Teams & Riders Vincenzo Nibali discussion thread

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Why would Slongo release those numbers though I don't understand. I'm thinking either he's pretty sure he has nailed them and just wants to brag...or more like this is some sort of mind-games and he just throwing out numbers waay smaller than what they are actually prepping for.

I seriously doubt the Froome super-attacks are 20-30 second efforts with peak power in between 6.9-7.3 W/kg :p
 
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maxmartin said:
"They're already at their best and can't improve anymore," Slongo suggested to Gazzetta dello Sport.

"Nibali has to reach 100% during the first week of the Tour de France, there's still a month until the key mountain stages of the Tour. I would have been worried if Nibali had been at his best at the Dauphine."

How did Mr. Slongo get this conclusion??? I do hope he is right though. LOL CF said he will lose another KILO before the Tour. So Nibali has more than that weight to lose.
He doesn't need to lose as much weight as anorexic Chris. Besides, a little more weight then Froome will help him crush him on descents. ;)

Slongo sounds like he's just playing the pre-Tour who's in shape? Who isn't? poker game. Or PR game you could also say.
 
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Afrank said:
He doesn't need to lose as much weight as anorexic Chris. Besides, a little more weight then Froome will help him crush him on descents. ;)

Slongo sounds like he's just playing the pre-Tour who's in shape? Who isn't? poker game. Or PR game you could also say.
wish we could have a freezing stage in the tour, but it is unlikely to happen
 
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"They're already at their best and can't improve anymore," Slongo suggested to Gazzetta dello Sport.
He's gonna be in a state of disbelief when Froome goes thermonuclear with a series of 800w 50s uphill sprints.
 
Dekker_Tifosi said:
With all the Nibali/Slongo focus on Froome's attack and power data...are they going to look weird when Nibali is indeed able to follow Froome, only to get destroyed by Contador :eek:
Even though AC has been great all year long, I still think that Froome must be seen as the biggest favourite this July, and no wonder the are afraid of a AX-3 like annihilation this July :eek:
 
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No problem with Birdsong, happy bunch! And Nibs is already slimmer!
So it looks like the Astana team for the Tour will include Nibs, Scarponi, Westa, Vanotti, Birdsong, Grivko, and Gruzdev based on that pic

I'm guessing one of the last two riders will be Kessiakoff. Iglinskiy the other?
 
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I'm forgetting Kangert who strangely isn't in that photo. It wouldn't surprise me if they went for a cobbles specialist rather than Kessiakoff though
 
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Kangert will be starting in Tour for sure. Has been training with Nibali for whole season and has had basicially the same program as Nibali.
 
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maxmartin said:
"They're already at their best and can't improve anymore," Slongo suggested to Gazzetta dello Sport.

"Nibali has to reach 100% during the first week of the Tour de France, there's still a month until the key mountain stages of the Tour. I would have been worried if Nibali had been at his best at the Dauphine."

How did Mr. Slongo get this conclusion??? I do hope he is right though. LOL CF said he will lose another KILO before the Tour. So Nibali has more than that weight to lose.
yeah i read the article too. His very sure assessment about Froome and Contador's form, he made it sounded like we are going to see 'a superman like Nibali'... So I'm getting really curious coz' the way he described how Nibali has been trained after Dauphine. I hope this isn't just some mind games.
 
EBH at least had Gent Wevelgem, ENECO Tour and some other strong wins early in his career. No comparison. EBH started winning from the moment he became professional.
And then became gradually worse each year.

Lutsenko has really done nothing yet. Disappointment. I think Astana is the wrong team for him also.
 

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