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What a Weird Season

Written by Stroopwafel at 12:14 15/5-2015

  All topforms amount to absolutely nothing, Harold Kint being the latest to get zip out of a well planned period (accompanied though by Jégou in Helsinki). The only victory this season was a breakaway in a classic. And we've never been this high up the rankings. All this is happening while training four exotics at the same time, with speed priority being given to nice sprinter Arumugam Kamaluddin for now. Weirdest thing, it doesn't even feel that weird. Looking forward to Germany Tour!


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Stroopwafel at 13:54 15/5-2015
  Oh I have used TF to great effect, I love planning it way ahead, but combined with off days it just fizzles. And that has happened a lot this season.

Super Velo at 13:42 15/5-2015
  I never bother with top form. It's hard going half of the season with no captain... So I agree TF is worth very little if you don't have several captains that can keep the points coming in.

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