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Bushman said:
I think this was better than what we are used to see from him. Has he been in the top five of a longish World Tour tt before?
But that's true of quite of lot of the top 10 finishers today, a few lesser names.

I'm excited to see him climb. Good but not too good hopefully.

TDF expectations for him? I'm assuming he'll have a free role with Velits trying to help a little on the climbs?
 
Waterloo Sunrise said:
TDF expectations for him? I'm assuming he'll have a free role with Velits trying to help a little on the climbs?
Is he racing the tdf? I read in an interview that he would skip the tdf this year and aim for the tour of Poland. I can be wrong, though.
 
Sep 3, 2011
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rghysens said:
Is he racing the tdf? I read in an interview that he would skip the tdf this year and aim for the tour of Poland. I can be wrong, though.
That was his plan before the season to focus this summer on the TdP only. But it changed, he said yesterday for a polish webite, that he wants to ride the Tour de France. It is not yet 100% but lets say 90 % :D

With the Omega TTT power the yellow jersey is possibe for him in the first week. Something more, GC fight ? I do not know, Michal is still unproven in the mountains. But if he can keep the Tirreno climbing level + his TT and TTT ... maybe another great race for us polish fans :)

Fingers crossed for him. Talked once with Michal during Polish national championships, he is a great down to earth, friendly guy.
 
Sep 3, 2011
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I think taht nobody, including Michal himself, and Omega managmenet do not know what he is able of in a three week race. But if you do not try, you do not know.
 
Sep 3, 2011
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Of course we shouldn't.

I think Michal must make a choice, about his future, and decide what is best for him. This year he was great in:

- hills ( AMstel, Fleche)
- TT (Dauphinee, ALgarve, San Luis)
- mountains , in his one and only mountain top finish with the best climbers he was only beaten by Froome, and two seconds behind Nibali, beating a lot of great climbers:
http://www.cqranking.com/men/asp/gen/race.asp?raceid=24107-
-cobbles (one of the strongest in Flandres)

That is to much , he must focus on something
 
May 5, 2011
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sucotash said:
Of course we shouldn't.

I think Michal must make a choice, about his future, and decide what is best for him. This year he was great in:

- hills ( AMstel, Fleche)
- TT (Dauphinee, ALgarve, San Luis)
- mountains , in his one and only mountain top finish with the best climbers he was only beaten by Froome, and two seconds behind Nibali, beating a lot of great climbers:
http://www.cqranking.com/men/asp/gen/race.asp?raceid=24107-
-cobbles (one of the strongest in Flandres)

That is to much , he must focus on something
Yes, he should become a sprinter if you ask me... :p
 
Sep 9, 2009
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From the result today he seems a step or 2 behind where he was in the Spring.

Guessing this may have edged him closer to having to do some work in the train rather than a completely free hand. Riding the peloton under the 3km to go banner won't do him too much harm anyway.
 
Apr 10, 2011
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This is his first race back. We may have expected more, but it's only natural to see him struggle a bit.

Can't see any point comparing it too his Tirreno result, before Tirreno MTF he had around 13 race days, which always help massively.
 
Gloin22 said:
This is his first race back. We may have expected more, but it's only natural to see him struggle a bit.

Can't see any point comparing it too his Tirreno result, before Tirreno MTF he had around 13 race days, which always help massively.
It's the first race back for many of the riders today.
 
Sep 3, 2011
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Michal said that took it quite easy yesterday, and did not ride close to his limits. He said thet ha went the final climb with his own pace, and he is able of much more ;)

Even for those watching the stage, crossing the line he looked easy and relaxed. For sure not like a rider who gave it all.

And also he said, that race after race he likes climbing more and more. I am confident that july in France, Italy, Poland he will be among the best riders.
 
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Bushman said:
A little disappointing today, but not too bad neither. I think he Will climb better the more racing he has in his legs.
no, look what happened with kreuziger in liquigas
 
sucotash said:
Michal said that took it quite easy yesterday, and did not ride close to his limits. He said thet ha went the final climb with his own pace, and he is able of much more ;)

Even for those watching the stage, crossing the line he looked easy and relaxed. For sure not like a rider who gave it all.

And also he said, that race after race he likes climbing more and more. I am confident that july in France, Italy, Poland he will be among the best riders.
If true, that is good news. And yes, he did not look like he was really wasted when he got dropped.
 
He was also dropped early yesterday but still finished in a respectable position. He seems to ride very carefully, just dropping off the back riding his own pace when the favourites turn on the gas.
 
Apr 10, 2011
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The Hitch said:
2nd in the sprint today 3rd on the stage. Hes like the new Valverde only he can tt
Almost beat Sagan in that sprint too. He crashed yesterday too as well I heard so

Gotta love the man
 

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