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Kreuziger is a top 5 candidate, especially in a giro without 8 mtf's :p

His tt'ing has indeed sucked balls lately, but i am still hoping that improved form=improved tt'ing

Seeldrayers is gona be an important domestique in the mountains and nothing more in the giro
 
Mar 31, 2010
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seeldrayers isn't a domestique though. he always rides for himself. he's a ridiculous rider in every way. just read one of his interviews. I wouldn't want him in my team even if he paid me
 
Ryo Hazuki said:
seeldrayers isn't a domestique though. he always rides for himself. he's a ridiculous rider in every way. just read one of his interviews. I wouldn't want him in my team even if he paid me
I agree with what you say, i think we all saw it clearly in Trentino. Kreuziger droped and he did not drop back to pace him, he just rode his own race, even though Kreuziger was placed well in the GC.
 
Nov 14, 2009
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Unbelievable classics season for Astana. Great victories for the team, but yeah it will be interesting to see how they do in grand tours.
 
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what a hero!!!!!!!!!!!!!!oh yeaaaaaah

after 2010 emotions,i didn't think it's possible to feel that again with vino out.max proved me wrong because i kind of lose hope in him last year where i was hyping him to win ronde and at least one other monument.

oh the feeling to see him dropping nibali like a rocket.precious

if vino retires,the world is safe now.

what a race he made.unbelievable
 
jens_attacks said:
what a hero!!!!!!!!!!!!!!oh yeaaaaaah

after 2010 emotions,i didn't think it's possible to feel that again with vino out.max proved me wrong because i kind of lose hope in him last year where i was hyping him to win ronde and at least one other monument.

oh the feeling to see him dropping nibali like a rocket.precious

if vino retires,the world is safe now.

what a race he made.unbelievable
Max and Nibali certainly salvaged the race. I agree he's been threatening to do something big for a while now, doesn't make this any less of a surprise. Very happy. Astana a big turnaround from last year.
 
Mar 19, 2009
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Good to see some the kazaks getting big wins for astana and not just the foreigners they have :S
 
Jan 22, 2011
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Wow, wow wow, guys. Slow down. Apparently it's Katusha, not Astana that took 2 out of 3 wins at Ardennes' after all, according to CN at least :D
 
Jul 16, 2010
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Fetisoff said:
Wow, wow wow, guys. Slow down. Apparently it's Katusha, not Astana that took 2 out of 3 wins at Ardennes' after all, according to CN at least :D
Congratulations then!
 
Jan 22, 2011
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El Pistolero said:
Congratulations then!
Thank you.

You know, in all seriousness, Astana is almost more of a Russian team than Katusha in a way. The only actual ethnic Kazakh on that team is Bazayev
 
Apr 11, 2009
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Good win by Iglinskiy. Been threatening to do it for a long time. Good progression.

But fresh as a daisy? LOL, I love it. The more things change the more they stay the same.

Dan Martin's view of today: "I think you saw in the final that nobody had any legs left and nobody could make a difference and then it was a slow motion sprint at the end when you've got nothing left."
 
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Now I wonder what we should expect from "Mad Max" Iglinskiy in the second half of the season?! Total madness I guess)
 
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Konfronto said:
Now I wonder what we should expect from "Mad Max" Iglinskiy in the second half of the season?! Total madness I guess)
He usually does Tour and/or Dauphine as domestique but now i don't know.

One thing for sure Astana's "Classics trio" overachieved majorly and team's GT guys are looking poor in comparison.
 
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Konfronto said:
Now I wonder what we should expect from "Mad Max" Iglinskiy in the second half of the season?! Total madness I guess)
This is obviously his biggest win, and he is clearly in the form of his life, what does this mean going forward? GT stage win maybe. Being a solid domestique. What else could it possibly mean? Olympics or Worlds ;)
 
I'm happy for Astanas' classic campaign. Great rides by Inglinsky and Gasparotto in both races.

Now for Kreuziger to go well at the Giro and Brajkovic at the TDF.

I think based on today Inglinsky deserves a leadership role for the WC RR course.
 
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