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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Lexman said:
any hopes for Porte to deliver in Pays Basque?
Of course. He is very good at delivering top results at those meaningless events. That's why they call him the "King of the Willunga Hill" :cool:
 
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Jancouver said:
Lexman said:
any hopes for Porte to deliver in Pays Basque?
Of course. He is very good at delivering top results at those meaningless events. That's why they call him the "King of the Willunga Hill" :cool:
Since when has País Vasco become a meaningless event? The highlight of the year in the cycling-mad region of the Basque Country and one of the biggest one-week races on the calender.

Jesus Christ, the arrogance of some people...
 
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portugal11 said:
Valv.Piti said:
movingtarget said:
Valv.Piti said:
Yeah, lets send 7 domestiques to help Richie Porte crash out on the cobbles. Lmao.

Of course Greg should be on the team, there can't seriously be any doubt about that (as long he wants to go himself). There are a few very good stages for him and the guy has won 2 stages in the last 3 years.
Valverde might stay upright in the ITT of course.
There's simply too much risk to put all your eggs in ONE basket when we are talking about Richie Porte - he has proven that over and over again. You don't necessarily have to support Greg, either, and he can be an amazing asset on the cobbled stage. You also have to consider the whole contract negotiation - snubbing your best rider over the last 6 years like that won't make him happy. Gotta show some respect.
but GVA won't babysitting porte in the cobbled stage. he will fight for the win
In the recent history of cobbled stages in GTs, teams that had both cobble specialists and GC hopes have always used the former to babysit the latter (e.g. Cancellara for Schleck in 2010 or Thomas for Froome in 2015). I can't think of any exceptions off the top of my head.
 
Froome pulled put pre-cobbles, Thomas ended up babysitting Porte.

My bad, that was 2014. Tbh in 2015 it was pretty easy, nobody needed babysitting really. In 2014 there was also Bennati-Contador and Trentin-Kwiat (I'm fairly sure he was still considered a GC hope back then)
 
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silvergrenade said:
Man, that was a brutal acceleration.
Porte vs Froome for the Tour win. EPIC!
I'm already excited.

HYPE HYPE!
I think Porte is officially out of hibernation. A bit of a statement today. Good for him it confirms he is in good form after his long road back from his massive crash.
 
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silvergrenade said:
Man, that was a brutal acceleration.
Porte vs Froome for the Tour win. EPIC!
I'm already excited.

HYPE HYPE!
It has the potential to be a great, field-slaying duel, but I don't think it will happen. If it gets too close in the final week, BMC will wake up one morning unable to locate LRP for the race start. Too late -- he will have been fed to Froome's pet python.
 
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JosephK said:
silvergrenade said:
Man, that was a brutal acceleration.
Porte vs Froome for the Tour win. EPIC!
I'm already excited.

HYPE HYPE!
It has the potential to be a great, field-slaying duel, but I don't think it will happen. If it gets too close in the final week, BMC will wake up one morning unable to locate LRP for the race start. Too late -- he will have been fed to Froome's pet python.
Totally agree with you mate.. :p ;)
 
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yaco said:
Like to see an inform Landa go head-to-head with Porte at the TDF in a 10km finish at 8% - It could be a battle royale.
Nightmare scenario for Sky but exactly what Bardet wants. Last year Bardet couldn't get much help from others and Uran wasn't going to risk a podium but Landa is another matter. if Froome can't react it could get interesting on some of the climbs which was what I was hoping for last year............intermediate stages with long range attacks can also be harder to control than climbing stages. Don't see Porte and BMC trying it but others will especially if Froome like last year is a little bit off his usual form. Dan Martin and Nibali will also take some risks, if anything Martin is sometimes too aggressive. I get the feeling that Sky are going to have to work much harder for this potential win. The bonus for them of course is the TTT but if they hold the yellow for a long time that can also difficult.
 
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C'mon guys! Swiss is just another Willunga Hill one week race. We all know that he can sprint up one hill for a few minutes

... but we all also know that the little midget will crack sooner than later and will be out of contention by the 3rd week. Which may be a good thing as he may be targeting stages instead.

C'mon guys, TdF is not a Willunga Hill.

Jancouver's odds for TLMRP TdF.

1st - 0%
2nd - 0.5%
3rd - 1%
4-5th - 3.5%
6-9th - 5%
10+ 90%
 

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