André Greipel Discussion Thread

Jul 24, 2012
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But just what has the Gorilla got on the Norwegian, I thought Kristoff looked unstoppable at the start of the season.

Greipel on a role now.
 
I think Lotto have the best lead out train around now. Greipel has always had the speed, now that he's being put in winning positions regularly, he's finishing them off in big races.

Kristoff just peaked earlier in the year than Greipel, he's never been able to match him in a flat out sprint if both are on top form.
 
Jun 10, 2013
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Would you mind if I made this Greipel's Discussion Thread? Searched earlier and he seems to have none.

Anyway, great win. Was half-surprised to see there was no Vattenfall thread today.
 
Jun 22, 2015
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Does greipel have a chance at the worlds? Tony martin said after hamburg that greipel could be up there in richmond.
Although the course is much better suited to degenkolb.
 
Jun 24, 2013
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robin440 said:
Does greipel have a chance at the worlds? Tony martin said after hamburg that greipel could be up there in richmond.
Although the course is much better suited to degenkolb.
Lotto team yesterday started lobbying with the German national coach that Greipel should be leader for the WC together with Degenkolb.
 
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Hugo Koblet said:
Great season he's had so far. I hope he can keep it up for the remainder of the year. He's proven himself as the number 1 sprinter in the world at the moment.
Well, Kittel was ill for most of the season. In a flat out sprint with both in form I still think this wouldn't be much of a contest for Ivan Drago 2.0 ;)
 
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Akuryo said:
Hugo Koblet said:
Great season he's had so far. I hope he can keep it up for the remainder of the year. He's proven himself as the number 1 sprinter in the world at the moment.
Well, Kittel was ill for most of the season. In a flat out sprint with both in form I still think this wouldn't be much of a contest for Ivan Drago 2.0 ;)
No, I agree with that. Kittel is lightyears ahead of everyone else when in form. He's just not in form at the moment :)
 
Jun 24, 2013
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yaco said:
I like that he is prepared to be a domestique when the situation arises. He's done some great work on the cobbles this year to help his team.
His work for Wellens at the Eneco Tour was amazing, and so was his acceleration uphill. I actually believe he does have a shot at lumpy races like the Amstel Gold when they aren't raced too hard. But the classics seem to suit him even better. Why has he never really bothered with racing them decently until recently?
 
I think it's still different to perform in an Eneco stage than in Amstel Gold. I don't know if he would survive the blitz up Cauberg. But if he is lucky and is within contention and the race slows down like it did after the top this year, who knows. He might surprise all of us given half a chance.
 
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De Snelle Duif said:
yaco said:
I like that he is prepared to be a domestique when the situation arises. He's done some great work on the cobbles this year to help his team.
His work for Wellens at the Eneco Tour was amazing, and so was his acceleration uphill. I actually believe he does have a shot at lumpy races like the Amstel Gold when they aren't raced too hard. But the classics seem to suit him even better. Why has he never really bothered with racing them decently until recently?
He'd have to lose a LOT of weight to not get dropped, and by the time he does that, he'd have no chance in sprints against Kittel and Cav.

It's one thing to put up an acceleration in awful conditions in a field where there's not many good punchers, and those who are are in poor form. Completely different scenario when every contender is in great form for the ardennes
 
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Greipel is officially the most likable sprinter of all time. Modern cycling deserves an warrior like this. I feel like a jerk when I thought that he was wrongdoing Cav.

Greipel is awesome. If a sprinter was to win in Doha, I hope it would be him. He's awesome. Did you guys saw today's Eneco stage?
 
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MacBAir said:
Greipel is officially the most likable sprinter of all time. Modern cycling deserves an warrior like this. I feel like a jerk when I thought that he was wrongdoing Cav.

Greipel is awesome. If a sprinter was to win in Doha, I hope it would be him. He's awesome. Did you guys saw today's Eneco stage?
Andre Greipel is one hell of a bike rider!
 

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