Taylor Phinney to Team BMC

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Classics Juggernaught with or without Spartacus! Hincapie, Ballan, Burghardt, Phinney, Kroon, Van Avermat and Quinziato.

Classics next year are going to be fun!
 
Jan 11, 2010
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Sydney21 said:
Classics Juggernaught with or without Spartacus! Hincapie, Ballan, Burghardt, Phinney, Kroon, Van Avermat and Quinziato.

Classics next year are going to be fun!
Hah, nice pun there. I think that's the word I'd use for BMC this year :D
 
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Sydney21 said:
Classics Juggernaught with or without Spartacus! Hincapie, Ballan, Burghardt, Phinney, Kroon, Van Avermat and Quinziato.

Classics next year are going to be fun!
They had a very good classics team this year which failed and now they have an awesome team. name a better cobbled classics team in history if you include cancellara...
 
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theyoungest said:
Hah, nice pun there. I think that's the word I'd use for BMC this year :D
Hahahahahah.....hey I like BMC.....Big George will win a classic this year mark my words!
 
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auscyclefan94 said:
They had a very good classics team this year which failed and now they have an awesome team. name a better cobbled classics team in history if you include cancellara...
BMC haven't signed Cancellara, you can't just include riders at a whim. Because if we can, name me a better classics team than TopSport Vlaanderen if you include Cancellara, Boonen, Hushovd, Flecha and Pozzato? Right.

Hincapie, Ballan, Burghardt, Phinney, Kroon, Van Avermaet and Quinziato have a grand total of 3 cobbled classics victories* (Ballan RVV, Hincapie GW, Burghardt GW). Tom Boonen by himself has 15 (3x PR, 4x E3, 2x RVV, Dwars door Vlaanderen, KBK, 2x Scheldeprijs, GW).

*depends on your definition of classics, of course
 
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Good move for BMC as it is being reported that Cancellara is going to Schlux.

It will take a few years but Phinney has similar qualities of Boonen & Cancellara.... really strong, has a sprint and can TT.

He TT's better than Boonen and sprints better than Cancellara. He's an interesting rider.
 
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Michele said:
Means....an average rider?

Just kidding;)

Could be...:)

It's always hard for these kids coming in to the pro peloton especially when there is this much hype.

We will see how he does...
 
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auscyclefan94 said:
They had a very good classics team this year which failed and now they have an awesome team. name a better cobbled classics team in history if you include cancellara...
Ah...no they didn't...no wins does not equal a very good cobbled classics team. On paper...maybe, on the road...NOT.
 
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I dearly hope they do better next year because their line up this year is actually pretty weak other than the few stars they have
 
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It may be premature to say so, but I see Taylor Phinney as the next great cycling phenomenon. Mastering the track, the TT and the cobbles; which current road racer can claim to all three?
 
Mar 18, 2009
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Archibald said:
not all classics are on cobbles... MSR, Fleche, Amstel, Gent, LBL??
and didn't BMC claim a win in Fleche?
I didn't say they were....ACF was referring to the cobbled classics...he may say he wasn't but he was.
 
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Mr. Gipsy said:
It may be premature to say so, but I see Taylor Phinney as the next great cycling phenomenon. Mastering the track, the TT and the cobbles; which current road racer can claim to all three?
Yeah, that really is a bit premature. His time trialing is second to none, but he's not even the biggest allround talent in the U23 ranks right now, let alone in the pro peloton. He'll be a very strong time trialist, that's for sure.
 
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Scott SoCal said:
Could be...:)

It's always hard for these kids coming in to the pro peloton especially when there is this much hype.

We will see how he does...
Yep.
There's a lot of expectactions on this guy and he's just 20.
 

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