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GP Général Patton Juniors

Brenner (aug 2002) finished 40 seconds ahead of Course de la Paix winner Toumire (oct 2001) in the first stage. Ballerstedt (jan 2001) third, at 1m38s, leading a group of 15.

Lots of Dutchies in the top 20 (7 to be exact).
 
Logic-is-your-friend said:
GP Général Patton Juniors

Brenner (aug 2002) finished 40 seconds ahead of Course de la Paix winner Toumire (oct 2001) in the first stage. Ballerstedt (jan 2001) third, at 1m38s, leading a group of 15.

Lots of Dutchies in the top 20 (7 to be exact).
Was it a stage or a one-day race? PCS has it as a 1.NC race.
 
Ricco' said:
Logic-is-your-friend said:
GP Général Patton Juniors

Brenner (aug 2002) finished 40 seconds ahead of Course de la Paix winner Toumire (oct 2001) in the first stage. Ballerstedt (jan 2001) third, at 1m38s, leading a group of 15.

Lots of Dutchies in the top 20 (7 to be exact).
Was it a stage or a one-day race? PCS has it as a 1.NC race.
I was confused because it used to be a 2 day race...
 
The Junior Tour of Ireland is on at the moment. It’s not a big European event but it is the biggest junior stage race in Ireland or Britain. Nowadays it also attracts most of the best American junior squads. Past winners include Eddie Dunbar, Luke Rowe, Sam Bennett, Ian Stannard etc and most prominent British or Irish pros raced it (Wiggins, Martin, Thomas etc).

This year it has been a battle primarily between the US Hot Tubes team and the Irish National team, with Hot Tubes so far mostly coming out on top. Canadian Nicolas Rivard, who won the junior Tour of the Battenkill earlier this season is in yellow after five stages.
 
EC ITT


01 Andrea Piccolo 2001Italy
26:52​
02 Lars Boven 2001Netherlands
+ 12​
03 Enzo Leijnse 2001Netherlands
+ 14​
04 Adam Holm Jørgensen 2002Denmark
+ 27​
05 Gleb Karpenko 2001Estonia
+ 34​
06 Antonio Tiberi 2001Italy
+ 36​
07 Hugo Page 2001France
+ 47​
08 Andrii Ponomar 2002Ukraine
+ 48​
09 Maurice Ballerstedt 2001Germany
+ 51​
10 Johannes Staune-Mittet 2002Norway
+ 1:00​
11 Artjom Mirzojev 2001Estonia
+ 1:04​
12 Oskar Johansson 2002Norway
+ 1:04​
13 Michal Galka 2001Poland
+ 1:06​
14 Michel Hessmann 2001Germany
+ 1:14​
15 Hugo Toumire 2001France
+ 1:17​
16 Sebastian Andreasson 2002Denmark
+ 1:21​
17 Kevin McCambridge 2001Ireland
+ 1:30​
18 Carlos Rodriguez Cano 2001Spain
+ 1:31​
19 Stefan Marbler 2002Austria
+ 1:33​
20 Pavel Bittner 2002Czech Republic
+ 1:35​
 
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EC ITT


01 Andrea Piccolo 2001Italy
26:52​
02 Lars Boven 2001Netherlands
+ 12​
03 Enzo Leijnse 2001Netherlands
+ 14​
04 Adam Holm Jørgensen 2002Denmark
+ 27​
05 Gleb Karpenko 2001Estonia
+ 34​
06 Antonio Tiberi 2001Italy
+ 36​
07 Hugo Page 2001France
+ 47​
08 Andrii Ponomar 2002Ukraine
+ 48​
09 Maurice Ballerstedt 2001Germany
+ 51​
10 Johannes Staune-Mittet 2002Norway
+ 1:00​
11 Artjom Mirzojev 2001Estonia
+ 1:04​
12 Oskar Johansson 2002Norway
+ 1:04​
13 Michal Galka 2001Poland
+ 1:06​
14 Michel Hessmann 2001Germany
+ 1:14​
15 Hugo Toumire 2001France
+ 1:17​
16 Sebastian Andreasson 2002Denmark
+ 1:21​
17 Kevin McCambridge 2001Ireland
+ 1:30​
18 Carlos Rodriguez Cano 2001Spain
+ 1:31​
19 Stefan Marbler 2002Austria
+ 1:33​
20 Pavel Bittner 2002Czech Republic
+ 1:35​
Hessmann crashed, before the crash he was still within podium reach. Also Ballerstedt said after the race that he is injured, but idk how, and that he will end his season after the Euro's. Would be one favourite for the world's gone and the dominant german team weakened.
 
So, didn't they have backups? When did he get injured? Stupid that Brenner stayed home for an injured rider.
He is talking about major health problems but is not specifying. If he is ending his season after tomorrow it must be serious but not sure, because why is he racing then? Brenner is there and could have filled in. Germany definitely don't lack adequate replacement within this Junior generation for the road race as well. It is a strange situation.
 
So apparently Ballerstedt had severe back pain the whole race today with increasing stomach pain in the latter part of the race as well. At one point he said to Brenner that he couldn't go on anymore and that Brenner had to do it. Brenner was heavily marked by the others though and so Ballerstedt went himself. Hardest race he ever did according to him.
 
Andrii has been tremendous in Brenner's shadow all season. He's usually not too far off in the classifications, but doesn't nearly win as much. He would've done much better in the Saarland GC if not for a 30 k TTT with his inferior Ukraine team, as well as coming 6th in the Peace Race.
 
Apr 10, 2019
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Mathias Vacek seems to have a different skillset than his older brother, he has a good sprint and a pretty decent engine.
I'm kinda surprised that Italy didn't bring Lorenzo Milesi for the ITT.
He's a few months older and Brenner and finished 2nd in the NC ITT, ahead of Tiberi, who finished 6th in the EC ITT.
Milesi has a Football background and only started cycling one year ago after an injury. He's still really raw and bad at riding in the bunch, but he seems to have a great engine.
 
Mar 14, 2019
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Ponomar seems to have really good tactics. He made two moves. One to bridge to break and second one to win. Exactly the right ones without wasting much energy in between. Did same to win a stage at Morbihan
 
Aubel - Thimister - Stavelot Juniors
GC



Two first year juniors topping the charts. Ramses Debruyne with another top 10 spot to add to his impressive tally this year, but still without a win so far. Lost 11 seconds in the TTT.
 

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