Didn't they re-sign EBH last year, for 3 years or something? I think they'll give him another spring to prove himself. And of course as a domestique for Wiggins he's very useful.Dazed and Confused said:
Tirreno Adriatico last year. Obviously he hasn't been able to win sprints regularly but I don't think he can do it at all now, he has lost a of of pace over the last few months.BlenJones2 said:Has he ever had it in true flat sprints against top tier sprinters?
Calm down, we're still in February. It's just two weeks since he was 3rd on the final, completely flat stage of TDU. And in Qatar he has sprinted for himself two times...also, the sprints in Qatar are 90% about positioning.Bernie's eyesore said:Tirreno Adriatico last year. Obviously he hasn't been able to win sprints regularly but I don't think he can do it at all now, he has lost a of of pace over the last few months.
MY comments are based on his performances going back much further than this week's racing I can assure you. I thought it was pretty clear that he is losing sprint speed as he improves other areas of his riding but obviously you disagree with me, we'll see who was right at the end of the year.maltiv said:Calm down, we're still in February. It's just two weeks since he was 3rd on the final, completely flat stage of TDU. And in Qatar he has sprinted for himself two times...also, the sprints in Qatar are 90% about positioning.
But if we are making conclusions like this in February, we can also conclude that Cancellara can't even follow the peloton on the flat anymore. He has clearly lost it. Might as well retire already!
sagan does everything very well that he needs to do. ebh can't go very well past 200 km, which makes him so limited I see is future as an elite helper, similar to what voigt was somewhatBlenJones2 said:No way he'll be moved. He's up there with sagan in terms of being able to do almost everything very well and Brailsford knows that. Asking too much of him to be a top-class sprinter all year round whilst also filling a job of mountain domsetique in gt's and stage races
Ok ?Pharazon said:he did ok in the world championships
First time they put a proper one together for him in this race, isn't it? Despite that he managed for wins in a row and the overall. And to be fair, every train looks ragged compared the HTC-HighroadHaynzie said:Well, that was a predictable outcome. Not sure what Andrea Guardini, Nacer Bouhanni and John Degenkolb got out of it, but OPQS look to have got in a bit of practice for their train. Still looks ragged in comparison to HTC.
Too true...and looking back, it's a bit of a shame that the most brilliantly slickly executed cycling (in this aspect) resulted in something that looked predictable and tame.JimmyFingers said:And to be fair, every train looks ragged compared the HTC-Highroad
you have forgot keisse and vandenberghJRanton said:Best OPQS Tour train would be something like:
Grabsch, Kwiatkowski, P.Velits, Terpstra, Chavanel, Martin, Steegmans, Boonen, Cavendish
Some huge engines there that would be able to control flat stages and deliver Steegmans, Boonen and Cavendish to the last 750m.
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