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edited August 2016 in Pro race
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,891
    Colombia: Uran, N. Quintana, Lopez, Chavez, Sergio Henao

    Netherlands: Poels, Dumoulin, Mollema + 1 of Kruijswijk/Gesink/Kelderman

    Only two mainstream countries announced so far.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 22,116
    How come Henao is riding? Is the situation with Sky just voluntary withdrawal until they know more?
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Pross wrote:
    How come Henao is riding? Is the situation with Sky just voluntary withdrawal until they know more?

    Yes. Decision expected in a couple of weeks I think.
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    GB probably isn't too difficult to guess either with Kenyuck broken collarbone and S Yates with a ban hanging over him.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,891
    joelsim wrote:
    GB probably isn't too difficult to guess either with Kenyuck broken collarbone and S Yates with a ban hanging over him.
    I'm not so sure, even if we assume those two are out of contention.
    Froome, Thomas and Adam Yates are certainties. But then who?

    Cummings has the climbing ability but tends to hang around the back of the bunch. One for the break maybe?
    Then there's Swift, Stannard and Rowe. Unless you throw Carthy in at the deep end.
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  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    RichN95 wrote:
    Unless you throw Carthy in at the deep end.

    I'd be tempted. He seems to have pedigree in one day races too, which guys like Froome don't.
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  • takethehighroadtakethehighroad Posts: 5,423
    Wiggo will be in the area at the same time...

    #winkyface
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  • ozzzyosborn206ozzzyosborn206 Posts: 1,340
    whats the rule with riders for the TT and riders for the RR? can you have completely different set of riders? I'm guessing Froome will be there for TT so prob put him in RR team too
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,891
    whats the rule with riders for the TT and riders for the RR? can you have completely different set of riders? I'm guessing Froome will be there for TT so prob put him in RR team too
    I think the TTer has to do the Road Race. The Dutch said their second TTer would be Keldermann if he's selected for the RR and Poels if he isn't. (Also why Dumoulin was preselected for the RR).
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  • yorkshirerawyorkshireraw Posts: 1,055
    Quiz question:

    Which relation (sort of) of Stephen Roche will be competing in Rio on the Track?
  • shinyhelmutshinyhelmut Posts: 1,340
    Quiz question:

    Which relation (sort of) of Stephen Roche will be competing in Rio on the Track?

    Jess Andrews who qualified for the 10000m last night is the fiancee of Dan Martin, Roche's nephew.

    Although that may not be the kind of track you are referring to?
  • yorkshirerawyorkshireraw Posts: 1,055
    Spot on. Cracking run it was too.
  • shinyhelmutshinyhelmut Posts: 1,340
    Sounds it; breaking her 5000m pb twice back to back.
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Rowe & Carthy would be my choice I think
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 14,402
    Sagan seeking a wildcard spot for the XC MTB.
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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 14,402
    Confirmed: Peter Sagan will not start on road bike at the Olympics, but he will compete as MTB racer (cross country) at the Olympics 2016.
    The mountain bike race takes place on the 21th of August

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  • Paul 8vPaul 8v Posts: 5,458
    Strong team from Columbia! Is it a hilly course?
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Paul 8v wrote:
    Strong team from Columbia! Is it a hilly course?


    Yep, it's one for the Valverdes of this world. Sagan says it's too hard for him.

    *Colombia
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,891
    Paul 8v wrote:
    Strong team from Columbia! Is it a hilly course?
    Yes

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  • Paul 8vPaul 8v Posts: 5,458
    Ouch!

    Anyone but Valverde please!
  • ShadowriderShadowrider Posts: 483
    The Team GB road race team is: Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas, Ian Stannard, Adam Yates and Peter Kennaugh.

    No word but assuming Froome for the TT with Thomas as back up.

    Surprised no Cummings
  • The Team GB road race team is: Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas, Ian Stannard, Adam Yates and Peter Kennaugh.

    No word but assuming Froome for the TT with Thomas as back up.

    Surprised no Cummings


    Waiting for the official announcement from BC at 14:15, rather than the Daily Heil

    However, if li'l Pete has a spot and Cummings has been omitted (unless he has asked to be ruled out), then the selectors have taken leave of their senses (not that that would be unusual for BC)
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 2,419
    The Team GB road race team is: Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas, Ian Stannard, Adam Yates and Peter Kennaugh.

    No word but assuming Froome for the TT with Thomas as back up.

    Surprised no Cummings


    Waiting for the official announcement from BC at 14:15, rather than the Daily Heil

    However, if li'l Pete has a spot and Cummings has been omitted (unless he has asked to be ruled out), then the selectors have taken leave of their senses (not that that would be unusual for BC)

    i'm not really sure what having someone riding 10 metres behind the rest of the pack would achieve. he's had a great season, but he'd offer nothing to the team on such a hilly course.
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  • ShadowriderShadowrider Posts: 483
    The Team GB road race team is: Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas, Ian Stannard, Adam Yates and Peter Kennaugh.

    No word but assuming Froome for the TT with Thomas as back up.

    Surprised no Cummings


    Waiting for the official announcement from BC at 14:15, rather than the Daily Heil

    However, if li'l Pete has a spot and Cummings has been omitted (unless he has asked to be ruled out), then the selectors have taken leave of their senses (not that that would be unusual for BC)

    Fair enough, don't think Cummings wanted left out, article claims he is annoyed at BC
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,891
    edited June 2016
    Waiting for the official announcement from BC at 14:15, rather than the Daily Heil

    However, if li'l Pete has a spot and Cummings has been omitted (unless he has asked to be ruled out), then the selectors have taken leave of their senses (not that that would be unusual for BC)
    Cummings doesn't really fit into the Ellingworth 'ride as a unit' philosophy though

    This race won't be won from the break, so his use would be to provide an excuse not to chase. And they're going have ride hard on the front in the later stages to have a chance anyway.
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  • TurfleTurfle Posts: 3,762
    I'd definitely have taken Cummings, but maybe some merit to the idea that small teams leave no room for a wildcard.
  • Richmond Racer 2Richmond Racer 2 Posts: 4,698
    edited June 2016
    RichN95 wrote:
    Waiting for the official announcement from BC at 14:15, rather than the Daily Heil

    However, if li'l Pete has a spot and Cummings has been omitted (unless he has asked to be ruled out), then the selectors have taken leave of their senses (not that that would be unusual for BC)
    Cummings doesn't really fit into the Ellingworth 'ride as a unit' philosophy though

    This race won't be won from the break, so his use would be to provide an excuse not to chase. And they're going have ride hard on the front in the later stages to have a chance anyway.


    That's rubbish. Cummings proved his worth as a team mate more than enough in the 2011 Worlds and in the 2011 London Olympic road test event. He has a massive engine & he can climb.

    As for Pete being giving a spot, he is inconsistent as hell, you NEVER know what you're going to get, never mind the fact that - HELLO - he is only just back on the turbo after his collarbone op
  • gsk82 wrote:
    The Team GB road race team is: Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas, Ian Stannard, Adam Yates and Peter Kennaugh.

    No word but assuming Froome for the TT with Thomas as back up.

    Surprised no Cummings


    Waiting for the official announcement from BC at 14:15, rather than the Daily Heil

    However, if li'l Pete has a spot and Cummings has been omitted (unless he has asked to be ruled out), then the selectors have taken leave of their senses (not that that would be unusual for BC)

    i'm not really sure what having someone riding 10 metres behind the rest of the pack would achieve. he's had a great season, but he'd offer nothing to the team on such a hilly course.



    Yeah, because at the back of the race was exactly where Cummings was 1. Riding for Cav at the World's, 2. Riding for Cav and England in the Olympic test event in 2011

    Just because that's what his preferred tactic is for his trade team, does not mean to say that's what he does when riding for his national squad in major champ
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,891
    That's rubbish. Cummings proved his worth as a team mate more than enough in the 2011 Worlds. He has a massive engine & he can climb.

    As for Pete being giving a spot, he is inconsistent as hell, you NEVER know what you're going to get, never mind the fact that - HELLO - he is only just back on the turbo after his collarbone op
    Cummings has known Ellingworth since he was a kid, he knows the sort of rider he likes and his way of doing things. If he wanted to be selected for Rio then conspicuously riding at the back of the peloton most races was a strange way to make his case.
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  • Richmond Racer 2Richmond Racer 2 Posts: 4,698
    edited June 2016
    Rich, at some point you might get that not every decision BC or Sky is 100%. I know it's tough.

    Ps Stevo wasn't one of Ellingworth's Academy protégées. He was a bit ahead of that
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