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Old 07-03-14, 08:04 AM   #1
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"Fake It 'Til You Make It" - TREK FACTORY RACING

Oh, sorry....I guess that's "Time to Go & Take It."

So what's with the TDF team of heros of yesteryear (in Yankee pinstripes no less): Matthew Busche, USA; Fabian Cancellara, SUI; Markel Irizar, ESP; Gregory Rast, SUI; Andy Schleck, LUX; Frank Schleck, LUX; Danny van Poppel, NED; Jens Voigt, GER; Haimar Zubeldia, ESP

I guess for some of these riders Time is running out, it is Time to Go.

I'm intrigued; is this team really expected to shake things up or is this just rolling out brand names for the fans?
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Old 07-03-14, 04:22 PM   #2
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I predict a serious house cleaning for the team next year.
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In spite of some notable old guys, they actually have a wealth of really good young riders. In fact they will have both the oldest (42) and youngest (20) rider in the tour this year.
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Ummm, the oldest guy is leading stage 1...
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Go Jens!

He was the third in claiming first climb, and other two pretty much conceded sprint to him, so it made sense to go into solo breakaway when he really warmed up in order not to share. The crowd at second climb was epic!
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Ummm, the oldest guy is leading stage 1...
And now king of the mountains. Another "old" Trek guy came within a 100 meters of taking the win. Time might have run out already for the Schlecks, but I think Jens could go for another year or two (if he wanted to), and I'm guessing Fabian will be just fine.
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This was an awesome stage for those guys.
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This was an awesome stage for those guys. I didn't know they had Spartacus until today.
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Old 07-05-14, 04:26 PM   #9
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This was an awesome stage for those guys. I didn't know they had Spartacus until today.
he's been on Trek in whatever form for the last 3 years.
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Old 07-05-14, 04:30 PM   #10
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In spite of some notable old guys, they actually have a wealth of really good young riders. In fact they will have both the oldest (42) and youngest (20) rider in the tour this year.
wealth ? there is only 3 guys under 30 on the Tdf team.. and other other 2 are in their late 20's...
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Old 07-05-14, 06:02 PM   #11
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wealth ? there is only 3 guys under 30 on the Tdf team.. and other other 2 are in their late 20's...
A dozen riders 25 or under, only three over 35, sorted by age...

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[TD]Danny van Poppel[/TD]
[TD]20[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Calvin Watson[/TD]
[TD]20[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Bob Jungels[/TD]
[TD]21[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Jasper Stuyven[/TD]
[TD]21[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Eugenio Alafaci[/TD]
[TD]23[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Fabio Felline[/TD]
[TD]23[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]FaĦbio Silvestre[/TD]
[TD]23[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Giacomo Nizzolo[/TD]
[TD]24[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]JuliaĦn Arredondo[/TD]
[TD]25[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Jesse Sergent[/TD]
[TD]25[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Boy van Poppel[/TD]
[TD]25[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Riccardo Zoidl[/TD]
[TD]25[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Robert KisĦerlovski[/TD]
[TD]27[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Matthew Busche[/TD]
[TD]28[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Andy Schleck[/TD]
[TD]28[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Kristof Vandewalle[/TD]
[TD]28[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Laurent Didier[/TD]
[TD]29[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Fumiyuki Beppu[/TD]
[TD]30[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Fabian Cancellara[/TD]
[TD]32[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Hayden Roulston[/TD]
[TD]32[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Markel Irizar[/TD]
[TD]33[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Yaroslav Popovych[/TD]
[TD]33[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Gregory Rast[/TD]
[TD]33[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Frank Schleck[/TD]
[TD]33[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Stijn Devolder[/TD]
[TD]34[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Haimar Zubeldia[/TD]
[TD]36[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Danilo Hondo[/TD]
[TD]39[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Jens Voigt[/TD]
[TD]42[/TD]
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And now king of the mountains. Another "old" Trek guy came within a 100 meters of taking the win. Time might have run out already for the Schlecks, but I think Jens could go for another year or two (if he wanted to), and I'm guessing Fabian will be just fine.
Asked why he keeps racing, Jens replied, "I have 6 kids and a wife."
With his current form, it's hard for me to imagine him sitting at home watching the races on TV next year.

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A dozen riders 25 or under, only three over 35, sorted by age...

[TABLE]
[TR]
[TD]Danny van Poppel[/TD]
[TD]20[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Calvin Watson[/TD]
[TD]20[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Bob Jungels[/TD]
[TD]21[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Jasper Stuyven[/TD]
[TD]21[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Eugenio Alafaci[/TD]
[TD]23[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Fabio Felline[/TD]
[TD]23[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]FaĦbio Silvestre[/TD]
[TD]23[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Giacomo Nizzolo[/TD]
[TD]24[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]JuliaĦn Arredondo[/TD]
[TD]25[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Jesse Sergent[/TD]
[TD]25[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Boy van Poppel[/TD]
[TD]25[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Riccardo Zoidl[/TD]
[TD]25[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Robert KisĦerlovski[/TD]
[TD]27[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Matthew Busche[/TD]
[TD]28[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Andy Schleck[/TD]
[TD]28[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Kristof Vandewalle[/TD]
[TD]28[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Laurent Didier[/TD]
[TD]29[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Fumiyuki Beppu[/TD]
[TD]30[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Fabian Cancellara[/TD]
[TD]32[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Hayden Roulston[/TD]
[TD]32[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Markel Irizar[/TD]
[TD]33[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Yaroslav Popovych[/TD]
[TD]33[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Gregory Rast[/TD]
[TD]33[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Frank Schleck[/TD]
[TD]33[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Stijn Devolder[/TD]
[TD]34[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Haimar Zubeldia[/TD]
[TD]36[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Danilo Hondo[/TD]
[TD]39[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Jens Voigt[/TD]
[TD]42[/TD]
[/TR]
[/TABLE]
tdf team? Since this is the subject? Yes?

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Old 07-07-14, 05:06 AM   #14
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tdf team? Since this is the subject? Yes?
I have no idea why the Schlecks are there.
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I have no idea why the Schlecks are there.
Comic relief?
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I have no idea why the Schlecks are there.
Both lost over a minute today, on a flat stage. The only explanation I can think of is that they want to be far enough behind on GC come the Alps that they'll be allowed away in some breakaways.
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Both lost over a minute today, on a flat stage. The only explanation I can think of is that they want to be far enough behind on GC come the Alps that they'll be allowed away in some breakaways.
Andy crashed, again. I don't think the Schlecks' problems are physical. Trek didn't them any favors by not sitting them out. A dose of reality and then having them do the Vuelta (with a lot less pressure) might have been exactly what they need.
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