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Season 10
« on: May 14, 2020, 10:20:54 AM »
As usual: during the Giro the new calendar is published. It will be an interesting season with an unusual WC TT and the hiller that can go for the road WC.

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Re: Season 10
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2020, 11:04:05 AM »


Indeed an interesting and unusual WC time trial, that was one time before on the calendar, in season 2 ( the first 1A season ).
Back then Ton Jansma won, ex-CrossAndGo, and I think now he would be also the 1st favorite when he was competing in 1A.
But that is not the case, very recent he is added as free cyclist by a 2nd division team that most likely will not promote.

And that is good news for Speciale ( Zatarra ), who won as 2nd favorite stage 2 Itzulia this season.
Also 3 other Dutch managers had good results in that comparable race (except for the kilometers, the WC is almost twice as long) ;
1    Cristian Speciale      27   Zatarra   0: 00"
2    Dino Moresi      27   TeamRHB   0: 07"   
3    Florian Overmars      27   CaptainOrange   0: 08"   
4    Ethan Foster      27   Yvo_Meppelink_ProCycling   0: 12"

Dékány did very bad in this race, he finished just as 8th on 0:20" (with mechanical breakdown).
But he was the 3rd favorite, what is very positive for the WC TT of season 10.
Although ; the Tour de France is also interesting for Dékány, probably he can ride a good GC there.
For now it is uncertain where he gets the TC bonus, I have to study the new calendar some more to make that decision.

Golden climb TT specialist Benett is not suited for this WC time trial, and he has bad luck with the season 10 calendar.
Just one suited race for him, a climb TT stage in Paris Nice.
Maybe he is lucky with the NT calendar of next season, and that there will be a climb-TT for the very first time.

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Re: Season 10
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2020, 01:35:21 PM »
Compared to the TT this season climb will be more important as its closer to the finish. I need to decide if i want Moresi to make the WC his focus of the season or that he focusses on some stage races.

I like this part, its a large puzzle :D

For Verbeek the TDU is really bad next season. He may not even ride there.

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Re: Season 10
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2020, 01:39:05 PM »
Compared to the TT this season climb will be more important as its closer to the finish.
Being TT, it surely shouldn't make that much difference where it is.  For other races it is simply because it's where cyclist seek to achieve victory.  But hey, it all depends on what Osca was thinking when he coded the race values.

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Re: Season 10
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2020, 02:26:21 PM »
I like this part, its a large puzzle :D

What about the odd Vuelta puzzle ?  :)
Just 2 climb sections in total (in stage 10) and 5 stages with a sprint finish.
A combi rider "Gent Wevelgem - Milano Sanremo" might do very well in the GC of the season 10 Vuelta.

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Re: Season 10
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2020, 02:39:17 PM »
I like this part, its a large puzzle :D

What about the odd Vuelta puzzle ?  :)
Just 2 climb sections in total (in stage 10) and 5 stages with a sprint finish.
A combi rider "Gent Wevelgem - Milano Sanremo" might do very well in the GC of the season 10 Vuelta.

Haha yes, I was thinking of going for the GC with Verbeek :')

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Re: Season 10
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2020, 03:20:57 PM »
Have I heard my name? I'm Vladimir ::)

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Re: Season 10
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2020, 05:08:50 PM »
Have I heard my name? I'm Vladimir ::)

Vladimirs Kreilis might be very suited. If he is little bit good on the cobblestones he for sure is a contender for the Vuelta victory.
Impressive palmares of Vladimirs this season 9 ;
3º TDU, 3º PN, 2º TIR, CAT, 6º MSR and 3º EF.
Very well done, michinoo !  8)

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Re: Season 10
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2020, 05:21:54 PM »
Haha yes, I was thinking of going for the GC with Verbeek :')

And perhaps Arno Verbeek too, another rider with an impressive palmares this season 9 ;
2º TDU, 6º PN, 8º MSR, 6º AGR, 3º FW, LBL and 5º EF.
Also very well done, Sjiz !  8)


But unfortunately for Sjiz and Michinoo ;
Rumors are circulating that Verbeek and Kreilis prefer to race for SPORTLIFE next season.  :P  :))

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Re: Season 10
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2020, 06:48:06 PM »
But unfortunately for Sjiz and Michinoo ;
Rumors are circulating that Verbeek and Kreilis prefer to race for SPORTLIFE next season.  :P  :))
No way. I've heard that Miorlin doesn't want another boss on the team :P

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Re: Season 10
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2020, 07:00:02 PM »
Unfortunately I have recently learned that SPORTLIFE if almost bankrupt. This is not a good prospect for Verbeek. He did not want to leave.

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Re: Season 10
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2020, 02:27:17 PM »
I just looked at the calender again but i really cant make anything of it. Seems like all tours have one stage that make it impossible for my current riders.

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Re: Season 10
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2020, 03:03:20 PM »
I just looked at the calender again but i really cant make anything of it. Seems like all tours have one stage that make it impossible for my current riders.

Just sell Verbeek to me and buy some new ones. There is always a solution, Sjiz.  ;)

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Re: Season 10
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2020, 03:04:34 PM »
There is always a solution, Sjiz.  ;)
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Re: Season 10
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2020, 06:52:03 PM »
:D Let me first sell some other riders. You can buy those :D