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Sheep odyssey around the world
« on: June 12, 2012, 14:41 »
With a successful swing in Asia, topped off with a win in the Tour of Borneo for the exceptional Michael Torckler, the sh New Zealand based Pure Black racing head off to their American swing. Starting off at the UCI 2.2 race known as the Tour de Beauce, the hopes lay on Torckler again.

Of course, these behemoths of the cycling world deserve their own progress card. What's that I hear? Indeed, it's easy. It's just an exponential graph, but every sight be savoured as Pure Black and some other intrepid New Zealanders graze fly along in their mission to perennial success.

Excellence duly rewarded at the Tour of Borneo


The crowning glory at the Tour of Borneo


What more do you need? Pure Black's the future. As some random sage who nobody knows once said, the path to enlightenment is black, the path to enlightenment is Pure Black (All Black or whatever else).


Pure Black American calendar-
Tour de Beauce (UCI 2.2)

CHIN Picnic Criterium

Tour de Delta

UBC Grand Prix

Gastown Grand Prix

Giro de Burnaby

Tour de White Rocks


The team that will be travelling to North America is:

Joseph Cooper

Louis Crosby

Taylor Gunman

James McCoy

Michael Torckler

Roman van Uden (Captain)

James Williamson

Director Sportif, John “Harry” Harris, is looking forward to taking the team over to North America, and sees this block of racing as vital as preparation for the key races in Australasia in the latter part of the year.

So, carn Torckler and Pure Black. Win em all :win
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    Re: Sheep odyssey around the world
    « Reply #1 on: June 12, 2012, 14:45 »
    Roulston in the preliminary Radioshack squad 8)

    Archbold winning in a Belgium kermesse
    http://www.roadcycling.co.nz/RaceTalk/shane-archbold-successful-on-belgium-roads.html

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    Re: Sheep odyssey around the world
    « Reply #2 on: June 13, 2012, 02:05 »
    Did not see this. posted a video in Beauce thread

    http://velorooms.com/mens-road-cycling/tour-de-beauce/msg37903/#msg37903
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    Re: Sheep odyssey around the world
    « Reply #3 on: June 13, 2012, 02:49 »
    Yeah, just thought that we discuss Pure Black a lot, but there was no dedicated thread to the aceness.
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    Re: Sheep odyssey around the world
    « Reply #4 on: June 13, 2012, 12:08 »
    Henderson is riding the TdF for the first time I think.
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    Re: Sheep odyssey around the world
    « Reply #5 on: June 13, 2012, 12:17 »
    well he is in Ster ZLM and would think that is the sprint train warm up race for Andre.
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    Re: Sheep odyssey around the world
    « Reply #7 on: June 14, 2012, 19:25 »
    http://michaeltorckler.blogspot.com/
    Torckler Blog 8)
    Last update was in November, there should be another by October.
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    Re: Sheep odyssey around the world
    « Reply #8 on: June 15, 2012, 06:06 »
    Report about Gough's win and his team mates' performances

    Torckler's reaction
    http://www.roadcycling.co.nz/RaceTalk/kiwis-tested-on-unforgiving-climb-in-canada.html
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    Re: Sheep odyssey around the world
    « Reply #9 on: June 18, 2012, 11:44 »
    Matt Marshall of Team Down Under- Fourth on the hilltop finish at the Tour of Toowoomba and finishing 7th overall after a dodgy TTT. Pretty decent effort that.
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    Re: Sheep odyssey around the world
    « Reply #10 on: June 21, 2012, 09:01 »
    Finally get a confirmed report on the BikeNZ awards

    Sourcage

    Hamish Ferguson, aka Coach Fergie, known among us for his achievements in power cranks, is Coach of the Year.
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    Re: Sheep odyssey around the world
    « Reply #11 on: June 26, 2012, 00:58 »
    NZ team pursuit training from the point of view of jesse Sergent. Starts off and think well this is not that impressive but then they get up to speed.

    strange hand position on those bars looks dead uncomfortable but that may just be camera angle

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    Re: Sheep odyssey around the world
    « Reply #12 on: June 26, 2012, 02:46 »
    NZ team pursuit training from the point of view of jesse Sergent. Starts off and think well this is not that impressive but then they get up to speed.

    strange hand position on those bars looks dead uncomfortable but that may just be camera angle



    Good video. I think it is just the camera angle tbh, I think his hands are fairly straight.
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    Re: Sheep odyssey around the world
    « Reply #14 on: June 30, 2012, 04:13 »
    Just sad, hope he recovers well enough. Why run after a hit? twit

    He really hasn't had much luck has Torckler over the past two years with that busted knee last year.

    Hope he gets healthy more than anything.
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    Re: Sheep odyssey around the world
    « Reply #15 on: June 30, 2012, 04:37 »
    Yeah, you are the lowest of the low if you run away from an accident.

    Poor bloke has had no luck in his cycling career and now needs a lot of "luck" to get through now. :(
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    Re: Sheep odyssey around the world
    « Reply #16 on: June 30, 2012, 04:39 »
    Aye, just started a Torckler topic, should be more visible than this topic which is seen by three or four users at best. Terrible luck for him.
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    Re: Sheep odyssey around the world
    « Reply #17 on: July 02, 2012, 04:09 »
    In some more positive news for Pure Black, they swept the podium at the Chin Picnic criterium, with Williamson winning, Van Uden second and Taylor Gunman third.
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    Re: Sheep odyssey around the world
    « Reply #18 on: July 10, 2012, 02:34 »
    And now a very average Tour de Delta. Van Uden and Williamson did top 10 in two of the races, but the expectations would've been more.
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    Re: Sheep odyssey around the world
    « Reply #19 on: July 17, 2012, 08:33 »
    Juniors doing half decently
    http://www.roadcycling.co.nz/RaceTalk/weekend-roundup-kiwi-intl-success-july-9.html

    Tour of Southland's route has been revealed.
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