Does Evans actually have form?
Last Post 05/14/2013 01:52 PM by Joe Rockbottom. 21 Replies.
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CERV

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05/10/2013 12:27 PM
What do you think? He's racing at the front pretty well this week. Do you think he's going to hang in there?
geosurf

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05/10/2013 12:32 PM
I always thought it was better going into a GT a little off peak condition.
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79pmooney

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05/10/2013 12:38 PM
He may not have form, but if the main contenders don't watch it, they will be looking at the back of Evans' jersey. He's not a favorite of mine, but he is doing all that a serious GC contender does.

Ben
Keith Richards

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05/10/2013 12:46 PM
He knows how to race for gc extremely well. With Wiggins on the ropes, I would expect him to come out swinging from here on out.
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Oldfart

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05/10/2013 12:48 PM
Wiggins is not looking sharp is he. You get stuck behind a crash once, maybe bad luck. Twice? Hmmm, then he goes down and you strat to wonder if he's not quite up to it. Tomorrow will be interesting.
Cosmic Kid

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05/10/2013 01:09 PM
Evans was not present on Stage 3 when Ryder was attacking. All the GC guys were with Ryder and Evans was MIA. Not a good sign. Since then, he has been more attentive, but I wouldn't count on him being a factor for the overall.


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Orange Crush

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05/10/2013 04:09 PM
Today Evans was on, as in bringing itv in the end. I think he's here to play
longslowdistance

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05/10/2013 06:36 PM
OK, place your bets here. Odds for win, place or show. I'll give 3:1 only for show.
79pmooney

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05/10/2013 06:47 PM
The thing Evans cannot do is match Nibali's acceleration on a mountain climb. I expect Nibali to put real time into Evans at least once come the last week. But Evans doing nothing stupid and being there the rest of the time? Wouldn't surprise me at all. Anyone who makes a mistake or has a bad day will finish behind him.

Cosmic, Ryder has been on fire. Evans starting a GC a little off his best? Maybe not dumb. So he lost a few seconds on Stage 3. THere are still two weeks.

Ben
lochness

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05/10/2013 10:13 PM
Well, tomorrow's the TT, so we'll find out who brought their A game!
jmdirt

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05/11/2013 05:17 PM
I'd say yes after today's TT.
Ride On

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05/11/2013 05:53 PM
He will come unhitched on the first real mountain stage. He has grit but he still isn't firing on all cylinders
madvax

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05/11/2013 10:54 PM
Evans definitely looks like he is back and ready for business. Good article here on Velonation that discusses this topic at: http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/1...talia.aspx
Entheo

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05/11/2013 11:04 PM
Posted By Ride On on 05/11/2013 05:53 PM
He will come unhitched on the first real mountain stage. He has grit but he still isn't firing on all cylinders


maybe not the first mtn stage, but i agree he'll come unhitched.
79pmooney

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05/12/2013 01:56 AM
I don't know if he will come "unhitched" which to me means blowing up but I think there will be an acceleration he will not be able to match and he will lose real time at least once in the final week.

Ben
laurentja

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05/13/2013 10:54 PM
If he does hang in there, I hope he doesn't wear pink until the final day, because from what I could see BMC was not there with him on the climbs which would leave him isolated and vulnerable to attack. I like Cadel. He can be a little whiny and edgy with the media, but hell, stress and fatigue can do that to ya.
Ride On

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05/14/2013 06:15 AM
Today should be interesting to see how he does.

I expect attacks from lots of guys near the finish. Should be a thin group crossing the line
lochness

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05/14/2013 11:21 AM
And the answer is, yes, Evans has form. It might be a close Giro, after all!
CERV

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05/14/2013 11:22 AM
Evans looks good. If anything he came in lacking and is riding into form. I have a feeling he'll be stronger by week 3.
Yo Mike

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05/14/2013 11:23 AM
Evans seem to have form. Nibali certainly does. Uran does. Does Wiggins?
Hoshie

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05/14/2013 01:40 PM
Well, his form appears pretty darn good so far. We'll see how he holds up. Would be cool to see him on the podium for sure.

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C2K_Rider

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05/14/2013 01:52 PM
He has the best position - thought to be out of form so not much pressure. Can take advantage of whatever happens if he feels good and just train into shape as he gets a ride from the peloton. He may surprise people at the end!


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