2013 Grandes Prix Cyclistes: Québec et Montréal, 13 and 15 of September (WT)

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well, twice I have said that sagan should be able to make it, twice, he has failed, now I kept my mouth shut and it paid off

I hope he can keep his form up to the worlds. They way I see it, Horner will have a big chance, but Sagan and Cancellara will follow. But I still consider these two as underdogs, the amount of climbing is tremendous in the worlds. Let's hope it will be at least as good show as was tonight
 
tomorrow said:
well, twice I have said that sagan should be able to make it, twice, he has failed, now I kept my mouth shut and it paid off

I hope he can keep his form up to the worlds. They way I see it, Horner will have a big chance, but Sagan and Cancellara will follow. But I still consider these two as underdogs, the amount of climbing is tremendous in the worlds. Let's hope it will be at least as good show as was tonight
I think Sagan will get marked out in the worlds. He'll be immensely strong, but he's simply too big of a favourite. There's no way he can do what he did today and guys like Cancellara and Nibali will really make him suffer with repeated attacks.
 
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Meh, still wonder if Gesink didn't do that attack on the flat. But yeah, Sagan looked pretty much indestructable on the 2nd hill
There was a headwind on the first climb, and a tailwind on the way back. This has to be taken into account.
 
Dekker_Tifosi said:
Meh, still wonder if Gesink didn't do that attack on the flat. But yeah, Sagan looked pretty much indestructable on the 2nd hill
The chase was crap, everyone was afraid of wasting energies and eventually loose. Sagan was pretty destructible in second hill (The University right?), the chase failed.
 
tomorrow said:
well, twice I have said that sagan should be able to make it, twice, he has failed, now I kept my mouth shut and it paid off

I hope he can keep his form up to the worlds. They way I see it, Horner will have a big chance, but Sagan and Cancellara will follow. But I still consider these two as underdogs, the amount of climbing is tremendous in the worlds. Let's hope it will be at least as good show as was tonight
I was quite pesimistic few hours before the race but than I saw his Slovak interview on his page and I realize he is not so bad.;).
 
maltiv said:
I think Sagan will get marked out in the worlds. He'll be immensely strong, but he's simply too big of a favourite. There's no way he can do what he did today and guys like Cancellara and Nibali will really make him suffer with repeated attacks.
I think he can play only one card. Either he can stay on Cance wheel or not.
The WC is not his race to lose it is his race to win.
 
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Anyway, thoughts on Gesink, rediscovered his climbing legs finally? Or juist the anual Americas form he never has in europe for some reason?
The way he went up the climb today was similar to 2010 and 2011, so I guess that's good news. I don't know what this means regarding his form on long climbs.
 
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MatParker117 said:
Unless Purito finishes in the top two at Lombardia and scores points in Beijing we have the first British winner of the UCI World Tour.
Well, he hasn't surely looked like a deserving one today
 
Dekker_Tifosi said:
Anyway, thoughts on Gesink, rediscovered his climbing legs finally? Or juist the anual Americas form he never has in europe for some reason?
Probably the latter...but one can always hope.

He didn't look too impressive on the flat today though, my guess is that he has tried a similar training program to the one Nordhaug and Mollema did ahead of TDF, i.e alot of focus on explosiveness.
 

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