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57th Vuelta al Pais Vasco 3-8 April 2017

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El Pistolero said:
burning said:
El Pistolero said:
What a weak generation of cyclists if a 37 year old beats them.

LMAO, but it would be great if Boonen wins tomorrow

Boonen isn't winning 10 races in the spring season anymore. Cobbled classics have an actual decent field, unlike these races, which are severely lacking last few years.

Since you mention Froome beating Piti on Huy in TDF like 5 times a day, I will mention Fuglsang and Nibali smoking everyone on cobbles in TDF, which implies the field in cobbled classics is trash according to your logic.
 
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Libertine Seguros said:
El Pistolero said:
What a weak generation of cyclists if a 37 year old beats them.
Did you say this about the weak generation of riders that couldn't pull a 35-year-old hill specialist back on the cobbles last week?

34 and last time I checked Sagan, GVA and Naesen crashed out in the finale. Otherwise Gilbert would have been caught.

Oh, and Gilbert isn't a hill specialist, such an insult should be bannable if you ask me. :)
 
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El Pistolero said:
Libertine Seguros said:
El Pistolero said:
What a weak generation of cyclists if a 37 year old beats them.
Did you say this about the weak generation of riders that couldn't pull a 35-year-old hill specialist back on the cobbles last week?

34 and last time I checked Sagan, GVA and Naesen crashed out in the finale. Otherwise Gilbert would have been caught.

Oh, and Gilbert isn't a hill specialist, such an insult should be bannable if you ask me. :)
Wrong topic, but in all likelyhood, no he wouldn't.
 
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burning said:
El Pistolero said:
burning said:
El Pistolero said:
What a weak generation of cyclists if a 37 year old beats them.

LMAO, but it would be great if Boonen wins tomorrow

Boonen isn't winning 10 races in the spring season anymore. Cobbled classics have an actual decent field, unlike these races, which are severely lacking last few years.

Since you mention Froome beating Piti on Huy in TDF like 5 times a day, I will mention Fuglsang and Nibali smoking everyone on cobbles in TDF, which implies the field in cobbled classics is trash according to your logic.

The stage was won by Boom, who can't even podium a cobbled classic despite focusing his entire year on it. Besides, that was a mini-Roubaix in rainy conditions. The Tour stage was an exact replica of the FW.
 
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DFA123 said:
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Contador did a terrible TT. He is not the best in anything anymore
Looks like he went too hard on the climb. Another tactical error. No way he should be losing about 30 seconds to Valverde on that gently rolling section.

No, he just can't time trial on the flat now (see also Froome smashing him in last year's Vuelta). Fortunately - for this reason only - the Tour is allergic to long flat ITT's.