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Uno-X has, deservedly so, just been invited to the Tour of Flandres. I’m quite excited to see what the team can bring to these kind of races, especially since team manager Jens Haugland expects Tobias Johannessen to participate. The team will also ride Paris-Roubaix and LBL, btw. Fully deserved after their great start to the season.
It would be very surprising not to see them in the early break of the day in all the monuments and the bonus is they are easy to pick out in the peloton with their bright kit.
 
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Uno-X has, deservedly so, just been invited to the Tour of Flandres. I’m quite excited to see what the team can bring to these kind of races, especially since team manager Jens Haugland expects Tobias Johannessen to participate. The team will also ride Paris-Roubaix and LBL, btw. Fully deserved after their great start to the season.
A pity Hoelgaard left the team. He showed last year he could play a role in these classics. Trek could be really strong this year.
 
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One of the big goals for the team today and completely out of it.

Skaarseth best Uno-X rider in 28th place. A decent result for him, but not good enough for the team. Tiller and Halland Johannesen were both involved in crashes, but none of the crashes looked very serious, so I have no idea why Tiller didn’t perform better.
THJ has been sick the last week and have very little experience in these kind of races, so that’s more understandable.

They really need to step it at Roubaix. I think in theory that’s a race that should fit the team better. Tiller, Resell, Skaarseth, Blume Levy and Wærenskjold should be even better without hills.
But they have some serious work to do with doing positioning better into key parts of the race. Today they were never in position into the climbs.
 
One of the big goals for the team today and completely out of it.

Skaarseth best Uno-X rider in 28th place. A decent result for him, but not good enough for the team. Tiller and Halland Johannesen were both involved in crashes, but none of the crashes looked very serious, so I have no idea why Tiller didn’t perform better.
THJ has been sick the last week and have very little experience in these kind of races, so that’s more understandable.

They really need to step it at Roubaix. I think in theory that’s a race that should fit the team better. Tiller, Resell, Skaarseth, Blume Levy and Wærenskjold should be even better without hills.
But they have some serious work to do with doing positioning better into key parts of the race. Today they were never in position into the climbs.
I mean, look at how bad things went for EF and Astana, it could have been even worse...
 
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One of the big goals for the team today and completely out of it.

Skaarseth best Uno-X rider in 28th place. A decent result for him, but not good enough for the team. Tiller and Halland Johannesen were both involved in crashes, but none of the crashes looked very serious, so I have no idea why Tiller didn’t perform better.
THJ has been sick the last week and have very little experience in these kind of races, so that’s more understandable.

They really need to step it at Roubaix. I think in theory that’s a race that should fit the team better. Tiller, Resell, Skaarseth, Blume Levy and Wærenskjold should be even better without hills.
But they have some serious work to do with doing positioning better into key parts of the race. Today they were never in position into the climbs.
To be fair Tiller has been surprisingly good in many of these classics the last 1,5 year. But this one might just be a bit too long and hard for him. Other than that I don’t think it is fair to expect too much from Uno-X in these races for now.
 
Well, I prefer judging them based on previous performances and outspoken ambitions, and not like “they are just a small pro conti team”, so I feel it’s okay to be disappointed with the way they raced (missing the early break after they said it was a goal, very passively in the peloton, never in contention). They can do a lot better than they did today. Hopefully it will be better in Roubaix.
 
The best they can do for now is to get his twin brother back in shape
Yes, big problems for him. Injuries during the winter and then he got covid after Tour of Norway.
I don't know what's up with Træen either. He was brilliant in Catalunya and good in Tour of the Alps, then he's not raced since. If he was fit and healthy he should've been racing this week.

THJ, AHJ, Træen, Greegard and Eg is a pretty nice climbing team.
 
Alexander Kristoff is going to sign a 3-year deal with Uno-X according to Norwegian TV2. Not sure what Uno-X is signaling here, if this is a change in philosophy, but I think it is the right move now, although Kristoff might not have to many good years left in him.
 

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