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2023 World Championships team selections

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The Italians are going to be hard on the appointment at the world championships. The only question is, where? A considerable part of the Italian core is bilingual. They speak the language of the road and the track. Because Bennati is so incredibly slow, I don't know who will start and who won't. There is a chance that a few guys prefer the track, the world championships of which are in Cali in two weeks.

I know this is about the Juniors, but isn't it all in Glasgow?
 
Danish mens team coach Anders Lund, said in an interview with cycling podcast "Forhjulslir", that the team is riding for 2 captains: Mads P and Asgreen.

What that probably means in practice is, that they eash will have 3 riders dedicated to them (as long as the race goes as expected).

I'd venture a guess Mads P has Skjelmose, Moerkoev and Bjerg dedicated to him, while Asgreen has Cort, Kragh and Honore.
 
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Danish mens team coach Anders Lund, said in an interview with cycling podcast "Forhjulslir", that the team is riding for 2 captains: Mads P and Asgreen.

What that probably means in practice is, that they eash will have 3 riders dedicated to them (as long as the race goes as expected).

I'd venture a guess Mads P has Skjelmose, Moerkoev and Bjerg dedicated to him, while Asgreen has Cort, Kragh and Honore.
Welcome back Broccoli, we sorely missed you and your insight on Danish cycling.

Mads and Kasper are by far the strongest guys on the squad and the route suites them, but I think riders like Kragh and Skjelmose are allowed to join breaks early on when they reach Glasgow. Of course, if Van Baarle and Remco goes, it won't matter and Kasper and Mads needs to react. You can't hide in the peloton and play the game of "we have a rider up front" against guys like Remco, then its too late.
 
Italy finally get round to updating their teams and Venturelli is in, completing the list of favourites for the WJ race. Am missing this race due to it's early start so will have to try and avoid social media till I finish work and watch on catch-up. Always find myself empathising with US and Ozzie fans during The Worlds.
Generally yes, but I was up pretty early last year if I recall correctly.
 
They actually are, and you even have a chance to get your hands on Rien Schuurhuis' custom made Pinarello.

View: https://twitter.com/AthVaticana/status/1686737547567747072

Hopefully, he'll be mixing it with the best again this year (and staying away from Rangers pubs)

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Maybe we can ask buddy buddy buddy to create a thread? Im sure he has some great stories from the 80's and 90's about Michele Indurain and Miguel Bartoli and their exploits in the WC race during that era

The best world's ever was when Oscar Camenzind won probably, + when Oscar Freire got it the first time and Romans (not Oscar) Vainsteins' win. Camenzind was a mail carrier before he turned pro. He stopped after a positive test where he just said yes that's me. That was a pretty rad reaction too although I missed him in races. That's how it was then; BAM doping news story and your favorite rider was out for two years and it was always one of your favorites.

Franck Vandenbroucke was the big favorite in 1999 when Freire sneaked away in the final 600 metres. He had broken (?, I think, hurt them bad at least) both wrists in a crash early and couldn't ride away easily as everybody thought he would. Vandenbroucke was sometimes known as VDB, the OG three initials guy. He could and was expected to do everything and had real unreal style and effortlessness.


OK now the serious stuff.

My favorite worlds's ever is the World's Championships for the Southern Hemisphere Open 1981 in Punta Arenas, Chile. It's kind of tough to find anything about online.

It was late december and most of the european favorites were out of shape. Of course Bernard van der Mercxks was there with others from Belgium and the Netherlands. Pierrick Voiture Rouge and Francois Lefrancois represented France and Italy lined up crowd favorites and or disco high rollers Felice Ramazzotti and Paolino Casablanca.

The italians found out that Diego Armando Pastapizza from Argentina had sicilian ancestors and started a sneaky cross-country alliance with the argentinian team. The Soviet Union had some strong riders at the start but as representatives of an oppressive regime they were known on the start list only as soviet man I, soviet man II, soviet man III and soviet man IV. All of them looked scary and menacing.

USA's own Greg Horner was there too but not in good condition after a bad encounter with a pack of armadillos on a wildlife trip in Kentucky. Pascal Züllemann was also on the start line. It was early in his career before he had developed his fears of aeroplanes, cars, horses and finally bicycles that would force him to end his career.

The race started with crazy gale force winds from the South Atlantic Sea by way of the Magellan Strait. Much of the circuit had crosswinds in particular on a slight downhill road to the sea just before the toughest of three long hills. In these hard as *** to say the least conditions the race was very selective already on the second lap with most of the above in front plus some bolivians, argentinians, peruvians, chileans and ecuadorians. Greg Horner had abandoned the race to hang out with some penguins he had seen alongside the course. Then it started raining.

But but but at exactly km 34, with 253 to go, my tape wonked out and stopped functioning so I don't know what happened later on. Who knows?
 
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The best world's ever was when Oscar Camenzind won probably, + when Oscar Freire got it the first time and Romans (not Oscar) Vainsteins' win. Camenzind was a mail carrier before he turned pro. He stopped after a positive test where he just said yes that's me. That was a pretty rad reaction too although I missed him in races. That's how it was then; BAM doping news story and your favorite rider was out for two years and it was always one of your favorites.

Franck Vandenbroucke was the big favorite in 1999 when Freire sneaked away in the final 600 metres. He had broken (?, I think, hurt them bad at least) both wrists in a crash early and couldn't ride away easily as everybody thought he would. Vandenbroucke was sometimes known as VDB, the OG three initials guy. He could and was expected to do everything and had real unreal style and effortlessness.


OK now the serious stuff.

My favorite worlds's ever is the Open World's Championships for the Southern Hemisphere 1981 in Punta Arenas, Chile. It's kind of tough to find anything about online.

It was late december and most of the european favorites were out of shape. Of course Bernard van der Mercxks was there with others from Belgium and the Netherlands. Pierrick Voiture Rouge and Francois Lefrancois represented France and Italy lined up crowd favorites and or disco high rollers Felice Ramazzotti and Paolino Casablanca.

The italians found out that Diego Armando Pastapizza from Argentina had sicilian ancestors and started a sneaky cross-country alliance with the argentinian team. The Soviet Union had some strong riders at the start but as representatives of an oppressive regime they were known on the start list only as soviet man 1, soviet man 2, soviet man 3 and soviet man 4. All of them looked scary and menacing.

USA's own Greg Horner was there too but not in good condition after a bad encounter with a pack of armadillos on a wildlife trip to Kentucky. Pascal Züllemann was also on the start line. It was early in his career before he had developed his fears of aeroplanes, cars, horses and finally bicycles that would force him to end his career.

The race started with crazy gale force winds from the South Atlantic Sea by way of the Magellan Strait. Much of the circuit had crosswinds in particular on a slight downhill road to the sea just before the toughest of three long hills. In these hard as *** conditions the race was very selective already on the second lap with most of the above in front plus some bolivians, argentinians, peruvians and ecuadorians. Greg Horner had abandoned the race to hang out with some penguins he had seen alongside the course. Then it started raining.

But but but at exactly km 34, with 253 to go, my tape wonked out and stopped functioning so I don't know what happened later on. Who knows?
Lefrancois and the French team tried to start a protest against the tough conditions but Pastapizza jumped off the road and broke clear. With the Italians now also blocking, he soon gained 9 minutes, but Greg Horner caught back up to the Peloton with the help of his penguins and made his way to the front. However, as soon as Horner attacked, the Soviets began chasing furiously and by 80 k to go, one of the mysterious Soviet men attacked and quickly bridged to Pastapizza. Then my tape also stopped working, just as Züllemann tried one of his attacks that looked like he was escaping from his own bicycle.
 
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The best world's ever was when Oscar Camenzind won probably, + when Oscar Freire got it the first time and Romans (not Oscar) Vainsteins' win.

Thank you for pointing out that Romans Vainsteins is not, in fact, called 'Oscar'. :p

OK now the serious stuff.

My favorite worlds's ever is the World's Championships for the Southern Hemisphere Open 1981 in Punta Arenas, Chile. It's kind of tough to find anything about online.

It was late december and most of the european favorites were out of shape. Of course Bernard van der Mercxks was there with others from Belgium and the Netherlands. Pierrick Voiture Rouge and Francois Lefrancois represented France and Italy lined up crowd favorites and or disco high rollers Felice Ramazzotti and Paolino Casablanca.

The italians found out that Diego Armando Pastapizza from Argentina had sicilian ancestors and started a sneaky cross-country alliance with the argentinian team. The Soviet Union had some strong riders at the start but as representatives of an oppressive regime they were known on the start list only as soviet man I, soviet man II, soviet man III and soviet man IV. All of them looked scary and menacing.

USA's own Greg Horner was there too but not in good condition after a bad encounter with a pack of armadillos on a wildlife trip to Kentucky. Pascal Züllemann was also on the start line. It was early in his career before he had developed his fears of aeroplanes, cars, horses and finally bicycles that would force him to end his career.

The race started with crazy gale force winds from the South Atlantic Sea by way of the Magellan Strait. Much of the circuit had crosswinds in particular on a slight downhill road to the sea just before the toughest of three long hills. In these hard as *** to say the least conditions the race was very selective already on the second lap with most of the above in front plus some bolivians, argentinians, peruvians and ecuadorians. Greg Horner had abandoned the race to hang out with some penguins he had seen alongside the course. Then it started raining.

But but but at exactly km 34, with 253 to go, my tape wonked out and stopped functioning so I don't know what happened later on. Who knows?

You calling that "serious stuff"?
 
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