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Re: Netherlands NT Season 39
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2018, 10:38:51 pm »

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Re: Netherlands NT Season 39
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2018, 10:46:41 pm »
Very sad news  :-X
A bit of sad coincidence these posts about him in this topic, because this very sad news is just an hour known overhere and also shokking that he was just 43yo old.  :(
edit ; RIP
« Last Edit: August 24, 2018, 10:48:38 pm by Vos »

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Re: Netherlands NT Season 39
« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2018, 10:56:49 pm »
DEP  :'(

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Re: Netherlands NT Season 39
« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2018, 01:08:35 am »
Tragic news indeed, and you really wonder if coincidence exists...

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Re: Netherlands NT Season 39
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2018, 10:04:14 am »
Tension is rising within the Dutch Cycling Union as they wonder whether Combuijs is the right man on the right place. Predicting Sagan to win the second stage of the Vuelta showed how out of touch he is on modern cycling. Valverde would have been a far better choice, they feel.

And the Memorial Ricardo Otxoa, the latest national race, showed his incompetence even more. No riders within the first 20, all tactics gone wrong. A real shame for such an outstanding cycling nation:

1    Douwe Blom      32   0: 00"   300      CaptainOrange
2    Alex Prisholt      32   0: 00"   250      Caracoles
3    Fedir Umerov      34   0: 00"   225      loshombresdelmazo
4    Imre Leonhardt      29   0: 00"   200      DD17EliteCT
5    Roberto Resende      32   0: 00"   180      CaptainOrange
6    Giovanni Herrera      28   0: 00"   160      RaboRuben
7    Alessandro Mazzola      29   0: 00"   150      mortovia_cycling
8    Simone Moreni      31   0: 00"   140      loshombresdelmazo
9    Franco Cappanari      25   0: 19"   130      Aurora_Australis
10    Cristiano Ferrari      31   0: 19"   120      cabrencs
11    Angelo Fiore      26   0: 19"   110      ColoTeam
12    Toralf Solås      33   0: 19"   100      TheHushovds2
13    Maximiano Igreja      33   0: 19"   90      Escayo
14    Herculano Moutinho      31   0: 19"   80      Lanihuli_cycling
15    Priit Prükkel      33   0: 19"   70      pipigusa
16    Nichlas Lundorf      29   0: 19"   60      TeamTimidus
17    Gustav F.Thomsen      30   0: 19"   40      ihebproteam
18    Charles Barthez      35   0: 19"   30      Starlords
19    Callum Blair      30   0: 19"   20      beerkes
20    Siim Väli      33   0: 19"   10      terminatorvictor

In a moment of disgust manager The_Fucking_Masters has even put leader Alphons ten Hoeve (45th in the race) on the transferlist. Of course he is master of another trade than cycling, but still...

In a measure of despair the Dutch Union now have announced that in the next race tactics will be decided by a board of intelligible ex-riders. For next season an Italian manager will be considered as he had 5 riders in the top 20 last stage, taking places 7 to 11. Now that is what you would call a blocking strategy!

In his defence manager Combuijs has declared that although Peter Sagan was nowhere to been in stage 2, he finished 3rd in stage 3, so he was not far off. And sprinting races are always a gamble he explained, rather weakly.

General classification after 3 races:

1. Italy 1300
2. Belgium 960
3. Danmark 685
...
14. United Kingdom 150
...
16. Hungary 140

Apparently we are somewhere on this list as well...

Edit: The current national coach can't even copy the race result correctly it seems... What's next? Confusing characters on the keyboard? Qgi jbiqa?
« Last Edit: August 28, 2018, 11:18:07 am by combuijs »

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Re: Netherlands NT Season 39
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2018, 07:47:31 pm »
Very entertaining posts combuijs
Sorry to hear of the bad luck in regards to scoring points.

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Re: Netherlands NT Season 39
« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2018, 12:04:21 pm »
This weekend we are going to play billiards in France as I have never seen such a flat green stage as this one:



Oh, wait, it's this one:



90 kms flat out. Heaven for time trialists. But why is it called the Grand Prix of Nations? It is as individual a race as you will ever find!

The real GP des Nations was held until 2005, it lost its standing as the unofficial time-trial world championship after the introduction of a time-trial race at the World Championships and the Olympics. Part of the name is re-introduced in the event we know as Fete de Chrono, nowadays called Chrono des Nations, held in Les Herbiers, this year on 15th October.

The last time the Grand Prix des Nations was 90 km (almost, it was 89) was in 1990 when Thomas Wegmüller won, before Erik Breukink and Toni Rominger. The race was held then in Cannes.



Who are going to play billiards then:

Kurt Jans   31   Tovelo
Ernest De Jong   33   theloser
Dirk VanGogh   34   ItaliaCycling
Constantijn Kluivert   30   kamikazepiloten
Andre De Haan   35   RaboRuben
Diederik Bervoets   28   Kilometervreters
Jakob Gunnewijk   31   VILLESVENSKAS
Dries Boverhof   27   Argonautjes   
Rogier Lievens   24   Absyntt

Luckily, the national coach can leave tactics to the Cycle Union Technial Comittee, so nothing can go wrong. The committee got little attention though as all riders were far more interested in the international cyclist cartoon drawing competition...

A prediction for sunday then? Wilco Kelderman will win on La Covatilla!

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Re: Netherlands NT Season 39
« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2018, 01:25:00 pm »

"I like your preview a lot, handsome Combuijs:-*
"But too bad for the Netherlands, I'm a pretty billiart woman and all pretty women will support Mutombo from Switzerland:P  :)
"Good luck anyway !"

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Re: Netherlands NT Season 39
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2018, 09:41:11 pm »
So you're a female Vos?  :P

Anyway combuijs, My Franco Cappanari says that you guys attempted to bribe the race script last race, only it had a language interpretation error, and then the Italians did it better.

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Re: Netherlands NT Season 39
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2018, 10:17:05 pm »
So you're a female Vos?  :P
LOL, I m not the pretty woman in the picture, AA  ;) :-*

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Re: Netherlands NT Season 39
« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2018, 10:23:47 pm »
I know Vos, we found the pic of you.  Of course, it would also describe how the Dutch have gone so far this season.


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Re: Netherlands NT Season 39
« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2018, 10:44:58 pm »
hahahaha, the pole is a great detail and now I look even better in a picture.  :))
Thanks AA, as reward we go on a romantic date in a steakhouse with one price for unlimited steaks eating.  ;)  :-* :-* :-*

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Re: Netherlands NT Season 39
« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2018, 12:34:07 am »
Ok, but you're paying.

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Re: Netherlands NT Season 39
« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2018, 12:06:50 pm »
Right, no win by Wilco Kelderman on La Covatilla, but he did do very well didn't he? Was very impressed by the climb through Candelario:



Lovely images!

But of course there are more important things than a random tour in a random EU country. For example we have the ... eh... international cyclist drawing cartoon competition. The winner made a very nice picture of Swiss rider Diren Mutombo:



Unfortunately we could not find out who made this picture, because no one volunteered when the price was revealed: a romantic date in a steakhouse with Vos.

As a side-event there was also a time trial, but who is interested in time trials these days?:

1    Diren Mutombo      32   0: 00"   300      SP0RTLIFE
2    Brian Fevola      30   0: 09"   250      Team_Boogie_Woogie
3    Juan Cruz Higueras      34   0: 19"   225      Zaidin_BTK
4    Kurt Jans      31   0: 21"   200      Tovelo
5    Cécilien Poulain      33   0: 27"   180      ItaliaCycling
6    Jens-Christian Bundgaard      30   0: 28"   160      Team_Boogie_Woogie
7    Marius Bardot      34   0: 29"   150      Averatalm
8    Adil Vandevelde      30   0: 30"   140      Team_Boogie_Woogie
9    Emil Maury      33   0: 30"   130      Sub18
10    Francisco Hernandez      29   0: 31"   120      pupilos_de_Jan_Ullrich
11    Marc De Man      34   0: 35"   110      Zaidin_BTK
12    Jean Marc Colin      33   0: 35"   100      GiordanoBici
13    Bent Erfurth      30   0: 35"   90      Caracoles
14    Mario Gomez      31   0: 37"   80      milow
15    Sven Demeulemeester      30   0: 37"   70      NagyCsapat
16    Mikael Riis-Olsen      33   0: 37"   60      TeamTimidus
17    Gregorio Cadenas      33   0: 37"   40      Salpeters
18    Helmut Rosseels      30   0: 39"   30      ChronoTony
19    Constantijn Kluivert      30   0: 39"   20      kamikazepiloten
20    Dirk VanGogh      34   0: 40"   10      ItaliaCycling

Tactics were not that bad, one could say. No win by Kurt Jans, but he did do very well didn't he? The Italians this time did not manage to bribe the motorists riding before the riders, because they were outbid by the Belgians, who managed to get 6 (motorbike) riders in the top 20. Apparently they are no strangers to bribing...

As a result Belgium is up front in the general standings. Will they have enough money to stay there?

1. Belgium 1540
2. Italy 1300
3. Denmark 995
...
12. France 450
13. The Netherlands 380
14. Columbia 280

And so the Dutch have started in this competition now as well. If they gain two places every race they will have a great season...


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Re: Netherlands NT Season 39
« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2018, 02:21:59 pm »
Hahahaha, very funny commentery.  :)
About that price ; everyone was afraid of Aurora_Australis because he is a bit of jealous person.  ;)  :P
And AA really liked the date, in fact, he wants a second one where he is paying^^
I will bring my pole again, so I will look pretty for him.^^

Where is your always wrong prediction ? Oh, this is not the preview, I m looking forward to it, perhaps one day it will come true ( or not  ;D ).