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Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
« Reply #30 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
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
    « Reply #31 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.
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
    « Reply #32 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.
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
    « Reply #33 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
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
    « Reply #34 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.
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
    « Reply #35 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.

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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
    « Reply #37 on: February 21, 2019, 20:03 »
    Is this a tour of duty for #corendon Van der Poel or what?
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
    « Reply #38 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/

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    "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 "
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
    « Reply #39 on: February 22, 2019, 05:30 »
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
    « Reply #40 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.
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
    « Reply #41 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.
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
    « Reply #42 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.
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
    « Reply #43 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.
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
    « Reply #45 on: February 23, 2019, 09:41 »
    https://twitter.com/tourofantalya/status/1099241758943256576

    2km to go. He was at 32 seconds in the GC.
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
    « Reply #46 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.
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    Re: Smaller Race Results and Discussion 2019
    « Reply #48 on: February 25, 2019, 08:37 »
    https://twitter.com/FrontSet/status/1099648530220834817







    Lonardi's performance grabbed my attention. Up there in the sprints and the MTF.
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     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: 



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

    Royal Bernard Drome Classic.



    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.

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    https://www.firstonetv.live/Live/France/L'%C3%89quipe-27
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    Quite a few non-starters for KBK today - Ackermann (?), Van Baarle, Demare, Stuyven and Denifl.
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    Yesterday #direct Pim Ligthart won the Ronde van Drenthe, beating his training buddy #alecto Robbert de Greef in a two men "sprint"



    Short highlights are available on the website of RTV Drenthe



    Lighthart was very emotional at the finish. Sounds like he's gone through a lot over the past year.
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    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/grand-prix-denain-cobbled-classic/

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



    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:



    The ~pdf provisional start list 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.
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