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Viviani has had a strange season ?

specialgueststarspecialgueststar Posts: 3,333
edited August 2017 in Pro race
Seems very WT lite. Yet winning when does race - with not much support most times. Class - but not supported

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  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Not that strange ? They've focused on GC in the big tours so they won't pick sprinters.
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,045
    He is a second tier sprinter. He wins against other second tier sprinters like Kristoff or weaker opposition. Regardless of support, doesn't really look to have it against Cavendish, Kittel etc.
    PTP Champion 2019
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,358
    m.r.m. wrote:
    He is a second tier sprinter. He wins against other second tier sprinters like Kristoff or weaker opposition. Regardless of support, doesn't really look to have it against Cavendish, Kittel etc.

    He has a 43% win rate in head to heads with Kittel. Only Cavendish can beat that.
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,045
    So would you classify him as a tier 1 sprinter?

    Problem with such statistics is, that Kittel isn't very consistent when the parcours isn't totally flat. He does tend to fade whenever there are lumps prior to the sprint finish. One would need to check each of those races individually. Greipel also has won the national championships a couple of times over Kittel, despite Kittel utterly dominating him in the Tour.
    So, while Viviani may certainly have good numbers against Kittel, I would personally never sign him over riders like Gaviria, Cavendish, Kittel or even Sagan (who isn't a pure sprinter). To me he is only one of the best of the rest.
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  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,986
    Sounds like Viviani has a heart issue. Been pulled from camp to go for medical tests...
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