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The 22 club (emerging talent)

specialgueststarspecialgueststar Posts: 3,369
edited January 2017 in Pro race
A list I will update

Criteria: WT level. Age 22 ( not 21 or 23 ) You noticed them
Name Nat Team Type

Ruben Guerreiro Por Trek - Segafredo - climbs , rolls - GC?
Enric Mas Spa Quick Step Climber
Odd Christian Eiking Nor FDJ Climbs, reasonable tester - GC
Lorrenzo Manzin Fra FDJ Sprinter
Nico Denz Ger AG2R La Mondiale Adaptable. Puncheur and Fast finisher
Tiesj Benoot Bel Lotto Soudal Rouleur. Classic
Jonathan Dibben GBR SKY Classic

Wombly knees added

Caleb Ewan Aus Orica sprinter
Miles Scotson Aus BMC TT and hilly rider (he was 23 last week :) )
Ryan Gibbons- SAfr Dimension data sprinter/one day rider.

Tailwind

Ryan Mullen Irl Cannondale _Drapac Chrono

Blazing saddles

Fernando Gaviria Col - Quick Step - Colombia's answer to Peter Sagan.
Miguel Angel Lopez Col - Astana - Colombia's answer to.....Colombians.
Gianni Moscon Ita - Sky - All rounder par excellence.
Sam Oomen Ned - Team Sunweb - Hills and stage races.
Hugh Carthy GB - Cannondale Drapac - Climber stage race

Timoid

Matej Mohorič Slo UAE AD - GC/classic. (Will he/won't he)


another Colombian

Jhonatan Restrepo Col Team Katusha - Alpecin stage rider - seems to do well on lumpy days but not high mountains?

OK I said WT

Anthony Turgis Fra Cofidis, Solutions Crédits Classic and shorter stage

Joelsim

Jakub Mareczko Ita Wilier Triestina Sprinter

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  • Caleb Ewan Orica Australian sprinter
    Miles Scotson Australian TT hilly rider
    Ryan Gibbons- Think he's in the Dimension data continental team. South African sprinter/one day rider. Seemed pretty decent last year.
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,668
    Ryan Mullen
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    http://www.procyclingstats.com/rider/Ryan_Mullen

    2nd Worlds U23 TT
    5th Worlds TT
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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,220
    Can't believe ewan still hits this list- but Scotson, Tiesj Benoot, someone as cool as Odd Christian- awesome!!!!
  • A few major ones missing, I think.

    Fernando Gaviria Col - Quick Step - Colombia's answer to Peter Sagan.
    Miguel Angel Lopez Col - Astana - Colombia's answer to.....Colombians.
    Gianni Moscon Ita - Sky - All rounder par excellence.
    Sam Oomen Ned - Team Sunweb - Hills and stage races.
    Hugh Carthy GB - Cannondale Drapac - Climber stage races.
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  • another Colombian

    Jhonatan Restrepo Col Team Katusha - Alpecin stage rider - seems to do well on lumpy days but not high mountains?

    OK I said WT

    Anthony Turgis Fra Cofidis, Solutions Crédits Classic and shorter stage
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,293 Lives Here
    Groenewegen too old at 23?
  • b.1998 not on there?
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  • Groenewegen too old at 23?

    Can't turn down the boss - but...... he is 23 1/2 so I dont think I can get him in at 22 and 18 months!

    I may start the 23 club
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    another Colombian

    Jhonatan Restrepo Col Team Katusha - Alpecin stage rider - seems to do well on lumpy days but not high mountains?

    OK I said WT

    Anthony Turgis Fra Cofidis, Solutions Crédits Classic and shorter stage

    Restrepo' has been described as an unpolished diamond and looks to have a big future. He looked strong is some of the lumpy California stages last year.

    I'd also like to add Jakub Mareczko who I suspect will be picked up by a WT team next year. He has the speed but I feel he's lacking a bit of confidence against established riders currently. A couple of good results should see him catapulted into the big time.
  • timoid.timoid. Posts: 3,133
    Why 22 as a cutoff point.

    U23 exists as a category. Seems a more sensible cutoff point.

    Your thread, your rules I suppose.
    It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.
  • Timoid. wrote:
    Why 22 as a cutoff point.

    U23 exists as a category. Seems a more sensible cutoff point.

    Your thread, your rules I suppose.

    It's not a cut off point . Riders have to be 22

    If it was under 23 it would be about 5 pages long
  • Joelsim wrote:
    another Colombian

    Jhonatan Restrepo Col Team Katusha - Alpecin stage rider - seems to do well on lumpy days but not high mountains?

    OK I said WT

    Anthony Turgis Fra Cofidis, Solutions Crédits Classic and shorter stage

    Restrepo' has been described as an unpolished diamond and looks to have a big future. He looked strong is some of the lumpy California stages last year.

    I'd also like to add Jakub Mareczko who I suspect will be picked up by a WT team next year. He has the speed but I feel he's lacking a bit of confidence against established riders currently. A couple of good results should see him catapulted into the big time.

    I was going to include him, but didn't because of the WT stipulation.
    However, he needs start winning races somewhere other than the Far East, or else we night have another Andrea Guardini on our hands.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,293 Lives Here
    Timoid. wrote:
    Why 22 as a cutoff point.

    U23 exists as a category. Seems a more sensible cutoff point.

    Your thread, your rules I suppose.

    It's not a cut off point . Riders have to be 22

    If it was under 23 it would be about 5 pages long

    Fair, fair.

    He did finish the TdF as a 22 year old sprinter last year...!
  • timoid.timoid. Posts: 3,133
    Hasn't done much for a couple of years but Matej Mohorič (Slo) won the U18 and U23 WCs in back to back years (2012/2013)

    He's still only 22 and must have potential in the classics.

    Although he is riding for Abu Dhabi.
    It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    C2-dAKNWQAA4kXL?format=jpg&name=largeGaviria.

    Not only the most talented youngster around, a massive team player. As seen last year.

    And tonight. Celebrating Boonen's win.

    I'm pretty sure this guy will win not only MSR and a pile of GT stages, but Flanders and some others too. It wouldn't surprise me if he won Liege as well.
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,704
    Joelsim wrote:
    I'm pretty sure this guy will win not only MSR and a pile of GT stages, but Flanders and some others too. It wouldn't surprise me if he won Liege as well.

    I agree he's an incredible talent, but let's not forget that so far he has won just three World Tour races, a stage of Tirrenno and two stages in Poland. To extrapolate from that that he will win multiple monuments, including hilly ones, is a leap of faith at the moment.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,479
    andyp wrote:
    Joelsim wrote:
    I'm pretty sure this guy will win not only MSR and a pile of GT stages, but Flanders and some others too. It wouldn't surprise me if he won Liege as well.

    I agree he's an incredible talent, but let's not forget that so far he has won just three World Tour races, a stage of Tirrenno and two stages in Poland. To extrapolate from that that he will win multiple monuments, including hilly ones, is a leap of faith at the moment.
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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,668
    andyp wrote:
    Joelsim wrote:
    I'm pretty sure this guy will win not only MSR and a pile of GT stages, but Flanders and some others too. It wouldn't surprise me if he won Liege as well.

    I agree he's an incredible talent, but let's not forget that so far he has won just three World Tour races, a stage of Tirrenno and two stages in Poland. To extrapolate from that that he will win multiple monuments, including hilly ones, is a leap of faith at the moment.

    Also double World Champion in the omniyumyum
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    Is reachable from here.
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  • ^ green trees and wide avenues - v nice
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    [img]‪%20‬[/img]Just saying.

    Edit: agh, pictures, old bloke, interweb.

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  • I see that he's joined the Boonen school of celebrations.
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