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22 Jun 2017 11:34

GuyIncognito wrote:
Frankschleck wrote:i don't know if this is the thread to write in, but can someone fill me in on what happened to theo bos? one of the fastest sprinter, but not very good at anything else, what a top speed tho


Outright speed and endurance are a tradeoff. To improve one you usually are giving up the other.
To make it to the end of a road race with the peloton he had to give up so much speed that he wasn't fast enough to compete with the top sprinters.

He's 33 and focusing on the track again now. Mostly keirin.


yeah okay
thanks for the update :)
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22 Jun 2017 17:55

In 2018 the Tour de France will start a week later

Does this mean a better field for the Tour de Suisse and national championships?
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22 Jun 2017 18:11

GuyIncognito wrote:In 2018 the Tour de France will start a week later

Does this mean a better field for the Tour de Suisse and national championships?

Better Giro field, worse Vuelta field is more relevant.

WHen's the last time this happened?
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So why questions? If no answers?
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22 Jun 2017 19:49

Red Rick wrote:WHen's the last time this happened?
98, IIRC.
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22 Jun 2017 20:01

fmk_RoI wrote:
Red Rick wrote:WHen's the last time this happened?
98, IIRC.

20 years really?

Can't be changing timing of weeks, so I can't help but wonder the reason. World Cup?

TdF doesn't give a crap if Froome goes to Giro first.
Kwibus wrote:So much quesions they have. Answers they will never get.
So why questions? If no answers?
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22 Jun 2017 20:14

fmk_RoI wrote:
Red Rick wrote:WHen's the last time this happened?
98, IIRC.


Last Giro-Tour double
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22 Jun 2017 20:47

Red Rick wrote:Can't be changing timing of weeks, so I can't help but wonder the reason. World Cup?
Yes, World Cup. I thought that was clear. July 7 is usually as late as it goes before it skips back a week.
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22 Jun 2017 20:49

GuyIncognito wrote:
fmk_RoI wrote:
Red Rick wrote:WHen's the last time this happened?
98, IIRC.


Last Giro-Tour double
Yes, but only one of a multiplicity of factors that mattered there. Of the other 11 doubles a three week gap was nearer the norm.
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23 Jun 2017 07:11

fmk_RoI wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:
fmk_RoI wrote:
Red Rick wrote:WHen's the last time this happened?
98, IIRC.


Last Giro-Tour double
Yes, but only one of a multiplicity of factors that mattered there. Of the other 11 doubles a three week gap was nearer the norm.


Yes, I realize that.
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23 Jun 2017 08:39

Cyrille Guimard (70yo) will become France manager: https://www.lequipe.fr/Cyclisme-sur-route/Actualites/Jean-christophe-peraud-refuse-de-diriger-l-equipe-de-france-en-binome-avec-cyrille-guimard/812870

Originally, a duo consisting of le Druide and Jean-Christophe Péraud was planned to captain the national team, but Jicé refused. Interestingly, the article mentions that Guimard was the choice of Marc Madiot, president of the professional french league and manager of the FDJ team.
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27 Jun 2017 07:42

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Re: General News Thread

27 Jun 2017 20:57

Good Lord, the Volta field will be extremely weak this year. 46 yr old Rebellin to challenge the 460 watt trains. It's ridiculous beyond imagination.

http://www.volta-portugal.pt/equipas.php

Don't think I can watch it this year.
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Re: General News Thread

27 Jun 2017 21:11

Max Rockatansky wrote:Good Lord, the Volta field will be extremely weak this year. 46 yr old Rebellin to challenge the 460 watt trains. It's ridiculous beyond imagination.

http://www.volta-portugal.pt/equipas.php

Don't think I can watch it this year.


C'mon, everybody loves some August cringe. :razz:

I'm sure the motorbikes won't disappoint.
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Re: General News Thread

27 Jun 2017 21:28

BigMac wrote:
Max Rockatansky wrote:Good Lord, the Volta field will be extremely weak this year. 46 yr old Rebellin to challenge the 460 watt trains. It's ridiculous beyond imagination.

http://www.volta-portugal.pt/equipas.php

Don't think I can watch it this year.


C'mon, everybody loves some August cringe. :razz:

I'm sure the motorbikes won't disappoint.

They invite Team Vorarlberg the year after Sérgio Sousa retires. Back when they had him or De La Parte they could have done something in the Volta, but now their team is too weak.
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Yesterday 08:25

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad will change its finale to the old Ronde finale with the Muur, the Bosberg and finish in Meerbeke.

http://sporza.be/cm/sporza/wielrennen/1.3011529
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Yesterday 09:06

tobydawq wrote:Omloop Het Nieuwsblad will change its finale to the old Ronde finale with the Muur, the Bosberg and finish in Meerbeke.

http://sporza.be/cm/sporza/wielrennen/1.3011529


While I really like the old finale of the RVV and dislike the new route, completely changing another race which was a great race in its own right is really not the right solution for me. :o

Omloop had a unique dynamic with flat cobbles after the hill section, that will now be lost. :(
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Re: General News Thread

Yesterday 13:23

Max Rockatansky wrote:Good Lord, the Volta field will be extremely weak this year. 46 yr old Rebellin to challenge the 460 watt trains. It's ridiculous beyond imagination.

http://www.volta-portugal.pt/equipas.php

Don't think I can watch it this year.

Yesterday i read an article where is reported that Rebellin singned only for six months until 30th june.
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Re: General News Thread

Yesterday 18:28

BigMac wrote:
Max Rockatansky wrote:Good Lord, the Volta field will be extremely weak this year. 46 yr old Rebellin to challenge the 460 watt trains. It's ridiculous beyond imagination.

http://www.volta-portugal.pt/equipas.php

Don't think I can watch it this year.


C'mon, everybody loves some August cringe. :razz:

I'm sure the motorbikes won't disappoint.


Even a "fully fit" Rebellin will struggle at the Volta :D
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Re: General News Thread

Today 00:29

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BigMac wrote:
Max Rockatansky wrote:Good Lord, the Volta field will be extremely weak this year. 46 yr old Rebellin to challenge the 460 watt trains. It's ridiculous beyond imagination.

http://www.volta-portugal.pt/equipas.php

Don't think I can watch it this year.


C'mon, everybody loves some August cringe. :razz:

I'm sure the motorbikes won't disappoint.


Even a "fully fit" Rebellin will struggle at the Volta :D


You bet on that. :D
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