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Jul 16, 2010
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
except you can;t compare them. Demare is more a pure sprinter like Cavendish than an all-rounder like Sagan.
Cavendish couldn't have won or finished this race in his first year with the pros.
 
Yet that doesn't make the statement of Demare being a pure sprinter any less true. Cavendish is/was just always woefully bad at going uphill, even for a pure sprinter.

Can't see Demare winning serious uphill sprints like Sagan did in his first year anyway
 
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Yet that doesn't make the statement of Demare being a pure sprinter any less true. Cavendish is/was just always woefully bad at going uphill, even for a pure sprinter.

Can't see Demare winning serious uphill sprints like Sagan did in his first year anyway
But I can see Demare winning real classics. ;) Hence this will be competition for Sagan in the future.

I honestly don't give a damn about Sagan winning something uphill in a stage race. GTs or classics is what matters.
 
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Magnus said:
Just turned on (Danish) Eurosport. Brian Holm was talking something about Cavendish having a flat with 12 km to go at the Olympic RR. Did anyone else hear that? I turned on in the middle of a sentence.
Cav had a slow puncture in the closing Km's as well as Boonen having to do a wheel change

"Cavendish, said the coach, finished the race with a slow puncture in his front wheel which meant the tyre was half-inflated and he was unable to sprint in his usual style: "It's not a given he would have won anyway but that's bike racing."


http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/jul/28/mark-cavendish-coach-criticise-teams?newsfeed=true
 
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
The only classics I can see Demare winning in are San Remo, Gent Wevelgem, Paris Tours, etc, flat or nearly flat classics.
He's 20 years old, I can see him do well in the Northern classics if he desires to do so. He's got the engine and can climb a bit. He's also from Picardie if I remember correctly. Close enough to French Flanders.

Can't see him do anything in the Ardennes though, but we still have to see Sagan in LBL and FW anyway.
 

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