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2024 National Championships Overview Thread

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That's a surprise that Dunbar could beat Mullen in the ITT. It suggests his form is OK after his many mishaps in 2024. Thinking about this more, Jayco wanted him to ride Suisse to do the TDF, though he felt he was not quite right. Him winning the ITT, suggests his form is good and this another missed opportunity.
 
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Herregodts, sorry to say, but is overrated as a TT'er. Last year he surprised a lot of people during the NC TT in a stronger field, but it was in his own backyard, in the rain. There are at least 6 better TT'ers in Belgium, 4 of them have "aert" in their name.
I know he's not a top dog. That's why I specifically called this 'a chance of a lifetime' and a 'missed opportunity'. No need to underrate him, but you can't say he's getting overrated either. I have the right to cheer for my fellow townsman.
 
I know he's not a top dog. That's why I specifically called this 'a chance of a lifetime' and a 'missed opportunity'. No need to underrate him, but you can't say he's getting overrated either. I have the right to cheer for my fellow townsman.
Ofcourse. But you are disappointed and call it a missed opportunity. Imho, that's not entirely fair. Segaert was still there, and Herregodts his level is not that high that others (like Wellens in this case) can't beat him on a good day. For Segaert it is much more a missed opportunity, imho.
 
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Ofcourse. But you are disappointed and call it a missed opportunity. Imho, that's not entirely fair. Segaert was still there, and Herregodts his level is not that high that others (like Wellens in this case) can't beat him on a good day. For Segaert it is much more a missed opportunity, imho.
Ye, but I believe Segaert will get more chances along the way.
Because he is younger and most likely the bigger talent.

Still, Rune has room for progression as well. He just needs to get his health under control for a longer period.
 
Wow, I finally won something, and I didn't even know I was competing!

Well, you didn't actually win anything.

Also, I am SO confused... is Uttrup not riding?
I got home from work and started my stream just as Norsgaard started, and the commentators haven't mentioned Uttrup with one word, nor have I been able to find any information anywhere... you'd think it would be pretty big news if the 2nd biggest favourite didn't start after all.
 
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Not a huge surprise in the Danish Elite Women's ITT either.
2. Koerner
3. Greve - also won the U23 title.

I still haven't been able to find an answer to the mystery of the missing Uttrup.

Well she didn't finish Tour de Suisse, so maybe focussing just on the road race. ITT might still be too painful to ride considering her injury,even though she did set a reasonable time at the ITT for TdS, it might be the recovery the next day which is the issue

Which is a long way to say, I don't know either
 
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Well she didn't finish Tour de Suisse, so maybe focussing just on the road race. ITT might still be too painful to ride considering her injury,even though she did set a reasonable time at the ITT for TdS, it might be the recovery the next day which is the issue

That was my best guess too.
Don't think it's because she didn't finish Suisse; surely then she would have cancelled her participation earlier, and not after the start times had already been published.
 
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That was my best guess too.
Don't think it's because she didn't finish Suisse; surely then she would have cancelled her participation earlier, and not after the start times had already been published.

I was just thinking the ITT was stage 2, she was her normal chatty self at the start of stage 3, but then didn't finish, there wasn't a crash, and FDJ haven't provided an update since.

And maybe it's like ok you can ride ITT but it really going to hurt and impact your road race ability so you pick one even if you're down to do both. As obviously it's also an Olympic selection thing too.

Plus I don't know if the Danish fed are similar to British Cycling but several riders had start times, but almost had no intention of taking part, due to injury or form.
 
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