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2017 National Championships discussion

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vedrafjord said:
jmdirt said:
When the USA moved their Nat Champs to the same weekend as the rest of the world, they greatly reduced the chances of the starts and stripes being in the TdF.

What would your ideal date be?

To me, week before or week after California would be the best solution, given that the majority of the top US riders (and almost all who don't go to the Giro) ride there.
 
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whose got the best sprint?

Answer: Warbasse
 
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RedheadDane said:
jmdirt said:
When the USA moved their Nat Champs to the same weekend as the rest of the world, they greatly reduced the chances of the starts and stripes being in the TdF. The logistics were always an issue for USA riders based in Europe, but now they verge on not going to happen. While cycling fans know that there are a lot of races, most USAers don't so having a USA rider to identify helps drag in viewers "yeh, that guy is the nat champ!".

If by "the rest of the World" you mean the Northern Hemisphere... :p
I think the Aussies are gonna be a tad sad learning they aren't in the World. Same with New Zealand, and South Africa, and Colombia.
:lol: I meant the Euro based cycling world. Down under IS a different world!
 
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Mayomaniac said:
RedheadDane said:
I feel kinda stupid for asking this, but what's the story behind the jersey Aru was holding up on the podium?
I mean, I figure it's got something to do with Scarponi...

Red Rick said:
I like how they added the flags of the riders at the Italian nats.

Who would've figured they're Italian.

They did the same thing in Denmark. And they didn't even think to put a little Faroese flag next to Veyhe.
Ya know, just to confuse people.
Put Danish flags next to the riders. Not Italian, that would have been confusing.
That was Scarponi's jersey, the swapped jerseys durning the Sierra Nevada training camp and Aru actually wore it durning the race.

Thats pretty awesome!
 
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Pantani_lives said:
GenericBoonenFan said:
Pantani_lives said:
So how many national champions will be in the Tour?

France: Démare
Belgium: Naesen
Netherlands: Sinkeldam
Germany: Burghardt
Italy: Aru
Slovakia: J. Sagan

Spain: Herrada?
UK: ?

Czech: Stybar
I don't think Stybar is in the Tour, but I added Henao for Colombia.

You can also add TT champions, even if they won't have too much time to show their NC jerseys/skinsuits:

Belgium: Lampaert (TBC)
Colombia: Pantano
Ethiopia: Grmay (TBC)
France: Latour (TBC)
Lithuania: Konovalovas (TBC)
Norway: Boasson Hagen (TBC)
Poland: Kwiatkowski
Spain: Castroviejo (TBC)
Switzerland: Kung
(+Germany: Martin)
 
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*** the quick said:
Pantani_lives said:
GenericBoonenFan said:
Pantani_lives said:
So how many national champions will be in the Tour?

France: Démare
Belgium: Naesen
Netherlands: Sinkeldam
Germany: Burghardt
Italy: Aru
Slovakia: J. Sagan

Spain: Herrada?
UK: ?

Czech: Stybar
I don't think Stybar is in the Tour, but I added Henao for Colombia.

You can also add TT champions, even if they won't have too much time to show their NC jerseys/skinsuits:

Belgium: Lampaert (TBC)
Colombia: Pantano
Ethiopia: Grmay (TBC)
France: Latour (TBC)
Lithuania: Konovalovas (TBC)
Norway: Boasson Hagen (TBC)
Poland: Kwiatkowski
Spain: Castroviejo (TBC)
Switzerland: Kung
(+Germany: Martin)

I am going out on a limb here and will say both British Jerseys will be at the tour.
 
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alexix7 said:
Laplaz said:
Juraj won by almost 10 minutes :eek:

Slovakia has race together with Czech Republic. Only few minutes after start the breakaway formed and in it were approximately 13 Czech (including Stybar, Vakoc and Kreuziger) and only 1 Slovkak - Juraj Sagan. Peloton was not able to bring it back so Jurak took an easy win.

Quite disrespectful towards all fans that came in huge amount to see P.Sagan riding.
It is nice that Peter wants his brother to wear the national jersey, but I am pretty sure those thousands of people would prefer the real fight between him and Styby. I am very disappointed.
Sunday after lunch riding. :)
 
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SKSemtex said:
alexix7 said:
Laplaz said:
Juraj won by almost 10 minutes :eek:

Slovakia has race together with Czech Republic. Only few minutes after start the breakaway formed and in it were approximately 13 Czech (including Stybar, Vakoc and Kreuziger) and only 1 Slovkak - Juraj Sagan. Peloton was not able to bring it back so Jurak took an easy win.

Quite disrespectful towards all fans that came in huge amount to see P.Sagan riding.
It is nice that Peter wants his brother to wear the national jersey, but I am pretty sure those thousands of people would prefer the real fight between him and Styby. I am very disappointed.
Sunday after lunch riding. :)

Well, I suppose the moment Juraj managed to sneak away with the Czechs Peter (and Kolar and Baska) weren't exactly gonna chase him.

BTW: this might have been asked before, but I just forgot the answer:
What's the rule regarding riders of different nationalities, but on the same trade team? For example if Konig had been in that front group; could anyone have stopped Juraj from helping him? They're still team-mates.
 
Just for fun, here's a list of people who became national champions despite flying solo (only RR, coz it's part of the definition of ITTs that you fly solo.)

Men:

Bruno Arauajo - Angola (no team)
Nikolai Shumov - Belarus (no team)
Josip Rumac - Croatia (Synergy Baku)
Alexandros Agrotis - Cyprus (no team)
Mads Pedersen - Denmark (Trek-Segrafredo)
Meron Berhane - Eritrea (no team)
Gert Joeäär - Estonia (no team)
Hailemelekot Hailu - Ethiopia (no team)
Matti Manninen - Finland (FixIT.no)
Charalampos Kastrantas - Greece (Dare Viator Partizan)
Ryan Mullen - Ireland (Cannondale-Drapac)
Krist Neilands - Latvia (Israel Cycling Academy)
Ignatas Konovalovas - Lithuania (FDJ)
Bob Jungels - Luxembourg (Quick-Step Floors)
Essaïd Abelouache - Morocco (no team)
Till Drobisch - Namibia (no team)
Gasore Hategeka - Rwanda (no team)
Choon Huat Goh - Singapore (Terengganu Cycling Team)
Luka Mezgec - Slovenia (Orica-SCOTT)
Ali Nouisri - Tunisia (no team)
Yousif Mirza - United Arab Emirates (UAE Team Emirates)
Larry Warbasse - USA (Aqua Blue Sport)
Richard Mascarañas - Uruguay (no team)

Women:

Martina Ritter - Austria (Drops)
Jolien D'Hoore - Belgium (Wiggle High5)
Natalia Navarro - Costa Rica (no team)
Mia Radotic - Croatia (BTC City Ljubljana)
Arlenis Sierra - Cuba (Astana)
Antri Christoforou - Cyprus (Servetto Giusta)
Nikola Nosková - Czech Republic (Bepink–Cogeas)
Lotta Lepistö - Finland (Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling)
Nicolle Bruderer - Guatemale (Tibco–Silicon Valley Bank)
Omer Shapira - Israel (Giusfredi–Bianchi)
Eri Yonamine - Japan (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope)
Lija Laizāne - Latvia (Aromitalia Vaiano)
Daiva Tuslaite - Lithuania (Alé–Cipollini)
Christine Majerus - Luxembourg (Boels-Dolmans)
Ingrid Drexel - Mexico (Tibco–Silicon Valley Bank)
Nadia Skoukdi - Morocco (no team)
Vera Adrian - Namibia (Bizkaia–Durango)
Rushlee Buchanan - New Zealand (UnitedHealthcare)
Karolina Karasiewicz - Poland (no team)
Ana Covrig - Romania (Top Girls Fassa Bortolo)
Anastasia Iakovenko - Russia (no team)
Yi Wei Luo - Singapore (no team)
Alzbeta Pavlendova - Slovakia (no team)
Heidi Dalton - South Africa (Aromitalia Vaiano)
Sheyla Gutiérrez - Spain (Cylance Pro Cycling)
Nicole Hanselmann - Switzerland (Cervélo–Bigla Pro Cycling)

(Please correct me if I'm wrong, or there's anyone I've forgotten)
 
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RedheadDane said:
Just for fun, here's a list of people who became national champions despite flying solo (only RR, coz it's part of the definition of ITTs that you fly solo.)

(Please correct me if I'm wrong, or there's anyone I've forgotten)

I think some of the riders you labeled as no team are wrong because they are in amateur/U23 teams, often in their home country