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It was pretty obvious that Androni Giocattoli was going to get the wild card which was announced a couple of hours ago already.Great race today.
I'm starting to become a fan of Norwegian team Uno-X.
It may just be the orange jerseys, which make them very visible in the peloton, but it seems they are quite active in every race they are invited to, and often part of the finale.
I would not at all be surprised, if the Giro decided to grant them the wild card, that has become available after Vini Zabu dropping out today..... but RCS being Italian, it might of course be EOLO-Kometa instead.
Would be kind of weird to invtive EOLO-Kometa twice, wouldn't it?I would not at all be surprised, if the Giro decided to grant them the wild card, that has become available after Vini Zabu dropping out today..... but RCS being Italian, it might of course be EOLO-Kometa instead.
Unfortunately they seem to often plan the race in the western part of Turkey, and on the southwestern coast, which is more populous and wealthy...... but also a lot flatter.Great racing today. Why is every stage not like this. Come on Tour of Turkey!
Yes but you think that with only 1 week of racing you would want them to be exciting.Unfortunately they seem to often plan the race in the western part of Turkey, and on the southwestern coast, which is more populous and wealthy...... but also a lot flatter.
I guess it makes sense, as Turkey is a massive country and it's only a 1 week race.
In the eastern part of Turkey, there is a lot of massive mountains.
I disagree with this. Their jerseys are quite clearly red and yellow, which can make orange, of course, but that's not the case here. Their helmets are orange and red.It may just be the orange jerseys, which make them very visible in the peloton, but it seems they are quite active in every race they are invited to, and often part of the finale.
Good strength. The tactics need a bit of work, but he's clearly got the physical side of it down pat. Most of the way he really came across like he might become one of 'those' riders. You know, the ones who are always right on the rivet at that perfect level of strength that enables them to respond to attacks but without being strong enough to come around the rider in front of them at any point. The adherents of the Zubeldarian Church of Saint Haimar the Placid. He seemed really at ease when Astana were setting up, and he was quick to respond to every attack, but then he just sat on Kudus long after it was to his benefit and no matter how many times and different ways Kudus tried to appeal for collaboration. And then, once the lead over the chasing duo was conceded, he decided it was time he came to the front at the worst possible moment, at the point where it was clear they were going to swallow Charmig up, and he wound up being made to lead out, which I'm sure he'll learn from in time. He at least didn't waste all his energy on pointless attacks before he could use the evidently great legs for the day he had to make them count, so he's ahead of a lot of riders in that respect already.So. Welcome to pro cycling! Very nice 2nd place for Alpecin's Zwift-neo.
Now I see, that he's been handed a 30 second time penalty for littering, because he a threw a bottle to someone from the race organization outside of the waste zone, who, in Johannessen's words, encouraged him to do so. Now that's just completely stupid.Also a quite impressive sprint by Johannessen to take fourth place.
They rode really offensive last year too. It is fun to see they are not pulling any punches even as they are moving up the ladder of races.Didn't catch that, and must admit I thought they were in already - my bad.
Either way, I like Uno-X for how they ride their races.
Good prediction. He needs more racing in his legs, but he's looking good.It's Jay Vine time to shine.
The guy has been taking KOMs (25mins. climbs) in Girona from names like James Knox and Simon Yates since he came to Europe last month, let's see how that translates to real races.
I thought it was great. Cycling is at its best when someone goes all in and falters at the end. It's far better than everyone saving energy for the final sprint.
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