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Miguel Martinez(13 posts)

Miguel Martinezmickey-mac
Sep 24, 2001 3:01 PM
I just read that Mapei signed Miguel Martinez to a three-year road contract. A few months ago, we had a flame war that touched on the relative strengths of roadies and mtbers, and several people express hope that Miguel might switch to the road at some point. I wouldn't be surprised to see him follow in his father's tire tracks and take the polka-dot jersey at the Tour. I hope he will do that and add some life to a Euro-pro scene that seems in need of personality. Is anyone else excited about this?

mike mcmahon
re: Miguel Martinezpeloton
Sep 24, 2001 4:08 PM
I think it's great that he will be on the road next year. Little Mig can climb with the best of them, just like his dad Mariano. I also think he is a huge improvement for Mapei over Michelle Bartoli who they sent packing in the same press release.
re: Miguel MartinezSpox
Sep 24, 2001 9:29 PM
It looks like Cadel Evans might do that same turn too in near future. Man, these two guys can be a real killers, when that pack hits the mountains...
re: Miguel MartinezPeter E
Sep 25, 2001 3:31 AM
Cadel Evans has raced several road-races before what i understand. He do a lot of training on roadbike and of course race for Saeco.
Don't really know if i can agree that Miguel would ad some personality, but he shure could be a great climber.
Sep 25, 2001 4:11 AM
is already pro for Saeco and has won three pro road races this year including a hill climb TT where he beat Lance and many other great climbers. Not many guys can do road and MTN with that much success in both. Of course Lance had just won the Tour so I'll cut him some slack.
he is a great climbercyclopathic
Sep 25, 2001 5:57 AM
too bad @100lbs he won't be a contender for Tour yellow jersey
Hes not known for his personality, but he can climb.Bas Vanderwahl
Sep 25, 2001 7:17 AM
I just wonder if he can countersteer in the corners! :)
not known for his personality?bn
Sep 25, 2001 9:42 AM
I had the opportunity to see him on several occasions recently, interacting with fans, fellow competitors, sponsor and team representatives, and race officials, and this is not the impression I got. Where do you get your info?
not known for his personality?mickey-mac
Sep 25, 2001 9:53 AM
I was wondering the same thing. I've never seen him in person, but he always seemed pretty animated and enthusiastic when I saw him racing on TV. You've got to love a guy who crushes the competition with a big, happy grin on his face. Now that he's won everything he can on the mtb, it's time for a new challenge.
not known for his personality?peloton
Sep 25, 2001 11:51 AM
I saw him a few years ago at a race, and he struck me as being painfully shy. It looks like he has gotten a little more comfortable with the spotlight over the past couple of years. He actually looks pretty animated on TV now.
Martinez is the Trollman???? nmMB1
Sep 25, 2001 12:51 PM
Thioderek is the Trollman.... nmnm
Sep 25, 2001 12:55 PM
Martinez is Thiodorek? (nm)mickey-mac
Sep 25, 2001 1:01 PM