julian alaphilipe

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by cyberknight, 26 Apr 2019.

  1. cyberknight

    cyberknight As long as I breathe, I attack.

    Land of confusion
    can he morph into the tdf winner the french have been waiting for since 1986?
  2. pawl

    pawl Guru

    I have really enjoyed watching Alaphilippe and his wolf pack.As for the TDF I suppose stranger things have happened.I enjoy the one day races ,no prating around for three weeks.Tour Of The Alps was also all out racing.

    Something to be said for shorter stages
  3. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    He's got to be a dark horse. He'll be in my fantasy team.
  4. nagden

    nagden Active Member

    Normandy, France
    He is certainly a talent And he is not afraid of having a go. Perhaps with a bit of luck he could pull it off.
  5. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    He seems to be more of a day-racer to short tour specialist, more like a new Valverde. Mind you, so was Thomas before last year. I think it depends a lot on the kind of support he would get - like Thomas he would have to be supported by some very strong specialist climbers in the high mountains, and be well protected by some strong lads on the long flat stages.
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  6. huwsparky

    huwsparky Über Member

    He won't win the tour, no chance.
  7. KneesUp

    KneesUp Veteran

    I will depend a lot on the team around him. I'd say it's unlikely.
  8. OP

    cyberknight As long as I breathe, I attack.

    Land of confusion
    Yes I doubt it ATM I was thinking long term with the right team
  9. Lloss

    Lloss Active Member

    A lot depends on the statement made by the new owner of Sky/Inneos
  10. Crackle

    Crackle ..

    Is this some sort of insinuation about Ineos pulling out because the team are all mediocre dopers, as you said in another thread?

    He's one of the most exciting riders in years and a true gent but he'd have to change his style completely to be in GT contention and he'd need a team to support him. All possible but he won't win riding like he does now.
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  11. I've been watching him for a year or 2 :whistle:

    250 to 1...odds boost 325 to 2 on Ladbrokes....

    Not had a fiver on him.... Honestly....

    Leicester were 5000 to 1 and look what happened... And no I didnt back them.. Even though I'm a fan...
  12. Lloss

    Lloss Active Member

    He has a good chance if the dope checkers do there job.
  13. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    a. He doesn't
    b. They do
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  14. OP

    cyberknight As long as I breathe, I attack.

    Land of confusion
    Was my OP prophetic or do we reckon he will crack in the final week?
    simon the viking likes this.
  15. Hope not!... And if he wins I owe you a BIG Drink!
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