Teams & Riders Nairo Quintana discussion thread

Page 168 - Get up to date with the latest news, scores & standings from the Cycling News Community.
Re:

lenric said:
I doubt Quintana could beat Andy Schleck.
Nairo is more well rounded than Andy. I'd say their peak climbing is very close, Andy was also relatively weak after hard, windy and cold stages, see 2011 Pyrenees. Andy would lose quite a chunk today, its very similar to the ITT where he lost the Tour in 2011. Remains to be seen how much Quintana will lose.
 
Re:

Escarabajo said:
For a guy his size it is very impressive what he does. Seriously. Historically very few small riders that have been Tour champions. There is a reason for it. Flat ITT, long flat stages, wind, etc.

So he is a very talented rider. But, having said that, I am convinced he will come back a drop these other riders that dropped him on Ventoux. He will probably be second again. But his personality and talent will make him come back hard. He won't just stand there. Not his nature. just you wait.
It's not particularly impressive (relatively speaking and compared to the greatest small climbers of all time, of course) when you look at what the Tour routes have become. They could hardly be more Quintana-friendly.
 
Jul 6, 2016
599
1
0
It was such a big mess that they should allow everything there. On a hard climb in all of a sudden you're stopped by something caused by bad organization. End of the story.
 
Mar 14, 2016
3,093
1
0
Re:

gazr99 said:
Imagine the outcry if this was Froome, the forum servers would explode :lol:
Back when I still was a lurker, I saw this forum crash twice and both times had something to do with Froome. :D
 
Jul 29, 2012
11,703
3
0
Quintana is also a cheater heh? We already knew that from the giro and PV.

What is there to like about this guy? can't find anything
 
Valv.Piti said:
Oliwright said:
He should be given a significant penalty or disqualified. Its only fair, he already gained loads yesterday, without the crash he would have lost much more time
You can argue both Froome and Aru also should have been disqualified then

But it sure doesn't like good.
Don't be ridiculous.
Rule states u have to finish the race with ur bike, Froome did.
Aru should have got a penalty, he was warned so many times.
 
Jul 29, 2012
11,703
3
0
He even does it so casually, quintana does everything to win a race except actually attacking.
 
The motor stopped, Nairo doesn't want to fall or to clip out his pedals, so he seeks balance. This is just one of the possible explanations. Yes it looks weird, but it was total chaos.
 
Re:

Valv.Piti said:
Ok, after watching the whole video, it doesn't seem as bad as I expected.
It's absolutely nothing. Just looks like he's balancing himself going past the scene of the crash, because the mavic car is taking up the whole road and he can't pass.

Classic case of a misleading photo.
 
Re: Re:

DFA123 said:
Valv.Piti said:
Ok, after watching the whole video, it doesn't seem as bad as I expected.
It's absolutely nothing. Just looks like he's balancing himself going past the scene of the crash, because the mavic car is taking up the whole road and he can't pass.

Classic case of a misleading photo.
Well, the others didn't have any trouble balancing. But I tend to agree with you after watching it a few times.
 
Re: Re:

DFA123 said:
Valv.Piti said:
Ok, after watching the whole video, it doesn't seem as bad as I expected.
It's absolutely nothing. Just looks like he's balancing himself going past the scene of the crash, because the mavic car is taking up the whole road and he can't pass.

Classic case of a misleading photo.
He's holding on to that bike for the whole length of the video, while several other riders in his group are not. There is no way to know when he start or stopped but what is clear is that he could have been riding along with doing it perfectly fine. That's not balancing himself, that's taking a tow.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY