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Re: Flanders 2021 World Road Cycling Championships
« on: September 16, 2021, 21:54 »
Ok, here comes the *no road race team for #rainbow  :D

The warm-up band, U23, featuring:
#unox Søren Wærenskjold, #unox Jonas Iversby Hvideberg, #unox Idar Andersen, #unox Martin Bugge Urianstad and those twins: #unox Tobias Halland Johannesen, #unox Andreas Halland Johannesen 
This team has a few tactical options,  but perhaps Søren Værenskjold seems to be in best shape at the moment (Hvideberg just back from broken collarbone crash). Wærenskjold imho rides a bit like a young Hushovd, strong sprinter with also good TT abilities, should like the challenges here.

The headliners: 
It is all in for emperor Aleksander the Great Kristoff and for his heiress, the princess Susanne!

*no Men's Road Race team: #uae Aleksander Kristoff , #uae Sven Erik Bystrøm, #uae Vegard Stake Laengen, #unox Markus Hoelgaard, #unox Rasmus Tiller, #intermarche Odd Christian Eiking

Note 1: it really improves your chances to make the selection if your team name starts with "U" - could there be a hidden bias in the selection?
Note 2: Eiking is an outsider also in that statistic (he was excellent on home roads in Bergen, following the early late attacks some 3-4 laps before the finish)
Note 3: no EBH for the leadout this time  :P

*no Women's Road Race team: #dsm Susanne Andersen, #movistar Katrine Aaleud, #fdj Stine Borgli, #drops Emile Moberg, #coop Anne Dorthe Ysalnd, #coop Ingvill Gåskjenn

Note 1: Susanne is as close to Aleksander v2.0 as you can get without being same sex and very closely related. Same club, same trainer, same strengths. *no to try the the same tactics, two times?

Basically, the new stuff this year is they have a bundle of riders not on the list, of both sexes, which could also have been selected and who wouldn't have made the team significantly weaker, assuming it would be the same captains anyway. Norway has more to choose from for the squad members than ever, but still not a list of podium contenders - I mean, if it was like the flat pancake country on the other side of Skagerak: they can replace the captain with a handful of other candidates and they will still have #1 or #2 favorite on their team ...  :o :-x :S

So @LukasCPH, bring us the *dk selection, please?
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