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Revelations 2017

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Ruben Fernandez was impressive in La Vuelta. want to see more of him
Gaviria said he's committed to Classics, so he could well surprise us with a major victory.
I hope Pantano gets the freedom he enjoyed in IAM so he can raise his game to the next level.
 
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vedrafjord said:
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If anybody can even think of mentioning a rider here is he/she really gonna be a revelation? Unless it's in the sense of "I know about this rider from the domestic scene in my country, just you wait!"

In that vein (sorta), hoping for big things from Eddie Dunbar soon. He's only 20 but to Irish people it seems like he's been around forever. He's a featherweight climber who regularly goes on insane long range attacks (e.g. one early national race as a junior for his local club or this Junior Nations Cup), but can TT to a very high standard as well. He needs to improve his bike handling and descending though. Going into his second year with Axel Merckx's Pro Conti US team so it'll be interesting if he's let off the leash in some of the bigger US races.

I just want to see Axeon in more European races. They are the best concentration of young talents in the sport at the moment, even losing TGH.
 
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vedrafjord said:
RedheadDane said:
If anybody can even think of mentioning a rider here is he/she really gonna be a revelation? Unless it's in the sense of "I know about this rider from the domestic scene in my country, just you wait!"

In that vein (sorta), hoping for big things from Eddie Dunbar soon. He's only 20 but to Irish people it seems like he's been around forever. He's a featherweight climber who regularly goes on insane long range attacks (e.g. one early national race as a junior for his local club or this Junior Nations Cup), but can TT to a very high standard as well. He needs to improve his bike handling and descending though. Going into his second year with Axel Merckx's Pro Conti US team so it'll be interesting if he's let off the leash in some of the bigger US races.

I just want to see Axeon in more European races. They are the best concentration of young talents in the sport at the moment, even losing TGH.
Accoding to La Gazzetta they'll be invited to the returning Baby Giro.
 
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Jimmy briceno.

he's back on "track", a few days ago he won the Clasico JHS in Venezuela

I hope he is motivated properly this time. He needs to give 100%. None of this 63% crap. I mean last time he was only giving it 63% and he was flying already in Tachira. If Jimmi can get himself focus fully on cycling, work hard and give it his all, the full 100%, I'm sure he will succeed this time and can potentially be one of the revelations of 2017.
 
No surprise here: David Gaudu is the next French hope, superb rider. Can he make it to the next level? Be more than a Barguil? How will he develop? I hope he rides the Giro in support for Tibopino and gains experience. Then, Vuelta and a stage?
 
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No surprise here: David Gaudu is the next French hope, superb rider. Can he make it to the next level? Be more than a Barguil? How will he develop? I hope he rides the Giro in support for Tibopino and gains experience. Then, Vuelta and a stage?
You want him to ride two GT's in his first season as a neo-pro and before he turns 21?
 
Yeah, that would be way too much too soon. He should not ride any Grand Tour in his first year and i'm pretty sure he won't. Madiot usually knows what he is doing. I think Catalunya and Romandie are planned for Gaudu in 2017.
 
Tonton said:
No surprise here: David Gaudu is the next French hope, superb rider. Can he make it to the next level? Be more than a Barguil? How will he develop? I hope he rides the Giro in support for Tibopino and gains experience. Then, Vuelta and a stage?

No certainty to ride a GT tour in 2017 and no hope to ride 2. As a point of reference, Jack Haig from Orica rode the Vuelta last year in his neo-pro year, did a good job and managed to finish the race. It would be pleasing if Gaudu can do the same.