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Race News 2021: Rumours, Dates, Parcours and Wildcards
« on: October 22, 2020, 11:04 »
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The Vuelta a San Juan is on the calendar ....... for now. However what UCI categorization it is given and what teams will be there is not clear.

At the very minimum it should be .2 with just the local CTs and some clubs. The organizers are trying however to remain at the .Pro level and in addition to the locals to have national teams from Colombia, Ecuador, Italy, Spain etc. Italy do usually go there with their track team, but it doesn't seem realistic to expect Ineos, Movistar etc to allow their stars to go ride there.

Other than the TT and the climb to Alto Colorado all stages would begin and end at the Villicum racetrack which doesn't sound too thrilling.
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    https://twitter.com/HeraldSunTour/status/1296706521351561217

    Old news, but might as well put it here in case anyone didn't know.
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    The Vuelta a San Juan is on the calendar ....... for now.

    https://twitter.com/Cyclingnewsfeed/status/1329124756709380100

    Looks like it's going ahead. :cool

    Just three WT at the moment Bora, Deceuninck and one other (surely I-SUN).
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    Looks like it's going ahead. :

    And this year, I know where it actually is!  :P
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    Furahi Day had me scratching my head for a bit. Is it just a phonetic Friday? Kinda

    https://funlugha.wordpress.com/2016/01/10/its-furahi-day-2/

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    Happy new weekend everybody!

    And just in case the joke flew right past you, Furahi Day is what young folks in E.Afrika call Friday, notice they sound kinda similar. And of course I’d jump into any opportunity to give a wee Swahili lesson so here goes:

    ‘Furahi‘ comes from the noun ‘furaha‘ which means happiness, so basically ‘furahi‘ means be happy! Needless to say, Furahi Day for us is the day that we are all happy (like seriously who dares be grumpy on a Friday?!)

    So have fun everybody and if you do drink, do the smart thing and get yourself a taxi (or a sub driver)!
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    It's Furahi Day! :D



    Nice mix of teams from all corners of the globe.

    The stages don't look bad either. Not much there for the sprinters.
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    A new old race to kick off the European season.

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    Next season 2021 will see a prestigious test that should never have disappeared. The Valencia Grand Prix was a professional cyclist race that was celebrated annually in the Valencian Community at the beginning of the cyclist season. Each year it was the exit gun to the men's professional competition in Europe. The one day test was held between 1969 and 2005, when it ceased to take place.
    Now, next January 24, the fans of cycling will enjoy again with the number 52 edition of a classic Valencian that once awoke passions. ′′ It consisted of a flat race, very much given to massive arrivals solved at the sprint. That's why the international platoon's great sprinters entered their name in the Palmares of the Valencian competition ", former Alicantino professional cyclist Antonio Molina recalls. Names like Sunday Perurena, Noël Dejonckheere, Mathieu Hermans, Sean Kelly, Laurent Jalabert, Mario Cipollini, Erik Zabel, Alesandro Petacchi and Oscar Freire"
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    A new old race to kick off the European season.

    Just checked CQ and this will be the first .2 race of any kind in Spain since 2013 (Vuelta a Leon and Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid which were respectively won by Jordi and Vakoc), and the first .2 one-day race since 2007 (Klasika Txuma won by Shpilevsky)!
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    Just checked CQ and this will be the first .2 race of any kind in Spain since 2013 (Vuelta a Leon and Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid which were respectively won by Jordi and Vakoc), and the first .2 one-day race since 2007 (Klasika Txuma won by Shpilevsky)!
    I guess it starts at 1.2 because it has to - after such a long hiatus, you can't just jump in at a higher level anymore. The target must be 1.1 at least, to attract more than just a few pro teams.

    As 1.2, the race is limited to *es ProTeams + up to 2 foreign ProTeams, and of course Continental and non-UCI teams.
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    http://voltaaoalgarve.com/en/record-number-of-worldteams-in-algarve/

    Teams for Algarve:

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    Catalunya wildcards

    https://twitter.com/VoltaCatalunya/status/1351473540843843585/

    no #cajarural (again, same as in 2019) and #burgos.
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    An extra wildcard would be good, but for me it wouldn't matter where the team was from. In fact looking at the Fundacion and Burgos squads (with a couple of exceptions), not inviting the locals would be the best option.

    I'm all for Delko (Vuelta) or Gazprom (Giro) being given a shot at a GT. Maybe Rally and Uno-X could muscle in on things in future years.
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    It's probably easier to convince the UCI playing that national card, instead of saying, "hey, let's please through your reduced-peloton rider safety rules out of the window again" ;). And in the end it won't make much of a difference, as they are always likely to invite (at least) one domestic team anyway

    Personally I wouldn't mind it being linked to success though, like the former one for the Coppa Italia winner.
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    5-8th August

    Etappe 1: Tromsø – Tromsø (166 km)

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    Etappe 2: Nordkjosbotn – Kilpisjärvi *fi (172 km)

    Since it's finishing in Finland, I'm presuming a sprint finale.

    Etappe 3: Finnsnes – Målselv (184,5 km)

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    Etappe 4: Gratangen – Harstad (161 km)

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    On the local circuit lies the Novkollen, a climb of 1.4 kilometers at 6%, which has to be conquered three times.

    Maybe with the Finnish stage we could see Ampler get an invite.
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    5-8th August
    Same route as planned for 2020 that had to be cancelled. :cool
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