2013 Vuelta a España, Stage 12: Maella→Tarragona (164 km)

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Nov 26, 2012
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has anyone called gilbert a sphymx before?

I think it is time to call him a Sphynx. whenever everyone thinks he is out, he comes back in style.
 
Jun 6, 2013
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Starting to think he might be a realistic contender for the worlds...

He didn't do much most of last year, then came good in the vuelta and obviously won the worlds.

Same this year? I don't think so but his stock must be rising.
 
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fraserhughes said:
Starting to think he might be a realistic contender for the worlds...

He didn't do much most of last year, then came good in the vuelta and obviously won the worlds.

Same this year? I don't think so but his stock must be rising.
if he wins one more stage, then i am going to say that he will retain the rainbow jersey.

he is a sphynx.
 
Nov 26, 2012
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maltiv said:
I don't see how sprinting well here makes Gilbert more of a contender for worlds, unless Richeze is one of the favorites as well...
check when gilbert won stages last year
 
Aug 16, 2011
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maltiv said:
How is that relevant? This year it's a course for climbers, winning uphill sprints shows nothing.
It shows he will be in peak form for worlds, just like he was last year after taking 2 stages in the Vuelta.

The worlds course doesn't suit him as much as last years, but it's not so hard that it completely eliminates him from being a contender in the race.
 
Jun 6, 2013
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Afrank said:
It shows he will be in peak form for worlds, just like he was last year after taking 2 stages in the Vuelta.

The worlds course doesn't suit him as much as last years, but it's not so hard that it completely eliminates him from being a contender in the race.
+1. exactly what i was meaning really.
 
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maltiv said:
How is that relevant? This year it's a course for climbers, winning uphill sprints shows nothing.
Gilbert won just 2 stages in vuelta before last years WCRR.

Every one, including the national federation, had written him off. Same case this year.

he took his first stage victory in stage 9, and next in stage 19.

this time, he has got his first victory in this stage. he takes one more stage, then he equals last years victories before WCRR.

we have seen it once, and we are going to see it again.
 
Mar 15, 2013
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barmaher said:
Gilbert's chances in the world championship this year are roughly comparable to Cavendish's chances last year.
This year's course is really not that incredibly hard
 
Sep 8, 2009
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Roderick said:
This year's course is really not that incredibly hard
this indeed. at first it seemed like a climber course with those wrong profiles, route i've seen

really now, phil as fabian too can win this
 
May 18, 2010
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Classy win indeed, EBH had a good gap there..

Tomorrow I think the little ramp will be too little and too late for Gilbert, it will be EBH or another sprinter winning tomorrow.

Regardless of stage 13 chances, nice to see him getting back into it :)
 
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Afrank said:
No way, his final kilometer freak outs are the best thing about his commentary. If anything, they need to increase his caffeine intake. :D
This.

Class will out. EBH must be gutted :cool:
 

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