Junior racing - The stars of the future

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Niels Michotte (AG2R U19) won.

Firstcycling says Dane Henrik Pedersen was third. However, Danish TV2 just interviewed Kristian Egholm - Jakob's younger brother - about his third place.

Top-10:


They'd missed another Ag2R rider.

Just one question: Doesn't "Nations Cup" mean that they ride on national teams, yet there are three Ag2R riders in the top-10
 
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The Bora dev squad has really been dominant the past few years (especially in the hilly/mountainous races). Last year with Uytdebroeks, Lührs and Herzog. This year Herzog is 2nd year and stepped up his game even more, though he doesn't see himself as a 3 week GT rider (too heavy). Meanwhile they have also signed Duarte Marivoet, who is a climber/TT'er but he's a first year junior still.
 
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Portugal has a new João Almeida happearing, is name is MORGADO, António! He is from the same location has João, and kind of similar characteristics.

1st yr Junior he was 6th in MJ World Road Race while not being at his best (had a cold)

(Use of google translator needed, as it is in Portuguese)

 
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Very strange isn't it? Couldn't find it listed it either. Only became aware of it because I follow Zoe Backstedt on twitter.
The plot thickens!

Anyway, Romet Pajur won the men's race.

Meanwhile, the two half-stages of Trophée Centre Morbihan were won by Joshua Tarling and Ronan Augé respectively. Jens Verbrugghe, the son of Rik, won the GC.

Over in the Netherlands, Henrik Pedersen won both the final stage, and the GC of SPIE...

BTW, does anyone know if Romet Pajur is the younger brother of Arkea's Markus Pajur, or if Pajur is basically the Estonian version of Pedersen?
 
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A secret race? Doesn't even show up in the long list of non-UCI races that's available on the mobile version of FirstCycling.
Looking at the results page of Cycling Vlaanderen it was 1.16 Meisjes IND/Jun +U17. To put that simply, it was a national level competition for combined Junior and U17 women. The men's was a 1.14 Interclub event, so again a top level national event. A couple of years ago there used to be a UCI level junior mens Tour of Flanders doing a couple of loops that included the Kapelmuur, Paddestraat. Haaghoek, etc. Last weekend's race was a circuit around Oudenaarde that featured things like the Berg Ten Stene, Jagerij, Wolvenberg.
 
RVV Juniors was an UCI race at least 15 years in row, not sure why they changed that for this year. Probably because it was colliding with two other junior races (Axel&Morbihan), but a strange decision nevertheless.

BTW, does anyone know if Romet Pajur is the younger brother of Arkea's Markus Pajur, or if Pajur is basically the Estonian version of Pedersen?
Nope they're not related.
 
It's amazing to see young riders grow. And today was a great day.

18 year-old Lenny Martinez raced with GFC/FDJ at the Mercantour Classic and finished in 8th place. He's the son of the 2000 World and Olympic MTB champion Miguel Martinez and the grandson of Mariano Martinez, twice TdF stage winner in '78 and '80, as well as polka-dot winner in'78. Best GC: 6th at the '72 TdF. And there's Yannick and Martin too. Cycling is in their blood.

The family castle is in good hands.

After his GC 14th place in Trentino, Lenny confirms that he belongs to the pro peloton. Today he set the pace to reduce the front group in the second-to-last climb, he did a lot of work until Pinot took over, following shady team tactics that leave me scratching my head. Bravo Birdsong nonetheless. Nice win.

Behind the winner, if Froome's performance creates optimism in the news and forums, then it says a lot about what Lenny Martinez accomplished, finishing three spots and 65 seconds ahead of the resurrecting Dawg.

Amazing ride today! Congrats Lenny! Allez Lenny!
 
18 year-old Lenny Martinez raced with GFC/FDJ at the Mercantour Classic and finished in 8th place. He's the son of the 2000 World and Olympic MTB champion Miguel Martinez and the grandson of Mariano Martinez, twice TdF stage winner in '78 and '80, as well as polka-dot winner in'78. Best GC: 6th at the '72 TdF. And there's Yannick and Martin too. Cycling is in their blood.
I know he definitely looks the part, but I think being on a conti team means Lenny is a bit too old to be a junior.

Besides, Formolo still pretty much looks the part... he's definitely too old.
 
It's amazing to see young riders grow. And today was a great day.

18 year-old Lenny Martinez raced with GFC/FDJ at the Mercantour Classic and finished in 8th place. He's the son of the 2000 World and Olympic MTB champion Miguel Martinez and the grandson of Mariano Martinez, twice TdF stage winner in '78 and '80, as well as polka-dot winner in'78. Best GC: 6th at the '72 TdF. And there's Yannick and Martin too. Cycling is in their blood.

The family castle is in good hands.

After his GC 14th place in Trentino, Lenny confirms that he belongs to the pro peloton. Today he set the pace to reduce the front group in the second-to-last climb, he did a lot of work until Pinot took over, following shady team tactics that leave me scratching my head. Bravo Birdsong nonetheless. Nice win.

Behind the winner, if Froome's performance creates optimism in the news and forums, then it says a lot about what Lenny Martinez accomplished, finishing three spots and 65 seconds ahead of the resurrecting Dawg.

Amazing ride today! Congrats Lenny! Allez Lenny!
Like RHD hinted, he is no longer a junior, but a firstyear U23. I assume he will do Avenir and face off with Uijtdebroeks... and perhaps some 22 year old Norwegian or Dane that pops up out of nowhere. I assume Rodriguez and Ayuso won't be riding anymore, but i could be mistaking.

There's a young American I have my eye on:
Firstcycling is a better website for junior/u23 ranks.

 
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