Bob Jungels Discussion Thread

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Rasmussen in those sick photos were around 5-6%. No one strolls around for weeks at 4% bf without collapsing, and definitely not riding hundreds of km every day even with all the magic potions that are in heavy use.
 
Mar 13, 2009
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Ryo Hazuki said:
although he's very strong this guy is so overrated. laid him happily and with fortune against top 3 prologue against ridiculous odds.
That was a good bet
 
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Carols said:
This young man has panache. Well done lad, you made a fan today :).
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Gutsy ride today.
I watched an interview with him after yesterdays stage and comes across as a very likeable, well spoken young man.
 
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jens_attacks said:
Jungels would need at least 5 minutes to worry these guys, maybe more
Yes, but they cant stay looking eachr other again with him...Jungels has climbed very well so far and he is showing much stronger I thought. If they sacrificed an italian rider in his country who climb quite well as Bambrilla, 13th in last Vuelta a España, it is becouse Jungels is now very strong. Of course this is the Giro and some stages are really hard, but at the end depends of your energy, people of a profile similar to Jungels at his age were podium here as De Gent.
 
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Interesting article on how Jungels ended up at Etixx on Cyclingnews front page today. I have long thought that it was a terrific move for him, but I didn't know exactly how it came to be. From what the article said it really was his performance in the 3rd week of last year's Tour that earned him the interest from bigger teams. Trek are nice guys but they don't know what they're doing, and essentially the article confirms that they didn't really believe in Jungels anymore and had no plans for developing him. I believe that the few riders who have made it from their team have done so more despite Trek than thanks to them. Others like Nizzolo probably should have left a while ago and seem like they are wasting their talent there.
 
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If he wants to do well in the GC, he better not be he new Tom Dumoulin. As much as I like Dumoulin, last year in the Vuelta he lost many minutes when the real climbers finally put the hammer down in a multi-mountain stage. I imagine the hammer will be put down a couple of times on multi-mountain stages this Giro......

Anyway, today is a first test for him. Four serious climbs, all of them tough and steep. Still not the high mountains, but if there are some favourites willing to go today, it will be very tough.
 

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