Teams & Riders Marc Hirschi discussion thread

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I was actually not too worried about Hirschi, when he underperformed last year. One however can never be sure, because injury and disease can destroy everything - also in the long term.

He seems to have had the luck he needed, and now is back to his best.

UAE and his agent Cancellara will be happy with how things developed in the last weeks and months.

Cancellara probably more than once thought to himself, „Hirschi, I did not introduce you to Gianetti for lying in bed… You are Mauro‘s and my cash-cow, and nothing else…“. But Cance, being the gentleman he still is, probably calmed Hirschi („Don‘t worry, Marc - everything will be fine…“). :)
 
Looked in good shape at GP Indurain today.
His sprint is the only thing that worries me a bit. Both today and during Coppi & Bartali he went backwards when he tried sprinting.
Yeah, that was an awful sprint, I was sure he was going to win the race at the top of the final hill. He probably would have if he had reached the top first, though (and the motos didn't impede him on the descent), as he is a much better descender than Latour.
 
Yeah, that was an awful sprint, I was sure he was going to win the race at the top of the final hill. He probably would have if he had reached the top first, though (and the motos didn't impede him on the descent), as he is a much better descender than Latour.
That's how I saw it as well. Good move by Latour to get himself in front, but his slow descent completely undid all the work put in on the climb. Not sure if Hirschi would have soloed to victory otherwise, but I'm sure there wouldn't have been such a large group with him.
 
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