2016 Giro d'Italia - Castelrotto – Alpe di Siusi 10.8 km MTT

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GuyIncognito said:
BalearicBeats said:
What does a 4th place in l'Avenir mean then? Look at who's in front of him... Lopez and Power are good climbers too.
So was Slagter. So was Jaco Venter. So was Gilbert.
As a pro he's been nowhere. Even in this very Giro.

Until today he's done nothing all season. Suddenly he's a rocket man. It's really funny.
Ofcourse today is very, very strong, but you were talking about "non-climbing tt specialist". And that was wrong.
 
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GuyIncognito said:
BalearicBeats said:
What does a 4th place in l'Avenir mean then? Look at who's in front of him... Lopez and Power are good climbers too.
So was Slagter. So was Jaco Venter. So was Gilbert.
As a pro he's been nowhere. Even in this very Giro.

Until today he's done nothing all season. Suddenly he's a rocket man. It's really funny.
You could say the exact same thing about a guy like Vervaeke, who was behind him in l'Avenir. Foliforov was second in two mountain stages at l'Avenir which weren't won from a break, which is a good sign for his cllimbing abilities. Slagter was 5th just before Michael Matthews in the last climbing stage at l'Avenir for example... I am not too amazed that some guys need some more time to get going.

He was 12th on friday, not too shabby huh?
 
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GuyIncognito said:
BalearicBeats said:
What does a 4th place in l'Avenir mean then? Look at who's in front of him... Lopez and Power are good climbers too.
So was Slagter. So was Jaco Venter. So was Gilbert.
As a pro he's been nowhere. Even in this very Giro.

Until today he's done nothing all season. Suddenly he's a rocket man. It's really funny.
He finished in the same group as all the favorites on stage 13. In a group of only 14 riders. That's not nothing. And the Avenir-result is not a one-off. He has a lot of great results in mountain stages and time trials from 2014 and some from 2015 as well. His best time trials have contained climbing, so it's not exactly from nowhere, although it is definitely another level and surprising.
 

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