On the final climb of this race there was a crash just before the top which allowed the first six to get away & hold up the rest just enough to cause the splitDekker_Tifosi said:Then agan, as U23 rider. Cavendish was just outside the top 10 in Salzubrg I think, when Ciolek won in a lead group that contained guys like Vanendert, Gavazzi and Gesink...
1 Gerald Ciolek (Germany) 4.00.50 (44.146 km/h)
2 Romain Feillu (France)
3 Alexander Khatuntsev (Russian Federation)
4 Francesco Gavazzi (Italy)
5 Jelle Vanendert (Belgium)
6 Robert Gesink (Netherlands)
7 Jos Van Emden (Netherlands) 0.04
8 Sergey Kolesnikov (Russian Federation) 0.05
9 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway)
10 Danilo Wyss (Switzerland)
11 Mark Cavendish (Great Britain)
And this was on a supposedly though course. So... Cavendish is definately not 'without a chance' either.
But with the main favorites being guys like Gilbert and Pozzato, it's not gonna be easy. He'll probably get 'stuck' in a second group again like in Salzburg 2006.
Add his own countries, plus Roulston from NZ and a few other HTC ring ins. Basically anyone from HTC that hasn't got a national contender will be supporting Cav.hfer07 said:Is Cavendish aware of the number of teammates he's having? he's either dreaming big or fooling himself....
Yes Salzburg was a thought to be a though course. Look at the profile. It did end in a big group sprinting behind. But that happens at world championships or though races. We have seen big group sprints at Clasica San Sebastian (50 men) and Amstel Gold Race (35 men) in the past as well...roundabout said:
Oops my bad. I originally had them in there but for some reason swapped them. Sorry D_TDekker_Tifosi said:Hahaha, you crack me up ACF
The Netherlands waiting for a sprint? With what sprinter exactly?
They'll probably go with the strategy to attack wherever possible or to have as many men as possible in the breakaways.
Van Vliet didn't even select a sprinter.
Actually the 130km race was in Ballerat (I dont think i spelt that right) not Geelong. It wasn't the same course at all.palmerq said:Interesting race... i have no idea how it will end :S... but going by all the talk in the news I think this is gilberts race to lose... The italians didnt even select a sprinter...... so to me it seems this wont end in a big sprint... although looking at the results of the race on the same course(but shorter) I don't think a big bunch will be far behind.... for me gilbert is going to winout of a small group that doesnt contain cavendish..
Oh, but now when he has said that, no teams will try to drop Cavendish anymore as he's no longer a favourite for the win! ...or at least that's his planDekker_Tifosi said:Cavendish now did the course himself, and said it's too though for him.
source (Dutch) http://sporza.be/cm/sporza/wielrennen/WK/100927_wk_omloop_cavendish
http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/5804/Mark-Cavendish-backtracks-on-World-Championship-chances.aspxSusan Westemeyer said:Sporza says these quotes have appeared in the British press -- has anyone actually seen them?
They only quote wielerupdate, which doesn't give a source.Tuarts said:
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-sport/cavendish-could-struggle-for-support-20100923-15owg.htmlSusan Westemeyer said:Sporza says these quotes have appeared in the British press -- has anyone actually seen them?
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