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NT Teams / Re: Australia s28
« Last post by Vos on Today at 10:32:11 AM »
edit ; Today the final 2 are selected ;
One of the promising 20yo flat TT specialists makes his debut, and also a debut for the 25yo Duncan, a hills-TT-specialist.
A NT hills-TT is rare, just a few times on the NT calendar, but Duncan is the best ranked hills TT specialist of CFF,
who won today the TdF time trial stage 3 in a CFF record, so, enough reasons to give him his debut, what looks nice on his profile page.
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NT Teams / Re: Australia s28
« Last post by Vos on December 08, 2022, 02:36:53 PM »
RACE 6 : SPRINT in FRANCE

7ºC

Pau, France,
NT race 3 was also a flat sprint race, and Caan finished as 3rd.
Hopefully again a top result, and even better, hopefully Caan can compete for the individual NT jersey.
But this will be very difficult, because I assume that he has only a chance if he wins this race, ór that his rivals have a disaster race.
And a disaster race can happen to Caan too.

Fortunately the battle for another World Championship of Australia seems already decided due to the current very big gap in points.
nr 2 Switzerland did not score in previous sprint race, where nr 3 the Netherlands did great with a victory and a total of 500 points.
But even if the Netherlands have again a great sprint race and Australia a disaster race with zero points ; it seems we can affort it.

The same sprint selection as in NT race 3 = all 5 golden flatsprinters + the best silver flatsprinter.
Also Pernom ( the flatcobble teamcaptain of next NT race 7 ) rides again the sprint race for extra xp.
The final 2 spots are again for young xp cyclists, but maybe I select other talents as in NT race 3, and both will be selected later.

edit ; Today the final 2 are selected ;
One of the promising 20yo flat TT specialists makes his debut, and also a debut for the 25yo Duncan, a hills-TT-specialist.
A NT hills-TT is rare, just a few times on the NT calendar, but Duncan is the best ranked hills TT specialist of CFF,
who won today the TdF time trial stage 3 in a CFF record, so, enough reasons to give him his debut, what looks nice on his profile page.

Australia NT selection :

Jasper Caan ( 31 ) SaulSalinasTeam
Horace Stamer ( 28 ) TeamEuroscalt
Adrian Janson ( 28 ) Villavante
Rob Blixter* ( 28 ) TeamEuroscalt
Reggie Milne ( 32 ) CaptainOrange
Luke Morse ( 28 ) FaustoScoppi   
- - - - - - - - - -
Bob Pernom ( 24 ) PDM_cycling_team
Duke Duncan ( 25 ) Quickstepbronx    ( debut )
Edward Garza ( 20 ) Teamclaes    ( debut )
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NT Teams / Re: Australia s28
« Last post by Vos on December 05, 2022, 12:15:59 AM »
2    Alex Ablett      27   0: 00"   250      Aspigarri
14    Noel Marbley      32   0: 09"   80      gsumar_team
15    Mannie Hines      32   0: 09"   70      Thorboassonarvesen
16    Neil Spiker      32   0: 09"   60      PORTUGAL2011

Excellent race with perfect jobs of 3 helpers in s4, and an amazing amount of total points, because 3x free roles scored points too.
The 4th free role, the young Morse, had a too risky tactic in s2 and dropped, so no points.
And 23yo helper Crickton was used as a "3-sections-helper", he did a good job. All 7 other Australians in the s4 front group = excellent !
Australia scored 460 points, what is by far the most of all countries. :)

The TOP 3 season ranking looks very good, with 2 more races to go :
1.   2.205   8)
2.   1.150
3.   1.090

Next week ; for the second time this season a NT flat sprint race.

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NT Teams / Re: Australia s28
« Last post by Vos on December 04, 2022, 02:58:53 PM »
Today the final 2 are selected as extra helpers ;
# The young James Crickton ( 23yo ) despite that his flat-skill is not impressive for this race, certainly he will finish with 0 EP.
# And good old Nick Thompson ( 34yo ) in his last NT race of his career, he could be an excellent helper due to his high flat skill.
On his palmares twice a 4th place in normal cobblehills NT races ( s23 and s24 ),
and even at his old age, he is still going strong in this 1A season with as best result 14th in E3H.
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General / Re: Distinciones
« Last post by Vos on December 02, 2022, 06:56:11 PM »
This week I got this milestone after the time trial victory of Emil Osland ;

Rey del Crono  8)

Only 2 managers have this milestone, both are from Down Under ;  :)

Aurora_Australis   24/03/2021
SPORTLIFE   01/12/2022
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NT Teams / Re: Australia s28
« Last post by Vos on December 01, 2022, 03:44:50 PM »
RACE 5 :  TRICKY TRACK in TOSCANE

31ºC

Carrara, Italy,
Back in 2010 this Giro stage was won by the Australian Cadel Evans in his WC jersey ( see picture ).
The circumstances were brutal ; cold, rain, ánd muddy due to the gravel sections.

Upcoming Sunday it is totally different with a hot temperature of 31ºC and no rain.
But this race remains very tricky, because ;
1 stripe of wind, the Volterra hill halfway this race, and the hard final with gravel sections and 2 hills ; the Rospatio and the Civitella.

Hopefully the tactics go well, and a few of the best Australians are still in the front when the brutal final section begins.
Two days ago the i.m.o. best 7 Australians were already selected, and the last 2 will be selected later.
It is still uncertain who the teamcaptain will be ; Hines ór Ablett.
Hines has the best race GV according to my estimation, but Ablett has an active weather icon and probably a better s5 finish.
The other already selected cyclists have a good race GV too, so, Australia should be pretty strong in this tactical tricky race.
Of course, there is also a scenario that this NT race 5 will go horribly wrong, but despite this, I expect a good amount of points.

Australia NT selection :

Mannie Hines ( 32 ) Thorboassonarvesen
Alex Ablett* ( 27 ) Aspigarri
Andrew Morse ( 24 ) Plopsala
Norman Pocock ( 29 ) Flandria
Kenneth Jackson* ( 27 ) Astanadena
Noel Marbley ( 32 ) gsumar_team
Neil Spiker* ( 32 ) PORTUGAL2011
Nick Thompson ( 34 ) TeaMetal
James Crickton ( 23 ) Álvaro_Pino_Boys
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General Forum / Re: For Sale
« Last post by JGonmar6 on November 29, 2022, 08:20:36 AM »
Perfect sprint/Hills on sale!!

Raitis Zujevis   Edad : 19   Sueldo : 860
Resistencia : 44   Sprint : 64   Montaña : 15
LLano : 64   Pavés : 17   Tecnica : 49
Descenso : 0   Colinas : 58   Agresividad : 69
Crono : 19   TraEqui : 56   Experiencia : 0
Precio : 10 000 000   Dias Quedan : 3   

TALENTO 4 CONFIRMADO CON CARTA
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General / Re: Venta de Corredores
« Last post by JGonmar6 on November 29, 2022, 08:19:31 AM »
Se acerca el 25 de diciembre pero ya ha nacido dios:

Raitis Zujevis   Edad : 19   Sueldo : 860
Resistencia : 44   Sprint : 64   Montaña : 15
LLano : 64   Pavés : 17   Tecnica : 49
Descenso : 0   Colinas : 58   Agresividad : 69
Crono : 19   TraEqui : 56   Experiencia : 0
Precio : 10 000 000   Dias Quedan : 3   

TALENTO 4 CONFIRMADO CON CARTA

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NT Teams / Re: Australia s28
« Last post by Vos on November 28, 2022, 03:22:19 PM »
For the last time the u20 lists because the recruiting is pretty much ended this season, now the Giro already started.
It is still possible to pull a good 19yo talent in the next 2 or max. 3 days, but his is very rare and you need a lot of luck.




Australia u20 ( 42 cyclists ) :
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NT Teams / Re: Australia s28
« Last post by Vos on November 28, 2022, 02:56:58 PM »
1    Fabien Gallas      29   0: 00"   300      Thorboassonarvesen
2    Jonny Alfier      31   0: 02"   250      Innioraths
3    Gregor Arzdorf      29   0: 03"   225      JGMTeam
4    Lenny Taylor      30   0: 05"   200      RHyNeStOnEs
5    Bob Iverson      30   0: 05"   180      Catalonia_Team  --> with mechanical breakdown in s3
6    Alex Trautemberg      30   0: 07"   160      TeamEuroscalt
7    Manuel Enrique Porras      29   0: 07"   150      TeamSerfin
8    Billy Janson      30   0: 08"   140      LottoGranadier
9    Stefan Lievens      27   0: 08"   130      ChampsElysees
10    Mirko DiLuca      30   0: 08"   120      catapunchimpon
11    Gilbert Johnston      30   0: 08"   110      TTeam
12    Ben Gerster      29   0: 09"   100      Facha_Bartolo
13    Harz Muff      29   0: 10"   90      Quickstepbronx
14    Stu Harris      28   0: 11"   80      Wizards
15    Abel Velkeneers      25   0: 11"   70      RajenKujen
16    Anders Vikan      29   0: 11"   60      CobbleCrushers
17    Angel Gabriel Aguinaga      31   0: 12"   40      woodwatch
18    Claudio Russo      25   0: 13"   30      Sonfuga
19    Sammy Alfier      25   0: 13"   20      Facha_Bartolo
20    Diren Tirapelle      29   0: 14"   10      ProdopingPong

Armstrong ( 29th on 0:16" ) had a mechanical breakdown in s4, and Hunter ( 44th on 0:22" ) was simply not good enough.
But we did not had other TT specialists who might have scored points in a very lucky race.
And of course, I'm very satisfied with these excellent TT result ánd the total of 1.060 points, what is even 120 points more as in s27.
And just like in previous season, Australia profits of the fact that again Portugal did not had an TT selection.
Portugal has the nrs 3, 6 and 12 in the golden flat TT ranking.

Australia is the new leader in the season ranking with a nice gap of 745 points towards nr 2 the Netherlands.
Next week we go to Italy for a cobblehills race with a lot of flat kilometers.
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