2019 Tour de l'Avenir /// 15th - 25th of August (2.Ncup)

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How very annoying that they couldn't even livestream this 23k stage.

Classement général :
1 Tobias S. FOSS (Norvège)
2 Matteo JORGENSON (Etats-Unis) à 23"
3 Giovanni ALEOTTI (Italie) à 41"
4 Clément CHAMPOUSSIN (France) à 58"
5 Ilan VAN WILDER (Belgique) à 1'38"
6 Samuele BATTISTELLA (Italie) à 2'20"
7 Mauri VANSEVENANT (Belgique) à 2'35"
8 Georg ZIMMERMANN (Allemagne) à 3'30"
9 Urko BERRADE (Espagne) à 4'19"
10 Michel RIES (Luxembourg)
 
Well, he could have been firmly in the lead if it wasn't for that mechanical.
3 from the same team? I doubt the collaboration would have been that good (as several riders in the breakaway claimed).
Apart from that, that's not the attitude of a team player, even more if you are the leader.

However, I prefer to think, it's just an excerpt from the interview
 
3 from the same team? I doubt the collaboration would have been that good (as several riders in the breakaway claimed).
Apart from that, that's not the attitude of a team player, even more if you are the leader.

However, I prefer to think, it's just an excerpt from the interview
He's been the best first year espoir all year. Last year, he was "best of the rest" behind Evenepoel. He's doing great and is ambitious. Let the kid be (rightfully) disappointed in the fact that a mechanical cost him the lead, and let's not start expecting this "political correct" BS from a 19 year old. I'm sure he was happy for Mauri, but disappointed because it could have been him instead.
 
Evans is an interesting rider - He can definitely climb but do little else - Has lots of gaps in his overall skills set that need to be addressed - At best see him as a PCT level rider
 
What do we know about this 20 year old American in second place? Matteo Jorgenson? Other than that he is obviously the next Lance Armstrong?
Think he, like others in the Top 10 or thereabouts, definitely profits from the weak edition and all those crashes and inconsistent performances. That being said, he definitely isn't there by luck. Good talent, who had quite a good season only interrupted by that disc brake accident, so one couldn't be quite sure how he would fare here. First season in Europe as well. Maybe his development will be more long term, a thing us riders often struggle with.

This stage was tailor made for Evans really. Just one long effort without any technical oder tactical finesse. Would be more surprising if he can do the same over the next days. But this race is utterly unpredictable, so who knows.
 
Think he, like others in the Top 10 or thereabouts, definitely profits from the weak edition and all those crashes and inconsistent performances. That being said, he definitely isn't there by luck. Good talent, who had quite a good season only interrupted by that disc brake accident, so one couldn't be quite sure how he would fare here. First season in Europe as well. Maybe his development will be more long term, a thing us riders often struggle with.

This stage was tailor made for Evans really. Just one long effort without any technical oder tactical finesse. Would be more surprising if he can do the same over the next days. But this race is utterly unpredictable, so who knows.
I remember the pic of that disc break incident, that was some rotten.org level gore.
Regarding Evans, I wouldn't be so pessimistic about his chances as a pro, he still has lots of room to improve. Durning the last few years I got the impression that many of the Australian riders are already really professional at a young age and don't have a lot of room to improve when they turn pro, they are already a finished product (of course they will still get stronger, but I wouldn't expect a sudden jump to the next level). I feel the same about most of the Italians who have ridden for Colpack or Locatelli for more than just 1-2 years.
 

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