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Re: Australia: U21 Season 36
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2018, 09:10:10 am »
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Re: Australia: U21 Season 36
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2018, 09:22:00 am »
u20 lists are made yesterday ; see previous page.

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 36
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2018, 10:12:23 am »
STAGE 4 : SPRINT IN MADRID


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The final stage of the Vuelta 2017 was also a sprint in the streets of Madrid.
Trentin won (see picture) and that was his 4th stage victory in the Vuelta 2017.

It will be very hot in Madrid, and I m not so sure if that is good because Australia has sprinters of WinterIsComing.  :)
Hunter will be the team captain.
The helpers will be his two 20yo WiC team mates and the 19yo top sprint talent Judd who made a good transfer this week.

Difficult to prodict what Hunter can do in Madrid. I know there are better sprinters. And the sprint races are always tricky regarding tactics ; especially in this situation. Risky tactics can go horribly wrong but could be an option to compensate the better skills of the competition. Less risky tactics are more sure to win some points, but could be a waste of gaining more points. Always a gamble to me those sprint races and there is also little bit of hot wind to make it even more "easy", let's hope the tactics will turn out good.

Semi xp cyclists are three other 19yo sprinters who all make their debut for Australia.
Real xp cyclists are the most experienced 20yo and the most experienced 19yo. Their managers let them ride a lot in their team, so let s reward that. Next week in the time trial both will be selected too because they are the best 2 TT specialists of Australia u21.

Australia u21 selection ( in blue the xp ) :

Kenneth Hunter (20) WinterIsComing   6
Gerard Ford (20) WinterIsComing   7
Vince Judd (19) escartines_neverdie   0
Angus Mikkelson (20) WinterIsComing   7
Ollie Thomas (19) Darr   0
Isaac Byers (19) REALBETISBalompie   0
Donovan Ryan (19) Aurora_Australis   0
David Edgar (20) Drollevangers   14   8)
Sean Wind (19) teamsophia   3
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Re: Australia: U21 Season 36
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2018, 08:29:33 pm »
hmmm, anticipated on a attack in S4 with team captain and one helper, that was good.
But the tactical plan was not perfect because main helper Ford had to take some risk in S4 in order to launch his team captain with full energie, not guts no glory^^ Too bad, Ford could not follow the high pace in S4.
Anyway, despite this a very good result of Hunter, he finished as 3rd.   :)

Congratz to WinterIsComing, the whole podium are his cyclists and 8 cyclists of the top 10 are of his team.
Very good team of young talents, WiC !  8)

Down 1 place in the ranking by countries and now 4th (Australia was also 4th in todays race), but it is all very close together and next week Australia u21 probably has the top favorite in the u21 NT time trial. But no other cyclists who can score points.
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Re: Australia: U21 Season 36
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2018, 09:31:40 pm »
I think a 3rd place for Hunter is pretty solid.  Good job, Vos.  :)

And thanks, good race for my youngster team indeed.  8)

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 36
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2018, 08:10:59 am »
Thanks WiC  :)

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 36
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2018, 08:17:30 am »
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Re: Australia: U21 Season 36
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2018, 10:50:31 am »
maak die oranje lijntjes nu eens rood. Ik krijg er autistische trekjes van  ;D

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 36
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2018, 02:38:26 pm »
maak die oranje lijntjes nu eens rood. Ik krijg er autistische trekjes van  ;D
I LOVE ORANGE  :))  :-*  8) -->

( I shall see if I can fix those orange lines next time, Australia-blue looks better )

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 36
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2018, 11:43:37 am »
STAGE 5 : DAVID EDGAR

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Let's see what David Edgar can do, according to me he is the top favorite.
No other Australian TT specialists can score points here, because the 19yo Sean Wind is the second best of the u21.
Also the 19yo Henry Battle is selected, he is not a good flat time trialist but he can become a good hills TT specialist and besides that, his manager let him ride a lot so this selection is a reward for that.

Further more all others are xp cyclists. This time they are all 20yo. The promising 19yo talents will get xp spots again in other races.

Australia u21 selection ( in blue the xp ) :

David Edgar (20) Drollevangers   16   8)
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Sean Wind (19) teamsophia   3
Henry Battle (19) FinOCyclinGTeaM   2
- - - - - - - - - -
Christian Madsen (20) BetisCFF   11
Kenneth Hunter (20) WinterIsComing  7
Gerard Ford (20) WinterIsComing   7
Angus Mikkelson (20) WinterIsComing   7
Richard King (20) Sacido   5
Henry Aldrin (20) FlandriaFussion   4

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 36
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2018, 06:47:43 am »
Hmmm, a little bit disappointing ; Edgar finishes as 3rd.
One of the reasons could be that this TT race was slightly downhill and because of that downhill counted a little, and flat more as usual.

But there is also positive news  :) : Australia u21 up one place in the ranking by countries and now on the podium (3rd) !
Next week a cobblehills stage in Spain. It will be very doubtfull if Australia u21 can score points in that race.


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Re: Australia: U21 Season 36
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2018, 08:08:37 am »
u20 lists ; 27 cyclists.

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 36
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2018, 08:09:25 am »
u21 lists ; 62 cyclists.

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 36
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2018, 08:12:22 am »
STAGE 6 : PUENTE GENIL



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Today a very difficult long distance cobblehills stage. It seems to me Australia u21 has no good cyclist for this race, but I could be wrong and/or the competition is also bad in such a race. Every point that maybe will be achieved is welcome, but the expectations are very low.

Anyway, a good opportunity to give a lot of Australian talents some extra experience.
It could be that this whole selection is riding just for xp.  :)
In fact, even the 20yo team captain of this race will make his debut, just like 3 of the 4 selected 19yo's.

Some cyclists are not selected because their managers don't let them ride at all in their team or because they are in a not active team.
I rather select others who deserve the xp more and ride a lot in their team.
Unfortunately the exception is the number 1 on the cobble-hills list, still zero xp. But I selected him just in case my point of view is wrong and the competition is also very bad, and then he can be of use as a helper for the team captain. Who is the number 2 on the cobble hills list but has 57 stamina points more and therefore more suited for this race. Although it would surprise me if the team captain can score points. However, I have been wrong before in my estimations/expectations so it could be possible, let's hope so.

Australia u21 selection ( in blue the xp ) :

Eddie Aldrin (20) Juventus1986   9
Keith Owens (20) WYGRAM_to   0
Clive Butcher (19) CobbleCrushers   1
Henry Battle (19) FinOCyclinGTeaM   2
Duke Madsen (19) HtcItalia  2
Vince Acree (19) CobbleCrushers   1
David Edgar (20) Drollevangers   19   8)
Angus Mikkelson (20) WinterIsComing   9
Gerard Ford (20) WinterIsComing   9

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 36
« Reply #29 on: February 19, 2018, 08:45:07 am »
Team captain Aldrin finishes as 12th, so better than I expected.
Owens and Battle just outside the points, but a very promising race of the 19yo Battle who rode in a helpers role with a zero zero EP finish. Maybe he will not be trained as a cobble hills specialist, because he could become also a very good hills TT specialist.

Australia u21 down 1 place in the ranking by countries and now 4th.
Denmark and especially Italy and Germany scored too many points in this race. They are the top 3 in the ranking by countries.
Germany leads (1670), followed by Denmark (1500). And now for the first time this season a gap towards the other countries.
Italy (1270) is 3rd, Australia is 4th (1140) and then 6 countries close together (990 to 850).

After 4 races in Spain, we go to England next week. There Australia has better cyclists because it is a hills-sprint race in Leeds.
Ford and Mikkelson (both of WinterIsComing) are already selected and hopefully they can score a lot of points. Because the race after next Sunday, cobblestones in Denmark, again there are no good Australian cyclists.