quintana wants to shine ?

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by roadrash, 11 Aug 2019.

  1. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    Quintana says he wants a team where he can shine, where he feels the full support of the team, the yellow jersey is still his goal..

    ..https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/...am-can-shine-yellow-jersey-still-dream-434286

    has he got what it takes with the right team , I don't know, he does occasionally show flashes of his abilities , like in the tour de france this year but hes a bloody frustrating rider to watch,its as though he has idea without being told , I think he lacks instinct,
    what do you think, could he do it with the right support
     
  2. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    He's an odd one ... I don't know whether he just has a lot of bad days, or if he is just too cautious?

    I think his win in the Tour de France this year was partly motivated by anger at a perceived lack of respect/support from the team. I can't remember which stage it was, but there was one where Landa (I think?) was overtaking him and they didn't even acknowledge each other as he passed.
     
  3. OP
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    roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    I remember commenting on that at the time , I expected one to start working for the other but they didn't even look at each other , Movistar tactics (if they have any) are certainly unfathomable :wacko:

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  4. He is a professional nightmare for any Ds.... Taking a bottle off a spectator because he is to stubborn to take his own nutrition when offered by his team car
    movistar will be glad to get rid of him I'm sure.

    At 30yrs old is he to old to change his own attitude and become a team player instead of a sole rider within a team.
     
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  5. gavroche

    gavroche Getting old but not past it

    Location:
    North Wales
    I think Quantana is only a stage winner now. He hasn't the stamina to last 3 weeks or the mental ability to be a good team leader. He will never win the TdF.
     
  6. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    I have some sympathy for him.
    Movistar have completely farked up their own chances in GTs over the last few years with unfathomable tactics, joint leaders with no pecking order, no in-ride nous and Valverde being untouchable and riding for himself whatever the situation.
    I think Quintana would have done better at a team with a DS who wasn't an idiot and a supportive culture. Whether he'll find that at Arkea is debatable.
     
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  7. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Veteran

    Depends who he's got with him I guess.Cant really see him with any GT wins to be honest.Stages at best,there's too much competition coming up when it seems he's going down.Feel a bit mean,but Movistar have been shite for him.
    At least he'll have that team player Barguill to work for him....
     
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