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    Egan Bernal!

    What a natural talent that guy has! For his age, to finish a close second in Romandie is exceptional. He wasn't afraid to keep attacking to try and drop Roglic which was great to see.
    I think he may be the best natural climber that Sky have on their books, be interesting to see what happens if he rides the Tour and Froome starts to flag mentally and physically. He could be their most viable plan B!

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    He was in second place to Valverde at the Tour of Catalunya, until his crash in the final stage.
    Exciting rider hopefully he will continue with this form.

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    Yeah I watched that. He kept pushing against Valverde who was struggling to follow on some of his attacks. Good going at 21!

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    Yep, I didn't know who he was until TOC, definitely one to watch.
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    Has he got Asthma as well ??????

    but - yes he seems exciting to watch racing. They have got some good talent in Sky now. Shame about Thomas cracking on the TT.
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    I can't help thinking that Sky have mucked up Thomas' best years by getting him to focus on Grands Tours.

    He should have been left to focus on classics and then acted as a super-domestique in the Grands Tours.

    Thomas, Stannard, Rowe, Moscon, Kwiatkowski and Poels would have made some classics team.

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    I llke Geraint Thomas but am starting to get the feeling he may be a busted nut as far as 3 week tours go. I think I would Poels above him over 3 weeks and then possibly Bernal although 3 weeks of GT'ing might be too much for a 21 year old, we'll see.
    Sky have the talent for sure but with it comes some tricky decisions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Tungate View Post
    I llke Geraint Thomas but am starting to get the feeling he may be a busted nut as far as 3 week tours go. I think I would Poels above him over 3 weeks and then possibly Bernal although 3 weeks of GT'ing might be too much for a 21 year old, we'll see.
    Sky have the talent for sure but with it comes some tricky decisions.

    Yep, G's great, but I don't think he's quite got it for a 3 weeker. Classics and 1 week or less tours are his game really.

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    dickmarl knows his spuds. Quite agree

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