Junior racing - The stars of the future

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Apologies if it is thought that I am plugging it too widely, but those of you who are frequent contributors to this thread really ought to be those best able to make a team for the Emerging Riders Game but very few of you are among the entrants.

Pick 18 guys who will flourish over the next three years, but each of them have fewer than 200 CQ points so far. So that probably means they may have been out of the juniors for a year or two, but not got any big results yet, or maybe they are still (or more likely just finished as) juniors and will make a big impact before too long. If you read and write in this thread frequently, you should kill it.

Give it a go.
 
Nordhagen and Storm though. The two of them will win a lot of races next year. Real shame that Denmark won't send a team to Wollongong, just as Storm was coming into his own and started to confirm the unbeatable status he had with the cadets. He was 2nd last week in Tel Aviv, losing by only a few millimeters to reigning world champion Carson Mattern in the individual pursuit. Nordhagen otoh has scary potential, knowing he's into skiing first.
I probably know more about performing open heart surgery than I know about skiing, but certain people in the know of the latter tell me Nordhagen has done an absolute madness today on the good old ski's in the Norwegian national championships. I find it hard to contextualise the performance and information myself, but see it as further confirmation that this kid has insanely scary potential.
 
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I probably know more about performing open heart surgery than I know about skiing, but certain people in the know of the latter tell me Nordhagen has done an absolute madness today on the good old ski's in the Norwegian national championships. I find it hard to contextualise the performance and information myself, but see it as further confirmation that this kid has insanely scary potential.
Been following skiing for close to 4 decades, but can't recall any male athlete performing at this level the week after turning 18. I mean, sprints, sure, Klæbo and Northug were killing it just a couple of years older, but that isn't really comparable.
Awesome that he is doing roadcycling as well. Just hope he sticks with it as too many from the norwegian endurance talent pool choose skiing.
 
Been following skiing for close to 4 decades, but can't recall any male athlete performing at this level the week after turning 18. I mean, sprints, sure, Klæbo and Northug were killing it just a couple of years older, but that isn't really comparable.
Awesome that he is doing roadcycling as well. Just hope he sticks with it as too many from the norwegian endurance talent pool choose skiing.
He said that this year is 50-50 between skiing and cycling, as it's a good preparation for cycling, but the next years he will be fully focused on cycling.

But in 2027 he will revaluate to see the way forward.
 
Been following skiing for close to 4 decades, but can't recall any male athlete performing at this level the week after turning 18. I mean, sprints, sure, Klæbo and Northug were killing it just a couple of years older, but that isn't really comparable.
Awesome that he is doing roadcycling as well. Just hope he sticks with it as too many from the norwegian endurance talent pool choose skiing.
Thanks for further contextualising his performance! Things are looked good for him to stay, given he's signed with Jumbo for so long. Between all these Norwegian (semi-)climbers, I view Nordhagen as the chosen one. He can deliver big, big things.

Norway has a crazy 2005/06 generation, and they'll bring the very impressive Marius Innhaug Dahl in the junior ranks this upcoming season. Felix Orn-Kristoff, the little brother of Alexander (same mother, different father), is also very good.
 
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