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Teams & Riders Thibaut Pinot discussion thread

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RedheadDane said:
Tonton said:
Alexandre B. said:
He lost one of his chickens to a fox. I suppose it took its toll out of him.
Nacer's revenge? :D :D :D

Nacer gets revenge on Pinot, because he dislikes Demare?
That would be a bit mean...
Nacer dislikes FDJ...the Tour was very close to Melisey...was a bike with bent handlebars spotted anywhere near the scene of the crime?
 
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Tonton said:
RedheadDane said:
Tonton said:
Alexandre B. said:
He lost one of his chickens to a fox. I suppose it took its toll out of him.
Nacer's revenge? :D :D :D

Nacer gets revenge on Pinot, because he dislikes Demare?
That would be a bit mean...
Nacer dislikes FDJ...the Tour was very close to Melisey...was a bike with bent handlebars spotted anywhere near the scene of the crime?

And you didn't like the other conspiracy theory (with Démare) ;)

Bouhanni doesn't strike me as the fox taming type (it was said that a fox was the culprit), though...
 
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carolina said:
Please, Quintana is also struggling and below the expectations. It was a hard giro, that's normal. Maybe next week he'll try again.

Talking about 2014 is ridiculous, since he clearly showed in the Giro he can do really well.
Hard giro? The first week was a walk in the park until blockhaus. The second week only the time trial was really hard. Oropa was a 15 min effort.
Today pinot showed he can't compete in the tour. Pathetic performance, he can't even follow a peloton with 50 riders in the hogh mountains
 
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portugal11 said:
carolina said:
Please, Quintana is also struggling and below the expectations. It was a hard giro, that's normal. Maybe next week he'll try again.

Talking about 2014 is ridiculous, since he clearly showed in the Giro he can do really well.
Hard giro? The first week was a walk in the park until blockhaus. The second week only the time trial was really hard. Oropa was a 15 min effort.
Today pinot showed he can't compete in the tour. Pathetic performance, he can't even follow a peloton with 50 riders in the hogh mountains
Clearly the Giro was very hard. Almost everyone who did it is exhausted - I mean it didn't take a genius to work that out, in the final week everyone was dead on their feet.
 
The proof is in the pudding: see Quintana. Tough and hot Giro, no way to recover. Pinot's bet was to save energy and have a chance when others reserves get depleted. It made some sense. But then, why even come. Thibaut was clearly not recovered...People who hint that he was racing this Tour at his true level are clueless.

@alexandre: not "always" in poor form in July: see '12, '14, and even '15 where bad luck struck on stage 3, 4, 5...
 
Tonton said:
The proof is in the pudding: see Quintana. Tough and hot Giro, no way to recover. Pinot's bet was to save energy and have a chance when others reserves get depleted. It made some sense. But then, why even come. Thibaut was clearly not recovered...People who hint that he was racing this Tour at his true level are clueless.

@alexandre: not "always" in poor form in July: see '12, '14, and even '15 where bad luck struck on stage 3, 4, 5...
"Poor form" is not "sick" :p

Seriously, he was dropped before Bouhanni today. Is it bronchitis again?