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(No UK team) Tour de Bretagne (spoilers)

specialgueststarspecialgueststar Posts: 3,333
edited May 2014 in Pro race
Maybe there never has - surely a GB development squad should be doing these sort of races?

http://www.tourdebretagne.fr/les-equipes-etrangeres/

2 Czech teams , one Norwegian ...

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  • the old guard is in it :D

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  • Richmond RacerRichmond Racer Posts: 8,561
    The next race in the U23 Nations Cup is Panamerican Championships Road Race on 10 May in Guadelupe

    Could be a timing issue - GB may want to get the squad out there a few days ahead of the 10th. A couple of the other national squads might be a bit more relaxed
  • lyn1lyn1 Posts: 261
    Endura did ok there a couple of years back, although they had a large squad and strength in depth....capable of putting out 2 strong teams at the same time.
    http://www.velouk.net/2012/05/01/podium ... -bretagne/
    Given this race conflicts with the Cycle Classic, it may be an issue as the British Conti teams and the Academy are all present at Rutland..
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Contador's team is racing this.

    http://www.fundacioncontadorteam.com/
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  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 18,633
    the old guard is in it :D

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    Why is the guy on the right wearing his mum's period knickers?
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  • andypandyp Posts: 8,363
    Marginal gains, innit.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
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  • Bretagne cattle vs camargue horses!

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    OK so not exactly world tour - but our old friends are saluting :)

    Stage 1 and GC
    1 GUYOT Yann FRA ADT

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  • ProssPross Posts: 25,484
    Not strictly on topic but seeing the recent results at this race. Apparently the British forces (or maybe just Army) are trying to get a pro team together for next? season.
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,716
    It'll be interesting to see how young Olivier Le Gac fares in this race.

    Almost wish I was back in Brittany for today's stage. They'll be riding over roads I know very well.
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  • DeadCalm wrote:
    It'll be interesting to see how young Olivier Le Gac fares in this race.

    Almost wish I was back in Brittany for today's stage. They'll be riding over roads I know very well.
    already signed for FdJ apparently - Pro career starts this August
  • DeadCalmDeadCalm Posts: 3,716
    DeadCalm wrote:
    It'll be interesting to see how young Olivier Le Gac fares in this race.

    Almost wish I was back in Brittany for today's stage. They'll be riding over roads I know very well.
    already signed for FdJ apparently - Pro career starts this August
    Yep. Once he's finished his exams.
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    Thymen Arensman, Remco Evenepoel, Mark Donovan, Simon Carr, Pavel Sivakov, Tom Pidcock, Mark Cavendish, Benoit Cosnefroy, Romain Bardet
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
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    Story?
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  • Think it's there in the gif.

    Simply a case of a dangerous sprint? Manzin (threatening with the deadly bottle throw), was nearly rammed into the railing. Think Anthony Ravard's is a manager or some such for that team.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Yeah I guess just felt a touch boxed in with a swing in the Astana rider's line.
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  • andypandyp Posts: 8,363
    Rabobank rider awarded the win then? Astana rider should be relegated for dangerous sprinting and the Nantes Atlantique rider for throwing the bidon.
  • after 880km of racing Guyot still holds the lead! Development quads Rabo and BMC showing strength. And two riders from Les Blancs - Perrichon a trackie and old hand Gerard - former junior world champion

    1 161 GUYOT Yann FRA ADT 20:04:10. - 10.
    2 26 TEUNISSEN Mike * NED RDT 25. - 12.
    3 95 TEUNS Dylan * BEL BMC 30. - 14.
    4 22 LINDEMAN Bertjan NED RDT 36. - 12.
    5 203 DELFOSSE Sébastien BEL WBC 41. - 7.
    6 14 PERRICHON Pierre-Luc FRA BSE 43. - 5.
    7 11 GERARD Arnaud FRA BSE 44. - 4.
  • specialgueststarspecialgueststar Posts: 3,333
    Winner
    LINDEMAN Bert-Jan Rabobank Development Team
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