Geraint Thomas, the next british hope

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clearly a future tour winner in the making here. He comes from a track background after all.

Podium this tour? I look forward to him dropping Quintana next.
 
He'll be the second best climber in the world come Tour 16. Should win the Vuelta this year and might do the Giro-Vuelta double next year to....I mean a cobbles specialist dropping Contador, Nibali, TJ, Bardet, Pinot, Uran, Costa et al. whilst pulling for Froome and then sprinting home with Valverde is scintillating.
 
Sep 14, 2011
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the sceptic said:
clearly a future tour winner in the making here. He comes from a track background after all.

Podium this tour? I look forward to him dropping Quintana next.
Any chance you could start some more new Sky threads? This is only the fifth in the last couple of days.
 
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Bernie's eyesore said:
the sceptic said:
clearly a future tour winner in the making here. He comes from a track background after all.

Podium this tour? I look forward to him dropping Quintana next.
Any chance you could start some more new Sky threads? This is only the fifth in the last couple of days.
You don't think a contender for podium in the tour deserves his own Clinic thread?
 
Jul 21, 2012
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Bernie's eyesore said:
the sceptic said:
clearly a future tour winner in the making here. He comes from a track background after all.

Podium this tour? I look forward to him dropping Quintana next.
Any chance you could start some more new Sky threads? This is only the fifth in the last couple of days.
any chance you could contribute anything worthwile?
 
Sep 14, 2011
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the sceptic said:
Bernie's eyesore said:
the sceptic said:
clearly a future tour winner in the making here. He comes from a track background after all.

Podium this tour? I look forward to him dropping Quintana next.
Any chance you could start some more new Sky threads? This is only the fifth in the last couple of days.
any chance you could contribute anything worthwile?
I've made plenty of comments about Thomas in the Sky thread thanks. You've already had two spam threads about Sky closed today.
 
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Where are the threads for the other sky riders - we have one for porte, froome and now thomas, but what about the rest? You are mssing out here sceptic...
 
Jul 21, 2012
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not my fault the mods are afraid to upset the delicate feelings of skyfans.

the most doped up performance in cycling history deserves all the attention it can get.
 
I said this in the SKY thread already, but I think that Thomas' best case scenario in GT GCs is probably a Christian Vande Velde-esque career. Future tour winner is probably hyperbole. Though I will be interested to see if he can handle multiple climbs in a true mountain stage.
 

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With G transforming from classics specialist to skinny little climber, 6th on a Tour de France MTF no less, is well deserving of his own thread in the clinic. The sceptic just beat everyone to the punch. This one will be staying open.
 
Bernie's eyesore said:
the sceptic said:
clearly a future tour winner in the making here. He comes from a track background after all.

Podium this tour? I look forward to him dropping Quintana next.
Any chance you could start some more new Sky threads? This is only the fifth in the last couple of days.
I'm looking forward to the Gallopin thread, he unexpectedly finished with the same group too.
 
May 26, 2010
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A rider transforms at 30 years of age and hardly anyone in the media blinks? No surprise, seen before plenty of times.......
 
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G has been climbing well this year, shouldn't be that much of a surprise that he could do what he did today. In Paris-Nice he was second behind Porte on stage 4 with a MTF, beating guys like TJVG, Kwia (in form), Costa, Fuglsang, Bardet, Aru. In TDS he also climbed well.
 
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Punkan said:
G has been climbing well this year, shouldn't be that much of a surprise that he could what he did today. In Paris-Nice he was second behind Porte on stage 4 with a MTF, beating guys like TJVG, Kwia (in form), Costa, Fuglsang, Bardet, Aru. In TDS he also climbed well.
I agree, there were no surprises about today's performance. We had all seen his ridiculous improvements earlier in the year so we knew what he might be capable of. Compare today with his climbing in the Tour last year though and that was when he had much more freedom to ride for himself after Froome crashed out and Porte capitulated.
 
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Punkan said:
G has been climbing well this year, shouldn't be that much of a surprise that he could do what he did today. In Paris-Nice he was second behind Porte on stage 4 with a MTF, beating guys like TJVG, Kwia (in form), Costa, Fuglsang, Bardet, Aru. In TDS he also climbed well.
Why was he not climbing well earlier in his career? Former Grupetto fodder.

Didn't want the big money contract till Sky came along and transformed him at 30? So was lazy and didn't train or eat the proper foods, too much nutella....
 
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the sceptic said:
not my fault the mods are afraid to upset the delicate feelings of skyfans.

the most doped up performance in cycling history deserves all the attention it can get.
Attention is certainly warranted...

Maybe mods think that attention is better spent if not scattered all over the place.... ;)

Cheers
mrhender
 
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Benotti69 said:
Punkan said:
G has been climbing well this year, shouldn't be that much of a surprise that he could do what he did today. In Paris-Nice he was second behind Porte on stage 4 with a MTF, beating guys like TJVG, Kwia (in form), Costa, Fuglsang, Bardet, Aru. In TDS he also climbed well.
Why was he not climbing well earlier in his career? Former Grupetto fodder.

Didn't want the big money contract till Sky came along and transformed him at 30? So was lazy and didn't train or eat the proper foods, too much nutella....
Special pillows, don't forget the special ******* pillows...
 

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