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His contract is for 3 years, isn't it? So they don't expect results during his contract and can then move on to another team?
I guess expectations could be revised should they see that he is progressing better than expected, throughout the next two seasons. Or maybe that's just exactly how they intended it: At this moment there are no expectations regarding where he needs to be in 3 years, and maybe they'll see how it goes next season before setting goals.

Furthermore, i assume they intend to do a better job than DSM in convincing prospects to extend their contract ;-)
 
Furthermore, i assume they intend to do a better job than DSM in convincing prospects to extend their contract ;-)
I don't know how they do it, but UAE and Ineos are pretty good in convincing developed prospects to join their respective teams ;-)

Maybe there is a one-sided clause in the contract which Bora can apply for an extension for 1-2 years for a preset amount of money. The sponsors have signed until 2024 as well, so it makes sense not the have a longer contract.

What Cian & Bora mean is probably that they don't say he'll win a Grand Tour within those 3 years. They try to develop him and not putting to much pressure on him, which is a wise thing to do.
 
After his 2nd spot at Roubaix last year i assumed he'd have had his own topic but it appears not. Yesterday the first episode of this season's ''Containercup'' was aired featuring Florian Vermeersch and Mauri Vansevenant. The concept has been explained in the past in a few other topics, but the Containercup was a TV show concept that was thought up during the first lockdown in 2020, where athletes competed at 7 trials in a shipping container (running mill, monkeybars, rowing machine, golf sim, shooting, bench press, spinning bike).

The spinning bike obviously doesn't favor smaller / lighter / aero athletes considering it's just about how much watts you can push. So back in 2020, Van Aert set the record on the spinning bike, beating Mathieu van der Poel by 10 seconds. Over the past 2 years some others came close to beating Van der Poel's time, some actually did beat it, but nobody could match Van Aert's time (while at the time he was still not 100% recovered from his injury back then).

Until yesterday's episode. Florian Vermeersch beat Van Aert's time by 0.5 second. Again, it should be noted that Vermeersch is taller as well as heavier than Van Aert and the machine is simply measuring raw watts, but still. I didn't expect it.

On the wikipage you can check all times of participating athletes: https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Container_Cup
Here is the episode with Van Aert and Van der Poel of 2020: It's possible you'll need a VPN, i don't know: View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmNtbyjanio
 
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After his 2nd spot at Roubaix last year i assumed he'd have had his own topic but it appears not. Yesterday the first episode of this season's ''Containercup'' was aired featuring Florian Vermeersch and Mauri Vansevenant. The concept has been explained in the past in a few other topics, but the Containercup was a TV show concept that was thought up during the first lockdown in 2020, where athletes competed at 7 trials in a shipping container (running mill, monkeybars, rowing machine, golf sim, shooting, bench press, spinning bike).

The spinning bike obviously doesn't favor smaller / lighter / aero athletes considering it's just about how much watts you can push. So back in 2020, Van Aert set the record on the spinning bike, beating Mathieu van der Poel by 10 seconds. Over the past 2 years some others came close to beating Van der Poel's time, some actually did beat it, but nobody could match Van Aert's time (while at the time he was still not 100% recovered from his injury back then).

Until yesterday's episode. Florian Vermeersch beat Van Aert's time by 0.5 second. Again, it should be noted that Vermeersch is taller as well as heavier than Van Aert and the machine is simply measuring raw watts, but still. I didn't expect it.

On the wikipage you can check all times of participating athletes: https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Container_Cup
Here is the episode with Van Aert and Van der Poel of 2020: It's possible you'll need a VPN, i don't know: View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmNtbyjanio
How long is the spin? That seems a bit relevant when you throw specific time gaps around :)
 
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Does anyone here know more about Lauro Cesar Chaman and what kind of medical condition he's suffering from?
The guy is a paracyclist who has won multiple medals at the Paraolympics (he competes in the c5 category, so the one with the least impairment, but last year he actually won the Brazilian men's elite ITT NC with an average speed of almost 49km/h and he also won it in 2018.
if Ryo wasn't banned we probably would have already heared more about him, just saying...
 
Not everyone might have noticed it, but Ag2R‘s Felix Gall has joined the world class, this April. Absolutely strong performances in Itzulia and TotA. I had not expected this - not at all.

I think that‘s good for his team, to have riders like him or O‘Connor. Since Vino left the team, they have become „weaker and weaker“, every year. Their best times they had as „Casino“, but they seem on a good way back to these successes.

If Gall continues like this, he can win a stage in the Giro next month; and if he has endurance for three weeks, he can go for the Top-20.
 
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Not everyone might have noticed it, but Ag2R‘s Felix Gall has joined the world class, this April. Absolutely strong performances in Itzulia and TotA. I had not expected this - not at all.

I think that‘s good for his team, to have riders like him or O‘Connor. Since Vino left the team, they have become „weaker and weaker“, every year. Their best times they had as „Casino“, but they seem on a good way back to these successes.

If Gall continues like this, he can win a stage in the Giro next month; and if he has endurance for three weeks, he can go for the Top-20.
He is having a very good few months yes. But world class is exaggerating it a tiny tiny bit…
 
Not everyone might have noticed it, but Ag2R‘s Felix Gall has joined the world class, this April. Absolutely strong performances in Itzulia and TotA. I had not expected this - not at all.

I think that‘s good for his team, to have riders like him or O‘Connor. Since Vino left the team, they have become „weaker and weaker“, every year. Their best times they had as „Casino“, but they seem on a good way back to these successes.

If Gall continues like this, he can win a stage in the Giro next month; and if he has endurance for three weeks, he can go for the Top-20.
He's for a village 40kms away from my hometown (on the other side of the border), so I have been a supporter since he won the junior WC. Getting out of DSM was the right move for him, he seems to have clearly improved.
 
Couldn't find in the thread directory. Thanks tho
 
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