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Re: Australia: U23 Season 32
« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2017, 05:53:23 pm »
STAGE 7 : DE PANNE

 
Gilbert in the 3-daagse depanne, that he won this season

Middelkerke, Belgium,
A difficult race, so I don t know what to expect. The young Aussies are ready as always !^^

Australia U23 selection =

Ken Emerton (22) Bolaverde
Will Freeman (22) PaczynTeam
Daniel Emme (22) SedaSportClub
Ian Workman (21) gicasoft
Karl Norwood (22) letour
Eric Lungby (21) Kilometervreters
Markus Milne (21) GiganteGeert
Duke Owen (20) kamikazepiloten
Freddy Sandfort (20) ProSCycling



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Re: Australia: U23 Season 32
« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2017, 10:03:16 am »
4th and 13th in this NT race  8) ; Australia U23 now on the 6th place in the Ranking by Countries.

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Re: Australia: U23 Season 32
« Reply #32 on: May 24, 2017, 09:48:30 am »
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Re: Australia: U23 Season 32
« Reply #33 on: May 28, 2017, 03:44:56 pm »
STAGE 8 : HAMBURG

2║C

Hamburg, Germany
In 2016 the EuroEyes Cyclassics (formaly HEW Cyclassics 1996-2005 and Vattenfall Cyclassics 2006-2015) was won by the Australian Caleb Ewan.
So this is a good inspiration for the U23 Aussies. No high expectations because the competition is stronger. But Thomas and/or Farmer can hopefully score a few points. I'm still in doubt who to make team captain.

And bad news for Australia because I see some Australian managers and also some foreign managers with Australian talents are not active anymore.
For example super top talent for this race, the 20yo Morrison, has an inactive manager. Hopefully he will be picked as a free cyclist by a starting manager in the future. I suspect he has a good talent rating.

Australia U23 selection =

Hank Thomas (22) FranšaiseDesJeux
Owen Farmer (22) asier05
Alex Levin (21) RaboRuben
Duke Footman (22) arcadasteamone
Norm Hamsten (22) PaczynTeam
Baron Morrison (20) EufemianoFutentesTeam_EFT
Lenny Battle (22) Shopitos_Cycling
Ken Emerton (22) Bolaverde
Franklin Wolf (22) marijntjesteam
« Last Edit: May 28, 2017, 03:56:51 pm by Vos »

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Re: Australia: U23 Season 32
« Reply #34 on: May 30, 2017, 06:36:03 pm »
The first time I picked the wrong team captain. Although it was a little bit on purpose because I needed to gamble to get a lot of points out of this race without very good cyclists.
And the teamcaptain I picked had very good flat and an awesome sprint, the other one didnt although in hinside he was probably better for this race.
Teamcaptain Thomas had a risky tactic because of the very strong wind and started with 2 EP in S1 and 0 EP in S2 ; in both sections he lost and dropped twice to a lesser group. He was even in the 4th group in S2 on the 82nd place with a big time lag.
So the tactics really sucked this time. But good to see that "helpers" Farmer and Levin did a great job, and if the teamcaptain could stay in their wheel (as I planned before the race) a good result was possible for sure. Especially good to see that Levin did great in this race, he is just 21yo.

With the help of some other Aussies teamcaptain Thomas finished as 16th with a great last sprint because he was far behind due to his bad start. Despite the fact I used all 12 EP instead of what I did with u23 worldchampion Karl Janson in previous season, he rode with just 10 EP (edit; or even 9 EP) in this race back then and that gamble because of his bad sprint worked out well. Of course he is not to compare with sprinter (with a bit of hills) Thomas, because Janson was a flat-hills-specialist with a bit of a sprint.

Afterthought ; also with very good tactics and Farmer as team captain, there would not be many points. So my bad tactics did not cost a lot of points. And not important anyway, because this season Australia u23 has no chance to get on the podium due to a not so good generation.

Australia u23 dropped one place in the Ranking by Countries, now again on the 7th place. Belgium overtook us and they are now on the 6th place, they scored points in this race with two just 21yo cyclists ; 4th and 13th, very impressive.

Next race is on Italian flat cobblestones. Hopefully there the Aussies have a better teamcaptain, Ken Emerton. He was already 4th in a cobblestone-hills-race this season but I think he can score points on the flat cobblestones too.
It will be exciting/difficult to achieve my season goal of 8th in the Ranking by Countries this season with just 2 more races to go.
But the next few Australian u23 generations are looking better, I guess and prodict.

« Last Edit: May 30, 2017, 07:01:02 pm by Vos »

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Re: Australia: U23 Season 32
« Reply #35 on: May 31, 2017, 10:49:24 pm »
STAGE 9 : ITALIAN COBBLESTONES

32║C



Giffoni Valle Piana, Italy
This race was a Giro-stage in 2005 ; Into the finishing straight in Frosinone only Baden Cooke (AUS) had the legs to follow Bettini.  As Cooke started to come around Bettini at the 100 meters mark the Italian squeezed to the left driving Cooke into the barricades (see picture). The commissaries relegated Bettini for an illegal sprint.  Luca Mazzanti was awarded the stage win.  Bettini retained the Maglia Rosa.

Hopefully next sunday the Italians are more polite to the young Aussies, and there will be no crash in the final section.  :)

The selection is already made because that was very easy ; not much choice in cobblestone cyclists. Therefore lots of xp spots left, and already the xp cyclists are selected too.

Ben Embley will make his debute for Australia, he is probably the Australian talent with the highest transfer amount. But he is no specialist but a tour-cyclist in the making, and therefore not a lot of chance to get a selection for the youth NT's of Australia. So now he has one cap, and that looks better on his profile and also a reward/motivation to his manager because he lets him ride a lot in his team, just like the other xp-cyclists I selected.

Of course the main thing is that they are very good / the best Australian talents ; but if a manager lets an Australian talent ride a lot, that for sure helps to get selected for experience.
There were more candidates for xp-spots, for example Nick Hines. In the last race of this season there will be also xp-spots, so probably he or others will be selected then.

Australia U23 selection =

Ken Emerton (22) Bolaverde
Ethan Winger (21) Estoparia
Cliff Bird (21) CessiApedali
Lenny Robinson (20) kamikazepiloten
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Eric Lungby (21) Kilometervreters
Alex Levin (21) RaboRuben
Ben Embley (20) TeamRolf
Oscar Hunter (19) FacHaBortoLo
William Owen (20) Argonautjes
« Last Edit: May 31, 2017, 11:17:04 pm by Vos »

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Re: Australia: U23 Season 32
« Reply #36 on: June 04, 2017, 08:43:17 pm »
The expectations were not high, just one 22yo cobblestone-cyclist with a flat-skill of 57, Ken Emerton. And he was 4th in the hills-cobblestone-race this season.
So without good helpers he was already isolated in S2, one section sooner then I expected. So I had to use attacking tactics because he had to do it on his own, that was clear before the race.
And that tactics paid off ; an impressive and very good 5th place.  8)

In the Ranking by Countries still 7th.
Next race and the last one this season is in China. A difficult FHMHF race of 176km.

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Re: Australia: U23 Season 32
« Reply #37 on: June 10, 2017, 06:33:58 pm »
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Re: Australia: U23 Season 32
« Reply #38 on: June 10, 2017, 06:46:54 pm »
AUSTRALIA NT NEWS :

What I expected, is now official ; Top-hills(and flat)-sprinter Baron Morrison (20yo) is now a transfer free cyclist.
He will be exceptional good !
Also I have a strong suspicion his talent rating is very high !

So if you are a mentor of a starting manager, or you know a manager who can hire a transfer free cyclist :
Baron Morrison will be a very good choice.  8)

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Re: Australia: U23 Season 32
« Reply #39 on: June 11, 2017, 07:48:34 pm »
STAGE 10 : CHINA



7║C

Somewhere in China,
Most young Aussies were already on holiday ; it explains the last minute flight to China^^.
But they arrived and are ready as always !  :)

I don t know what to expect of this race, I didnt study it well yet, probably this will be a different race then a normal hills-sprint-race because of the mountain in the middle. Therefore I selected Whisman, Finley and Burton also, because they have a good climbing skill. For example Burton is an awesome climb-hills-specialist, but he cannot sprint. Hopefully his weather icon helps.  Also the best hill-sprinters are selected. I don t think Australia has a cyclist who can win this race.

But no worries as we say here Down Under ; there is almost nothing at stake in this last race.
Because the season goal of 8th in the International Ranking will be probably achieved.
At the moment on the 7th place, 290 points ahead of the number 9, France. The USA is very close on the 8th place.

Australia U23 selection (in random order this time) :

Fergus Finley (22) calder13
Wilt Burton (22) PipiolosTeam
Garret Whisman (22) PipiolosTeam
Owen Farmer (22) asier05
Lenny Battle (22) Shopitos_Cycling
Hank Thomas (22) FranšaiseDesJeux
Alex Levin (21) RaboRuben
Baron Morrison (20) EufemianoFutentesTeam_EFT
Kendall Madsen (22) PipiolosTeam

Tactics are already made, but still in progress at the moment.
For now just 8 cyclists because I could overlook someone.
But ofcourse in 40 minutes there will be a complete selection at the start.

edit ; The selection is complete, at the last moment another great climb-hills-specialist is selected, Kendall Madsen.
He and Wilt Burton (but also Australia u23) were very unlucky this season that there wasnt a climb-hills-race. They both would be awesome in such a race. So they will get some extra experience in this race.



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Re: Australia: U23 Season 32
« Reply #40 on: June 11, 2017, 07:56:31 pm »
good luck Vos 8)

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Re: Australia: U23 Season 32
« Reply #41 on: June 11, 2017, 08:05:32 pm »
good luck Vos 8)

Thanks, nothing much to win it seems, and a bit everything at the last moment due to the nice weather  8)
You too good luck with Belgium in the weird U21 time trial !

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Re: Australia: U23 Season 32
« Reply #42 on: June 11, 2017, 09:25:27 pm »
Well, good I selected Madsen at the last moment, because to my surprise sprint didnt count a lot in this race.
But I had lots of different cyclists in this race, just to be sure if I misjudged this race,
and that was the case because Burton ( 4th ! ) and Madsen ( 12th ) did way better then I expected  8)

Australia u23 one place up because of the great performance by the cyclists of PipiolosTeam:)
Many thanks to the manager of that team, because he gave me some insight before this race by pm. And because of his last-minute info I changed the tactics a lot.

Top 10 Ranking by Countries :



Congratulations to the world champion Danmark  8)
But also congratz to the Netherlands and Belgium, they had a great season too.
And I m very satisfied with this result of Australia U23 ; not a very good generation, also the calender was not in our advantage.




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Re: Australia: U23 Season 32
« Reply #43 on: June 11, 2017, 10:00:11 pm »
Nice results this season, Vos. Well done.  :)

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Re: Australia: U23 Season 32
« Reply #44 on: June 11, 2017, 11:53:47 pm »
thanks  :)