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The official Great Bauke Mollema thread

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Relax people we have an excuse for his mediocre performances, hes had some really bad problems with his intestines and felt like crap the entire Tour. Also the reason he was so crap in the cobble stage.

Inb4 RaboBelkin excuses bla bla bla, but lets hope he can recover for the rest of the Tour.
 
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Today probably ranks in the top 3 of all time, epic, Rabo/Belkin/riders we expect something from FAILS. It seems they are riding brand new, untested TT bikes.

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MBotero said:
If Belkin will still be around next year,maybe it's time to back up Kelderman looks like a better bet as a GC rider.

That would be pretty idiotic as Kelderman may have a decent shot at winning the Giro next year if he improves as well as Aru or Majka. I doubt any of the big 4 will be there next year.

But yeah it's Rabo/ Belkin so they gonna do it for sure
 
staubsauger said:
That would be pretty idiotic as Kelderman may have a decent shot at winning the Giro next year if he improves as well as Aru or Majka. I doubt any of the big 4 will be there next year.

But yeah it's Rabo/ Belkin so they gonna do it for sure
Kelderman's profile is that of a Tour rider. He's not that great on the Giro type climbs, still did relatively well on them, but he's more of a Van Garderen.

Mollema will leave the team, Ten Dam is good but can't do better than this, Gesink is probably past it. They need Kelderman as a leader in the Tour.

That is, if there still is a team next year after today's total deception. It's utter amateurism to ride TT bikes you've never used before in the Tour time trial. Ryo Hazuki will have had a great day ;)
 
Those mocking the Great Bauke Mollema should tell me if the likes of König, Ten Dam or Zubeldia (quite frankly, I thought he had retired years ago ...), have done better this year than this:

3 Tour de Suisse
15 Liège - Bastogne - Liège
4 Flèche Wallonne
7 Amstel Gold Race
37 Milano - Sanremo
6 Vuelta a Andalucia / Ruta Del Sol


Those poor Tour of France maniacs can't realized that the greatness of the Great Bauke Mollema is his consistency. The guy who needs 80 race days a year to perform, the guy who races every asphalt classic.

What is the difference between 6 or 10 in the Tour of France? Crap. When you are racing all year long, your name remain in the collective memory. That is why the Great Bauke Mollema deserves his nickname, period. Rock on, guy and long live the Dutch Mafia (Belgian traitor speaking :p)
 
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I don't know,i kinda like this guy but maybe it's time for a nickname change "The Not So Great Bauke Mollema":p,plus if he goes to Trek i don't see how such a move will help him,i think it's a bad team for him.
 
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If Trek really signed Mollema they must be pulling their hair after what he showed today. (Obviously unless there was some medical reason for the pathetic ride)
 

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