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Best u23 riders in 2013

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OLIVIER Daan
8
8%
MANFREDI Andrea
10
11%
VAN BAARLE Dylan
4
4%
SHALUNOV Evgeny
6
6%
VALGREN ANDERSEN Michael
11
12%
CHAMORRO CHITAN Juan Ernesto
11
12%
VILLELLA Davide
17
18%
LECUISINIER Pierre-Henri
12
13%
CRADDOCK Lawson
11
12%
SÜTTERLIN Jasha
5
5%
 
Total votes : 95

29 Jan 2013 20:00

Jason_Mercier wrote:Rybalkin dominated the last Vuelta a Bidasoa.


Nice, didnt know that. Just looked at his results saw he was very strong as a junior aswell, strange that he slipped my attention. But now I have a new guy to follow!
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29 Jan 2013 20:04

Dylan van Groenewegen has caught my interest too, I think this is his most impressive result, considering he is from 1993, this race had WT riders in it and was almost 200km:

http://cqranking.com/men/asp/gen/race.asp?raceid=23452
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29 Jan 2013 20:12

janraaskalt wrote:Those are a lot of names. Could you also give a short description of them?


I can give it a try! Not a lot of time to elaborate though!

Loic Vliegen – Belgian talent who oozes of charisma. Excellent acceleration on the hills. Could be a future contender in all the Ardennes classics.

Silvio Herklotz – German powerhouse. Very strong climber for his seize. Good cycle-crosser as well.

Matej Mohoric – Tried to describe above.

Federico Zurlo – Italian wonder-boy. Right now he masters almost everything, but I know he aims to compete in the spring classics. Trained by Marcel Tinazzi (French ex prof) and Cristian Citton (World championship on track)

Sebastian Henao – Cousin to Sergio Luis Henao from Sky. Great climber and solid against the clock. Possesses the same mental strength as his cousin.

Fausto Masnada – Italian grimpeur. Goes uphill really, really fast!

T.J Eisenhart – Stage-race material. Explosive climber, very different style from all the other diesel Americans ala TJVG – Talansky, Dombrowski ect ect. Also a good TTer.

Umberto Orsini – Nephew of Andrea Tafi. Great climber. 1.90cm tall. Prefers constant rhythm.

Jose Tito Hernandez – Did MTB here in Colombia. Top-talent. Strong, strong climber. Ok against the clock as well.

Rodrigo Contreras – The beast from Boyaca. Strong climber and TTer. Really good prospect.

Florian Senechal – Strong as an ox. Northern classics. Maybe races like Amstel as well. Impressed at the Quick-Step training camp in 2011.

Mads Wurtz Schmidt – TT machine. Really powerful could excel on the cobbles as well.

Guillaume Martin – French grimpeur. 1.71cm and 53kg. Loves the long hard cols.

Magnus Cort Nielsen – Former MTBer. Strong all-rounder. Can climb and TT reasonable.

Aleksey Ribalkin – Yet another pocket sieze climber. Good acceralartion. Looks a bit fragile though!

Tom Bohli – Junior world pursuit champion. Stong all-rounder.

Quintin Jauregui – Cycle-crosser. Exeles on harder parcoures.

Dylan Groenewegen – Talented Sprinter. Dont know heeps about him, but he seems rather interesting.

Sonder Holst Enger – Classics material. Caught a virus after the Norwigian nationals last year and had the second part of the season ruined.

Marlen Zmorka - TT specialist. Can climb a bit, but needs to drop weight if he really wants to contender on the longer climbs.
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29 Jan 2013 20:12

Maaaaaaaarten wrote:Dylan van Groenewegen has caught my interest too, I think this is his most impressive result, considering he is from 1993, this race had WT riders in it and was almost 200km:

http://cqranking.com/men/asp/gen/race.asp?raceid=23452


Looks to be a very promising sprinter.
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29 Jan 2013 20:21

What happened to Davide Martinelli?

Is he still at Sky or was he released?
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29 Jan 2013 20:23

Amazing:D. Jakob u are Huge. Thanks for all the details.
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29 Jan 2013 20:29

Yep. Kudos 2 JaKob. Especially at keeping track of the talent coming from Colombia.
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29 Jan 2013 20:30

I think Dombro is a bit explosive. The one pass MTN stages suits him very well.
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29 Jan 2013 20:36

Jasper Stuyven.
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29 Jan 2013 20:43

Flamin wrote:Jasper Stuyven.


He's a forgotten guy since he joined Bontrager Livestrong.

Hopefully he will turn pro with a Belgian team.
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29 Jan 2013 21:11

Some guys that could be interesting, that havent been named yet.

Damien Howson
Very good time trialist who will have his 3rd year as U23. I think he will be the favourite for the world title in the U23 ranks this year.

Olivier Le Gac
Became world champion as a first year junior, followed by a very solid 2nd year as junior. Last year he disappointed me a bit though. Hill guy

Ivar Slik
Was very good as a junior, good sprint, good time trialist and pretty good on the hills. Already rode between the pro’s in 2012 in his first year as U23 (Tour of China) in which he got 5th overall and a 3rd place on a stage.

Niccolo Bonifazio
Had an amazing first U23 year. Sprinter type curious if he can improve on 2012.

Caleb Ewan
Most people already know him here, very fast sprinter but can also survive the hills.
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29 Jan 2013 23:02

the asian wrote:He's a forgotten guy since he joined Bontrager Livestrong.

Hopefully he will turn pro with a Belgian team.


it's a bit strange that a team like Topsport-Vlaanderen didn't pick him up for this year already.

Heck, his 7th place among the pros on the citadel van Namen is a better result than a lot of their riders have achieved throughout their entire career :o
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30 Jan 2013 07:37

I voted Manfredi.

I also think the Dutch riders will go well and Valgren who is dedicating himself to the road.

Howson should be the best prologue rider and get the WC ITT titile.
I'd agree with you but then we'd both be wrong

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30 Jan 2013 11:39

Thanks for all the names dropped, looks like it's more popular to drop some unknown names that might be great in future instead of discussing current top u23 riders :p btw, ive never heard about those Colombians mentioned by jakob but both looks like a interesting prospects.

From the list i've added to the topic Villella is a safe bet. He already have a pro contract with Cannondale for 2014 and he had a great season in italian amateurs. I hope in 2013 he will have more chances in the international scene.

Imo the biggest talent from all of them is Lecusinier, he had a perfect season in juniors (2011 World and European champion) and then in the first year in u23 he won Ronde de l'Isard which is one of the hardest stage races in 2.2U category. And Lecuisinier is not a climber ;) he weights 68kgs and he's mostly a classics/cobbles rider. It's a long way for him of course but he may develop into "next Bartoli".
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30 Jan 2013 13:01

No one mentions Davide Formolo & Valerio Conti ?

I can see both of them dominate the mountain stage races in Italy.

Alexis Gougeard will probably go good in France also.

Voted for Villella since he is the most mature rider on the list. But Lecuisinier is the most talented imo.
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30 Jan 2013 13:21

FF'Wilco wrote:Which juniors will already shine in u23 in their first year ? Or maybe none of them can ?

Perhaps Oskar Svendsen will be a man to watch. But I'm not sure about his preparation this year. Might've gotten a bit overconfident after his world title and VO2 max record.

That said, he doesn't really have any results outside of ITT's, but he's only been cycling for 3-4 years or so. He will probably need another year or two before he starts performing in the u23 category.
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30 Jan 2013 13:23

Jakob747 wrote:Sonder Holst Enger – Classics material. Caught a virus after the Norwigian nationals last year and had the second part of the season ruined.

He's also quite fast, was 4th on a sprint stage in Tour of Norway last year and won a couple of bunch sprints for lesser placings in the early part of the season.
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30 Jan 2013 13:56

Guillaume Van Keirsbulck
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30 Jan 2013 13:58

Andre.J wrote:Guillaume Van Keirsbulck

What U23 races is he gonna win? :o
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30 Jan 2013 17:08

Any youngsters coming up from Spain? There seems to be dearth of quality youngsters in Spain at the moment, even though I have a fairly good idea behind the reasons for it.
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