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Title: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on January 21, 2019, 20:57


The profiles for the rest of the race don't look very promising. Today in theory was the hardest finish, but everyone (pretty much) except Pelucchi made it.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: LukasCPH on January 21, 2019, 21:27
The profiles for the rest of the race don't look very promising. Today in theory was the hardest finish, but everyone (pretty much) except Pelucchi made it.
Stage 6 has a finishing circuit in Oyem where a short climb could provide a springboard for an attack. Last year Nocentini won solo there. The Libreville circuit on stage 7 has also seen attacking racing in the past.

But it is slim pickings, that's true. It could well end up with seven mass sprints and the GC being decided by bonus seconds ... or there's a breakaway one day that gets to the finish several minutes ahead of the peloton when we least expect it. ;)
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Flo on January 21, 2019, 22:19
Bonny :win
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Servais Knavendish on January 21, 2019, 22:21




Crumbs what a transition for someone like Greipel, from WT to the tour of Gabon...

Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on January 22, 2019, 18:57


Pretty comfortable on both days going by the pics, though I think Greipel did get blocked in a bit yesterday.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on January 23, 2019, 18:24
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: search on January 23, 2019, 18:48
that was not a (normal) sprint, I guess?!
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: LukasCPH on January 23, 2019, 21:39
that was not a (normal) sprint, I guess?!
As far as I can tell, it was:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DxmAVUQWsAAbYGc.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dxl6594XgAAGjw9.jpg)
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: search on January 24, 2019, 11:02
yeah, it was indeed. A reduced one and a bit uphill, but still, super strong performance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty9bY9ll4xs
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: LukasCPH on January 24, 2019, 13:44
All board the Biniyam Ghirmay hype train! :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJyuI4AbF8w
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on January 24, 2019, 21:19


Ghirmay was relegated from second for something or other.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on January 26, 2019, 18:45




One stage to go and it's difficult to see Bonifazio losing the leader's jersey.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on January 27, 2019, 11:58
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dx5OYOmVAAAgMXb.jpg)



Not a classic.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on January 27, 2019, 20:19
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Armchair Cyclist on January 27, 2019, 20:52
New Irish team EvoPro have won both of their first two races (and have a stage win as well) in New Zealand, with 2 New Zealanders: Luke Mudgway in Gravel and Tar, and Aaron Gates with a stage and the overall win in the NZ Cycle Classic.

Not a bad start.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: search on January 31, 2019, 08:24
not bad indeed, and Wippert wasn't too far off yesterday either. Why did they get rid of the super short prologue though?!



The 2nd stage had a graveled climb then
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DyNCDB4U0AAH9Jw.jpg:large)

were Woods and Porte dropped everyone else. And Woods easily had the upper hand in that two men sprint in the end

https://twitter.com/HeraldSunTour/status/1090792411771490304

Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: t-72 on February 03, 2019, 21:44
OK it is not a full stage but I am very glad our  x-U23 #rainbow,  #sky Kristoffer Halvorsen,  finally got himself a pro win and that it happened in Austrailia, after crashing last year in the People's choice classic and missing out on all the races. As this also happened in a criterium, I consider the curse as lifted from his shoulders  :D .Time to get on with the rest, Doffen  :cool


This also gave me the chance of using the FirstCycling results embed feature here for the first time for real. 
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on February 04, 2019, 18:21
Antalya is a couple of weeks or so still away, but we've got a couple of Turkish one-day races coming up this weekend - GP Gazipasa and GP Alanya.

Just had a quick look at the start list and Grivko is down to ride for the Ukrainian National Team. So no retirement just yet and maybe a result can swing him a contract.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: t-72 on February 04, 2019, 20:42
and Grivko.... and maybe a result can swing him a contract.

You mean maybe a swing from him can result in a contract?

With this guy? (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitali_Klitschko)

 :D

Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: L'arri on February 07, 2019, 19:26


Spring is (almost) here and Le Coq is strutting his stuff. Desperate for an invitation to the Tour in 2019 after last year's snub, #vital needs to impress and fast. As does the man himself after a forgettable season.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on February 08, 2019, 18:24
Grand Prix Gazipasa 9th February

(http://i68.tinypic.com/23w2kio.png)

15+km of flat once they have descended from the climb on the final lap, so a reduced bunch sprint of some sort is the most likely outcome.



No Grivko after all....

Possible winners: Bazhkou, one of the many ex-Kolss riders, Holler, Astafyev, Malecki, Davidenok, Orken, Balkan, Ozgur etc etc
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on February 08, 2019, 18:38
Grand Prix Alanya 10th February

(http://i63.tinypic.com/30rs8rt.png)

Pozdnyakov won last year, but the course is different this time round.



The race website has the start list with the same teams as Gazipasa (obviously) and just a few rider changes here and there from the previous day's race.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: L'arri on February 08, 2019, 19:09
#cofidis on fire this pre-Spring. By their standards, anyway. Just need Lukas to update the jersey icon... :P

Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Joelsim on February 08, 2019, 19:28
Good result for Wouters. Was poor last year hence a single year contract.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on February 10, 2019, 09:17
https://twitter.com/minskcycling/status/1094262816033439744



https://cccsport.eu/dobry-poczatek-sezonu-w-wykonaniu-ccc-development-team-jutro-kolejny-wyscig/
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on February 10, 2019, 12:00
https://twitter.com/CCCDevoTeam/status/1094539181580304384

The route for GP Alanya has had to be changed. Flat coastal route now.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on February 11, 2019, 09:11
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzDK1aDXgAAZGzy.jpg)



Yeah the route was changed due to flooded and impassable roads in the hilly loop they were initially going to do. Antalya was a bit wet last year as well I remember. Not the weather they want to show the area off as a possible training location for teams.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: t-72 on February 11, 2019, 21:59
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzDK1aDXgAAZGzy.jpg)



Yeah the route was changed due to flooded and impassable roads in the hilly loop they were initially going to do. Antalya was a bit wet last year as well I remember. Not the weather they want to show the area off as a possible training location for teams.

Spring weather in this part of the world is rainy, and it can rain a lot in a short time. It is not like the pictures you see in  tourist brochures. The "tour of Rhodes", another early-season-warmup race,  is also affected by the occasional torrential rainfall. Rule of thumb is to wait till after easter for the better weather, but it is give or take a week or two. I think once these races get a few years running, northern europe conti- and pro-conti team will see the western mediterranean as a better area for early season races and training.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on February 17, 2019, 19:09
Tour of Antalya 21st - 24th February

Stage 1: Koprulu Canyon - Antalya (141km)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/2aj6d4y.png)

Stage 2: Antalya - Antalya (111km)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/35anbj6.png)

Stage 3: Perge - Termessos (91.8km)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/2e1t7b9.png)

Stage 4: Side - Antalya (157km)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/4g5540.png)

Overall it's much less mountainous than last year's course.

Competing teams:

Corendon - Circus
Israel Cycling Academy
Nippo - Vini Fantini

Adria Mobil
Akros - Thomus
Astana City
Bike Aid
CCC Devo
Kometa Cycling Team
Leopard Pro Cycling
Lviv Cycling Team
Minsk Cycling Club
Monkey Town - A Block
Salcano Sakarya BB
Tarteletto - Isorex
Felbermayr Simplon Wels
Wiggins LeCol
Tirol KTM
Vino - Astana Motors

Danish National Team
Estonian National Team
Latvian National Team
Russian National Team

Konya Bisiklet Spor Kulubu
Club De La Defense
Fiberli Antalyaspor
Team Named Rocket (no really)
Torku Sekerspor

A full compliment of 28 teams.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on February 17, 2019, 19:14


PCS has been going on about this being the strongest ever field for a .2 race. Any other takers for that title?
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: LukasCPH on February 17, 2019, 20:08
Team Named Rocket (no really)
One of the team sponsors is Named - the sports nutrition wing of which is a fairly well-known sponsor.
It's short for Natural Medicine.

So the team isn't actually named Rocket ... it's NaMed-Rocket.
Much less fun, I know. :P
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: search on February 17, 2019, 21:08
PCS has been going on about this being the strongest ever field for a .2 race. Any other takers for that title?

Going by last year's start lists, Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc, probably.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on February 18, 2019, 11:21
Yeah it's difficult to define strongest. PCS could just be seeing MVDP and Devolder with his two RVV titles, but if you're just going by palmares then any of the numerous .2 races that Rebellin has raced in the past 7 or 8 years might be defined as the strongest.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: search on February 18, 2019, 12:12
yeah, I was more thinking about the (amount of PCT) teams involved than about the riders, but PCS probably has some kind of database to back it up
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on February 20, 2019, 20:45
Start list has now been finalized. Lots of potential winners for both the sprints and GC.

Jans, after a solid start in Besseges, is probably the favourite for the sprints, but Minali and Krieger should push him and there's a plethora of other guys in the hunt.

GC is a bit tougher. If everyone was in decent nick, Pronksiy or Rogina might get the burden of being favourite, but with it being early season, who knows? Another rabbit out of the hat from Ovechkin wouldn't surprise me.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on February 21, 2019, 18:49
https://twitter.com/WielerFlits/status/1098564370710302722

http://kometacyclingteam.com/en/michele-gazzoli-fifth-in-the-fight-for-the-inaugural-volata-of-the-tour-of-antalya/
https://cccsport.eu/kolarze-ccc-development-team-po-pierwszym-etapie-tour-of-antalya/

Reading a few of the team's race reports gives a bit of an idea about the stage.

It was a nervous peloton and bad road conditions for most of the stage. Valter (CCC Devo) said "the section that could be described as gravel was very demanding. It was 40 - 50 km long". A potential G-Factor of 0.35

There were a few crashes in the closing stages and that, plus the technical nature of the finale ("located on the seafront promenade, but before the riders entered the final straight, they had to defeat, among others a small driveway and winding park alleys") led to the splits in the pack.

Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on February 21, 2019, 18:51
https://twitter.com/veloimages/status/1098621095509479426
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: t-72 on February 21, 2019, 20:03
Is this a tour of duty for #corendon Van der Poel or what?
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on February 21, 2019, 20:14
Is this a tour of duty for #corendon Van der Poel or what?

https://www.wielerflits.nl/nieuws/van-der-poel-vorig-seizoen-was-goed-dit-seizoen-nog-net-iets-beter/

Quote
"On Tuesday I will leave for Antalya", the Dutch champion on the road looks ahead to his first race of the year. "I am still fresh. In itself I come out the season well. The most difficult thing is to stay fresh in the head. For the physical I am less afraid than the mental. It has been mentally a difficult season, the weeks before the World Cup. The skiing week has pleased me and the Tour of Antalya will be fun, so I'm mentally ready. "

Van der Poel fought against the high expectations in the field, he admits. "Now it's nice to drive around with slightly fewer expectations in the coming weeks. I was free to choose what I wanted to drive. It was not an obligation to go to Antalya, but I wanted to do something for Corendon. Otherwise I still went on an internship, then I would rather go to race rhythm and some extra training "
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on February 22, 2019, 05:30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfJ9uHIbqJE
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: search on February 22, 2019, 08:50
There is also a van der Poel interview in Het Nieuwsblad today. He says, that everyone in the team will get a chance to go for results this week, defending the GC is not a target, especially as stage 3 is too hard for him anyway.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on February 22, 2019, 18:45
https://twitter.com/maartenmaleis/status/1098938335723167744

https://cccsport.eu/kolarze-ccc-development-team-po-drugim-etapie-tour-of-antalya/
http://kometacyclingteam.com/un-final-de-locos-deja-al-kometa-cycling-team-sin-la-baza-de-gazzoli/

Good on Kometa and CCC Devo giving these little reports. It would be very difficult otherwise to glean anything about the stage.

A very fast start to the day - 60km/h for the first 20km according to the organizers! Similarly to yesterday there was a chaotic finish with three crashes within the last kilometre.



GC day tomorrow.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on February 23, 2019, 08:45
https://twitter.com/tourofantalya/status/1099226525805801473

Bad weather and crashes breaking up the field. About half the stage done.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on February 23, 2019, 08:56
https://twitter.com/tourofantalya/status/1099228884288106497

Dunne, Rabitsch and Boggy are three of the missing five.

Not many climbers in there. Burke, Rabitsch and Zimmerman the best as far as I can see. MVDP could have a chance after all.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on February 23, 2019, 09:23
https://twitter.com/tourofantalya/status/1099237542862512128

Can they catch them before the climb.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on February 23, 2019, 09:41
https://twitter.com/tourofantalya/status/1099241758943256576

2km to go. He was at 32 seconds in the GC.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on February 23, 2019, 10:11
https://twitter.com/tourofantalya/status/1099249019191287809

Lopez and Plaza weren't part of the break, so Rekita was the last man standing. All three were at 32s and therefore the Pole should be the new leader.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on February 23, 2019, 11:02
https://twitter.com/yelizkrkaya/status/1099259192215552001

Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on February 25, 2019, 08:37
https://twitter.com/FrontSet/status/1099648530220834817



(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0Mbkw7X4AEIMBk.jpg)



Lonardi's performance grabbed my attention. Up there in the sprints and the MTF.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Mellow Velo on March 02, 2019, 11:21
 While all eyes are on Belgium, this weekend, there are also a brace of really good one day races going on in the South of France. I say good, because they have become personal favourites of mine, due to both the quality and location of their parcour.

Today, we have the Classic de l'Ardèche: 

(https://www.procyclingstats.com/images/profiles/ap/aa/les-boucles-du-dus-ardeche-2019-profile-cadfa5f3ee.jpg)

Tomorrow, we move across to the Eastern bank of the Rhone, for the

Royal Bernard Drome Classic.

(https://www.procyclingstats.com/images/profiles/ap/ca/la-drome-classic-2019-profile-ab45cc05c9.jpg)

Both races have extensive coverage from L'Equipe.
The Classic de l'Ardèche will be shown directly after Het Nieuwsblad, from around 4pm, for two hours.
The Royal Bernard Drome Classic will be shown live from 1pm GMT, for three hours, but is an obvious clash with KBK.
So maybe the best option may be to wait for 4 hours of both races, back-to-back on Monday, from 12-30pm GMT.

The usual source:

https://www.firstonetv.live/Live/France/L'%C3%89quipe-27
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Joelsim on March 03, 2019, 10:41
Quite a few non-starters for KBK today - Ackermann (?), Van Baarle, Demare, Stuyven and Denifl.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: search on March 18, 2019, 09:11
Yesterday #direct Pim Ligthart won the Ronde van Drenthe, beating his training buddy #alecto Robbert de Greef in a two men "sprint"

(https://images2.persgroep.net/rcs/pPjOjTjTxsaCxJXeJ-5VJisb7Cc/diocontent/143644466/_fitwidth/694/?appId=21791a8992982cd8da851550a453bd7f&quality=0.9)

Short highlights are available on the website of RTV Drenthe (https://www.rtvdrenthe.nl/nieuws/145206/Pim-Ligthart-wint-Ronde-van-Drenthe)



Lighthart was very emotional (https://www.rtvdrenthe.nl/nieuws/145211/Tranen-van-geluk-bij-Ronde-van-Drenthe-winnaar-Pim-Ligthart) at the finish. Sounds like he's gone through a lot over the past year.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: search on March 23, 2019, 10:51
Grand Prix de Denain - Porte du Hainaut

Sunday, March 24th

Already last year the GP Denain planed to change its character from "just another sprinters' race" to a cobbled classic, with 10 sectors of pavé, but due to bad weather all but one had to be thrown out again one hour before the start.

Rouleur did a nice feature about it back then:

(https://rouleur.cc/editorial/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/CF026382-e1553187142963.jpg)

https://rouleur.cc/editorial/grand-prix-denain-cobbled-classic/

Now they are back with two more - 12 sectors of pavé - and no problems with the weather in sight:

(https://i.imgur.com/GUENlKu.png)

Initially, by adding cobbles and moving the race to a Sunday, the idea was not only to make the race more entertaining, but also to attract a broader audience and more high-profile teams to participate.

The interest in preparing for Paris Roubaix under race conditions seems to be low though, so in terms of teams this has not been fruitful so far:

(http://www.nordsports-mag.com/static/6605/47644/297909/grand-prix-denain-2019-equipes.jpg)

The ~pdf provisional start list (http://gpdenain.fr/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/liste-des-partants-14.03.2019.pdf) looks still decent though, with guys like #corendon van der Poel, #roompot Boom, #ag2r Vandenbergh, #trek Kirsch, #wallonie Planckaert, #wanty Backaert, #direct Gaudin, #cofidis Claeys and others usually always willing to tear the race into pieces early on.

Unfortunately there don't seem to be coverage on Eurosport this time though, but some local France 3 channels are broadcasting the race live, so let's hope that there'll be a stream at least.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: t-72 on March 27, 2019, 23:17
The Tour de Normandie

is rolling on to stage 4 tomorrow (Thursday 28 March) . Stage winners so far:
Stage 1 #riwal Nicholas Brøchner
Stage 2 #seg Alberto Dainese
[1]
Stage 3 #metec De Kleijn
The GC is so far dominated by stage winners and bonus seconds, with #riwal Brøchner ahead of #metec De Kleijn by 3 secs.

An incident in today's stage 3 involved a race motorcycle that clipped #coop Lois Bendixens front wheel, sending him into the ditch. Bendixen and his team are susequently punished for motor pacing him back to the peloton. #coop Coop has to race without a support vehicle tomorrow, and Bendixen will be de-placed in all competitions (and fined, I believe), but he is allowed to start. 

What's special about the situation is that the motorcyclist in question has said he was sorry for causing the accident, it was his fault, but the head commissaire says it was Bendixen who was responsible for what happened, and applied the penalties. What does the supreme tribunal of velorooms think about this, doesn't this sound a bit harsh? I guess that normally, if a race vehicle causes an accident involving some riders, they will be allowed to draft on their own team car to get back to the peloton?
 1. (that's got to be as close to 2 Danish stage wins as possible)
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: LukasCPH on March 27, 2019, 23:23
An incident in today's stage 3 involved a race motorcycle that clipped #coop Lois Bendixens front wheel, sending him into the ditch. Bendixen and his team are susequently punished for motor pacing him back to the peloton. #coop Coop has to race without a support vehicle tomorrow, and Bendixen will be de-placed in all competitions (and fined, I believe), but he is allowed to start. 

What's special about the situation is that the motorcyclist in question has said he was sorry for causing the accident, it was his fault, but the head commissaire says it was Bendixen who was responsible for what happened, and applied the penalties. What does the supreme tribunal of velorooms think about this, doesn't this sound a bit harsh? I guess that normally, if a race vehicle causes an accident involving some riders, they will be allowed to draft on their own team car to get back to the peloton?
Commissaires gotta commissaire. :snooty
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: t-72 on March 28, 2019, 20:56
The Tour de Normandie

is rolling on to stage 5 tomorrow (Thursday 28 March) . Today, in the 4th stage, a Norse invation led by Ganger-Rolv #joker Ole Forfang  flipped the GC around and it is now the two stronger *no teams battling each other as #unox Erik Nordsæter Resell on 2nd. The time gaps are still small and other can sign on for the their podium bids later.

It was a succesful early attack forming a breakaway group and then finally by going solo from the 3km mark that led to the renewal of the GC list. Forfang won the stage, Resell on 3rd with the last breakaway rider, #tarteletto Elias von Brussegem squeezing in before Resell. The peloton arrived 15 secs later. 


Stage winners so far:
Stage 1 #riwal Nicholas Brøchner
Stage 2 #seg Alberto Dainese
Stage 3 #metec De Kleijn
Stage 4 #joker Forfang

Browsing the results list I noticed the presence of Stein-Erik Eriksen for #coloquick. He better be good in the downhill sections. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stein_Eriksen)
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: t-72 on March 30, 2019, 17:28
The Tour de Normandie

Apologizing for lack of updates yesterday, here comes a two-stage update. Normandie continues to be rolled over by the Norse invasion. (The chief known as Ganger-Rolf to the norse is called Rollon down here, and roll on is what they do!

Except the Hungaryans are here too, #seg Barnabas Peak sneaking in a stage win from a late attack, winning in front of teammate #seg Ablerto Dainese taking the sprint in the peloton, 3 seconds behind. #joker Ole Forfang remained in the lead with #unox Resell on second in GC.

The Tour de Normandie is one of the more prestigeous stage races at 2.2 level. The winnners since 2012 are Jerome Cousin, Silvan Dillier, Stefan Küng, Dimitry Claeys, Baptiste Planckaert, Anthony Delaplace and Thomas Stewart. Only Stewart, who won last year,  is still riding Conti with #dhb,  the others are now in the pro ranks, some even in the World Tour. .

In today's stage , there was a huge split in the peloton and #unox Resell ended up behind it, loosing more than 1 min, and thus he's no longer in contention for the GC podium. #joker Forfang was in the right group and retains the lead, I think he has added some bonus seconds somewhere too, as now it seems to be with more than 30 seconds which is a lot in a quite flat stage race without time trials.

However, with the GC in focus in #joker and with #unox also doing good on previous stages, today it was payback time for the now much decimated #coop squad. A lot has been stacked against them in this race, with falls, commisaires and broken elbows they now have only 2 riders left in the race, and yet managed to win the stage, with #coop Trond Trondsen taking the sprint. That's worth a chapeau and a  :cool .

Stage winners so far:
Stage 1 #riwal Nicholas Brøchner
Stage 2 #seg Alberto Dainese
Stage 3 #metec De Kleijn
Stage 4 #joker Forfang
Stage 5 #seg Peak
Stage 6 #coop Trondsen

Pity there's no TV service as tomorrow's race will be a thriller for the GC and we will see #seg and #metec do everything they can to leave #joker Ole Forfang in the dust behind some hedgerows. It is dead flat from St-Lô to Caen. If the wind picks up, it can be quite some race (on the other hand, the Joker podcast run by - yep, exactly that man: Forfang - is called  "Førstevifta", which translates directly to "first fan"  in english but it means the first group when riding in echelons. I guess they're ready for it...

Got to give a thumbs up to the boys in blue, after loosing key riders to #unox and #didata, and some important support personell too (DS and trainers) they have re-formed the team and it is still hard to beat!

Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: LukasCPH on March 31, 2019, 09:43
The Tour de Normandie is one of the more prestigeous stage races at 2.2 level. The winnners since 2012 are Jerome Cousin, Silvan Dillier, Stefan Küng, Dimitry Claeys, Baptiste Planckaert, Anthony Delaplace and Thomas Stewart. Only Stewart, who won last year,  is still riding Conti with #canyon,  the others are now in the pro ranks, some even in the World Tour. .
Service post:
We have #canyon # canyon as kit smiley for the women's team Canyon-SRAM as they are at a higher level than the men's Conti team Canyon-dhb p/b Bloor Homes - which leaves the problem of what to call the men's team's kit smiley, of course.
It's #dhb # dhb, using the second title sponsor.
:)
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: t-72 on March 31, 2019, 20:25
The Tour de Normandie

Final stage today ended with a Danish stage victory as #waoo Johan Langballe won the sprint from a small breakaway group of 4, just 7 seconds ahead of the bunch. #metec Arvid De Kleijn won the sprint in the bunch, but with #joker controlling the race and just rolling in at the back of the pack, no gaps and all the bonus seconds gone, the #yellow GC victory goes to #joker Ole Forfang.

Stage winners so far:
Stage 1 #riwal Nicholas Brøchner
Stage 2 #seg Alberto Dainese
Stage 3 #metec De Kleijn
Stage 4 #joker Forfang
Stage 5 #seg Peak
Stage 6 #coop Trondsen
Stage 7 #waoo Langballe

Winner GC: #joker Forfang
Winner points: #seg Alberto Dainese
Nations wins: tie between Norway and Denmark with 2 both, but Denmark wins because the second stage was won by a Dainese![1]

The #joker boys in blue has controlled the race since taking the lead in stage 4. Their tactic for the final stages has been quite simple: put the team in front of the pack and pedal! There has been many attacks but all the important ones have beeen taken care of.
Does this mean they actually ride 2.2 races like it's team Sky on a tour through French landscapes now? That's a bit of a development, races at this levelused to be a bit less controlled.  Anyway, this is hardly due to the salaries.  :-x Good work!
 1. I will  find my own way out :fp
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on April 02, 2019, 11:55
Joe Martin Stage Race 4th - 7th April

(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/817418322606059520/3U9wQ3n1_400x400.jpg)

Stage 1: Fayetteville > Fayetteville (167km)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/2147fps.png)

Stage 2: Fayetteville > Fayetteville (187.2km)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/2yuztwk.png)

Stage 3: Devil's Den State Park TT (4.84km)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/3532p0m.png)

Stage 4: Fayetteville Criterium (61.3km)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/30ikqs6.png)

Pretty much the same course as last year with the hill top finish on stage 1 and the TT probably proving decisive.

Competing teams:

303 Project (Easter and Van Zyl)
Aevolo (Villalobos, Islas and Rojas)
Canel's - Specialized (Villalobos, Santos and Corte)
DCBank Pro Cycling (Daniel and Pavlic)
Elevate - KHS (Castillo, Cheyne, Piccoli, Roberge, Rodriguez and Young!)
Floyd's Pro Cycling (Cowan, Swirbul and Tvetcov)

CS Velo Racing
DNA Racing
First Internet Bank Cycling (Bassett)
Foundation CCB
Gateway Devo Cycling (Yates and Schunk)
Giant Lakeside - Audi McKinney (Orset!)
Project Echelon
Rio Grande Elite (Wachtendorf)
Support Clean Sport / BSCG / Guttenplan Coaching
Novo Nordisk Devo
Toronto Hustle (Varabei)
Total Civil Construction
Veloselect Racing

Holowesko and UHC provided some PCT prestige last year, but there is none this time around. Hagens Berman and Rally haven't attended since 2017.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on April 02, 2019, 12:23
https://twitter.com/SoCalCycling/status/1112746894223130625

Piccoli is the man in form. He followed up his second in Taiwan with victory at the San Dimas Stage Race (including two stages).
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on April 04, 2019, 05:43


Probably not all the names I listed a couple of posts above will be racing. Aevolo for one have a different team I know and Villalobos is suspended by the UCI.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on April 05, 2019, 05:42
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hcuJ6jx1No

Poor Twitter coverage of the race unfortunately.

Bassett may be riding for a club team, but he did win a stage at the recent Redlands. The same stage in fact where Kuss leapt to prominence a few years back.

Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on April 06, 2019, 10:26


Zimmer took the stage and race lead with a successful late break. Today's is the short uphill TT and last year he only lost 34s to the stage winner. Can he hang onto that leader's jersey?
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on April 07, 2019, 09:20
This year he lost ......dunh dunh DUNH......35 seconds.



Second stage win for Bassett who retakes the GC lead. Good performance as well from his First Internet Bank team mate Jarret Oldham (who provided the Go Pro footage on stage 1).

Criterium to round things out today. In 2017 this stage did shake the GC up, but then there were ten riders within 20 seconds on the GC and it was difficult to police. In this edition there aren't those strong teams and only Piccoli is within striking distance. Oldham could be used as well to police any breaks.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on April 09, 2019, 05:33
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D3lQDynXoAE04eB.jpg)

The break took the stage win and no real changes in the final GC.



(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D3nf12CWsAArEwX.jpg)

Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: search on April 26, 2019, 11:02
JSG's favorite race of Castles & Lions started yesterday, and although the stage didn't look too hard on paper, only 10 guys finished within a minute



The winner of the sprint was actually #movistar Carlos Barbero, but he was relegated to 5th later on (and got a 30s penalty):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDEp8kAKqnk

Today's stage is fairly flat and tomorrow the final climb crests with 80k to go, so the overall winner will probably come from those ten riders.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on April 26, 2019, 18:56
More controversy today. A DSQ for Grosu who had initially finished the stage second.

https://twitter.com/nava13diego/status/1121812246177419264

Was he the guilty party here?



The weather producing much more exciting racing than the profiles would suggest.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: t-72 on April 27, 2019, 10:48
Search, look at this: the Cimolai domination is here, and it is not that far from Sanremo to Leon, is it? :S
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: rote_laterne on April 27, 2019, 19:34
Nice winning streak for Cimolai.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: search on April 27, 2019, 20:09
More controversy today. A DSQ for Grosu who had initially finished the stage second.

Was he the guilty party here?

he was. Well, or maybe not. That's what he says in a lengthy post on his Facebook at least:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010118401664

I like the "it made no difference, de la Fuente finished 15 minutes behind, same as the other day" argument, I must say :D

Search, look at this: the Cimolai domination is here, and it is not that far from Sanremo to Leon, is it? :S

yes, but obviously Sanremo is not quite as prestigious as Castilly y Leon.

Today it was not Cimolai who took the stage by the way. I guess #murias Sanz must be a friend of his, and he gifted it to him

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0bwQGwig_8



This was enough to secure the overall though, ahead of the Canadian Cannonball and Jerome Cousin, best known for not taking many turns.



Bennati came 4th, with a broken collarbone
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on April 27, 2019, 20:51
https://twitter.com/BritishConti/status/1122218163825983490

 :boom
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: LukasCPH on May 11, 2019, 17:21
I've followed the career of #riwal Rasmus Bøgh Wallin since his first senior year in 2015. He started the season as a category B rider as only those with a Conti contract (or certain junior achievements that I can't remember) automatically get a category A licence in Denmark.
By June, he had scored enough points to become an A rider on merit, and finished 10th in his first Post Cup race. In September, he was third in the final round of Post Cup, and 10th overall - despite not participating in the first two of the five races.
In 2016, he was second overall in the Post Cup. Since 2017, he has won a UCI race every year.

This year's win[1] came at today's Scandinavian Race in Uppsala, one of Scandinavia's oldest road races that's run continuously since 1909 (unlike many other races, there was no break during the World Wars as Sweden was a neutral country). So this was the 111th edition.
The race was 13 laps of a circuit, Bøgh Wallin attacked from the front group on the third-last lap and soloed to the finish.

The Danish teams took all places from 1st to 7th, with #riwal doing a 1-2-4.
Oh, and a *fo cyclist, Davúr Magnussen, finished 7th!

 1. his first win of the year, but hopefully not the only one
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Drummer Boy on June 06, 2019, 03:10
The 2019 Cascade Cycling Classic (https://cascade-classic.org) concluded over this past weekend.
A little tricky to find much coverage of it though. Nothing from CyclingNews or Velonews.
Even the Wiki page is frozen in time from 2017. :S


(Perhaps because of last year's hiatus, and that it was sanctioned only by USA Cycling this time around, but no longer by the UCI?)

Quote
The Cascade Cycling Classic (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/cascade-cycling-classic-back-on-track-for-2019/) [was] the longest-running professional stage race in the US [from 1979] through 2017 when it was a UCI race for both the men and women. A staple of the US domestic circuit for nearly four decades, past winners of the race include Todd Gogulski, Alexi Grewal, Dale Stetina, Bart Bowen, Jonathan Vaughters, Lance Armstrong, Tom Danielson and Levi Leipheimer, among many others. Two-Time Olympic champion Kristin Armstrong won the women's race twice.

And although there are some decent videos from each stage on the main race website, pictures seem to be somewhat absent. Even their Twitter account is totally lacking in any podium pics or results.


I'm trying here, people. I'm trying!!!  :angry
(Just another reason why this sport is nearly non-existent in the U.S.)

OK. forget this. I just spent over an hour trying to figure out who actually won the race, and now I don't even care.
This started as a bit of a lark to me to promote Floyd's Pro Cycling because I was under the impression that they did quite well in this race (Team Classification, plus some podium dominance in some of the stages?). But even Floyd's twitter page is lacking in info. Travis McCabe, who supposedly won a stage or two, and was leading the overall at some point (and secured the final GC?), doesn't even seem to have anything to say about it. McCabe's own Twitter feed has been dry since January though. Weirder still, he didn't even make mention of his Tour of California excitement.

However, it does appear that the Green Jersey for Best Oregon Rider went to....

 #green #illuminate Chris Horner! :win  :lol


[Edit]
It seems that local press was the only press.

https://www.bendbulletin.com/sports/7204611-151/travis-mccabe-takes-the-overall-title-in-the (https://www.bendbulletin.com/sports/7204611-151/travis-mccabe-takes-the-overall-title-in-the)

Quote
The Floyd’s team helped secure the overall victory in the pro men’s Cascade Cycling Classic for Travis McCabe, who finished sixth on Sunday in the final stage, the Awbrey Butte Circuit Race.

The community rallied around McCabe after his criterium victory Saturday night, and a few hundred spectators scattered along Sunday’s route watched him take the overall win.

McCabe said that the CCC is a relatively small race for a top domestic team like Floyd’s, but it is important to the squad, he explained, because Bend’s Worthy Brewing, the main sponsor of the CCC, is also one of the team’s sponsors.

“It’s a smaller race than what it used to be, but for us, it’s a big race, and it matters,” McCabe said. “So we wanted to come out here and dominate, and I think we did that.”

Now, Lukas, fire up those new kit smileys for Floyd's!  :P
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on June 08, 2019, 11:21
GP Saguenay 13th - 16th June

(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1066370068559343617/_ZY958_X_400x400.jpg)

Frau Merkel and chums can't stop it this year!

Stage 1: Jonquière > Jonquière (143.1km)

(http://www.grandprixcyclistesaguenay.com/donnees/protected/parcour/files/%231.jpg)

Stage 2: La Baie > Montée Sainte-Charles(156.05km)

(http://www.grandprixcyclistesaguenay.com/donnees/protected/parcour/files/plan%20b.jpg)

Stage 3: Chicoutimi Criterium (50.25km)

(http://www.grandprixcyclistesaguenay.com/donnees/protected/parcour/files/%233%281%29.jpg)

Stage 4: Chicoutimi > Chicoutimi (95.4km)

(http://www.grandprixcyclistesaguenay.com/donnees/protected/parcour/files/%234.jpg)


Competing teams:

DCBank Pro Cycling (Samuel and Rupnik)
X-Speed United (Roth and Walsh)
Inteja Imca - Ridea DCT (Milan)
Brunei Continental Cycling Team (Kastrantas)
Canels - Specialized (Corte, Prado, Sanchez, Santos and Alarcon)
303 Project Cycling Team (Van Zyl and Easter)
Team Skyline
Équipe Probalac Devinci (Gardner and Gagne)
Floyd's Pro Cycling (McCabe, Jean, Zukowsky and Tvetcov)
Aevolo (Villalobos, Rojas, Hoehn, Hecht and Hernandez)

Ride with Rendall
NCCH Elite (Moazemi and Zimmer)
Foundation CCB
VéloSélect Racing Team
Team Novo Nordisk Development
Toronto Hustle (Varabei)
Vélo 2000 / Rhino Rack (Cartier)
Desjardins Ford

Équipe Canadienne (Cote, Roberge and Burke)

Those names are all provisional of course. For example I'm sure I read that Tvetcov won't be riding here after he was caught up in the deliberately caused crash at Cascade.

BTW that really is Arvin Moazemi (ex-Pishgaman) riding for NCCH Elite. There must be a story there waiting to be told.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: LukasCPH on June 08, 2019, 12:36
BTW that really is Arvin Moazemi (ex-Pishgaman) riding for NCCH Elite. There must be a story there waiting to be told.
Indeed! :o

My suspicion would be that he (possibly with his family) simply emigrated to Canada. But I don't know anything.

EDIT: He has an Instagram account that gives us some (but not much) information. On 20 January, he posted this photo (https://www.instagram.com/p/Bs3W_y8ASgt/) of himself in the NCCH kit with the caption "New year with new team. Good news is coming... The kite doesn’t face adverse wind it won’t rise"
It also says "based in *ca" in the biography.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on June 08, 2019, 12:59
Yeah I saw that. Had a bit of a search online for the story myself, but couldn't find anything. Maybe it will stay untold unless he wins a stage here.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on June 13, 2019, 16:53
Race starts in twenty minutes, but no sign of the official start list yet.



McCabe (with a Floyds side-order of Zukowsky) should be the favourite, but I wouldn't rule out the Canadian national team, Canels or Aevolo making things interesting.

Some individual riders to keep an eye on are the above mentioned Moazemi, but also watch for Hecht on the comeback trail after a crash earlier in the season. Milan and Roth should be there or thereabouts too.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on June 13, 2019, 20:16
Nothing on Twitter from any source, but the official Facebook account does have short spoken updates (in French naturellement).

https://www.facebook.com/Grand-Prix-Cycliste-de-Saguenay-1597867653802812/

Zukowksy was out ahead on his own for a while, but now he's part of a seven man break (Cartier, Santos and Alvarez some of the other names). There's another group of nine 1+ minute back and the peloton is at 2+ minutes.

Something like that anyway. :lol
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on June 14, 2019, 07:38
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D8-EG4NU8AE77oH.jpg)

Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on June 14, 2019, 20:36
https://www.facebook.com/1597867653802812/videos/435329977050612/

Coverage from the finish line of the final few km. Now with split language commentary. :cool

Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on June 16, 2019, 07:28
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9JZ7BBWkAYzjZt.jpg)

Another rainy day, another victory for Pay-Ahhh.



Fifth for a Novo Nordisk Devo rider!
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on June 17, 2019, 09:40
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9NPv48WkAMzbwq.jpg)



(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9NSaFTW4AAHOVo.jpg)

Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Mellow Velo on June 20, 2019, 13:22
 The baby Giro boys going one better than main event today, with a double ascent of the Mortirolo.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9gP8gLWkAA6rSQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: LukasCPH on June 20, 2019, 14:35
The baby Giro boys going one better than main event today, with a double ascent of the Mortirolo.
The first ascent is from the south (i.e. 'wrong') side though. I don't know if a race has ever used that side to climb before?

They could have done this instead, using the 'traditional' side from Mazzo twice and adding the drag to Aprica - and the stage doesn't even get longer. Only downside is that the first ascent wouldn't be all the way to the top, but 'only' to "Bivio di/per Grosio" at 1570 metres.


EDIT: No idea why the RwGPS insert uses miles and feet :angry
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Drummer Boy on June 21, 2019, 05:13
Hey now!   :cool

(http://www.tourdebeauce.com/sites/24543/tourdebeauce-logo-sm.png)

Tour de Beauce 2019
June 19-23, Saint-Georges, Saint Georges, Road - 2.2


Tour de Beauce is a men's elite professional road bicycle racing multi-day event held each June in the Beauce region of Quebec, Canada since 1986. It is the oldest stage-race in North America. The Tour de Beauce is a Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)-rated 2.2 continental circuit stage race on the UCI America Tour.

The Queen Stage of the Tour de Beauce features the ascension of the iconic Mont-Mégantic National Park, a 6-km climb averaging 18% grade on the highest elevation road in the Province of Quebec.

The race has five stages, including two half-stages, one of which is usually held in Québec City. Quebec has hosted a stage of the Tour de Beauce for the last 25 consecutive years.


Classifications
The race has five individual classifications, and the leader in each will wear a special jersey.

 #yellow Yellow jersey: General classification (overall leader)
 #white White jersey: Sprint classification
 #kom Polka dot jersey: Mountains classification
 #red Red jersey: Young rider classification
 #blue Blue jersey: Winner of Quebec City Stage

-------------------------------

The last Canadian to win this race was Svein Tuft, in 2008, riding for *ca Symmetrics. Since then, it's been mostly the domain of American, Australian, Spanish, and Latvian riders.  :P

That is until James Piccoli  *ca took the honors last year while riding for  #elevate

(For some reason, no one has updated the race's Wiki from 2018, and translating the race's home page is proving to be challenging.  :S)

-------------------------------

Teams:

CANADA *ca
ARAPAHOE | HINCAPIE P/B BMC (no kit emoji?)
RALLY UHC CYCLING  #rally
FLOYD'S PRO CYCLING TEAM  #floyd #floyd #floyd #floyd  :cool  :D
INTEJA IMCA - RIDEA DCT #inteja
RIDE WITH RENDALL
303 PROJECT  #303
NOVO NORDISK  #novonordisk
PROBACLAC/DEVINCI
CYCLING B.C.
CANEL'S - SPECIALIZED #canels
ASPTT NANCY MEURTHE ET MOSELLE
BRUNEI CONTINENTAL CYCLING TEAM [Edit] Not anymore!   :S :lol

TEAM SKYLINE
DC BANK PRO CYCLING TEAM
XSPEED UNITED CONTINENTAL
VELOSELECT RACING TEAM

*The race organizers may have stumped Lukas with some of their team choices.  :P


Official Start List (http://www.tourdebeauce.com/fr/equipes2019)
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Drummer Boy on June 21, 2019, 05:27
It's after midnight and I'm bleary-eyed, so I'm not able to update the first two stages just yet, or provide the proper race overview.

I'll use this space for it.

Suffice to say, the raison d'être for this thread should be obvious.  :D

#floyd #floyd #floyd #floyd #floyd #floyd

https://twitter.com/RallyUHCcycling/status/1141411509173551104

https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1141413386409975808

https://twitter.com/cdncyclist/status/1141861232191975424

https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1141823551248486400

#floyd #yellow #floyd #yellow #floyd #yellow
https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1141776866157760512


Might this race justify a thread all it's own? I dunno, but I suck at race threads and I'm too sleepy to contemplate that right now.  :x_x
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Drummer Boy on June 21, 2019, 05:30
Reserving one more space in case I need it.

https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1141836502021939200

https://twitter.com/cdncyclist/status/1142069652006330370

--------------------

Breaking news: (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/uci-expels-brunei-continental-team-from-tour-de-beauce/)

Quote
Organisers of the Tour de Beauce announced Friday that the UCI has withdrawn the Brunei Continental Cycling Team from the 34th edition of the race for violating "specific regulations regarding the maximum number of riders that a team can include in its roster during the season."

The team is a first-year Continental program with a 16-rider roster before Langlois, a 40-year-old Canadian who last rode on the UCI level for Garneau-Québecor in 2017, was added for Beauce. The team's 2019 roster includes just three riders from Brunei, as well as riders from Turkey, South Africa, Great Britain, Greece, Canada, Malaysia, Indonesia, Belgium and the US.


(http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2019/06/20/2/tdbs1_xdsc3287_670.jpg)
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Drummer Boy on June 21, 2019, 19:03
 :cool #floyd #floyd #floyd #floyd #floyd #floyd #floyd  :cool

Stage win; GC control.  :snooty

https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1142090274308599808

https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1142091323643715585

Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Drummer Boy on June 21, 2019, 19:33
These posts are somewhat out of order, but it's the best I can do with having missed (been unaware of) the race before it launched.

But just to give some proper context to the event...

(http://www.tourdebeauce.com/sites/24543/tourdebeauce-logo-sm.png)

The Five Stages

Stage 1 | Wednesday, June 19
DESJARDINS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxsGQXMcnGI
This stage kicks off the 2019 Tour De Beauce. Riders will travel a total of 177km on this opening stage on a hilly course that will shape out the first GC standings. There are three intermediate sprints at three cat 3 KOM sprints.


Stage 2 | Thursday, June 20
HYDRO-QUÉBEC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LvL9CzpaJU
The queen stage of the Tour de Beauce! This second stage will take the cyclists from Lac Mégantic to the famed Mont-Mégantic National Park, featuring 5 KOM including a Cat 1 Summit Finish! This will test the climbers and will completely reshape the GC. There are 3 sprints featured in this stage.

Stage 3a | Friday, June 21 CLMI/ITT
LE GEORGESVILLE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l03RQ07_hg
This stage is the Time Trial stage. A 20km time trial will test mental strength and will be a strong push to climb up, or protect the GC position.
(I haven't quite figured out this dual-stage yet) :slow

Stage 3b |Friday, June 21
LE GEORGESVILLE
---------------------

Stage 4 | Saturday, June 22
VILLE DE QUÉBEC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT0HMfnU9wI
This is the fast-pace Criterium race. a 2km course will be traveled 35 times for a total of 70km of pure speed in the iconic streets of the Quebec City. A fan-favorite.

Stage 5 | Sunday, June 23
VILLE DE SAINT-GEORGES
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZCINmTyZKU
This is the final stage hosted in the heart city of the Tour de Beauce, Saint-Georges. And don't be fooled, there is plenty of room for changes in the general classification to crown the ultimate champion. This race is no walk in the park! A total of 122km of hard racing on a tough 10.2 km urban circuit.



[Here's the official stage breakdown (http://www.tourdebeauce.com/fr/etapes2019), but I haven't the slightest idea how to embed those maps or course profiles.]
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on June 21, 2019, 19:46
:cool #floyd #floyd #floyd #floyd #floyd #floyd #floyd  :cool

Stage win; GC control.  :snooty

They're certainly in a strong position, but the overall is still very much up for grabs. Magner could pick up bonuses today and tomorrow, but the real test for Floyd's will be on Sunday and the St. Georges stage. The past two years it has produced big GC swings and if there is bad weather like on Megantic then it will be (relative) carnage.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on June 21, 2019, 19:49
Stage 3b

Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Drummer Boy on June 21, 2019, 19:54
Stage 3b

Ah, so it looks like a nice little workout after the morning ITT?  :cool

The race site does some weird stuff for me. When I tried to "translate" it to English, there's an annoying hovering window that kept blocking out exactly what I was trying to read. The original French version isn't too hard to understand, but I couldn't get all the details I was looking for.

Results are in:

https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1142228015650418689

:win

#floyd #rally #floyd

https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1142229867389489152
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Drummer Boy on June 22, 2019, 23:13
https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1142417304535408640

https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1142474847718694912

I don't think I could sit through 35 laps of any race.   :-x


https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1142511324406145029

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9spa1DXYAMOPkE.jpg)


The Floyd Boys #floyd #floyd #floyd took 9th, 10th and 11th, on the stage, respectively, with:
ZUKOWSKY,Nickolas
JEAN,Émile
TVETCOV,Serghei

As noted above, the GC remains as it was yesterday.
ZUKOWSKY,Nickolas #floyd
MAGNER,Tyler #rally
TVETCOV,Serghe #floyd
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#floyd #floyd #floyd #floyd #floyd #floyd #floyd #floyd #floyd #floyd #floyd #floyd #floyd
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Drummer Boy on June 23, 2019, 04:14
Stage 5 (to be elaborated upon)

With less than a second separating #floyd Nickolas Zukowsky and #rally Tyler Magner, every second truly will count on this, the final stage of the 2019 Tour de Beauce.

The riders will face another circuit race to close out the week. Sunday's stage will feature 12 laps of a demanding 10.2 km course.

With everything on the line for the final victory, riders and teams alike will have to be on high alert throughout the day, with team strength and tactics likely to be the deciding factors.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on June 23, 2019, 17:01
https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1142820121129435136

Gap of 1m45
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on June 23, 2019, 18:13
https://twitter.com/cdncyclist/status/1142841788178321411

https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1142842377360551936
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Drummer Boy on June 24, 2019, 05:08
As it happened...

https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1142850875498618880

https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1142853883137581057

https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1142854338802569216

https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1142855596783390720

https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1142856315431194625

https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1142856477322960897

https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1142856746534408193

https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1142857003141869569
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Drummer Boy on June 24, 2019, 05:12
https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1142858954285998081

https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1142862953869393922

#floyd #floyd  #floyd  #floyd  #floyd  #floyd  #floyd
https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1142863344774332416

#floyd
https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1142863766603862023

https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1142866373254832128

https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1142866674598780928

https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1142875341012291584
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Drummer Boy on June 24, 2019, 05:38
2018 winner  *ca James Piccoli managed to threaten again this year, right up to the final lap, finishing in 2nd place overall.

Leave some room on the podium for #floyd !  :o

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9xWpOuXYAIdVgK.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9xWpOuXoAAxhaR.jpg)

A little recap from
(https://i0.wp.com/www.floydscycling.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/fpc-web-logo-v1.png?fit=164%2C39)
[I've only just realized that they've been running a nice little blog about the race from their team website.}

Quote
Every Canadian cyclist worth his salt-stained jersey wants to do the Tour de Beauce. It’s like a rite of passage. (http://www.floydscycling.com/blog/beauce-recap-and-gallery-swirbul-3rd-on-final-stage-and-zuke-3rd-gc/)

The final stage of ‘Beauce’ is a leg grinder of an urban circuit in Saint Georges known for dramatic lead changes, crazy caravan driving, and streets lined with spectators enjoying the race from their lawns. And then there was that time our team car pulled over from the caravan to a lawn BBQ happening on the course. Gord calmly ordered “Trois hot dogs, tous garnis et trois boissons rafraîchissantes svp.” The next lap the hot dogs and drinks were ready for us.

So yeah, Beauce is a great race that ends with a kick-you-in-the-teeth final stage. This year it did not disappoint, delivering virtual lead changes, some key riders going up the road, teams trying to control and riders cracking out the back. Essentially there was constant action for spectators, race commentators and directors scrambling to make decisions in their cars.

In the end, however, we got bit in the butt. We entered the race with Nick Zukowsky in yellow and Serghei Tvetcov 3rd at 6 sec. Nick, however, was only in the lead by a fraction of a second; and only 14 seconds separated first from 5th. From the gun to the final couple laps, all the hitters took a swing at Nick. In the end, a well-deserving Brendan Rhim (Arapahoe) took the overall with Nick falling to 3rd behind 2018 winner, James Piccoli (Canada). There was some consolation in Keegan Swirbul finishing the stage on the podium, behind Diego Milan (Canels) and Rhim, and moving into 4th GC with Tvetcov in 5th. Zuke took the Young Rider’s jersey and we won the Team Competition.

But we really wanted to win the overall at Beauce with Zuke. A side of me wants to remind everyone that Zuke just turned 21, and that he won the Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay and finished 3rd at Beauce. During that stretch he raced 10 times in 11 days over two stage races and wore yellow for 7 of those days. That’s a lot of defending but really, in the end, the 2019 edition of the Tour de Beauce got away from us.


Final GC

1. RHIM,Brendan Arapahoe | Hincapie
2. PICCOLI,James  *ca
3. ZUKOWSKY,Nickolas #floyd
4. SWIRBUL,Keegan #floyd
5. TVETCOV,Serghei #floyd
6. MURPHY,Kyle #rally
7. COTE,Pier Andre #rally
8. ZIMMER,Matthew - Veloselect Racing Team
9. ELLSAY,Nigel #rally
10. KATERBERG,Ben - Team B.C.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: search on July 17, 2019, 09:04
Looks like there's the READY STEADY TOKYO Tokyo 2020 Test Event on this weekend:

(https://i.imgur.com/bO9nd5J.png)

So it's basically the 2020 Olympics course but without the Mt. Fuji in the middle of it.


Some big nations grabbed the opportunity to have a look at it...
...but the ~pdf provisional startlist (https://img.olympicchannel.com/images/image/upload/fl_attachment/primary/exrrqw1vjq3m6rjxp26c.pdf) only has Italy (Ulissi, Formolo, Cataldo and Masnada) with a team somewhat camparable to the one that may line up at the Olympics next year.

Nonetheless it should be interesting though, but I couldn't find any information about potential tv coverage yet.
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: LukasCPH on July 17, 2019, 20:12
Looks like there's the READY STEADY TOKYO Tokyo 2020 Test Event on this weekend:

(https://i.imgur.com/bO9nd5J.png)
Nice! :cool
I don't think it'll be shown live on TV anywhere, though. :(

~pdf provisional startlist (https://img.olympicchannel.com/images/image/upload/fl_attachment/primary/exrrqw1vjq3m6rjxp26c.pdf)
The file name for the startlist is "Athreet-list-as-of-0711" ... what's an Athreet? :-x
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on July 17, 2019, 20:43
The file name for the startlist is "Athreet-list-as-of-0711" ... what's an Athreet? :-x

 :D
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Drummer Boy on July 18, 2019, 04:59
Nonetheless it should be interesting though, but I couldn't find any information about potential tv coverage yet.

I would say forget about the possibility of coverage. I swear I read somewhere that the course would be closed to even spectators.  :S

For the life of me I can't remember where or when I saw that, but it's in my memory banks. Maybe it was an INRNG tweet?

I could have a look...

[Edit]
I knew I hadn't imagined that.  :P

https://twitter.com/inrng/status/1148579220731367427
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: search on July 22, 2019, 08:36
yeah, no video coverage of whatever kind in the end, by the look of it, but - as expected - Ulissi won

(https://cdn.cyclist.sanspo.com/photos/2019/07/DSC03208-600x400.jpg)



With most of the roads blocked for spectators, lots of people decided to come to the start and/or the finish instead :cool

(https://cdn.cyclist.sanspo.com/photos/2019/07/P7210964-600x400.jpg)

And specifically for Lukas, also a picture of new Japanese champion #shimano Shotaro Iribe was taken ;)

(https://cdn.cyclist.sanspo.com/photos/2019/07/P7210825.jpg)
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: LukasCPH on July 22, 2019, 21:33
yeah, no video coverage of whatever kind in the end, by the look of it, but - as expected - Ulissi won
There was coverage - no commentary whatsoever though:
livepf.jp (http://www.livepf.jp/)

And specifically for Lukas, also a picture of new Japanese champion #shimano Shotaro Iribe was taken ;)

(https://cdn.cyclist.sanspo.com/photos/2019/07/P7210825.jpg)
:cool
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Leadbelly on August 10, 2019, 18:37
https://twitter.com/lukascph/status/1159867547002527744

 :cool
Title: Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
Post by: Drummer Boy on August 10, 2019, 22:35
https://twitter.com/nealrogers/status/1160288516204404736

https://twitter.com/freddreier/status/1160281219222761473

Leadville Trail 100 Elite Men’s Results
Howard Grotts, Specialized, 6:19:18
Quinn Simmons, Lux Cycling, at 3:06  :snooty

Lachlan Morton,  #ef EF Education First, at 3:24
Peter Stetina,  #tdftrek Trek-Segafredo, at 3:25
Alex Howes,  #ef EF Education First, at 7:47