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Australia: ABS Season 30
« on: November 20, 2016, 08:34:12 pm »
*** International Campaign Australia Season 30 ***



Season 29 was a nice one for Australia, earning a bronze medal in the Nation's Ranking, first medal ever for the National Team (ABS).
We will try to build on that momentum, and gain a second medal this season. At the start of the season, we feel confident. A few of last season's team leaders, were relatively young. While they have improved, some of the competition is getting older and weaker.
Earl Gatson, Kieran Donaldson, John Hunter are 'young' and great, cyclists like Friess, Goodman and Emme are at their prime and top of the bill. Things look bright, but of course, competition is close and fierce, so there are no guarantees in CFF.

Race 01, Ardennes



We kick off in Belgium for the GP de Wallonie. Kieran Donaldson (still only 29 years old) will bring his rainbow jersey with him, along with a few class act helpers like Zack Frances, Gordon Hardy, Kirk Dixon and Dan Sheehan. 'Youngsters' Keith Curry (27) and Baron Friend (25) are in the selection as well, they represent Australia's future. There's some slight wind in chilly conditions. Unfortunately, our best hill cyclists don't benefit from either climate bonus.

Goal: Top 5.
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Re: Australia: ABS Season 30
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2016, 09:08:34 pm »


Results Stage 1:

1    Benjamin Howard      31   0: 00"   300      Biciclistas
2    Jochen Zickler      32   0: 05"   250      TeamRolf
3    Leo Dietiker      30   0: 05"   225      Ciripolen
4    Kieran Donaldson      29   0: 11"   200      STR0NK3R
5    Juri Fiore      32   0: 11"   180      ThorBoassonArvesen
6    Marc Borgvardt      33   0: 13"   160      SinCadenaQueVamos
7    Krister Sandøy      32   0: 16"   150      Biciclistas
8    Leonel Ferreira      32   0: 22"   140      TeamRolf
9    Ludovic Malbos      31   0: 22"   130      Saint_Raphael
10    Josema Encinas      33   0: 22"   120      Atlantico

18    Gordon Hardy      31   0: 38"   30      drulo_team

Goal: Top 5   Achieved
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Re: Australia: ABS Season 30
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2016, 09:16:56 pm »
Nice preview and a very good result in race 1, WiC !  8)
( 3rd in classification right now^^ )

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Re: Australia: ABS Season 30
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2016, 12:51:07 pm »
Thanks Vos.

I'll post new GV lists tonight or tomorrow.

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Re: Australia: ABS Season 30
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2016, 05:53:37 pm »
Ok, hopefully my new 32yo Australian cyclist (and only one) is on that list ; yesterday he was 2nd in the Live Races and beat names like Ramires, Raknes, Zwart, Kleijn and s29 Tour winner Hoogvliet in a FFMDM race.

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Re: Australia: ABS Season 30
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2016, 10:40:51 am »
GV-lists, Season 30, before Race 6.


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Re: Australia: ABS Season 30
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2016, 12:23:34 pm »
Great ! SP0RTLIFE is on the list.  8)
Thanks WiC.

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Re: Australia: ABS Season 30
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2016, 01:33:31 pm »
Race 02 - Mountains and a Rising Sun

Japan is the scenery of the second International stage. A short, but difficult stage through the Japanese mountains.



Many good climbers in the game, the difference between the top cyclists is rather small. Anything can happen, especially with the really strong wind, so it's rather unpredictable who will be on the stage podium. We will try to get there with a bunch of veteran cyclists, who are used to read a stage as it advances.

Marc Overall, Elliot Ronnald, Devin Emme and Cody Goodman hope to be there in the stage final, Stamer, Beckham, Gus and Brian Thomas, Janson join them and will work as hard as they can to get them in a good position.

Goal: Top 5.

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Re: Australia: ABS Season 30
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2016, 02:20:49 pm »

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Re: Australia: ABS Season 30
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2016, 09:13:33 pm »


Result Stage 2:

1    Christopher Gregersen      32   0: 00"   300      TeamEuroscalt
2    Didzis Simsons      29   0: 04"   250      cillaro
3    Felix VanCampen      33   0: 06"   225      SinCadenaQueVamos
4    Jørgen Løberg      31   0: 09"   200      Haters
5    Marc Overall      34   0: 11"   180      bestiesnegres
6    Pedro Alberto Paz      30   0: 13"   160      Haters
7    Albert Uralev      30   0: 14"   150      Leones_Del_Sur
8    Luis Rivero      32   0: 16"   140      BrestCycling
9    Marius Lacombe      32   0: 19"   130      TeamEuroscalt
10    Shalva Telkov      30   0: 20"   120      Leones_Del_Sur

It appeared to be too hard to get a free role or a domestique in the points. Not so weird, as the there was a downhill and a flat section before the final climb. 18 different countries get into the points, gotta feel for the scoreless Hungarians.
Nonetheless, I expected more support for Marc Overall. Gus Thomas saved the day and stayed with our race leader until the end. A fifth place for Overall is exactly what I had in mind (see review). Not too bad for a 34yr old, I guess :)

Goal: Top 5 Achieved
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Re: Australia: ABS Season 30
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2016, 09:36:53 pm »

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Re: Australia: ABS Season 30
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2016, 11:56:47 pm »
 ;D

Thx, Mr. Fox  8)

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Re: Australia: ABS Season 30
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2016, 12:13:42 pm »
Sorry, not enough time to write a full preview, but the selection is made for the sprintrace tonight and the tactics are set. Angel Friess and Benjamin Omole are a really good couple, heading into this race. But in a sprintrace, anything can happen of course.

Goal: Top 5

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Re: Australia: ABS Season 30
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2016, 09:03:49 pm »
Wrong leader WiC, really dissapointed  :'( :'( :'(

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Re: Australia: ABS Season 30
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2016, 09:19:22 pm »
Wrong? 1, 7th and 18th is really nice!! Besides that with the hill-sprint stage still coming up it could be 600 points for Friess. Could be enough to win individual competition.