Likely any victories in the organization from 1980 through current.So apparently with Van Vleuten's and Valverde's victories today Abarca made it to 1000 victories in professional cycling (at least according to their counting, not sure what exactly is included in this number).
Well.., I guess they're being optimistic for a reasonThey're being quite optimistic here!
If they have the same amount of "success" - across both teams - as they did in 2020, they won't reach 1000 wins this year. However, that's probably quite unlikely, considering that they have Van Vleuten.
Being a famous team doesn't matter. Their budget just simply isn't as high relatively as it used to be. And a big chunk of it goes to Valverde. Another big chunk to Mas, GC riders are always incredibly expensive. Their team just isn't that strong.Incredible how such a famous and strong team in WT cycling is still reliant on 42yo Valverde for 100% of their Victories so far in 2022
We should be careful with Gigante - Through injuries/illness/COVID restrictions she's ridden 21 days as a pro in two years - And as I post this she is still in Australia - Once she can get fit she will have a nice calendar from June.Yeah, without a doubt, their Women's Team is strong. Riders like Noorsgaard, Sierra and Gigante are a very good foundation beyond AvV.
For the men, isn't their budget more mid-level and wasn't that the case even during the Quintana-Valverde years? Anyway, IMHO their team is stronger this year than last. Aranburu, G Izagirre and Sosa each can win a race or two and Barta and Kanter are solid, too.
At least a few years ago if you volunteered to race the classics (well the non Ardennes classics) you likely would get a spot for those races. Wouldn't be surprised if it's still mostly that way.Damn Norsgaard is a beast. Gotta love it! Her brother is not doing too shabby either, lets see what he has in him in the classics. Not like you gotta be superman to be selected on this team anyways in these races lol
It's because the spot in TA is taken by a time travelling Norsgaard from the past, who is still eligible for the youth classification.Hmm... looks like someone is gonna have a pretty busy schedule next week... And these are supposedly both finalised starlists:
- ERVITI Imanol
- GARCÍA CORTINA Iván
- IZAGIRRE Gorka
- JACOBS Johan
- NORSGAARD Mathias
- JORGENSON Matteo
- MÜHLBERGER Gregor
I know. Which just makes the fact that both lineups are listed as finalised even funnier.Luckily for Norsgaard that PN roster is wrong
Or Emma...It's because the spot in TA is taken by a time travelling Norsgaard from the past, who is still eligible for the youth classification.
Actually I made a mistake here, cause it actually is a U26 competition in TA, so an MN clone would also have been sufficient.I know. Which just makes the fact that both lineups are listed as finalised even funnier.
It's not even like he got confused with Jorgenson...
Of course, technically there will be a Norsgaard at TA who's eligible for the youth classification, but I don't think UAE will let him guest-ride for Movistar...
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