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Australia: U21 Season 35
« on: November 04, 2017, 10:17:48 am »


Later today (or tomorrow) the selection and preview of race 1. Perhaps also a season preview.
For now ; already the u21 lists ( 52 cyclists ).


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Re: Australia: U21 Season 35
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 05:28:00 pm »
SEASON PREVIEW :

Not easy to estimate how good the u21 is compared to the competition. But I think this generation is not good.
A podiumplace is out of the question. Probably top 10 is a more realistic goal.
On the brightside ; now I can select a lot of xp cyclists.

This season the racing scedule is entirely in Europe :
We start in the Austrian Alps,
then we go to Belgium, Italy, Hungary, Spain, France, the Netherlands, again Belgium, again France and the final stage is in again Italy.


STAGE 1 : TIROL

37ºC

Kufstein, Austria,
No high expectations for this race.
The team captain has just 3 not so good helpers and I think the competition is way better as the team captain, hopefully I m wrong.

The numbers 3 and 4 on the climbing- and climbing-flat lists are not selected. One is a free cyclist and one is in a team of an inactive manager, and both are not good enough to enter the game again. I rather give other cyclists experience then to select these two.
Too bad for the team captain, he could use every help he can to score some points, I estimate.
Luckely it is extreme hot, then Janson is at his best.

Australia u21 selection ( in blue the xp ) :

Des Janson (20) Goats   10   8)
Brent Stallone (20) Grifos   0
Neville Mayne (20) Haters   4
Abraham Coburn (19) SP0RTLIFE   0
- - - - - - - - - -
David Edgar (19) Argonautjes   0
Graham Williams (20) Drollevangers   9
Duke Goodman (20) Oldmen   4
Kobe Carey (20) Drollevangers   4
Frank Lust (20) Pharaway   9

# The two 19yo's are for sale ( for just 1,- ) and they both have a future in Australian cycling.
Especially David Edgar, it would not surprise me if he wins the u21 NT time trial next season.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2017, 05:31:13 pm by Vos »

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 35
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2017, 07:00:58 pm »
Nice preview! Good luck this season, Vos.  :)

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 35
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2017, 07:04:20 pm »
Thanks  :) You good luck too with Australia u23 !
And also good luck in recruting Australian toptalents, I desperatly need them at the u21  ;)

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 35
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2017, 09:34:24 pm »
A to me very surprising good result ; Janson finishes as 6th  8)
He really is not that good in this stage, and as expected he had to do it on his own in S3, S4 and S5 because his helpers weren't good enough.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2017, 12:47:05 am by Vos »

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 35
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2017, 07:33:14 am »
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Re: Australia: U21 Season 35
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2017, 05:21:50 pm »
STAGE 2 : BRABANTSE PIJL

12ºC

Leuven, Belgium,
This year Colbrelli (see picture) won the Brabantse Pijl and the best Australian was Matthews on the 11th place.
In the u21 NT stage of this evening I don't think the Australian team captain is good enough to match that result of Matthews, because it seems this generation is not good in the hills. Therefore a lot of semi-xp- and xp-cyclists are selected and in fact team captain Ashley has just one not so good helper.
But in the first race I thought also the team captain was not so good and he finished 6th, far above my expectations so hopefully I m wrong again and  there will be a good amount of points in this stage also.

In my point of view this is just a stage to gain experience, and of course there are more young Aussies who deserve to get a xp spot. But no worries, in almost every stage this season there will be a lot of xp spots. For example in the next race, most likely there a lot of good 19yo climbers will make their debute in Australia u21.

Australia u21 selection ( in blue the xp ) :

Ali Ashley (20) Stumpers63   6
Derek Clickett (20) piugastope   0
- - - - - - - - - -
Allan Baxter (20) AstaNunca   5
Neville Mayne (20) Haters   4
Markus Warrenburg (19) BetisCFF   0
Angus Mikkelson (19) WinterIsComing   1
David Edgar (19) Drollevangers   1
Graham Williams (20) Drollevangers   10  8)
Abraham Coburn (19) Sacido   1

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 35
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2017, 08:11:50 pm »
WOW, again I misjudged the quality of the team captain completely :
Ashley finishes (in a imo very good tactic of him and his helper) as 2nd8)

In the ranking by countries up two places and now 5th.

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 35
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2017, 03:06:14 am »
Now... King and Coburn are not alone for next season High Mountain stages  8)

Henry Aldrin, 19

Resistencia   58   Sprint   8
Montaña   64   LLano   17
Pavés   27   Tecnica   2
Descenso   69   Colinas   22
Agresividad   35   Crono   59
TraEqui   71   Experiencia   0

Really cheap, only 10.000€

I'll make the most of him.  :P
« Last Edit: November 14, 2017, 03:16:47 am by FlandriaFussion »

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 35
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2017, 09:25:56 am »
yep, really cheap and well done  8)
Prepare your Henry Aldrin for a very cold and windy climb-stage next sunday.
Most likely I will select at least the 3 best 19yo climbers.
Good experience for them, although the 2nd climb is too hard for those young Aussies :

That is the notorious Passo di Gavia (elevation 2,618 meters)
- 16.7 km - 7.9% average gradient with a maximum of 16%. 1,322 meters of elevation gain.

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 35
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2017, 02:43:46 am »
Already prepared!!

He's so excited he will face up some teammates there, like Otte, Swinson and maybe some more =P

Also he said to me this morning he will show much more better performances on international stages than the former aussie Flandria climber the mustachioed Nate Fevola.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2017, 03:48:11 am by FlandriaFussion »

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 35
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