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Andy Schleck: "Evans is no threat"

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auscyclefan94 said:
I will stab him! He needs to learn to show some respect! I hope Schleck bonks big time at morzine avoriaz!

Take a deep breath Auscyclefan94 we all no Andy Schleck is under pressure.It just goes to show his youthfullness with comments such as his"Cadel not being a threat"I bet Contador wouldn't say that,he has more respect for his peers,thus being a great champion.So lets not stab anyone just yet";)
 
I think Schleck might be right, mainly because of the effort Evans put in at the Giro. However, it is a fairly ungracious thing to say about a fellow competitor who, along with others, was good enough to soft pedal for about 15k to allow Schleck to get back up to the main bunch after his crash the other day.
 
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Moose McKnuckles said:
This thread has gone so far off the deep end, it may actually seal the oil gusher in the Gulf.

you haven't heard the oil gusher has been stopped? no kidding: the cap was removed. a wedding ring was put around the pipe. hasn't put out since!

on topic: in my opinion, the sooner young andy learns to think before he speaks, the better.
 
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OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG... there is going to be blood in Morzine - Avoriaz... watch out those falls are pretty highs... if the camera is not with you I would watch my back cuz Cadel will be there to push you...
 
etymology said:
you haven't heard the oil gusher has been stopped? no kidding: the cap was removed. a wedding ring was put around the pipe. hasn't put out since!

on topic: in my opinion, the sooner young andy learns to think before he speaks, the better.

Nice. You know what they say about the three rings of marriage, right?

The engagement ring.
The wedding ring.
The suffering.

:)
 
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Wait until BMC somehow lets Evans down and he starts whining to the press about how weak his team is. I still don't think Evans has what it takes mentally to win a GT. Seems as soon as something bad happens, he crumbles.

And I'm still not convinced Cadel can climb with AC. His attacks are mediocre at best. He's good at sucking wheels, but his ability to accelerate up steep climbs is completely lacking. He's more of an Ulrich than an Armstrong.

That said, he is a much better rider this year than last.
 
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richwagmn said:
I still don't think Evans has what it takes mentally to win a GT.

That said, he is a much better rider this year than last.
he finished 23 secs down to Contador in 2007. by your logic, he should win this year. obviously Contador may be stronger as well, but there's no reason why Evans couldn't win - he's clearly capable.
 
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hrotha said:
Andy's probably right, for reasons that were discussed in the other Evans thread, but it's also a very dumb thing for a GC contender to say. It doesn't benefit him in any way and there's always the possibility he'll be proved very wrong.

This was clearly a calculated comment by Schleck, in my opinion. Part of would-be grand tour leader craft is getting under your opponents' skin. Someone on the Saxo team has sized Evans up, decided he's less than stable (go figure) or vulnerable to pressure/taunting, and decided to stick the needle in a little further (no, not that way) and give it a slight twist.
 
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As per usual ACF is having a hissy and only giving half a story.....On the previous stage (courtesy of SBS) they asked Cadel who he thought was the bigger threat Andy or Alberto....he didn't really want to answer because as Cadel pointed out it always comes back at you, but he said one of them can climb and one of them can time trial and climb, so the one that could do both was the bigger threat.

The link for those who want to read and make up their on minds, rather than base an opinion based on the histrionics of an over caffinated fan boy.

http://tdf.sbs.com.au/tdf2010/news/article/24152/Schleck-plays-down-Evans-threat
 
msjett said:
As per usual ACF is having a hissy and only giving half a story.....On the previous stage (courtesy of SBS) they asked Cadel who he thought was the bigger threat Andy or Alberto....he didn't really want to answer because as Cadel pointed out it always comes back at you, but he said one of them can climb and one of them can time trial and climb, so the one that could do both was the bigger threat.

The link for those who want to read and make up their on minds, rather than base an opinion based on the histrionics of an over caffinated fan boy.

http://tdf.sbs.com.au/tdf2010/news/article/24152/Schleck-plays-down-Evans-threat

Thanks Ms Jett. I assume these are the comments that got ACF94 so fired up:

"Not to discredit him, but I don't see Evans sticking with the leaders (on the climbs)," Schleck said at the end of Thursday's fifth stage.

Schleck said he regarded Evans as "a bit of an outsider", but added: "Maybe I will be proved wrong."

He added: "I think Lance will attack (in the Alps). And if the opportunity comes up, RadioShack (Armstrong's team) will take it."

His comments are consistent with his brash style. He said similar things last year about AC before every major climbing stage and he got his ar$e handed to him. From what I can gather, Andy is not the best handicapper of talent in the peloton or his own limitations.

As I said on another thread, Cadel is sitting in the proverbial cat bird seat. We all know he can cover wheels with the best of them. We also know that he can time trial. He's got a one minute cushion on AC, which even if he loses it, he has the ability to gain back any lost time in the time trial (at least he did in 2007). The question will be how well he has recovered from the Giro.
 
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I tried reading it but couldn't get to page 2 for some reason - Doing so crashed two different browsers. Anyway, what you say makes sense. I guess they'll find some other opportunity for gratuitous needling. :rolleyes:
 
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msjett said:
As per usual ACF is having a hissy and only giving half a story.....On the previous stage (courtesy of SBS) they asked Cadel who he thought was the bigger threat Andy or Alberto....he didn't really want to answer because as Cadel pointed out it always comes back at you, but he said one of them can climb and one of them can time trial and climb, so the one that could do both was the bigger threat.

The link for those who want to read and make up their on minds, rather than base an opinion based on the histrionics of an over caffinated fan boy.

http://tdf.sbs.com.au/tdf2010/news/article/24152/Schleck-plays-down-Evans-threat

How did I make up what he said? He said he does not rate evans on the climbs. The bolded part you agreed with me so how does that make me an "over caffeinated fan boy". Again msjett you have shown that you always jump to conclusions and try to attack posters.

Schleck has also said that he thinks Basso ans Sastre will go well so he just does not rate evans.
 
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auscyclefan94 said:
How did I make up what he said? He said he does not rate evans on the climbs. The bolded part you agreed with me so how does that make me an "over caffeinated fan boy". Again msjett you have shown that you always jump to conclusions and try to attack posters.

Schleck has also said that he thinks Basso ans Sastre will go well so he just does not rate evans.

I simply added the link, and my commentary of your standard carry on.

So what, if Andy doesn't rate Cadel. Its not the end of the world, stop being so dramatic.

Why don't you put me on ignore? That way you won't have to get upset by anything I may say in the future.
 
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msjett said:
I simply added the link, and my commentary of your standard carry on.

So what, if Andy doesn't rate Cadel. Its not the end of the world, stop being so dramatic.

Why don't you put me on ignore? That way you won't have to get upset by anything I may say in the future.

1. wasn't having a hissy.
2. I will put you on ignore
3. You said I only gave half the story when the story is that he does not rate cadel.
4.I am not being dramatic as I think you misinterpret my posts sometimes.
 
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auscyclefan94 said:
1. wasn't having a hissy.
2. I will put you on ignore
3. You said I only gave half the story when the story is that he does not rate cadel.
4.I am not being dramatic as I think you misinterpret my posts sometimes.

1. Yes you were, you still are.
2. You did. The story is that he does not rate cadel as highly as contador. (he obviously isnt a madman)
3. Yes you were. You threatened to kill the guy because he made you cry.
 
Moose McKnuckles said:
I have to say, I was never a Cadel fan, but the last couple of years have made me really appreciate him.

Andy Schleck? Yawn. Whiny b!tch.

Anyone think Andy Schlock would have done ANYTHING on the Monte Paschi stage in the Giro? Anyone? Mr. Bueller?

He seemed to do OK on the cobbles. Granted he had FC to help him but he had to steer for himself. Plus the two of them did 80% of the work, weakness would have showed. He might be whiny but he is also poised to kick some ass when the road points up.
 

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auscyclefan94 said:
1. wasn't having a hissy.
2. I will put you on ignore
3. You said I only gave half the story when the story is that he does not rate cadel.
4.I am not being dramatic as I think you misinterpret my posts sometimes.

Nah, he didn't. You ARE a drama queen, especially if anyone says anything remotely challenging about your little cuddles:p
 

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Hugh Januss said:
He seemed to do OK on the cobbles. Granted he had FC to help him but he had to steer for himself. Plus the two of them did 80% of the work, weakness would have showed. He might be whiny but he is also poised to kick some ass when the road points up.

Plus he did the pave stage after quite a bad crash the day before. I didn't hear any whining coming from him. Having said that i am not totally convinced of his climbing form, he has shown none all year. But we will soon see!