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.