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

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Netserk said:
BigMac said:
hrotha said:
Angliru said:
You clearly are out of your mind which doesn't surprise me. Compare his number of wins versus any of his contemporaries who compete for grand tour gc, hilly classics and major week long stage races and he has a sizable advantage. Your attitude is what is pathetic.
Valverde wins a whole lot, but that doesn't change the fact that he's often unreasonably happy with good placings that don't really add anything of value to his palmares at this point.
Clearly this has a sentimental value for him. Let's face it, he was never going to win Le Tour so a podium was always a reasonable goal when you can't aim higher.
I don't get this mentality. If you can podium a race, you can win it as well, as long as you have enough courage and luck.
Not when the two riders above you are a class apart and haven't been wiped out by crashes.

With 'enough luck', even Kittel could win the yellow jersey - hope for a crash that wipes out half the field and proceed to win yellow when everyone else has to abandon due to a virus
 
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Netserk said:
BigMac said:
hrotha said:
Angliru said:
You clearly are out of your mind which doesn't surprise me. Compare his number of wins versus any of his contemporaries who compete for grand tour gc, hilly classics and major week long stage races and he has a sizable advantage. Your attitude is what is pathetic.
Valverde wins a whole lot, but that doesn't change the fact that he's often unreasonably happy with good placings that don't really add anything of value to his palmares at this point.
Clearly this has a sentimental value for him. Let's face it, he was never going to win Le Tour so a podium was always a reasonable goal when you can't aim higher.
I don't get this mentality. If you can podium a race, you can win it as well, as long as you have enough courage and luck.
Your a true fighter! In what are you a champion btw? With such winners mentality you must be good at something?
 
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PremierAndrew said:
Netserk said:
BigMac said:
hrotha said:
Angliru said:
You clearly are out of your mind which doesn't surprise me. Compare his number of wins versus any of his contemporaries who compete for grand tour gc, hilly classics and major week long stage races and he has a sizable advantage. Your attitude is what is pathetic.
Valverde wins a whole lot, but that doesn't change the fact that he's often unreasonably happy with good placings that don't really add anything of value to his palmares at this point.
Clearly this has a sentimental value for him. Let's face it, he was never going to win Le Tour so a podium was always a reasonable goal when you can't aim higher.
I don't get this mentality. If you can podium a race, you can win it as well, as long as you have enough courage and luck.
Not when the two riders above you are a class apart and haven't been wiped out by crashes.

With 'enough luck', even Kittel could win the yellow jersey - hope for a crash that wipes out half the field and proceed to win yellow when everyone else has to abandon due to a virus
one of Valverde or Quintana could have won the tdf this year by 1-2ing froome on the long mountain stages.
 
The Hitch said:
BigMac said:
Vamos Bala, to win the Vuelta campeón!
Lol, you know what, I think he can do it. Imo if he wins one of vuelta/ Lombardia / worlds this will go down as one of the greatest seasons of all time.
This. He has a strong chance of winning this Vuelta. He has season after season proven that it's possible to perform well in both the Tour and Vuelta. I don't think he will win the Worlds though... :D
 
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Moviestar said:
Good share.

Can anyone post a functional link to a video of Bala bawling after the penultimate stage?

The original link someone posted previously went to a Facebook link that when I tried it was nonfunctional - so no video. I've yet to see AV crying and feel I must appreciate this human spectacle.

Thanks!
 
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joe_papp said:
Moviestar said:
Good share.

Can anyone post a functional link to a video of Bala bawling after the penultimate stage?

The original link someone posted previously went to a Facebook link that when I tried it was nonfunctional - so no video. I've yet to see AV crying and feel I must appreciate this human spectacle.

Thanks!
https://video-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xpa1/v/t42.1790-2/11743988_1049587468392568_883354000_n.mp4?efg=eyJybHIiOjk4MiwicmxhIjo1MTJ9&rl=982&vabr=546&oh=b111f48e5b280bc6f7fb28f0feb866bc&oe=55B68F0D
 
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DBotero said:
joe_papp said:
Moviestar said:
Good share.

Can anyone post a functional link to a video of Bala bawling after the penultimate stage?

The original link someone posted previously went to a Facebook link that when I tried it was nonfunctional - so no video. I've yet to see AV crying and feel I must appreciate this human spectacle.

Thanks!
https://video-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xpa1/v/t42.1790-2/11743988_1049587468392568_883354000_n.mp4?efg=eyJybHIiOjk4MiwicmxhIjo1MTJ9&rl=982&vabr=546&oh=b111f48e5b280bc6f7fb28f0feb866bc&oe=55B68F0D
muy, muy, muy bien - y muy amable! sos un caballero! :)
 
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joe_papp said:
DBotero said:
joe_papp said:
Moviestar said:
Good share.

Can anyone post a functional link to a video of Bala bawling after the penultimate stage?

The original link someone posted previously went to a Facebook link that when I tried it was nonfunctional - so no video. I've yet to see AV crying and feel I must appreciate this human spectacle.

Thanks!
https://video-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xpa1/v/t42.1790-2/11743988_1049587468392568_883354000_n.mp4?efg=eyJybHIiOjk4MiwicmxhIjo1MTJ9&rl=982&vabr=546&oh=b111f48e5b280bc6f7fb28f0feb866bc&oe=55B68F0D
muy, muy, muy bien - y muy amable! sos un caballero! :)
Thanks for that. I've never seen Valverde that emotional. Now just the Worlds left to achieve his career objectives.
 
I hope he will finally get his world championship. He has been so strong this year and it would be one hell of a season if he could pull off.

I don't agree that it's a loser's mentality to be happy for his third. He never had any kind of realistic chance to win the race, he did the best he could hope for + he has never podiumed the Tour before.

Best rider in the world this year IMO.
 
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Asero831 said:
How about the Olympics next year. He is favored to win there. that will be two weeks after the tour and he can definitely do well there.
That's next year :eek:

Who knows how the situation is then. Just look at CSB and Vuelta for now.
 
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SeriousSam said:
2nd, 1st, 1st at the Ardennes. 3rd at the Tour. The haters foaming at the mouth in jealousy and rage. What a season it's been so far, and there's still Lombardia and the Vuelta to come.
And WC.
If Froome doesn't win the Vuelta or Kristoff/Degenkolb the WC he will definitely be the rider of the year.
 
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Asero831 said:
How about the Olympics next year. He is favored to win there. that will be two weeks after the tour and he can definitely do well there.
The parcours is tailormade for Valverde with Rodriguez as a dangerous second leader. But with Contador already having the Olympics as a main goal i fear for an upcoming Spain civil war already.
 

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Moviestar said:
Asero831 said:
How about the Olympics next year. He is favored to win there. that will be two weeks after the tour and he can definitely do well there.
The parcours is tailormade for Valverde with Rodriguez as a dangerous second leader. But with Contador already having the Olympics as a main goal i fear for an upcoming Spain civil war already.
Have it free for all. Even better for the race.
 
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Moviestar said:
Asero831 said:
How about the Olympics next year. He is favored to win there. that will be two weeks after the tour and he can definitely do well there.
The parcours is tailormade for Valverde with Rodriguez as a dangerous second leader. But with Contador already having the Olympics as a main goal i fear for an upcoming Spain civil war already.
Purito also said in some interviews Rio will be a big goal next year :cool:

So, i hope for a scenario Bala is riding solo with 1 km to go. Some Italian/Dutch/GB guy attacks in the 2nd group, Purito deliberately hesitates for a brief moment and loses the wheel, the guy closes to Valverde, beats him in the sprint, and we have got a second Spanish crisis

Then it's back to square :D
 
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The only guy who is capable of beating Valverde in a sprint in a hilly race crashed countless times this season and is a non factor.
 
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Arredondo said:
Moviestar said:
Asero831 said:
How about the Olympics next year. He is favored to win there. that will be two weeks after the tour and he can definitely do well there.
The parcours is tailormade for Valverde with Rodriguez as a dangerous second leader. But with Contador already having the Olympics as a main goal i fear for an upcoming Spain civil war already.
Purito also said in some interviews Rio will be a big goal next year :cool:

So, i hope for a scenario Bala is riding solo with 1 km to go. Some Italian/Dutch/GB guy attacks in the 2nd group, Purito deliberately hesitates for a brief moment and loses the wheel, the guy closes to Valverde, beats him in the sprint, and we have got a second Spanish crisis

Then it's back to square :D
Would be hilarious if that happened but that would require Valverde to attack, which he won't.
 
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Arredondo said:
Moviestar said:
Asero831 said:
How about the Olympics next year. He is favored to win there. that will be two weeks after the tour and he can definitely do well there.
The parcours is tailormade for Valverde with Rodriguez as a dangerous second leader. But with Contador already having the Olympics as a main goal i fear for an upcoming Spain civil war already.
Purito also said in some interviews Rio will be a big goal next year :cool:

So, i hope for a scenario Bala is riding solo with 1 km to go. Some Italian/Dutch/GB guy attacks in the 2nd group, Purito deliberately hesitates for a brief moment and loses the wheel, the guy closes to Valverde, beats him in the sprint, and we have got a second Spanish crisis

Then it's back to square :D
Lol, one of his nastier moves should come back to haunt him, but I'm not sure we'll be that lucky :)
 

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