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30 Oct 2012 20:53

*insert random list of colombians*

and then you'll probably have it :)
BYOP88 wrote:Great to see that Porte has rediscovered his 2010/11 climbing form. Hope he can keep it for the rest of the Tour and year.
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30 Oct 2012 21:22

Parrulo wrote:why don't you expect much of him anymore?


For 2013, as per the thread title. I think he needs another season to really take off. Despite some very good results this was kind of a lost season for him, due to bad luck.
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31 Oct 2012 18:14

Did Dall'Oste or Bongiorno sign anywhere?
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31 Oct 2012 18:22

will10 wrote:Did Dall'Oste or Bongiorno sign anywhere?


Bongiorno - I have been trying to find out for awhile and have not find any info about him siigning for a new team yet.
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31 Oct 2012 18:50

Latest rumours were that Bongiorno is going to join Farnese Vini. But they prefered to sign Junya Sano first. :D
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02 Nov 2012 08:51

There is no mention of Michael Hepburn who is the youngster on the OGE team. He is part of the Australian silver medal pursuit team with Dennis and Bobridge. He is a junior world pursuit record holder and has had plenty of excellent wins. I believe he will be free of track committments next year, so he may feature for Orica in the same vane as Durbridge did in 2012.
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02 Nov 2012 09:08

Parker is the U19 3000m WR holder.

It will be hard for Hepburn to find races where he can play for himself. If Durbridge has the same calendar it will lock out all the ****ty little races decided by an ITT, he will probably not be strong enough (yet) anyway. Should almost target prologues only for his first year.
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02 Nov 2012 10:16

Lutsenko, Huffman, Jungels, Dennis, Aru, Manfredi, McCarthy and Hepburn.
I'd agree with you but then we'd both be wrong

The Grand Boucle wasn't just Europe's for the taking.

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02 Nov 2012 10:49

greenedge wrote:Lutsenko, Huffman, Jungels, Dennis, Aru, Manfredi, McCarthy and Hepburn.

I'm not too sure about Huffman. What did he show in an international u23 field? Besides, he was only 7 days into the u23 category, born on January 7th.
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02 Nov 2012 15:38

greenedge wrote:Lutsenko, Huffman, Jungels, Dennis, Aru, Manfredi, McCarthy and Hepburn.


Where is Manfredi riding next year? I haven't been able to figure out his team. Also, Shalounov, the Russian on Lokosphinx should have made the jump this year. He won a race this year and was a trainee for RSNT in 2011. He's better than Arndt or Seldig, or any other of Katusha's youngsters.
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02 Nov 2012 15:51

gustienordic wrote:Where is Manfredi riding next year? I haven't been able to figure out his team. Also, Shalounov, the Russian on Lokosphinx should have made the jump this year. He won a race this year and was a trainee for RSNT in 2011. He's better than Arndt or Seldig, or any other of Katusha's youngsters.


Shalunov did a few impressive rides in Spain, although calling him the biggest talent in Russia might be too much.
He didn't finish the Volta Portugal and Giro Padania, , it is possible that he's got an injury or illness.
Wouter Wippert is a good example of a rider with good results while riding as a trainee for Lotto, but whose pro ambitions were brought to an end by a broken kneecap. Next year he'll ride for 3M(continental level), despite that his U23 WC result was impressive considering the amount of work he did. He also beat Guarnieri in the GP Zottegem for 3rd spot.
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02 Nov 2012 17:02

Vino attacks everyone wrote:Lutsenko, no doubt :=)


same here..............
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02 Nov 2012 19:34

jens_attacks wrote:same here..............


Hopefully he can improve in the hills, so we can get another Vino :D
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02 Nov 2012 23:10

I think Lutsenko could be like Sagan at least for the moment.

Also @Gustienordic: Haller???
I'd agree with you but then we'd both be wrong

The Grand Boucle wasn't just Europe's for the taking.

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04 Nov 2012 19:29

Lutsenko has shown some pretty good potential + guts. I might be biased toward riders born in 1992 though, it was a good year to be born in (plus theres some good riders from that year)
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04 Nov 2012 19:43

Pentacycle wrote: Wouter Wippert is a good example of a rider with good results while riding as a trainee for Lotto, but whose pro ambitions were brought to an end by a broken kneecap. Next year he'll ride for 3M(continental level), despite that his U23 WC result was impressive considering the amount of work he did. He also beat Guarnieri in the GP Zottegem for 3rd spot.


Oh! Wippert isn't turning pro with Lotto next year? I didn't know this.
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04 Nov 2012 20:12

Maaaaaaaarten wrote:Oh! Wippert isn't turning pro with Lotto next year? I didn't know this.


It's a shame, but if his knee recovers well he's definitely one to watch, even though he can only enter smaller races. But maybe Tour of Belgium or ZLM toer?

Btw the Lutsenko hypers shouldn't be too surprised if when he's having trouble in harder races. He can do well in shorter distances, but he still lacks endurance atm. Avenir showed he's about five times better when stages are only 40 km in length, although I can't predict his progression this winter ofc.
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04 Nov 2012 21:57

Gloin22 wrote:Here's a nice list compiled on cycling4fans :

http://www.cycling4fans.de/index.php?id=5771


It's interesting to look back on some of their past lists (going back to 2004). Sometimes the top ten is a who's who of future stars, and occasionally it's a list of people we never heard of again.

http://www.cycling4fans.de/index.php?id=3036
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04 Nov 2012 22:17

Parker wrote:It's interesting to look back on some of their past lists (going back to 2004). Sometimes the top ten is a who's who of future stars, and occasionally it's a list of people we never heard of again.

http://www.cycling4fans.de/index.php?id=3036


Check the 2006 list that Gloin told us was a weak generation ;)
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04 Nov 2012 23:58

will10 wrote:Check the 2006 list that Gloin told us was a weak generation ;)

You're right, 2006 pretty much looks like the strongest generation. I recognise almost every rider on the list and most of the guys in top 15 are fairly big names now. Grabovsky is more or less the only guy in the top 25 who's not a reasonably successful rider in the pro peloton...
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