Considering his age, I don't think he can make it to a GT podium.Colombianfan said:Will be hilarious seeing Ala win the TDF when Fuglsang was the more proven rider. Astana need to go for another rider if they want a TDF winner. I do not even see a GT podium in him.
Amazing. A guy, 34 years old, with 1 top 10 GT in his entire career, wins a classic, and all of a sudden he's gonna win the TDF. Lol, rofl etc...Dekker_Tifosi said:A lot of hype and like I thought ten twenty times... Fuglsang just isn't that type of rider (GT)
He had several extremely good results coming in to the Tour, including winning the Dauphiné. It would be absurd to ignore him going in to the Tour. But most have seen him as an outsider. Very few people have thought he was a realistic number one.Logic-is-your-friend said:Amazing. A guy, 34 years old, with 1 top 10 GT in his entire career, wins a classic, and all of a sudden he's gonna win the TDF. Lol, rofl etc...Dekker_Tifosi said:A lot of hype and like I thought ten twenty times... Fuglsang just isn't that type of rider (GT)
Yeah, and let's not forget, that the Dauphine since the Era of SKY-hegemony has been a good indicator on who's going to do well at the Tour.Danskebjerge said:
I guess Alaphilippe also never tried to win Paris-Nice when he was 1st and 2nd before the big mountain stage :lol:Logic-is-your-friend said:
So having no experience is an advantage? Well, maybe so, cycling is not always logical (no pun intended).Logic-is-your-friend said:
I agree!Valv.Piti said:Probably the most predictable result of the evening.
Jakob is stronger than 2013, but so are his rivals (at least depth-wise). I look forward to how he handles the Alps - I fear the worst, but hope he can stay in top-10.
No, that is not what i said. You won't know if you can, before you try. It's the first time Alaphilippe really tries to go for a GC in a GT. Fuglsang already tried numerous times and failed every time to make a dent.Danskebjerge said:So having no experience is an advantage? Well, maybe so, cycling is not always logical (no pun intended).Logic-is-your-friend said:
Yes, at least there is evidence that Fuglsang is better in wet conditions than Alaphilippe.Broccolidwarf said:If the weather forecast holds, and the alps see rain, it can change the entire race completely.
Otherwise Fuglsangs GC is over, he can at best reach 5th, if the weather doesn't change for the worse.
It depends on the weather.Danskebjerge said:Another decent stage by Fuglsang. He is as good as he has ever been at the Tour de France. Still looking good for 7th or 8th spot, but taking his Tour history into account, he might get into trouble on one of the coming mountain stages.
Exactly, and by the way, I'm still waiting for the day when his team succeeds at - well, just something. All their attempts at strategic moves have been fruitless, and none of the riders have appeared to be in good (above average) shape - even Lutsenko's optimistic ride was a little disappointing today.Valv.Piti said:Fuglsang doesn't have a great track record in the third week.