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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Sunweb for the TTT
Dumoulin, Kelderman, Kamna, Kragh Andersen, Oomen and Matthews

Could do a lot better than last year. Dark horses, though BMC / Quick Step are still favorites

But did they select the best possible team? I'd consider Arndt and Haga better TTists than Kragh and Oomen on paper. Probably decided by form... Though Arndt has been selected by his national team for both, TT and road race.
 
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DNP-Old said:
The Italian team is filthy good. Pre-selection:

Alberto Bettiol (Cannondale-Drapac), Daniele Bennati (Movistar), Marco Canola (Nippo – Vini Fantini), Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida), Alessandro De Marchi (BMC), Enrico Gasparotto (Bahrain-Merida), Marco Marcato (UAE-Emirates), Gianni Moscon (Sky), Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), Daniel Oss (BMC), Andrea Pasqualon (Wanty-Groupe Gobert), Salvatore Puccio (Sky), Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step Floors), Diego Ulissi (UAE-Emirates), Davide Villella (Cannondale-Drapac) e Elia Viviani (Sky)
Bennati, Colbrelli, De Marchi, Moscon, Puccio, Ulissi, Nibali, Trentin and Viviani probably. Bettiol also has a good chance as does Oss, but I don't see Villella, Pasqualon, Marcato, Canola or Gaspa in it.
 
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Sunweb for the TTT
Dumoulin, Kelderman, Kamna, Kragh Andersen, Oomen and Matthews

Could do a lot better than last year. Dark horses, though BMC / Quick Step are still favorites

That is incredibly strong. I like the inclusion of the younger guys.
I'm going to go on a whim and vote for them to win.
 
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Gee if the weather prediction is correct there could be less than 25 riders finishing the mens RR.
Why? Most pages predict rain until mid-week, then good weather for the weekend. :(
Isn't it next weekend? Pretty sure any prediction more than a week away is just (educated) guesswork really.

According to yr.no , no rain... Partly sunny all week!
 
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I was at the finnish when Jan Ulrich won in 1993 for Amateurs in Oslo in clear blue sky and 20c .. Next day when Armstrong won for Pros it was rainy all day, crashes and paint all over the road.. I was the first one touching his handlebars and congratulating him.. I always protected that bastard until i knew the truth, now i only see a duck in the mirror.. :D

RAin or Sun in Norway is a coin flip, in Bergen u usually dont need a coin. Expect rain.
 
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Brullnux said:
DNP-Old said:
The Italian team is filthy good. Pre-selection:

Alberto Bettiol (Cannondale-Drapac), Daniele Bennati (Movistar), Marco Canola (Nippo – Vini Fantini), Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida), Alessandro De Marchi (BMC), Enrico Gasparotto (Bahrain-Merida), Marco Marcato (UAE-Emirates), Gianni Moscon (Sky), Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), Daniel Oss (BMC), Andrea Pasqualon (Wanty-Groupe Gobert), Salvatore Puccio (Sky), Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step Floors), Diego Ulissi (UAE-Emirates), Davide Villella (Cannondale-Drapac) e Elia Viviani (Sky)
Bennati, Colbrelli, De Marchi, Moscon, Puccio, Ulissi, Nibali, Trentin and Viviani probably. Bettiol also has a good chance as does Oss, but I don't see Villella, Pasqualon, Marcato, Canola or Gaspa in it.

Most probably Nibali won't go.
The course doesn't suit him. He clearly said that. Besides I got injured on stage 20.
 
Danish selection
Valgren, Cort, Kragh Andersen S, Juul-Jensen, Pedersen, Mørkøv

Mørkøv instead of Breschel is ***. I think Anders Lund's closeness to Breschel must have influenced this choice. But obviously you can't talk about favoritism with someone who has finished second, third, fourth and seventh. Or maybe Matti said he is not in shape Idk. Disappointing anyway and I would not take Magnus Cort either.

TT Norman Hansen and Toft Madsen so I guess Pedersen and Juul-Jensen said no.
 
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DNP-Old said:
The Italian team is filthy good. Pre-selection:

Alberto Bettiol (Cannondale-Drapac), Daniele Bennati (Movistar), Marco Canola (Nippo – Vini Fantini), Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Merida), Alessandro De Marchi (BMC), Enrico Gasparotto (Bahrain-Merida), Marco Marcato (UAE-Emirates), Gianni Moscon (Sky), Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), Daniel Oss (BMC), Andrea Pasqualon (Wanty-Groupe Gobert), Salvatore Puccio (Sky), Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step Floors), Diego Ulissi (UAE-Emirates), Davide Villella (Cannondale-Drapac) e Elia Viviani (Sky)
Most of these riders are in great shape, but I bolded the ones I think would make the best team.
Bennati as a road captain, Oss and De Marchi as the strong rouleurs for the flat, Ulissi/Moscon/Bettiol for the late attacks, Trentin/Colbrelli for reduced sprints and Viviani if a large bunch survives.
Puccio and Villella could also play the Oss/De Marchi role.

Before the Vuelta Nibali said he would like to help the team in Bergen, but I don't see him being selected after his crash on stage 20.
 
ciranda said:
Danish selection
Valgren, Cort, Kragh Andersen S, Juul-Jensen, Pedersen, Mørkøv

Mørkøv instead of Breschel is ***. I think Anders Lund's closeness to Breschel must have influenced this choice. But obviously you can't talk about favoritism with someone who has finished second, third, fourth and seventh. Or maybe Matti said he is not in shape Idk. Disappointing anyway and I would not take Magnus Cort either.

TT Norman Hansen and Toft Madsen so I guess Pedersen and Juul-Jensen said no.
So basically 3 free riders and 3 domestiques. I don't like the Mørkøv selection either, he simply doesn't climb well enough to be in the mix. I would have taken a 70% Fuglsang over him as well and Breschel would almost always be a a better choice, we need people in the finale.
 
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Ricco' said:
It's Bookwalter, Nathan Brown, Howes, Reijnen, Rosskopf and Van Garderen.
Thanks.

Well, USA have a problem for years. Their promising riders don't develop as well as one could hope. Several years ago they didn't look bad for the future with Phinney, Van Garderen, Talansky, Dombrowski and Craddock but none of them is nowadays at the level one could hope for considering their showings at younger age.

Similarly, Scandinavian riders often look very well in Tour de l'Avenir but rarely become stars in the pro ranks. Well, maybe that's because riders from those rich countries just reach their peak earlier due to better training facilities at young age, but that doesn't make their ultimate potential better. I have no idea.
 
Great Britain

TT: Froome Cummings

Road Race: Doull Blythe Christian Kennaugh Dibben Swift Stannard Thwaites Geogheghan Hart

Good to see Froome finishing his season with the TT, he has a small chance but very unlikely to beat Dumoulin.

That road race squad is terrible though. All the big names missing - Froome Thomas Yates x 2 Cavendish Dowsett Rowe Cummings
 
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Bardamu said:
Escarabajo said:
Dekker_Tifosi said:
What happened to US cycling anyway... lack of stars there.

Well, at least their future looks kinda ok
The Texan destroyed it.

The mindset of the American is different to the European and the South American.
How is it different?
Probably against cheating.

We are much tolerant to cheating and cheaters. We cheat and expect to be cheated. Probably with exception of Scandinavian countries.