Rui Costa Discussion Thread

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Sep 8, 2009
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might not be the man for grand tours. probably should lose time in the alpes now and go hard in the pyrenees. papy horner i feel he's getting better and better, the weather it's going hot so a top 10 and with god's help even a top 5 is still possible.
 
Afrank said:
He should just try to get in a lucky break perhaps. Like Rolland and Ryder did at the Giro and see if he can get in the top 10 that way.

I have a feeling a lot of the teams that have a rider in the top 10 will ride to keep that top 10 though.
He is 14th now at 5:34. He can be top 10 in half - stage. Just saying.
 
Aug 4, 2010
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Parrulo said:
I didn't watch the stage but from what i have read he looked cooked.
I dont know what you read,but imo he did look cooked after crossing the finish line of course cuz he was chasing all alone.But in that descend he didnt look cooked at all.I think he is ok.;)
 
Aug 16, 2011
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Escarabajo said:
He is 14th now at 5:34. He can be top 10 in half - stage. Just saying.
But only with some improvements from where he is now, and that looks unlikely ATM.

He might need to lose more time first, but a lucky break could be his best shot.

Still plenty of climbing to come though, so if he can improve he has a chance to ride into top 10 if others have some bad days.
 
He just posted his diary on his website

He said that he had a terrible day. At first he thought he was just feeling the effects of the heat after so many days of cold. But since he was having a hard time breathing since the rest day he went to the doctor after the stage and was diagnosed with an acute bronchitis and has already started with medication.

I guess that explains a lot. . . and it seems like his fight for GC is over if it doesn't get better really fast. :eek:
 
Mar 21, 2013
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
So his first race as GT leader and he seems to be going worse by the day...
Lost 1'36 in 'easy' stage today..

Is there anything wrong with him or is he just to inconsistent to be a GT leader?
Something is wrong when Reza arrives in the main group and Costa don't.

This guy won a sprint vs Purito after 272km, this was a ****ty hilly stage and he couldn't hang with the front group?

He's injured or his form took a very strong hit with the rest day (last year he won his first stage after the 2nd rest day).
 
Sep 8, 2009
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Parrulo said:
He just posted his diary on his website

He said that he had a terrible day. At first he thought he was just feeling the effects of the heat after so many days of cold. But since he was having a hard time breathing since the rest day he went to the doctor after the stage and was diagnosed with an acute bronchitis and has already started with medication.

I guess that explains a lot. . . and it seems like his fight for GC is over if it doesn't get better really fast. :eek:
it makes sense. he looked very bad indeed. the weather will get better but i highly doubt that he will too...
 
patrick767 said:
He hit the top ten today thanks to Papy power! :D
Without the bronchitis he wouldn't have lost 1:30 on wednesday and would probably been able to finish with the Peraud group today. That is 2:30 lost so he would have been fighting for a top 5 instead of just barely hanging to the top 10.

I really hope he get's better before the Pyrenees
 
alspacka said:
Damn it, Horner comes accross so well in interviews. I would love to dislike him but I just... can't.
I have figured some time ago that in some cases you have separate the rider from the person.

As a cyclists, i hate Horner with all my heart, as a person i have nothing against him.
 
Mar 9, 2013
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Costa really poor. Lampre just got another Cunego. Except Costa will contend for GC in 1 week races. They are crying out for a GT rider who can do well. Scarponi was last man they had and he was not all that. Should try Nibali in a few years.
 
Parrulo said:
Without the bronchitis he wouldn't have lost 1:30 on wednesday and would probably been able to finish with the Peraud group today. That is 2:30 lost so he would have been fighting for a top 5 instead of just barely hanging to the top 10.

I really hope he get's better before the Pyrenees
This is true, but it doesn't contradict the post you were replying to. Costa was in trouble because he is sick. Horner rescued him from some of the consequences of being sick. Without Horner he probably keeps drifting back after first losing ground.
 

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