Richie Porte Discussion Thread.

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In which year will Porte win the GT Treble?

  • He will only manage the double

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Sep 14, 2011
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Rumour is that Kennaugh has been given leadership in Pais Vasco to test his leadership skills with the Giro in mind if Porte doesn't make it. Porte can then support Froome in the Tour before going for the Vuelta.
 
GJB123 said:
And AC had a win in San luis last year. So your point is?
You were comparing Froome this year to Contador last year. Froome won Oman last year and followed that up this time. Not like he is struggling like you could clearly see Contador was last year. The GC riders in Oman were decent competition too. We won't know for sure until the Dauphine in a couple of months.
 
Pricey_sky said:
You were comparing Froome this year to Contador last year. Froome won Oman last year and followed that up this time. Not like he is struggling like you could clearly see Contador was last year. The GC riders in Oman were decent competition too. We won't know for sure until the Dauphine in a couple of months.
Which is again something we were saying about Contador last year :p I'm sure Froome is fine and will be ripping the roads of France in no time. I am a bit surprised they aren't having him race Pais Vasco after missing T-A, but I guess the Borg knows what is best for the Borg :D
 
Publicus said:
Which is again something we were saying about Contador last year :p I'm sure Froome is fine and will be ripping the roads of France in no time. I am a bit surprised they aren't having him race Pais Vasco after missing T-A, but I guess the Borg knows what is best for the Borg :D
If it ain't broke, don't fix It! :D
 
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Pricey_sky said:
You were comparing Froome this year to Contador last year. Froome won Oman last year and followed that up this time. Not like he is struggling like you could clearly see Contador was last year. The GC riders in Oman were decent competition too. We won't know for sure until the Dauphine in a couple of months.
I think we will know after Romandie,its quite possible that Quintana will race,and he is at similar level like Alberto,so.
 
Jun 16, 2011
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no_slipstream said:
Has to win 1 grand tour, before a double or treble.

Will do none of the above, over rated as anyone in world sport right now.

Too inconsistent, and just like Frank Schleck before his ban, prone to a bad

day in the mountains.
Get a sense of humor dude. Life's too short
 
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ILovecycling said:
I think we will know after Romandie,its quite possible that Quintana will race,and he is at similar level like Alberto,so.
i hope quintana rides romandie. I like to see him crush froome :D
 
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So, that means a Quintana vs. Purito fight.

Good choice, better to ride a good Tour instead of blewing uo your chances in a Giro
 
b.broadhurst said:
So Giro will look like this:

Cataldo Deignan Lopez Sivtsov Knees Puccio Swift Pate Zandio

then Tour:

Froome Porte Wiggins Nieve Kennaugh Thomas EBH Kiryienka Eisel
may Sebastian Henao for the Giro, instead of?
I'm looking forward to Deignan

strong squad for the Tour, Eisel would be back after last year non selection.
 
Oct 6, 2009
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If Sky are abandoning their Giro GC ambitions, they ought to bring Dombrowski and let him ride a partial Giro to gain experience, and bring some stage hunters and try to animate the race a bit instead of worrying about GC.
 
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Poor little Richie. I guess he's just found out(if he didn't already know) he really is the dawg's *****.
 
b.broadhurst said:
So Giro will look like this:

Cataldo Deignan Lopez Sivtsov Knees Puccio Swift Pate Zandio

then Tour:

Froome Porte Wiggins Nieve Kennaugh Thomas EBH Kiryienka Eisel
I've seen a lot of people say EBH is riding the Giro this year and not the Tour. Of course plans can change but it would make sense to give him some freedom to chase stages at the Giro. They have enough guys that can do Edvald's Tour job anyway.
 
Beech Mtn said:
If Sky are abandoning their Giro GC ambitions, they ought to bring Dombrowski and let him ride a partial Giro to gain experience, and bring some stage hunters and try to animate the race a bit instead of worrying about GC.
The same Dombrowski who has completed just one race day this season and can't get over his knee problems? Probably not the best idea to send him to the Giro. ;)
 
Aug 16, 2011
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Gotta admit, I'm a little disappointed. I was looking forward to seeing Quintana kicking Porte's a$$ all over the mountains of Italy. :p

No, but seriously, too bad. A TTer like Porte vs. climbers like Nairo and Purito would have given us some good action.
 

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