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SF




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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TRO Saracen wrote:
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TRO Saracen wrote:
Can't see him breaking into the top 5 in Kona TBH, but will continue to pick up wins on the circuit and should continue to place 10-15 in Kona.


I'm interest to hear your justification as to why he couldn't place top 5?


Fair question. His bike is decent, but not enough of a weapon put him at the real sharp end of the race at T2 in Kona.

At IM SA Hoffman and Frommhold put 6 minutes into him on the bike after similar swim times, then ran low 2:40's. Only one race of course, but I can't recall other races where he hung with the real top bikers.

With the depth in Kona I just think that puts him too far back to run into the top 5, unless he has Lange like run in him.

Love to be proved well and truly wrong.....


I think that's fair enough. My interpretation of it is that he doesn't go with those guys so he can put down a strong run. Could be totally wrong but would be epic to see him go full gas.
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just checked McNamee's 2 Kona results and remarkably consistent:

52/4:45/2:49
48/4:45/2:49

Both swims were main front pack, so 2015 was a slower swim overall.

In 2016 the top 7 all rode sub 4:30, except Lange who rode 4:37 but then ran 2:39.
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SF wrote:
My interpretation of it is that he doesn't go with those guys so he can put down a strong run. Could be totally wrong but would be epic to see him go full gas.


Full gas on the bike? He'd probably still finish where he does or worse, because as you say, he's saving his legs for the run. I have to agree with TRO; his best results have come at events with weaker fields rather than P4000 races. Still a very good pro though!
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
SF wrote:
My interpretation of it is that he doesn't go with those guys so he can put down a strong run. Could be totally wrong but would be epic to see him go full gas.


Full gas on the bike? He'd probably still finish where he does or worse, because as you say, he's saving his legs for the run. I have to agree with TRO; his best results have come at events with weaker fields rather than P4000 races. Still a very good pro though!


I don't necessarily disagree, I just think there's more to come.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anybody any idea why he left Team BMC? His or their choice?
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