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Re: The Start-Up Nation of Cycling
« Reply #570 on: September 09, 2020, 10:17 »
Still waiting for that first Israeli win outside Israel, but it might not be far away.

The best Ben Moshe could manage in the Baltyk - Karkonosze was an 8th.

Turek gave a little interview about the race and painted a shambolic picture.

Why was the first stage canceled?

Above all, it was the worst organized race in the last three years, which I completed. They allegedly wanted to give a prologue before the first stage, but canceled both on the grounds that the mayor did not want sports events. My private opinion is that they wanted to save money.

I did not find stage profiles anywhere, not even on the race websites.


So was the problem more?

No one knew the day before what the second stage would look like. No one knew the exact schedule and route. We arrived at the start, and there was nothing ready. Just nothing at all. Then they told us that the mountaineering premium might be somewhere else than originally intended, but it is not certain.

Was the second stage better?

No. Originally it was supposed to go around a hundred, at the last minute it was shortened by a third. But in the middle of the stage, the race stopped, we stood for long minutes, allegedly because they crossed the borders of the regions and it was necessary to change the police escort. So they neutralized this part of the stage. Then they kept driving straight on the wide road and very fast, the very conclusion narrowed to the width of one car, turn right and finish. Very "good" idea. Fortunately, no one got involved there.

So a bit of an "exotic" experience of this business.

It was generally accepted between the teams that no one would come here anymore. Certainly not our team.

Hopefully they'll have a better experience at Solidarnosc which starts today. Einhorn has dropped down to the team for this race and if he continues with his Hongrie form then that elusive win could come.
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