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22 Dec 2017 16:08

claude cat wrote:
RedheadDane wrote:Jason Lowndes - who'd signed for JLT Condor for the 2018 season - has been killed in a traffic accident. :(


Just terrible.

http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/5137775/cyclist-dies-after-crash-involving-car/#slide=1

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Way too young :(
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23 Dec 2017 02:27

Lowndes was a fine young sprinter, and from all accounts, a fine young man. Tragic loss :sad:
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28 Dec 2017 13:18

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GenericBoonenFan wrote:Het nieuwsblad reported on the felt-bikes from wout van aert today.

Here are some shocking facts:

Riders started complaining about the bikes even before they had raced, the frames were to stiff.
Nuyens (I could tell you a lot about him) said they just weren't motivated enough.
The team rode "de Omloop het Nieuwsblad" on cross frames.
During the Tour of Belgium four riders rode frames used by skil-shimano between 2011-2013. Thimoty Dupont rode one who was 2 seizes to big but still preferred it to the current one. The other riders were Dries de Bondt, WvA and Huub Duijn.
Gaetan Bille bought himself the latest model of Felt Bikes but Nuyens didn't allow him to race on it. After that Bille raced the bar minimum, once every five weeks.
Only in August did some riders get a new bike.
Because of the situation many riders don't want to continue with the team (Dupont) or are sacked by Nuyens (Bille, Cordeel, Vergaerde...)


That's a really weird mess. I can't work out from Google Translate if the riders had problems with cross bikes too or only with the road frames?

It's been quite a while since I can recall open strife in a team about equipment. Usually if there's a problem, some quiet substitutions and rebadgings are carried out and complaints about a sponsor's products are kept out of the press.


Switching to Stevens bikes in 2018 after riders/staff complained the management finally had to listen.
The Day Team Sky disappears from cycling I'll truly enjoy watching a mountainous Grand Tour stage again -- former Milan-San Remo winner I interviewed.
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28 Dec 2017 13:56

GenericBoonenFan wrote:
Zinoviev Letter wrote:
GenericBoonenFan wrote:Het nieuwsblad reported on the felt-bikes from wout van aert today.

Here are some shocking facts:

Riders started complaining about the bikes even before they had raced, the frames were to stiff.
Nuyens (I could tell you a lot about him) said they just weren't motivated enough.
The team rode "de Omloop het Nieuwsblad" on cross frames.
During the Tour of Belgium four riders rode frames used by skil-shimano between 2011-2013. Thimoty Dupont rode one who was 2 seizes to big but still preferred it to the current one. The other riders were Dries de Bondt, WvA and Huub Duijn.
Gaetan Bille bought himself the latest model of Felt Bikes but Nuyens didn't allow him to race on it. After that Bille raced the bar minimum, once every five weeks.
Only in August did some riders get a new bike.
Because of the situation many riders don't want to continue with the team (Dupont) or are sacked by Nuyens (Bille, Cordeel, Vergaerde...)


That's a really weird mess. I can't work out from Google Translate if the riders had problems with cross bikes too or only with the road frames?

It's been quite a while since I can recall open strife in a team about equipment. Usually if there's a problem, some quiet substitutions and rebadgings are carried out and complaints about a sponsor's products are kept out of the press.


Switching to Stevens bikes in 2018 after riders/staff complained the management finally had to listen.

Well this is akward, according to WvA he only knew that when he read it in the papers this morning :surprised:
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28 Dec 2017 16:11

Juan Carlos Rojas destroyed the competition in the final stage of the Vuelta a Costa Rica - finishing a huge 8 minutes 20 ahead of the next rider! It's the fifth time he has won the GC of this race!
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Re: General News Thread

05 Jan 2018 14:09

Anybody have a list of 2018 pro team's sponsors..frame, wheels, group, etc?
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05 Jan 2018 15:57

Bustedknuckle wrote:Anybody have a list of 2018 pro team's sponsors..frame, wheels, group, etc?


https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/UCI_World_Tour_2018

Astana will keep using Corima wheels, EF-Drapac-Cannondale will stop with Mavic and use Fsa-Vision wheels, Sunweb will use Giant wheels and Giant shoes
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05 Jan 2018 20:35

The mighty silverfox Savio is working with the Bolivian goverment to create an U23 squad/developmental squad.
Source: http://www.cicloweb.it/2018/01/05/squadra-satellite-androni-bolivia/
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Re: General News Thread

06 Jan 2018 14:33

pastronef wrote:
Bustedknuckle wrote:Anybody have a list of 2018 pro team's sponsors..frame, wheels, group, etc?


https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/UCI_World_Tour_2018

Astana will keep using Corima wheels, EF-Drapac-Cannondale will stop with Mavic and use Fsa-Vision wheels, Sunweb will use Giant wheels and Giant shoes


Thanks :)
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09 Jan 2018 10:52

Paris-Nice 2018

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09 Jan 2018 11:21

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Goodbye, Tommeke; thank you for all you have given us!
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09 Jan 2018 11:28

I wonder who will blow up the Nice stage now Bertie is gone?
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09 Jan 2018 11:34

No one (within reach of the overall win) will go on Peille. The decimated Èze will obviously see attacks. The proper part of it is 3.5km @ 7.4%:
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09 Jan 2018 11:36

So what's the weather like at 1500m in early March?
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09 Jan 2018 11:45

Squire wrote:So what's the weather like at 1500m in early March?

Either sunny like last year or no worse than that you can still ride uphill in it. It is after all close to the Mediterranean Sea.
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09 Jan 2018 13:30

Why can't we see the whole stage? Looks decent enough, I like stage 6.
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09 Jan 2018 13:32

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09 Jan 2018 13:33

Damn thats some nasty 2nd categories ASO. Hahaha.
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09 Jan 2018 15:02

More details regarding the Paris - Nice route: https://twitter.com/LasterketaBurua/status/950735467430981632
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09 Jan 2018 16:01

Huh? I'd have thought with a finish in Châtel-Guyon with a final loop as the map seems to suggest stage three would have a bump in the finale as well?
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