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Ineos have their replacement already for Kiryienka. Triathlete Cameron Wurf (former pro at Cannondale) is added to their roster: https://www.uci.org/road/teams/TeamMemberDetails?memberId=57762
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No.

(trying to say this nice now)

I know CF is real professional athlete, but he ain't never never ever going to step in those boots. Never. There are really hard superdomestiques in pro cycling that are way above Wurf and they are way below Kiryienka. Thats just the way it is. Of course clock is ticking for Kiri, but Wurf is not a replacement for him.

Dennis may be the one.
 
:tearsofjoy:

No.

(trying to say this nice now)

I know CF is real professional athlete, but he ain't never never ever going to step in those boots. Never. There are really hard superdomestiques in pro cycling that are way above Wurf and they are way below Kiryienka. Thats just the way it is. Of course clock is ticking for Kiri, but Wurf is not a replacement for him.

Dennis may be the one.
Do you mean CW? How hard is it to get two letters right and not make us think you mean Froome...

Kiryienka hasn't been that good the last two seasons, actually. Wurf is an elite sub 7:50 ironman athlete with cycling as his primary force. You (the general you, apparently not you you) would think patrol work in the front of the peloton would be right up his alley.
 
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The Wurf signing makes little sense to me, IMO
Its not like they've actively gone out trying to sign him, but suddenly Ineos have a space on their rota following the unexpected retirement of Kirienka. At this stage in the season its very difficult to find a replacement who isnt already in contract to fill that space.

I think Wurf, given his associations with staff, sponsors and other riders within Ineos just happened to be in the right place at the right time. So it kind of makes sense to me, not from a performance point of view, but from a commercial and convenience angle.
 
For these first two stages in UAE I've mostly been following Carlos Rodriguez through the peloton, he seems to be adjusting well which makes me happy. He spent a good while pulling at the head of the peloton in the finale today. Feel a bit conflicted seeing him in INEOS colors though :p
 
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Lovely pursuiting by young Filippo in Berlin for another World Title and in a remarkable time that most nations couldn't match in the team pursuit only a few years ago.

Can't wait to see if he can learn to climb like SuperG over the next few years.
 
Lovely pursuiting by young Filippo in Berlin for another World Title and in a remarkable time that most nations couldn't match in the team pursuit only a few years ago.

Can't wait to see if he can learn to climb like SuperG over the next few years.
I think he's too big for that. Still, he has ridden pursuits with an average of over 600W, that's some freakish power. I think cobbled classics and maybe shorter stage races without really hard mountains/super steep muritos would be a more realistic goal.
 

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