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Re: AG2R news
« Reply #61 on: March 06, 2015, 09:37 »
Classics plus Tour would be a much more suitable plan for Betancur but I can totally see why the team doesn't trust him with that plan - especially the part of the plan where he would rest between the classics and the Tour. He has a bad track record when it comes to resting.

It seems so late to not know Spring racing goals and could be tough to have any proper form peak.
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    Re: AG2R news
    « Reply #62 on: March 06, 2015, 09:51 »
    yes, with his newborn son, I can understand that he prefers to be back home sooner than later, but there's definitely a big risk of losing focus again.
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    Re: AG2R news
    « Reply #63 on: March 06, 2015, 10:07 »
    What he wants is to look good before the transfer season kicks off. Because there is no way he stays with #ag2r after this year.
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    Re: AG2R news
    « Reply #64 on: March 06, 2015, 10:25 »
    He has a bad track record when it comes to resting.
    I profoundly disagree - he has a phenomenal track record when it comes to resting! :lol
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    Re: AG2R news
    « Reply #66 on: July 14, 2015, 23:42 »
    Betancur will start for the Colombian National Team in this week's Vuelta Marco Fidel Suárez

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    Re: AG2R news
    « Reply #67 on: July 15, 2015, 07:05 »
    Betancur will start for the Colombian National Team in this week's Vuelta Marco Fidel Suárez
    Well, at least he's racing again.
    But I think his time at #ag2r is coming to an end.
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    Re: AG2R news
    « Reply #68 on: July 15, 2015, 08:39 »
    I saw him on the provisional start list for the Pan-Am Games too.

    Hopefully we'll see him at San Sebastian and Burgos too before the Veulta.
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    Re: AG2R news
    « Reply #69 on: July 15, 2015, 10:15 »
    Well, at least he's racing again.
    But I think his time at #ag2r is coming to an end.

    #ag2r would be crazy to keep investing in him. At best he has been suspiciously erratic and at worst totally unprofessional. Rujano 2.0.
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    Re: AG2R news
    « Reply #70 on: July 25, 2015, 11:29 »
    Just looking at the results from the Vuelta Marco Fidel Suárez, Bananito doesn't appear anywhere in them and also it seems like he didn't turn up for the Pan American games either despite being expected.
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    Re: AG2R news
    « Reply #71 on: July 25, 2015, 11:45 »
    yeah, looks like he didn't start - he just seems to be too busy at the moment

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    « Reply #72 on: July 25, 2015, 12:00 »
    Just looking at the results from the Vuelta Marco Fidel Suárez, Bananito doesn't appear anywhere in them and also it seems like he didn't turn up for the Pan American games either despite being expected.
    Thanks for editing that, I was a bit confused why you were talking about la Vuelta and why you called Fat Cat "Marco Fidel Suárez Bananito" :P
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    Re: AG2R news
    « Reply #73 on: August 10, 2015, 18:41 »
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    Re: AG2R news
    « Reply #74 on: August 10, 2015, 18:52 »
    he is in Italy at least, together with the family. So there's some hope

    https://instagram.com/p/6HvL4Klf8H/

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    if he will come back in shape until the end of the season is a different story I guess...

    edit: the little one has a "Handsome like Daddy" t-shirt by the way :D
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    Re: AG2R news
    « Reply #75 on: August 11, 2015, 11:52 »
    he is in Italy at least, together with the family. So there's some hope

    https://instagram.com/p/6HvL4Klf8H/

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    if he will come back in shape until the end of the season is a different story I guess...

    edit: the little one has a "Handsome like Daddy" t-shirt by the way :D

    I don't care when he comes back, quite frankly, just so long as he doesn't come back in a #ag2r jersey.
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    Re: AG2R news
    « Reply #76 on: August 11, 2015, 11:55 »
    I don't care when he comes back, quite frankly, just so long as he doesn't come back in a #ag2r jersey.

    what burn the witch how dare you talk badly about the Fat one  :D

    It does bring an interesting point up though Where does Carlos go?
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    Re: AG2R news
    « Reply #77 on: August 11, 2015, 11:59 »
    what burn the witch how dare you talk badly about the Fat one  :D

    It does bring an interesting point up though Where does Carlos go?

    Any big Euro team has to realise that hiring this unprofessional waster means taking a significant risk. #ag2r desperately needed a rider like him two seasons ago whereas now that team's outlook is very different.

    His standout P-N performance, in which Slagter's bad luck played as much of a role as his own riding, now seems like a long time ago. Until July 2014, Betancur could argue that he was needed. Now his pile of bargaining chips is getting light.

    Since that P-N he has mostly hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons and there are plenty of talents prepared to work harder and more reliably than he has.
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    Re: AG2R news
    « Reply #78 on: August 11, 2015, 12:03 »
    Now his pile of bargaining chips is getting light.

    Did he eat all the chips, L'arri?
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    Re: AG2R news
    « Reply #79 on: August 11, 2015, 12:36 »
    the thing is that he looked okay physically all year, and his family even moved to Italy with him as far as I know. Maybe it really is a different problem - either motivation, or health wise. That tweet mentioning "angina" (it also means problems with the heart in French, I guess?!) last week was deleted quickly though.
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    Re: AG2R news
    « Reply #81 on: February 10, 2016, 09:10 »
    quite a good article (in French) about Hugo Houle, his plans for 2016, and what it's like to live together with Antoine Duchesne

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    Re: AG2R news
    « Reply #83 on: November 23, 2016, 22:31 »
    Well, it seems to be going kinda slow at the AG2R camp, wonder if they'll catch up to speed in time for 2017 season. :D

    https://twitter.com/sondreholstenge/status/801202136843423745

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    Re: AG2R news
    « Reply #84 on: November 24, 2016, 09:28 »
    Well, it seems to be going kinda slow at the AG2R camp, wonder if they'll catch up to speed in time for 2017 season. :D

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    « Reply #88 on: April 19, 2017, 12:56 »
    I missed those interviews with Sebastien Turgot over the winter. He didn't have many good things to say about his former team...

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    Sébastien, after nine years with the pros, you will not leave next season. How did your adventure end?

    Very bad. To tell the truth, it really did not finish well with the team Ag2r La Mondiale. I feel like I was taken for a :censored, I like the eleven riders who were at the end of the contract. I was not renewed despite all the sacrifices made for the team and good returns I had. The current situation has led to the shutdown of several teams and put more riders on the market. And for Vincent Lavenu it was not difficult to find new candidates. I ran three years with Ag2r La Mondiale but today I think I made a mistake by signing in this team. I did the job for the others when some advised me to run more for my face. Everyone does it, but me it is not in my mentality. And I was not rewarded for that.

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    With Ag2r La Mondiale, we started on the classics with four leaders. In this context it was impossible to make a result. Already the big leaders do not always arrive with an entire team at their service and the means put around them ... We did not have appropriate equipment. The classics were disputed on the same bikes as the climbers, with unsuitable casings. The settings were not good. I even developed a tendonitis in 2015.

    [...]

    Clearly, we have never benefited from the means that are those set up for climbers. The Ag2r La Mondiale team is climbers, climbers, climbers. The rest we do not care. We were not lodged in the same way. Romain Bardet, who has everything he wants as a leader, could leave when he wanted to train in Sierra Nevada with two or three riders, two masseurs, a mechanic, a coach, a sports director ... We, When we wanted to go on a stage to prepare the classics, we had to pay out of our pocket.

    [...]

    After the sacrifices made for the team, not being kept was hard to cash. I then went through a bad period during which I no longer touched the bike. Added to this was an unexpected check in the summer that I missed at my home. I renovated my attic, the bell did not work, and I did not hear knocking. The UCI personally advised me of this first no-show but by honesty I preferred to alert the team. I had exchanges by mail because from then on nobody answered me by phone. And in retaliation I was forbidden to run until further notice. They were not correct, they disgusted me with the bike. And then after weeks without any further contact, I was reminded one day in October that I would run Paris-Bourges and Paris-Tours.

    I went there, yes, even though I had almost done a meter of bike since July. There, I had dealings with Calimeros. Suddenly the guys came to see me, took news, all were afraid that I would flip a lead or put them on the face - it was seen in this team. I raced Paris-Bourges and Paris-Tours until the refueling, which was already a great performance given my level and the speed of the peloton.

    http://www.velo101.com/pros/article/interview-de-sebastien-turgot--15945

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    Your season was not that bad?

    No ! Afterwards, we had little problems with my former boss, he was not very frank with his runners. But hey, it's like that, it's the world of sport. It is more a universe of sharks than bisounours.

    How does the story end?

    Very bad. I do not like people who are not honest and have no respect for the riders.

    Have you kept in touch with your former teammates?

    No. It was over, it was just co-workers, it was not friends. I completely turned the page, I bike for my pleasure as before with people I love and I appreciate and not with people who do not care about my mouth.

    Have you not regretted leaving Europcar (Direct Energie since 2016)?

    Sincerely, yes! I wanted to go back, I recalled at the end of the season. I really wanted to stop my career but I thought that if I wanted to find a team, it was Direct Energie. Just realize two years and finish my career in a team that I appreciate. Afterwards, things happened, I did not understand their recruitment. There is a runner like Bryan Coquard who needs someone to take him to the sprint, which I know to do but they preferred to take Jonathan Hivert. I do not find the interest. Luckily they have friends in the bike. Unfortunately, the bike is like that, the results do not count too much, everything runs through the circle of friends.


    https://actuteamsport.com/2017/02/13/sebastien-turgot-je-suis-loin-detre-arrive-chez-les-amateurs-pour-faire-mon-champion/
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