Lesser known races thread 2021

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The fact that the Italian NT with all the guys who'll ride the Olympics bar Nibali (and Caruso, but he rides this race for Bahrain) still ride this race despite it having 5 stages and only starting today is mindblowing.
What a nice way to ruin your potential advantage of tavelling to Tokyo earlier so that you have more time to deal with the jetlag and to acclimatise. Talk about ruining your chances yourself...
 
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The fact that the Italian NT with all the guys who'll ride the Olympics bar Nibali (and Caruso, but he rides this race for Bahrain) still ride this race despite it having 5 stages and only starting today is mindblowing.
What a nice way to ruin your potential advantage of tavelling to Tokyo earlier so that you have more time to deal with the jetlag and to acclimatise. Talk about ruining your chances yourself...
At least Ganna, Scartezzini and Viviani especially have more time to prepare.
 
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That was close.
Milan is a good TTer who packs a good sprint. In the u23 ranks he was able to go toe to toe with Jordi Meeus and Jake Steward. Since the cobbled classics he has pretty much only done track specific work for the Olympics.
He could become a guy for the cobbled classics.
 
That's good also for the team pursuit competition at the Olympics that otherwise for Italy would have been Ganna riding an individual pursuit while carrying three useless wagons.
Not really, Lamon is really explosive (3rd place in the 1km at the EC without being a pure specialist), so they already have one guy who is great for the start, Ganna's biggest weakness. Milan himself is also an impressive IP rider for his age.
It's not that Italy is weak, it's just that the competition in the TP is that good (the Danes, NZ, Australia and the UK)
 
Not really, Lamon is really explosive (3rd place in the 1km at the EC without being a pure specialist), so they already have one guy who is great for the start, Ganna's biggest weakness. Milan himself is also an impressive IP rider for his age.
It's not that Italy is weak, it's just that the competition in the TP is that good (the Danes, NZ, Australia and the UK)
The better execution is steadily rising the pace, an explosive start just kill the legs to the others.
 

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