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Re: Australian National Team. S8
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2020, 12:16:18 AM »
Bad race, good result, Franky ! And a good result is more important. ;)
The reason that this is possible seems to me ; many NT managers were not satisfied how this stormy race went.

Good luck with sprinter Derek Nelson in the next NT race, he is for sure good enough to score points ( 5th s6 and 11th s7 ).
But especially in NT sprint stages, you never know how it will go, tactically it is always a bit of a gamble. And gambling can go well or wrong.

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Re: Australian National Team. S8
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2020, 09:22:03 AM »
Nelson isn't good enough to score points, we've been lucky that other CFF NT managers have sucked in these races, making us look better.  And the cyclist who should have been leader gold 9 star, has something like 15 experience or so now, which is a complete waste.

Best luck on exceeding their capabilities & scoring points Franky.

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Re: Australian National Team. S8
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2020, 12:35:43 PM »
Yes, you are totally right AA.
Now I looked it up, and I see in the golden sprinters list that Nelson is just 88th and Carter 70th.

Well, luckily for Franky the Australians of NT race 4 are better ranked in their golden list.  ;)
So, after NT race 4 the ranking by nations will look better as it is now, and more fun for Franky to compete higher in that ranking.
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Re: Australian National Team. S8
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2020, 08:44:48 PM »
RACE 3. MONTREUX - MONTREUX



Sprint race with a bit of wind. And this, the wind is the only thing that can make this race a bit different and unpredictable.

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Derek Nelson Yvo_Meppelink_ProCycling
David Dixon LosTxinosKudeiros
Liam Duffy Compos
Tony Carter Vitimper
Markus Norwood ProCyclingTeam10
Bobby Jordan LosTxinosKudeiros
Gordon Woods RealOviedo
Stu Woods TeamRHB
Oliver Stamer FaltososDeChigre

50 points would be great, but not sure about the general level of Derek in comparison with the rest, according to the gold sprinters, he is the #89, but there are also sprint hillers before him...

And a part of CFF, I hope all the best to the people of the game in this difficult days, here in Spain the situation is chaotic. This is going to be hard. STAY AT HOME, DONT SPREAD THE VIRUS, BE SAFE!!

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Re: Australian National Team. S8
« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2020, 08:51:45 AM »
RACE 3. MONTREUX - MONTREUX



Sprint race with a bit of wind. And this, the wind is the only thing that can make this race a bit different and unpredictable.

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Derek Nelson Yvo_Meppelink_ProCycling
David Dixon LosTxinosKudeiros
Liam Duffy Compos
Tony Carter Vitimper
Markus Norwood ProCyclingTeam10
Bobby Jordan LosTxinosKudeiros
Gordon Woods RealOviedo
Stu Woods TeamRHB
Oliver Stamer FaltososDeChigre

50 points would be great, but not sure about the general level of Derek in comparison with the rest, according to the gold sprinters, he is the #89, but there are also sprint hillers before him...

And a part of CFF, I hope all the best to the people of the game in this difficult days, here in Spain the situation is chaotic. This is going to be hard. STAY AT HOME, DONT SPREAD THE VIRUS, BE SAFE!!

Bad race yesterday...in T2 far from the top positions, so then...0 points. Was not easy, if I would have chosen a more conservative tactic then in T5 probably it would be harder to get points...

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Re: Australian National Team. S8
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2020, 10:18:59 AM »
It's doubtful that points were possible, can only hope Brent Hunter 22, or Ryan Pierre 21 will one day be good enough.
Now for the big question, will all 8 of my full aged TTers make the team (I believe 7 [by my TTers] is the most selected by any CFF nation from one team for any race), and Bookout has improved since the start of the season.

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Re: Australian National Team. S8
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2020, 04:56:59 PM »
RACE 4. PORNIC - NANTES



Well, this is the race where I have nothing to do, and the guys from Aurora save the day! hehe

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Isaac Trump Aurora_Australis
Richard Levin Aurora_Australis
Ben Mitchum Aurora_Australis
Owen Acree Aurora_Australis
Christian Pinkney Aurora_Australis
Paul Clickett Aurora_Australis
Neil Bell Aurora_Australis
Jim Slipper Manicomicos_Cycling_Team
David Wilson Frenkie


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Re: Australian National Team. S8
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2020, 08:26:09 AM »
RACE 4. PORNIC - NANTES



Well, this is the race where I have nothing to do, and the guys from Aurora save the day! hehe

The Selected 9

Isaac Trump Aurora_Australis
Richard Levin Aurora_Australis
Ben Mitchum Aurora_Australis
Owen Acree Aurora_Australis
Christian Pinkney Aurora_Australis
Paul Clickett Aurora_Australis
Neil Bell Aurora_Australis
Jim Slipper Manicomicos_Cycling_Team
David Wilson Frenkie


As I said, the guys from Aurora saving the day...hehe

1    Richard Levin      26   0: 00"   300      Aurora_Australis
3    Isaac Trump      26   0: 05"   225      Aurora_Australis
4    Paul Clickett      25   0: 07"   200      Aurora_Australis
16    Ben Mitchum      26   0: 16"   60      Aurora_Australis
18    Owen Acree      26   0: 16"   30      Aurora_Australis
19    Christian Pinkney      25   0: 16"   20      Aurora_Australis

835 points

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Re: Australian National Team. S8
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2020, 12:53:43 PM »
Nice results, Franky (and Aurora Australis), although it is by far not the Australian race record in points of the time trial of previous season.
But Australia gained many places in the ranking by countries and at the moment a good 3rd place, just 5 points below the number 2.
And for Franky this information seems to me important also = 375 points above the 7th place.  :))  ;)
Good luck in the next cobblehills NT race !

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Re: Australian National Team. S8
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2020, 02:35:49 PM »
As I stated last season, that record will never be matched again.  And as I predicted, people will be shocked at seeing the results below Levin & Trump, with the 24 year olds kicking so many older guys down the order.
The good news is that Levin will continue increasing his measure against Anderson, who's the only non-Aussie 25-26 year old to stand against the younger onslaught.  There's a question of 23 year old Yank David McDermot performing better than expected, and is Levin's & Trump's final challenge until old age catches them, but that's something for next year; or this season's TT WC as McDermot's now in a top tier team.

Don't expect points in the next race, but miracles can happen.

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Re: Australian National Team. S8
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2020, 06:55:49 AM »
McDermott just had the transfer of his life. Of course he is motivated and did well.

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Re: Australian National Team. S8
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2020, 04:47:23 PM »
Nice results, Franky (and Aurora Australis), although it is by far not the Australian race record in points of the time trial of previous season.
But Australia gained many places in the ranking by countries and at the moment a good 3rd place, just 5 points below the number 2.
And for Franky this information seems to me important also = 375 points above the 7th place.  :))  ;)
Good luck in the next cobblehills NT race !

NOOOOO  ;D ;D

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Re: Australian National Team. S8
« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2020, 05:52:55 PM »
RACE 5. ROESELARE - WAREGEM



Don't expect points today... just 1 point would be a miracle, the level is not good at all, but...who knows!! This is why I just selected the best 3 cobhills and then, the best 2 young cobhills and some other very good young cyclist from other areas that need experience.

Kirk will be our leader, and Alex and Keith the helpers. Cross your fingers.

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Alex Byers Fountain
Keith Sheehan Sabmazz

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Re: Australian National Team. S8
« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2020, 12:35:17 AM »
A miraculous 20 points in this race, well done Franky !  :)
The next NT race 6 is again not a desirable / not a suited race for Australia, so all the hope is on the final NT race 7 of this season.
And who knows, maybe these 20 extra points will be decisive. Currently the battle for a podiumplace is very close between many countries.
Good luck !

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Re: Australian National Team. S8
« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2020, 09:31:07 AM »
Surprising 20 points yes. For the next race, even if the level is not so great, I have more confidence than in yesterday's race.