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The 2015 Wildcard guessing/discussion thread
« on: November 04, 2014, 08:42 »
So with the soon to be official announcement IAM will be the 18th WT team in 2015, it opens up a wildcard spot for many races.

So pick a race or few and give your guesses


This is the thread for you ideas, and discussion, offical announcements go in here of course http://velorooms.com/index.php?topic=6031.0 
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    Re: The 2015 Wildcard guessing/discussion thread
    « Reply #1 on: November 04, 2014, 08:48 »
    TDU

    #drapac
    #unisa

    and rumors #mtn

    #pink
    #bardiani
    #bora
    #uhc
    #androni

    #yellow
    #bretagne
    #cofidis
    #mtn
    #bora

    #red
    #cofidis
    #cajarural
    #colombia
    #mtn

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    Re: The 2015 Wildcard guessing/discussion thread
    « Reply #2 on: November 04, 2014, 09:15 »
    What I hope for:
    #pink Giro
    #androni Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela
    #bardiani Bardiani-CSF
    #ccc CCC Sprandi-Polkowice
    #uhc UnitedHealthcare

    #yellow Tour
    #bretagne Bretagne-Séché Environnement
    #cofidis Cofidis
    #mtn MTN Qhubeka
    #bora Team Bora

    #red Vuelta
    #cajarural Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
    #cofidis Cofidis
    #mtn MTN Qhubeka
    #wanty Wanty-Groupe Gobert


    What I think will happen:
    #pink Giro
    #androni Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela
    #bardiani Bardiani-CSF
    #fluo Neri Sottoli-Alé
    #colombia Team Colombia - or #fantini Vini Fantini-Nippo

    #yellow Tour
    #bretagne Bretagne-Séché Environnement
    #cofidis Cofidis
    #mtn MTN Qhubeka
    #bora Team Bora

    #red Vuelta
    #cajarural Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
    #cofidis Cofidis
    #mtn MTN Qhubeka
    ... eh, I honestly don't know. One of #ccc #roompot #bora #colombia #uhc #fantini #wanty
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    Re: The 2015 Wildcard guessing/discussion thread
    « Reply #3 on: November 04, 2014, 13:21 »
    The fourth spot at the Vuelta is the only interesting one for me (unless RCS do something crazy).

    Assuming MTN get the third spot (they should have enough riders to be competitive, maybe with one or two doing the Tour and Vuelta) that leaves a real open field for the final spot. Team Colombia? CCC? Wanty? UHC?

    If it was determined purely on sporting terms I think I'd go for CCC currently (could change depending on transfers). I reckon Rebellin and Bole would give them a better chance than most of the other potential wildcards for a stage win. Add in Magic, Marczynski and maybe one other transfer (Gaspa?) and you've got a decent team for a GT.

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    Re: The 2015 Wildcard guessing/discussion thread
    « Reply #4 on: November 04, 2014, 19:58 »
    #pink Giro
    #bardiani Bardiani
    #fluo Neri Sottoli
    #androni Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela#colombia
    Team Colombia or #ccc CCC Sprandi
     
    #yellow  Tour
    #mtn MTN Qhubeka
    #bora Team Bora
    #bretagne Bretagne-Séché Environnement
    #cofidis Cofidis

    #red Vuelta
    #mtn MTN Qhubeka
    #cofidis Cofidis
    #cajarural Caja Rural
     #ccc CCC Sprandi

    MSR  *it How many? 6?
    #mtn
     #uhc
     #fluo
      #bardiani
     #ccc
    #fantini



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    Re: The 2015 Wildcard guessing/discussion thread
    « Reply #5 on: November 04, 2014, 21:26 »
    MSR  *it How many? 6?
    25 teams (à 8 riders) possible at one-day races (and non-GT stage races, in fact, but rarely used there).
    In other words, 7 wildcards.


    My guesses for the spring classics:
    *it Milano-San Remo
    #androni Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela
    #bardiani Bardiani-CSF
    #ccc CCC Sprandi-Polkowice
    #mtn MTN Qhubeka
    #fluo Neri Sottoli-Alé
    #uhc UnitedHealthcare
    #fantini Vini Fantini-Nippo

    *be E3 Harelbeke
    #androni Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela
    #cofidis Cofidis
    #mtn MTN Qhubeka
    #bora Team Bora
    #topsport Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
    #uhc UnitedHealthcare
    #wanty Wanty-Groupe Gobert

    *be Gent-Wevelgem
    #androni Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela
    #cofidis Cofidis
    #mtn MTN Qhubeka
    #bora Team Bora
    #topsport Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
    #uhc UnitedHealthcare
    #wanty Wanty-Groupe Gobert

    *be Ronde van Vlaanderen
    #androni Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela
    #cofidis Cofidis
    #mtn MTN Qhubeka
    #roompot Roompot-Orange
    #bora Team Bora
    #topsport Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
    #wanty Wanty-Groupe Gobert

    *fr Paris-Roubaix
    #bretagne Bretagne-Séché Environnement
    #cofidis Cofidis
    #mtn MTN Qhubeka
    #bora Team Bora
    #topsport Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
    #uhc UnitedHealthcare
    #wanty Wanty-Groupe Gobert

    *nl Amstel Gold Race
    #androni Androni Giocattoli-Venezuela
    #bardiani Bardiani-CSF
    #ccc CCC Sprandi-Polkowice
    #roompot Roompot-Orange
    #topsport Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
    #wanty Wanty-Groupe Gobert
    #cult Cult Energy Pro Cycling or #fantini Vini Fantini-Nippo

    *be Flèche Wallonne
    #cofidis Cofidis
    #mtn MTN Qhubeka
    #colombia Team Colombia
    #topsport Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
    #uhc UnitedHealthcare
    #fantini Vini Fantini-Nippo
    #wanty Wanty-Groupe Gobert

    *be Liège-Bastogne-Liège
    #cofidis Cofidis
    #mtn MTN Qhubeka
    #bora Team Bora
    #colombia Team Colombia
    #topsport Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise
    #fantini Vini Fantini-Nippo
    #wanty Wanty-Groupe Gobert

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    Re: The 2015 Wildcard guessing/discussion thread
    « Reply #6 on: November 05, 2014, 06:51 »
    Amazing how 1 year on and IAM stepping up how poor the Pro-Conti looks

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    Re: The 2015 Wildcard guessing/discussion thread
    « Reply #7 on: November 05, 2014, 07:18 »
    I dunno, some have been a bit weakened by their successful riders transferring onwards and upwards, but that's just normal and given time their new youngsters might attain a similar level. However some have definitely improved (either just by their riders maturing or bringing in transfers) by quite a bit from this position last year.

    I reckon Bardiani, Bretagne, Caja, CCC, Cofidis, MTN, and UHC are stronger than this time last year and with a few more transfers a couple of other teams could be added to that list (and that's not counting the three new pro-continental teams).
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    Re: The 2015 Wildcard guessing/discussion thread
    « Reply #8 on: November 18, 2014, 20:36 »
    BORA will be weak. Their best riders are a second year pro (Bennett) and Dominik Nerz.
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    Re: The 2015 Wildcard guessing/discussion thread
    « Reply #10 on: December 10, 2014, 23:34 »
    Giro
    Androni
    CSF
    NeriFluò
    Nippo
    UHC

    Tour
    Cofidis
    Europcar
    Bora
    MTN
    Bretagne


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    CajaRural
    Wanty
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    Re: The 2015 Wildcard guessing/discussion thread
    « Reply #11 on: December 10, 2014, 23:41 »
    mmh, I think Colombia will sneak it's way in again somehow
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    Re: The 2015 Wildcard guessing/discussion thread
    « Reply #12 on: December 10, 2014, 23:44 »
    mmh, I think Colombia will sneak it's way in again somehow

    mmm, maybe at the Giro instead of UHC who could get Bora or MTN spot for the Vuelta. Wanty might want a spot too. I don't see other teams (Roompot Orange or Cult will get their chance next year I think)
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    Re: The 2015 Wildcard guessing/discussion thread
    « Reply #13 on: December 11, 2014, 00:01 »
    yes, maybe CCC, one last Giro for Rebellin, but they don't really have the depths to be any factor in there, even with the old man + Schumacher & Paterski
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    Re: The 2015 Wildcard guessing/discussion thread
    « Reply #14 on: December 11, 2014, 05:32 »
    Hope Nippo and Neri don't get a wildcard for the Giro, mif 1 must Nippo, think Colombia and UHC will

    Caja Rural still no PCT licence which is a worry
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    Re: The 2015 Wildcard guessing/discussion thread
    « Reply #15 on: December 11, 2014, 05:36 »
    Hope Nippo and Neri don't get a wildcard for the Giro, mif 1 must Nippo, think Colombia and UHC will

    Caja Rural still no PCT licence which is a worry

    I'd like that  :cool
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    Re: The 2015 Wildcard guessing/discussion thread
    « Reply #16 on: December 11, 2014, 07:32 »

    Caja Rural Cult still no PCT licence which is a worry

    Ddin't Cult say they would cover the difference if they couldn't get a second sponsor (or did I imagine that)?Where's our Danish correspondents with an update?
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    Re: The 2015 Wildcard guessing/discussion thread
    « Reply #17 on: December 11, 2014, 07:33 »
    Ddin't Cult say they would cover the difference if they couldn't get a second sponsor (or did I imagine that)?Where's our Danish correspondents with an update?

    thats what the press was, yep
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    Re: The 2015 Wildcard guessing/discussion thread
    « Reply #18 on: December 11, 2014, 07:38 »
    http://www.biciciclismo.com/es/uci-europcar-fuera-yellow-fluo-admitido-cult-energy-aplazado-11-12-2014

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    Regarding the Cult Energy, the Commission has granted the team a new deadline of December 15 to submit a new registration dossier.

    So they've got till Monday.
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    Re: The 2015 Wildcard guessing/discussion thread
    « Reply #19 on: December 11, 2014, 07:52 »
    Hope Nippo and Neri don't get a wildcard for the Giro, mif 1 must Nippo, think Colombia and UHC will

    Caja Rural still no PCT licence which is a worry

    Caja Rural have a licence ( according to biciciclismo.com)  :fp sorry
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