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Re: Australia: U21 Season 34
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2017, 10:26:46 pm »
STAGE 2 : ACROPOLIS

25ēC

Athens,
Today a long distance hills race in Greece.
The team captain is without a doubt Colin Green, by far the best hills specialist of this Australian generation.
So he does not have really good helpers, that is a pitty. The number 2 on the u21 hills list (Miller) has an extreme low stamina, so most likely he will be not good enough to help his team captain in S4, but he is gonna try that anyway in a for him very risky helpers-tactic. No guts, no glory^^
The other just 2 helpers (Foster and Winger) have to do their job in the first sections.
The number 4 on the u21 hills list is not selected, zero xp and an inactive manager.

Because of the lack of good hills specialists in this u21 generation, lots of space to select xp-cyclists.
Semi-xp-cyclist is climbhills-specialist Jones, probably the team captain in race 9.
Xp-cyclists are the 3 team captains of the upcoming 3 races (Alpin, Neville and Lee) ; they all have good xp and/or their manager let these great Australian talents ride a lot this season. So let s reward that.
Also selected as xp cyclist the very good 19yo TT specialist that was drafted this week, his manager is Telamon and he always let his Australian talents ride a lot in his team. And that is important to become a xp cyclist, and of course this very good 19yo can use the xp so he will be a little bit better as his future competition.

Australia U21 selection ( in blue the xp ) =

Colin Green (20) TeaMetal   8
Aaron Miller (20) bronx   3
Denis Foster (20) gracciano   8
Pete Winger (20) CerrazoB   2
Stephen Jones (20) TeamNextGeneration   5
Darvin Alpin (20) Guapis   10  8)
Clive Lee (20) TrailRunners   7
Carl Neville (20) Pharaway   5
Graham Williams (19) Argonautjes   0

Hmmmm, tactics were made in the hope Colin Green could be one of the best hills specialists of his generation. Apparently the competition is fierce and S2 and S3 proved he is not one of the best. If so, this would be a winning tactic, in my opinion. So no regrets and perhaps this result is very good, I don't know.

S1 ; good start, the team captain and all of his helpers in the front group of just 32 cyclists.
Green on 0:00"

S2 ; ups, teamcaptain Green appears not as good as I hoped, he dropped out of the leading group together with 2 of his helpers including his best helper Miller. Winger and semi-helper Jones were wondering where their team captain was, because they both were in the front group of just 14 cyclists.
Green on 0:09"

S3 ; semi-helper Jones decided to take it easy and wait for his teamcaptain. And Foster made a jump to the faster group but Green could not follow him and stayed in his group, what was now the 3rd group because there was a break away of 4 cyclists at the front.
Green on 0:18"

S4 ; the 2 helpers who were in the second group and ahead of the teamcaptain, could not help. Because Miller decided it was his time to show the other Aussies how to help his teamcaptain correctly. And he did, in a very good pace he and his teamcaptain overtook the 2 helpers who were ahead of their team captain in S3. Green and Miller now on the 15th and 16th position in the race.
Race situation : 1 cyclist solo at the lead, 2 in pursuit on 0:02", also 2 in pursuit on 0:07", 1 group of 9 cyclists on 0:11" and behind that Green and his main helper in a little group of 4 cyclists.
Green on 0:21"

S5 ; thanks to an excellent job of main helper Miller, was teamcaptain Green the only cyclist who got his important final bonus. No other nation got that bonus, besides the Russians who were in S4 in a group behind Green and Miller. And that Russian team captain must have a way better GV as Green because he overtook him by 2 seconds and finished 1 place better.
Green made a full energie jump and finished on the 8th place, 0:16" behind the winner.

So, just like the previous u21 NT sprint race, again an 8th place.
Australia up two places in the ranking by countries and now 8th.
Next week a mountain stage in France, hopefully there more points.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2017, 10:36:00 pm by Vos »

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 34
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2017, 06:01:27 am »
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Including 21x 19yo, I will make an u20 list on Friday, that is right after this draft period ends.

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 34
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2017, 07:15:30 am »
STAGE 3 : GIANTS OF THE ALPS



French alps 29ēC,
Today a difficult challenge for the young Aussies as you can see in the pictures. The team captain has an applicable name for this race, so hopefully that gives him extra motivation to get a good result.
Darvin Alpin will have a lot of helpers but in the final climb ( 2nd picture = Alpe d'Huez ! ) he has to do it mainly on his own, is my prediction.

Just one semi-xp cyclist selected, and that is Nathan Horwill. His descent/downhill is way too low for this race. But he has good skills on climb, hills and sprint, so probably he will be a good tour cyclist. And besides that, his manager lets him ride a lot in his team, already 24 races this season. He is the most experienced u21 cyclist of Australia. So for sure worth a semi-xp selection as a reward to his manager.

Australia u21 selection ( in blue the xp ) =

Darvin Alpin (20) Guapis   10
Christian Pinkney (20) TeamNextGeneration   7
Isaiah Pocock (20) Guapis   9
Tim Laybutt (20) cillaro   4
Dennis Frances (20) cillaro   2
Stephen Jones (20) TeamNextGeneration   6
Charlie Horwill (20) francteam   1
Oscar Ray (20) TeamNextGeneration  4
Nathan Horwill (20) Fumeteam   12   8)

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 34
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2017, 10:44:38 pm »
Result : A very good 4th place of Darvin Alpin  8)
Helper Pinkney almost in the points (21st) and helper Pocock scored 20 points extra with the 19th place.

Australia u21 up one place in the ranking by countries ; now on the 7th place.
Next week a sprint stage in Spain.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2017, 09:36:31 pm by Vos »

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 34
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2017, 09:08:54 pm »
could have been Superman....


Gus Laybutt   Age : 19   Wage : 589
Stamina : 16   Sprint : 7   Climbing : 67
Flat : 69   Cobblestone : 11   Technique : 31
Downhill : 21   Hills : 60   Aggressiveness : 28
Time Trial : 69   Teamwork : 4   Experience : 0

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 34
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2017, 06:48:03 am »
U21 LISTS ( 91 cyclists )



U20 LISTS ( 36 cyclists )


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Re: Australia: U21 Season 34
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2017, 09:48:36 am »
STAGE 4 : SPRINT IN SPAIN

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Alcázar de San Juan,
Back in 2005 this Vuelta stage in central Spain was won by Thor Hushovd (in the picture). But a better inspiration for the young Aussies is that Australian cyclist Bradley McGee was the GC leader in that stage. In 2005 he wore the leader's golden jersey for four days in the Vuelta a Espaņa. He was the first Australian to lead the Tour of Spain, and the first to wear the leader's jersey of all three Grand Tours.

Today the team captain is again Carl Neville, he was 8th in race 1, also a sprint stage.
Now the track is more flat and hopefully this time a better tactic.
Although the sprint stages are always a little bit of a gamble how much energy to use, and in my opinion it is : no guts, no glory  :)

Carl Neville does not have a lot of good helpers. His best helper is his team mate of Pharaway, Derek Gill.
Also hills-sprinter Darvin Bush (nr3 on the Australian flat sprint list) can do a good job as helper.
The others have to help as good as they can. The number 4 on the sprint list is also selected despite the fact his manager is in-active. But possibly more chance for the team captain to get a good result, because 3 helpers are better than just 2.

The other 5 cyclists are xp-cyclists / semi-xp-cyclists :
# Mike Oar, the best 19yo sprinter.
# Ian Neville, brother of team captain Carl Neville who is hopefully extra motivated by this selection. I don't know what to make of Ian Neville, perhaps he will be a good Eneco GC cyclist. For this race he is not good enough because of his low flat, but this talent has potential imo. This debute of Ian is a reward to his manager who lets his Australian talents ride a lot and trains them very good.
# Sam Cann, the nr3 on the u20 sprint list is by far the most experienced 19yo. This season he raced almost everything in his team with 32 races, so for sure worth a debute in the Australian NT's for Sam Cann and as a reward to his manager.
# Clive Lee, the best u21 time trialist, next week a TT stage.
# Graham Williams, the best 19yo time trialist.

Australia u21 selection ( in blue the xp ) :

Carl Neville (20) Pharaway   8
Derek Gill (20) Pharaway   5
Darvin Bush (20) Aurora_Australis   6 
Shaun Garlick (20) SheepKimkum   0
Mike Oar (19) Oldmen   3
Ian Neville (20) Pharaway   9   8)
Sam Cann (19) Shopitos_Cycling   5   8)
Clive Lee (20) TrailRunners   9   8)
Graham Williams (19) Argonautjes   2

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 34
« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2017, 08:21:37 pm »
Great win with Neville!!  :D

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 34
« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2017, 08:28:21 pm »
Great!!1! Well done!

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 34
« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2017, 09:35:18 pm »
Thanks, and indeed a great victory of Carl Neville  8)

Australia u21 up 4 places from the 7th to the 3rd place in the ranking by countries.
Next week the long distance TT in France, GP des Nations. Hopefully there also lots of points.

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 34
« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2017, 09:34:40 am »
This is why Australia is a good CFF nation for people to send their international scouts too.  I've got two sprinters a smidgen better than Carl, but good NT management sees Carl beating them.  And if Nemesio Cobo had been Australian, he'd probably be favourite to take out the u21 NT title right about now.

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 34
« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2017, 10:29:31 am »
no guts, no glory  :)
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and thanks for your nice comment, AA.

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 34
« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2017, 02:25:56 pm »
Congrats on the win with Neville!

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 34
« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2017, 10:21:32 pm »
Congrats on the win with Neville!
Thanks  :)  You also congrats with the victory, it is your win too because you train him very good, well done and thanks for that !  8)
And also the best helper was of your team.

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 34
« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2017, 08:46:21 am »
u21 : 99 cyclists