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Another encouraging performance from Ewan. Hectic, high-speed last 2k, yet he kept his position and was the best of the rest behind Phillipsen after choosing an inferior line.

Surely he has to go to the Baloise Tour now? Unless he's doing an altitude camp.
 
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Another encouraging performance from Ewan. Hectic, hish-speed last 2k, yet he kept his position and was the best of the rest behind Phillipsen after choosing an inferior line.

Surely he has to go to the Baloise Tour now? Unless he's doing an altitude camp.

No he's going.

No sure what went "wrong" with the provisional startlists at Lotto for Elfstedenronde and Belgium Tour but he was never off it apparently.
 
Looks like Kron and Van Moer have been withdrawn from the Tour. Presumably out-of-form or injured?

Great opportunity for Van Glls, but also more pressure on Ewan to perform :expressionless:

Van Moer simply hasn't shown enough to be selected.

Kron isn't fit enough and will focus on the Vuelta according to the team.

Should've taken a Moniquet or Sweeny instead of Frison tho. 1 guy too many for Ewan imo.
 
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About Kron @postmanhat

After a strong spring campaign with amongst others a fourth place at the Amstel Gold Race, the Tour de France would be the next big goal of the Dane. “But I had to change my plans”, says the Lotto Dstny rider, “I don’t feel ready to participate and together with the team, it was decided to focus on other goals. Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed my participation last year, especially with the start in my home country. It was fantastic but I am a sportsman and I don’t want to just ride, I want to get results. This wouldn’t be possible with my actual shape. At the start in Bilbao you have to be 100% and I’m not yet on that level. Now, there are eight Lotto Dstny riders at the start who are all ready to shine in the Tour.”

Kron crashed in Liège-Bastogne-Liège, the final race of his spring campaign. “After that crash and the busy and tough spring campaign, I needed more time off the bike than anticipated”, he explains, “I had to reset both physically and mentally. That hindered me to have the best preparation for the Tour. I am really proud of my Ardennes Classics but it’s not easy to be in top shape every single race, to prepare yourself mentally and keep the focus. This requires a lot of your body not only physically, I needed time to recharge the batteries.”

The Dane stayed off the bike for two weeks after Liège-Bastogne-Liège. “After that I still needed two weeks to get back to a normal training modus. So I didn’t get the best amount of training but I was still hopeful for the Tour. The Tour de Suisse made it clear. I wasn’t ready to start, my shape just wasn’t good enough. It is better to train some more and shift focus towards La Vuelta. This team feels like a family to me and I enjoy coming to the races. I would love to be there in France but it is just not possible”, he stresses, “there wasn’t any pressure from the team and they give me all the time to get back to my best level. I really have to thank Lotto Dstny for their support.”

No Tour but La Vuelta instead. “To be honest, it wasn’t a difficult decision not to participate”, he concluded, “you don’t ride the Tour just for the sake of riding, you are riding the Tour amongst the best riders in the world, you want to be on top level and get results. I’m not able to do that at this moment. I am wishing the team all the best for the Tour and I will go on altitude training camp in Livigno with the other teammates. We are going to work hard, have fun and prepare for new goals. I hope to win in a stage in La Vuelta.”

Detailed and good explanation. Obviously as a response to the Danish uproar. Bit weird that they didn't just do this before or immediately after the Tour selection announcement, Kron not being there raising some eyebrows was to be expected.
 
About Kron @postmanhat





Detailed and good explanation. Obviously as a response to the Danish uproar. Bit weird that they didn't just do this before or immediately after the Tour selection announcement, Kron not being there raising some eyebrows was to be expected.
Thank you. Bad timing in terms of the Tour, but hopefully he can be a bit more competitive in the autumn races that suit him.
 
Detailed and good explanation. Obviously as a response to the Danish uproar. Bit weird that they didn't just do this before or immediately after the Tour selection announcement, Kron not being there raising some eyebrows was to be expected.

It was actually quite funny, now that I think about it. Moberg's reasoning for Kron being "an obvious pick" was... his results in the Tour last year. Nevermind that since he famously crashed through a hedge in LBL - and DNFed - his best result has been... 69 on the last two stages in Suisse. Not exactly results that scream "ready for the Tour".
 
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Allan Davis fell for it. he probably didn't want to pay the 24,50 uro Patreon subscription to see the mistress, and wanted stuff for free
"I had a nice ass even before cycling, crazy, mo?": unblock this content for 24,50 euro per month.

YES I KNOW THAT'S A BIT OFF-TOPIC :sweatsmile: :innocent:
Ok, that puts things into perspective, at first I was thinking he texed this to a female journalist/staff member. Sending it to someone who does sell NSFW content on the internet and interacts with "fans" is a bit different, that's all I'm gonna say.
 
Ok, that puts things into perspective, at first I was thinking he texed this to a female journalist/staff member. Sending it to someone who does sell NSFW content on the internet and interacts with "fans" is a bit different, that's all I'm gonna say.

I mean apparently he has send messeges to a lot of women, so imo it's still a weird thing to do and obviously a bad look for Lotto (even tho I don't understand why everyone trips over Lotto using "private matter" as it is literally that) and they will probably (after lawyers get involved) get rid of him (which wouldn't be a loss anyways). People thinking why he hasn't been sacked already are just dumb, that's literally impossible as he hasn't done anything illegal. It's not that simple.

That being said. The women posting all this stuff definitely is definitely not a saint. Her whole timeline (even before this ***) is posting private convo's with men and about dates, talking about onlyfans stuff, and her begging for jobs. And now she's using the attention she gets to beg for jobs again, which is a bit weird to me. If you're actually shocked by this dudes behavior you're obviously not going to tweet a 1000 times about it and tweet about wanting a job in the cycling indrustry like 5 times in 24 hours.

so I'd think it's unlikely he was the victim here.

He's definitely not the victim, even tho people don't need to act like he murdered someone, it weren't even actual nudes. He's still weird tho. Why would anyone do this, definitely when you work for a big cycling team. Anyone with some braincells should know you could get in throuble doing that.

That being said, the witch hunt this women and her followers are starting is a bit over the top for something like that.

It's also a bit weird that the women is just posting snippets of conversations. Like it's pretty obvious Davis and her were talking for a while (she even said that in a tweet) before positing that. Not saying she led him on or something, but I also don't believe he just randomly send that out of nowhere.
 
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So what's up with Van Gils? I remember him saying in February that he requested the team not send him to a GT this year yet here he is at the biggest one..

Changed their mind after the classics. He probably didn't expect to make such a major step forward this year and I also think it helps that there aren't really any races he likes during the Tour. I think one of the reasons he didn't want to ride a GT was because the Giro would not be an ideal combo with the classics and the Vuelta is at the same time as races like Plouay and Canada which really suit him. That and the fact that his last 2 experiences with GTs were the Vuelta and those didn't leave a good impression. Last year he dropped out with covid and struggled for months apparently. He also simply didn't feel good enough to play a role in a GT, that probably changed, even tho the Tour is just an incredibly high level so I doubt he will be able to come close to a win. a few top 10s should be doable tho if he had the form.
 

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