrenade wrote:
chuuurles wrote:He was sorta nowhere today, maybe tired from yesterday ? Hope he can light it up in July :)

What? Tired after a little attack with no tactical sense?
He just doesn't have the form.
Light up? Maybe.
Since he was last years Climber of the year in the forum after being the best climber in the mythical Vuelta a Burgos, lets hope he can do something.
Looks more like he'll put in nonsense attacks which will go nowhere then whine that he was called back to help Quintana. :lol:


How on earth does the tactical meaningfulness of an attack influence the fatigue induced by said attack?

It doesnt.
He doesnt have the form.
He's apparently building his form. Learning from Nibs. :lol:


Landa's form seems pretty funny to you....
Anyways, hopefully he can improve his legs in the next few weeks. For the sake of the tour and race, i hope Moviestar is strong :)
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15 Jun 2018 14:28

Landa ....sigh
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15 Jun 2018 14:34

chuuurles wrote:
silvergrenade wrote:
tobydawq wrote:
silvergrenade wrote:
chuuurles wrote:He was sorta nowhere today, maybe tired from yesterday ? Hope he can light it up in July :)

What? Tired after a little attack with no tactical sense?
He just doesn't have the form.
Light up? Maybe.
Since he was last years Climber of the year in the forum after being the best climber in the mythical Vuelta a Burgos, lets hope he can do something.
Looks more like he'll put in nonsense attacks which will go nowhere then whine that he was called back to help Quintana. :lol:


How on earth does the tactical meaningfulness of an attack influence the fatigue induced by said attack?

It doesnt.
He doesnt have the form.
He's apparently building his form. Learning from Nibs. :lol:


Landa's form seems pretty funny to you....
Anyways, hopefully he can improve his legs in the next few weeks. For the sake of the tour and race, i hope Moviestar is strong :)

Sure is funny.
He wants to be co-leader at Movistar at the TdF. For that, you need to show the form and the tact to be able to lead a race like the Tour. He's not a Froome, Nibs or Valverde who've been around for years killing GTs.
His mouth speaks more than his legs it seems.
Plus his nonsensical attacks....God help him. It seems he attacks more for the sake of doing it than it making sense/taking time.
He hasnt convinced me one bit...I'm sure his manager and his DS aren't convinced either.
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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15 Jun 2018 15:07

silvergrenade wrote:
chuuurles wrote:
silvergrenade wrote:
silvergrenade wrote:
chuuurles wrote:He was sorta nowhere today, maybe tired from yesterday ? Hope he can light it up in July :)

What? Tired after a little attack with no tactical sense?
He just doesn't have the form.
Light up? Maybe.
Since he was last years Climber of the year in the forum after being the best climber in the mythical Vuelta a Burgos, lets hope he can do something.
Looks more like he'll put in nonsense attacks which will go nowhere then whine that he was called back to help Quintana. :lol:


How on earth does the tactical meaningfulness of an attack influence the fatigue induced by said attack?

It doesnt.
He doesnt have the form.
He's apparently building his form. Learning from Nibs. :lol:


Landa's form seems pretty funny to you....
Anyways, hopefully he can improve his legs in the next few weeks. For the sake of the tour and race, i hope Moviestar is strong :)

Sure is funny.
He wants to be co-leader at Movistar at the TdF. For that, you need to show the form and the tact to be able to lead a race like the Tour. He's not a Froome, Nibs or Valverde who've been around for years killing GTs.
His mouth speaks more than his legs it seems.
Plus his nonsensical attacks....God help him. It seems he attacks more for the sake of doing it than it making sense/taking time.
He hasnt convinced me one bit...I'm sure his manager and his DS aren't convinced either.[/quote]


Remember this is a team that learned to deal early on with Valverde and the mistakes he makes that has cost him any numerous number of races. Although the difference there is Valverde is also one of the more prolific winners even with the number of races he could have won if he had raced them just a little differently.
Landa does talk a lot which is part of the fun of Landa. He also has a lot of potential, but he actually needs someone to teach him. Or maybe someone to figure out how to teach him.
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17 Jun 2018 14:46

86 LANDA Mikel Movistar Team 47.131 +3:33
Great ride!
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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17 Jun 2018 14:50

Embarrassing ride! Doesn't look good at all for his Tour chances.
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17 Jun 2018 15:35

It is possible that he wasn't pushing himself at all today. There is no way he lose that much time in a ITT. Even last year, he was nowhere in the first week at TDF, and look where he finished in the standings. Let's not jump to any conclusions yet.
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17 Jun 2018 15:38

durtyfat7 wrote:It is possible that he wasn't pushing himself at all today. There is no way he lose that much time in a ITT. Even last year, he was nowhere in the first week at TDF, and look where he finished in the standings. Let's not jump to any conclusions yet.

Yup.
Conserving himself so that he can train better next week. :lol: :lol:
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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