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Re: U23 Australia S39
« Reply #60 on: September 30, 2018, 09:56:08 pm »
Well done with 4th and 17th with Ryan and Acree , given the low expectations!
Thanks  8)
I made the bold decision to make Ryan team captain, he is a cobblestone specialist with a bit of hills and a little sprint.
That paid off, even his main helper Acree did great.
Apparently and to my surprise this was not a race for hills sprinters, a lot of them rode in a free roll but by far no points.
For example Thomas who had an active weather icon and had the best GV in all different kind of percentages, finished just as 49th.
So a good thing I was racing on gut feeling instead of GV. Very happy with these unexpected results.  :)

Australia was 4th in the day ranking and still 4th in the ranking by countries.
The gap towards the number 3 Spain is a little bit bigger now, but they are for sure within reach with just 85 points more.

Next week Ryan will be team captain again on the cobble stones of  Northern France.

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Re: U23 Australia S39
« Reply #61 on: October 05, 2018, 05:58:09 pm »
RACE 9 : FRENCH COBBLESTONES


26ºC

Valenciennes, France,
Two seasons ago Butcher won the u21 NT cobblestones race and Aldrin was the 2nd best Australian and finisht as 15th.
Remarkable ; because now Ryan (76,19) and Acree (75,73) are way better than Butcher (74,02) and Aldrin (72,97).
So the expectations are very high despite Australia has no flat cobblestone specialists in the u23 dream team.

Also next week Australia has a good team captain in the final race 10.
And that is Nick Owens, who hopefully will be the individual u23 world champion.
So the best two cyclists of next week are selected for extra experience.

Australia u23 selection :

Donovan Ryan (22) raulschleck
Vince Acree (22) CobbleCrushers
Clive Butcher (22) TeamLacra
Bob Aldrin (22) Euskadi2017
Brad Mount (21) Ale8Sev
Mark Horwill (22) Toblerone
Will Fagan (20) Losbicikoalas
Nick Owens (22) Sacido
Fenton Harris (22) Ubisoft

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Re: U23 Australia S39
« Reply #62 on: October 08, 2018, 09:58:51 am »
Ryan finished as 2nd.
A very good result, but with a 2nd place I always wonder if he could win with a slightly different tactic, although I m satisfied about the tactics.
Perhaps I should be happy, because Ryan is not in the u23 dream team, and there was just one better, who is in the u23 dream team.
The winner had no helper in s4 and Ryan was together with his best helper in the little leading group of 6 in section 4.

Of course happy with the total points (350) gained in this race.  :)
And this means Australia is up two places in the ranking by countries and now on an excellent 2nd place8)
Denmark will be the u23 world champion, as expected at the start of this season.
Norway and Italy are very close to Australia with differences of just 75 and 140 points. Also Spain could be a rival with 265 points less.

Next week the very important final mountainhills race in the north of Scotland.
Objectives :
# Nick Owens u23 individual world champion.
# podium in the ranking by countries.

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Re: U23 Australia S39
« Reply #63 on: October 08, 2018, 02:52:17 pm »
Well done Vos. I do not believe you could have done better with different tactics  8)

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Re: U23 Australia S39
« Reply #64 on: October 08, 2018, 07:27:10 pm »
Thanks  :)
Now we will never know, with a 2nd place I always doubt my tactics, perhaps not justified.

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Re: U23 Australia S39
« Reply #65 on: October 13, 2018, 08:35:29 am »

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Re: U23 Australia S39
« Reply #66 on: October 13, 2018, 12:09:53 pm »
RACE 10 :  SCOTLAND

23ºC


Bealach na Ba

Northern Scotland,
Tomorrow the very important final race of this season.
Objectives :
# Nick Owens u23 individual world champion.
# podium in the ranking by countries.

Of course Nick Owens will be the team captain.
At the moment he is 2nd in the individual ranking, just 20 points behind the number 1 Korsnes.
According to my spy reports Korsnes is not suited for this race. Also he was not selected for NT race 2, also a climbhills race, so this confirms that Korsnes is not a real rival.
The competition is probably the ones who were good in NT race 2. They all have 300 points or less, so this means Nick Owens needs to score 100 points to be sure of the u23 world championship. That is a 12th place in this race.
I think that would be a piece of cake for Nick Owens, because his manager trained him very well and I have no doubts he will be one of the favorites for this race. It is cycling, so anything can happen, but it is looking very good that this goal will be achieved.

The 22yo Harris is the best helper. The best 21yo is not selected because his manager is not active.
The best 20yo and the best 19yo suited for this race are selected ; Johnston who won the u21 NT race of last week and 19yo toptalent Butcher.

Australia u23 selection :

76,60 Nick Owens (22) Sacido
70,90 Fenton Harris (22) Ubisoft
68,18 George Embley (22) ItaliaCycling
66,85 Daley Power (22) Tramontana_
66,66 Gerard Furey (21) OffTheFront
66,62 Isaac Carey (22) ADOLF97
65,94 Christian Haber (21) The_Fucking_Masters
64,60 Ike Johnston (20) OffTheFront
60,93 James Butcher (19) BLOEMENAANDEMITTE
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Re: U23 Australia S39
« Reply #67 on: October 14, 2018, 08:38:58 pm »
In this final race a 2nd place for Nick Owens8)
And this means :



Nick Owens individual u23 world champion !


And Australia u23 finished as 2nd in the ranking by countries.

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Re: U23 Australia S39
« Reply #68 on: October 14, 2018, 08:44:03 pm »
Yeah! Well done, vos!!2x

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Re: U23 Australia S39
« Reply #69 on: October 14, 2018, 08:47:19 pm »
Well done! We have a lot to celebrate tonight!!  :)

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Re: U23 Australia S39
« Reply #70 on: October 15, 2018, 07:49:02 am »
Thanks x2, and yeah ! For sure worth a big Australian party because this was a great season for all NT teams.  8)

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Re: U23 Australia S39
« Reply #71 on: October 15, 2018, 09:44:14 am »
Bravo!

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Re: U23 Australia S39
« Reply #72 on: October 15, 2018, 01:17:42 pm »
Great work Vos and congratulations to all nt managers  :) This is how Owens looks now


Sacido

Nick Owens   Edad : 22   Sueldo : 853
Resistencia : 82   Sprint : 21   Montaña : 94
LLano : 62   Pavés : 30   Tecnica : 26
Descenso : 83   Colinas : 80   Agresividad : 36
Crono : 66   TraEqui : 24   Experiencia : 50
Precio :   Dias Quedan :   Carreras Disputadas : 43

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Re: U23 Australia S39
« Reply #73 on: October 16, 2018, 09:28:54 am »
Thanks x2  :)
Nick Owens looks great, you trained him very well, Wildris !  8)
You also congratulations with the u23 inidvidual championship ! 

With these stats it was no problem for me to choose for a 20505 tactic in race 10, Bealach Challenge.
Harris was by far the best helper, so he rode in a 31530.
First 2 sections he stayed with Owens as planned. Of course Owens was supergood in s3, Bealach na Ba mountain, so Harris had to let hem go, but the plan was he would return in s4 with 3 EP so he could give the very important bonus to Owens in the final section. Too bad that did not work, although Harris was very close, he was 2nd of the 2nd group in s4.
With a helper in the very little group of s4, Owens for sure would have won this race.
The best helper was unfortunately not good enough ; and now we punished him by giving him another name because he did not perform as well as I hoped he should in Scotland.
From now on he will not be called Fenton Harris anymore, but Fenton Haggis, so he will always remember this race in Scotland.  :)
« Last Edit: October 16, 2018, 09:33:42 am by Vos »