Is it the same in other countries, that there are hardly any juniors with migration background in cycling?
I think cycling isn't "sexy" for young people and more reliant on tradition, than a sport like football (real football, not egg-hand-ball), which seems quicker, easier, more seductive. If once you start down that path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will.
Tbf, Germany is always stacked with great TT riders in the junior and u23 ranks, that's the one thing that tgey have always been great at developing since the Eastern Block days, sprinters and TT specialists.13 seconds? I think Remco needs to have a word with young Marco.
At the moment i wrote it, i thought i was in the Brenner topic. It was just a joke in reference to his topic title (new Evenepoel).Tbf, Germany is always stacked with great TT riders in the junior and u23 ranks, that's the one thing that tgey have always been great at developing since the Eastern Block days, sprinters and TT specialists.
I don't know about Czasa, well, Brenner is half-Italian, but of course Italy is a cycling country, and in general it's eye-catching. Logic is right, sports like cycling depend on tradition and family, football is where the boys go because all the other boys do. I've just been asking myself whether there are differences between the countries.I suspect Czasa is a Hungarian name, rather than a German one, but that's probably not what you mean.
They are very rare in Belgium. And of the few I know that you could say have a migration background the other parent is as Belgian as it gets (does that actually count as migration background). Where for other sports they are often a way of integration in a community, it is not the case for cycling.
There are a few in Italy, but I can't name any on top of my head.They are very rare in Belgium. And of the few I know that you could say have a migration background the other parent is as Belgian as it gets (does that actually count as migration background). Where for other sports they are often a way of integration in a community, it is not the case for cycling.
But if you look at the number of youth picking up cycling the numbers are low in general anyway. Even in Belgium...
I wonder if the Corona-time will make more teenagers pick up cycling. Not directly road-cycling, but the trails have never been this full.There are a few in Italy, but I can't name any on top of my head.
Less and less kids picking up cycling is also a big factor in Italy, on top of that cycling is more of a rural area sport and you have more people with a migration background in urban areas.
On top of that cycling is not the cheapest sport to get into and in a larger country like Italy you have to travel around a lot to ride a lot. If you're a sprinter or a guy who can climb a bit and packs a decent sprint in a restricted group you won't have any problems finding races that suit you, but pure climbers or even potential TT specialists that are born in the wrong region have to travel around a lot or move to a different region (like Nibali, Aru or Caruso for example).
Very interesting, i wonder about Nys in this race. What can you tell us about Joe Pidcock?Provisional startlist for Aubel Stavelot looking rather promising. Brenner, Uijtdebroeks, Wang, Max Poole, De Lie, Joe Pidcock, Nilsson-Julien, Dalby, Lund Andresen, Rootkin-Gray and .... Thibau Nys(!)
Obviously somthing is up. Either something happened in front of him or the info is off. Making up 5 minutes in 15 minutes means that if he is riding 40km/h, those guys are riding 30km/h.I don't know whether the information I am reading right now is correct, but if it is, Ayuso is on an absolute madness in Besaya. The level of the race ain't too high this year, but it would appear he just closed a gap of 5 minutes on his ones in a span of about 15 minutes.
Well, he didn't win, so I'm guessing the info on his miraculous comeback were quite exaggerated. He didn't even end up winning GC. His 100% victory score this year has therefore been ended. I'm quite happy with the latter, because, while impressive, it told us zilch. It's time for him to show it on an international level, because as of right now he hasn't. Not like a Remco, Brenner or even Simmons had. Not exactly his fault either though, the Spanish cycling association don't care too much for international races. So let's hope the European Championships will go ahead.Obviously somthing is up. Either something happened in front of him or the info is off. Making up 5 minutes in 15 minutes means that if he is riding 40km/h, those guys are riding 30km/h.
Are you saying HE is the new Evenepoel?Milesi recently put 17 seconds into Ponomar in an ITT on the only 9.8km long Imola circuit.
Milesi is an interesting rider, last year he finished 2nd in the nc itt, ahead of Tiberi. He has a Football background and only started cycling one year earlier after an injury, so he should have lots of room to improve.
His background is pretty similar, he was never playing at the same level as Remco, but until now he has only shown his potential as a tt specialist.Are you saying HE is the new Evenepoel?
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