I'm telling you guys: Juntunen is gonna be the next big thing! Just you wait.
I put forward Niklas Märkl, Samuel Watson, Marco Frigo, Mattia Petrucci and Lennart Van Eetvelt as candidates for the collective ignorance team.Who did you consider, but omit, and you were surprised to see that he is not one of the 115 riders that someone else fancied? On those grounds, I will propose Sam Welsford (and perhaps those 4 from the Good in 2021 team) as likely to feature in Collective Ignorance. Who do you think will be there?
With Bennett and Hodeg gone, and Cavendish likely at the tail end of his career, it seems that there will be more opportunities for the young sprinters at the team. Vernon has been really impressive on the track. It wouldn't surprise me if by the end of the season he'll already get his chances in the smaller Belgian 1 day races or so.Im mostly surpriced Vernon has been getting picked so much. Surely he is a solid talent, but for me I just quickly cut him, feeling he would be used as a helper/leadoutrider with Quick-Step, with so many faster than him, and with his skills well suited for leadouts (someone similar but still a bit better, like Steimle had not been getting that much points with them for instance, but perhaps I underestimate him. Quick Step surely has had good succes with many young guys, so its always a danger to leave out their Neos in this game, even if someone like Garison was a flop.
Charmig seems very promising.
I should have spotted that, although there is nothing in the spreadsheet to draw my attention to it if it happens.It seems I majorly *** up and managed to put Stan van Tricht twice. Can I please change the second of those to Umba instead? Sorry and no hard feelings if not.
I should have spotted that, although there is nothing in the spreadsheet to draw my attention to it if it happens.
Maybe someone who knows Excel other than by trial and error can direct me to such an instruction.Found it: in future I will post entry submissions into a page formatted with conditional formatting to highlight duplicates.
But I have no objection, and have made the change. Any appeals against it?
With Bennett and Hodeg gone, and Cavendish likely at the tail end of his career, it seems that there will be more opportunities for the young sprinters at the team. Vernon has been really impressive on the track. It wouldn't surprise me if by the end of the season he'll already get his chances in the smaller Belgian 1 day races or so.
He used to be very good at the juniors level beating and racing against riders that have since established themselves as pros, but he hasnt managed to take the next step. Mainly because he suffered health problems and was even out of the sport for 1,5 year. Finished 2nd in the European U23 RR in 2020 coming back.
Hopefully he will be a late bloomer. 6th in Turkey, 2nd Alpes Isere Tour and 7th in Tour of Denmark were some good results last season. Now stepping up to UNO-X pro team after having spent a year with their development team.
Its definetly not impossible that he will get such chances and I must also admit I havent followed his track-results much so I have likely rated him too low.
Still when Cavendish likely leaves next year, Jakobsen and Ballerini should fill the 2 topspots, so the interesting thing will be what role he will get compared to riders like Steimle and Senechal, where I would think they have the best chance now, but he could definetly end up as the third choise then. Mostly I just compared him a lot with Steimle in his skillset and felt he would likely get a similar role as he has had the last years and that he would also start behind him in the hierachy now, but he can definetly surprise and even if he just does as Steimle has done, he wouldn't be a bad pick, just a bit mediocre, so he is a solid pick with a chance to be quite good .
Campbell Stewart was signed specifically to be part of Kaden Groves' sprint train, don't think he'll get many chances to race for himself the next seasons.Imo Vernon isn't similar to Steimle. He's much faster. He's not going to Quick Step as a lead out man but as a future main sprinter. He'll learn the ropes and quickly will go for victories. He's unseen by some because of little road schedule due to track and covid, but I believe he's one of the best sprinters of his generation.
Other in which I believe a lot is Campbell Stewart, coming from the track with a great record.
Campbell Stewart was signed specifically to be part of Kaden Groves' sprint train, don't think he'll get many chances to race for himself the next seasons.
"We have a mix of young talent and experienced hands coming into the team next year,” White continued. “With two young world class track riders in Kelland O’Brien and Campbell Stewart, we will be transitioning them across to the WorldTour road ranks and they were specifically brought in to work with Kaden Groves, our developing sprint star. To have a young, developing sprint train around Kaden consistently, with riders of a similar age that can learn and win together, it is an area which we see as a great opportunity for us to gain wins in 2022."Maybe you're right, as I didn't find any comments about what idea have the aussies about Stewart. But I believe he eventually can surpass Groves, who I don't see making the difference in his first two seasons as a pro. I think Campebell can become the second card of the team after Groenewegen.
I might have done a bit of a mistake in picking the wrong new-comer to the sport: Zwiehoff over Romo.
I think I dismissed Romo's Settimana Coppi e Bartali as a rather random result in a small race, but looking at it, he was up there with some serious names. I was lured by Zwiehoff's consistency in big races in his first season as a road cyclist, like 26th in both UAE Tour and Romandie, along with a completed Vuelta. But to go from that to some serious point scoring positions might be quite a big leap. I now think Romo has way more potential.
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