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Isostar - Adriatic 2017
Croatia14
Tamijo wrote:
Great race !


Indeed, an awesome victory for us, thanks Smile
 
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May Preview


April has been a tough month for us mostly. We had several issues over the month, with crashes plastering our way. But then our highlight of the month, the goal race in Philadelphia, turned the mood around. Marko Kump executed some strong teamwork to control the break, to win the classic in dominant fashion.

May now directly fires out the next big goal race, the 5 Jours du Dunquerque. The next Top5 goal race with its hilly cobbles offers perfect opportunities for both Polanc and Kump. For the later it will be the last stage race of the season. Lateron the team will compete in the Berlin, where Kump will have one of his last leading opportunities. The PTHC race in Norway can go in either way. Brändle has to deliver here, and we have some further riders that could make this race an awesome one, but we could also leave with way too less points.

5 Jours de Dunkerque

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Jan PolancLeaderMartin LaasDomestique
Marko KumpLeaderAhmed BelgasemDomestique
Roy JansFree RoleJernej SvabDomestique
Jerome GiauxDomestiqueDaniel JaramilloDomestique


Marko Kump is leading the team in one of the biggest potential up- and downs all season. Him and Polanc could create a dominant force with a to hilly cobbles dedicated supporting cast, that can also assemble a great sprint train. We are in the shout for 4 classifications: The GC, the young riders classification with Polanc, the points jersey with Kump and the Team classification. Stage 1 is one for Polanc, Stage 3 & 5 for Kump. Results are necessary in our second goal race.

Season Goal: Top 5

Goal: Top 3, Top 5, 2*Top 25, Stage Win, Points Classification, Youth Classification, Team Classification

Berlin ProRace

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Marko KumpLeaderRamunas NavardauskasTrain
Luis MansillaTrainMatthias BrändleDomestique
Roy JansTrainJernej SvabDomestique
Jerome GiauxTrainMartin LaasDomestique


We are riding a sprint classic where we offer a fantastic team to power the last 20 kilometers. With Navardauskas, Jans and Brändle 3 of the best roleurs of the division can stretch their legs to bring the train of Giaux, Mansilla and Kump into the perfect position. Then it's all about execution for our slovenian star. For a great result he needs the race to be as hard as possible.

Goal: Top 10, 2*Top 30

Tour of Norway

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Matthias BrändleLeaderMartin LaasDomestique
Xavier QuevedoFree RoleJaka BostnerDomestique
Stanislau BazhkouFree RoleMatej MugerliDomestique
Jerome GiauxSprinterDaniel JaramilloDomestique


The tour of Norway is difficult to predict yet. We brought leaders for both a TT prone (Brändle) and a hilly prone (Quevedo) stage races. Maybe the truth lays somewhere in between (Bazhkou). We however are prepared to fight for some good points in any scenario, on top we hope for some breakaways as well.

Goal: Top 10, Top 25, 2*Top50, 2 breakaways
 
Aquarius97
Well, now i get why you said that you wouldn't talk about relegation until your next goal race if Kump won Philly :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Ollfardh
Seems like there's no avoiding Kump for me Wink

This also makes me wonder why I set Berlin Prorace as a goal. I could've sworn it was hillier.
Changed my sig, this was getting absurd.
 
jandal7
Kump could be very dangerous in Dunkerque if we see a situation like last year and his sprints get executed right for bonifications in the next four stages - Polanc did well there last time as well iirc. And go Stan the Man in Norway Grin
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Croatia14
@Aquarius: How could it be different. Wink

@Ollfahrd: We should start a petition to make it hillier Smile Kump sadly has a couple of racedays less, and you used them well f.e. at the DUC.

@jandal7: Hopefully he is. Stan the Man always a wildcard.


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AbhishekLFC
Kump races are always important races so an important month coming up for you!
 
knockout
Berlin Pro Race looks like the kind of races where you could do very well but won't because the AI might not treat your team beneficial. Dunkerque is looking well so far while I struggle to guess what might happen in Norway for your team. Good luck anyway Grin
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April Rankings


We fell a little in the team rankings. However, there is still quite some gap to the red zone, which we need to sustain over the next months.

Team Rankings


TeamTotalRDPpRDProj
11pcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/new.pngNewton Foundation14975925,373552
25pcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/bgc.pngBerg Cycles14435725,323545
321pcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/ubs.pngTeam UBS13145424,333406
410pcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/ino.pngIndosat Ooredoo - ANZ12847018,342568
53pcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/fab.pngFablok - Bank BGZ12096319,192687
62pcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/iso.pngIsostar - Adriatic11786219,002660
74pcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/gre.pngGrieg - Eftel11465022,923209
812pcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/ged.pngGenerali - EDF11057215,352149
911pcmdaily.com/files/Micros16/lpu.pngLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam10997015,702198
107pcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/t3a.pngPodium Ambition10966018,272558
1119pcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/ers.pngEritel - Sonatrach10125817,452443
126pcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/ora.pngOrange Pro Cycling9885717,332426
1314pcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/cdb.pngCarlsberg - Danske Bank9464919,312703
1417pcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/eus.pngEuskaltel9246813,591903
1515pcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/kmm.pngKraftwerk Man Machine9194918,762626
168pcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/ssc.pngSPAR - Shimano - SCG8854918,062528
1713pcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/frs.pngFerrero - Samruk8775615,662192
189pcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/nvo.pngNetia - Vónin8575715,042106
1924pcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/mei.pngMeiji - JR East8544917,432440
2016pcmdaily.com/files/Micros16/mop.pngMOL - OMV Petrom8164717,362430
2122pcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/min.pngMinions7816112,801792
2218pcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/npn.pngNovatek-Panarmenian.net7655713,421879
2320pcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/vad.pngValio - DeLaval6646011,071550
2423pcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/hrm.pngHaute Route - Mavic536589,241294
2525pcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/tic.pngTeam Ticos Air Costa Rica443459,841378
2626pcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/cpl.pngCompal-Merida429607,151001


In the individual rankings we have our slovenian star in the Top 10. Marko Kump, scoring over 500 points already, is carrying our team to success. While our supporting team is pretty much in line with predictions, all Polanc, Brändle and Quevedo suffered heavily this season; under crashes and unlucky racing.

Individual Rankings


1Tejay Van GarderenUSApcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/new.pngNewton Foundation654
2Andrei AmadorCRCpcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/ubs.pngTeam UBS608
3Edvald Boasson HagenNORpcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/gre.pngGrieg - Eftel550
4Chris FroomeGBRpcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/fab.pngFablok - Bank BGZ513
5Marko KumpSLOpcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/iso.pngIsostar - Adriatic507
6Michal KwiatkowskiPOLpcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/nvo.pngNetia - Vónin425
7Diego UlissiITApcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/ged.pngGenerali - EDF365
8Maurice SchreursNEDpcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/ora.pngOrange Pro Cycling358
9Christopher Juul-JensenDENpcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/cdb.pngCarlsberg - Danske Bank356
10Benat IntxaustiESPpcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/ino.pngIndosat Ooredoo - ANZ340
11Rigoberto √öranCOLpcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/min.pngMinions337
12Aleksandar Fl√ľgelGERpcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/kmm.pngKraftwerk Man Machine320
13Matthew GossAUSpcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/ino.pngIndosat Ooredoo - ANZ319
14√ďscar GueraoESPpcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/ssc.pngSPAR - Shimano - SCG311
15PrimoŇĺ RoglińćSLOpcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/ged.pngGenerali - EDF310
16Romain SicardFRApcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/ora.pngOrange Pro Cycling303
17Lukasz WisniowskiPOLpcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/gre.pngGrieg - Eftel300
18Tom Van AsbroeckBELpcmdaily.com/files/Micros16/lpu.pngLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam299
19Davide AppollonioITApcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/cdb.pngCarlsberg - Danske Bank286
20Maxime VantommeBELpcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/nvo.pngNetia - Vónin271
41Matej MohoricSLOpcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/iso.pngIsostar - Adriatic177
62Janez BrajkovicSLOpcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/iso.pngIsostar - Adriatic123
100Jan PolancSLOpcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/iso.pngIsostar - Adriatic71
128Matthias BrändleAUTpcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/iso.pngIsostar - Adriatic48
143Luis Miguel MansillaCHLpcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/iso.pngIsostar - Adriatic43
145Jérome GiauxBELpcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/iso.pngIsostar - Adriatic42
158Roy JansBELpcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/iso.pngIsostar - Adriatic38
161Matej MugerliSLOpcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/iso.pngIsostar - Adriatic37
202Pavel PotockiCROpcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/iso.pngIsostar - Adriatic24
209Ramunas NavardauskasLTUpcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/iso.pngIsostar - Adriatic20
218Xavier QuevedoVENpcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/iso.pngIsostar - Adriatic18
251Tadej LogarSLOpcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/iso.pngIsostar - Adriatic13
273Jernej SvabSLOpcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/iso.pngIsostar - Adriatic11
342Stanislau BazhkouBLRpcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/iso.pngIsostar - Adriatic5
432Martin LaasESTpcmdaily.com/files/Micros17/iso.pngIsostar - Adriatic1
 
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5 Jours de Dunkerque

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Jan PolancLeaderMartin LaasDomestique
Marko KumpLeaderAhmed BelgasemDomestique
Roy JansFree RoleJernej SvabDomestique
Jerome GiauxDomestiqueDaniel JaramilloDomestique


Stage 1: The race had the probably most selective stage on day 1 already. But it started as it does so often, with team captain Polanc falling early. Luckily he made it back in the pack.

We took over responsibilities and chased the rather strong break hard, doing the majority of the work. Especially Jans doing an outstanding job, on which he also thinned out the group quite a bit.

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Onto the final cobbled climb we pushed the pace harder, and catching the break just in time while positioning Kump at the front.

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He closely missed out on the victory, but we managed to place two on the podium with Jans & Kump. What an opener!

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1Marcos AlturNewton Foundation4h34'12
2Roy JansIsostar - Adriatics.t.
3Marko KumpIsostar - Adriatics.t.


Stage 2: We had a sprint stage on the stage 2. Kump tried to gain some bonusses to attack the race lead, but failed to do so starting his sprint slightly too late.

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1Peter KennaughOrange Pro Cycling4h00'12
2Tomohiro HayakawaMeiji - JR Easts.t.
3Theo ReinhardtTeam UBSs.t.
7Marko KumpIsostar - Adriatics.t.


Stage 3: Again we contributed in the chase on this bumpy stage, seeking for points to rise in the GC.

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We tried our best to control things with strength and depth, even when the big guns attacked it.

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Sadly we couldn't bring Wisniowski back, who won the stage and grabbed the race lead. Kump, in the green jersey, could only finish 6th.

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1Lukasz WisniowskiGrieg - Eftel4h33'30
2Dan HollowayNovatek-Panarmenian.net+ 31
3Matthew GossIndosat Ooredoo - ANZs.t.
6Marko KumpIsostar - Adriatics.t.


Hence Wisniowski and also the surprisingly strong Holloway overtook both Jans & Kump in the GC.

Stage 4: Another bumpy stage to be very attentive in. And, alongside many other GC candidates, Polanc failed to catch a split. Our remaining GC duo did so however. Our sprintstar once again solid but not great in the sprint behind a lonesome surviving attacker, finishing 7th today again failing to catch bonusses and dropping a place in the points classification.

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1Alessandro BazzanaFerrero - Samruk3h48'11
2Matthew GossIndosat Ooredoo - ANZs.t.
3Maxime VantommeNetia - Vónins.t.
7Marko KumpIsostar - Adriatics.t.


But instead he moved up one place overall together with Jans, as Altur finished over 2 minutes down in the group of Polanc, who also dropped around 10 spots in the GC.

Stage 5: On the final stage it was the last chance to steal bonis. And we even had a breakaway appearance, with Svab showing off his strength.

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They got caught with 2.5 to go however. And more bad news, Polanc got caught out in a split again, loosing even more time. But Kump could fight for the bonis, coming around the last corner in 4th.

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And the Arrow from Doljenska firde some shots on the final few meters, just overtaking Goss narrowly to the line for 3rd and with it the last bonus seconds..

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1Peter KennaughOrange Pro Cycling3h24'38
2Maxime VantommeNetia - Vónins.t.
3Marko KumpIsostar - Adriatics.t.


This result makes him gain the decicive couple of seconds, with which Marko promotes to 2nd overall! What a race the team had with him!

1Lukasz WisniowskiGrieg - Eftel20h20'23
2Marko KumpIsostar - Adriatic+ 35
3Dan HollowayNovatek-Panarmenian.net+ 39
4Roy JansIsostar - Adriatics.t.
5Tom Van AsbroeckLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 51
6Luke RoweGrieg - Eftels.t.
7Kenneth VanbilsenLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeams.t.
8Alexey TsatevichNewton Foundations.t.
9Michael MOrkOvNetia - Vónins.t.
10Maxime DanielSPAR - Shimano - SCGs.t.
22Jérome GiauxIsostar - Adriatic+ 5'26
27Jan PolancIsostar - Adriatics.t.
42Ahmed Youssef BelgasemIsostar - Adriatic+ 9'43
45Jernej SvabIsostar - Adriatic+ 10'04


Also 4 more riders in the points scoring ranks! On top we could finish high in various classification, including a start-finish victory in the team classification.

Points:

1Peter KennaughOrange Pro Cycling2576
2Matthew GossIndosat Ooredoo - ANZ1464
3Marko KumpIsostar - Adriatic1660


U25:

1Marcos AlturNewton Foundation20h23'08 (1)
2Jan PolancIsostar - Adriatic+ 3'43 (2)
3Matti ManninenValio - DeLaval+ 6'41 (3)
4Jernej SvabIsostar - Adriatic+ 7'19 (4)


Teams:

1Isostar - Adriatic61h03'42 (1)
2Lierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeam+ 3'08 (2)
3Grieg - Eftel+ 3'56 (3)


Season Goal: Top 5 --> achieved

Goal: Top 3, Top 5, 2*Top 25, Stage Win, Points Classification, Youth Classification, Team Classification --> achieved

Points scored: 362 (Kump 176, Jans 125, Polanc 26, Giaux 18, Belgasem 9, Svab 8)

Manager's satisfaction rate: 9/10

Positive Surprise: Roy Jans - He was the key to our result. A major domestique on every stage, with the highlight on stage 1 where he caught a strong break on his own and still finished second. The big boom we all waited for of one of the strongest domestiques of the division.

Negative Surprise: Jan Polanc - Not the race of Polanc. It should be one of his best all season long, instead he faced his typical crash issues. Lateron, and only being the 3rd GC option at that point, he failed to pay enough attention to wind splits while most of our other riders did. On another day 26 points from this would be rageable, luckily for him the rest of the team was outstanding.
 
tastasol
What an amazing race for you! Around 60 points more than us, and I felt we had a really great race.

Kump has really been superb so far this season. Rare to find a sprinter that can be used so good on both hills, cobbles and in the actual sprints. Should even be near the top of the rankings now, but I'm guessing he has also used most of his racedays?
 
knockout
Brilliant race for you. You really can't hope for more success in such a race (eventhough you still complained at times about the stages Pfft ). Congrats to the race and good luck in the rest of you relegation fight Pfft
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AbhishekLFC
May is already sorted for you Pfft
 
Shonak

Negative Surprise: Jan Polanc - Not the race of Polanc. It should be one of his best all season long, instead he faced his typical crash issues. Lateron, and only being the 3rd GC option at that point, he failed to pay enough attention to wind splits while most of our other riders did. On another day 26 points from this would be rageable, luckily for him the rest of the team was outstanding.

Maybe it's time to think about selling him. Pfft Wink
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@tastasol: Well, it's nice to have such a good race alongside you,. though it's obviously a pain in the ass to almost share the same racing program with you, who constantly steals points from me. But I like to see you so strong with that awesome team.
Indeed the season is almost done for Kump, only a couple of 1-day races left :/ I really enjoy his run currently.

@knockout: It was Pfft though Kump could've been stronger on the bumpy stages and Polanc could've used to avoid falling and thus dropping down in the GC. But yes Pfft Thank you for the nice wishes, we're in a good position with this I guess.

@AbhishekLFC: that was the race where we needed to do that Cool

@Shonak: Dream on Pfft Well seriously, nobody is unsellable. Well, some are. But still, it'd need an outstanding offer to buy Polanc.

 
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Berlin ProRace

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Marko KumpLeaderRamunas NavardauskasTrain
Luis MansillaTrainMatthias BrändleDomestique
Roy JansTrainJernej SvabDomestique
Jerome GiauxTrainMartin LaasDomestique


A long day in the saddle of the meninlime. We neither managed to place somebody in the break, nor had anything to do with the chase. However, we had Kump for the sprint. Sadly no teammates tried to guide him into the final or to sneak away minor points, so he was all on his own there.

For some reason though he didn't position himself halfway close to the front, meaning that he had to come from a long way back. That was a task of impossibility for him, and while making up some ground he couldn't even manage to get into the Top 10.

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There could have been so much more out of this, but we had to settle for 12th at the end.

1√ďscar GueraoSPAR - Shimano - SCG4h59'40
2Peter KennaughOrange Pro Cyclings.t.
3Roman MaksimovNewton Foundations.t.
4Erik MohsFablok - Bank BGZs.t.
5Ivano Lo CiceroValio - DeLavals.t.
6Davide AppollonioCarlsberg - Danske Banks.t.
7Mark CavendishKraftwerk Man Machines.t.
8Tom Van AsbroeckLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeams.t.
9Kenji ItamiMeiji - JR Easts.t.
10Andrea GuardiniFablok - Bank BGZs.t.
12Marko KumpIsostar - Adriatics.t.


18 Points is still far less than what we hoped for.

Goal: Top 10, 2*Top 30 --> failed

Points scored: 18 (Kump 18)

Manager's satisfaction rate: 2/10

Positive Surprise: Crashes - We had none. And that is actually a huge surprise.

Negative Surprise: Positioning - Neither our captain did well, nor did any domestique in supporting him or going for himself in that terms. Like this we could just give 7 youngsters next to Kump in these types of races...
 
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Tour of Norway

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Matthias BrändleLeaderMartin LaasDomestique
Xavier QuevedoFree RoleJaka BostnerDomestique
Stanislau BazhkouFree RoleMatej MugerliDomestique
Jerome GiauxSprinterDaniel JaramilloDomestique


On the next PTHC race the team could go either way. It is seen to be our best stage race in PTHC, as with Brändle and Bazhkou we have legitimate top options for a realistic scenario of riders with climbing abilities surviving and benefitting from the ITT.

Stage 1: A flat sprint stage, which means breakaway goals for us. Laas tried:

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But at the end he couldn't succeed. Ahlstrand won the big sprint, ensuring that his name is stamped into the ground on his team's home race. Giaux missed his chance to contest for his own.

Stage 2: Another sprint stage. This time we didn't even try to break away or sprint. Coquard won for Festina.

Stage 3: The ITT. All eyes on our leader Brändle, who had a decent day. He didn't surprise, but finish 10th overall slightly lower than what we expected of him.

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Sadly Bazhkou could not compete with the best, and finished way lower than anticipated in the 30s. Same for Mugerli however, who had a very nice day with that.

Stage 4: The all decisive hilly stage. And amazingly Quevedo took the stage up, attacking halfway into the race being far down the GC already.

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The pace on the stage was quite high, so that he was reeled in though. But instead several opponents of our captain lost contact and fell off the front group. It was not too high to drop our main riders though, who held Brändle at the front.

Like this our Austrian captain could go onto the final kilometers, to then finish 11th in the bunch sprint won by Koretzky.

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This even made him climb up to 2nd GC behind Coppel. Also Bazhkou & Mugerli moved up into the Top20.

Stage 5: A bumpy stage leaving room for difficulties. For us it was all about defense, to bring the GC position home. Even better would've been another Quevedo attack, but you can't have all.

A strong break without us went clear, and 3 riders survived. We haven't been part of it, but the winner Gautier has. We stayed save bringing an outstanding GC result home.

1Jerome CoppelFestina - Dexia16h59'08
2Matthias BrändleIsostar - Adriatic+ 1'23
3Kazushige KubokiMeiji - JR East+ 1'48
4Jose GoncalvesTeam UBSs.t.
5Dan CravenEritel - Sonatrach+ 1'56
6Yuri TrofimovTinkoff Sport Academy+ 2'05
7Rui CostaBerg Cycles+ 2'06
8Janvier HadiEritel - Sonatrach+ 2'07
9Mekseb DebesayEritel - Sonatrach+ 2'08
10Florian MorizotRBC Pro Cycling+ 2'13
14Stanislau BazhkouIsostar - Adriatics.t.
17Matej MugerliIsostar - Adriatic+ 2'43
43Jaka BostnerIsostar - Adriatic+ 3'54
44Xavier QuevedoIsostar - Adriatic+ 3'57


Goal: Top 10, Top 25, 2*Top50, 2 breakaways --> achieved

Points scored: 230 (Brändle 145, Bazhkou 39, Mugerli 30, Bostner 7, Quevedo 7, Laas 2)

Manager's satisfaction rate: 9,5/10

Positive Surprise: Brändle - With this race he approved the steep price we paid for him. What a race he rode for us! Playing his strengths to perfection, Mathias took the big GC result in style.

Negative Surprise: scrap that for this time
 
tastasol
Stunning result for you. Even though you say that you have used most of your best race days, you are also starting to get such a high amount of points that you can't be counted out of the promotion battle.
 
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tastasol wrote:
Stunning result for you. Even though you say that you have used most of your best race days, you are also starting to get such a high amount of points that you can't be counted out of the promotion battle.


It was indeed. Yeah it would be nice to be in contention for a Top 10 result indeed. Hopefully the good performances in May lead us into the Top3 of the provisional ranking after May.
 
Croatia14
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Lincoln GP

5.6.HChilly cobblesPolancTop 5www.rockclimbing.com/images/global/icons/stars-5-3.gif

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Jan PolancLeaderMartin LaasDomestique
Ahmed BelgasemDomestiqueJernej SvabDomestique
Roy JansDomestiqueMatej MugerliDomestique
Jerome GiauxDomestiqueDaniel JaramilloDomestique


For the Lincoln GP we had again Jan Polanc leading the team. Without dual leadership all spotlight is on him.

From the beginning on we worked on controlling the pack. The team did a great job early on, keeping the group in touching distance.

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Having the group in touching distance, Polanc then attacked on the third to last round right into the uphill cobbled section.

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Marcos Altur, his nemesis for the white jerseys on cobbles so far, didn't let his rival go alone and joined him.

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When the groups behind almost caught up with the couple, it was our man in lime to attack again. And what a move it was to rip a hole in between them:

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From behind it was Wisniowski mostly that felt responsible for the chase, grabbing his heart with both hands and trying to chase him down. It was man vs. man on the final 5 kilometers.

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Having a spare lead onto the final cobbled section Polanc gave it his all, streaming towards the finish line with our #zeroturnaround riding style. Within lapped riders he could barely hang on to his advantage, but at the end of the day he took the day in style.

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1Jan PolancIsostar - Adriatic3h49'08
2Lukasz WisniowskiGrieg - Eftels.t.
3Marcus BurghardtPodium Ambition+ 22
4Arman KamyshevOrange Pro Cycling+ 31
5Kenneth VanbilsenLierse SK - Pizza Ullo PCTeams.t.
6Alexey TsatevichNewton Foundation+ 1'00
7Edward TheunsGenerali - EDF+ 1'07
8Marcos AlturNewton Foundations.t.
9Matti BreschelCarlsberg - Danske Banks.t.
10Maxime DanielSPAR - Shimano - SCG+ 1'24
13Jèrome GiauxIsostar - Adriatic+ 2'22
27Roy JansIsostar - Adriatic+ 3'39


Goal: Top 5, Top 15, 2*Top 30 --> achieved

Points scored: 160 (Polanc 140, Giaux 15, Jans 5)

Manager's satisfaction rate: 10/10

Positive Surprise: Jan Polanc - What a ride. We put so much confidence into him. He attacked on the hill, he got cought, he shaked his companions off, he resisted, he won in style. This is a special win for the Isostar project. He played it perfectly.

"It just feels so good because it was such an untypical way we went signing him as our biggest Free Agent in our first season and directly loaning him out. Winning now means so much for the team, as he has been the first of our huge projects on our plan to bring in the best Slovenian riders in one team."


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Arguably the biggest win in the history of Isostar - Adriatic. We feel like having reached the absolute peak of the season. A historical moment for the team, as we at the end of the 5th of June lead the Team Standings for the first time in the history of the team. That it's in PCT already in our second year as a promoted team is the cherry on top of the cake.

Having a team of 4 Slovenian captains and being that successful is a great achievement for us. Especially thinking of how young the team is, and how we focussed on supporting national and regional cycling developments. More than ever we can say that the future looks bright for our young core, and we feel that the team could develop very comfortably.

Leading the standings of this point was something that only appeared in the wildest dreams of our managers. With the latest run we declare that we will try to not talk about the bad word with r at the beginning anymore. Instead, we'll look forward from day to day to try and keep us up as high as possible to fight for every single point.

The team is free to continue in the zero turnaround style, racing this fresh & young attacking racing. And, let's see, maybe even a Top 10 spot is possible at the end of the season. The main goal now however now is that our riders enjoy racing, and can grab every opportunity they can get in the difficult second season half to show the beautiful jersey at the front of the race.

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