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Australia: U21 Season 36
« on: January 13, 2018, 03:37:07 pm »


A new season starts !  8)

It seems this is a very good generation.
But I'm not 100% sure about this because it is difficult to estimate this with the youngest cyclists, the competition could be even better.
A good race schedule/calendar for TT toptalent David Edgar, because besides the normal TT race there is also a prologue.
But too bad there is just one mountain race this season, Australia u21 has some very good climbers.

Tomorrow morning the selection and preview of race 1, a climb-sprint race in Italy.

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« Last Edit: January 13, 2018, 04:13:02 pm by Vos »

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 36
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2018, 04:54:42 pm »
STAGE 1 : MOUNTAIN-SPRINT

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Today the first race of the season, and it will be cold and very windy, so difficult circumstances.
I don't know what to expect, it seems to me Australia u21 is not good in this race, hopefully I'm wrong.

Team captain Odom is not a specialist in this race, and I selected a mix of flat climbers and flat sprinters to support him.
Perhaps Friess and B.Judd can become future specialists in such a race, but for now their GV is not so good yet.
They will get a free role in case my estimated percentages are completely wrong. Maybe one or two sprinters will get a free role also.

No real xp cyclists are selected, but it could be that the whole selection is riding just for experience in this race.  :))
And there is a little mistake in the lists : the number 3 on sprint, Vince Judd, is 19yo instead of 20yo.

Australia u21 selection ( in blue the xp ) :

Oliver Odom (20) UniversidadSalamanca   1
Angus Mikkelson (20) WinterIsComing   5   8)
Bob Judd (20) marijntjesteam   2
Jake Friess (20) Sacido   5   8)
Kenneth Hunter (20) WinterIsComing   5   8)
Gerard Ford (20) WinterIsComing  4
Vince Judd (19) TurronesIsBack   0
Abraham Coburn (20) Sacido   4
Richard King (20) Sacido   3

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 36
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2018, 08:50:35 pm »
Clearly this was not a race for sprinters. But no problem , they could use the xp.
Happy with the results  :) , despite the fact that the tactics could have been better, but that was to expect in this very windy race :
Team captain Odom finished as 10th.
And free role rider B.Judd should have been the team captain, because he surprised me with his very low flat and finished as 8th.
Only Hungary and Denmark scored more points in this race ; so it is an unexpected good start of Australia u21 this season.  8)


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Re: Australia: U21 Season 36
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2018, 08:22:45 am »
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Re: Australia: U21 Season 36
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2018, 10:49:57 am »
STAGE 2 : LUXEMBOURG

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Schifflange, Luxembourg,
This hills race was once a stage of the Tour de Luxembourg.
In 2017 VanAvermaet won that tour, including the final stage (see picture).

Australia u21 does not have a young VanAvermaet ; in fact there are no young hills-flat-specialists in Australia.
For that matter it is (also) a bad racing schedule this season, because we have good hills-specialists but they don't have flat.
They are selected anyway, but the team captain will be a hills sprinter for lack of better.
And that is Mikkelson, hopefully he can score some points despite he is not really suited for this race. And he likes the little bit of wind.

Edit ; The selection is complete. The final 2 cyclists, Ford and Davidson, are selected and will be extra helpers.
Just one real xp cyclist is selected.

Angus Mikkelson (20) WinterIsComing   6
Keith Owens (20) WYGRAM_to   0
Bruce Woods (20) WYGRAM_to   0
Henry Battle (19) FinOCyclinGTeaM  0
Christian Madsen (20) BetisCFF  8
Markus Warrenburg (20) BetisCFF  5
Gerard Ford (20) WinterIsComing  6
Leroy Davidson (20) EskorbutoTeam  8
David Edgar (19) Drollevangers   12   8)
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Re: Australia: U21 Season 36
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2018, 11:39:59 am »
Perhaps Gerard Ford could be of any help in the first sections.  :)

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 36
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2018, 11:54:10 am »
Perhaps Gerard Ford could be of any help in the first sections.  :)
Yes, he was already my first choice, but I did not study the race yet in order to see who can be the best (extra) helper(s). Tactics are not made yet, and I do not want to select someone I was not 100% sure about. And I have some time left before the race starts^^
And of course  thanks for the advice, for sure that is appreciated  :)

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 36
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2018, 08:20:19 pm »
I had to try very risky tactics with all cyclists in order to get some points, and that did not work out for the team captain.
Doubtfull if he would score points with better tactics, in hinsight.
And the 4 best hills specialist rode in a free role, and one of them could score points, he finished as 16th. (his flat skill was 2^^)

Down to place 8 in the ranking by countries.
But next week a better suited race for Australia u21 ; a climbing race to and on the notorious Alto de El Angliru.

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 36
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2018, 08:42:16 am »
Hi guys, I've promoted my first 19yo of the season... LOL

Isaac Carey   Age : 19   Wage : 845
Stamina : 55   Sprint : 24   Climbing : 68
Flat : 52
   Cobblestone : 20   Technique : 5
Downhill : 49   Hills : 30   Aggressiveness : 69
Time Trial : 67   Teamwork : 1   Experience : 0

I think that could be usable but I can't train him... anyone interested? PM please, I don't enter often to the forum

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 36
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2018, 08:11:51 am »
45 cyclists ; including 11x 19yo's, on Friday (after the draft) I will make the u20 lists.


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Re: Australia: U21 Season 36
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2018, 05:16:35 am »
STAGE 3 : KING OF THE MOUNTAINS

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Today the extreme difficult mountain climb towards and on the notorious Alto de l'Angliru.
This mountain is very well-known in cycling.
For example it was stage 20 in the Vuelta of 2017 that Contador won, just before he ended his career.

Australia u21 has some good climbers and Richard King will be the team captain.
The very good 19yo climbhills talent Nick Owens will make his debute and he is the 4th cyclist of Sacido in this selection.
Now he can ride with his less experienced (!) older brother Nate Owens who rides in another youth climbers team, FlandriaFussion.

Australia u21 selection (in blue the xp) :

Richard King (20) Sacido   4
Henry Aldrin (20) FlandriaFussion   2
Abraham Coburn (20) Sacido  5
Sam Sand (20) RickyCoach   0  ( inactive team )
Nate Owens (20) FlandriaFussion  0   
Elgin Paxton (20) Sacido   4
Nick Owens (19) Sacido   1
Bob Judd (20) marijntjesteam   3
David Edgar (20) Drollevangers   13  8)

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 36
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2018, 09:32:08 am »

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 36
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2018, 08:21:06 pm »
2nd! Nice result Vos! 👍

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 36
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2018, 08:38:18 pm »
Thanks Telamon   :)

Tactics were good, but in S4 King and his helper Coburn were far behind despite they used a lot of energy, 33 seconds, a big gap to my surprise. Probably caused because the competition was way better than I thought.
But the last climb on the Alto de l'Angliru was desicive in this race and a very good result of King ; 2nd8)
Aldrin in a free role scored also a few points and finished as 17th.

Australia u21 scored a good amount of points, only Germany and the USA scored better.
In the ranking by countries up 5 places and now on the 3rd place.  :)
At the moment 150 points behind the number 1, France. But a lot of countries are very close in points.
For example Russia, the number 10, has just 165 points less than Australia.
So very exciting this season and next week a sprint race in Madrid.
Then we are going to hunt for some points^^ ( train your sprinters well this week, WiC  ;) )

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Re: Australia: U21 Season 36
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2018, 08:23:08 am »
After this draft it is a good time to post the u20 lists ( 23x 19yo's )
The u21 lists will be posted on Saturday, as usual.