Jasper Philipsen thread

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JP keeps winning sprints so when will people stop calling him a 'second tier' sprinter? How does a sprinter make the jump from tier to tier? IMO: he is a first tier sprinter.
I think i already predicted this one or two seasons ago. He has had an enormous amount of top 5 finishes without winning, for the past 2 seasons. That means that he's been usually "up there/in the mix" but simply lacking a bit of that top-end speed. He's very clever at positioning and technically gifted (sometimes even a bit dangerous, somewhat like Sagan). So if he could become slightly faster, he would start winning a lot. And that's what's happening now. Still, i don't see him as a pure sprinter, he climbs quite well and is very good on classic courses. Here as well, he reminds me of Sagan, but he doesn't have that uphill punch Sagan had. Or i haven't seen it at least.
 
JP keeps winning sprints so when will people stop calling him a 'second tier' sprinter? How does a sprinter make the jump from tier to tier? IMO: he is a first tier sprinter.
8 wins, 11 podiums. Third most behind Cav and Merlier.
Has beaten Cav, Bennett, Groenewegen, Jakobsen, Demare, and Ackermann.
Has raced from Feb-now excluding May and did 2 GTs. Would have won 3 Tour stages without Cav.
 
I was going to post this in the Alpecin-Fenix thread, but that one apparently doesn't exist (or I didn't look good enough) and I can't be asked to create it.

With all off Philipsen's victories lately Alpecin-Fenix broke the record of most wins by a proteam. They are on 31 wins now. They got 3(!) guys in the top 10 of winningest riders this year.
 
I was going to post this in the Alpecin-Fenix thread, but that one apparently doesn't exist (or I didn't look good enough) and I can't be asked to create it.

With all off Philipsen's victories lately Alpecin-Fenix broke the record of most wins by a proteam. They are on 31 wins now. They got 3(!) guys in the top 10 of winningest riders this year.
No wonder SafeBet wanted to be Alpecin.

I knew they were really successful, but I didn't know it was that crazy.
 
I was going to post this in the Alpecin-Fenix thread, but that one apparently doesn't exist (or I didn't look good enough) and I can't be asked to create it.

With all off Philipsen's victories lately Alpecin-Fenix broke the record of most wins by a proteam. They are on 31 wins now. They got 3(!) guys in the top 10 of winningest riders this year.
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Quickstep is at 59.
 

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