Morkov - king of breakaways in 2012

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Michael Morkov has been in the successful breakaways in these races I remember this year:

Stage Paris Nice
Waregem
San Remo
Wevelgem
Stage De Panne
Three first stages TdF

You´re free to add more, possibly I forgot races...

He is the most combative rider in 2012, that´s for sure. Extremely good instict, this rider.
 
Apr 10, 2011
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RHRH19861986 said:
He is the most combative rider in 2012, that´s for sure. Extremely good instict, this rider.
There's other point too this instinct too ;)

Did any of those break make it to the finish and fight for win ?

No ;)

He's not really picking greatest breaks to go too ;)

However, other than that. Amazing fighter !
 
Jan 22, 2011
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He's definitely making Bjarne and Oleg Tinkov proud.
I'm seriously considering putting him on my avatar now.
 
Mar 17, 2012
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Gloin22 said:
There's other point too this instinct too ;)

Did any of those break make it to the finish and fight for win ?

No ;)

He's not really picking greatest breaks to go too ;)

However, other than that. Amazing fighter !
I honestly think he wouldn´t be capable of winning neither a classique nor a Tour stage. ;)

But the way he rides is better than e.g. Rojas or Van Hummel do, who don´t join breakaways, trust in their finishes and always get 5th...
 
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I forgot, I remember a Jörg Jaksche quote. He said, he´d bet 1000 Euros he would join every breakaway he wanted to join in each race from February to October. In the Tour, however, he statet that you could completely forget about that.
 
Jan 16, 2012
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I doubt he's been riding breakaways to win. He's making the switch from track to road and is using breakaways to improve is engine.
 
I read on the Sky tracker, that he is part of the Olympics track (team pursuit) squad.

Rather unusual preparation, so have little doubt he will drop at some point for final tuning on the track.
 
RHRH19861986 said:
Michael Morkov has been in the successful breakaways in these races I remember this year:

Stage Paris Nice
Waregem
San Remo
Wevelgem
Stage De Panne
Three first stages TdF

You´re free to add more, possibly I forgot races...

He is the most combative rider in 2012, that´s for sure. Extremely good instict, this rider.
Is he better than Jeremy Roy? :rolleyes:
 
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Yes Mørkøv is part of the danish olympic track pursuit team. But he wants to be full time road racer, so he is doing what he can for the team. Also before stage 1 he said in an interview that his goal for the stage was to get the dots and try to be on the podium, and then in the followind days get in breaks if he could so he could keep the jersey until the weekend. So far he has delivered quite well.

Also as a bonus all this breakaway racing, makes him better on the road, and it makes him better at choosing the right ones. I think he has some nice victories and jersyes ahead of him in the future.
 
Jul 25, 2011
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He did good last year Giro. I love how he close the gap to Grivko on one of the last climbs
 
Jan 22, 2011
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I guess now, they only real interesting thing about the stage tomorrow is whether Morkov will have recovered enough to go in the breakaway again
 
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Gloin22 said:
There's other point too this instinct too ;)

Did any of those break make it to the finish and fight for win ?

No ;)

He's not really picking greatest breaks to go too ;)

However, other than that. Amazing fighter !
He was very very close in TDS. Just a matter of time before he gets one right.
 
Jan 22, 2011
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Geraint Too Fast said:
He might as well. There's no classified climbs on Thursday, so that's basically a rest day for him.
Well, he looked absolutely cooked today towards the end of the stage. I guess we'll find out if he recovers well
 
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The king of breakaways is the guy that goes in a breakaway and actually wins the race or at the very least sometimes. Just sayin'
 
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El Pistolero said:
The king of breakaways is the guy that goes in a breakaway and actually wins the race or at the very least sometimes. Just sayin'
Absolutely right. Imo either Albasini, Rabottini or De Gendt is the Breakaway King this year.
 
Pentacycle said:
Absolutely right. Imo either Albasini, Rabottini or De Gendt is the Breakaway King this year.
Those are two different things.

Breakaway King - a guy that had a major success in the break.

King of the breakaways - a guy that spends the most time in the breaks.
 
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DenisMenchov said:
Those are two different things.

Breakaway King - a guy that had a major success in the break.

King of the breakaways - a guy that spends the most time in the breaks.
No, that's something you just made up.
 
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El Pistolero said:
The king of breakaways is the guy that goes in a breakaway and actually wins the race or at the very least sometimes. Just sayin'
I'm sure a few days in the polka-dot jersey for a guy like Morkov is kinda
 

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