Bryan Coquard Discussion Thread

Jun 10, 2013
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This chap deserves a thread. Upped his game tremendously this year.

Lovable character :redface:, versatile rider, performs on the track, road sprints, cobbles and hilly races. Not a one-trick-pony for sure.

Allez Bryan, a win on the Champs-Élysées would be terrific.

 
That was his coming of age today. He destroyed the little French races this year, but today he's up there with the big boys.

The battle between Démare and Bouhanni for being France's best sprinter is decided: it's Coquard.
 
Jun 10, 2013
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Bye Bye Bicycle said:
That was his coming of age today. He destroyed the little French races this year, but today he's up there with the big boys.

The battle between Démare and Bouhanni for being France's best sprinter is decided: it's Coquard.
I'l save this for my future signature. :razz:
 
Apr 19, 2010
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I had no idea who he was but I was rooting for him to win the stage today. He must have shook Ivan Drago up a bit.
 
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Simurgh said:
Sad that he was less than an inch from victory, but he's got a new fan here!
One inch too short...the story of my life ;) .

On a more serious side, yes, he won me over. I liked him before, but today what a blood and guts of a sprint, wow, he deserved it. I hope he wins one. I do. In Paris would be sweet.

Allez Bryan!
 
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Bye Bye Bicycle said:
That was his coming of age today. He destroyed the little French races this year, but today he's up there with the big boys.

The battle between Démare and Bouhanni for being France's best sprinter is decided: it's Coquard.
His coming of age was a couple of months ago at Amstel Gold :p
 
Apr 12, 2009
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If memory serves, he was the only guy to get within six feet of Kristoff last year in Paris.

As a Californian I was rooting for him throughout the AOTC, where he had some close calls but no cigar. Hopefully he can finally break the duck on home soil.
 
That was his best showing as a sprinter so far. Ok, he didn't win but he was up against the very best rather than beating up non-sprinters. And ok, it was something of an uphill sprint, but it was still a "normal" enough sprint that Kittel was the winner. Chapeau.
 
He really is having a terrific season. Undefeated against his more highly touted countrymen, Démare and Bouhanni. He just needs to finally get a big win. I don't think he's ever won a WT race.
 
Aug 18, 2009
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'Lovable Character'? Some guys I know met him at the GP Montreal a year or two ago and he was a huge d**che. That said, he's a scrappy sprinter and I like him none the less :p
 
Nov 29, 2010
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https://twitter.com/bryancoquard

Following his non-selection at the TDF Coquard says he is taking a "step back." Says thanks to all fans and supporters.

I don't exactly know what that means though, seems a little ambiguous? Any native-french speakers can translate any better?
 
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deValtos said:
https://twitter.com/bryancoquard

Following his non-selection at the TDF Coquard says he is taking a "step back." Says thanks to all fans and supporters.

I don't exactly know what that means though, seems a little ambiguous? Any native-french speakers can translate any better?
He will do some track racing (he's 2012 olympics silver medallist in the Omnium).

What a frustrating year it has been. He may be less successful than last year, but he's still a decent sprinter nonetheless. Now he only took part in Paris-Nice, Critérium du Dauphiné and a couple of Flandrian races at WorldTour level. I understand he's eager to step up.
 
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No rider will ever again try to do right by his team by giving them loads of advanced warning that they would be leaving. Instead everyone will continue negotiations they have no intention of concluding successfully until after the Tour squad is named. And consequently teams will get less opportunity to recruit a replacement or reorient their team.
 
I seriously wonder what the sponsor thinks about this. Yes, they have some other decent riders and a rider like Voeckler who always manges to get a lot of exposure, but leaving your by far best rider out of the by far biggest race on the calender... yeah.
 
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tobydawq said:
Valv.Piti said:
I seriously wonder what the sponsor thinks about this. Yes, they have some other decent riders and a rider like Voeckler who always manges to get a lot of exposure, but leaving your by far best rider out of the by far biggest race on the calender... yeah.
It's purely a sporting decision, though...

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/coquard-angry-at-bernaudeau-who-defends-tour-de-france-snub-as-sporting-decision/
I called it a bullshit explanation.
 
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Valv.Piti said:
I seriously wonder what the sponsor thinks about this. Yes, they have some other decent riders and a rider like Voeckler who always manges to get a lot of exposure, but leaving your by far best rider out of the by far biggest race on the calender... yeah.
Not really, at least 2017. Coquard has a very bad season, Calmejane, Chavanel, Hivert, Petit all have made more cq points so far this year.
 
Nov 29, 2010
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Coquard hasn't had a great season but who does Bernadeau think he's fooling by calling it a "sporting" decision to leave him off the team.

If he had re-signed with DE he'd be on that team for sure.
 

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