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HelloDolly said:
TMP402 said:
Other big riders out of contract for 2017

Classics: Boonen, Stannard, Oss, van Summeren, van den Bergh

Sprinters: Kristoff, Greipel, Demare, Meersman, Viviani, Swift, Nizzolo, Bos, Impey, Lobato, van Asbroeck, Sieberg, Coquard

TT: T Martin, Bodnar, Kiryienka, Phinney, Durbridge, Dennis

GC/climbers: Costa, Kreuziger, Pinot, Thomas, Spilak, Kelderman, Talansky, Poels, Kangert, Konig

Puncheurs: Ulissi, Bakelants, Henao, Geschke, Nordhaug, Moser, Vichot

Others: Quinziato, Cummings, Navardauskas, Hermans, de Venyns, de Gendt, Felline, Ligthart

You have missed out so many like

Porte, Purito,Van den Broeck,Attapuma, Dennis, Oss, Teuns, KUdus, Roche,Kennaugh, Pozzivivo, Kadri, Peraud, Trofimov, Zeits, Lopez,Anacona,Castroviejo,Txurruka,Brändle,Frank....And alot of these are bigger than some on your list ....in fact the list of riders out of contract this year is very very long

It wasn't intended to be a definitive list, just some that I found interesting, and Oss and Dennis are in there, in fact.
 
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TMP402 said:
HelloDolly said:
TMP402 said:
Other big riders out of contract for 2017

Classics: Boonen, Stannard, Oss, van Summeren, van den Bergh

Sprinters: Kristoff, Greipel, Demare, Meersman, Viviani, Swift, Nizzolo, Bos, Impey, Lobato, van Asbroeck, Sieberg, Coquard

TT: T Martin, Bodnar, Kiryienka, Phinney, Durbridge, Dennis

GC/climbers: Costa, Kreuziger, Pinot, Thomas, Spilak, Kelderman, Talansky, Poels, Kangert, Konig

Puncheurs: Ulissi, Bakelants, Henao, Geschke, Nordhaug, Moser, Vichot

Others: Quinziato, Cummings, Navardauskas, Hermans, de Venyns, de Gendt, Felline, Ligthart

You have missed out so many like

Porte, Purito,Van den Broeck,Attapuma, Dennis, Oss, Teuns, KUdus, Roche,Kennaugh, Pozzivivo, Kadri, Peraud, Trofimov, Zeits, Lopez,Anacona,Castroviejo,Txurruka,Brändle,Frank....And alot of these are bigger than some on your list ....in fact the list of riders out of contract this year is very very long

It wasn't intended to be a definitive list, just some that I found interesting, and Oss and Dennis are in there, in fact.

well I think you left out very interesting riders so that is why I added them in
In fact I was helping you out ..
 
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carolina said:
SafeBet said:
Rui Costa is actually a perfect fit for Lampre. He's the undisputed leader for any race he wants to target and never has to work for his teammates.

and his teammates never have to work for him XD
Ain't that the truth.
 
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BalearicBeats said:
Will Stijn Vandenbergh ever get more of a leadership role? I have a feeling he could do very well in Roubaix if he doesn't have to work so hard.

He would have a leadership role for cobbled races at most teams, but will never do so at Etixx unless the rest of the squad are struck down with plague.
 
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BalearicBeats said:
Will Stijn Vandenbergh ever get more of a leadership role? I have a feeling he could do very well in Roubaix if he doesn't have to work so hard.

No. For obvious reasons.

He is a workhorse, very strong workhorse. That's it.

As I wrote back in January in the CQ thread, Stijn & Vanmarcke are somewhat similar types. Both very strong, but lacking the winning tactics. (Vanmarcke got lucky once when Boonen mistimed his sprint)

Yes, Stijn can be what Vanmarcke is at Lotto-Jumbo. A leader for one race that is maybe the hardest one to win. Then, for the rest of the year, he is just a workhorse again.
 
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Jancouver said:
BalearicBeats said:
Will Stijn Vandenbergh ever get more of a leadership role? I have a feeling he could do very well in Roubaix if he doesn't have to work so hard.

No. For obvious reasons.

He is a workhorse, very strong workhorse. That's it.

As I wrote back in January in the CQ thread, Stijn & Vanmarcke are somewhat similar types. Both very strong, but lacking the winning tactics. (Vanmarcke got lucky once when Boonen mistimed his sprint)

Yes, Stijn can be what Vanmarcke is at Lotto-Jumbo. A leader for one race that is maybe the hardest one to win. Then, for the rest of the year, he is just a workhorse again.

They could at least give him leadership roles in smaller races like Samyn. He could have won that race, surely.
 
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BalearicBeats said:
Will Stijn Vandenbergh ever get more of a leadership role? I have a feeling he could do very well in Roubaix if he doesn't have to work so hard.
oh lord no
 
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robin440 said:
vandenbergh is too old


Too old for what

A man a few weeks off his 38 birthday won Paris Roubaix ...a man of 35 was second
A man of 33 just won Pais Vasxo and another of 38 won a stage and finished 6th
The beet rider last year on UCI points was 35

Its one thing to say a rider is not good enough or does not have the attributes to be a leader, etc but a stupid blank statement on age is ridiculous and inaccurate
 
Biggest question mark on Alberto Contador. If he'll ride in 2017, where will it be? Maybe Sky, so that he can target the Giro/Vuelta double with their marginal gains, weighting circa 55 kgs? Let's wait and see.
 
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HelloDolly said:
Its one thing to say a rider is not good enough or does not have the attributes to be a leader, etc but a stupid blank statement on age is ridiculous and inaccurate
I think the point is, that he is unlikely to progress into a better rider at his age. If he was a bit younger, then one could hope he might find that little bit he lacks to be a proper leader for cobbled races. At 32, he not only is not likely to do so anymore, but I guess he is also kinda satisfied with where he is and what he does. Younger rider would be more likely to show willingness and ambition to find a team where he is not forced to work for others.