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Cancellara looks like he has lost weight

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Hibbles said:
Harsh. Wiggins is Spurs - a few good cup successes (track titles), years of underperforming in the league, then one good year finishing 4th, sacks the manager thinking that will bring them the title, then falls back down the table and ends up employing Harry "tax? Neverheardofit" Redknapp to try to get the glory year back (Bruyneel).

When exactly have tottenham finished fourth? Bad comparison... ;)
 
Ripper said:
Black is slimming, white is fattening!

White doesn't make you look fat-FAT does.

As for Cancellara, let's leave him right where he is. He has found a solid niche in a sport where there are other things to win besides the grand tours.

He can do a hell of a lot given his strengths-blimey, he already has!!!

Let's not turn him into something he will never be. That's no knock on him, just the reality.
 
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Berzin said:
Let's not turn him into something he will never be. That's no knock on him, just the reality.

I would not sell Cance short. He has a history of setting goals and reaching them. Don't forget also that he is only 27.
When he gets done winning each of the monuments and classics, I have no doubt that a Grand tour is on his list and I for one, would not bet one Swiss Franc against him.
 
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27, seems to have been at the top longer than that. Well he seems to be ticking them all off race by race. A Season or 2 or 3 to take the other classics slowly losing weight to take some of the more lumpy classics later, then switch to GTs. Won't win anything 7 times, but he'll have won everything.
 
karlboss said:
27, seems to have been at the top longer than that. Well he seems to be ticking them all off race by race. A Season or 2 or 3 to take the other classics slowly losing weight to take some of the more lumpy classics later, then switch to GTs. Won't win anything 7 times, but he'll have won everything.

Think this would be a very bad idea unless the Grand Tour he wants is the VUelta. You have got a crop of amazing young stage racers right now who are same age or younger then him, i.e. Andy Schleck, Contador, Kreuzinger, NIbali, etc who specializes in stage races. If he wants to chase an Vuelta, like an Jalabert, Kelly did, then ok. Fabian, is on the verge of being in that class, he has pulled off many amazing victories using his power, and that is what he needs to capitalize on.

Want stage races, chase Paris-Nice, Dauphine Libre, one week races. There is still plenty he can accomplish.
 
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Carl0880 said:
Think this would be a very bad idea unless the Grand Tour he wants is the VUelta. You have got a crop of amazing young stage racers right now who are same age or younger then him, i.e. Andy Schleck, Contador, Kreuzinger, NIbali, etc who specializes in stage races. If he wants to chase an Vuelta, like an Jalabert, Kelly did, then ok. Fabian, is on the verge of being in that class, he has pulled off many amazing victories using his power, and that is what he needs to capitalize on.

Want stage races, chase Paris-Nice, Dauphine Libre, one week races. There is still plenty he can accomplish.

I wasn't completely serious. I think he will continue to drop weight and think about it, but as soon as he starts losing races he'll stop, who knows he make keep winning all the way on to the podium in france. Its a risk though. Right now he can compete win any classic he targets, win any TT that start and finishes at the same altitude, along with almost any 6 day race, thats pretty solid. If he loses weight he might win a GT, pretty big risk. As for competing with some of the young up and comers, he's about the same age as contador, and has a boatload more power than anyone. How many people say absolutely no way?
 
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He is is a bit thinner then I remember him at the tour, he sure is grumpy though, most riders were pretty friendly at the ToO but fab didn't sem to have the time for some of the fans. Maybe people caught him at a bad time?
 
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grumpyphil said:
I would not sell Cance short. He has a history of setting goals and reaching them. Don't forget also that he is only 27.
When he gets done winning each of the monuments and classics, I have no doubt that a Grand tour is on his list and I for one, would not bet one Swiss Franc against him.

I thought Fab has been linked to a future switch to BMC for a crack at a GT...
 
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St. Elia said:
Please stop this you guys are driving me nuts with the football comparisons:mad:


I think he meant when Potsmouth won the cup with that French loser on the team.

Yeah they have the age wrong as there is no way he was 22 when he won in liege in 04, I woz there and it don't add up.