He’ll be turning 37. As good as Valverde is, he hasn’t looked like a GT winner since he was in his early 30s, though he has continued contending for podiums. Froome would have to discover the Horner equation for success to win another TdF.No GT comeback is good thing for Froome. He'll get an extra year for recovery. And mainly won't embarass himself this year prior TDF so he'll get his next contract, maybe even from Ineos.
Agreed on all other things though, this would be epic season. One less chance for Gilbert in his strive for five((
Valverde looked like a Tour winner in 2017.He’ll be turning 37. As good as Valverde is, he hasn’t looked like a GT winner since he was in his early 30s, though he has continued contending for podiums. Froome would have to discover the Horner equation for success to win another TdF.
Where did you hear about these companies? I could do with some good news.If the two companies with treatments that are currently in world wide clinical trials have good results there is a high likelihood of having treatment on the market by sometime in May. Hopefully that will mean things that start back up sometime in May/June. (Also saw something about another company having a treatment ready to go to clinical trials, plus doctors are currently asking if they can use blood/antibodies from recovered people who consent to use to help build immunity in those who are now testing positive.)
On CNBC earlier this week. One of the companies with treatment in clinical testing is Gilead. The other is a malaria treatment that is being tested as treatment.Where did you hear about these companies? I could do with some good news.
Read today that both Irish governments have been talking to a lab near Belfast who have a one day test that is supposed to be easier to roll out than the 3 day test
Nibali doesn't need because he doesn't live in Italy even if he returns to train in Mastromarco sometimes (especially in the winter).So, they'd have to provide papers to prove that they're pros? I mean… Nibali probably wouldn't. I think most people have an idea who he is.
Dumoulin without a professional race for more than a year...Corona sucks. There are obviously more important things than cycling or sport in general but this year could have been epic. Quintana flying in the mountains in february and march. Evenepoel dominating. Nibali looking good early in the season for the first time since 2013. I was getting really hyped.
It´s probably even worse for the older riders. Probably no last olympics for Valverde and Nibali. No GT comeback for Froome. No revenge season for Quintana.
Ah, didn't know that. It was just an example because he's someone most people probably have an idea who is.Nibali doesn't need because he doesn't live in Italy even if he returns to train in Mastromarco sometimes (especially in the winter).
I doubt it. For the start of the Giro 2021 for example, contracts are signed, hotels are booked/blocked on Sicily, and so on. It just wouldn't make much sense to cancel everything and start from scratch elsewhere.Something else I've been wondering; if - and I bloody hope not - the entire season gets suspended, could it basically mean that everything - at least routes for stages races - would be pushed a year? Or, I suppose even if the entire season doesn't get suspended, it could still come into play for the Giro, with the 2021 Giro starting in Budapest, the 2022 Giro starting on Sicily, and so on...
I was simply using this as a basic timeframe for the anticipated period of the virus, at least four months. Based on what the scientific community are advising the government.Why would a quarantine for old people prevent sports competitions from going on?