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Well names are good but always nice to know the reasons. What are peoples feeling on age, can sprinters break thru younger than other types of riders?
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Well names are good but always nice to know the reasons. What are peoples feeling on age, can sprinters break thru younger than other types of riders?
Definitely. Classics riders take a bit more time because they have to handle longer distances.
Also many who were pure sprinters at younger ages become more classic riders once their speed decreases and they are able to handle the length.
eg- Hushovd, Freire .
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Definitely. Classics riders take a bit more time because they have to handle longer distances.
Also many who were pure sprinters at younger ages become more classic riders once their speed decreases and they are able to handle the length.
eg- Hushovd, Freire .
Or tt riders like Hushovd and Kittel becoming sprinters.l
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Default Marko Kump

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Marko Kump. In terms of new riders on the World Tour or Pro Conti scene, I think Kump and Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (already mentioned) are two super interesting guys to watch.

Kump was previously on Geox - but didn't race a ton.
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned Marko Kump. In terms of new riders on the World Tour or Pro Conti scene, I think Kump and Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (already mentioned) are two super interesting guys to watch.

Kump was previously on Geox - but didn't race a ton.
can Kump sprint a bit?
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Or tt riders like Hushovd and Kittel becoming sprinters.l
Indeed ! Both podiumed at the u 23 worlds. (Hush won it actually I think.)

Maybe we should watch out for Kittel in PR in a few years time!
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned Marko Kump. In terms of new riders on the World Tour or Pro Conti scene, I think Kump and Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (already mentioned) are two super interesting guys to watch.

Kump was previously on Geox - but didn't race a ton.
Kump is 24 and well known.

Won the u 23 Ronde and has VG Classic potential. Is a fast finisher.
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How about Caleb Ewan? I know he's not on a protour team yet, but he seems like a big up and coming sprinting talent.
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Kump is 24 and well known.

Won the u 23 Ronde and has VG Classic potential. Is a fast finisher.
He's not been brought up yet. I agree with you 100%. He's pretty well known - which is why I found it odd he wasn't mentioned?

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riders under 25, who have yet to win a Protour Stage or Overall and will ride the Pro Tour this season.
I will add another name: Hugo Houle - AG2R. Good time-trialist, 23 yrs old. 4th at U23 WC road race last yr.
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Houle has something about him but fear it could be a while before he gets his big break and gets that win that sticks out

Kump really had a set back with goex think it might take him this season to find his feet.

Looking forward to Carlos Betancur now hes with ag2r he will have a choice of stage racing he impressive me in trentino last season
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