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National champs 2021 *spoilers*

No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,192
It's nat Champs week. Not sure exactly what the calendar looks like or if road races are also being run, but the testers are certainly busy from Wednesday on
“Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

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  • takethehighroadtakethehighroad Posts: 5,989
    Spanish & French races on GCN. If I remember correctly the British ones have been delayed until October
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 4,358
    Ben Swift & Alice Barnes getting a lot of use out of their nationals jerseys then!
  • neonriverneonriver Posts: 163
    Yeah Nationals are in Lincoln in October, guess if they run them now the home based riders would have had next to no racing before hand
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,372 Lives Here
    Disappointed WvA didn't contest the Belgian TT champs. Yves Lampaert wins, Evenepoel second.
  • notquite6footnotquite6foot Posts: 204
    edited 16 June
    Twin brothers Mick and Tim van Dijke go 1-2 (5 seconds apart) in the Dutch U23 TT.

    W.r.t elite women, Anna van der Breggen maintains the running joke that a world champion's jersey is really a Dutch champion's jersey in disguise.

    [And as I wrote this, it appears that Tom Dumoulin put himself back in the stripes as well.]
  • davieb78davieb78 Posts: 69

    Twin brothers Mick and Tim van Dijke go 1-2 (5 seconds apart) in the Dutch U23 TT.

    W.r.t elite women, Anna van der Breggen maintains the running joke that a world champion's jersey is really a Dutch champion's jersey in disguise.

    [And as I wrote this, it appears that Tom Dumoulin put himself back in the stripes as well.]

    Whilst not surprising that Anna van der Breggen won, it was a bit of a shock that Annemiek van Vleuten was only 4th.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,372 Lives Here
    Dumoulin won the Dutch TT
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,215

    Dumoulin won the Dutch TT

    Already posted, Rick.
    Just above yours.
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,210
    Tempted to say 'Called it' but I wasn't exactly alone...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 17,782
    Didn't wva say he couldnt ride because he needed more time at altitude after his appendicitis?
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,372 Lives Here
    Did you know Dumoulin won the Dutch TT?
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,496
    For god's sake, can someone tell Rick who won the the Dutch TT
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,372 Lives Here
    Hey guys.


    Dumoulin.

    He’s back.


    He won a race today.


    Dutch TT champs.
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,215

    Hey guys.


    Dumoulin.

    He’s back.


    He won a race today.


    Dutch TT champs.

    Co starring Sebastian Langeveld as Filippo Ganna

    and Koen Bouwman as Remco Evenepoel. :p
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • notquite6footnotquite6foot Posts: 204
    edited 17 June
    Aleksandr Vlasov won the Russian TT, Emma Norsgaard the Danish women's TT - and on that note, to see her RR champion's jersey in Movistar's ranks is a novel sight.

    As is the fact more than half of their women's squad aren't Spanish.
  • notquite6footnotquite6foot Posts: 204
    Another rider on the comeback trail is Chloé Dygert, winning the US women's TT for the first time (which is a bit of a surprise).

    First race since that crash in the Worlds last year.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,496
    Pogacar was only third in the Slovenian TT champs. Beaten by Tratnik (1st) and Polanc
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  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,192
    Asgreen takes the TT in Denmark, beating Berg.

    Pogacar 3rd in Slovenia TT, Tratnik takes the jersey.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,192
    RichN95. said:

    Pogacar was only third in the Slovenian TT champs. Beaten by Tratnik (1st) and Polanc

    Makes the Tour tactics a little more interesting...
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 3,055
    edited 18 June
    What the hell happened in the Italian TT?

    Sombrero won, beating affini, someone else and Ganna comfortably.
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  • andypandyp Posts: 8,709
    I'm surprised Ganna even rode. He's part of the Italian team pursuit squad for Tokyo, so his training will be focused on that, rather than a 45 km TT effort.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,192
    andyp said:

    I'm surprised Ganna even rode. He's part of the Italian team pursuit squad for Tokyo, so his training will be focused on that, rather than a 45 km TT effort.

    He's got a nice jersey already, may as well let someone else wear the Italian one
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,215
    Just goes to show that holding the national champs on the weekend before the Tour is a joke.
    At least they turned up to the TT. The road races are a who's who of who's not there.
    Maybe in a decade or so, the UCI will cotton on.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,612
    Nationals should be either very early season or very late season so the champion wears the jersey for the whole of one season not part of two.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,496
    andyp said:

    I'm surprised Ganna even rode. He's part of the Italian team pursuit squad for Tokyo, so his training will be focused on that, rather than a 45 km TT effort.


    He's doing the TT in Tokyo as well.
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  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 4,358
    Ion Izagirre wins Spanish TT by 0.08 secs fromDavid de la Cruz.
    That's close!
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 11,192
    edited 20 June
    The Danish Road race should be fun today, 22 WT riders turning up for it, QS bring 3 and Trek bring 5. Won't be easy for them to control it though as there are some strong conti teams like ColoQuick and Uno-X (who haven't been shy to get involved this season!) in the mix as well.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,215
    I am hoping a few of these road races are going to turn up on Tiz in the next day or so.

    Meanwhile, at the Spanish road race, the cream is rising to the top. Bilbao is on a mission being followed by a select group of WT riders.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 4,358
    edited 20 June
    Omar Fraille rides away from Arambu in last 150m to take the Spannish jersey.
    Spectacular helmet hair too!
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,215
    Omar Fraille leads out Alex Aranburu for the Spanish title.......
    .....but forgets to sit up! :D

    A most popular winner I would think.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
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