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

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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

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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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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SF wrote:
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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.


Told you so
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought he might do ok, never expected this
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good effort
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Told you so

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SF wrote:
SF wrote:
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.


Told you so


Probably a flash in the pan, like the guy last year Wink

I seem to remember only a page ago, saying both he & Skipper had loads of time to improve. Joe seems to have hit a plateau; not sure if that's because he doesn't have the finances to train in the better weather or not. He needs to buddy-up with Sanders at swim squad and get the indoor training complex sorted if he stays in the UK Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pleased to be very wrong on DM, what a great performance!

I think Skipper has over-raced this year: Texas, Roth, Almere, Barcelona full distance (although Texas was DNF), plus a few 70.3's.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Pleased to be very wrong on DM, what a great performance!

I think Skipper has over-raced this year: Texas, Roth, Almere, Barcelona full distance (although Texas was DNF), plus a few 70.3's.


I think part of that was trying to recover from a lot of bad races with mechanicals, injury etc. Almost clutching at straws.

Be good to see him get a decent run of form and luck and see where he goes from there. Unfortunately his finances and sponsor opps aren't going to increase without a decent win somewhere to deliver on the promise.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joe does occasionally still lurk here; as an admin I saw him on here last week Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SF wrote:
Told you so


Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Watched live on Red Bull TV (and IM website’s time tracker). Was very impressive. He was flying out of T2, making very good use of a running buddy like Lange! They went from 14/15 to 6/7 in about 10k before DM dropped off Lange’s pace.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
He needs to buddy-up with Sanders at swim squad and get the indoor training complex sorted if he stays in the UK Smile


Point 2 is already sorted: https://www.instagram.com/p/BZv38g2FopR/
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