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Old 09-01-11, 07:22 AM
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Is it just me or is this guy an animal? I feel like every grand tour, he is at the front of the pack in the mountains busting his tail for someone. hell of a climber, workhorse extraordinaire, somewhat of an unsung hero?
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Old 09-01-11, 02:56 PM
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Yeah, he's a monster. I saw some power chart recently of when he was pulling on the Tourmalet or something at the 2010 TdF for Contador... He averaged 6.1 w/kg or something, then still hammered pretty good once his work was done.

His riding style is also the most easily identifiable in the peloton cause of the side-to-side rocking thing. He looks like a friggin' animatronic robot.

I'd put him in the camp with Fuglsang, Janez Brakovich, and a few other domestiques who could win some serious races if they weren't working for someone else all the time.
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Old 09-01-11, 07:04 PM
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I agree, he's very good. always makes an appearance in the mountains.
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Old 09-02-11, 06:01 AM
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i have really come to like seeing his head bobbing at the front of the pack! I would love to see him get some wins.
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Old 09-03-11, 02:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Farby View Post
i have really come to like seeing his head bobbing at the front of the pack! I would love to see him get some wins.
You're unlikely to see that anytime soon, at least not in the big events. The occasional stage win, perhaps, on a mountaintop finish, but unless he's away on his own he's not going to win, because he couldn't sprint out of sight on a dark night. Excellent climbing domestique, though, I agree. And I think he's the only prominent cyclist I can remember who never, ever, closes his mouth while riding. LOL
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Old 09-08-11, 02:33 PM
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His style allows commentators to pick him out immediately, even from helicopter shots
He's kind of a muppet on the bike, but heck whatever works
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Originally Posted by chasm54 View Post
You're unlikely to see that anytime soon, at least not in the big events. The occasional stage win, perhaps, on a mountaintop finish, but unless he's away on his own he's not going to win, because he couldn't sprint out of sight on a dark night. Excellent climbing domestique, though, I agree. And I think he's the only prominent cyclist I can remember who never, ever, closes his mouth while riding. LOL
He won Stage 8 of the Giro last year.
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