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12 Jul 2015 20:34

The Aus tv crew at The Tour are saying that Porte is definitely leaving Sky at the end of the season.
It's probably common knowledge on here.

Edit: ooops, he said it himself :D
http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/video/483024963709/Richie-Porte-to-leave-Sky

Edit again: double oops! He apparently said it 18 months ago :p
http://road.cc/content/news/100227-richie-porte-says-hell-leave-team-sky-not-until-end-2015
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24 Jul 2015 10:43

How come that two days after the Memorial Cerami there's still no mention of it on CNF and still no Tour of Wallonia race preview the day before it starts.

Do CNF posters genuinely like cycling or are they Bore de France full retard? :confused:
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24 Jul 2015 20:57

Echoes wrote:How come that two days after the Memorial Cerami there's still no mention of it on CNF and still no Tour of Wallonia race preview the day before it starts.

Do CNF posters genuinely like cycling or are they Bore de France full retard? :confused:

Nobody's stopping you :rolleyes:

One of the problems is that because the TdF is so all-consuming, if you try and discuss other races it just gets buried under the Tour avalanche. A lot of the time people just don't bother.
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25 Jul 2015 15:09

Libertine Seguros wrote:
Echoes wrote:How come that two days after the Memorial Cerami there's still no mention of it on CNF and still no Tour of Wallonia race preview the day before it starts.

Do CNF posters genuinely like cycling or are they Bore de France full retard? :confused:

Nobody's stopping you :rolleyes:

One of the problems is that because the TdF is so all-consuming, if you try and discuss other races it just gets buried under the Tour avalanche. A lot of the time people just don't bother.

Yea, this.
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26 Jul 2015 22:10

Tour de l'Avenir allowing WorldTour riders is some bullshit
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27 Jul 2015 16:49

luckyboy wrote:Tour de l'Avenir allowing WorldTour riders is some bullshit


Do you have a link?

What is the point of allowing world tour riders? It's meant to be a race for young riders.
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27 Jul 2015 19:19

Afrank wrote:
luckyboy wrote:Tour de l'Avenir allowing WorldTour riders is some bullshit


Do you have a link?

What is the point of allowing world tour riders? It's meant to be a race for young riders.

The colombian team recently announced its lineup. Sebastian Henao is in it...A guy who already has been top 10 on GT climbing stages.

A really silly and strange change.
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27 Jul 2015 19:49

Afrank wrote:
luckyboy wrote:Tour de l'Avenir allowing WorldTour riders is some bullshit


Do you have a link?

What is the point of allowing world tour riders? It's meant to be a race for young riders.

Nowadays anyway. I thought it was U23 now, as opposed to the U27 Girobio. Still, though intended for young riders it did used to just be an open race, specifically with reference to the Eastern Bloc riders like Sukhoruchenkov and Olaf Ludwig winning it, but also more notoriously with reference to Laurent Fignon winning it in 1988.
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27 Jul 2015 20:24

maltiv wrote:
Afrank wrote:
luckyboy wrote:Tour de l'Avenir allowing WorldTour riders is some bullshit


Do you have a link?

What is the point of allowing world tour riders? It's meant to be a race for young riders.

The colombian team recently announced its lineup. Sebastian Henao is in it...A guy who already has been top 10 on GT climbing stages.

A really silly and strange change.

Agree with that, thats a serious BS from organizer :o
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28 Jul 2015 06:20

Afrank wrote:
luckyboy wrote:Tour de l'Avenir allowing WorldTour riders is some bullshit


Do you have a link?

What is the point of allowing world tour riders? It's meant to be a race for young riders.


Agreed, what a ridiculous decision.
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28 Jul 2015 07:31

Nibali leaving astana next year and no tour for him next year.

http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/nibali-apostara-por-el-giro-en-2016-28-07-2015
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28 Jul 2015 19:35

Miburo wrote:Nibali leaving astana next year and no tour for him next year.

http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/nibali-apostara-por-el-giro-en-2016-28-07-2015


BMC Trek and Etixx with offers for him - none of whom have anywhere near the riders capable of supporting him as Astana did
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29 Jul 2015 09:42

That article says Nibali will only leave in 2017, when he'll go to an Italian team built around him. But that seems to be a bit of journalistic overenthusiasm, since Nibali describes the idea as "a dream" of his.
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29 Jul 2015 09:45

hrotha wrote:That article says Nibali will only leave in 2017, when he'll go to an Italian team built around him. But that seems to be a bit of journalistic overenthusiasm, since Nibali describes the idea as "a dream" of his.


Is Team Alonso never going to happen then? It would suit Nibali quite well to go there, maybe not an all-Italian team but it will have many Italians, Paolo Bettini as a coach and a more relaxed environment than Vino.
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29 Jul 2015 11:18

MTN seem to have withdrawn their sponsorship of Qhubeka

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/mtn-ends-qhubeka-team-sponsorship/
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29 Jul 2015 12:24

Brullnux wrote:
hrotha wrote:That article says Nibali will only leave in 2017, when he'll go to an Italian team built around him. But that seems to be a bit of journalistic overenthusiasm, since Nibali describes the idea as "a dream" of his.


Is Team Alonso never going to happen then? It would suit Nibali quite well to go there, maybe not an all-Italian team but it will have many Italians, Paolo Bettini as a coach and a more relaxed environment than Vino.


Not while Nibali is still a contender.
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29 Jul 2015 12:46

Brullnux wrote:Is Team Alonso never going to happen then? It would suit Nibali quite well to go there, maybe not an all-Italian team but it will have many Italians, Paolo Bettini as a coach and a more relaxed environment than Vino.

Team Alonso ain't happening. In that sense, I guess it would be pretty relaxed.
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29 Jul 2015 21:11

Garzelli joins Nippo Vini Fantini as a DS!
source: http://www.nippovinifantini.com/det_news.php?id=505&ANAR=
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31 Jul 2015 15:01

Don't know where to ask this. I've just rewatched part of last year Clasica San Sebastian. What's wrong with Jeannesson? He's nowhere near anything this year, DNFing all his WT stage races. Any news about him?
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