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Re: 2017 Worlds Championships startlist

12 Sep 2017 08:37

ciranda wrote:Danish selection
Valgren, Cort, Kragh Andersen S, Juul-Jensen, Pedersen, Mørkøv

Mørkøv instead of Breschel is retarded. I think Anders Lund's closeness to Breschel must have influenced this choice. But obviously you can't talk about favoritism with someone who has finished second, third, fourth and seventh. Or maybe Matti said he is not in shape Idk. Disappointing anyway and I would not take Magnus Cort either.

TT Norman Hansen and Toft Madsen so I guess Pedersen and Juul-Jensen said no.

So basically 3 free riders and 3 domestiques. I don't like the Mørkøv selection either, he simply doesn't climb well enough to be in the mix. I would have taken a 70% Fuglsang over him as well and Breschel would almost always be a a better choice, we need people in the finale.
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12 Sep 2017 08:43

The hill is too hard for both Mørkøv and Cort (massively overrated in hilly terrain). I miss Breschel in that selection aswell.
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12 Sep 2017 10:27

Has anyone found USA selection? The recent article on cyclingnews main page tells that Howes is in the team but Craddock is not. But I have not seen the whole selection.
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12 Sep 2017 10:37

Anderis wrote:Has anyone found USA selection? The recent article on cyclingnews main page tells that Howes is in the team but Craddock is not. But I have not seen the whole selection.


It's Bookwalter, Nathan Brown, Howes, Reijnen, Rosskopf and Van Garderen.
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12 Sep 2017 10:40

What happened to US cycling anyway... lack of stars there.

Well, at least their future looks kinda ok
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12 Sep 2017 10:46

Ricco' wrote:It's Bookwalter, Nathan Brown, Howes, Reijnen, Rosskopf and Van Garderen.

Thanks.

Well, USA have a problem for years. Their promising riders don't develop as well as one could hope. Several years ago they didn't look bad for the future with Phinney, Van Garderen, Talansky, Dombrowski and Craddock but none of them is nowadays at the level one could hope for considering their showings at younger age.

Similarly, Scandinavian riders often look very well in Tour de l'Avenir but rarely become stars in the pro ranks. Well, maybe that's because riders from those rich countries just reach their peak earlier due to better training facilities at young age, but that doesn't make their ultimate potential better. I have no idea.
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Re: 2017 Worlds Championships startlist

12 Sep 2017 11:42

Great Britain

TT: Froome Cummings

Road Race: Doull Blythe Christian Kennaugh Dibben Swift Stannard Thwaites Geogheghan Hart

Good to see Froome finishing his season with the TT, he has a small chance but very unlikely to beat Dumoulin.

That road race squad is terrible though. All the big names missing - Froome Thomas Yates x 2 Cavendish Dowsett Rowe Cummings
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12 Sep 2017 13:00

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:What happened to US cycling anyway... lack of stars there.

Well, at least their future looks kinda ok

The Texan destroyed it.

The mindset of the American is different to the European and the South American.
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12 Sep 2017 13:06

Escarabajo wrote:
Dekker_Tifosi wrote:What happened to US cycling anyway... lack of stars there.

Well, at least their future looks kinda ok

The Texan destroyed it.

The mindset of the American is different to the European and the South American.

How is it different?
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12 Sep 2017 13:38

Bardamu wrote:
Escarabajo wrote:
Dekker_Tifosi wrote:What happened to US cycling anyway... lack of stars there.

Well, at least their future looks kinda ok

The Texan destroyed it.

The mindset of the American is different to the European and the South American.

How is it different?

Probably against cheating.

We are much tolerant to cheating and cheaters. We cheat and expect to be cheated. Probably with exception of Scandinavian countries.
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Re: 2017 Worlds Championships startlist

12 Sep 2017 13:46

b.broadhurst wrote:Great Britain

TT: Froome Cummings

Road Race: Doull Blythe Christian Kennaugh Dibben Swift Stannard Thwaites Geogheghan Hart

Good to see Froome finishing his season with the TT, he has a small chance but very unlikely to beat Dumoulin.

That road race squad is terrible though. All the big names missing - Froome Thomas Yates x 2 Cavendish Dowsett Rowe Cummings


Oh please, Ben Swift's finally gonna do it.
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12 Sep 2017 13:47

Bardamu wrote:
Escarabajo wrote:
Dekker_Tifosi wrote:What happened to US cycling anyway... lack of stars there.

Well, at least their future looks kinda ok

The Texan destroyed it.

The mindset of the American is different to the European and the South American.

How is it different?

Off topic.

Just talking with people here where I live. I have been surprised TBH. Again off topic.
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Re: 2017 Worlds Championships startlist

12 Sep 2017 13:54

b.broadhurst wrote:Great Britain

TT: Froome Cummings

Road Race: Doull Blythe Christian Kennaugh Dibben Swift Stannard Thwaites Geogheghan Hart

Good to see Froome finishing his season with the TT, he has a small chance but very unlikely to beat Dumoulin.

That road race squad is terrible though. All the big names missing - Froome Thomas Yates x 2 Cavendish Dowsett Rowe Cummings


It's not a strong team, but only Thomas and Rowe would improve it. The other 6 riders would add experience but are not suited to the course. This is an issue for GB on this type of course. They have plenty of guys who can do a decent domestique job, but lack genuine contenders.
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12 Sep 2017 14:45

Rowe wouldn't improve it very much given that his leg is broken, but he would have been if that wasn't the case
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12 Sep 2017 14:50

Nibali definitely out. He's got a broken rib.
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Re: 2017 Worlds Championships startlist

12 Sep 2017 15:36

Quickstep TTT: Bauer, De Plus, Gilbert, Jungels, Lampaert, Terpstra and Vermote (De Plus is the reserve for now).
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12 Sep 2017 16:40

Do Sky have a chance in the TTT?

Froome, Thomas, Kiryienka, Kwiatkowski, Moscon plus 1 from below I guess.

Kennaugh, Poels, Puccini or Stannard
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13 Sep 2017 00:24

Slovenia:

Mezgec, Roglič (also TT), Mohorič, Tratnik (also TT), Pibernik, Polanc.

Obvious Pibernik win is obvious.
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13 Sep 2017 02:19

b.broadhurst wrote:Do Sky have a chance in the TTT?

Froome, Thomas, Kiryienka, Kwiatkowski, Moscon plus 1 from below I guess.

Kennaugh, Poels, Puccini or Stannard


Yes.

I also think Katusha have a great chance, I would love for Kristoff to ride it to open his legs up for the RR.

My prediction:
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13 Sep 2017 10:44

b.broadhurst wrote:Do Sky have a chance in the TTT?

Froome, Thomas, Kiryienka, Kwiatkowski, Moscon plus 1 from below I guess.

Kennaugh, Poels, Puccini or Stannard


Confirmed today.

The 5 big guns as expected plus Doull which is a slight surprise but he did a very good time trial in the Tour of Britain and is a former pursuiter.
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