- May 5, 2011
The French Mollema, or the French Firsanov? Great fighting spirit indeed.
His next races will be Pais Vasco (alongside Bardet), Flèche Wallonne and Romandie.Alexandre B. said:His targets in the first part of the season have been Catalunya (3rd) and Romandie, so it's pretty unlikely he will race Pais Vasco.LaFlorecita said:Will he ride Pais Vasco?
I am wondering what kind of climber he is, from his climbing style you'd think he is a diesel, but perhaps he can be punchy as well? He finished top-20 in FW last 2 years
Yeah, cause with a lot of TT's Alaphilippe will smash the mountain goats Dumoulin, Thomas and Froome.Nirvana said:
Alaphilippe is handy enough in a TT, and he should have a strong TTT squad for the foreseeable future. If he ever decides to go for gc, he won’t give up the sort of time against the clock that a Landa or Bardet normally would.Gigs_98 said:Yeah, cause with a lot of TT's Alaphilippe will smash the mountain goats Dumoulin, Thomas and Froome.Nirvana said:
:lol: :lol: :lol:Gigs_98 said:Yeah, cause with a lot of TT's Alaphilippe will smash the mountain goats Dumoulin, Thomas and Froome.Nirvana said:
I think, for exactly the reasons you stay there, that we've seen the best Bardet can offer (podium and a stage win in a Tour light on TT kms), and we've never seen Pinot get a full-strength, full-support, full-fitness, 3-week run at a TdF. I think it would still take a rare convergence of events, external to him, for Pinot to actually win a Tour (or any Grand Tour), but I think Peak-Pinot has a marginally better shot than Peak-Bardet.movingtarget said:Latour is a fighter but managing his performance over three weeks as a GC rider wouldn't be easy. They way he rides probably increases his chances of having a bad day but he could also end up doing better than some of the older French riders simply because he keeps fighting. Pinot seems to be up and down with his health. I still think Bardet can improve more. Not convinced yet that Ala can be a good GC rider.
Well that's just it. The guys who are going to be winning Grand Tours when Latour is in his late 20s/early 30s will be guys we, at this point, haven't even heard of. And we've heard of Latour. So we know it won't be him.SafeBet said:At least 3 of the last 4 Tour winners were far worse GT riders than Latour at same age, so he sure got a chance.
He changed to listen classic music from rock. See, his head rolled less compared with past during this tour.dastott said:A fighter but has one of the worst styles on a bike in the current peloton, along with D. Martin, Mollema and Zakarin. Makes Froome look like stylist by comparison...
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