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Red Rick said:
Valv.Piti said:
Mas seems to be a diesel climber who is at his best when everyone is tired. Lets see if thats the case again in the Tour and he suddenly comes from nowhere in the last week. Otherwise, he looks very ordinary..
I think he can make a good jump in form quite quickly. Last year he went from 44th in Catalunya or something like that to 4th and a stage win in Pais Vasco 2 weeks later.
I, too, am hoping for a jump in form for Enric in the TDF. It's not impossible. He underachieved a bit (relative to expectations) in the TDS, but he did throw in a couple attacks.
 
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JosephK said:
Red Rick said:
Valv.Piti said:
Mas seems to be a diesel climber who is at his best when everyone is tired. Lets see if thats the case again in the Tour and he suddenly comes from nowhere in the last week. Otherwise, he looks very ordinary..
I think he can make a good jump in form quite quickly. Last year he went from 44th in Catalunya or something like that to 4th and a stage win in Pais Vasco 2 weeks later.
I, too, am hoping for a jump in form for Enric in the TDF. It's not impossible. He underachieved a bit (relative to expectations) in the TDS, but he did throw in a couple attacks.
What couple of attacks? I've seen one.
 
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Kokoso said:
JosephK said:
Red Rick said:
Valv.Piti said:
Mas seems to be a diesel climber who is at his best when everyone is tired. Lets see if thats the case again in the Tour and he suddenly comes from nowhere in the last week. Otherwise, he looks very ordinary..
I think he can make a good jump in form quite quickly. Last year he went from 44th in Catalunya or something like that to 4th and a stage win in Pais Vasco 2 weeks later.
I, too, am hoping for a jump in form for Enric in the TDF. It's not impossible. He underachieved a bit (relative to expectations) in the TDS, but he did throw in a couple attacks.
What couple of attacks? I've seen one.
The one yesterday and the one before the time trial. He tried twice (and failed twice).
 
I think he got overrated after his ride on last year's Vuelta and then has links to Contador. But the proof is on the road. Very underwhelming in TdS was a level below even Rohan Dennis. But he is still young and may surprise.
 
Even whatever result he gets in the Tour can't say he is overrated.

His Vuelta was very good.

However, he won't be the first GC guy at Quick Step to fail to improve his level or even to regress after a good first showing.
 
I guess not having raced since April is a decent excuse for not being in great shape though I still would have hoped for more. I can still see him having a decent tour since his 2nd place at the vuelta also came pretty much out of nowhere but the big issue I see for him is that at this point it's hard to imagine he has improved since last year. That's just a bad sign for someone who is still just what? 24? If he is really the next Contador he shouldn't just repeat last years performance, he should be quite a bit better now and that does not seem to be the case
 
He's been quite prominent on the front whenever the racing heats up. I've been impressed and think he should do quite well as long as he hasn't been too burned out helping defend the lead.
 
perico said:
He's been quite prominent on the front whenever the racing heats up. I've been impressed and think he should do quite well as long as he hasn't been too burned out helping defend the lead.
He had a great ride on this last stage just by not screwing up. Pulled almost two minutes on Pinot, Fuglsang, Porte, Uran.
 
This guy needs to stay away from Movistar. Just my tuppence worth. He must be watching them with the 3 amigos and wonder whether it would be worth it going there. Even if NQ goes, he will still play 3rd fiddle against Landa (if he stays) and Valverde.
 

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