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Great effort by the 18 year old Stannard to finish 8th in the stage - Surprised how well he climbed - Sivakov and Hamilton ready for WT level - Hindley probably ready but could wait a year.
 
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yaco said:
Great effort by the 18 year old Stannard to finish 8th in the stage - Surprised how well he climbed - Sivakov and Hamilton ready for WT level - Hindley probably ready but could wait a year.
He likely also did work for Hamilton/Hindley (this is speculation, but judging from the racing situation given on the ticker), Stannard is a really complete rider and should be the leader of the team next year as Hamilton/Hindley (and maybe Storer) will move to WT.
 
Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc Stage 1 (Full Iseran and MTF): A 20-man break went clear after the top of the Iseran and made it to the finish. Janssens had 1' on the rest of the break at the bottom of the last climb and hold on. In bold the u23 riders and underlined the guys who weren't in the break and came from the bunch.

1 JANSSENS Jimmy CIB Les les 145 km en 4h01'18'' (moy. 36,055 km/h) (b : 10'')
2 * LAMBRECHT Bjorg LTS à 00'21''(b : 6'')
3 STÜSSI Colin Chris TRA à 00'59''(b : 4'')
4 RABITSCH Stephan RSW à 01'10''
5 BOUET Maxime FVC à 01'14''
6 GEISMAYR Daniel VOL à 01'18''
7 LAUBER Edouard CED à 01'41''
8 HARDY Romain FVC à 01'49''
9 * VANHOUCKE HarmLTS à 01'50''
10 * BERNAL GOMEZ Egan Arley ANS à 01'54''
11 * DOLEATTO Aurélien CCF à 01'58''
12 BRUN Frédéric BBA 1 à 02'01''
13 * LEA Jason IWS à 02'03''
14 LAKE Sean IWS à 02'12''
15 DULIN Alexis AAP à 02'22''
16 KVASINA Matija RSW à 02'22''
17 MARCHAND Gianni CIB à 02'31''
18 *ROCHAS Rémy CCF à 02'37''
19 * LAFAY Victor BBA à 02'41''
20 KASPERKIEWICZ Przemyslaw SKT à 02'51''
 
Muñoz was 4th today, at least a respectable result for the climbers. But the fact that this has been the best results, tells you a lot about the mediocrity of this generation. They'll be back with a much better team in l'Avenir, if Bernal isn't completely exhausted by that point.
 
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Bye Bye Bicycle said:
Vermeltfoort actually has his best ever pro season this year.

Italy is lacking stage races for amateurs/U23. Apart from the Toscana two day event in April there hasn't been a single stage race on this level in Italy so far in 2017. Giro d'Abruzzo - died years ago. Giro delle Pesche Nettarine - defunct since 2015. Giro delle Regioni - RIP. Giro di Cosenza - gone since 2006. And so on.

Some teams try it abroad instead - Colpack at the Bidasoa Itzulia, CT Friuli in Austria's Bundesliga races, Delio Gallina in Hungary. But it's not the same.
CT Friuli also raced the Vuelta a Juventud, rather odd for an Italian team, but they did.
The hasn't been a Giro della Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia since 2015, that was another important U23 stage race in Italy with a pretty good field.
Another example for riders that are far more developed than most would be the various riders who rode for Axel Merckx.
Covili seems to be a great climber, Fabbro crashed out, Conci juust cam back from an injury and Carboni wasn't there (probably because of an injury), so it's not all that bad for the Italian teams, this race is a great learning experience against the top guys.
It's nice to see that Zahiri Abderrahim finished the race in the top 15, that's a good result for him.
Edit: According to the team Padun had 2 mechanicals in the ITT, that explains his poor TT.
Source: http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/2017/06/15/102252/giro-u23-il-diario-della-colpack-tuttobiciweb
 
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DNP-Old said:
Egan Bernal wins!
Don't think he has the yellow jersey yet, but after today he's definitely the number one favorite to win this. Guys like Lambrecht aren't even close to his level in the real mountains and with still a MTT and the really hard last stage to go he has enough time to overtake them in the GC.

 
Bernal just won the 4th stage (a MTT on the Télégraphe) too. Absolute monster ride! The Belgians are good, but Bernal is just on another level.

1. Bernal 29'48
2. Vanhoucke 40"
3. Lambrecht 1'06

Bernal has the Maillot Jaune too. I don't think anyone can take that jersey away from him tomorrow.
 
Not a 3rd stage win but Bernal has the GC in the bag. Last stage (over 4 cols) was won by Perichon. Lambrecht was 2nd, Bernal 3rd and Vanhoucke 5th. Vanhoucke was pretty strong today catching Bernal on the last climb. He was the best of the rest uphill this week.

Final GC:
1. Bernal
2. Lambrecht 50"
3. Vanhoucke 2'17

 
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No ITT in this years Avenir.
Honestly, I prefer the route of the GIRO CICLISTICO VALLE D'AOSTA, even if it's nothing but mountain stages, even the prologue isn an uphill prologue.
 
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DNP-Old said:
No ITT in this years Avenir.
Pretty disappointed about that, also only 3 mountain stages. Last years route was better imo. Bernal clear favorite now, although you never know with Costa.

On another note, Bjorg Lambrecht will become pro with Lotto Soudal in July 2018.
 
Very puncheur friendly route, the first 3 stages or so have uphill finishes and none of the flat stages are flat towards the end. The last day of the race will be carnage, going over Madeleine (not from Chambre unfortunately) and finishing on Mollard, but the hardest stage may still be stage 8, thats a proper mountain stages for young riders.
 
Adrian Bustamante, whom Ruudz0r and I discussed earlier, finished 10th in the GC of the Vuelta a Boyaca today. That is a very good result, especially considering his age. Lotería really seem to have another gem amongst their ranks. He should come over to Europe rather sooner than later.

Also worth noting: Rodrigo Contreras finished 2nd. It looks like he really is back on track. He is making a nice case for himself to earn a l'Avenir selection - is he eligible(?). The talent is there no question.
 
Adrien Costa change of schedule, proceeded by DNS in Palio del Recioto, DNS in US Nationals TT, DNS in US Nationals RR, DNS in US Nationals TT U23. Is he even going to ride l'Avenir at this point? Also very odd that Axeon isn't communicating a thing.
 
Giro Valle d'Aosta is starting Wednesday with a MTT. The parcours is just like every other year incredibly hard. All the best U23 climbers are there, except for the Axeon guys and Bernal.



Based on the provisional startlist, the favorites for me are

***Hamilton, Hindley, Sivakov
**Lambrecht, Vanhoucke, Storer, Padun, Fabbro
*Knox, Davies, Cras, Cherkasov, Carboni, Eg, (probably forget a few guys)

The Australian team looks pretty unbeatable though with also Stannard and Jenner.

Edit: No Hindley and no Padun
 
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Samamba said:
Giro Valle d'Aosta is starting Wednesday with a MTT. The parcours is just like every other year incredibly hard. All the best U23 climbers are there, except for the Axeon guys and Bernal.
? Schlegel is not there.
 
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Samamba said:
Giro Valle d'Aosta is starting Wednesday with a MTT. The parcours is just like every other year incredibly hard. All the best U23 climbers are there, except for the Axeon guys and Bernal.

Edit: No Hindley and no Padun
Gaudu is not there...
 
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DNP-Old said:
Adrien Costa change of schedule, proceeded by DNS in Palio del Recioto, DNS in US Nationals TT, DNS in US Nationals RR, DNS in US Nationals TT U23. Is he even going to ride l'Avenir at this point? Also very odd that Axeon isn't communicating a thing.
Something major happened at AXEON.

My guess is that he will sign as a stagiaire with some PRO team in August. Until then, it seems like he is banned by his team.

JMHO
 
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Kokoso said:
Samamba said:
Giro Valle d'Aosta is starting Wednesday with a MTT. The parcours is just like every other year incredibly hard. All the best U23 climbers are there, except for the Axeon guys and Bernal.

Edit: No Hindley and no Padun
Gaudu is not there...
Obviously I meant riders who are competing still competing in u23 races.
 

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