Sonny Colbrelli

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No more dirty than any other Bardiani rider/ young Italian rider, perhaps on a small programme, but nothing major.

He *could* be clean, depending on your cynicism level... he appears a genuine talent though.
 
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And similar to Alessandro Bertolini's rather strange Autumn 2007. The difference being Bertolini was 36 at the time. Bertolini wasn't as much a sprinter as Colbrelli and Fischer, though, but that's not important right now.
 
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GuyIncognito said:
Funny. Pretty much the same exact skills as Fischer in 2005, with the same results in the same races

Wonder if this is also going to be a one off
Has Fischer ever ended up within one minute of the winner on a Giro mountain finish?
 
hrotha said:
What makes you think that?
He came almost out of nowhere and he isn't *that* young. He could be clean, and he still wouldn't look like a genuine talent.
Colbrelli was one of the biggest talents in the italian amateur scene back in 2010. That year he won 7 races in Italy in the Zalf team and was said to be one for the future, along with Battaglin if I reckon correctly. Check his results from the Juniors until now and you will see that he was always one of the best cyclists of his age who had a slow development in the transition from U23 to the professional scene.

http://www.cyclingarchives.com/coureurfiche.php?coureurid=48356#uitslagen

He and Tom Van Asbroeck had a similar progression this year, also being both from 1990.
 
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hrotha said:
What makes you think that?
He came almost out of nowhere and he isn't *that* young. He could be clean, and he still wouldn't look like a genuine talent.
As an U23 Colbrelli scored many close results. And he's had good results ever since turning pro and he's always been a good allrounder. For instance Van Asbroeck has the same breakthrough with Topsport, but I don't hear many rumours on the performances of him and the whole team.

I hope Sonny shows his big engine at Sky to prove that he's the real deal.
 

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