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Old 08-09-11, 11:29 AM   #1
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Thor officially to BMC

http://www.bmc-racing.com/us-en/team...cing-team.html

Will we still see Gilbert move to BMC?
I fear we will have too many chiefs not enough indians on this team.
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Old 08-09-11, 01:56 PM   #2
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I think it makes more sense to have lots of classics guys than lots of GT guys.
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Old 08-10-11, 03:04 AM   #3
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In the Eneco tour yesterday, Gilbert put in a lot of effort to get Taylor Phinney back up to the front in time for the sprint. I think it's safe to say that Gilbert's going to BMC...
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Old 08-10-11, 09:28 AM   #4
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BMC is going to be a very interesting team. They'll be very strong on paper, but we all know how that fails to translate to success on the road sometimes.

Gilbert and Hushovd target different classics, so I don't see that being a problem. Hincapie is too old and Phinney is too young, so they shouldn't have any beef if they're put into supporting roles. The one guy who should be pissed is Van Avermaet. He deserves to ride for himself a little, but I doubt he'll get much of a chance now.

As for Evans, is he going to get 100% support in the TDF again or would both Hushovd and Gilbert ride? Seems like a waste to have both guys supporting Cadel instead of going for stage wins. Either way, I don't see how Cadel could pull off a repeat win even if he does get 100% support. This year was sort of a perfect storm for him.
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As for Evans, is he going to get 100% support in the TDF again or would both Hushovd and Gilbert ride? Seems like a waste to have both guys supporting Cadel instead of going for stage wins. Either way, I don't see how Cadel could pull off a repeat win even if he does get 100% support. This year was sort of a perfect storm for him.
Neither Hushovd nor Gilbert is ever going to win a Tour, and allowing them to go for stage wins won't hurt Evans chances. Bt like you, I don't see a repeat win for Evans. He's getting on, and this year has fulfilled his ambitions. I'd be surprised if he was as good again.
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Its about time that new guys shows up. Maybe a repeat from contador but evans will be there in the podium for sure at least 2 more times in my opinion. But it about time that new guys shows up in the tour.
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