Vincenzo Nibali discussion thread

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johnymax said:
If there is one rider that is the king of one day hilly races, that's Valverde for sure. Then there's Purito, Then you can put Nibali, with Martin and maybe Moreno or Uran close. I like both Bala and Lo squalo (Nibali little better) but to say that Nibali is an overwhelming favourite "out of favourites" over Valverde is wrong imo. Valverde is always the rider to beat in similar races. Of course both can win the olympic gold.
Very agree
 
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To Cannibal72: You obviously know what will happen' in Spanish team 6 months in advance, who Minguez will nominate, who'll ride for who, etc,etc. Are you some kind of a seer?!
And your overwhelming favorite with a team dedicated to him, and with a little help of his friends (team car), was beaten by that same Rodriguez and Valverde from that dysfunctional Florence team!!!
I don't think there's a clear favorite for this race, even among the favorites, but if anyone must be named, it would certainly be Valverde, the best one-day racer among those guys, and then comes Nibali, Rodriguez, Martin, Uran, etc.
And last, you said Valverde is not good enough..!!! Not good enough for what?! For who?! You're calling the best hilly classics rider of this generation at the peak of his powers, not good enough!!! Well, I'll see you after Rio
 
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Mr.White said:
To Cannibal72: You obviously know what will happen' in Spanish team 6 months in advance, who Minguez will nominate, who'll ride for who, etc,etc. Are you some kind of a seer?!
And your overwhelming favorite with a team dedicated to him, and with a little help of his friends (team car), was beaten by that same Rodriguez and Valverde from that dysfunctional Florence team!!!
I don't think there's a clear favorite for this race, even among the favorites, but if anyone must be named, it would certainly be Valverde, the best one-day racer among those guys, and then comes Nibali, Rodriguez, Martin, Uran, etc.
And last, you said Valverde is not good enough..!!! Not good enough for what?! For who?! You're calling the best hilly classics rider of this generation at the peak of his powers, not good enough!!! Well, I'll see you after Rio
The only foreseeable problem for Valverde is that the climbs are harder than the classics. If they are as tough as I read and Nibali is in top form, which may not be the case after the Giro and Tour, then he is my favorite. On the other hand, there will be some other guns right out of the Tour: Contador, Froome, Quintana, Aru and others. It depends on who comes out of that race in the best condition. The descents, however, will favor the likes of a Nibali.
 
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Mr.White said:
To Cannibal72: You obviously know what will happen' in Spanish team 6 months in advance, who Minguez will nominate, who'll ride for who, etc,etc. Are you some kind of a seer?!
And your overwhelming favorite with a team dedicated to him, and with a little help of his friends (team car), was beaten by that same Rodriguez and Valverde from that dysfunctional Florence team!!!
I don't think there's a clear favorite for this race, even among the favorites, but if anyone must be named, it would certainly be Valverde, the best one-day racer among those guys, and then comes Nibali, Rodriguez, Martin, Uran, etc.
And last, you said Valverde is not good enough..!!! Not good enough for what?! For who?! You're calling the best hilly classics rider of this generation at the peak of his powers, not good enough!!! Well, I'll see you after Rio
It doesn't take remarkable gifts of prophecy to work out that a team with 3 leaders, with long-established rivalry, is not going to work terribly well.
 
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IndianCyclist said:
In Andulacia 2015, Froome & Contador put 3 mins into Bardet in 2 stages while here Nibali is just able to beat him. Lot of work to do yet.
What a nonsense!
 
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IndianCyclist said:
In Andulacia 2015, Froome & Contador put 3 mins into Bardet in 2 stages while here Nibali is just able to beat him. Lot of work to do yet.
too primitive comparison. who knows, probably bardet is as twice as strong today that he was a year ago.
 
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IndianCyclist said:
In Andulacia 2015, Froome & Contador put 3 mins into Bardet in 2 stages while here Nibali is just able to beat him. Lot of work to do yet.
Is Nibali allowed to put in one good performance without being compared to Froome & Contador?

And don't say this wasn't a good performance lol
 
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Nibali was pretty good in the uphill sprint earlier in Oman (i.e. second to EBH, beating GVA) and I saw that on the Green Mountain he also beat Bardet in a punch near the finish. Maybe he is training a bit more on his punch, for one day races, because of Rio? Would be nice to see lo Squalowell prepared for one day races in LBL. :)

(Hopefully it will be horrible weather in LBL ;))
 
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LBL 2012 which Nibali almost win was one of hardest and if I remember correctly, that was last year where Côte de la Roche aux Faucons was included and it was quite close to finish so that was one of ideal years for win like that, since then race was never so interested and last 1 km always decided
anyway Nibali performance in Oman was quite nice for me, he seemed to be without any problem, and he went off the saddle very rarely
 
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bassano said:
LBL 2012 which Nibali almost win was one of hardest and if I remember correctly, that was last year where Côte de la Roche aux Faucons was included and it was quite close to finish so that was one of ideal years for win like that, since then race was never so interested and last 1 km always decided
anyway Nibali performance in Oman was quite nice for me, he seemed to be without any problem, and he went off the saddle very rarely
Cote de Roche aux Faucons was excluded only in 2013, in last two years Cote was ridden and was at the same distance from the finish like in 2012. You don't remember correctly...
 
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Mr.White said:
bassano said:
LBL 2012 which Nibali almost win was one of hardest and if I remember correctly, that was last year where Côte de la Roche aux Faucons was included and it was quite close to finish so that was one of ideal years for win like that, since then race was never so interested and last 1 km always decided
anyway Nibali performance in Oman was quite nice for me, he seemed to be without any problem, and he went off the saddle very rarely
Cote de Roche aux Faucons was excluded only in 2013, in last two years Cote was ridden and was at the same distance from the finish like in 2012. You don't remember correctly...
OK,
fair enough it was Nibali shape that was problem anyway but hopefully this year will be better and someone will want to make a hard race too
 

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