Last year he was not in form in Avenir. He was in our local (Limburger) papers back then saying exactly that.
A guy has a crappy ride at a race last year and now the race he's leading in is easy.Dekker_Tifosi said:Boily... I remember last year in the GP Montreal when he was dropped with still 100 guys in the front group including some notorious non climbers.
Can't say this years Tour l'Avenir is impressing me
I'm definately not anti-non-europe.. jesus christ where did you invent that? that's hilariousHairy Wheels said:A guy has a crappy ride at a race last year and now the race he's leading in is easy? You're so predictably anti-anything not euro it's laughable.
I can't say your post impressed me.
yeah he did pretty well at the worlds.theyoungest said:I know he can make it over hills. But last year he finished on 5+ minutes in the mountain stages.
I've seen footage from the GP Portugal, those were semi-bunch sprints. He was, however, one of the strongest on the hills in Geelong, together with Degenkolb (who isn't exactly a climber either).
Having a strong cycling culture doesn't mean that kids grow up to be bike racers. Maybe in Belgium, but for instance in Holland cycling isn't a sport that most kids do from a very young age. Mollema won the Tour de l'Avenir two years after his first bike race.ansimi said:Boily's performance is really well-timed because it coincides with the Quebec races and he's getting a little bit of media attention in Canada which is great for Canadian cycling
I'd be wary of discounting his talent by comparing early results against riders from stronger cycling cultures. Canadian road cyclists almost always come from other sports or other cycling disciplines and will develop at a later age.
I don't know what he'll be able to do in his career but I hope this weekend has some Canadian kids who like riding bikes thinking that maybe they'll try racing someday!
No relation at all as far as I'm aware.Lupetto said:Stage 6
1 96 Simon YATES GRANDE-BRETAGNE 03:25:59
2 46 Filippo FORTIN ITALIE 00:00:00
3 166 Thomas PALMER AUSTRALIE 00:00:00
4 82 Nikias ARNDT ALLEMAGNE 00:00:00
5 116 Jordi SIMON ESPAGNE 00:00:00
6 31 Romain BARDET FRANCE 00:00:00
7 162 Rohan DENNIS AUSTRALIE 00:00:00
8 26 Wouter WIPPERT PAYS-BAS 00:00:00
9 153 Marcel AREGGER SUISSE 00:00:00
10 122 Natnael BERHANE EQUIPE MIXTE 00:00:00
Is Simon the son of Sean Yates?
Actually, the youth numbers is Holland are vastly superior to my native Canada. Having raced enough in both countries to see this first-hand, I would say that having a strong cycling culture means that kids are more likely to grow up to be bike racers.theyoungest said:Having a strong cycling culture doesn't mean that kids grow up to be bike racers. Maybe in Belgium, but for instance in Holland cycling isn't a sport that most kids do from a very young age. Mollema won the Tour de l'Avenir two years after his first bike race.
Kelderman is end of season, he injured himself in a fall his final prep. race weeks ago. Ergo, he never started. Was already known for weeks tho.dlwssonic said:Sorry I wasn't following the race but what happened to our supposedly new Eddy Merckx
Did he even take part?