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Re: The Academy of Cycling
« Reply #90 on: July 11, 2016, 20:56 »

Seems the talk is being turned into actions. Exciting days, but I just hope it doesn't change the feel of the team too much. At the moment to me, they feel like a bit of a cult team (in the non-Danish sense). Will the proposed move up mean a different mindset and change in attitude?

The transfers will be very important in that respect. One could be a good example to follow, they had a bit of a shaky time at the start of their Northern European season, but their fairly modest signings (Smith and Domagalski are two that spring to mind) have been getting performances and results. No need always to go for a big name.

I'd be looking at people like Carpenter or Huffman if they're after more US riders. Not sure about any names to bolster the team for "classics".
They will most likely do an audition training camp again to find new riders. :)
And they're going for Israeli riders plus riders from 'non-traditional' cycling nations. I'm confident the team won't abandon that concept all of a sudden, it seems to be built on a very stable idea of developing cycling, not going for short-term success (although nobody minds success if it comes about).

Their next race after Valle d'Aosta will be the GP Kranj, I don't know what comes after that.
They'll have *na Craven and *mx Lemus at the Olympics though, that much I know. ;)

Boivin is on the indoor trainer, but he's not on the roster for any of the remaining 2016 races. No point in rushing it after the crash he had.

Korus lost motivation, went back from *il to *usa and hasn't touched a bike in months.
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