Oscar Pereiro : In Praise of...........

Discussion in 'Professional Cycling' started by limerickman, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2004
    Messages:
    16,130
    Likes Received:
    115
    Apart from the main GC suspects (LA/Basso/JU), the rider who has impressed me most this year has been Oscar Pereiro.

    I like a guy who's prepared to give it a go and I think OP has got plenty of guts and grit.

    OP finished 10th on GC in the 2004 TDF and although he's also 10th on GC this year, his riding I think has been better.
    He challenged in the mountain stages and finished well placed in each stage.
    Today he finished 15th (I think) in the ITT.

    For me he has been the rider of the TDF :
     
    Tags:


  2. 2zanzibar

    2zanzibar New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2004
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'll second that

    I think he's up for the tour's overall aggressive rider prize, which you'd have pinned on Vino's back at the start of the TdF, but Pereiro seemed to have been in every break when I turned my TV on...Class
     
  3. steve26

    steve26 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2005
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes he was impressive. Next year is going to be fun to watch Basson, Ullrich, cunego, valverde.
     
  4. Dead Star

    Dead Star New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2004
    Messages:
    793
    Likes Received:
    0
    Basson? wasn't he the guy who pissed Armstrong off in 1999 and who was forced to leave the tour by him? :p
     
  5. rule62

    rule62 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2004
    Messages:
    622
    Likes Received:
    0
    All that and still couldn't finish ahead of Landis.
     
  6. JRMDC

    JRMDC New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2005
    Messages:
    731
    Likes Received:
    0
    The 13:45 entry in the cyclingnews live coverage says the award is his.
     
  7. tcklyde

    tcklyde New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2003
    Messages:
    1,437
    Likes Received:
    0
    Agreed. He was splendid to watch and brought lots of attacks.

    Hincapie was wonderful. And Mancebo seems to have found a little more strength. And as I've said before, I think Lovkvist rode a fine Tour for 21 years of age. Valverde proved he can climb like a beast.
     
  8. Dead Star

    Dead Star New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2004
    Messages:
    793
    Likes Received:
    0
    :eek: :eek: you've noticed Lövkvist??? :eek: :eek:

    GOOD MAN!! :D :cool:
     
Loading...
Loading...