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edited January 2015 in Pro race
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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 17,384
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  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 4,013
    How come Caleb Ewan not down to ride TDU?
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 17,384
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  • No greipel? Isn't this where he Hoovers up most of his points for the year?
  • OCDuPalais wrote:
    How come Caleb Ewan not down to ride TDU?
    OGE didn't want to race him too much early season having just done the nationals and bay cries he would have done a lot of racing in January, McEwan didn't agree with this decision on twitter though.

    Not a fan of the new giant kit, much preferred last years when watching a race.
  • EKIMIKEEKIMIKE Posts: 2,232
    Haha, amazing photo. You wouldn't get a bus under that, for sure. ;)

    RE: Ewan, I think it's a wise choice. Why send him to his first WT race as a neo-pro knowing he'll get annihilated by Kittel? The lad needs a more steady introduction and some room to build confidence.

    To be honest I really doubt his pure sprinter credentials right now. He needs time to develop as a WT rider. He could pick up some nice victories this year against lesser opposition or on lumpier stages. During that time time he'll be gaining the strength needed to compete with the likes of Kittel, Cav and Greipel.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Kittel's legs have grown more :shock:
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  • ProssPross Posts: 31,647
    It's that time of year when Chris Sutton reminds us he's still a pro on Sky's payroll. No doubt his existence will be forgotten again by April :wink:
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Pross wrote:
    It's that time of year when Chris Sutton reminds us he's still a pro on Sky's payroll. No doubt his existence will be forgotten again by April :wink:

    4th two years in a row. Normally lasts a bit longer, May generally, he'll top 10 some chipper in Europe in March/April. I've just looked at his major achievements on Wiki, didn't realise he'd won KBK.


    quick fact the race has only been won by an Australian or a German
  • rc856rc856 Posts: 1,140
    What was the dinky helmet Kittel was wearing?
    Doesn't look like any on the Giant site?
  • durhamwaspdurhamwasp Posts: 1,242
    What channel and time is coverage on?
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
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  • Going up the line.

    Drapac working well

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV720ue_RSs
  • Pross wrote:
    It's that time of year when Chris Sutton reminds us he's still a pro on Sky's payroll. No doubt his existence will be forgotten again by April :wink:
    Worst Sky rider ever?

    I also hated on Greg Henderson for some reason. No idea why and he has proved his domestique worth at Lotto.

    It was just when he thought he could be a top line sprinter for a bit. He annoyed me.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Pross wrote:
    It's that time of year when Chris Sutton reminds us he's still a pro on Sky's payroll. No doubt his existence will be forgotten again by April :wink:
    Worst Sky rider ever?

    I also hated on Greg Henderson for some reason. No idea why and he has proved his domestique worth at Lotto.

    It was just when he thought he could be a top line sprinter for a bit. He annoyed me.[/quote

    Couldn't believe it when he got a new contract last year. No idea what he offers.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,889
    sjmclean wrote:
    Worst Sky rider ever?

    Couldn't believe it when he got a new contract last year. No idea what he offers.

    He won Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne and a stage of the Vuelta. They've had worse.

    The thing is, the team probably don't really expect much from him in terms of results. But he probably does what's expected of him as a domestique very reliably, has a good attitude, is liked by the team and is on modest wages. And that's the sort of rider who keeps getting contracts.
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  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,865
    Stage 1 result.

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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 61,011 Lives Here
    Westra in 2nd??
  • DL1987DL1987 Posts: 204
    He was part of a four man break that just managed to stay away.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
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    Nice work Bonifazio to win the sprint behind.

    Good to see Bobridge win on his local roads:
    “I couldn’t even count how many times I’ve been along them roads. I’ve lived on them, trained on them my whole career”
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  • smithy21smithy21 Posts: 2,204
    RichN95 wrote:
    sjmclean wrote:
    Worst Sky rider ever?

    Couldn't believe it when he got a new contract last year. No idea what he offers.

    He won Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne and a stage of the Vuelta. They've had worse.

    The thing is, the team probably don't really expect much from him in terms of results. But he probably does what's expected of him as a domestique very reliably, has a good attitude, is liked by the team and is on modest wages. And that's the sort of rider who keeps getting contracts.

    I've always kind of liked Chris Sutton. Seems like a decent enough bloke. I seem to remember the Belgian commentary for his KBK win was a bit confused- frantically trying to work out who it was before a surprised voice said- Sutton?
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,090
    RC856 wrote:
    What was the dinky helmet Kittel was wearing?
    Doesn't look like any on the Giant site?

    http://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/arti ... ets-43456/

    So someone reads the forum... ;)
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  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Pross wrote:
    It's that time of year when Chris Sutton reminds us he's still a pro on Sky's payroll. No doubt his existence will be forgotten again by April :wink:
    Worst Sky rider ever?

    Looking through cqranking there are always people on the roster who do a lot less than him. JTL, Josh E, Dombroski, Zandio etc etc
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • shinyhelmutshinyhelmut Posts: 1,351
    Took their first ever win too, if I remember rightly.
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,865
    Took their first ever win too, if I remember rightly.

    I think that was Greg Henderson, in the TDU also?
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,889
    Took their first ever win too, if I remember rightly.

    I think that was Greg Henderson, in the TDU also?
    It depends whether you count the pre-TDU crit as a proper race (it's not UCI classified). Henderson won that, Sutton won a stage of the TDU.
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  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,592
    What's the story with Bobridge cycling for UniSA - something to do with Rio track ambitions?
    Would have thought someone of his potential would be snapped up by a WT team.
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 5,326
    Mad_Malx wrote:
    What's the story with Bobridge cycling for UniSA - something to do with Rio track ambitions?
    Would have thought someone of his potential would be snapped up by a WT team.

    Yep. Dropped by Belkin at end of 2014 and decided to focus on track at Rio. So moved back to Australia and signed for Budget Forklifts. Not entirely sure why he was racing in UniSA colours.
  • rc856rc856 Posts: 1,140
    ddraver wrote:
    RC856 wrote:
    What was the dinky helmet Kittel was wearing?
    Doesn't look like any on the Giant site?

    http://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/arti ... ets-43456/

    So someone reads the forum... ;)

    :D all becomes clear
    Quite like it for the small size, not sure about the aero look though.
  • shinyhelmutshinyhelmut Posts: 1,351
    Took their first ever win too, if I remember rightly.

    I think that was Greg Henderson, in the TDU also?

    My mistake, yes I was thinking of the crit, Sky's first race and one of very few results in '10.
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