the asian wrote:Will Matej Mohoric be u 23 next year, or still a junior?
Bushman wrote:Mathias krigbaum will be a beast in the tt's.
There's also Casper pedersen who will ride his first year as junior. This year he won the national championships in both tt and road race in u17 and got third in the junior road race, being the only one able to follow some of the strong roskilde-junior guys
Ruudz0r wrote:U23, guys that were born in 95 and 96 will be juniors.
Ruudz0r wrote:Krigbaum will indeed probably have the best chances on becomming world champion in the TT. Although I think he has an advantage on a lot of the other guys the way he is build, I think he is a little further then most guys so im not sure about his future potential.
Havent heared of Casper Pedersen yet but he surely sounds like a talent. What are his strong points? As you said he can time trial, and what kinda stage was the road race? Hills?
GPdesAmeriques wrote:Apparently Oskar Svendsen (World Junior TT Champion) has the highest ever recorded VO2 max - 97.5 ml/kg/min.
Pentacycle wrote:Are they serious about the GT winner stuff? I remember from another thread that he weighs 75 kgs or more. He could be a classics rider, not a GT contender, crazy Norwegians. VO2 max doesn't give a very clear indication of potential, he still has to progress a lot to be competitive in pro races.
Well, he's not exactly fat either. But he's really tall, which is why he weighs around 75 kg (probably a bit less). VO2 max isn't everything, but he also has a very high FTP of around 450 watt or so. And he only started cycling 3 years ago, before that he was an alpine skier...
Anyway, I think he's u23 next year? Junior is only for 17/18 year old's isn't it?
Pentacycle wrote:The thing is usually riders tend to get heavier muscles, as they progress. I expect him to become heavier the next few years, probably close to 80 kgs.
For example, Lars Boom weighed around 70, 71 kgs when he was a junior WC in cyclocross at 17 years. Now he's listed as being 78-80 kilos,
which means he gained 7-9 kgs over the past 10 years. He went from being a lanky stage racer in the U23 to a heavy prologue and classics specialists in the pro ranks.
Still it depends individually per rider, of course.
Ruudz0r wrote:Who will be the best juniors in 2013?
The Danish guys always seem to do good in the juniors and they got some good names for next year aswell.
Pedersen and Eg will probably have good rides in 2013. Other names that could feature in 2013: Van der Poel, Burton, Van Hooydonck, Curran.
Who am I fogetting?