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Teams & Riders Greatness Comes in Small Frames! Lenny, The French Martinez - Thread

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Is there a plan to aim for the Worlds as a protected rider post Vuelta as he is going well in hilly one day races and could be a medal contender.
At 274 km and with this profile, against the likes of MvdP, WvA, Pogi, etc I think it's just as well he sits this one out!
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At 274 km and with this profile, against the likes of MvdP, WvA, Pogi, etc I think it's just as well he sits this one out!
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Doesn't he have to race exactly these kind of races, against this opposition, to gain experience? And have an outsiders chance for a good result. He's won a 202k long race in February, but hasn't raced a full big classic yet. But all of his wins are one day races, so why not give it a try? I think the better argument against it, is that he's 20 an maybe it's better to give him a rest after the Vuelta.
 
Probably not, but would it be a good idea? I am also a bit skeptical about Lombardia, because he started winning in February so it would be quite a long season and good form not necessarily to be expected.

Also I just realized that he has 5 wins this season already, all in one day races of course, impressive.

He obviously can't ride all races, but right now he only has 2 more race days than he had at this point last year, and his schedule for the rest of the season looks to be pretty similar to 2023. He might of course be training more than he did last year (I don't know anything about that), but he should also be a little bit stronger now after completing his first pro season and maiden GT.
 
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I'd lead with Alaphilippe, Cosnefroy, Madouas & Laporte (if they are in form). I don't see what a climber has to offer to that team, certainly not one who hasn't finished a monument. I could be persuaded to bring Bardet or Sivakov, but I'd rather add some helpers and Grégoire or Lafay. France has so many good riders for that course, so Martinez wouldn't be among the first 10 I'd select.
 
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I'd lead with Alaphilippe, Cosnefroy, Madouas & Laporte (if they are in form). I don't see what a climber has to offer to that team, certainly not one who hasn't finished a monument. I could be persuaded to bring Bardet or Sivakov, but I'd rather add some helpers and Grégoire or Lafay. France has so many good riders for that course, so Martinez wouldn't be among the first 10 I'd select.
Laporte???

Let's just say we read the course different...

Grégoire should absolutely be there, Vauquelin and Martinez too.
 
I don‘t see what Martinez does on the parts of the worlds loop that are near flat or slightly rolling. He could go in an early move but he can‘t offer any support there because he weighs like five kilos. The only strategy would be for him to just sit on there while the other French sit on in the bunch and if the move goes away, hope that he can launch a successful solo. There isn‘t any climb on the course where I see Martinez as one of the best. This isn‘t an Alpe d‘Huez circuit race.
 
Martinez is underweight according to BMI spectrum, but he only just made it - VPP laughs at this short, stout boi.

What fascinates me is, add 30 kilos to Martinez' palmares and it's like Arnaud De Lie's.

Gonna party when signing his next fat contract