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Team Ineos Discussion thread

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Re: Team Sky Discussion thread

Vasilis said:
Tim Booth said:
What the hell :surprised: He's been super strong, it's crazy they (presumably) take Rowe over him.
Van Baarle may be the better rider, but Rowe is the better helper. Since we're talking about an eight and last spot here, and not the role of leader, I took would take Rowe over Van Baarle in a heartbeat. Rowe has won races for Sky by simply putting his leader in his back pocket. Think of Henao winning Paris-Nice last year. Van Baarle is yet to do something like that. Rowe would also be vital in a potential echelon stage.
 
Re: Team Sky Discussion thread

DNP-Old said:
Vasilis said:
Tim Booth said:
What the hell :surprised: He's been super strong, it's crazy they (presumably) take Rowe over him.
Van Baarle may be the better rider, but Rowe is the better helper. Since we're talking about an eight and last spot here, and not the role of leader, I took would take Rowe over Van Baarle in a heartbeat. Rowe has won races for Sky by simply putting his leader in his back pocket. Think of Henao winning Paris-Nice last year. Van Baarle is yet to do something like that. Rowe would also be vital in a potential echelon stage.
Well Van Baarle hasn't had the opportunity to the job that Rowe has done in the past regardless of whtether he can. In an echelon stage I think Van Baarle can do exactly the same job that Rowe would be doing. And Van Baarle doesn't even seem to be a reserve...
 
Re: Team Sky Discussion thread

Vasilis said:
DNP-Old said:
Vasilis said:
Tim Booth said:
What the hell :surprised: He's been super strong, it's crazy they (presumably) take Rowe over him.
Van Baarle may be the better rider, but Rowe is the better helper. Since we're talking about an eight and last spot here, and not the role of leader, I took would take Rowe over Van Baarle in a heartbeat. Rowe has won races for Sky by simply putting his leader in his back pocket. Think of Henao winning Paris-Nice last year. Van Baarle is yet to do something like that. Rowe would also be vital in a potential echelon stage.
Well Van Baarle hasn't had the opportunity to the job that Rowe has done in the past regardless of whtether he can. In an echelon stage I think Van Baarle can do exactly the same job that Rowe would be doing. And Van Baarle doesn't even seem to be a reserve...

Selecting riders for important races is more than just looking their capabilities and the captain aiming for the win has lot to say as well. Rowe has been important liutenant for Froome in 3 last Tdf's thus is not going to be the first one CF replaces.

Look at Bahrain, there are potentially more capable riders for the job of 40y old Pellizzotti, but Nibali still wants spesifically that guy next to him in the starting line.
 

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