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24 Mar 2017 08:04

Seems like another boring one week-stage race than.
On a side note guys,
I was thinking of starting a "random questions thread" where you could ask questions about riders who don't have their own discussion thread (yet) or who don't have a team discussion thread. Anyone else who thinks that this might be a decent idea?
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24 Mar 2017 08:32

Red Rick wrote:Wait, isn't it Aia steep side?

Anyway, think there's a chance they'll put the hammer down.

No, that's a mistake in their profile.

I don't think any of the favourites will be allowed any room, and I don't think they can force it either. Kwiatkowski or Gerrans should grab stage and leader's jersey.
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24 Mar 2017 08:33

GenericBoonenFan wrote:Seems like another boring one week-stage race than.
On a side note guys,
I was thinking of starting a "random questions thread" where you could ask questions about riders who don't have their own discussion thread (yet) or who don't have a team discussion thread. Anyone else who thinks that this might be a decent idea?

Thats sounds reasonable I guess
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24 Mar 2017 09:02

Valv.Piti wrote:
GenericBoonenFan wrote:Seems like another boring one week-stage race than.
On a side note guys,
I was thinking of starting a "random questions thread" where you could ask questions about riders who don't have their own discussion thread (yet) or who don't have a team discussion thread. Anyone else who thinks that this might be a decent idea?

Thats sounds reasonable I guess


Will be my first work when I return from E3 than :)
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24 Mar 2017 09:15

GenericBoonenFan wrote:Seems like another boring one week-stage race than.
On a side note guys,
I was thinking of starting a "random questions thread" where you could ask questions about riders who don't have their own discussion thread (yet) or who don't have a team discussion thread. Anyone else who thinks that this might be a decent idea?

It will inevitably finish in the Godwin point of cycling: Froome vs. Contador. :D
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Today 10:21

Vuelta a España wildcards for Cofidis (FRA), Caja Rural-Seguros RGA (ESP), Aqua Blue Sport (IRL) and Manzana Postobon Team (COL).

Direct Énergie once again ejected of a WT event by lesser teams.
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Today 10:33

That's poppycock. They won a stage there last year FFS.
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Today 10:48

Yes, but in the end they'll still ride the Tour, for a french team who's still riding the Tour it's not the end of the world.
I like Postobon, but I don't know if the should ride a gt in their first year at PCT level.
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Today 11:28

^ I agree. And not just for the argument of "They'll take the spot from another (more worthy) team.", but also because, well... let them find their feet a bit on this level before throwing them into a GT.
Same goes for Aqua Blue Sport.
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Today 11:31

super super super chuffed to see AquaBlue getting the Vuelta wild card! yeppaaaa!!!!!!
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RedheadDane wrote:^ I agree. And not just for the argument of "They'll take the spot from another (more worthy) team.", but also because, well... let them find their feet a bit on this level before throwing them into a GT.
Same goes for Aqua Blue Sport.



Agreed. Especially for Manzana who don't seem to have the rider quality to do much
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