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05 May 2017 11:55

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What a talent.
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05 May 2017 18:58

How about Robert Stannard of Mitchelton Scott - Wins stage 3 of Rhones Alpes Isere at 18 years of age - Impressive effort.
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06 May 2017 09:26

Quite a few smaller races on at present.

First up, Vuelta a Madrid: I was looking at the parcours and the startlist and thinking this could be a good race for Carapaz to show what he can do. I suspect that he will get to do the Vuelta - he's not as young as many first year pros because of how he's been brought in. The team almost never take on stagiares so they have definitely seen something in him. Castilla y León should be good too, as we can see how he reacts with a real MTF as they're finishing at La Camperona. However, I hadn't banked on Balarcón... still, that's a small group from whom the GC is almost certain to be settled, as the two remaining stages are - hilly with a flat run-in in which I don't think it too likely any of that 9 will be dropped or that a group that gets away can get sufficient time to threaten them, and - a sub-100km circuit race.

Santo Domingo has the Pan-American Championships, in which the 22yo Chilean José Luís Rodríguez, who was a stagiare for Trek last year and was top 10 in the Valle d'Aosta last year so can clearly also climb, took the gold medal, ahead of former Quick Stepper Rodrigo Contreras and veteran Guatemalan Manuel Rodas.

There's also the former Szlakiem Grodów Piastkowskich, now renamed CCC Tour-Grody Piastowskie, which links a series of castles and fortified towns in southwestern Poland, where Filippo Fortin has won stage 1 in a sprint, and the Five Rings of Moscow, returning to the calendar, but without the bigger name teams from a few years ago, and where Russian U23s have locked out the prologue podium.
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06 May 2017 12:17

Barbero wins stage 2 in Madrid, in front of the young and hugely talented ladz Oscar Sevilla and Raul Alarcon.

Spanish cycling :lol:
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06 May 2017 12:18

Interesting to see Sevilla racing in Europe again at Asturias and mow Madrid. Other than a one-off appearance at the 2015 Spanish national championships, these are his first races in Europe since 2009 (if his CQ results are complete).

He ia about the right age for a Horner-esque run at the Vuelta.
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06 May 2017 13:23

Even before the recent downturn over the last few years, the post-Ardennes Spanish races had some pretty shoddy and/or suspect fields whereas those before them had some strong fields as prep races. For many years the GC of the Vuelta a Asturias was a byword for dubiousness.
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06 May 2017 13:26

Alarcon is really flying, huh...
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06 May 2017 13:31

Anyways, great to see the young Postobon-riders. Their jersey are also top-notch, after Euskaltel is no more and the Movistar-jersey has gotten pretty mediocre lately, they easily have the best jersey around! And Carapaz is a real gem, isn't he, will be interesting to see as you noted LF if he will be selected for the Vuelta. Quintana will leave a space open... I don't think he will for some reason tho.
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07 May 2017 11:30

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07 May 2017 11:40

Trofimov has done a thing.
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07 May 2017 13:16

Jashaaaa!
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07 May 2017 15:25

Two things:
1)Why hasn't Trofimov raced for Caja Rural nd suddenly competes in a minor race on home soil?
2) Why on earth is GP Lugano HC? That must be the easiest points available? Good on Filosi to finally get a result though.
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07 May 2017 15:36

I don't know for sure but I read (maybe here) a month or two ago that Trofimov had visa issues, which would tally with him riding in Russia.
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07 May 2017 15:47

Lugano was in February until today. Then it had a decent field comparable to Laigueglia
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17 May 2017 23:39

Tour of Norway stage 1:

EBH
Van Der Sande
Gerrans
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18 May 2017 16:55

And Dylan Groenewegen wins stage 2 of the Tour of Norway - Tomorrow is a GC stage - It's a wide open race.
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20 May 2017 15:58

Jonathan Hivert (Direct Énergie) wins the first stage of Vuelta a Castilla y Leon at the Alto de la Camperona.
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20 May 2017 16:03

Second stage. And WTF even if that's a ****** 2.1 race in Spain.
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20 May 2017 16:31

Tour of Norway stage 3:

Weening
Armee
Gerrans

Stage 4:

Groenewegen
EBH
Jensen (August)

Weening leads GC
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20 May 2017 17:07

Seems to be between Weening, Gerrans and EBH for GC - Stage 5 should create gaps.
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