As I didnt have much to do, some of the junior names to watch this year.
(In no particular order)
(Aus) – 1997 Strong time trialist who can climb very well. Already won the Oceana Championship ITT as a first year junior!
(Rsa) – 1996 – Background in mountainbiking does well in the ITT and on Climbs.
Diego Pablo Sevilla
(Esp) – 1996 – allrounder who can hold his own on every terrain and has a sharp sprint to finish it off. He will mainly ride in Spain though as most Spanish juniors do.
(I did an interview with him earlier this year: http://www.cyclingupdates.com/interview-diego-pablo-sevilla/
(Usa) – 1996 - already had a really strong season last year as a first year junior, has a good TT + does well on hard terrain.
Jorge Ivan Gomez
(Col) – 1996 – Climber who is very light, but can do surprisingly well on the flat as well. Although we will probably not see him in Europe.
(Rus) – 1996 – ITT specialist, already became European ITT champion juniors last year.
(Bel) – 1996 – Super ITT rider, Won the World championship ITT for juniors in his first year along with a few more ITTs.
(Nor) – 1996 – A strong sprinter who does best when the road goes slightly uphill. Already had 2 international wins last year and a lot more good results.
Magnus Bak Klaris
(Den) – 1996 – Little guy with a big engine, can do really well on all terrain.
(Den) – 1996 – Likes hard races (especially with bad weather conditions) has a great engine and a good sprint.
(Ita) – 1996 – He was the strongest 1st year junior of Italia last year, he is best at difficult terrain.
(Ita) – 1997 – He won 19!! races last year in Italy. It is hard to say what kinda rider he is as he won on all terrains (sprints, solo, ITT, Mountains), but he is a major talent for sure.
(Lux) – 1996 – Road a lot of international races last year as a 1st year junior and did really well in them. He has a strong ITT but is really all-round.
(Ned) – 1997 – He is a first year junior and has already won 2 (out of 4) races this year.
Rider im looking forward the most to see race however is Adrien Costa
(Usa) – 1997 – Will be a first year junior but has already beaten U23 riders. He is pure class and goes best when the road goes uphill.
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