He cannot even be called THE Colombian phenotype. Apart from Dayer, who else looks similar from present or past pro cyclists? or football players? or presidents? or artists?Super Voeckler said:Quintana has got t be the most south american looking person ever
He always was kind explosive after a long climb right? I mean, you can't win Emilia without having a kick. Or look at his last km at Semnoz.ILovecycling said:Great performance today,considering only his 3rd race day after a break.
Hard working man,champion in the making.
New interview with Nairo.
He says races are his best preparations,so I hope he will improve next few days and first days of Vuelta.
And from Neila it looks he has trained explosivness like we hoped.
Bring the pain to your Vuelta opponents.
Very good point,yeah thats true.Its a pity there are few of those at Vuelta.Im worried about his leadership after first steep ramps,like one poster mentioned in the other thread.Arredondo said:He always was kind explosive after a long climb right? I mean, you can't win Emilia without having a kick. Or look at his last km at Semnoz.
Still he will have problems with a short steep climb after a relatively flat stage (like the first stage in Burgos), but he's very explosive at steep ramps after a really hard stage.
The good thing is that Quintana is so good on longer climbs, that it's no problem at all to make up that time.ILovecycling said:Very good point,yeah thats true.Its a pity there are few of those at Vuelta.Im worried about his leadership after first steep ramps,like one poster mentioned in the other thread.
The way Quintana won that race, is not comparable to Gesink and Ullrich's victories. Quintana rode away due to a explosive attack.Red Rick said:I raise
Gesink won that race, twice
On Arcalis he just set a tempo and no one could hold his wheel anymore after a while. And yeah, maybe he had a tiny bit of explosiveness way back when he was 19/20, but that was pretty much gone by the time he won his first Tour... I've seen him lose lots of sprints because he simply couldn't accelerate.Arredondo said:And based on the fact Ullrich won sprints on the flat in the past and attacked on Arcalis back in 97, i wouldn't call him non-explosive.
Yeah I saw that back then, but he doesn't look really explosive there, he's just faster than the restroundabout said:
Olano was pretty fast actually.roundabout said: