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Best Young Pro Tour Riders to watch in 2013 (read orignal post for criteria)

24 Dec 2012 19:36

I noticed their was a thread for juniors to watch, but not for protour riders who could break out in 2013.

Me and my friends have had a discussion, and after bit of thinking started looking for riders under 25, who have yet to win a Protour Stage or Overall and will ride the Pro Tour this season.

One i am wiaiting to break out is Romain SIcard he has been talked up alot and some of his form looks top notch.

Salvatore Puccio is interesting now in 2nd year as pro with sky who must surely have liked his potential with flecha gone he will play stronger role in the classic season.

Thinking of others now, their is a few Spaniards that come to mind would love hear if anyone has anyone else they would put in the list. Prehaps Wilco Kelderman


Joe Dombrowski joins sky and is on giro longlist for the team

Betancur will be riding for ag2r this season after strong 2012
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24 Dec 2012 19:37

Might be better to start this thread once the CQ game has closed for 2013 :D
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24 Dec 2012 20:35

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24 Dec 2012 21:10

manafana wrote:

One i am wiaiting to break out is Romain SIcard he has been talked up alot and some of his form looks top notch.

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Sicard? Really? :D He has been talked up a lot for the last 4 years. Nothing has happened so far. Plus he turns 25 in 2 weeks. Cant call him that young anymore
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24 Dec 2012 21:17

AntonioRossi wrote:Sicard? Really? :D He has been talked up a lot for the last 4 years. Nothing has happened so far. Plus he turns 25 in 2 weeks. Cant call him that young anymore


No worries. Froome and JTL were older before they broke through.

Romain Sicard hasn't had the best luck so far in his career either.

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I'm looking forward to Pieter Serry. Next year will be his first year in a WT team. I also hope Matteo Trentin develops further as a classics rider.
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24 Dec 2012 21:30

El Pistolero wrote:No worries. Froome and JTL were older before they broke through.

Romain Sicard hasn't had the best luck so far in his career either.

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I'm looking forward to Pieter Serry. Next year will be his first year in a WT team. I also hope Matteo Trentin develops further as a classics rider.


Gotta agree, looking forward Serry possibly leading in Ardennes classic. Can't see Trentin given a lead in any big race, but boy he has the talent. If not that helicopter at MSR, it would have been sucha perfect debut in such a massive race for him.

Anyway, Dombrowski will ride Oman, Tirreno, Trentino and ... Giro! What a schedule for neo-pro. And I would plenty of chances to shine for him too.
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24 Dec 2012 21:33

Gloin22 wrote:Gotta agree, looking forward Serry possibly leading in Ardennes classic. Can't see Trentin given a lead in any big race, but boy he has the talent. If not that helicopter at MSR, it would have been sucha perfect debut in such a massive race for him.

Anyway, Dombrowski will ride Oman, Tirreno, Trentino and ... Giro! What a schedule for neo-pro. And I would plenty of chances to shine for him too.


Yeah, forgot about him. Don't really know him that well, but there's been lot's of talk about him here, so I'm curious as to how he'll do.

Pretty heavy program for a neo pro though. I could be wrong, but I don't think even Sagan rode a GT in his first year.
Ryo Hazuki wrote:horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato


The Hitch wrote:Goss will woop boonens candy a[color="Black"]ss[/color] in a sprint he cares about, any day of the week
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24 Dec 2012 21:36

El Pistolero wrote:No worries. Froome and JTL were older before they broke through.

Romain Sicard hasn't had the best luck so far in his career either.

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I'm looking forward to Pieter Serry. Next year will be his first year in a WT team. I also hope Matteo Trentin develops further as a classics rider.


Agreed. Luck hasnt been on his side so far.

Im looking forward to seeing trentin's team mate, vermote. He won the 3 days of west flanders only because kwiatkowski crashed. So I still consider him as a rider who could break out. But yes Serry should be a good one to watch.
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24 Dec 2012 21:40

AntonioRossi wrote:Agreed. Luck hasnt been on his side so far.

Im looking forward to seeing trentin's team mate, vermote. He won the 3 days of west flanders only because kwiatkowski crashed. So I still consider him as a rider who could break out. But yes Serry should be a good one to watch.


Vermote was very strong at the National Championships. Broke away with Boonen and some other riders at around 40km to go and did most of the work in the small group. He was very strong that day.
Ryo Hazuki wrote:horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato


The Hitch wrote:Goss will woop boonens candy a[color="Black"]ss[/color] in a sprint he cares about, any day of the week
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24 Dec 2012 22:31

Gloin22 wrote:Anyway, Dombrowski will ride Oman, Tirreno, Trentino and ... Giro! What a schedule for neo-pro. And I would plenty of chances to shine for him too.


Where did this info come from? Thanks in advance.
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24 Dec 2012 22:48

Fabio Aru and Warren Barguil are first year GC riders to watch with potential.

Tosh Van der Sande of Lotto who will be in his 3rd year as a pro is a classics riders who could have a breakthrough year.
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24 Dec 2012 23:12

argiro ospina. I see him as perhaps an even bigger revelation than quintana was this year.
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24 Dec 2012 23:13

Ryo Hazuki wrote:argiro ospina. I see him as perhaps an even bigger revelation than quintana was this year.


Is he at Coldeporte?
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24 Dec 2012 23:15

Lachlan Morton will be turning pro with Garmin in 2013 and will be a rider to watch, he was 6th in the Tour de Langkawi at only 19 years old in 2011. Also Michael Hepburn, Rohan Dennis, Bob Jungels, and Alexey Lutsenko have all shown great potential and will be in the world tour next year.
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24 Dec 2012 23:16

Yeah Sicard pretty much lost 2011 to injury and illness was not good.

Vermote does seem interesting as is Keldermann who is in his 2nd year.
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24 Dec 2012 23:20

King Of The Wolds wrote:Where did this info come from? Thanks in advance.


Here you go mate : http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/12/news/dombrowski-on-giro-ditalia-path-with-wiggins_269828

Interview with him about his schedule, and how different Sky training is etc.
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24 Dec 2012 23:21

the asian wrote:Is he at Coldeporte?


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24 Dec 2012 23:34

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24 Dec 2012 23:41

the asian wrote:Is he at Coldeporte?


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24 Dec 2012 23:41

Ryo Hazuki wrote:argiro ospina. I see him as perhaps an even bigger revelation than quintana was this year.


Maybe we'll have to wait until 2014 until he shows his class in Europe. Quintana already rode Volta Catalunya in 2011 for instance, winning the KOM jersey there showing his good and quick adaption to European racing. Ospina might have to get used to the tempo in regular stages. He has talent, but he also still has to prove himself a reliable rider on the flat and in positioning. Although I don't know how good he is at that atm.
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