Le Samyn 2020 (March 3)

Not a very interesting race, given the very average field of contenders at the start. Shame really.
Only DQS is taking this somewhat serious.
It's usually one of the best races of the year actually. A few favourites, some strong classics riders who usually fly under the radar and then always a surprise here and there. Conti riders or youngsters.
The wide span in quality of the starting list just makes this race very interesting. For me at least.

Will be looking at the Groupama U23 squad, some interesting names in there.
 
Chantal Blaak has left the building!

Will be looking at the Groupama U23 squad, some interesting names in there.
Talking about those… so... while WT teams are allowed to - for select races - "upgrade" riders from their conti squads to the WT squad. But... conti squads are also allowed to "downgrade" riders (suppose only those who're actually U23 riders) from the WT squad for select races? (Brunel riding)
 
Talking about those… so... while WT teams are allowed to - for select races - "upgrade" riders from their conti squads to the WT squad. But... conti squads are also allowed to "downgrade" riders (suppose only those who're actually U23 riders) from the WT squad for select races? (Brunel riding)
yeah, it's possible both ways - with no age restrictions actually



(ignore the highlighted part, that was about something else)
 
Aah… okay! So, I guess that if a WT rider got injured and needed some race back in his legs, he could be sent to a Class 2 race to get back in the rhythm?
yep, only Groupama, Isreal, NTT, Jumbo, Sunweb and Wallonie are able to make use of that opportunity though


for whatever reason Bahrain is not allowed to swap riders, and CCC & CCC Devo (as they have different paying agents) have no official connection at all, by the look of it
 
Boels talked the talk and, today, walked the walk.
Van den Broek - Blaak showing Van Vleuten she can dominate on her terrain, too.

A good race behind Chantal. Shame for Biannic she hasn't materialized the efforts with the podium.
 

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