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Re: Australia: ABS Season 31
« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2017, 09:40:24 pm »
Bronze medal for Gatson, that is allright, this stage was not perfect for him and the wind made it very tricky.

Sorry I didn't preview the race, I am on short holiday.

Congrats to Reekse and our Dutch friends with the good result.

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Re: Australia: ABS Season 31
« Reply #31 on: February 27, 2017, 07:57:45 am »
good result in this difficult race, WiC, congratz !

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Re: Australia: ABS Season 31
« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2017, 12:31:59 am »
Aaron Roche is not in the best 15 pure climbers? Only a question haha  :P

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Re: Australia: ABS Season 31
« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2017, 06:40:57 am »
Aaron Roche is not in the best 15 pure climbers? Only a question haha  :P

Maybe he is in USA, certainly not in Australia.  ;)

He can always fill in his paperwork and ask for a work permit down under though.  8)

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Re: Australia: ABS Season 31
« Reply #34 on: February 28, 2017, 08:53:23 am »
Maybe he is in USA, certainly not in Australia.  ;)
He can always fill in his paperwork and ask for a work permit down under though.  8)
The main one is called a 457 work visa.  There's also a 462 or a 417 visa.

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Re: Australia: ABS Season 31
« Reply #35 on: February 28, 2017, 09:29:13 am »
Aaron Roche is not in the best 15 pure climbers? Only a question haha  :P

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Re: Australia: ABS Season 31
« Reply #36 on: February 28, 2017, 09:52:19 am »
Maybe he is in USA, certainly not in Australia.  ;)
He can always fill in his paperwork and ask for a work permit down under though.  8)
The main one is called a 457 work visa.  There's also a 462 or a 417 visa.

Just got mine via the electronic application. Granted, its a tourist visa and not a work permit. But still, it doesn't have to be hard ;)

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Re: Australia: ABS Season 31
« Reply #37 on: February 28, 2017, 10:09:09 am »
Aaron Roche is not in the best 15 pure climbers? Only a question haha  :P

Maybe he is in USA, certainly not in Australia.  ;)

He can always fill in his paperwork and ask for a work permit down under though.  8)

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Re: Australia: ABS Season 31
« Reply #38 on: March 05, 2017, 07:41:54 pm »
Stage 6: Giro de Lazio

We are in the lead halfway the season, but it's not a very comfortable lead. Gaps are still small and the quality of the nation's below us, is big. The hillsprint of tonight is a good example. Angel Friess is still in the Dream Team for sprinters, but in the more hilly sprints, he might have a small problem. Last season, he couldn't stay in front with the race leaders in the last hilly section.

With Fletcher, Brubaker and Sandfort we have a few good wingmen, but other nations have strong squads as well.


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Re: Australia: ABS Season 31
« Reply #39 on: March 05, 2017, 09:58:08 pm »
Tough race, as expected. The race didn't evolve in a positive way for us. Only Sandfort delivered, he did very well with a 10th place to control the damage. Both Brubaker and Friess got cut despite an agressive/very agressive start, seems they just weren't good enough today. Both were in 3rd group after the flat 3rd section.  :-\ :-\

I knew the Danish team was very strong for tonight's race, as the race profile seemed to be custom-made for race winner Kim Ewert. With the races left (2x cobb-flat, Mountain TT, and Mountain-Hill), I think it will be very hard to pass them. The Dutch were slow starters, but they have had 2 good races recently and in 3rd position now, trailing us by 200 points, just like the Norwegians and the French. Will be an exciting and suspenseful last 4 races.

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Re: Australia: ABS Season 31
« Reply #40 on: March 05, 2017, 10:10:35 pm »
This was a hard race to analyze. But also fun because these races don't count for much in the normal season calendar. So it has some x-factor to it!
The GV is a tricky one by itself.

I was close at choosing a Milano - San Remo type rider as leader too. He would have been stranded on the 1st section with even 4EP. I think.

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Re: Australia: ABS Season 31
« Reply #41 on: March 06, 2017, 07:46:21 am »
I was in doubt all week as well and went with the hill-heavy leader in the end. 3 EP and 100 hills was not enough, while a few domestiques with less hills and lower GV (I recalculated a few scenarios and even in a lighter hill GV this was the case) were in front with 4 EP. Tough luck. 

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Re: Australia: ABS Season 31
« Reply #42 on: March 06, 2017, 08:46:29 am »
Not all bad news. Christian Marbley (age 25), who I had initially trained, finished just outside the top 20.  In terms of age, the next guy above himself is age 28, then there's a couple of 29 year olds.
Definitely good news for several seasons time.

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Re: Australia: ABS Season 31
« Reply #43 on: March 06, 2017, 09:44:03 am »
Not all bad news. Christian Marbley (age 25), who I had initially trained, finished just outside the top 20.  In terms of age, the next guy above himself is age 28, then there's a couple of 29 year olds.
Definitely good news for several seasons time.

I'm the happy manager to have Marbley in the stable. And I'm guessing you also the man who made him race a lot.

Christian Marbley   Age : 25   Wage : 856
Stamina : 45   Sprint : 97   Climbing : 11
Flat : 73   Cobblestone : 22   Technique : 49
Downhill : 60   Hills : 84   Aggressiveness : 77
Time Trial : 37   Teamwork : 74   Experience : 70

Not many 25 yo have that XP. One of the reason I payed a little to much for him. I know TFM (Swiss team) has a lot of quality in sprinters in this age span. His technique is probably were he loose a little edge. But high sprint and hill.. Me like  :P

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Re: Australia: ABS Season 31
« Reply #44 on: March 08, 2017, 10:11:26 pm »
Not all bad news. Christian Marbley (age 25), who I had initially trained, finished just outside the top 20.  In terms of age, the next guy above himself is age 28, then there's a couple of 29 year olds.
Definitely good news for several seasons time.
I'm the happy manager to have Marbley in the stable. And I'm guessing you also the man who made him race a lot.
Christian Marbley   Age : 25   Experience : 70
Not many 25 yo have that XP. One of the reason I payed a little to much for him. I know
I believe my cyclists have missed one race in about 8 seasons.  La_Cotera_Team would have continued the hard training to get to 70.