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Wouter Poels Discussion Thread

May 19, 2011
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He suffered a horrible crash in the Tour, and tried to keep riding with broken kidney and lung.

Will he rise up again to be a future GC contender?
 
Nov 26, 2012
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Vino attacks everyone said:
are every half decent climber getting their own thread? :p
this guy put real effort today.

he managed to pull back uran. so yeah. he deserves a thread.

also, remember that he has been stellar this season. his inclusion has added positively to OPQS. so why not a thread for him.


At least now i have a thread to say, what a TT by Poels.

and what a ride in today's stage. he was clearly strong today.
 
Aug 16, 2011
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murali said:
this guy put real effort today.

he managed to pull back uran. so yeah. he deserves a thread.

also, remember that he has been stellar this season. his inclusion has added positively to OPQS. so why not a thread for him.


At least now i have a thread to say, what a TT by Poels.

and what a ride in today's stage. he was clearly strong today.
Even more so for coming back to such a good level after his crash a few years ago.

Glad to see him doing so well. :)
 
May 19, 2011
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Vino attacks everyone said:
are every half decent climber getting their own thread? :p
Lol, there is a little science behind it. If he tried to keep riding with broken lung and kidney, that means his pain tolerance is unusually high. Being a GC rider is all about how much more pain you can suffer compared with other people.:eek:
 
Apr 22, 2012
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murali said:
this guy put real effort today.

he managed to pull back uran. so yeah. he deserves a thread.

also, remember that he has been stellar this season. his inclusion has added positively to OPQS. so why not a thread for him.


At least now i have a thread to say, what a TT by Poels.

and what a ride in today's stage. he was clearly strong today.
I find it hard to believe what is called stellar these days.

Anyway he's riding very well and it's hard not to like him.
 
It's funny so many people think his official name is Wouter.

In no way, shape or form is his name Wouter. It's Wout Poels. That's his birthname, real name, registered name, calling name, whatever.
Yet, so many stupid organisations, like RCS, suddenly make it Wouter on the official registration form of a race.

So once and for all. His name is Wout Poels.
 
Jan 1, 2014
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Poels is one of my favourites since 2011 Vuelta. If that injuries would've not been a problem for him he would've had his thread a long time ago. However his move to a strong team like Omega seems the right decision. Next year he should be their leader in a big tour!(or maybe he will lead in this year Vuelta if Rigo is not in form)
 
Jan 1, 2014
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
It's funny so many people think his official name is Wouter.

In no way, shape or form is his name Wouter. It's Wout Poels. That's his birthname, real name, registered name, calling name, whatever.
Yet, so many stupid organisations, like RCS, suddenly make it Wouter on the official registration form of a race.

So once and for all. His name is Wout Poels.
The Eurosport commentators here in Romania always call him Wouter Poels. At one point I thought I'm the one who makes a confusion.
 
May 17, 2014
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ItalianGigolo said:
The Eurosport commentators here in Romania always call him Wouter Poels. At one point I thought I'm the one who makes a confusion.
Yeah, Romanian commentators also said that Oscar Gatto is a very good climber and Puccio is a pure sprinter...:eek:
 
Jan 1, 2014
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PirazziAttacksVino said:
Yeah, Romanian commentators also said that Oscar Gatto is a very good climber and Puccio is a pure sprinter...:eek:
Yaeh, they do some big mistakes some times but they are pretty entertaining to listen compared to romanian commentators from other sports...
 
May 17, 2014
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ItalianGigolo said:
Yaeh, they do some big mistakes some times but they are pretty entertaining to listen compared to romanian commentators from other sports...
Agree. They're really funny. Which is a good thing because I hate Sean Kelly's bland style of commentating.
 
Sep 21, 2009
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Vino attacks everyone said:
are every half decent climber getting their own thread? :p
He must be more than a half decent climber to be second at Angliru ahead of Wiggo and his Dawg. And unlike Andy Schleck, he's delivering after his crash. I know, I know... you can't fill pages of posts telling jokes about Poels :D
 
But actually I think he's better suited to the role of super domestique then as leader.
The few times they actually do put him as leader, he falters. And he has always had inexplicable bad days in GT's all around. Even before the fall.

Still hope he can pick up a stage win though, that would be cool, even if difficult with working for Uran and all
 
Aug 16, 2013
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Really strong ride, and it's really good he rides in service of someone else. As a GC contender, he's got to many bad days and he's too fragile. But riding for Uran will make him stronger, and perhaps give him the more confidence and power to fullfill wat many think he can do: perform in hilly one day races.
 
Sep 8, 2009
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i'm happy that he came back after one of the worst crashes and injuries i remember. one of the strongest today
 

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