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Vuelta Ciclista a Venezuela 7th - 16th July



Stage 1  »  Valera - Trujillo - Timotes (111.3km)

Stage 2  »  Trujillo - Barquisimeto (208.7km)

Stage 3  »  Barquisimeto - Ospino (117.9km)

Stage 4  »  Acarigua - San Felipe (147.6km)

Stage 5  »  San Felipe - Guácara (151.6km)

Stage 6  »  Cagua - Altagracia de Orituco (191.7km)

Stage 7  »  Guanape - Cantaura (210.8km)

Stage 8  »  Anaco - Cumana (171.7km)

Stage 9  »  Cumana - Maturín (215.3km)

Stage 10  »  Maturín Circuito (84.4km)
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    Let's hope I wasn't too premature in putting this short preview up. :-x

    http://www.el-nacional.com/noticias/deportes/miguel-ubeto-ahora-podran-negarme-apoyo_189848

    Quote from: Ubeto
    Ubeto said he will begin his training with a view to participating in the Vuelta a Venezuela scheduled from July 7 to 16, despite the fact that, due to the conditions currently being experienced in Venezuela, it will be difficult to carry out. "The situation[1] that crosses the country complicates guaranteeing the safety of a peloton that exceeds 100 athletes that between foreign and Venezuelan runners. I do not think the conditions are given to set up this type of competition, but I hope it will be achieved, the situation is not easy, "said the athlete from Caracas, who also regretted the withdrawal of support from the Ministry of Sport and Of the sponsors.
     1.  the never-ending anti-government protests
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    http://www.avn.info.ve/node/401794

    Five foreign teams will be competing. Two from Cuba, San Bernardo from Chile and from Colombia we have JB Ropa and Aroma y Tango.
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    Some twitter reports that it has been postponed till September.
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    White Spot / Delta Road Race 9th July





    It is ridden as a figure of eight.



    Twelve circuits in total.

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    I'm sure you remember from previous years that the White Spot / Delta Road Race is just one part of the series of races that goes on over the weekend in the locale.

    The first one, the MK Delta Criterium, just finished.

    https://twitter.com/tourdedelta/status/883533346369818624

    The Ladner Criterium is up next.

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    http://tourdedelta.ca/white-spot-delta-uci-1-2-road-race/

    Stream of tonight's race should be available via the link. Start time is ~12h30 away for the men and ~9h for the women.
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    Macanally is riding for H&R Block now and not Nice. As an aside H&R have got an invite to the Volta a Portugal, so we might see him racing there.
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    http://tourdedelta.ca/american-john-murphy-wins-white-spot-delta-road-race-for-third-podium-appearance-at-bc-superweek/

    This article also explains why Williams had to borrow a bike for the earlier race -  "it is illegal in Canada to race bikes with disc brakes without UCI approval". The approval came through in time for this race.
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    Cascade Cycling Classic 19th - 23rd July



    Stage 1  »  McKenzie Pass Road Race (173.5km)



    Pretty crazy scenery at the top of the climb. Very desolate.

    Stage 2  »  Skyliners TT (23.0km)



    Stage 3  »  Cascade Lakes Road Race (172.7km)



    Stage 4  »  Downtown Twilight Criterium (75 minutes)



    Stage 5  »  Awbrey Butte Circuit Race (131.4km)



    Here's the antidote to 200km of French countryside and a sprint. The Cascade Cycling Classic is the longest consecutively run elite stage race in the US and has attracted most of North America’s top cyclists and teams over the years.

    Previous winners are Robin Carpenter, Dion Smith, Tvetcov, Mancebo, Sutherland, Sevilla, Leipheimer etc.
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    There are conflicting lists of which teams are actually starting. Do you believe the website or the tech guide?

    Teams that appear in both lists are:

    Canyon Bicycles-Shimano
    CCB Racing
    Centric Go Fast   
    Dolce Vita Freewheel p/b SL2      
    Gateway Harley-Davidson Trek U25   
    H & R Block Pro Cycling Team
    Herbalife p/b Marco Pro-Nature’s Bakery
    Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie
    Jelly Belly p/b MAXXIS
    Landis/Trek
    Metra/XRCEL/Cycles 54
    Movistar Team Ecuador
    New South Wales Institute of Sport
    New Zealand CT
    Project Echelon Racing
    Silber Pro Cycling
    Smart Savvy+ Garneau
    Support Clean Sport / SeaSucker / Guttenplan
    Team Mike’s Bikes
    Team Oregon
    Team Rwanda
    Transport Lacombe Devinci
    Trek Red Truck Racing
    Team UnitedHealthcare

    Other names which appear in just one list are:

    Aevolo Cycling Team
    Canel’s-Specialized
    Elevate-KHS
    Pacific Premier Bank Cycling Team
    Rally Cycling
    Storck-CNN
    Stradalli Cycle – Safetti
    Team Illuminate
    USA National Team
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    #movistarecuador

    https://sucesosdeportivos.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/movistar-team-ecuador-correra-en-cascade-cycling-classic/

    Byron Guamá
    Wolfgang Brandl
    Jefferson Cepeda
    Alexander Cepeda
    Santiago Montenegro
    Benjamín Quinteros

    There are conflicting lists of which teams are actually starting. Do you believe the website or the tech guide?

    Aevolo are definitely racing, so I'm tending to believe that the website is correct in this matter.
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    Tech guide has now been updated, so the list of competing teams is:

    Aevolo
    Canel's-Specialized
    CCB Velotooler
    Centric Go Fast
    Dolce Vita Freewheel p/b SL2
    Gateway Harley-Davidson Trek U25
    H & R Block Pro Cycling Team
    Hangar 15 Bicycles (the artist formerly known as Canyon Bicycles)
    Herbalife p/b Marco Pro-Nature’s Bakery
    Holowesko/Citadel p/b Hincapie
    Jelly Belly p/b MAXXIS
    Landis/Trek
    Metra/XRCEL/Cycles 54
    New South Wales Institute of Sport
    Pacific Premier Bank Cycling Team
    Project Echelon Racing
    Rally Cycling
    Silber Pro Cycling
    Smart Savvy+ Garneau
    Stork-CNN
    Stradalli Cycle-Safetti
    Support Clean Sport / SeaSucker / Guttenplan
    Team Ecuador
    Team Mike’s Bikes
    Team Oregon p/b Laurelwood Brewing
    Team Rwanda
    Transport Lacombe Devinci
    Trek Red Truck Racing
    United Healthcare Pro Cycling Team
    USA National Team
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    http://www.bendbulletin.com/sports/5438682-151/ccc-adjusts-as-a-uci-sanctioned-race

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    The level of professional competition at next week’s Cascade Cycling Classic could possibly be the best that cycling fans in Central Oregon have ever seen in the 38 editions of the event. For the first time, both the pro men’s and women’s races of the CCC are sanctioned by the International Cycling Union (UCI).

    But while the pro racing should be outstanding due in part to the UCI status, a side effect of that is the severe reduction of amateur races that have deep roots in the history of the Cascade. Most years, the CCC has included several amateur categories that race separately but cover many of the same courses as the pros, but this year, the Cascade will include just one amateur race, the Cat 2/3 Men, meaning many local cyclists are left unable to compete in their favorite race of the year.

    Part of the reason for cutting the amateur races was a substantial decline in participation (a trend not only in the Northwest, but nationally) in those events over the past several years. Also, as traffic issues increase in Central Oregon, having fewer categories and fewer racers on the roads make organizing a UCI event much easier.

    Going 2.2 has some knock-on effects.
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    The Mount Evans Hill Climb was raced yesterday. For those that don't remember, it finishes on the highest paved road for cars in the US (or so they say) topping out at 14130 ft (~4300m). The route is ~27 miles long and they gain ~7000ft.

    /gm Chad Haga (only a couple of minutes or so down on Danielson's record)
    /sm Keegan Swirbul
    /bm Chris Butler

    Mara Abbott won the women's event.
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    #aevolo

    https://twitter.com/Aevolo_Cycling/status/887358470571216896

    Burke for the GC. Hecht and Villalobos the other guys to watch out for.

    #canels

    http://sanluisatiempo.com/?p=83080

    Víctor Manuel García
    José Alfredo Aguirre
    Eduardo Corte
    Efrén Santos
    Michael Rodríguez
    Pablo Alarcón
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    https://twitter.com/GordFraser/status/887746434484678656

    Some names that have made the break include Zukowski (obviously), Mostov, Hecht, Nsengimana, Henderson, Shelden and Rathe.
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    https://twitter.com/veloimages/status/887819472354103296

    Rathe was the last to be caught with under 1km to go. From what I read there was a bit of a headwind at the finish, so that probably explains the relatively large group that came in together.

    The good news is that Howes can't TT for toffee.



    Eisenhart at ~6 minutes down, the only big loser.
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    Stage one recap (haven't watched it yet myself).

    TT is under way.
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    https://twitter.com/CascadeCycling/status/888113054121992192



    Mannion takes over the race lead due to a small split in the finish yesterday. Probably just as well for Huffman as it's very much the Rally b-team here in support.
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    https://twitter.com/CascadeCycling/status/888463751518724096

    https://twitter.com/CascadeCycling/status/888465891599335424

    Now that's a very strong break.

    Some bonuses available at the first intermediate in a few miles which would be handy for Carpenter especially.
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    Some bonuses available at the first intermediate in a few miles which would be handy for Carpenter especially.

    https://twitter.com/CascadeCycling/status/888473868851175424

    ....but he's not bothered with them. UHC and Rally doing the work back in the peloton.

    2m20 gap.
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    The break was caught with ~4km to go. Stetina had recced the climb the day before and knew 3km to go was the place to attack and he duly did, followed by the Ecuadorian duo.

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