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

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Valv.Piti said:
Geraint Too Fast said:
I think he was stronger than this result suggested. He only seemed interested in Nibali and Landa at the end and followed them for too long.
I don't really think he was. He would've eaten the likes of Majka, Chaves and Urán on such a finish and he seemed to go deep there. The rain, the cold weather might have had an impact, but as I said earlier, its a fine result.. the Giro won't be decided here. :)
I agree. He has bigger fish to fry than the annual Bart De Clercq MTF.
 
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Valverde don't like very cold weather and heavy rain, and he is not at his best in these conditions. Anything else, he's fine
 
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yaco said:
Mr.White said:
Valverde don't like very cold weather and heavy rain, and he is not at his best in these conditions. Anything else, he's fine
Yeah - Never been cold weather or rain at the Ardennes Classics.
He's never won them in really bad weather no. And considering how well he's done in those races in normal weather, it is really subpar.
 
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Red Rick said:
yaco said:
Mr.White said:
Valverde don't like very cold weather and heavy rain, and he is not at his best in these conditions. Anything else, he's fine
Yeah - Never been cold weather or rain at the Ardennes Classics.
He's never won them in really bad weather no. And considering how well he's done in those races in normal weather, it is really subpar.
If the Ardennes classics were ridden in the typical Murcia summer hot Valverde would have won the double that he has got.
 
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yaco said:
Mr.White said:
Valverde don't like very cold weather and heavy rain, and he is not at his best in these conditions. Anything else, he's fine
Yeah - Never been cold weather or rain at the Ardennes Classics.
Yeah they were in Liege this year, and you saw how Valverde did in that race. He said numerous times that he's not at his best at really cold weather
 
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Red Rick said:
yaco said:
Mr.White said:
Valverde don't like very cold weather and heavy rain, and he is not at his best in these conditions. Anything else, he's fine
Yeah - Never been cold weather or rain at the Ardennes Classics.
He's never won them in really bad weather no. And considering how well he's done in those races in normal weather, it is really subpar.
Really bad weather, like what, snow, storms, hails?

He won in 2015 in bad weather. 10 degrees and rain. That should be enough to be categorised as bad weather.
 
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Valv.Piti said:
Red Rick said:
yaco said:
Mr.White said:
Valverde don't like very cold weather and heavy rain, and he is not at his best in these conditions. Anything else, he's fine
Yeah - Never been cold weather or rain at the Ardennes Classics.
He's never won them in really bad weather no. And considering how well he's done in those races in normal weather, it is really subpar.
Really bad weather, like what, snow, storms, hails?

He won in 2015 in bad weather. 10 degrees and rain. That should be enough to be categorised as bad weather.
2015 was drizzling at best.
 
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He's not the best in bad weather. Anyone knows that right? Especially when it's really cold.

Liege this year, La Gallina Vuelta 2013, Amstel 2012...

No surprise really.
 
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Great stage by Alejandro! Super agressive: i like it.

But, Chaves, Zakarin, Kruiswijk, Majka and Nibali all followed without any problems. Sure, they were on the limit, but they could follow. Landa recovered too.

8 guys look at the same level this Giro. The TT tomorrow will be vital.

But congrats for today's ride.
 
Bala making the selection from 24km out and riding hard all the way in. Grande ride from him! I'm hoping he saved something for tomorrow. If he remains as strong as he showed today he could have a big say in this race :).
 
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Arredondo said:
Great stage by Alejandro! Super agressive: i like it.

But, Chaves, Zakarin, Kruiswijk, Majka and Nibali all followed without any problems. Sure, they were on the limit, but they could follow. Landa recovered too.

8 guys look at the same level this Giro. The TT tomorrow will be vital.

But congrats for today's ride.
I don't think Chaves was on the limit at all. He and Valverde looked the strongest today.

I'm really curious to see how Valverde does tomorrow. If any of the other contenders had taken a pull today, they could have inflicted some serious damage on some of those that were hanging on for dear life.
 
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AlexNYC said:
Arredondo said:
Great stage by Alejandro! Super agressive: i like it.

But, Chaves, Zakarin, Kruiswijk, Majka and Nibali all followed without any problems. Sure, they were on the limit, but they could follow. Landa recovered too.

8 guys look at the same level this Giro. The TT tomorrow will be vital.

But congrats for today's ride.
I don't think Chaves was on the limit at all. He and Valverde looked the strongest today.

I'm really curious to see how Valverde does tomorrow. If any of the other contenders had taken a pull today, they could have inflicted some serious damage on some of those that were hanging on for dear life.
Sorry but its not the same to do all the work and still win the sprint than being wheelsucked all the way to the finish. Valverdes ride today was much stronger than anyones else.
 
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Mr.White said:
yaco said:
Mr.White said:
Valverde don't like very cold weather and heavy rain, and he is not at his best in these conditions. Anything else, he's fine
Yeah - Never been cold weather or rain at the Ardennes Classics.
Yeah they were in Liege this year, and you saw how Valverde did in that race. He said numerous times that he's not at his best at really cold weather
The temperature struggles to get above 10 to 12c in the Ardennes - That is cold weather.
 

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