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What will Valverde's impact be the cycling world in 2012

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auscyclefan94 said:
i wouldn't have a clue to do it so I have chosen a pic of him time trialling as he sucks hard at that.
As I understand, these are the last 2 tts he has done


1 Chris Horner (USA) Team RadioShack 32' 33"
2 Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 8"
3 Maxime Monfort (BEL) Team HTC-Columbia + 13"
4 Michael Rogers (AUS) Team HTC-Columbia + 18"
5 Beñat Intxausti (ESP) Euskaltel-Euskadi + 21"
6 Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel-Euskadi + 23"
7 Marco Pinotti (ITA) Team HTC-Columbia + 25"



Cyclist Team Time
1 Richie Porte (AUS) Team Saxo Bank 30' 54"
2 Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne +26"
3 Vladimir Karpets (RUS) Team Katusha +27"
4 Michael Rogers (AUS) Team HTC-Columbia +28"
5 Denis Menchov (RUS) Rabobank 31"
 
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The Hitch said:
As I understand, these are the last 2 tts he has done


1 Chris Horner (USA) Team RadioShack 32' 33"
2 Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne + 8"
3 Maxime Monfort (BEL) Team HTC-Columbia + 13"
4 Michael Rogers (AUS) Team HTC-Columbia + 18"
5 Beñat Intxausti (ESP) Euskaltel-Euskadi + 21"
6 Samuel Sánchez (ESP) Euskaltel-Euskadi + 23"
7 Marco Pinotti (ITA) Team HTC-Columbia + 25"



Cyclist Team Time
1 Richie Porte (AUS) Team Saxo Bank 30' 54"
2 Alejandro Valverde (ESP) Caisse d'Epargne +26"
3 Vladimir Karpets (RUS) Team Katusha +27"
4 Michael Rogers (AUS) Team HTC-Columbia +28"
5 Denis Menchov (RUS) Rabobank 31"
He's good in hilly time trials, but rather average in flat time trials. Definitely his weakest point as Valverde said so him self. He said he improved his time trial during his banishment, so something to look out for in the near future.

Also a time trial in the Tour is a totally different beast than a time trial in Pais Vasco.
 
El Pistolero said:
He's good in hilly time trials, but rather average in flat time trials. Definitely his weakest point as Valverde said so him self. He said he improved his time trial during his banishment, so something to look out for in the near future.

Also a time trial in the Tour is a totally different beast than a time trial in Pais Vasco.
acf didnt specify hilly or flat. he just said tt. though hasnt valvrde won a few pan flat prologues? As for tdf tts there is the long tdf like dauphine tt he won in 08 beating levi and cuddles (so cadel must suck too to be beaten by such a poor tter.
 
The Hitch said:
acf didnt specify hilly or flat. he just said tt. though hasnt valvrde won a few pan flat prologues? As for tdf tts there is the long tdf like dauphine tt he won in 08 beating levi and cuddles (so cadel must suck too to be beaten by such a poor tter.
He won Alcobendas '07 ITT (9,7km), Burgos '07 TT (15km), Murcía '07 (23km), Dauphiné '08 TT (31km). He has some pretty good prologue results, but over his palmarès it seems that he gets his best results on mid-length TTs of 15-25, maybe 30 kilometres.
 
ultimobici said:
Why? Because he beat Armstrong? Not really something to cite as a reason, just suggests he got his mix more finely tuned that day!
u are way of base with all due respect, i was just suggesting a pic for acf to use as his avatar. I was not saying he is the best cyclist. Thank you
 
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ultimobici said:
Why? Because he beat Armstrong? Not really something to cite as a reason, just suggests he got his mix more finely tuned that day!
You have got the wrong end of the stick. Zam_Olyas was only kidding around with me.
 
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ultimobici said:
Why? Because he beat Armstrong? Not really something to cite as a reason, just suggests he got his mix more finely tuned that day!
Clear off, not in this forum. Clinic.
 
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Damn the guy takes a 2 year break, and then comes back winning a stage and get's second in the GC. Wow what a beast :D
 
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Zam_Olyas said:
u are way of base with all due respect, i was just suggesting a pic for acf to use as his avatar. I was not saying he is the best cyclist. Thank you
Apologies.
 
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Beautiful stagewin, good performance. Classy prepared.

Looking foward to the hilly classics. Will teach Gilberto some lessons. :)
 
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Cobblestoned said:
Beautiful stagewin, good performance. Classy prepared.

Looking foward to the hilly classics. Will teach Gilberto some lessons. :)
You mean looking behind him after an attack when he drops Valverde? He already learned that last year when riding against the Schlecks.
 

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