Teams & Riders The marvelous Victor Campenaerts, cult hero, thread

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Ha, he is going to ride Paris-Nice because he heard Ganna would do Tirreno. There's some honesty.
Tbh, I like this new Campenaerts. He finally realizes he misses the talent to compete with the 3-4 best TT specialist, so he goes for the TT's he can win.
He's also going to try and tackle the opening classics of the season with Omloop and KBK. I've always wondered why he didn't try this sooner. He'll never win Flanders or Roubaix, but I am curious to see how far he can get in those semi classics.
 
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Tbh, I like this new Campenaerts. He finally realizes he misses the talent to compete with the 3-4 best TT specialist, so he goes for the TT's he can win.
He's also going to try and tackle the opening classics of the season with Omloop and KBK. I've always wondered why he didn't try this sooner. He'll never win Flanders or Roubaix, but I am curious to see how far he can get in those semi classics.
Huh? He's always realized he doesn't have the talent of Dumoulin, Dennis or more recently Ganna, Evenepoel etc. Which is exactly why he's always focused so much on perfecting everything and making it his niche in the first place.
 
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National coach Vantourenhout told the press that normally, Wout and Remco would be going to Tokyo for the Olympics. Campenaerts responded today, that he completely understands the decision. "I'm not an owl (idiot), Wout and Remco simply have more power". He thinks they both could end up on the podium.

The article (not just the part i spoke of above) also shows that the idea some people have about him, of being arrogant, is completely off base. He's a very down to earth guy and knows that his abilities are limited.
 
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Just came to me again how he has really had a very good season, proving he's not just a time trial specialist working on his own and for himself, but a very good helper for his teams and a classics rider who has to be considered, with the Giro stage win as a cherry on top. I wasn't sure that "switch" that he wanted to do would go so well.
Hopefully Paris-Roubaix on Sunday will be nice for him, too.
 

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