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La Flèche Wallonne: April 24th, 2019

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Who will win La Flèche Wallonne 2019?

  • Adam Yates

    Votes: 3 5.4%
  • Alejandro Valverde

    Votes: 9 16.1%
  • Jakob Fuglsang

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Jelle Vanendert

    Votes: 3 5.4%
  • Julian Alaphilippe

    Votes: 22 39.3%
  • Maximilian Schachmann

    Votes: 6 10.7%
  • Michael Matthews

    Votes: 1 1.8%
  • Michal Kwiatkowski

    Votes: 5 8.9%
  • Romain Bardet

    Votes: 1 1.8%
  • Other

    Votes: 6 10.7%

  • Total voters
    56
  • Poll closed .
***, Schachmann was bad. Why bury Formolo (who could have got about the same result) and why let Konrad (probably had a better result than Schachmann in him today) ride for 500-600m at the front in the finish, when you clearly don't have it?
 
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ppanther92 said:
****, Schachmann was bad. Why bury Formolo (who could have got about the same result) and why let Konrad (probably had a better result than Schachmann in him today) ride for 500-600m at the front in the finish, when you clearly don't have it?
You never know until the end how good you are in this race. Relax.

Also he was 5th, cmon
 
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armchairclimber said:
What a race! Alaphilippe is pretty sensational ... but hats of to Birdsong as well ... I can't remember seeing him in better shape.
You can't remember it because he has never been, actually not even close to be honest. Maybe Dauphine 2017 the closest, but he has been the 2-3rd best rider in this spring behind Julian and.. Van der Poel?
 
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ppanther92 said:
****, Schachmann was bad. Why bury Formolo (who could have got about the same result) and why let Konrad (probably had a better result than Schachmann in him today) ride for 500-600m at the front in the finish, when you clearly don't have it?
Yeah, 5th is really bad :rolleyes:

Don't think either of them (Konrad and Formolo) could have done any better. Formolo will lead them at L-B-L and Konrad hasn't shown the form that Schachmann has yet.
 
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WKA311 said:
ppanther92 said:
****, Schachmann was bad. Why bury Formolo (who could have got about the same result) and why let Konrad (probably had a better result than Schachmann in him today) ride for 500-600m at the front in the finish, when you clearly don't have it?
Yeah, 5th is really bad :rolleyes:

Don't think either of them (Konrad and Formolo) could have done any better. Formolo will lead them at L-B-L and Konrad hasn't shown the form that Schachmann has yet.
Schachmann was this year's Dan Martin / Igor Anton. In about 20th when Fuglsang made his move and finished 5th. Although that was still a long way behind the podium position and he wasn't quite as good as I thought he would be
 
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Salvarani said:
Lequack said:
Will Fuglsang win the Tour de France?
Who knows? In this form? If Thomas can win?

Route is good for him with not a lot of TT. Astana should have a good team for TTT.
I like how Thomas winning gave ppl the hope back riders who have been trying for years now can still pull it off in the later stages of their career.

It used to be just 3-4 riders one would clasify as gt winner material.

Certainly makes for an interesting dynamic.
 
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scapewalker said:
Salvarani said:
Lequack said:
Will Fuglsang win the Tour de France?
Who knows? In this form? If Thomas can win?

Route is good for him with not a lot of TT. Astana should have a good team for TTT.
I like how Thomas winning gave ppl the hope back riders who have been trying for years now can still pull it off in the later stages of their career.

It used to be just 3-4 riders one would clasify as gt winner material.

Certainly makes for an interesting dynamic.
Fuglsang does not have Thomas TT
Also Fuglsang does not cut it on the long high climbs

What Fuglsang should be saying is how can I win LBL,Lombardy and the Worlds ...this is his terrain if he can shake Alaphilippe & MVdP
 

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