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Just curious...with the success of so many CX riders, does anyone know if Eli Iserbyt does much racing on the road, or if he has plans to do so?? I love watching him in the winter and would love to see him in more road action...thanks!
From what I've heard his team and the PCT Bingoal team are merging after this season is over.
I'd love to see him in the Ardennes classics.
 
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Just curious...with the success of so many CX riders, does anyone know if Eli Iserbyt does much racing on the road, or if he has plans to do so?? I love watching him in the winter and would love to see him in more road action...thanks!
Wouldn't except to much of him tbh.
I remember him being in the early break in Belgian Championship last september.
A break with 20+ riders where he didn't have to do any of the work and still he dropped out with more then 50k's to go.

It could have been because of his CX training, but still, pretty dissapointing.
 
Wouldn't except to much of him tbh.
I remember him being in the early break in Belgian Championship last september.
A break with 20+ riders where he didn't have to do any of the work and still he dropped out with more then 50k's to go.

It could have been because of his CX training, but still, pretty dissapointing.
Bit harsch. Not exactly a race where one could expect him to shine.

I'd like to see him in one of the c-tier climbing stage races. Adriatics Ionica, Coppi e Bartali... etc.
 
Luke Plapp (20) signs for Ineos.

I read an article last week that said he also wanted to win GT's in the future or at least see how far he can go there, so i guess him going to Ineos "makes sense" as he's an elite ITT'er that comes from the track. Another promesing project for the team.
 
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Plapp strikes me as more of a classics and one week stage racer - He's very talented but will need time - Think he will ride as a stagiare after the Olympics.
Difficult to tell at this point. Could become the new Tony Martin, but i wouldn't rule out that he can become a GT contender, though from what i've seen so far, i would also think it's a bit less likely. I think he also doesn't know himself at this point where his future lies. To be honest, i didn't read the entire article.
 
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Difficult to tell at this point. Could become the new Tony Martin, but i wouldn't rule out that he can become a GT contender, though from what i've seen so far, i would also think it's a bit less likely. I think he also doesn't know himself at this point where his future lies. To be honest, i didn't read the entire article.
Think you'll find his track team pursuit mate Kelland O'Brien will join TBE.
 
I was very surprised to see Fiorelli finishing third from the break in yesterday's stage. I've always thought of him as the traditional third tier Italian semi sprinter who can perhaps win a few flat races here and there. Yesterday he beat very competent riders like Tratnik, Vervaeke, Edet, Oliveira, Valter in a tough Appennines stage with terrible weather.

Does anybody know more about him?
 
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From Palermo. I looked that up, don't know anything. He has won the Tour of Albania and there had to be some mountains there. This interview: https://www.sportfair.it/2020/01/filippo-fiorelli-intervista-sportfair/1000302/
So basically he didn't seriously train until 2014 (aged 20), when he left Sicily and joined a team in Tuscany.
In 2015 and 2016 he rode a few races with tha national team, with some decent results in minor races.
Then in 2017 he was hit by a virus and it took him months to recover, so in 2018 only an amateur team picked him up.

He only started riding with a PCT team as a trainee in 2019 (Nippo) and won a number of .2 or minor races. He couldn't believe when Bardiani offered him a contract for 2020.

Also, he fits the "late starter, coming from a different sport" narrative since he says he was a basketball player.
 
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