Alright, then it was just me not knowing their TTT history enough. Nice to see them doing good after the sponsorship troubles in spring. And Fisher-Black lookes like a really solid talent so far this year.Not as much as you might think, though; Paule Ka is the former Bigla-Cervélo team, which has really been surprising in TTTs for a while to the extent that we shouldn't be surprised any more. It's a bit more surprising now the likes of Cille, Leah Thomas and Ann-Sophie Duyck have moved on, but they were 2nd in last year's Giro TTT, 3rd in Vårgårda in 2018, 4th in the 2018 Giro TTT, 3rd in the 2017 Worlds TTT, 2nd in Vårgårda in 2017 and 2nd in Valencia in 2017. They're clearly a well-drilled and well-coached team in the discipline as they continually punch above their weight in TTTs and perform above the sum of their parts.
They are definitely good at finding talents, they've historically run off a small roster and targeting a more specific race calendar accordingly. They may not be the immediate threat they were when they had Moolman-Pasio, Lepistö and Uttrup anymore, but there are definitely some useful prospects on the squad.Alright, then it was just me not knowing their TTT history enough. Nice to see them doing good after the sponsorship troubles in spring. And Fisher-Black lookes like a really solid talent so far this year.
I would 100% rather have real coverage of this than the B-list Trentino that we are getting liveCome on! This race deserves a thread of its own, rather than to be chucked away in the general Women's Racing thread.
Here's the startlist
And now for an important question: Coverage? It's a WT race, so it has to have coverage! But surely the 50 minutes delayed coverage thing on ES Player doesn't actually count as coverage. Surely by "coverage" they mean live coverage?!
Stage info to follow in individual posts.
One does not exclude the other. Especially considering that Trentino (Tour of the Alps) don't generally overlap with the Giro Rosa, and I'm pretty sure it's been cancelled this year anyway.I would 100% rather have real coverage of this than the B-list Trentino that we are getting live
Ha my bad obviously I meant Tirreno and if we only have the TV space and crew for one I would much prefer live Giro RosaOne does not exclude the other. Especially considering that Trentino (Tour of the Alps) don't generally overlap with the Giro Rosa, and I'm pretty sure it's been cancelled this year anyway.
I wouldn't exactly call guys like Nibali, Froome, Geraint Thomas, Simon Yates, and Fuglsang "B-list", though...Ha my bad obviously I meant Tirreno and if we only have the TV space and crew for one I would much prefer live Giro Rosa
|01||Annemiek van Vleuten|
|02||Anna van der Breggen|
Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team
|04||Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig|
Alé BTC Ljubljana
Équipe Paule Ka
Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cycling
There won't be any.... with her having the potential for lingering effects after having crashed...
Yea, could well be, as with how narrow it was as well, getting service to those riders will have been a nightmare. You saw on the highlights the trouble Floortje had getting going again, and how much trouble the camera bike had getting around García to show us ELB being dropped. I think Labous was their realistic GC leader, but if they are going to reappraise and look for stages there are definitely a couple that Liane should like the look of.Sunweb reports that all their protected riders today (Labous, Lippert and Mackaaij) suffered mechanicals on the gravel. Maybe also the reason why other big names fell behind.