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23 Sep 2018 14:52

Vroome.exe wrote:Looking at QS squad, always had them as favorites. Can't understand how they were only 4th in betting websites.


Because of the younger guys I think and the climb
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23 Sep 2018 14:52

Hotsteppers....

A fitting goodbye to Terpstra in the Quick Step colors.
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23 Sep 2018 14:54

Red Rick wrote:4th title for QS

Terpstra was part of all winning teams

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Re: World Championships Innsbruck 2018

23 Sep 2018 15:00

Im really going to miss this. Such a beautiful discipline it deserve better, but it just doesnt fit in stage races unfortunately.
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23 Sep 2018 15:03

Good race.
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23 Sep 2018 15:06

Kwibus wrote:Im really going to miss this. Such a beautiful discipline it deserve better, but it just doesnt fit in stage races unfortunately.

I really wish they were making TTT's with national teams. I think the way it is now, this just doesn't fit into a world championship
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23 Sep 2018 15:10

Kwibus wrote:Im really going to miss this. Such a beautiful discipline it deserve better, but it just doesnt fit in stage races unfortunately.

Agree, I'm going to miss TTT event at the WC.
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23 Sep 2018 15:12

Better just make it for national teams. Would be more interesting IMO.

Was a nice race altho I only caught the last 10 teams or so. I love long ITT/TTTs.
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23 Sep 2018 15:22

It's too bad the reputation of cycling is in such ruins, TTT would be an excellent discipline for the Olympics too.
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23 Sep 2018 15:24

National teams would make it more attractive to media, but it would be such a mess with equipment and practice and all that junk.
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23 Sep 2018 15:28

Red Rick wrote:National teams would make it more attractive to media, but it would be such a mess with equipment and practice and all that junk.

Agreed. All that aside tho, I would prefer that, but Im aware of its implications...

I think Asgreen would do better than Kragh and Toft Madsen on wednesday, but I understand why those two were preferred.
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23 Sep 2018 15:30

I haven't seen anything here but accorcing to NOS and Sporza there wil be 'relay' race next year. First part is a 3 man TTT for men followed by a 3 woman TT.
I don't know if it's just an idea or a serious plan.
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23 Sep 2018 15:33

eric_vv wrote:I haven't seen anything here but accorcing to NOS and Sporza there wil be 'relay' race next year. First part is a 3 man TTT for men followed by a 3 woman TT.
I don't know if it's just an idea or a serious plan.


I don't really like this. I'm not a fan of mixing men and women races together be it any sport.
I guess they don't want a 6 (or even 4) man / woman TTT because only the biggest countries can field 4-6 strong TTers but still... it would be better. It's the same situation for every team sport anyway.
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23 Sep 2018 15:35

Pretty sure the TTT will be back next year as National TTT. That's was the last thing I read about it.
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23 Sep 2018 15:37

I don't like it much either. I can understand small teams but make it 2 sperate events. Unless it's a really short distance the Dutch would be runaway winners. The men can compete with any team and the woman, just imagine a team of van der Breggen, van Vleuten and Van Dijk.
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23 Sep 2018 15:52

eric_vv wrote:I don't like it much either. I can understand small teams but make it 2 sperate events. Unless it's a really short distance the Dutch would be runaway winners. The men can compete with any team and the woman, just imagine a team of van der Breggen, van Vleuten and Van Dijk.


Yeah, the Dutch women would crush it... and wouldn't really matter that the men squad was first or 10th.
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23 Sep 2018 15:56

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23 Sep 2018 15:57

eric_vv wrote:I haven't seen anything here but accorcing to NOS and Sporza there wil be 'relay' race next year. First part is a 3 man TTT for men followed by a 3 woman TT.
I don't know if it's just an idea or a serious plan.

This would make sense. I assume one of the problems for national TTT's is that you would need 6 TT bikes per nation and as I think the national TT's aren't ridden with the bikes the riders usually use but bikes specifically for the event, affording 6 TT bikes might be a problem for smaller nations. However every team has two TT bikes anyway for the ITT, so this format wouldn't cause as big of a financial problem.
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23 Sep 2018 16:01

kiszol wrote:
eric_vv wrote:I haven't seen anything here but accorcing to NOS and Sporza there wil be 'relay' race next year. First part is a 3 man TTT for men followed by a 3 woman TT.
I don't know if it's just an idea or a serious plan.


I don't really like this. I'm not a fan of mixing men and women races together be it any sport.
I guess they don't want a 6 (or even 4) man / woman TTT because only the biggest countries can field 4-6 strong TTers but still... it would be better. It's the same situation for every team sport anyway.

It would be really weird.

Really stupid to create gimmicks for the World Championships
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