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Re: The Academy of Cycling
« Reply #180 on: December 07, 2016, 11:35 »
I know they don't really have any other climbers other than Lemus now (currently anyway), but the bolded bit does seem very errrrr bold. It's going to be tough to make that transition to races against bigger and better names and the increase in distance.

If he's a long term signing then saying he's #1 just seems like unneeded pressure.
When I saw the announcement, I was like "José Manuel who?!", but having looked at his (mostly non-UCI) results, he does seem to be quite good indeed.

It is a bold statement, yes; but I would hope that something like that would have been discussed with the rider himself, getting him on board before making announcements of this nature.
It could still be that he overestimates himself, of course - but that's another issue.
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