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Injuries like his are very hard - almost impossible to come back from - Joseba Beloki is a perfect example of that as history has shown but in a way I dont think he did himself any favours by saying he was going to win a 5th Tour this year as a goal. New team, support staff, support riders and coming back from injury to name a few. Around April you know where you are in terms of form, by Dauphine / Suisse you are 100% aware of where you are form wise into the Tour. 

Progression he has made is incredible from barely being able to walk at the TDF presentation after his crash, will he get back to 2016/17 form which was his peak. Time will tell but that's alot of progression post injury and age to win the Tour when you see the level now being smashed out daily. 

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I reckon his 2021 goals were just media stunts to get people talking about him and ISN.

He knows and they know where is is. What we are told and what the real plan is are probably 2 very different beasts. It would be cool to see him go to Spain as a domestique and then try to gain some 2022 TDF form.

I miss the running man, but tbh the sport has some awesome characters currently and the racing is FIERCE. So in a way I miss him in a nostalgic kind of way, as I definitely don't miss the 'old' style of racing Sky/Ineos used for years.

With their 'new' aggressive stage winning, attacking racing as well as the current crop of contenders across the board having little to no regard for the yesteryear playbook, racing is way more exciting and spicy. 

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So did ISN sign him for his projected future performances, like Grand Tour wins, or for being Chris Froome, the name and the champion that he is and the media and public attention he will bring to the team?

 

I wish his agent was still on The Hub.

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44 minutes ago, Jewbacca said:

I reckon his 2021 goals were just media stunts to get people talking about him and ISN.

He knows and they know where is is. What we are told and what the real plan is are probably 2 very different beasts. It would be cool to see him go to Spain as a domestique and then try to gain some 2022 TDF form.

I miss the running man, but tbh the sport has some awesome characters currently and the racing is FIERCE. So in a way I miss him in a nostalgic kind of way, as I definitely don't miss the 'old' style of racing Sky/Ineos used for years.

With their 'new' aggressive stage winning, attacking racing as well as the current crop of contenders across the board having little to no regard for the yesteryear playbook, racing is way more exciting and spicy. 

Fully agree

Going to new team, that is trying to elevate their profile at WT level... It will sound silly to say that he was only there to be the road captain...  

I love the racing the past 2 seasons.  Apart from the MvdP, WvA and TP impact, the courage the "minions" (aka the breakaway) shows is inspirational. Their winning rate even more so. 

Success breeds success.  Love it!!! 

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5 minutes ago, TNT1 said:

Impey/Dowsett/Griepel/Woods and go stage hunting.

Does Greipel get a lead out duo?

With 8 it's a fine balance. I think they absolutely have to go there for some stage wins. Their roster is pretty thin tbh.

Rick Zabel, Sep VanMarke and Matthias Brandle about the only other 3 'names'

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Just now, Jewbacca said:

Does Greipel get a lead out duo?

 

I wouldn't.

Let him Robbie McEwan his way on his own, or get into a break where he's the fastest in a 2 or 3 up sprint.

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