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Flop of the Year 2013

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edited October 2013 in Pro race
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  • The Giro?
  • Yellow PerilYellow Peril Posts: 4,466
    I might be being a bit harsh but I thought Bouhanni might have had a bigger impact this year.

    Also Schlecks anyone?
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,635
    Everyone in BMC...

    Not sure if the Schlecks were ever erect enough to flop... as t'were
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,519
    Phil Gilbert.
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  • SKY week one of the Tour.
    The Green edge bus driver.
    Wiggins Giro and Tour double
  • Yellow PerilYellow Peril Posts: 4,466
    RichN95 wrote:
    Phil Gilbert.


    Pip personified BMC's woeful season. That was an expensive year for them with little to show for it.
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  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,983
    Gilbert
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  • SKY week one of the Tour.
    The Green edge bus driver.
    Wiggins Giro and Tour double
  • Wiggins
  • At least Wiggins retrieved something from his season with 3 wins, 2 TTT wins and a Worlds silver medal.

    Something that can't be said for another of last years GT winners, Hesjedal.

    For me, Gilbert and Hesjedal.
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784

    Pip personified BMC's woeful season. That was an expensive year for them with little to show for it.

    They won twice as many races as Astana. And only 5 less than Sky.

    If you want to go for a pure numbers game
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • iainf72 wrote:

    Pip personified BMC's woeful season. That was an expensive year for them with little to show for it.

    They won twice as many races as Astana. And only 5 less than Sky.

    If you want to go for a pure numbers game


    That they did.
    It's just because their wins were nearly all below WT level (some well below) that folks don't realise
    that they stood on so many podiums.

    Andy Schleck for me. Two years in the mending and still more abandons than finishes.
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  • phreakphreak Posts: 2,241
    Wiggins, Schleck, JTL, Gilbert, Hushovd could all be in for a shout. Even Boonen had a year to forget, whilst Henao didn't push on in the GTs.
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    Eurosport. Unforgivably poor commentary given the abundance of insight available.

    Mr Harmon had his best ever season. Hope he recovers and returns.
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  • andypandyp Posts: 8,398
    phreak wrote:
    Wiggins, Schleck, JTL, Gilbert, Hushovd could all be in for a shout. Even Boonen had a year to forget, whilst Henao didn't push on in the GTs.

    Hushovd? He won 9 times, which is a decent return.
  • Yellow PerilYellow Peril Posts: 4,466
    iainf72 wrote:

    Pip personified BMC's woeful season. That was an expensive year for them with little to show for it.

    They won twice as many races as Astana. And only 5 less than Sky.

    If you want to go for a pure numbers game


    That they did.
    It's just because their wins were nearly all below WT level (some well below) that folks don't realise
    that they stood on so many podiums.

    Andy Schleck for me. Two years in the mending and still more abandons than finishes.


    I admit I didn't know they'd won so many races but I think they fell well short of their aspirations
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  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,983
    Harmon should stay away. He got found out and has to deal with it.
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  • calvjonescalvjones Posts: 3,850
    Bit harsh on Pip. He was at least visible and near winning most of the season.
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,519
    calvjones wrote:
    Bit harsh on Pip. He was at least visible and near winning most of the season.
    He earns over 3m a year. He won a stage of the Vuelta.
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  • Yellow PerilYellow Peril Posts: 4,466
    calvjones wrote:
    Bit harsh on Pip. He was at least visible and near winning most of the season.

    Unfortunately that season a couple of years back set the expectation bar higher than near wins for Pip and I'm sure his remuneration reflected that. He's in the Boonen/Cancellara league not the Boasson Hagen/Thomas league
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  • hatonehatone Posts: 228
    Edvald B-H no question.

    Had a few chances to win but failed. Even got beaten by an outright climber in a sprint finish (step forward Bauke Mollema). Inexcusable.
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    napoleond wrote:
    Harmon should stay away. He got found out and has to deal with it.

    Have I missed something here ? What was found out ?
  • ThomThomThomThom Posts: 3,574
    Good old Alberto has been a bit rubbish hasn't he..
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Did Contador win anything all year? Has to be a biggest flop all year.

    Skys so called 'classics' team was poor, only really the Stannard doing them any pride.

    I was disappointed in Heano and Uran as well.

    Thomas De Gendt
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,983
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  • Yellow PerilYellow Peril Posts: 4,466
    Oh and let's not forget Matt Goss of course.
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  • ThomThom wrote:
    Good old Alberto has been a bit rubbish hasn't he..


    In terms to top riders who couldnt wait to see the back of this season, he'd got to rank up there
  • symosymo Posts: 1,743
    Contador - for the over hyped vegan comeback
    +++++++++++++++++++++
    we are the proud, the few, Descendents.

    Panama - finally putting a nail in the economic theory of the trickle down effect.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 11,972
    Oh and let's not forget Matt Goss of course.

    Good shout. I'm sure his form declined when Harley was added to his name.

    My podium, in order, would be Wiggins, Gilbert, A Schleck.
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