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23 Oct 2018 12:00

RedheadDane wrote:Yes, but... why? It doesn't make sense.
Especially considering that riders are still riding for their 2018 teams, and it's the 2018 edition of the race, because it's 2018.

Despite officially kicking off the 2019 season, this is still the 2018 edition of the Tour of Hainan, and riders will remain with their 2018 teams until the end of the calendar year.


PGA Golf Tour does the same with a wrap-around from October to October.
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24 Oct 2018 00:08

RedheadDane wrote:Yes, but... why? It doesn't make sense.
Especially considering that riders are still riding for their 2018 teams, and it's the 2018 edition of the race, because it's 2018.

Despite officially kicking off the 2019 season, this is still the 2018 edition of the Tour of Hainan, and riders will remain with their 2018 teams until the end of the calendar year.

This is basically the same as football, where transfers can still be completed a month into the new season. And there, more and more people are realizing that this is not sustainable. The biggest league in Europe has stopped accepting transfers once the season has started since last year.

Obviously cycling isn't the same as football, where the competitions run throughout the length of the season, where as cycling has comparatively short competitions one after another. But there are also seasonal rankings in cycling. So indeed, it doesn't make sense but on the other hand, it won't really matter quite as much probably.
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Re: Lesser Known Race Results 2018

11 Nov 2018 10:41

Alan Marangoni (Nippo - Vini Fantini) won Tour de Okinawa today. It was the first pro victory of his career in the last race of his career. :cool:
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11 Nov 2018 12:31

Max Rockatansky wrote:Alan Marangoni (Nippo - Vini Fantini) won Tour de Okinawa today. It was the first pro victory of his career in the last race of his career. :cool:


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11 Nov 2018 13:20

Way to go Maranga :)
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12 Nov 2018 10:21

Max Rockatansky wrote:Alan Marangoni (Nippo - Vini Fantini) won Tour de Okinawa today. It was the first pro victory of his career in the last race of his career. :cool:

Does it even count as a pro victory? It was a 1.2 race. And he had a stage win in 2.2 race before: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/giro-della-regione-friuli-venezia-giulia/2008/stage-5
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Re: Lesser Known Race Results 2018

13 Nov 2018 16:35

Anderis wrote:
Max Rockatansky wrote:Alan Marangoni (Nippo - Vini Fantini) won Tour de Okinawa today. It was the first pro victory of his career in the last race of his career. :cool:

Does it even count as a pro victory? It was a 1.2 race. And he had a stage win in 2.2 race before: https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/giro-della-regione-friuli-venezia-giulia/2008/stage-5


technically both are pro wins I'd say, as both are UCI class 2 races. In 2008 he was still under contract with an U23 team (Coppi-Gazzera Videa) though, so the victory in Okinawa is his only one as a professional cyclist.
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13 Nov 2018 16:53

I don't count it but good for him.
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06 Jan 2019 14:55

UCI 2.1 race The Tropicale Amissa Bongo (website at https://www.tropicaleamissabongo.com/en#) or Tour of Gabon starts Jan 21st.

Saw that the US has sent 80 troops to the Gabon yesterday - https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/04/politics/us-troops-gabon/index.html
to potentially assist US citizens, personnel and diplomatic facilities in the Democratic Republic of Congo if violent protests over elections threaten their security, President Donald Trump told Congress in a letter Friday.

Hopefully the absence of President Ali Bongo (who's seriously ill - see https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-46170730) will not lead to unrest in Gabon as well.
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07 Jan 2019 09:29

Well my hope of there being no unrest in Gabon was quickly dashed! Military coup in Gabon

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-07/gabon-military-seizes-state-radio-in-apparent-coup-attempt?srnd=premium-europe
Military officers seized Gabon’s state broadcaster to announce plans to “save a democracy in danger” in what appeared to be a coup against ailing President Ali Bongo, as gunfire rang out across the capital, Libreville.

Young army officers are disappointed with a speech by Bongo on Dec. 31 that he broadcast from Morocco, according to Ondo Obiang Kelly, a lieutenant who read the statement on state TV Monday and identified himself as a member of the Republic Guard. Bongo has been convalescing in Morocco for more than two months after suffering a stroke.
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Helicopters were circling overheard in the capital and gunfire started early in the morning, prompting most residents to stay indoors.

“I am locked up in my house like many others, but information I have is that fighting is going on” around the offices of the state broadcaster RTG, former Prime Minister Raymond Ndong Sima said by phone from Libreville. “Things are still very confused, hence I can’t say for sure whether it is a coup d’etat or a mutiny of the rank and file of the army.”


Don't these people know there's a cycling race on the 21st?! Have not read anything about the US troops sent there.
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07 Jan 2019 13:52

Well it looks like The Tropicale Amissa Bongo will go ahead as planned on the 21st (unless there's more "unrest")
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-46779854
The political situation in Gabon is "under control" following an attempted military coup, a spokesman for the government has said.

All five of the rebels who tried to take charge have now been arrested by the authorities. One of the rebels was on the run for a brief period, before being found hiding under a bed.
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11 Jan 2019 18:02

Marco Benfatto of Androni gets the first non-NC win of the season, winning stage 1 of the Vuelta al Tachira. Third year in a row that Androni wins the opening stage in Venezuela.
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12 Jan 2019 00:45

http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/oscar-sevilla-el-abuelo-con-mas-marcha-de-la-vuelta-a-san-juan-10-01-2019
Last winner of the Vuelta a San Juan, after the disqualification of Gonzalo Najar, Óscar Sevilla will return once again to Argentina to head the Team Medellín. The Spaniard, although based in Colombia, continues to reap victories despite having already filled 42.

42? He's just a kid! :D
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Tachira

14 Jan 2019 14:09

Tachira, stage 3: Kevin Rivera was hit by a motorbike, lost nearly 5 minutes and then had to go to the hospital. The guy never gets a break, does he.

https://crciclismo.com/2019/01/13/motocicleta-golpea-a-kevin-rivera-y-lo-envia-al-hospital/
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14 Jan 2019 14:21

Oi! DNP-Old, did you pull a sneaky on us with the thread-title?
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18 Jan 2019 18:10

First Colombian victory of the season: Miguel Florez wins the ultimate stage in Tachira.
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La tropicale amissa bongo 2019 stage 1 video highlights (from TV5 Monde Europe) - NB! in French!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2J2t35W7eo
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