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Best GT Debutant of 2017

Who is the best GT debutant of 2017

For me its between Moscon and Gaviria, although Michael Woods had the best GT for someone who rode his first GT in 2017 it was not in that tour.

Other notable debutants are Guillaume Martin, Enric Mas, Antwan Tolhoek and Marc Soler

Any others that you think deserve a mention?

P>S Can a mod fix spelling of Debutant in title
 
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Gaviria hands down.
Moscon surely not. Being a domestique is not comparable with chasing success by yourself. It's relatively easy to push yourself beyond your limits without having the pressure to finish it off. Off course his performance was outstanding, way above the most incredible expectations, but Gaviria destroying the sprint field is something that we will not see again for a long period I guess.
 
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Pennino said:
Gaviria hands down.
Moscon surely not. Being a domestique is not comparable with chasing success by yourself. It's relatively easy to push yourself beyond your limits without having the pressure to finish it off. Off course his performance was outstanding, way above the most incredible expectations, but Gaviria destroying the sprint field is something that we will not see again for a long period I guess.
Gaviria was superb, however he destroyed a sub-par Greipel, Ewan, and a bunch of 2nd tier Italians. No Kittel, Sagan, Demare, Kristoff, Cavendish etc.
 
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42x16ss said:
Pennino said:
Gaviria hands down.
Moscon surely not. Being a domestique is not comparable with chasing success by yourself. It's relatively easy to push yourself beyond your limits without having the pressure to finish it off. Off course his performance was outstanding, way above the most incredible expectations, but Gaviria destroying the sprint field is something that we will not see again for a long period I guess.
Gaviria was superb, however he destroyed a sub-par Greipel, Ewan, and a bunch of 2nd tier Italians. No Kittel, Sagan, Demare, Kristoff, Cavendish etc.

True, but he still destroyed them. Kittel had Groenewegen in the Tour de France as his best rival...
 
Søren Kragh Andersen deserves a mention as well. He was actually sick mid way through the race (as Oomen) and I feared that he would pull out of the race but instead he came back even stronger. His performance on stage 20 was quite remarkable, especially for a guy who is not known for his climbing at all. He was pushing the pace in the break and had dropped guys like Bardet, Yates', Mas and Soler and was going after Marczynski on Angliru before he was called back to set the pace for Kelderman, which he did for quite some time. Also two stage podiums, the one being the sprint yesterday where he was really fast.
 
Gaviria by a wide margin, he was the MVP of Giro for me. Moscon is the obvious #2, finishing in top 5 of Paris-Roubaix and then holding his own in the mountains for Vuelta like he did is very impressive. Jan Hirt is a good shout-out as well, great Giro, happy for him for signing with Astana.
 
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Bardamu said:
Didn't Woods ride the Giro before the Vuelta? His Giro performance wasn't that special, was it?
Woods did a good ride at the Giro, got in a lot of breaks and was crucial in Rolland's stage win, as nobody wanted to chase down Rolland and tow Woods with them. But yeah, not nearly as good as Gaviria's Giro, so not really and issue.

Gaviria was definitely the best. You can say Greipel or Ewan was off-form, or maybe they just looked that way because Gaviria was blasting past all the time. Bora's leadout train did a phenomenal job, but Gaviria was able to surf Richeze's wheel and explode off it every time; Bennett is not slow and was in form, but Gaviria was just faster.
 
At first i missread as best GC debiutant. I'm shocked Gaviria was a debiutant. I would swear he had a GT start under his belt. Then i guess it's the Colombian missile. Moscon finding his inner GT is too smelly for me. Maybe it's just Sky's perfumes.