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Leadbelly

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Re: The Start-Up Nation of Cycling
« Reply #630 on: May 26, 2021, 08:58 »
With half of the sixteen stages going to the break it has been quite disappointing/frustrating that they haven't managed to nab one and it's not like the wins are all going to big names. You'd think Neilands/De Marchi/Bevin would have had a chance against Taco/Lafay/Campenaerts.

Obviously the various DNFs have stymied then quite a bit, but hopefully since Dan lost time on Monday (nothing wrong with that, he rolled the dice and came up short) the team will be all in for breaks in the final few days.

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Not sure if there is anything planned for the team before the Alpes Isère Tour in May, but the riders themselves could be busy with the main team. I'd be surprised if they weren't in the majority in Rwanda and some might even make an appearance in Hongrie.

They found the Alpes Isere Tour a tougher cookie than the Italian races. In all abut one stage (Jones came third from the break) they struggled to make an impression. Not sure why. Better opposition? Stage race vs One Day? Weather? Different racing style in different countries?

Not a lot to write home about re: Rwanda and Hongrie. Goldstein and Lahav did what they could for Piccoli, but they came up a little short against the French PCT teams.

Some better things in Mallorca though as Boucek and Hollyman did okay on a couple of the hilly days.
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