The Deceuninck - Quickstep Thread

A thread all about dancing!

Just kidding! This is a thread about the team Quickstep, if anyone wants to start a thread about the dance they're free to do so.

So, Quickstep; gotta say they're doing pretty well recently.
 
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Next month at MSR Alaphilippe and Gilbert will get away together on the Poggio and Viviani and Gaviria will contend the bunch sprint behind :eek:

Gewiss-Ballan ain't got *** on them. :p
 
Ah, a thread for the team winning the team victory ranking since 2012. I doubt they'll keep it going this year.

2018 will be an important year for them with Boonen, Kittel, Martin, Brambilla, Trentin and De La Cruz leaving the team.
They may have lost the best sprinter in the world but they still have the two best lead out men in the peloton. Viviani seems to be a nice fit though.

Alaphilippe is the only leader for the Ardennes this year, I hope he finally gets his win this year. He's such a great guy.
 
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Breh said:
Ah, a thread for the team winning the team victory ranking since 2012. I doubt they'll keep it going this year.

2018 will be an important year for them with Boonen, Kittel, Martin, Brambilla, Trentin and De La Cruz leaving the team.
They may have lost the best sprinter in the world but they still have the two best lead out men in the peloton. Viviani seems to be a nice fit though.

Alaphilippe is the only leader for the Ardennes this year, I hope he finally gets his win this year. He's such a great guy.
In all fairness, it's not like Brambilla, De la Cruz nor Boonen for that matter had much, if any, impact on their winning tally last year.
 
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Akuryo said:
11 wins aleady in 2018. Mostly "**** small races" but still pretty impressive!
Hard to win anything else when there hasn't been a single remotely important race yet this year. It's February 10th!
 
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GuyIncognito said:
Akuryo said:
11 wins aleady in 2018. Mostly "**** small races" but still pretty impressive!
Hard to win anything else when there hasn't been a single remotely important race yet this year. It's February 10th!
Sure but those Gaviria wins are a bit... cheap... I don't know how to say it otherwise but you know what I mean. Same for the Degenkolb wins in Mallorca.
 
Gilbert apparently attacked with 60k to go in Vuelta a Murcia. Training for Milano-Sanremo and #striveforfive?

He is becoming more know for his marathon rides rather than his uphill sprints. Is he going to do the same thing in MSR? That's the only way he can win it.

I think he is too old to go with Sagan on Poggio, it's Alaphilippe's job. And in the sprint, they both have Gaviria and Viviani.
 
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Velolover2 said:
Gilbert apparently attacked with 60k to go in Vuelta a Murcia. Training for Milano-Sanremo and #striveforfive?

He is becoming more know for his marathon rides rather than his uphill sprints. Is he going to do the same thing in MSR? That's the only way he can win it.

I think he is too old to go with Sagan on Poggio, it's Alaphilippe's job. And in the sprint, they both have Gaviria and Viviani.
There was a big morning break of 40, Gilbert attacked from that with Trentin, Sierry, Jungels. On Collado Bermejo Gilbert and Jungels dropped the others and Valverde, Sanchez and Fuglsang attacked from the peloton then after the climb catched and dropped the Quickstep duo.
 
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Velolover2 said:
Gilbert apparently attacked with 60k to go in Vuelta a Murcia. Training for Milano-Sanremo and #striveforfive?

He is becoming more know for his marathon rides rather than his uphill sprints. Is he going to do the same thing in MSR? That's the only way he can win it.

I think he is too old to go with Sagan on Poggio, it's Alaphilippe's job. And in the sprint, they both have Gaviria and Viviani.
too old? :surprised: what about last year? man, you're talking about the best puncher of the last 10 years
 
They are definitely off to a nice start. A win is a win regardless of where you get it. They all count as wins in your final win tally. MSR and Paris-Roubiax are the two monuments missing from Gilbert's palmares to get all 5. Although I think he said he was targeting Paris-Roubiax this year, but I do expect him to be at MSR as well. As for too old, well he is younger than Valverde.
 
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RedheadDane said:
GenericBoonenFan said:
RedheadDane said:
GenericBoonenFan said:
One year to late...
I'd say they're still doing pretty fine without Boonen. ;)
They are but there is a void...
Teams loses "big-name" riders all the time. Some teams might suffer a drastic decline in results when that happens, Quickstep isn't one of those teams.
It's not a void in results, it's a void in our hearts.

Anyway, the first big race of the season starts in 10days.
Devenyns, Gilbert, Gaviria, Keisse, Terpstra, Stybar and Lampaert. Looks like a solid team.
 
I still really wouldn't wanna mess with that team. Gilbert still seems super strong and I have no doubt he is gonna be one of the very best in the flemish races. Gaviria is still new to them and I don't really know what to expect from him. Terpstra and Stybar is on a slight decline it seems, but both are still extremely solid and can win on their day.
 
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Breh said:
RedheadDane said:
GenericBoonenFan said:
RedheadDane said:
GenericBoonenFan said:
One year to late...
I'd say they're still doing pretty fine without Boonen. ;)
They are but there is a void...
Teams loses "big-name" riders all the time. Some teams might suffer a drastic decline in results when that happens, Quickstep isn't one of those teams.
It's not a void in results, it's a void in our hearts.
You can't run around having voids in your heart every time a rider retires, it happens all the time.
Besides, he's kinda earned his retirement.
 
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You can't run around having voids in your heart every time a rider retires, it happens all the time.
Besides, he's kinda earned his retirement.
Tell that to Contador fans...I guess Bonnen fans feel the same.
 

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