Cardona was one of the biggest Colombian talents of his generation a few years back. It was either him, or Javier Montoya. For instance, they were both on the 2014 Junior track squad that went on to win the silver in the team pursuit in the world championships in Gwangmyeong. In 2015 they went head to head in Porvenir (Vuelta a Colombia U19) with Cardona winning and Montoya taking 2nd, 5 seconds apart. They did so finishing ahead of Adrian Bustamante, who is probably Colombia's only hope in this years U23 generation and Ivan Sosa, who is a pro with Androni.Anderis said:It's the first time I'm hearing this name. Can anyone shed some iight on what can we expect from him?
There is a video of him confirming it on Revista Mundo Ciclistico. What more do you need, except for Slipstreamscpress release?Anderis said:Interesting that CQ already added him as a done deal: http://www.cqranking.com/men/asp/gen/transfers.asp?year=2018&teamcode=CDT
Interesting being relative right?Anderis said:http://www.velonews.com/2017/10/feature/inside-slipstreams-brush-with-death_450279
Interesting read about Vaughters' effort to save the team.
They are cheap and not bad riders. I always thought about it in the past. Why people do not venture with more Colombian riders. They are not expensive and they are decent riders. A problem was probably having to deal with the long trips and place of training. But since their number one rider lives in Antioquia, maybe is not a bad idea to have another rider(s) from the region. Just like Sky or Movistar did. My 2 cents.DNP-Old said:Vaughters signing riders from EPM reeks of desperation to me. Either that, or he is completely clueless.
Phinney, even though he is miles away from the rider he used to be. They really lack TT specialists/rouleurs.Escarabajo said:
They are going to lose a lot of time.Escarabajo said:
They are going to get crucified on that stage. They had no depth in TTs this year and will be even worse at it next year.Escarabajo said:
There was a switch of focus within the team around 2014. As the old core of the team with riders like Millar, Zabriskie, Vande Velde and Farrar declined, they've sacrificed their rolling-TT power in favor of climbing and hilly terrain. Back in the day they were really lacking climbing depth and often sending only 2-3 guys who were any use on a climb to any GT.Leinster said:Garmin won the TTT in 2011. They finished 7th, at 0.17, in 2013. Then outside the top 10 at 1.29 in 2015. What's up with the steady decline?
The 2013 team had Millar, Hesjedal, Navardauskas, Rohan Dennis and Jack Bauer. Nobody like that in the current lineup.
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