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Giro della Valle d'Aosta *SPOILERS*

FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
edited July 2015 in Pro race
Always a nice little U23 stage race, with loads of climbing. Great for identifying young talented climbers. Winners the last few years: Villella, Aru, Pinot

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Yesterday's 5 km 'mountain prologue' won by Aussie Rob Power. In 2nd a just 18 year old German Lennard Kamna, last year's junior TT world champ, and already 13th earlier this year at the Bayern Rundfahrt amongst the big boys - some talent that

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  • CrampeurCrampeur Posts: 1,065
    Always a good race.

    Laurens de Plus wins today, another one for the Lotto Soudal u23 > Lotto Soudal transition. Some serious talent has come out of the u23 team.

    Dan Pearson with a solid ride in 8th as well. One to watch.
  • TurfleTurfle Posts: 3,762
    Robert Power 2nd today too. He's gonna be another good one for the Aussies.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Hmm so looks like the English speakers are now dominating this as well now.

    Power currently in the lead.
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  • wombly_kneeswombly_knees Posts: 657
    Expected though. Power is one of the best prospects around, if not the best. That is not to mention that he has more than decent backup in Jack Haig.

    What happened to Herklotz? Isn't he a climber any more? Seems a long time ago that he was smashing the Alsace tour.
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,344
    Hmm so looks like the English speakers are now dominating this as well now.

    Power currently in the lead.

    It's no surprise is it? The sport is in decline in Europe and in the ascendancy in the English speaking world.
  • ProssPross Posts: 24,996
    Hmm so looks like the English speakers are now dominating this as well now.

    Power currently in the lead.

    Why does it matter what language the people winning bike races speak? For years the sport was very insular with very few riders from outside Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Italy and maybe Spain getting a look in. Now the sport is far more global as it should be or would you rather it remained a closed shop? With expansion it's hardly a surprise that many winners speak the 2nd most common language on the planet is there?
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    18 year old fresh out of the juniors German (and probably some English) speaker Lennard Kamna wins stage 4. Worth folowing that young man.

    Also good to see a just 19 year old rider from Panama in the top 10 there
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    GC was taken by the first Australian in its history.

    Funny old race really, he came down 5 mins on the final stage. Always massive gaps and riders by themselves in the mountains though.
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