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Old 09-21-11, 05:32
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One of his options would be to spend another year maturing with the Jayco-AIS team. He's only 20y.o. so no hurry. Would allow him to maintain a light programme around track commitments without the pressure of suddenly trying to ride with the big boys. Then slots into GE as a stagiaire after the Olympics prior to joining full-time in 2013.
Would be a mature decision I think.

Riders are seemingly getting snapped up at an earlier age in recent times, meaning teams are pressing (the risk of losing the future great too great to wait etc) for youngsters signatures at an early age.. not sure it is a great thing.

Sagan, Matthews etc pretty young to be jumping in the pro leagues, but whatever.
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Old 09-21-11, 05:37
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Pegasus Team Last Year (former team and new team):

Robbie McEwen ~ (Katusha -> Radioshack)
Serguy Klimov ~ (Katusha -> Elite-2)
Trent Lowe ~ (Garmin -> Retired)
Svein Tuft ~ (Garmin -> SpiderTech)
Robbie Hunter ~ (Garmin -> RadioShack)
Luke Roberts ~ (Milram -> SaxoBank)
Christian Knees ~ (Milram -> Sky)
Thomas Rohregger ~ (Milram -> Leopard)
Bobbie Traksel ~ (Vacansoleil -> Landbouwkrediet)
Jacek Morajko ~ (Mroz -> CCC-Polsat)
Darryl Impey ~ (RadioShack -> MTN, NetApp)
Clinton Avery ~ (RadioShack -> EFC Quick Step CT)
Rohan Dennis ~ (Jayco Skins -> Rabobank CT)
Bernie Sulzberger ~ (Fly V -> Fly V)
Jay Thomson ~ (Fly V -> Bissell)
Aaron Kemps ~ (Fly V -> Fly V)
Darren Lill ~ (Fly V -> Bonitas)
Phil Zajicek ~ (Fly V -> Suspended)
Jonathan Cantwell ~ (Fly V -> Fly V)
Jai Crawford ~ (Fly V -> GiantKenda)
Ben Day ~ (Fly V -> Kenda)
Dominque Cornu ~ (Skil-Shimano -> Topsport Vlaanderen)
Darren Lapthorne ~ (Rapha-Condor -> Drapac)
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Old 09-21-11, 08:41
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One of his options would be to spend another year maturing with the Jayco-AIS team. He's only 20y.o. so no hurry. Would allow him to maintain a light programme around track commitments without the pressure of suddenly trying to ride with the big boys. Then slots into GE as a stagiaire after the Olympics prior to joining full-time in 2013.
This probably would be best. It might be hard to turn down an offer if there is one, or more, just in case there isn't another one, but I think he will not be wanting for a contract in 12 months time.
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Old 09-21-11, 15:38
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Pegasus Team Last Year (former team and new team):

Robbie McEwen ~ (Katusha -> Radioshack)
Serguy Klimov ~ (Katusha -> Elite-2)
Trent Lowe ~ (Garmin -> Retired)
Svein Tuft ~ (Garmin -> SpiderTech)
Robbie Hunter ~ (Garmin -> RadioShack)
Luke Roberts ~ (Milram -> SaxoBank)
Christian Knees ~ (Milram -> Sky)
Thomas Rohregger ~ (Milram -> Leopard)
Bobbie Traksel ~ (Vacansoleil -> Landbouwkrediet)
Jacek Morajko ~ (Mroz -> CCC-Polsat)
Darryl Impey ~ (RadioShack -> MTN, NetApp)
Clinton Avery ~ (RadioShack -> EFC Quick Step CT)
Rohan Dennis ~ (Jayco Skins -> Rabobank CT)
Bernie Sulzberger ~ (Fly V -> Fly V)
Jay Thomson ~ (Fly V -> Bissell)
Aaron Kemps ~ (Fly V -> Fly V)
Darren Lill ~ (Fly V -> Bonitas)
Phil Zajicek ~ (Fly V -> Suspended)
Jonathan Cantwell ~ (Fly V -> Fly V)
Jai Crawford ~ (Fly V -> GiantKenda)
Ben Day ~ (Fly V -> Kenda)
Dominque Cornu ~ (Skil-Shimano -> Topsport Vlaanderen)
Darren Lapthorne ~ (Rapha-Condor -> Drapac)
This really wasn't a great team. Shocked they were even in contention for world tour status. All do they are 2 dimensional Greenedge have a better team than this.
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Old 09-21-11, 15:44
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McEwen is, reportedly, hanging up the bike halfway thru the year to take up an advisory role. This SHOULD open up a vacancy on their books .... potentially for the likes of another Jayco rider (if they had not already signed as a neo).

Looking at the GE ranks, there may need to be some co-ordination with the Australian track team seeing as the likes of Bobridge, Howard, C.Meyer plus the "linked" Durbridge, Hepburn & perhaps Dennis.
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Old 09-21-11, 17:42
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I think you may be forgetting how weak that roster was. Or you're being sarcastic.
Both, actually.
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Daniel Benson just tweeted that GreenEdge will be adding Julian Dean to the superteam. Can they get any stronger?!
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Old 09-22-11, 01:41
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Daniel Benson just tweeted that GreenEdge will be adding Julian Dean to the superteam. Can they get any stronger?!
Expected but very happy none the less. Not sure if you are having a go or not but i am very happy with the team. They will be strong for the one day races, they might even pull off a classic win or two. Now they will be lucky if anyone gets into the top 30 of a GT but what does that matter. I think that they could be a chance to pull of some stage wins at the GT or maybe even the Green Jersey @ TDF.
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Old 09-22-11, 01:56
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Expected but very happy none the less. Not sure if you are having a go or not but i am very happy with the team. They will be strong for the one day races, they might even pull off a classic win or two. Now they will be lucky if anyone gets into the top 30 of a GT but what does that matter. I think that they could be a chance to pull of some stage wins at the GT or maybe even the Green Jersey @ TDF.
Of course it matters that GE is going to almost totally one demensional. With 28 riders a team should be able to have a balanced squad. FDJ for example have a well rounded squad yet they are not PT. GE should have signed more climbing talent. I wish GE well and hope they are successful but sadly they are going to be exposed hugely in mountains. This should not happen in a PT squad.
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Old 09-22-11, 02:13
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Of course it matters that GE is going to almost totally one demensional. With 28 riders a team should be able to have a balanced squad. FDJ for example have a well rounded squad yet they are not PT. GE should have signed more climbing talent. I wish GE well and hope they are successful but sadly they are going to be exposed hugely in mountains. This should not happen in a PT squad.
I see your point but i think its a little bit more complicated than that. Tell me if you were in charge of GE what climber out there would you get to come to GE. A new team from a country who has never had a PT squad (the closest we have ever come was pegasus and we all know how that ended). The y probably dont have the funds of other teams. Im not having a go its a serious question. I would like to know?
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