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Re: Netherlands NT Season 39
« Reply #45 on: October 05, 2018, 01:35:33 pm »
This weekend we are in the most beautiful part of Hungary: the Bükk mountains.



We will have a mountain time trial there:



It's shorter than the very well known Alpe d'Huez climb and there is a downhill part as well. We start in Bükkszentlászló and we will finish in Bükkszentkereszt.

The first mouthful just means Saint Laszlo in Bükk. The saint in question is the former Hungarian king Ladislaus I (slavic Vladislav).



The second mouthful is less simple: it is something like the Holy Cross in Bükk.



The race has just been held this year on the 30th of september. Winner was Gabor Fejes followed by 4 other Hungarians. So I guess the Hungarians will be slightly favourite this time. They can use the points as they are in 18th and last place this season. The climb will take about 13 minutes.

All nations have been preparing intensively for this race as every team did explore the road by car. For footage of this see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htBijXAfb3k.

Who will be exploring the road by bike?:

Frank Helder   32   CobbleCrushers
Rutger Spaaij   32   Starlords   
Iwan Megens   30   Euskapiero   
Joop Lampen   32   AJFactoryCycling   
Sander Kuijt   28   TrabancoTeam   
Arnold Verhoeven   33   TeamSolex   
Luuk Zuiderhoek   27   Noldor   
Marco Kuijpers   33   Igualada_Cycling_Team   
Bernhard Schoots   26   MATRIXTEAMITA   

Due to recent developments announced by the UCI we will not have some young riders in the team this time. As an interesting side note Iwan Megens rode in the Combuijs development team until his 19th birthday.

A prediction for sunday then?: Max Verstappen will win the GP of Japan!


All nations have been preparing intensively for this race as every team did explore the road by car. For footage of this see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htBijXAfb3k.
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Good luck Combuijs !

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Re: Netherlands NT Season 39
« Reply #46 on: October 09, 2018, 03:51:30 pm »
Not a bad prediction for Japan, Verstappen finishes 3rd in the race. You really wonder what he would do cycling up to Bükkszentkereszt.

We don't have to wonder how the real boys did it:

1    Charles Garlick      31   0: 00"   300      Kalarratas
2    Harry Harris      30   0: 08"   250      meloneros
3    Nick Middleton      29   0: 12"   225      gandarias
4    Bob Kelly      27   0: 17"   200      TeamRolf
5    Mikael Ballegaard      30   0: 20"   180      Capernaum
6    Kirk Fevola      28   0: 21"   160      Bartali_ProCyclingTeam
7    Frank Helder      32   0: 22"   150      CobbleCrushers
8    Jorne De Moor      32   0: 22"   140      ItaliaCycling
9    Merv Vaughn      29   0: 23"   130      meloneros
10    Nick Jordan      34   0: 25"   120      Sinideas
11    Vyacheslav Globan      27   0: 26"   110      CyclingRuddervoorde
12    Devin Martin      27   0: 26"   100      TeamRolf
13    Nick Hines      28   0: 27"   90      CC_MANICOMICOS
14    Nicola Loba      29   0: 28"   80      MiaowofRacing
15    Rutger Spaaij      32   0: 29"   70      Starlords
16    Domingo Jose Alcazar      31   0: 30"   60      Canes
17    Yvan Zulle      27   0: 30"   40      Leones_Del_Sur
18    Luis Vaquero      34   0: 30"   30      TeamSkyCat
19    Donato Ortiz      28   0: 32"   20      Reekse_Verkuhss
20    Hector Cruz      26   0: 33"   10      Biciclistas
23    Joop Lampen      32   0: 34"   0      AJFactoryCycling
25    Iwan Megens      30   0: 34"   0      Euskapiero
26    Arnold Verhoeven      33   0: 36"   0      TeamSolex


First of all pleased with this result, another 220 points added to the total. Second, pleased with the order our riders did finish, that was more or less what I had in mind. It means I did a good estimate of the race itself. Third, disappointed with the place just outside the top 20, it could have been more points. Fourth, no Hungarians score points, how different from real life...

It means unfortunately that we are behind schedule, we should be 3rd by now and not 4th. On the bright side: we are still in front of Australia...

1. Belgium 2270
2. USA 2010
3. Denmark 1915
4. The Netherlands 1770
5. Italy 1675
6. Australia 1540

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Re: Netherlands NT Season 39
« Reply #47 on: October 13, 2018, 05:02:17 pm »
For the last race of the national season we will be back in Basque Country where we will visit San Sebestián, also known as Donostia.



Apparently the race is called GP San Sebastián, and this is a lighter and older version of the well known Clasica San Sebastián. The difference between this two races is made clear in this picture:



San Sebastián is on a beautiful location on the Basque coast:



This sunday we will have different weather than usual in Basque Country, cold and for once dry. The only familiar element will be the wind.

Who are going to make the difference for the Netherlands?

Josef Steegmans   33   RealityCyclists
Govert Vianen   28   Kelme4ever
Merijn VanAgt   32   CaptainOrange
August Engels   31   Xegalaki100
Tim Havik   34   AVP
Arjan VanHulten   31   ChronoTony
Dick Heemskerk   29   Reekse_Verkuhss
Hein Stolwijk   29   Tink0f
Bauke Rozenberg   33   DreamTeamYvonne2

With only 500 points between Belgium and the Netherlands it will be very easy to win the nations cup: just finish with all 10 riders in the top 10...

A prediction for sunday then? Russia vs Turkey will finish 0-0 because both countries are not used to any opposition...

« Last Edit: October 13, 2018, 05:08:01 pm by combuijs »

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Re: Netherlands NT Season 39
« Reply #48 on: October 16, 2018, 12:32:11 pm »
Right, sunday's prediction was half correct as Turkey indeed scored no goals. Unfortunately Russia did not cooperate and shot two. Goals, not opponents.

As for the nations race, the results were half pleasing:

1    Vadim Volkov      30   0: 00"   300      IKIBASQUE
2    Josef Steegmans      33   0: 15"   250      RealityCyclists
3    Armando Mendez      33   0: 23"   225      PoohsDrenge
4    Bart VanOsselaer      32   0: 26"   200      SentinelChickens
5    Vegar Rřd      29   0: 26"   180      Zaidin_BTK
6    Dino Scarponni      32   0: 34"   160      Averatalm
7    Kendall Madsen      29   0: 34"   150      PipiolosTeam
8    Gentil Loureiro      31   0: 34"   140      Reekse_Verkuhss
9    Frank Otterlei      28   0: 34"   130      Kelme4ever
10    Karl Emil Mikael-Nilsson      30   0: 46"   120      drulo_team
11    Paolo Ohrel      33   0: 46"   110      VodkaCyclingTeam
12    Phil Landauer      31   0: 46"   100      Agolpede
13    Urbano Ventura      30   0: 46"   90      Galactic
14    Justo Jurado      26   0: 53"   80      Eukcycling
15    Hannes Siniorg      32   0: 53"   70      SentinelChickens
16    Georg Rossen      30   0: 53"   60      PipiolosTeam
17    Aady Roschin      30   0: 53"   40      IKIBASQUE
18    Kalev Krabi      32   0: 53"   30      Averatalm
19    Gennady Makiev      34   0: 53"   20      IKIBASQUE
20    August Engels      31   1: 03"   10      Xegalaki100
21    Tim Havik      34   1: 03"   0      AVP
22    Dick Heemskerk      29   1: 03"   0      Reekse_Verkuhss


We needed to start extremely quick to eliminate as many riders as possible, but it did not work out as hoped as the free roles and helpers only finished around 20th place. But a good result by Josef Steegmans, it was his second second place.

Why not fully pleased? Well, the goal was to get Steegmans top of the individual classification, and that just did not work out:

1ş   Bart VanOsselaer   32      500   1   0   0
2ş   Josef Steegmans   33      500   0   2   0
3ş   Vadim Volkov   30      500   1   0   0

Why these three riders are in this order is a mystery to me, it must have been the Belgian bribes...

Another goal was top 3 of the nations classification, and that just did not work out too:

1. Belgium 2470
2. USA 2110
3. Denmark 2095
4. The Netherlands 2030
5. Italy 1835

Congratulations to SenglarsDeFlandes for winning. And no, he did make a spelling error, apparently Flanders is Flandes in Spanish. Where did that "r" get lost? Australia finished further down the rankings  8) ...

Well, fourth place, who would have thought? See the first post of this topic...

Of course, after this disappointing result the Dutch Union is looking for a new head coach and rumour has it that a very experienced and succesful candidate has been found...

« Last Edit: October 16, 2018, 04:58:44 pm by combuijs »

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Re: Netherlands NT Season 39
« Reply #49 on: October 16, 2018, 01:27:22 pm »
Nice job with the team and with the summaries of the races. Really fun to read it!

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Re: Netherlands NT Season 39
« Reply #50 on: October 16, 2018, 04:55:47 pm »
Yes, I totally agree with Edu5. Great job as NT manager this season, Combuijs, I enjoyed this topic also ! ( including the predections.  :)) )