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17 Dec 2012 23:09

Was just talking with friends about this very topic other night who we should expect to break out on the tour in 2013.

Going cover a series of young talents to follow in 2013 ,first one is up on my blog

but going back to the topic of juniors its so hard to know, i like riders who have had another focus than just cycling honestly you want someone who is knocking on the door and shows glimpses, anyone peaking at 18 is not going make it in pro ranks

its not easy for young lads coming in way tour is at moment pressure to earn points over working for team got get balance right.
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17 Dec 2012 23:40

CanSprint wrote:Ben Perry just signed to Lotto U23 team


Ye I saw, although he didnt really show much on international level. He was good in national belgium races though (even though he is Canadian). Maybe I missed something but I dont really see anything big in him.
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18 Dec 2012 12:46

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?


the juniors don't mean much. especially teh danes are always a joke. they dominate as juniors because they live as pro's already and then as pro's they suck massively: lund, pedersen, berendt hansen, steensen. etc etc etc
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24 Dec 2012 01:24

Just a week till 2013 kicks off, see how the juniors go during season too

manafana wrote:Was just talking with friends about this very topic other night who we should expect to break out on the tour in 2013.

Going cover a series of young talents to follow in 2013 ,first one is up on my blog

but going back to the topic of juniors its so hard to know, i like riders who have had another focus than just cycling honestly you want someone who is knocking on the door and shows glimpses, anyone peaking at 18 is not going make it in pro ranks

its not easy for young lads coming in way tour is at moment pressure to earn points over working for team got get balance right.
http://sbbcolumns.co.uk/giro-stage-12-cycling-blog/ My Stage 12 outsiders here

http://sbbcolumns.co.uk/giro-ditalia-2015-fight-for-pink-blog/ Giro D'Italia 2015 hit up the blog new blogs each day
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30 Dec 2012 21:35

abbaskip wrote:Next year look out for Jack Edwards. The guy is a first year U19 rider - and generally a pursuiter/points racer, but then turned around and won the NSW State Kieren title...He also looked great in the NSW Criterium series recently - against guys like Sutton and Matthews, and he's only 16.



He will be riding with the pro's in Bay Classic hopefully he gets a chance to do a sprint for himself. But he is in the team with Cantwell and Ewan so he might have domestic duties.

Saw he had very impresive results on the track lately in the U19 category as a 16 year old. Hopefully he will be doing some riding in Europe the upcomming season as Ewan did this season.
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30 Dec 2012 23:01

I've raced against Jack Edwards, he is a machine! Almost Sagan like...
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31 Dec 2012 01:19

A few will be in action also at "youth Olympics"
http://ayof2013.olympics.com.au/sports/cycling
Venue

Dunc Gray Velodrome, Bankstown

Competition Dates

17 - 20 January 2013

Events

Sprint Events: Sprint, Keirin & Team Sprint
Endurance: Omnium, Scratch Race & Team Pursuit

Age Group

Born between 1 January 1995 and 31 December 1997



Jack Edwards was listed initially but no longer - bigger fish to fry?
19 Nov · Jack Edwards ‏@JackEdwards0. Got selected to represent Australia at
the Youth Olympics! Thanks everyone for the support! Especially my coach Mick!
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31 Dec 2012 09:47

Njbb1995 wrote:I've raced against Jack Edwards, he is a machine! Almost Sagan like...

How physically matured is Edwards, compared to an average 16 year old?
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31 Dec 2012 11:13

janraaskalt wrote:How physically matured is Edwards, compared to an average 16 year old?


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31 Dec 2012 11:16

swuzzlebubble wrote:Image


Big boy, ey :D
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31 Dec 2012 11:19

Vino attacks everyone wrote:Big boy, ey :D

I would say: yes. I did not look like that at 16. Hey, I still don't :D

I'd say his physique gives him an advantage.
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02 Jan 2013 00:43

Junior can already be a good indication, all the best pro (even the pro, or the best amateur...) were pretty good in Junior and most of the time in the national team.
So globaly we can have an indication, while it's almost impossible to say "this guy will be an excellent pro in 6 years", cause we have seen so many "terminator" in Junior, ended up with short pro-contract and after 2 years, retiring from cycling.
After yes, in U-22 some riders can turn from good rider to excellent rider, for many reason (physical matury, studies etc.)
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02 Jan 2013 02:17

I don't keep up with juniors the way I used to, but wanted to say this is a great thread. Thanks for starting it, and to those who contributed.
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20 Feb 2013 10:12

Jack Edwards is the back marker in worlds oldest race
http://www.vic.cycling.org.au/default.asp?Page=49379&Format=normal
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12 Mar 2013 21:38

2013 will be a great showdown. Elie Gesbert vs Mathieu Van Der Poel.

Two phenomenons.

Van Der Poel was just insane last year!
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13 Mar 2013 03:38

janraaskalt wrote:I would say: yes. I did not look like that at 16. Hey, I still don't :D

I'd say his physique gives him an advantage.


It undoubtedly does against fellow 16 year olds, but that still doesn't account for a 16yo mixing it with some of Australia's senior pros as he did at the NSW Criterium Circuit.
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13 Mar 2013 06:32

I'm looking forward to junior Paris roubaix this year. I think Denmark will have a pretty strong line-up there including mads pedersen who was 10th last year in his first year as a junior.
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13 Mar 2013 09:13

Anyone knows what Pierre Henri Lecuisinier is up to? Did a short trainee at Europcar last summer iirc. He shows a lot of talent, will he do a tour de l'avenir?
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13 Mar 2013 10:33

Matthieu van der Poel is still a junior right? Seeing his cross season, he should do well on the road this year too. I think he did a road season last year, with decent results, so I assume he's going to the road this season again, but I don't know anything about his intentions to become either a road or cross cyclist in the future.
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13 Mar 2013 10:55

Van der Poel will probably combine it for a few more years, and then maybe has to make a decision when he turns pro.
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