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Time to catch up with a few results.

U23 Ronde Van Vlaanderen (NCup)

The Nations Cup continued with the U23 Ronde van Vlaanderen, won by a relative neophyte in cycling, the 21-year old Aussie James Whelan. He beat perennial favourites Max Kanter and countryman Robert Stannard but until a few weeks ago it wasn't even certain he would be there.



The full story on that is at CyclingTips:

https://cyclingtips.com/2018/04/faces-of-the-future-u23-tour-of-flanders-winner-james-whelan/

ZLM Toer (NCup)

Then over the last weekend, the fourth round of the Nations Cup, the ZLM Toer, brought the early Spring campaign to a conclusion with a big bunch sprint.

1. Moschetti, Matteo *it 3:51:23
2. Weemaes, Sasha *be z.t.
3. Kanter, Max *de z.t.
4. Barbier, Pierre *fr z.t.
5. Jerman, Ziga *si z.t.
6. Rostovtsev, Sergei *ru z.t.
7. Oliveira, Rui *pt z.t.
8. Marchetti, Moreno *it z.t.
9. Lonardi, Giovanni *it z.t.
10. Grosser, Aaron *de z.t.

The Aussie heroes of Flanders were, according to a BTL comment in the earlier article, less successful here, with crashes and injuries for both Whelan and Stannard.

U23 Liège-Bastogne-Liège

Not an NCup race, and therefore disputed by "club" teams, the youth LBL is nonetheless a world class event and there was an upset in the result as TT specialist Almeida beat out the climbers with a solo ride to the line.

"Based on what he's been showing in the last few weeks, it's a surprise to see Joao at this level," said DS Koos Moerenhout, who had marked out Philipsen, Barta and Oliveira as #axeon 's leaders for the race. The Belgian was cooked, the American had a bad day and the Portuguese finished 20th behind his compatriot.

And let us not forget that Almeida, folks, is just 19 years old.



https://www.directvelo.com/actualite/65448/joao-almeida-a-surpris-son-directeur-sportif (FR)
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    Cycling is a Europe thing only and I only watch from Omloop on cause I am cool and sh*t
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