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Teams & Riders Cian Uijtdebroeks - From the wetlands to the top of cycling

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I think it's probably not going to work with Monsieur Underpants at Bora. Maybe he is will be the future GT winner that many see in him, but with his attitude he has to become Pog, Remco or Vingegaard quickly because I don't see him getting on with a team where he is not sole leader in every race.
 
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in the same way Remco spoke his mind after the TTT in the dark, Cian also has a strong character and speaks his mind and it's good. what I find greatly exaggerated is journos and fans making it a storm in a glass of water (that's what we say in Italy). bring on 2024 with Bora!
There's a huge difference between speaking your mind and being a loudmouth brat. I'm sure Belgiums know the difference.
 
I thought Belgium only exists because neither the Netherlands nor France actually want their part of the country!? :D
Netherlands are only wealthier now because Belgium got ravaged in WW1 and they stayed neutral.

Netherlands weren't capable of resisting the Belgian independent movement. Keep in mind that, while Netherlands had colonies, the population distribution was historically more in favor of Belgium.

When it comes to France though yeah the Brits didn't want France to have it. Not sure about French attitudes about it but Napoleon definitely wanted it earlier and it was and is one of the wealthiest regions in Europe so I doubt it was that.
 
Apparently Lidl-Trek and INEOS are interested in getting Uijtdebroeks from Bora before 2024 season starts. Bora hasn't seen a proper offer yet though. Team manager Ralph Denk also said what they thought about communicating via the press to Uijtdebroeks.
 
Apparently Lidl-Trek and INEOS are interested in getting Uijtdebroeks from Bora before 2024 season starts. Bora hasn't seen a proper offer yet though. Team manager Ralph Denk also said what they thought about communicating via the press to Uijtdebroeks.
From info is that Trek have removed themselves for his services and Ineos were interested but have become somewhat eased up due media and that.

If you read that interview what is a point is that no team has made contact to buy out his existing contract when it is possible to do so. A Team like Ineos who have no one really other than Rodrigues for GC would be looking to acquire his services quick as possible going into 2024 and have not made contact. It is now towards the end of November which is late for any signing.

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With his antics... cash-in, I would say. Not a loss for Bora.
Of course it would be a loss for them. Uijtdebroeks is one of the biggest GT talents in the world right now. There just isn't nearly as much hype around him as Evenepoel, but as a GT rider I think he has more potential.

The stories about his antics are also quite exaggerated, twice he's offered reasonably fair criticism of his team and already he's portrayed as a drama queen. That's a symptom of this social media era I guess. If you actually listen to him speak he's far from a drama queen, and much more a youthfully enthusiastic person.
 
Of course it would be a loss for them. Uijtdebroeks is one of the biggest GT talents in the world right now. There just isn't nearly as much hype around him as Evenepoel, but as a GT rider I think he has more potential.

The stories about his antics are also quite exaggerated, twice he's offered reasonably fair criticism of his team and already he's portrayed as a drama queen. That's a symptom of this social media era I guess. If you actually listen to him speak he's far from a drama queen, and much more a youthfully enthusiastic person.
Nope, they should dump him.
 
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Of course it would be a loss for them. Uijtdebroeks is one of the biggest GT talents in the world right now. There just isn't nearly as much hype around him as Evenepoel, but as a GT rider I think he has more potential.

The stories about his antics are also quite exaggerated, twice he's offered reasonably fair criticism of his team and already he's portrayed as a drama queen. That's a symptom of this social media era I guess. If you actually listen to him speak he's far from a drama queen, and much more a youthfully enthusiastic person.

He should join Remco & Moscon ... now that's a real fun "Three Amigos"! :)
 
In the real working life people normally don't say that the employer is really bad and that the colleagues are bad publicy.
You tell that your employer and not the next best newspaper. In my option the employer is bad if he doesn't listen but he has every right to be pissed if you do it like Uijtebroeks.
Depends, complaining about the TT materiaal want the best move, that should stay in house. I don’t mind him saying he thought what Vlasov did was weird, you reap what you sow.
 
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Honestly, I don't understand the criticism and fuss on the Vlasov move. It's not like Vlasov was 10th Overall and Cian 3rd or 4th, or Cian was dropped and Vlasov tried to upper the pace to prevent him from coming back.

They were just seconds apart in GC and Aleks attack came on a standstill in the GC group. This attack did not hamper Cian on the big picture of the race.

Given also his remarks regarding TT setup, I would say the issue here is on Cian camp, rather than team or Vlasov.