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Junior racing - The stars of the future

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How does the name of Albert Philipsen work? The official databases have me confused.

We refer to Magnus Cort Nielsen as Magnus Cort and Mathias Skjelmose Jensen as Mathias Skjelmose, whereas Mikkel Frolich Honore is Mikkel Honore. How would that work for Albert Withen Philipsen? You also have Tobias Lund Andresen = Tobias Lund, but Rasmus Lund Pedersen = Rasmus Pedersen?

Feltet.dk referred to him as "Albert Withen" during the CX season, but has referred to him as "Albert Withen Philipsen" recently. Maybe he hasn't quite decided what he wants to go by.

Rasmus Lund Pedersen is just Rasmus Lund.
 
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AJ dominates on Plan d'Hotonnes, despite getting attacked repeatedly by Seixas and Fayolle. Tomorrow will be very interesting on Grand Colombier, for Barhoumi, who dropped but was able to come back due to the three slowing down on for the stage win, takes yellow with a reasonable margin. They cannot afford to play it like that again.
 
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Another Spanish breakthrough as well, this time the elusive, likely future QuickStepper named Hector Alvarez goes podium.
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The boy is now a European champion omnium too. The next great Spaniard.
 
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Anyone knows what happened at the Junioren Rundfahrt?
All I've been able to find, is on PCS where they state that the race had to be stopped because of a serious crash and a rescue operation, and three riders being listed as not having finished.
 
So sad, if its possible it always feels worse to me when they are so young.
 
In more positive news: yesterday marked the international debut of Ashlin Barry and Enzo Hincapie, who are participating in a few kermiskoersen in Belgium as a form of preparation for Tour de l'Ain later this month. Hincapie attacked from the get go and after some furious chasing was taken back around 2/3 of the race. Hincapie being reeled in meant it was time for Barry to unleash, and he was never seen again. Almost three minutes ahead of the number 2. TBC.
 
In more positive news: yesterday marked the international debut of Ashlin Barry and Enzo Hincapie, who are participating in a few kermiskoersen in Belgium as a form of preparation for Tour de l'Ain later this month. Hincapie attacked from the get go and after some furious chasing was taken back around 2/3 of the race. Hincapie being reeled in meant it was time for Barry to unleash, and he was never seen again. Almost three minutes ahead of the number 2. TBC.
The images are very bad, but I'm fairly certain he just won the first stage in the Ain.
 
Despite his brother being an Ineos rider, I found it very curious that Finlay Tarling has been racing since the middle of this season with a Cervélo in a Jumbo-Visma color scheme (brand not used by his teammates at Willebrord Wil Vooruit). Is he being supported by them and may be a part of their structure when he leaves junior ranks?
 
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Despite his brother being an Ineos rider, I found it very curious that Finlay Tarling has been racing since the middle of this season with a Cervélo in a Jumbo-Visma color scheme (brand not used by his teammates at Willebrord Wil Vooruit). Is he being supported by them and may be a part of their structure when he leaves junior ranks?
That is probably the case. Jumbo are quite close with WWV, and, with the lack of a junior team of their own, often have foreign riders on their radar sent to Willebrord. Finn Fisher-Black comes to mind, Jack Carswell before he retired due to covid, Laurence Pithie is someone they were very interested in.

Doesn't always go well I must say. Sjors Lugthart is also on Jumbo's radar (and is going there in 2024), but has subsequently been kicked off the team for being too much of an einzelgänger since that announcement.
 
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Not road cycling, but the track forum is dead so who cares. Crazy stuff has been happening in Anadia during the European Championships. The track where miracles come to life. Yesterday morning Italy broke German the world record on the Team Pursuit that had been standing for 4 years. A few hundreds, nothing spectacular, they're meant to be broken. Well, turns out they were holding back, because in the evening session they broke their own world record again. BY 5 SECONDS!!! 3:53:09, ridiculous.

Then, on to the individual pursuit which was today. Matthew Brennan broke the world record set by Finn Fisher-Black in 2019. Huge performance, right? Well, Brennan wasn't done celebrating or Luca Giaimi (who was part of that very Italian team and also is the world champion) broke his world record by more than a second. As if that wasn't enough, he then broke his own world record in the evening. Insane. Almost identical to what happened a few years ago, when Ethan Vernon set the world record, only to be beaten by Lev Gonov one heat later. It's also good to note that the actual world record holder is Magnus Sheffield, but his wasn't done in an official race and therefore is not recognised.

Also, Josh Tarling was here for the pursuits. Here's hoping he'll join the elite track team in Glasgow and more importantly Paris.
It just happened again. They went #1 and #2 in the qualifications in the world championships in Cali, setting them up for a grand finale. Luca Giaimi went .300 under his world record which he set in Anadia (3:07.247), only to be beaten by Brennan who nearly went under 03:07 (3:07.092).
 
It just happened again. They went #1 and #2 in the qualifications in the world championships in Cali, setting them up for a grand finale. Luca Giaimi went .300 under his world record which he set in Anadia (3:07.247), only to be beaten by Brennan who nearly went under 03:07 (3:07.092).
Giaimi will end up at Ineos in 1-2 years. He's already in close contact with them, did 2 training camps with them and now they are debating about the best possible u23 team for him, since they don't have their own developmental team.
 

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