Thomas de Gendt Discussion Thread

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May 19, 2011
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karlboss said:
Honestly sounds like moderate dehydration to me.
Sure hope so, in TOA he said he lost time is because he is changing riding position, it worked well for him in the past why all of sudden he wants to change riding position. Now in France he said he had heart beat problems. No matter what I hope he can get to the bottom of it.
 
Aug 16, 2011
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Dazed and Confused said:
This model is setting up a stage win pretty nicely.

A big solo win might be on the cards later.
My thoughts exactly, as long as he is healthy, being 17 minuntes back just means a better chance of a breakaway win.
 
Before the tour De Gendt spoke more of a stage win on the Mont Ventoux or l'Alpe d'Huez than of a good placing in GC. I don't think he will mind that much about today's loss. And he's right. Better a prestigious stage win and a low placing in GC than an 8th place (or so) in GC and nothing else.
 
May 19, 2011
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wait , does this mean De Gendt has to ride in a lower level?
Wow from career high to career low, all it take is just one year.

"It made a difference in who we could sign for 2013. It was difficult to find riders because we could only offer them work for one season. Only some young riders, which I won't disclose, and Thomas de Gendt have a contract for 2014."

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/vacansoleil-breaks-with-bianchi-as-sponsor-hopes-fade
 
Jun 24, 2013
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He said in Belgian newspaper today he is waiting untill the team declares him free from his 2014 contract. He has already had some talks with other teams. But he definatly prefers to stay with the team if they continue
 
May 19, 2011
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Billie said:
He said in Belgian newspaper today he is waiting untill the team declares him free from his 2014 contract. He has already had some talks with other teams. But he definatly prefers to stay with the team if they continue
he is at team's mercy, what if the team downgrade but won't release him from the contract?
 
Oct 6, 2009
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maxmartin said:
he is at team's mercy, what if the team downgrade but won't release him from the contract?
I'm pretty sure he is free to go if the team is no longer in the WT. It's been a while since I read the rules, but there's something in there about guys with contracts on WT teams, where the team steps down to a lower level - those contracts are no longer valid. Guy can leave team, renegotiate with same team, or keep existing contract, but it's the rider's choice.
 
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Beech Mtn said:
I'm pretty sure he is free to go if the team is no longer in the WT. It's been a while since I read the rules, but there's something in there about guys with contracts on WT teams, where the team steps down to a lower level - those contracts are no longer valid. Guy can leave team, renegotiate with same team, or keep existing contract, but it's the rider's choice.
if he had that clause in his contract
 
Oct 6, 2009
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maxmartin said:
if he had that clause in his contract
It's not about having that clause in his individual contract. It's a UCI rule that applies to all riders on World Tour teams.
 
Apr 10, 2011
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Punished by his loyalty ? LOL

Perform better and you'll get offers. Performs ****e as you did this year and there's lack of insert.

Data from his passport ? Isn't it logical ? The guy gets 3rd at Giro out of nowhere, and then later can't keep up with most of the peleton field in most races. Enigma of a rider.
 
Apr 10, 2011
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The Hitch said:
Out of nowhere?

In his first Grand Tour he finished with the heads of state on Alpe d huez and then 4th in the tt the next day despite having got a bad injury at the beginning of the race.
Did you expect him to podium GT that year ?

Okay I agree, 'out of nowhere' is too strong term for it, however it was still surprising. And yet he's still really deliver big time after his GT podium. Which makes it reasonable to get his data..
 
Gloin22 said:
Did you expect him to podium GT that year ?

Okay I agree, 'out of nowhere' is too strong term for it, however it was still surprising. And yet he's still really deliver big time after his GT podium. Which makes it reasonable to get his data..
It was surprising, but he was going to manage merely a low-grade top-10 until he pulled that tactical move that put him on the podium due to the incompetence and cowardice of all the real contenders.
 
Apr 12, 2009
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hrotha said:
It was surprising, but he was going to manage merely a low-grade top-10 until he pulled that tactical move that put him on the podium due to the incompetence and cowardice of all the real contenders.
He easily dropped Cunego and Nieve and was one of the 5 strongest at worst on the stage
 

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