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10 Jul 2018 19:52

Mayomaniac wrote:
DNP-Old wrote:Giro Valle d'Aosta starts today, doesn't have the best of startlists. Race has become pretty dull with the return of Giro U23. Zalf for instance isn't starting because they don't want to burn their riders, but at least Colpack is here with Bagioli, after he had to miss out on the Giro due to school commitments.

Isn't Zalf still blacklisted because of the teamcar that helped Andreetta to win the final MTT in 2014?
He got DQed and since then there's no love lost between the race organizers and Zalf.

Zalf, like last year, decided not to participate because they don't want to burn their riders.
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10 Jul 2018 20:01

DNP-Old wrote:
Mayomaniac wrote:
DNP-Old wrote:Giro Valle d'Aosta starts today, doesn't have the best of startlists. Race has become pretty dull with the return of Giro U23. Zalf for instance isn't starting because they don't want to burn their riders, but at least Colpack is here with Bagioli, after he had to miss out on the Giro due to school commitments.

Isn't Zalf still blacklisted because of the teamcar that helped Andreetta to win the final MTT in 2014?
He got DQed and since then there's no love lost between the race organizers and Zalf.

Zalf, like last year, decided not to participate because they don't want to burn their riders.

That makes sense, Zalf has a rep for being careful and not burning their riders, the guys who ride their first year in the U23 ranks usually only get a pretty limited amount of racing.
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10 Jul 2018 23:08

Has to be noted by the way, that UEC planned the U23 European Championships in the same week as Valle d'Aosta. Great marketing for your own European races. Most riders opting for EC in Czech Republic.
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11 Jul 2018 16:15

Result uphill prologue Giro Valle d'Aosta. Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen wins ahead of Stefan de Bod and Mark Donovan
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17 Jul 2018 15:34

Colombia's team for l'Avenir:
Ivan Sosa (Androni Sidermec)
Cristian Camilo Muñoz (Coldeportes Zenú Sello Rojo)
Daniel Muñoz (EPM Scott)
Alejandro Osorio (Avinal GW El Carmen de Viboral)
Harold Tejada (EPM Scott)
Javier Ignacio Montoya (Trevigiani Phonix)
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17 Jul 2018 17:04

DNP-Old wrote:Colombia's team for l'Avenir:
Ivan Sosa (Androni Sidermec)
Cristian Camilo Muñoz (Coldeportes Zenú Sello Rojo)
Daniel Muñoz (EPM Scott)
Alejandro Osorio (Avinal GW El Carmen de Viboral)
Harold Tejada (EPM Scott)
Javier Ignacio Montoya (Trevigiani Phonix)


Very strong team, missing Rubio Reyes and Nico Saenz, I wonder if that was to include more beef so they don't ship boatloads of time in the TTT?
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17 Jul 2018 19:56

LaFlorecita wrote:Result uphill prologue Giro Valle d'Aosta. Jonas Vingegaard Rasmussen wins ahead of Stefan de Bod and Mark Donovan


And the next day Jonas went flying into a wall at 50 km/h.
He's basically fine, gonna start PNDR.
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20 Jul 2018 20:51

From the official Tour de l'Avenir website:

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16 Aug 2018 20:24

Einer Rubio won GP Capodarco today. It used to be a pretty big one day race for U23's in Italy, but now, after killing off Valle d'Aosta, they've done so to this one too, as they planned it the day before l'Avenir. Therefore, there weren't a lot big names in the race. However, Rubio is having a great season and he seems like a perfect fit for Androni, would make sense too.

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17 Aug 2018 06:50

DNP-Old wrote:Einer Rubio won GP Capodarco today. It used to be a pretty big one day race for U23's in Italy, but now, after killing off Valle d'Aosta, they've done so to this one too, as they planned it the day before l'Avenir.


Capodarco is always on the 16th of August. They planned the start of l'Avenir the day after GP Capodarco.
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01 Oct 2018 17:17

Which are going to be the most interesting riders coming from the junior ranks (born in 2000) joining the U23 next year?

Wærenskjold?
Mayrhofer?
Vacek?
Van Wilder?
Skjelmose?
Ghirmay?
Plapp?
Balmer?
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01 Oct 2018 17:35

Logic-is-your-friend wrote:Which are going to be the most interesting riders coming from the junior ranks (born in 2000) joining the U23 next year?

Wærenskjold?
Mayrhofer?
Vacek?
Van Wilder?
Skjelmose?
Ghirmay?
Plapp?
Balmer?

Technically Vacek is going pro, as Axeon is PCT. Of course, we'll see him plenty as Axeon usually rides the Giro and such. There's no doubt he is the best prospect out of those guys. Balmer on the other hand isn't sure yet what he'll do, but it does seem likely he'll continue as a full time road cyclist and he has several offers from French teams. I'd say that he is at least the most intriguing off them all.

As far as results go in year 1, Van Wilder seems like the safest bet at Lotto Soudal U23. With Vanhoucke and Dewulf going pro, they kind of are in need of a new leader so to say.
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01 Oct 2018 17:59

Logic-is-your-friend wrote:Which are going to be the most interesting riders coming from the junior ranks (born in 2000) joining the U23 next year?

Wærenskjold?
Mayrhofer?
Vacek?
Van Wilder?
Skjelmose?
Ghirmay?
Plapp?
Balmer?


Luke Plapp is selected as "potential" for the 2024 Olympics on the track. Probably not much road cycling until then.
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01 Oct 2018 18:03

DNP-Old wrote:
Logic-is-your-friend wrote:Which are going to be the most interesting riders coming from the junior ranks (born in 2000) joining the U23 next year?

Wærenskjold?
Mayrhofer?
Vacek?
Van Wilder?
Skjelmose?
Ghirmay?
Plapp?
Balmer?

Technically Vacek is going pro, as Axeon is PCT. Of course, we'll see him plenty as Axeon usually rides the Giro and such. There's no doubt he is the best prospect out of those guys. Balmer on the other hand isn't sure yet what he'll do, but it does seem likely he'll continue as a full time road cyclist and he has several offers from French teams. I'd say that he is at least the most intriguing off them all.

As far as results go in year 1, Van Wilder seems like the safest bet at Lotto Soudal U23. With Vanhoucke and Dewulf going pro, they kind of are in need of a new leader so to say.

Vacek is still pretty raw when it comes to anything but climbing, so riding for Axeon could actually be a good move, as long as he doesn't stay there for too long.
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01 Oct 2018 18:05

Oh, i didn't know Vacek was going to Axel Merckx. Maybe it's not a bad thing Evenepoel went to QS instead, for Vacek.
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03 Feb 2019 18:24

So the newly formed Groupama-FDJ farm team starts the year in style. They have a really strong roster and will probably dominate the French U23 calender (Chambery being their strongest opponents I suppose).

In their first ever race yesterday they dominated the Boucles de l'Essor with Theo Nonnez winning in front of Jake Stewart. They placed four other riders in the Top 10.

Today at the Circuit de l'Essor they took another win + 2nd. Alexys Brunel wins in front of Kevin Geniets. This time with 3 other riders of theirs in the Top 10.
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03 Feb 2019 19:50

I see that I post something about Balmer being ''likely he'll continue as a full time road cyclist''. Turns out he is suffering from the Van der Poel virus and doesn't give a damn about road cycling. For now at least. His focus will remain on the mountain bike, and he'll only ride a few races with the national team (like Romandia, l'Avenir, World Championships and so on). His main goal right now is the 2024 MTB Olympics.
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03 Feb 2019 20:21

I wouldn't say Van Der Poel isn't given a damn about road cycling. He's just... pretty good at the whole cross-business, so it makes sense that's where his main focus lies.
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05 Feb 2019 11:33

Any news on where Ghirmay is going to ride this year? Surely some Conti level development team will sign him?
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