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Good ride for EBH with that puncture, I think he would have been around Juul-Jensen's time otherwise. Würtz time was crazy though.
 
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
like with many Danes Quaade is one of those 'good early on' talents who are on their top when they became pro and then never improve.
He did improve massively from 2012 to 2013 and in 2014 he was on the same level. This year has clearly been sub-par.
 
Exactly. There are only few exceptions, like f.e Terpstra or Dumoulin. And that's usually because those riders don't go by the pre-defined path of joining development teams with almost pro-like programs.
Well technically Dumoulin did 1 year of Rabobank, but other then that nothing like it.
 
Casper Pedersen in 28th 1.06 behind punctured in the same spot as Bak and Boasson Hagen and if you discount 20 seconds (dont know exactly how much time he lost but at least 20 seconds I reckon) he would be 11th. That is an incredible result considering he is from 1996 and his main focus still is on the track.
 
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Valv.Piti said:
Dekker_Tifosi said:
like with many Danes Quaade is one of those 'good early on' talents who are on their top when they became pro and then never improve.
That seems to be a problem that NL and DK have in common, then. :p
Too much Herring? :D
In all seriousness, probably it's because of the development teams with almost pro-like programs that Dekker_Tifosi mentioned, they race a lot an train very hard form an early age and many of them hit the wall in their early 20ies and stop improving or even start regressing as a rider.
 
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Cance > TheRest said:
TMP402 said:
What an anti-climax.
IMO what a climax. First Juul on the front working for his teammate, Wiggo-style. Then Tinkoff bossing the last corner. Then a double victory for the strongest team in the race. Last year was epic, but so was this year.
Did you like Porte going past Quintana for second as well?
 
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TMP402 said:
Cance > TheRest said:
TMP402 said:
What an anti-climax.
IMO what a climax. First Juul on the front working for his teammate, Wiggo-style. Then Tinkoff bossing the last corner. Then a double victory for the strongest team in the race. Last year was epic, but so was this year.
Did you like Porte going past Quintana for second as well?
What was wrong about that?
 
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TMP402 said:
Cance > TheRest said:
TMP402 said:
What an anti-climax.
IMO what a climax. First Juul on the front working for his teammate, Wiggo-style. Then Tinkoff bossing the last corner. Then a double victory for the strongest team in the race. Last year was epic, but so was this year.
Did you like Porte going past Quintana for second as well?
No that was a terrible sight.
 
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As a person who's spend a lot of time on this train line as a passenger, and crossed this exact railway crossing a gazillion times, I think it's only fair for me to, on behalf of the train company, apologize to Jay McCarthy for screwing up his time trial.

Sorry Jay, I hope you can forgive us :eek:
 
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TMP402 said:
Cance > TheRest said:
TMP402 said:
What an anti-climax.
IMO what a climax. First Juul on the front working for his teammate, Wiggo-style. Then Tinkoff bossing the last corner. Then a double victory for the strongest team in the race. Last year was epic, but so was this year.
Did you like Porte going past Quintana for second as well?
The two situations can't be compared.

What Saxo did was pure tactical skill:

Valgren dropping the hammer, same time as they guy in 4th stopped pedalling... they could have gotten 1-2-3, if Valgren had realised how big a gap they created with that little manoeuvre.

Breschel backing off, to give his old trusted lead out man (who is off the team after this season) the victory, is a sign of a class rider - Had Cavendish did it for Renshaw, everyone would be praising him.

It's not something someone who respects the history of cycling, should be bitching about.
 

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