Tim Wellens thread

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BigMac said:
He was bold enough to attack last year on Bergamo Alta, even had a decent gap by the mid of the climb. Still finished 4th which is impressive.

PS: Nice avatar. :p
Thanks, you 2 :p we had the same thoughts. But I hope it's temporary because I want Greg in stripes!
 
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Flamin said:
BigMac said:
He was bold enough to attack last year on Bergamo Alta, even had a decent gap by the mid of the climb. Still finished 4th which is impressive.

PS: Nice avatar. :p
Thanks, you 2 :p we had the same thoughts. But I hope it's temporary because I want Greg in stripes!
Absolutely! After Valverde, GVA is the rider I want the most to win the WC. He would be an awesome WC and well deserved after all his aggressive riding :)
 
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Hugo Koblet said:
Flamin said:
BigMac said:
He was bold enough to attack last year on Bergamo Alta, even had a decent gap by the mid of the climb. Still finished 4th which is impressive.

PS: Nice avatar. :p
Thanks, you 2 :p we had the same thoughts. But I hope it's temporary because I want Greg in stripes!
Absolutely! After Valverde, GVA is the rider I want the most to win the WC. He would be an awesome WC and well deserved after all his aggressive riding :)
Yes, I will go completely berserk if that happens :cool:
 
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I don't know what it is with Wellens, but i think his victory salutes are really arrogant. Come on boy, show some emotion and hapiness. You're only some decent talent after all.
 
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Flamin said:
To have a realistic shot, I think he should consider attacking on Colma di Sormano and hope some decent riders join him. Although it would be understandable if he thinks he can go head to head against the big boys (many of them are likely less fresh than him) in this kind of shape.
If he's still in the group on top of Civiglio I'll slap him hard :D
 
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Tim was a bit dissapointed he attacked. He would've preferred to wait for the Mur. Next year he'll definitely wait.

"There was an attack on the penultimate climb and no one from the team was there so I couldn't resist the urge to go behind them."
 
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Billie said:
Tim was a bit dissapointed he attacked. He would've preferred to wait for the Mur. Next year he'll definitely wait.

"There was an attack on the penultimate climb and no one from the team was there so I couldn't resist the urge to go behind them."
He is a bit like Sagan. No reason for him to attack early, attacks early anyway :D

To be fair especially in AGR he couldn't have known how slow they would go up the Cauberg but I'm 100% sure he could have followed Gaspa easily.
 
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Gigs_98 said:
Billie said:
Tim was a bit dissapointed he attacked. He would've preferred to wait for the Mur. Next year he'll definitely wait.

"There was an attack on the penultimate climb and no one from the team was there so I couldn't resist the urge to go behind them."
He is a bit like Sagan. No reason for him to attack early, attacks early anyway :D

To be fair especially in AGR he couldn't have known how slow they would go up the Cauberg but I'm 100% sure he could have followed Gaspa easily.
I think there was every reason for Tim to attack. He didn't have anything to lose. He won't win Flèche on the Mur against the goats, attacking on the approach to Huy or before is the only way. Telling that he his rethinking his strategy, if only more contenders would go with him he'd be talking differently.
 
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He should try an attack at the false flat after Roche Aux Faucons. If he has some strong company, that move may stick right until the end
 
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Hugo Koblet said:
Bernie's eyesore said:
I'm hoping that Wellens and Cummings will attack together in the finale of Liege and stay away. I can dream anyway.
Man, Cummings winning LBL would be something, wouldn't it? :D
It would be a deserved reward for his talent. If he applied himself to racing more than one day a week, I think he'd be doing the Spilak/Costa role.
 
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Sunday Wellens could be the man to beat, if it ends up in a man-to-man race. He has the team to put pressure on early, and once everyone is isolated in the wet cold, no one has a better solo in the legs. And he's one of the only Ardennes guys I can actually cheer for anyways. Setting out to attack and delivering every single time. Go Tim!
 
He's like the last brave ardennes man in a field full of Valverde's and Gerranses..

Though, that be said, he's called brave for attacking on the penultimate climb, still a far cry from the men that opened the race at 35km 10 years ago. But still the best we can hope for in the modern era. I'll be cheering for Wellens on sunday. At least once some courage should be rewarded
 
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Pentacycle said:
Sunday Wellens could be the man to beat, if it ends up in a man-to-man race. He has the team to put pressure on early, and once everyone is isolated in the wet cold, no one has a better solo in the legs. And he's one of the only Ardennes guys I can actually cheer for anyways. Setting out to attack and delivering every single time. Go Tim!
Have you looked at the starlist? Do you really think that Lotto has what it takes to isolate Valverde and Martin/Alaphilippe? Movistar and Etixx won't be dropped at the same time by the effort of Lotto alone. Look at today. Etixx had almost everybody at the end: Jungels and De Plus attacked inside the last 15, Vakoc got dropped with about 10 to go and Brambilla was still left to do the leadout for Martin and Alaphilippe. Just checked the results, Vakoc was actually their worst rider ...
 
I'm at fault for not having posted here sooner. Wellens is definitely one of the most exciting riders around, I'll cheer for him everywhere because of that. Such a contrast to other riders like Kelderman who sprints for whatever place he can on AGR instead of going on the attack.

Wellens has attacked on AGR, FW, now I hope he still has a couple of bullets left for Sunday :)
 
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Pentacycle said:
Sunday Wellens could be the man to beat, if it ends up in a man-to-man race. He has the team to put pressure on early, and once everyone is isolated in the wet cold, no one has a better solo in the legs. And he's one of the only Ardennes guys I can actually cheer for anyways. Setting out to attack and delivering every single time. Go Tim!
Spot on.
Definately my favorite rider at the moment.
 
trevim said:
I'm at fault for not having posted here sooner. Wellens is definitely one of the most exciting riders around, I'll cheer for him everywhere because of that. Such a contrast to other riders like Kelderman who sprints for whatever place he can on AGR instead of going on the attack.

Wellens has attacked on AGR, FW, now I hope he still has a couple of bullets left for Sunday :)
It's funny though, the only time Kelderman attacked he had his best placing in Pais Vasco. And STILL he doesn't get it. Keldermans best results came from attacking (also in the Giro he did).. yet he prefers to follow. Weird
 

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