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Arredondo said:
MatParker117 said:
Arredondo said:
We still have a fight!
Two sprint days to come.
With a 1 second gap and Alberto Contador, you never know.
Think one of the SKy riders might have more of a chance of doing something; although they don't really do tactics so perhaps not. I imagine Valverde will be watching Contador like a hawk, but may let someone else slip away.
 
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The 5 riders I vote on procyclingstats finish top 10, not bad...
I'm sad for what happen to Izaguirre, hope that isn't nothing serious and he comeback to competition quickly.
 
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King Boonen said:
Valv.Piti said:
King Boonen said:
GenericBoonenFan said:
Your majesty, there still TT specialists :)
Great for Belgian cycling
Can someone who beats Valverde by 1 second be called a TT specialist?
Lol. If Campenaerts isn't a specialist when beating Valverde by 1 second, I wonder what Vasili Kiriyenka is then.
Taking it easy?
Why would he take it easy?
 
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Valv.Piti said:
King Boonen said:
Valv.Piti said:
King Boonen said:
GenericBoonenFan said:
Your majesty, there still TT specialists :)
Great for Belgian cycling
Can someone who beats Valverde by 1 second be called a TT specialist?
Lol. If Campenaerts isn't a specialist when beating Valverde by 1 second, I wonder what Vasili Kiriyenka is then.
Taking it easy?
Why would he take it easy?
Early season nothing race used as training? Has a specific plan to work to? Who knows, there are many, many reasons that cyclists don't give their all in every race.
 
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Valv.Piti said:
King Boonen said:
GenericBoonenFan said:
Your majesty, there still TT specialists :)
Great for Belgian cycling
Can someone who beats Valverde by 1 second be called a TT specialist?
Lol. If Campenaerts isn't a specialist when beating Valverde by 1 second, I wonder what Vasili Kiriyenka is then.
Indeed. If the Belgian National TT Champion, who beats Valverde (twice previous winner of TT in this race), Kiryienka (recent WC), Contador (two TT wins last year) and several others, then you'd have to be a bit of an idiot not to call him a specialist.
 
Thats just stupid, KB. Kiriyenka obviously went all out, its not like he finished 70th or something like that. On top of that, the two GC-stages are done and dusted, so the slight possibility of Sky wanting to hold him back in order to dig in for his leaders in the mountains are gone. He might not be in 100% shape, but stop pretending like he didn't race for the win or at least as fast he possibly could. If nothing else then to gauge is form. As a TT-specialist, you only have this many opportunities every year. Using the 12 km time trial as a mere workout? Lol.

Anyways, the premis is pretty ridiculous anyways. If you don't want to call Campenaerts a specialist, well, then not many are.
 
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Valv.Piti said:
Thats just stupid, KB. Kiriyenka obviously went all out, its not like he finished 70th or something like that. On top of that, the two GC-stages are done and dusted, so the slight possibility of Sky wanting to hold him back in order to dig in for his leaders in the mountains are gone. He might not be in 100% shape, but stop pretending like he didn't race for the win or at least as fast he possibly could. If nothing else then to gauge is form. As a TT-specialist, you only have this many opportunities every year. Using the 12 km time trial as a mere workout? Lol.

Anyways, the premis is pretty ridiculous anyways. If you don't want to call Campenaerts a specialist, well, then not many are.
I'm sorry, I did not realise you are Kiri's wife/coach.
 

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