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Re: The Academy of Cycling
« Reply #420 on: November 17, 2018, 19:00 »
As for #2, that's true no doubt if he's talking about Quintana or Porte, but there are cheaper alternatives that could do well in .HC and .1 races.
And, if we're honest, they also can't afford sprinters who can do well (i.e., win) in WT races. You may get lucky once in a while, especially if you have a dozen sprinters, but Minali, Van Asbroeck, Räim, or Ávila aren't the same calibre as Gaviria, Viviani, Kittel, or Cavendish.

In my opinion, signing this many sprinters is a conscious choice - not one dictated by budget constraints.
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