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Junior racing - The stars of the future

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How much will albert focus on the road compared to mountain bike this year ?
Honestly, no idea. But there is some big news, since he's on the provisional startlist for Roubaix. He also participated in a road race in Denmark on April 1st and was on training camp in Calpe, but as to what it ultimately means in regards to his road ambitions further down the road, I do not know.
 
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Honestly, no idea. But there is some big news, since he's on the provisional startlist for Roubaix. He also participated in a road race in Denmark on April 1st and was on training camp in Calpe, but as to what it ultimately means in regards to his road ambitions further down the road, I do not know.

just Saw it as Well
He seems to have a very high potential
 
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Albert Philipsen hype train catching steam. As mentioned in post #501 he was on training camp in Calpe and nearly put up a KoM on Coll de Rates. Big dark horse for tomorrow and intrigued to see what he has, although not specifically built for the cobbles.

I'll go with a podium of De Schuyteneer, Sentjens and Remijn. Clemmensen, Storm, Fontaine and Grisel high up the top 10. Smithson to win the sprint, just don't know for what position.
 
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He didn't turn 16 until December, but Hector Alvarez is quickly confirming to be the next big thing coming from Spain. Currently dominating where ever he rides, with 4 wins from 4 race days. We could have another Carlos Rodriguez vs. Juan Ayuso situation on our hands here, with the also very talented Adria Pericas being a first year too.
First test: pass. They did their first international race, on terrain that is very, very, very, very, very far from theirs and they did very well. 20th, 23rd, 25th and 26th is nothing to write home about, but in numbers I think only AG2R and Tormans did better. Hector Alvarez was on the attack quite a few times and Adria Pericas and his 12 kilograms finishing in pursuing group bodes well for the future. Gipuzkoa, Peace Race and Classic of the Alpes are all in the next few weeks, watch out.
 
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So, he did you fare?
Well, you were right about Storm and Grisel being high up in the top 10, you just got it wrong how high up they'd be, especially Grisel.
Not so well. I expected Belgium to take the race in their hands, but they weren't in the race at all. Sentjens crashed on Carrefour de l'Arbre and Vanden Heede and Schoofs evidently couldn't bring De Schuyteneer back in contention. There were quite a few casualties before the big cobbles were even reached. Nordhagen crashed out after 20 kilometers, I think Innhaug Dahl had three mechanicals before Mons-en-Pevele and Fontaine never got back in the race after a puncture.
 
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Not so well. I expected Belgium to take the race in their hands, but they weren't in the race at all. Sentjens crashed on Carrefour de l'Arbre and Vanden Heede and Schoofs evidently couldn't bring De Schuyteneer back in contention. There were quite a few casualties before the big cobbles were even reached. Nordhagen crashed out after 20 kilometers, I think Innhaug Dahl had three mechanicals before Mons-en-Pevele and Fontaine never got back in the race after a puncture.

Hey, if Smithson got to the velodrome together with some other OTLers, he might have won a joke-sprint for some random, not recorded, position. :D
 
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That's what I heard too. Not really groundbreaking normally, but he recently deleted all Instagram accounts and such as well. That's often a sign when it comes to teenagers.

By the way, Cote d'Or was stacked with talent this weekend. I've seen a very good Nordhagen after his Roubaix crash, Decomble was active all weekend, Widar on point as per usual. Classic of the Alpes in a few weeks should be fire, with the addition of Bisiaux, the Spaniards, Auto Eder and such.
 
First test: pass. They did their first international race, on terrain that is very, very, very, very, very far from theirs and they did very well. 20th, 23rd, 25th and 26th is nothing to write home about, but in numbers I think only AG2R and Tormans did better. Hector Alvarez was on the attack quite a few times and Adria Pericas and his 12 kilograms finishing in pursuing group bodes well for the future. Gipuzkoa, Peace Race and Classic of the Alpes are all in the next few weeks, watch out.
Even better: they're not at Gipuzkoa, they're in Siena. And right now Pericas is going toe to toe with Nordhagen and Gualdi over the Tuscan roads we know from Strade Bianche. Paul Seixas is there too, another really good first year.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmvq9NK6xus
 
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6:28, that's almost more than double than what Herzog and Uijtdebroeks did here. Who, unlike AJ, did have the Auto Eder bonus. Good lord. The attentive eye will have seen his bike, a logical prop given he is rumoured to have signed with INEOS.

Edit: August dominated so hard that the guy finishing in 2nd thought he won.
 
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Getting ready for Mont du Chat.
 
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View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIypvLQ90Tk&ab_channel=TECHNISERVIT


Spain finally showing up on the international calendar, only to miss out on systematic the biggest stage race on the calendar, sadge. Nonetheless a stacked field, including a first of many battles between Jorgen Nordhagen, AJ August and Theodor Storm.

Here as well: Martin Barta, Krystof Kral, Albert Philipsen, Patrick Frydkjaer, Theodor Clemmensen, Louis Leidert, Paul Fietzke, Matthias Schwarzbacher, Kasper Haugland, Storm Ingebrigtsen, Felix Orn-Kristoff, Jakob Omrzel, Erazem Valjavec, Senna Remijn, Viego Tijssen, Mees Vlot, Thom van der Werff, Barnabas Vas, Seth Dunwoody, Kasper Borremans, Ilian Barhoumi, Matheo Barusseau, Gabriel Berg, Leo Bisiaux, Maxime Decomble, Matys Grisel, Simone Gualdi, Niels Driesen, Duarte Marivoet, Jarno Widar and Cedric Keppens.

That's up there for strongest fields of the year.
 
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View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnHPM5mB5AQ&ab_channel=BlackowlLive


Live stream for Classic of the Alps on Saturday already up, and I am ready. Leo Bisiaux is going to win this bike race, but I am looking forward to Milan Donie, Maxime Decomble, Jarno Widar, Ugo Fabries, Vincent Bodet, Paul Seixas and Adria Pericas making life tough. Furthermore, I need to Nicolas Bialon, Duarte Marivoet and Jacob Bush to reach a high level. There's also the big Colombian unknowns with Inca and French New Zealander Carter Guichard. Also, David Moncoutie's son, Matteo is making his debut on the big scene.
 
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Live stream for Classic of the Alps on Saturday already up, and I am ready. Leo Bisiaux is going to win this bike race, but I am looking forward to Milan Donie, Maxime Decomble, Jarno Widar, Ugo Fabries, Vincent Bodet, Paul Seixas and Adria Pericas making life tough. Furthermore, I need to Nicolas Bialon, Duarte Marivoet and Jacob Bush to reach a high level. There's also the big Colombian unknowns with Inca and French New Zealander Carter Guichard. Also, David Moncoutie's son, Matteo is making his debut on the big scene.
Is there hype for Donie? The only really noticeable achievement i heard of is his KOM on Ballon d'Alsace. Marivoet seems like he's stagnated a bit at Auto Eder. Widar, doesn't seem like a pure climber, so maybe Mont du Chat is a bit too much for him. That said, i don't know if Bisiaux is gonna be the runaway winner here either.