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Who will be the last WT team to get a win?

Sky
2
3%
Sunweb
8
11%
UAE
3
4%
Movistar
1
1%
Bahrain-Merida
7
9%
Dimension Data
3
4%
Astana
19
25%
Team EF
28
37%
FDJ
2
3%
Katusha
3
4%
 
Total votes : 76

20 Aug 2018 01:31

Are all 3 going to go the entire season without a win?
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20 Aug 2018 10:16

They've all gone more than 1year without a WT win aswell.
Their last WT victories all came in the 2017 Tour with Uran, Bardet and Hagen winning a stage there.
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22 Aug 2018 10:27

Looking at each teams prospect in Vuelta

EF - a stage win for Uran or Woods is there most likely root.

AG2R - This is difficult to see anything from them, Gallopin of Gougeard possibly in break, but there form has not been that good.

DD - Same as AG2R - perhaps Cummings can find some form and get into the right break,
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22 Aug 2018 18:31

And yet it is Lefevere/Quickstep with 55 wins who cant seem to find sponsorship.
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22 Aug 2018 23:32

Akuryo wrote:And yet it is Lefevere/Quickstep with 55 wins who cant seem to find sponsorship.


Yes, but Quickstep are in the market for sponsors willing to pony up a larger budget than those teams. There are a lot more companies around that might be persuaded to throw a Garmin type budget at a cycling team than there are companies who would even consider spending a Quickstep type budget on the sport.
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23 Aug 2018 05:41

del1962 wrote:Looking at each teams prospect in Vuelta

EF - a stage win for Uran or Woods is there most likely root.

AG2R - This is difficult to see anything from them, Gallopin of Gougeard possibly in break, but there form has not been that good.

DD - Same as AG2R - perhaps Cummings can find some form and get into the right break,

With Cav and Cummings out of form and EBH past his major goals for the season things don’t look good. The only hope for Di Data is O’Connor continuing to step up (if selected) or one of their DS’s taping a spare wheel to the back of a lead moto and hoping Meintjes sees it.
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23 Aug 2018 08:28

42x16ss wrote:
del1962 wrote:Looking at each teams prospect in Vuelta

EF - a stage win for Uran or Woods is there most likely root.

AG2R - This is difficult to see anything from them, Gallopin of Gougeard possibly in break, but there form has not been that good.

DD - Same as AG2R - perhaps Cummings can find some form and get into the right break,

With Cav and Cummings out of form and EBH past his major goals for the season things don’t look good. The only hope for Di Data is O’Connor continuing to step up (if selected) or one of their DS’s taping a spare wheel to the back of a lead moto and hoping Meintjes sees it.


Actually the other option DD might have for a stage win is Ryan Gibbons, small chance but he is one for the future, perhaps Eddie wins a canadian one day race if he goes and finds some form
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26 Aug 2018 16:16

Naesen brought AG2R out of this contest.
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28 Aug 2018 15:53

We have a "winner"!

Ben King brings Dimension Data out, leaving only EF Education.

edit: Meaning obviously WT wins.
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28 Aug 2018 16:06

Finn84 wrote:We have a "winner"!

Ben King brings Dimension Data out, leaving only EF Education.

edit: Meaning obviously WT wins.

EF Education really is the the sky of this competition.
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28 Aug 2018 16:59

They'll get a WT win, sometimes next year.
If they're lucky.
Aka The Ginger One.
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28 Aug 2018 17:37

Aren't there literally hundreds of opportunities for WT wins every season, how is it even possible for a pro team to win nothing in a whole year?
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28 Aug 2018 17:46

not quite hundreds, I think it's 170 something racing days, non-mandatory events included
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28 Aug 2018 17:57

Including jersey and GC wins?
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28 Aug 2018 18:02

therealthing wrote:EF Education out thanks to Uran.

From Feb 10th this year. So EF are only still in because the WT criterion was introduced early due to all teams winning *something* so early in the season.

Slipstream’s lack of WT success is a bit of an embarrassment for them at this stage.
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28 Aug 2018 18:03

roundabout wrote:not quite hundreds, I think it's 170 something racing days, non-mandatory events included

Spread between 16 teams, and with some teams only grabbing one or two, you’d really have to be avoiding the finish line to not just accidentally win something along the way.
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28 Aug 2018 18:10

spalco wrote:Including jersey and GC wins?


ah, I overlooked the GC, so it's pretty close to 200 chances

I don't think a jersey win is considered in this thread though
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28 Aug 2018 18:39

Leinster wrote:
therealthing wrote:EF Education out thanks to Uran.

From Feb 10th this year. So EF are only still in because the WT criterion was introduced early due to all teams winning *something* so early in the season.

Slipstream’s lack of WT success is a bit of an embarrassment for them at this stage.


This has been a "two part" thing for a few years now.
First we go by wins in general (well, cat 1 and above), then we start looking at WT wins.
And I'd say Slipstreams lack of success period if a bit of an embarrassment. Four wins? That what Quickstep gets in a (good) week!
Aka The Ginger One.
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28 Aug 2018 19:28

Slipstream have gone 2 years without a WT win before, so their current drought is nothing new.
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28 Aug 2018 20:02

RedheadDane wrote:
Leinster wrote:
therealthing wrote:EF Education out thanks to Uran.

From Feb 10th this year. So EF are only still in because the WT criterion was introduced early due to all teams winning *something* so early in the season.

Slipstream’s lack of WT success is a bit of an embarrassment for them at this stage.


This has been a "two part" thing for a few years now.
First we go by wins in general (well, cat 1 and above), then we start looking at WT wins.
And I'd say Slipstreams lack of success period if a bit of an embarrassment. Four wins? That what Quickstep gets in a (good) week!



No kidding about Quickstep. There are several riders who have at least 3 times that many wins for the season on their own.
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