Yeah, not a great look.After telling everyone that's his next race. It appears Movistar has no idea who is actually going to any race until last minute at this point.
I'm getting that impression as well with him. While Soler, even with his major inconsistency appears better suited to 1 week stage races. It'll be interesting to see what type of racing Jorgenson ends up being best suited to. Although he wants to be a Valverde type rider, and it appears the team is going to let him try.Yeah, not a great look.
With Mas I get the impression that he's a bit like Steven Kruijswijk, much better in gts than in shorter stage races with his recovery being his biggest strength.
He said he was going to Coppi e Bartali in his comments after finishing Paris-Nice. Here's a link to Movistar's page after the final stage of Paris-Nice. Scroll to the bottom where he said what his next race is:Who's saying he's not going to Coppi e Bartali?
Yes, I was asking Kaptain Kool about who's saying he isn't going.He said he was going to Coppi e Bartali in his comments after finishing Paris-Nice. Here's a link to Movistar's page after the final stage of Paris-Nice. Scroll to the bottom where he said what his next race is:
American from Movistar Team, youngest rider in the field, shines in debut to climb onto GC top-ten, as Schachmann (BOH) takes second consecutive win following disaster for Primoz Roglic (TJV).movistarteam.com
Maybe I'm misunderstanding this convo. I thought you did, when you highlighted his name and commented "Turns out; he's not even going." Then multiple responses about Movistar's supposedly unclear rider-race schedule.Who's saying he's not going to Coppi e Bartali?
That was referring to MSR.Maybe I'm misunderstanding this convo. I thought you did, when you highlighted his name and commented "Turns out; he's not even going." Then multiple responses about Movistar's supposedly unclear rider-race schedule.
I have no idea at all what they were trying to do. Made no sense at all. Valverde's sprint isn't what it was and he's admitted to his motivation being almost non existent at this point. Mas can't sprint and (without the mechanical) Soler isn't likely to be winning any partial field sprints either. Their sprinters are racing the cobbles right now and the only other person with a bit of a sprint is Jorgenson who is racing in Italy this week.How to waste energy yet again... Unzue must have gone crazy to think Valverde still can win these semi- groupsprints, unless they were riding for the old family member Luis Leon..
Agreed, but as soon as Movistar do anything these days, it's always stupid in the eyes of most posters. They can't really do anything right, it seems like.Hmm... in the defense of Movistar, they tried to make the race hard in the crucial part, forcing the climb and the descent, where the group can easily snap. They had two things in mind: first, thinning the front group and hopefully leaving some gc candidates behind, and second, trying for the stage, either with Soler's late attack, or Valverde's sprint (which by the way wasn't bad at all today).
Their best rider was barely 1s/km faster than Kuss. Looks like also their GC riders were on a rest day.For anyone interested Carlos Verona writes a short "blog" on facebook for stages/races he participates in. One thing he said about today's stage was that for most of the team the ITT was basically a rest and recovery day and only their three GC riders had a busy, hard day. He also expects all the stages to be like yesterday's stage.
Their best rider was barely 1s/km faster than Kuss. Looks like also their GC riders were on a rest day.
Valverde's left leg worth more than that two together, even now in his 40's. Superman could be a leader though...Mas and Soler, both want to be an unique leader in the team, but today's stage has proved they both have still a lot to learn. Given Mas' perfomance in the Provence this is a ok performance, but still hoped for more.
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