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Teams & Riders Arnaud De Lie’s Hips Don’t Lie Discussion Thread

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Not entirely sure what he's doing...

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Blowing a raspberry while flexing his muscles gorilla style.
 
It's been posted that De Lie told the press that Lefereve wanted to know if he could fly by helicopter to De Lie's farm to talk about a move.

Somehow this just about sums up pro-cycling ...
I think there is no need that every big Belgian Flandrien Classics star has to ride for Lefevere’s team.

Van Petegem was super good at Lotto-Domo, van Aert is super good at Visma. And certainly more such examples.

I am actually quite happy that Lotto-Dstny were able to keep de Lie until 2026. This team much too often can be regarded as a team for the early breakaways, and has an image somehow as a team that loses a lot, at the races.

I‘m happy for this Lotto-Dstny team they keep de Lie. That was only possible because de Lie (at the moment!…) seems to be a sane, loyal, down-to-earth young guy, with a strong, impressive character… This character is also what he needed to withstand Lefevere‘s offers.

But let‘s be honest, if de Lie has a world class March and April, talks about a premature transfer will immediately arise. (And if so, I hope he will NOT join Lefevere.)…
 
I suppose this was before Lefereve got hold of Luke Lamperti, but it sounds odd with the latest stories of not wanting to let Jakobsen go.
Anyway, the latest De Lie story - De Lie visits Victor Campenaerts
https://cyclinguptodate.com/cycling...s-recalls-hilarious-story-about-arnaud-de-lie

When Arnaud De Lie came to visit, the talented youngster was impressed by one set of paintings in particular. "There is a room with only paintings of horses, one with paintings of cats. And there is also one with only naked women on the wall. I can't sleep in that again! It's the guest room. Arnaud De Lie, for example, has already slept there. He had a choice of two rooms, but he definitely went for that one!" Campenaerts recalls to an uproar of laughter.
 
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Out numbered not out gunned according to Arnaud -
https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/i-...-lie-bullish-after-aggressive-omloop-display/
“I felt really good,” De Lie told RTBF afterwards. “We were with three Visma riders, but I think they were afraid of us too. If you have three riders and you know you can win, you don’t attack, you just ride. In the end, it was Tratnik who won, but they played poker.

“Frankly, Skuijns and I were maybe the two strongest riders, but playing against three of them was difficult all the same. We can’t all be Ian Stannard, who was able to do that a decade ago [in 2015 against QuickStep – ed.] But I’m very happy with my form. Everybody thought I was going badly but today I showed that I was going well.”
 
De Lie looked strong which augurs well for future races. Though I couldn't understand the tactics of bringing all four riders to the front in the final 5kms to chase Politt and Tratnik. Thought two would have been enough and leave DeBuyst to do a lead out for De Lie.
 
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De Lie looked strong which augurs well for future riders. Though I couldn't understand the tactics of bringing all four riders to the front in the final 5kms to chase Politt and Tratnik. Thought two would have been enough and leave DeBuyst to do a lead out for De Lie.
They had to go 100% all in -- it was their only chance to win, I think.

De Lie did look really strong, though -- for some reason I always think of him as a flat sprinter but he can get over the "-bergs" really well for a heavy guy.
 
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Le Samyn - "Okay, I arrived quickly. But if the car keeps the same speed as me, I can approach the corner better and I won't fall," said De Lie in a report on Het Nieuwsblad. "It's not me who makes the mistake, it's the car. I don't know why he's braking. But because of him I may now have one less victory. So thank you.”
Luckily it could have been a worse crash, but a shame that he did n't get the chance for a win. Time to heal some bruises and scrapes (and maybe take it a little easier amongst the cars next time) before Paris-Nice on Sunday.
 
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Biggest issue I have with his statement is that the car driver does whatever he wants to do. However he wants to react in the situation in front of him. You aren't in control of the car, so don't assume he'll do whatever you think he will do when you don't have a proper view of the situation anyway. Don't blame the driver that you took more risks by being so close to it to get back more quickly.
 
Biggest issue I have with his statement is that the car driver does whatever he wants to do. However he wants to react in the situation in front of him. You aren't in control of the car, so don't assume he'll do whatever you think he will do when you don't have a proper view of the situation anyway. Don't blame the driver that you took more risks by being so close to it to get back more quickly.
He is in his early 20th, it's still everyone's around fault)) he just needs to grow up, cause if not this outburst he could still get up, chase the peloton down and win the race