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I think going forward, you need to see this event on the Weds/Thurs. Having it on the Friday means riders doing their event on the Saturday will be reluctant to take part. The MTB Worlds Relay is on the Wednesday from memory....
It definitely needs to be as early as possible in the schedule. I think it worked fairly well today despite the lack of participants as it was dry. If the course had loads of practice on it and its muddy and cut up, then gaps that open might not be brought back by even the strongest of riders.
 
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Don’t really know what to say about the team relay. Possibly it could develop into something interesting. This was just… odd?

Impressed by the U23 Italian men, particularly their last rider. Looked amazing and completely in control on the bike. A man for the future.

Dan Soete was fastest with a 6:58 lap followed by Vandeputte at 7:09. The two Italian U23 came in at impressive 7:10.
 
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Don’t really know what to say about the team relay. Possibly it could develop into something interesting. This was just… odd?

Impressed by the U23 Italian men, particularly their last rider. Looked amazing and completely in control on the bike. A man for the future.
I think they've often produced decent youth riders, but then they move to the road/MTB. Unless they get picked up by one of the big teams, it will continue to happen.
 
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