karlboss wrote:So aussie riders 25 and under
Garmin- Morton, Dennis, Haas, Von Hoff
OGE-, Meyer, Durbridge, Matthews, Howard, Sulzberger, Hepburn, Howson, Meyer
Who's done better? Who will do better?
Any team would like to have Dennis in their squad. He's thought of as possibly the best road talent out of the team pursuit teams of recent years (which is where most of the OGE young riders have emerged from). OGE tried, but I believe Dennis wanted to put some space between himself and the AIS setup for his own development.
Haas and Von Hoff, probably not as talented as other OGE young talent - C Meyer, Matthews, Howard, Clarke - but good riders none-the-less.
Morton??? I don't know. He's put in some impressive rides in the US since he was young - and whilst he's made a bit of noise about AIS track guys getting preferential treatment at the U23 worlds selections, the reality is he's probably wasn't good enough for one of the TT spots which he wanted (given he's been up against Durbridge, Dennis, Bobridge etc for spots), and not sure he's got much of a record in one day road races either to get a spot on the WCRR team at U23. But he can definatly climb. Given his age, and thus chance of further improvement, I think the jury's still out on whether he's a bigger talent than say C Meyer for GC ambitions (and Im only thinking week long race GC at this stage - jury is way, way out on whether either might be able to ride a GT with ambitions)