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RTG '20 | Teams, Riders and Races
AbhishekLFC
This thread will be used to discuss everything going on in and around the peloton in the 2020 season of Road To Glory. I will start off by posting team details. Feel free to start discussing about the make-up of the teams, their focus and which ones catch your fancy.

Once the rider creation process is complete for the season, I will put up rider details in this thread too. You can also use this thread to post about and from the perspective of your riders. Let everyone know how his recent race went, what he's thinking and what his dreams are. Also feel free to spark some rivalries in the peloton. But always remember, keep it clean!

When the racing starts, use this thread to discuss about the races that are taking place in the cycling world.
 
AbhishekLFC
Teams Details


AG2R La Mondiale

NationalityRequirementsFocusFlexibilitySize
FranceTT, SprinterFrance, Western EuropeLow28

Leaders: Bardet, Cosnefroy, Naesen, Gallopin


Astana Pro Team

NationalityRequirementsFocusFlexibilitySize
KazakhstanCobbles, SprinterKazakhstan, Italy, Central AsiaMedium28

Leaders: M. A. Lopez, Fuglsang, Bilbao, I. Izagirre


Bahrain - McLaren

NationalityRequirementsFocusFlexibilitySize
Bahrain TT, CobblesItaly, Asia, Eastern EuropeMedium29

Leaders: Landa, Teuns, Poels, Colbrelli


Bora - Hansgrohe

NationalityRequirementsFocusFlexibilitySize
Germany TT, CobblesGermany, Central EuropeLow27

Leaders: Sagan, Buchmann, Schachmann, Konrad, Majka


Caja Rural - Seguros RGA

NationalityRequirementsFocusFlexibilitySize
SpainPuncher, TT, CobblesSpain, South America, EuropeLow27

Leaders: N. Quintana, Anacona, Aberasturi


CCC Team

NationalityRequirementsFocusFlexibilitySize
Poland Puncher, SprinterPoland, Central EuropeMedium29

Leaders: Van Avermaet, Mareczo, Zakarin, Trentin


Cofidis, Solutions Crédits

NationalityRequirementsFocusFlexibilitySize
FranceClimber, TT, CobblesFrance, Western EuropeMedium28

Leaders: G. Martin, Je. Herrada, Viviani, Laporte


Deceuninck-Quick Step

NationalityRequirementsFocusFlexibilitySize
BelgiumClimberBelgium, Western EuropeLow29

Leaders: Alaphilippe, Stybar, Lampaert, S. Bennett, Jakobsen


EF Pro Cycling

NationalityRequirementsFocusFlexibilitySize
USASprinterNorth America, Western Europe, OceaniaLow29

Leaders: Uran, Woods, Vanmarcke, Bettiol


Groupama - FDJ

NationalityRequirementsFocusFlexibilitySize
FranceTT, CobblesFrance, Western EuropeLow28

Leaders: Pinot, Gaudu, Demare, Kung


Hagens Berman - Axeon

NationalityRequirementsFocusFlexibilitySize
USAPuncher, Cobbles, SprinterNorth America, ScandinaviaMedium27

Leaders: Barguil, Eiking


Israel Start-Up Nation

NationalityRequirementsFocusFlexibilitySize
IsraelN/AIsrael, Eastern EuropeHigh30

Leaders: Martin, Hermans, Pollitt


Lotto Soudal

NationalityRequirementsFocusFlexibilitySize
BelgiumClimber, TTBelgium, Western EuropeMedium27

Leaders: Wellens, Gilbert, Ewan, Degenkolb


Mitchelton-Scott

NationalityRequirementsFocusFlexibilitySize
AustraliaPuncher, Cobbles, SprinterOceania, South AfricaMedium28

Leaders: S. Yates, A. Yates, Durbridge


Movistar Team

NationalityRequirementsFocusFlexibilitySize
SpainCobbles, SprinterSpain, South America, Central AmericaMedium28

Leaders: Valverde, E. Mas, N. Oliviera


Nippo - Delko - Provence

NationalityRequirementsFocusFlexibilitySize
JapanClimber, TT, CobblesEast Asia, Italy, FranceLow29

Leaders: Calmejane, Coquard, Petit


Team Dimension Data

NationalityRequirementsFocusFlexibilitySize
South AfricaAnyAfrica, AustraliaLow29

Leaders: Pozzovivo, Gasparotto, Valgren Andersen, Boasson Hagen, Nizzolo, Campenaerts


Team INEOS

NationalityRequirementsFocusFlexibilitySize
Great BritainN/AGreat Britain, EuropeHigh30

Leaders: Froome, Bernal, Thomas, Carapaz, Kwiatkowski


Team Jumbo-Visma

NationalityRequirementsFocusFlexibilitySize
NetherlandsAnyNetherlands, Western EuropeLow27

Leaders: Dumoulin, Kruijswijk, Roglic, Groenewegen, Van Aert, Teunissen


Team Sunweb

NationalityRequirementsFocusFlexibilitySize
GermanyAnyNetherlands, GermanyMedium28

Leaders: Kelderman, Matthews, Benoot


Trek - Segafredo

NationalityRequirementsFocusFlexibilitySize
USACobbles, SprinterUSA, Western EuropeMedium28

Leaders: Nbali, Porte, Mollema, Stuyven, Pedersen


UAE Team Emirates

NationalityRequirementsFocusFlexibilitySize
UAEN/AItaly, West AsiaMedium30

Leaders: Pogacar, Ulissi, Kristoff, Gaviria, Philipsen

Edited by AbhishekLFC on 24-11-2020 09:04
 
AbhishekLFC
Riders in Focus

Daniel Clark

Specialization: Classics
Favourite Team: BMC Racing Team
Career Goal: Historic Mini or Grand Slam (4 or 5 of the monuments won in a career)
Rides For: Trek - Segafredo
Spoiler
i.imgur.com/A7qLPLB.png

Daniel Clark didn't start out wishing to be a bicycle racer. His love was for football (the real kind, not the American version). His childhood in Michigan was spent chasing a ball rather than riding a bike. However, a series of concussions cut short his ability to play football...and he was soon on his bike looking to expend the excess energy of youth in a less dangerous way.

The first amateur clubs wanted to help Clark become a great climber, seeing his light frame ideally suited him to that role. However, Clark had no interest in a style of racing he called 'boring'. His heart was set on the purest form of bike racing...the classic. Where savvy and race experience count for just as much as pure physical power.

Clark therefore set about improving his attack and short climbing skills, working on his sprinting, and trying desperately to train for the pain of the cobbles. His environment in Michigan provided plenty of opportunity to work on bumpy terrain...but the gravel roads are no substitute for the pave.

Optimistically looking to the future, Clark hopes his quick acceleration, light frame, and ability to enjoy pain and suffering will serve him well in the professional peloton. The future awaits...and for now, Clark is dreaming big.


Jhon Santíago García Cerravalos

Specialization: Climber
Favourite Team: Movistar Team
Career Goal: Winning a GT in Ecuador
Signed For: Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
Spoiler
i.imgur.com/E8GYS3i.png

Early Steps: Jhon was born in a rather small family in Gualacea at the 20th of April 19 years ago. Together with one older brother he was sharing the full attention of his family. Already in his young age he had the privilege of having a TV at home, where he followed the big names of Ecuadorian Sports: Of course Carlos Tenorio was one of his early heroes, as he not only was part of the first Ecuadorian WC team ever in 2002, he also was the main man when the team promoted to the Round of 16 at the WC in Germany in 2006.

But it wasn't all about football. When Jhon was that kid that was all about sports, the big hero of the country was world champion and olympics silver medal winner Jefferson Pérez. While Athletics caught the interest of Jhon more and more, it wasn't really about walking or running. He was more and more attracted to the popular sportsmen from Colombia or Venezuela, when the likes of Rujano, Pena, Serpa and Laverde conquered the world, especially at the Giro. But it would be other shining stars that really brought him into cycling.

Cycling Path: Soon the young gun started to take his own first footsteps. He had a bike pretty early, as distances were quite long and parents were hard working. The downside of this was having to be quite self-serving pretty early in his life, the upside though was that his family could finance him a quite decent bike even for european standards. And he absolutely fell in love with it.

By that time it was pretty sure though that he'd join a cycling club pretty soon. And he did so. Though, as you might have guessed, not everything ran in line with the expected of course. We're not talking about a road bike, we are talking about a proper cool mountainbike. And with that he could step into the paths of his real hero: Emilio Falla.

Soon he was riding competitions, having the full support of his family. And he was damn good. On national level he was quite good at first, but with his determination and a great trainer he became a world apart from the regional and even national competition in his age. Even his role model, Falla, shouted out his name on the nation bmx championships in Quito in 2013, where young Garcia won the U18! competition.

But by that time another shift happened. Falla wasn't as successful as he used to be anymore, the big names from South America were the Brazilian Renato Rezende or the Colombians with Carlos Oquendo and Carlos Ramirez. Even on his young age he was the #3 in Ecuador behind Alfredo Campo and Emilio Falla already.

That was when he got the opportunity to broaden his horizon. A certain Movistar Team had started a developmental program in Ecuador. Colombia hat these youth development structures for long, and with the rise of the youngsters like Rigoberto Uran, Sergio Henao, Carlos Betancur and Fabio Duarte they were lightyears away from the rest. However, also in Ecuador something started to form, and the Team Ecuador was built.

This team, led by Byrom Guama at that point, built some structures to capture talent. While this didn't work out too good in the beginnings, the project had some success over the next months. And one of the first prospects in this project was Jhon. He was offered a development contract with the development team of the project which slowly turned into the Movistar Team Ecuador.

And with it he had the opportunity to ride his first UCI level races. The Vuelta Kolbi or the Vuelta Dominica were one of his first races on the proper road cylcing world. Not forgetting his roots however, as he still appeared to win the junior BMX championships with ease and even got some footsteps into cyclocrossing, which was part of the developmental contract he signed.

It didn't take long until he first rode the Vuelta al Ecuador, eventhough the race these days only had an amateur character. Still, Jhon had some success, especially finishing 3rd from a breakaway on one of the late stages. This may have been the last convincing move to become finally part of the Movistar Team Ecuador, just at the age of 17!

Together with the likes of Jefferson Cepeda, Santiago Montenegro and Wilson Haro , all only 1-3 years older, he rode a very nice calendar. Also, he got invited for Nations Cup races with Ecuador for the first time. While he had a nice calendar with Team Ecuador, racing in Guatemala, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, the Dominican Republic and even the USA, racing the nations cup was on another level.

From the whole Ecuadorian squad there was one guy that stood a chance: Jonathan Narvaez. The others, including Jhon, flew off the back so fast you couldn't even tell. Especially on the flat races. Jhon just wasn't used to racing that hard all the time, and not just at the end of the race or a climb. But he tried to adapt the european mentality in a way only Narvaez could do so far.

He heard of many Ecuadorians - well, even more Colombians but also many of his teammates or former ones - that tried to do so in the past. But most of them failed. There was one Ecuadorian that made it over: Richard Carapaz. He achieved the dream of becoming a professional cyclist in road racing. And after the season there were good news for Narvaez too. After signing a contract with Axeon, rumour had him in lines with a potential QuickStep engagement already.

That left Jhon with a certain decision to make: He now was at Team Ecuador, but that wouldn't earn him the money he needs in his life. Should he follow the path? Or was it time to jump over the sea to Europe? Yeah sure, there was also the chance of riding professionally in Colombia. But would they want an Ecuadorian with their number of strong youngsters?

Thinking about being just a 19 year old guy he postponed the decision. After finishing his season with Team Ecuador he turned his attraction a little bit more on BMX riding. He still got it in him, so he gave it a go at U23 races and even starting in the Copa Latinoamericana in Bolivia. Also finishing 2nd at both Sierra Centro and Orient - Amzonico behind Campo and another 6th place in San Jose at the Copa de Naciones Costa Rica made him gain some serious reputation in the BMX world, as that meant that Jhon would climb in the Top 50 of the BMX world standings at the age of 19.

Gaining in confidence step by step made him looking into the future a lot more comfortable. Training for the next season together with Byrom Guama and Jonathan Klever Caicedo determined his preperation. Secretly always waiting for the right phone call - of yourse he wouldn't hire an agent and do it himself - Jhon had planned to ride for Movistar Team Ecuador, eventhough there had been interest from Medellin - Inder, Team Bolivia and EPM-UNE.

Even a Belgian cyclocross-team, we are not allowed to call their name here, invited him to join a young riders program with chances on the Belgian amateuir circuit on the road and on the dirt. But then there was the one option that turned everything around. Austrian equipe MyBike-Stevens had offered a developmental contract, which was similar to the cyclocross one, but actually on UCI level on both ends.

Enthusiasticly Jhon packed his bags to travel to Austria, aiming to finalize the details of what should be a real cycling contract! Or would he? Just as he turned on his phone stepping out of the plane, there was a message left for him. It changed everything...

Personality: Calm, and always well prepared. Jhon is that acribic worker that tries to find the perfect race scenario right before the race already. Has some issues with adapting to surprising race situations. Loves the tropical whether. Loves dirt. Get's bored when a race is too flat for too long. Absolutely open to take planned risks. Sunnyboy on the outside, not so on the inside. Not the best out of rest days. Doesn't like quick changes of flat and mountain stages. Loves difficult profiles, where the race is hard to predict. Trash Talker.

Cycling character: Jhon is a pretty lightweight climber. When the road kicks up, it's the steeper the better. Unrythmic climbs, rough punches, steep ramps. Give him that and you make him feel comfortable. He's never sat on a time trial bike. His acceleration is very quick, though he is yet to have a proper sprint on board. There are a lot of questions raised on his recovery and stamina. But coming from the BMX background he knows how to sustain an effort quite well, especially with changing pace all the time. Also, for a South American he is a straight out awesome descender and technique expert. On the flat roads he has to work on his engine, though the potential should be there.

Favourite Teams/Riders/Races: Movistar Team Ecuador. Several riders that determined his youth, f.e. the likes of Uran and Henao. Androni-Giocattoli with all there young south Americans. Narvaez, Klever, Carapaz. Joaquin Rodriguez. Jose Rujano. The Giro is the big race for him. Otherwise it's about the Vuelta of course. But a huge priority are the home races in South America. His dream is having a GT finishing in Ecuador, either a new South American one or even the Giro/Vuelta. Zdenek Stybar. Emilio Falla. The BMX Worldcupraces in South America. Caja Rural.

Rivals/No Gos: Young Colombians. The arrogant Belgian cyclocross youth. Time Trials. Echolons. Wout van Aert. The overrate borefest which is the Tour de France. Vegans. Former Dopers. People that do high-altitude training camps in Ecuador but can't ride a bike properly. Elbows. The rotten apples.


Hector César Ernesto Fernándes Hernándes

Specialization: Classics
Favourite Team: Team Dimension Data
Career Goal: Win 3 monuments, a GT and the Cyclocross WC or Olympic Medal MTB
Rides For: Movistar Team
Spoiler
i.imgur.com/N0W7dI5.png

Hector C√©sar Ernesto FERN√ĀNDES HERN√ĀNDES was born in Cali, Colombia on 14 may 1998. He was seen as a gifted cyclist early on, doing tricks on his bike that few adults could match. His parents pushed him to become a professional cyclist, and Hector liked cycling so he didn't mind.

At first, it was hard for him to specialise, he won all local races whether they were flat, uphill or even offroad. The only thing he didn't like were time trials, as he couldn't motivate himself to ride without competition. He loved cyclocross and mountainbike, but his parents wanted his to pursue a road career, as he would get more money that way. They also discouraged him from riding on the cobbles, as no sane person would ever organise a race on cobblestones.

With parts of his passion repressed, he joined his first junior team. They turned him into a puncheur as he could ride the bike uphill fast and had a good acceleration. And of course because all of Colombia was mountains and hills. Having won even more races, Hector was offered many professional contracts, but he had one team that stood out.

Learning from another allrounder Boasson Hagen, becoming a part of the legendary Mark Cavedish' sprint train, and most importantly, no real puncheur leader. He had a chance to grow in the ranks and maybe one day realise the secret dream no one but him knew about: becoming the first Colombian to win Paris-Roubaix.


J√łrgen Hillestad

Specialization: Classics
Favourite Team: Team Sky
Career Goal: Historic Mini or Grand Slam / Stage win in all three GT's / World Road Champion
Signed For: Hagens Berman - Axeon
Spoiler
i.imgur.com/llHSR8t.png

At a young age, J√łrgen was an aspirering football player. Making all state three years in a row and being the midfielder of any coachs dream. But, during a regular season game while 14 years old, he got tackled in knee height. Blowing out his knee and ending his season early. During recovery, his physican recommended swimming and cycling as a road to recovery.

During his sessions on the bike, J√łrgen fell in love with the art of cycling. And later that year, he entered a local club and basicly ending his hopes and dreams of playing for Manchester United on Old Trafford. To winning the Tour de France overal. However, after several years of competing on the bike. He came to the realisasion that his specialty was on the tougher and more technical roads rather then long high gradient climbs.

A new classic rider has been born.


Virginijus Alunderis

Specialization: Climber
Favourite Team: Movistar
Career Goal: Win the mountain classification in all GTs
Rides For: Deceuninck-Quick Step
Spoiler
i.imgur.com/IgZRl6f.png

Alunderis turned up out of nowhere for last year's everyman race of the √Ėztaler 5500, where he soon left everybody behind and and won by over 25 minutes with an estimated power output that caught the interest of professional teams. At the press conference he claimed it's due to his all-meat-diet. He would not disclose any further details about himself or his past, but there seemed to be no motor hidden in the bike and he passed a doping test without raising any red flags.


Elias Abdessabour

Specialization: Climber
Favourite Team: Dimension Data
Career Goal: First Moroccan rider to podium in the Tour
Signed For: Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
Spoiler
i.imgur.com/Evk4OnU.png

From the desert city of Ouarzazate comes Morocco’s possible first three week stage prospect. Known for its cinema studios, Ouarzazate is about to contribute with another star and Hollywood-esque story, although off frame. Pedalling from an early age, he started riding in the twisty turns of the Atlas Mountains, training almost everyday on Africa’s longest summit range. At 15, he started winning several local races, including one at the top of the Col du Tichka. Abdessabour caught eye of several top cycling teams, including the obvious MTN-Qhubeka, now Dimension Data, interested in attaining one of Africa’s biggest prospects in years. Talks did start and the team even lent some bikes and an opportunity to travel to Europe so that young Elias could have better training conditions. Still living in Morocco, and after some months in Europe where he kept showing his potential, it’s time for the star in the Moroccan flag to fulfill his dream and write history for the Northern African country. Will it be with Dimension Data or Sky? We’ll soon find out.


Arnout Van Aarle

Specialization: Northern Classics
Favourite Team: Quick-Step Floors
Career Goal: Ronde van Vlaanderen, Paris-Roubaix
Signed For: Groupama - FDJ
Spoiler
i.imgur.com/qasSqVz.png

Riding in the fields of Flanders, there was little else that Arnout wanted to do in life than to become a cycling legend. Filled with the legends of Johan Museeuw and Peter van Petegem, AVA was a huge supporter of Mapei and Lotto-Domo in the past alike. But the sentiments of his father - an ex-doper fallen from grace in the belgian public - and family were much more anxious. Having seen what professional cycling does to you and how it may ruin in the long-haul, his father preferred that Arnout focuses on his school success and follow a more traditional career trajectory.

In the junior races, Arnout was one of the also-rans in his beginning until he got a late spurt in growth and put on some additional muscle mass. This gave him an edge in the wind and turned him into a work-horse for the peloton. He developed the strength to split the bunch in the flat but was first reluctant to channel the same tactic in the hills. Over time, as the distance of the junior races became longer, he became a dominat figure of the junior races, usually dueling it out with the same five faces all year. He relied on his strength in the Bergs but was a quick learner when it came to the finesse of tactical games and grand strategies within a race. Some would call it wheel-sucking but the belgian junior scene is an unforgiving one where only victory counts, where is no margin of error. At least, Arnout was well equipped in playing this game in all his forms and had the lungs to go the whole distance. Still, this was just a beginning and there was a lot to learn on and off the pavé.

Now that Arnout has finally finished school, he and his parents made an arrangement: He gets one year, perhaps two years, to see how it is for him. Clearly remembering the words of his father, Arnout was hasty to employ his father as his agent as well. But something in his father wanted to return to the world of cycling as well. He was concsious of what this implied but Arnout didn't want to break his father's heart for his love to cycling.

Currently Arnout is one of the young belgian hopefuls. Having experience in junior races and cyclo-cross as well, Arnout aims for the smaller classics and wants to see where his strenghts are. While Ronde and Roubaix are mostly the stuff of his dreams, he hopes that smaller flanders and ardennes classics won't be out of reach for too long, and has taken interest in the career path of olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet and former World Champion Philippe Gilbert.

Arnout speaks flemish dutch, french and english.


Rocco Bianchi Campagna

Specialization: Classics
Favourite Team: Lotto-Soudal
Career Goal: Be more handsome (already done) and get more career wins than Flosi Thorson (more personal one added later)
Signed For:
Spoiler
i.imgur.com/9qK4xu4.png

Well before Cancellara, Kwiatkowski and Stybar made the rolling white roads of Tuscany famous, Rocco Bianchi Campagna rode them with his older sister on their parents' old bikes. Those beautiful evening rides past the vineyards of Tuscany were truly something else. Growing up on the vineyards in Chianti was a great way to live.

Rocco was a kind, but sometimes hotheaded, young boy who loved football and cycling. The obvious hero when he was quite young was Bettini - a Tuscan hero. As he got older he continued to play and love football and cycling but the former was a sport and the latter a hobby.

However, when his sister got into bike racing, Rocco Campagna followed her, first in mountain biking, where he had great success - the technical and punchy stylings suited the young boy well in the local and regional levels. However whilst Eva Campagna stuck to the mountain biking and loved it, Rocco wanted to take his cycling a step further once he became a teenager.

So, on the encouragement of one of the runners of the mountain biking league, he bought a cheap old Colnago and started competing on the tarmac as well as the dirt. He kept up both but he found himself excelling on the road. He won many races on many levels and though he kept up mountain biking (and still does when he can), his true talent (and passion) was for the road. Not necessarily tarmac if Rocco had any say. He loved them Tuscan back roads on his road bike as well.

As Rocco got older he found great success on the junior circuit, not always at the front but impressing with attacks and some consistent scoring in both Italian races and in the most prestigious junior events. As part of the Ride to Glory he's done enough to secure a contract for next year... the only question is: where?

Type of Rider: Full of panache! So far his spirit of attacking has undermined his chances of top 5 or top 3 success on the hard roads of the junior circuit. Campagna doesn't have too much of a specialty yet but has shown an affinity for one-day races - not to say just classics, he's won stages in stage races a lot but he is better at riding to win in the purest form than to ride for GC in the mountains - where he can also perform well, but on the Elite level it'll be a different matter for everything.

The hills, flats, cobbles and even some sprints have also shown to be Rocco's strengths and so, even though he hasn't beaten the big names of the future just yet, he's got a lot of options and could prove a useful domestique or even baroudeur in his neo-pro year. Loves to attack and has a good punch and racing mind. Will attack to the death, but not in the mindless Voeckler style, more in just a never-say die but still tactically ok style Pfft Happy to service teammates and is a loyal teammate on and off the bike.

Instinctive racer but also likes to know the course before-hand, particularly in technical classics and stage-races, where he can plan for stages to target or KoMs to chase if he has a free role.

Very good technically and with great energy over long days, tough days and multiple days alike. A bit lighter than your average cobbler means Roubaix can be tough on him but the Flemish classics, with their punchy and technical stylings, are his jam. But still could develop into a more bemuscled flat rider, or even more of a Gilbert or even Valverde type of rider - even though he's not going to be as good as them in all likelihood.

Oh and hates TTs. Duh.

Personality: A kind-hearted guy mostly but, despite being well-meaning, is probably too quick on the draw when he or a friend/teammate is insulted/mistreated, and doesn't pick his fights well at all, which gets him into sticky situations with rivals and, probably at some point, the UCI. Makes him a doggedly loyal teammate and friend. Loves his family above all, and grows to apply that to his team. Hates arrogance but can respect confidence. Also hates dopers. Self-assured but not overconfident.

Favourites: Loves Strade Bianche most of all, plus the Giro, San Remo and Lombardia in his home country of course. Absolutely in love with the Flanders classics and basically all of cycling as a big cycling romantic and nerd. As a part of this, he has a lot of respect for the history, not to say he can't appreciate positive changes in globalisation and not-doping. Also means he loves Le Tour even if he has to agree it's got boring recently - the Giro is definitely the best in Rocco's eyes. Doesn't really have a favourite team as their pasts can all be disillusioning - more about the people than the teams for him.

Modern heroes are Bettini, Stybar, Gilbert, L. Deignan, De Gendt, Jensie, Voeckler, et al. Has a huge respect for the heroics of older riders, his favourites there would be Fondriest, De Vlaeminck and Henri Van Lerberghe to name a few. Kind of likes Valverde and Contador also in modern times, but would like them more if they weren't goddamn dopers. Chiappucci and Kelly too, of course.

The road is his favourite cycling discipline by far but still loves MTB and has dabbled in CX. To Rocco you just can't beat the heroism and romance of road cycling though.


Bernard Garin

Specialization: Climber
Favourite Team: FDJ
Career Goal: Being the first Black rider to win TDF, win a TDF stage in 14th July
Rides For: Groupama - FDJ
Spoiler
i.imgur.com/dVVrkXy.png

Background

Descendant of the first Tour de France winner, Maurice Garin, Bernard takes his name from the French legend Bernard Hinault, as Bernard's father, Jacques Garin, was a huge fan of Hinault. His mother was born in Guadalape so that gives Bernard his "Black" anscestry.

He has won everything in Junior level, from popular races up the Alpe d'Huez, to highly known stage races. Now he makes the step to the WT level hoping to develop into a top climber and why not, try to be the first black rider to win the Tour de France


Jens Christiansen

Specialization: Stage Racer
Favourite Team: Astana
Career Goal: Revenge the injustice done to his hero Michael Rasmussen to win the Tour de France and start a WT team just like Bjarne Riis did
Rides For: Team Sunweb
Spoiler
i.imgur.com/G3dYsv4.png

Jens Christiansen is a natural Time Trial rider, he will try to lose some weight and transform into a stage racer, his aim is to get a contract with Astana to join fellow Danes BRESCHEL, FUGLSANG, HANSEN and VALGREN and help Jacob until he one day will get his own chances.


Nagy Levente

Specialization: Climber
Favourite Team: CCC Sprandi Polkowice
Career Goal: To win a stage race, a monument, a one-day classic and a stage in a GT
Rides For: Bora - Hansgrohe
Spoiler
i.imgur.com/OoTCY9y.png

Levente born in Romania, in a town called officially Odorheiu Secuiesc (hungarian translation: Székelyudvarhely). This little town was famous about its futsal and handball teams, so Levente started football and handball trainings early from 5 years age. In 2009 hes parents applied for double nationality (hungarian), because of hes ancestors. At the age of 14 he obtained a football scolarship in the near county center, Miercurea Ciuc (Csíkszereda). Living in the another side of the town, Levente rided with a bike to hes school and after that to the training center. Besides the football trainings he joined the local Tusnad Cycling Team. He made an advantage of hes very good body condition and started to podium almost all the races where he entered. Mentored by Novák Károly Eduárd, a fellow hungarian minority paralympic champion, at 16 years age he quitted the football academy to concentrate more in hes growing cycling carreer (already had problems in football because hes height). After graduating he moved to Budapest to be a trainee in the Pannon Cycling Team. After two months he beated uphill all of hes teammates, including the experienced riders like Hollo Botond or Simon Peter. The future is bright, just the perfect contract still to come.


Levi De Groot

Specialization: Roleur
Favourite Team: LottoNL
Career Goal: Lead-out a sprinter to victory at Champs Elysess and the World Championships.
Rides For: CCC Team
Spoiler
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Born in the capital city of Amsterdam, Levi has never known life away from his country's capital. From an early age, his favourite toy and his favourite activity involved his bike. He would go out on long rides with his friends in the outskirts of his hometown, leaving in the morning and returning after sundown. Growing up, he was very competitive, and was always up for a race whenever anyone mentioned it. The high-speed finishes of sprints or he huge effort of major climbs did not interest him. He felt at home in the pack, leading them through bumps and feeling the wind in his hair. He could ride well in the wind, and never felt the need to 'hide' in the pack. Many a times, in races for his local club, he would be successful in setting a high pace and dropping riders from the back, especially on windy days. He was also often tasked with leading out the team's sprinters, when the team did not have enough support for the latter. He loved the freedom his role gave him, often going away on lone attacks at the start of races, knowing fully well that he might get caught later, but enjoying the suspense and the tiny chance of surviving with relish. He is now ready to take the next step into professional cycling and has already signed a contract with Team Sunweb for the coming season in the RTG. The perfect team player (because HE IS GROOT) finds the perfect team to start off his professional life.


Harry Stanley

Specialization: Sprinter
Favourite Team: Team Sky
Career Goal: Road World Championships, Milan San Remo, Ride London Surrey Classic
Signed For: EF Pro Cycling
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Harry inherited his sporting genes from his mum Stella, who was a promising swimmer but could not follow her passion due to family circumstances. She was keen that Harry should get the opportunities she missed. Naturally Harry's first sport was swimming, trained by his mum he performed well in local galas often winning on his favourite backstroke. Harry grew up in Surrey and was inspired to start cycling after being taken by his dad to watch Bradley Wiggins win gold at the 2012 Olympic Games on his home roads.

The combination of swimming & cycling meant it was natural for him to give triathlon a try and he had quite a bit of success at junior level. As time went on his performance on the bike outshone the other two disciplines and he decided to focus on cycling, his mum was a bit disappointed when he dropped swimming but supported his choice.

Physically Harry is big, tall and strong, he developed into a powerful rider with a fast finish. Club rides over Box Hill showed Harry could also power up a short climb. At junior level Harry would manage a win in a reduced bunch after a tough parcour but didn't quite have the speed to compete with the pure sprinters. He had to develop a tactical sense as the other riders did not want to pull him to the finish and found he had the reserves of energy needed to close down attacks at the end of a race. With a surname of Stanley and an ability to cut through the field for a win, Harry got the nickname of The Knife.

Encouraged by his mum Harry now wants to make the jump to the professional ranks and hopes one day to join Team Sky and emulate his hero Michal Kwiatkowski by winning the Road World Championships & MSR. He would also love to win his home race the Ride London Surrey Classic but fears he might not have the top end speed.


Maximiliaan Vansibraert

Specialization: Classics
Favourite Team: Trek-Segafredo
Career Goal: Race Ronde Van Vlaanderen beside Jasper Stuyven, Eneco Tour, one stage and carry out all three GTs at least once a time
Signed For: Mitchelton-Scott
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Born in Leuven 27/11/1999, grown up in Boonen era, most popular sportsman in his boyhood years in Belgium, lead to approach "Max" to cycling.
Started to race thanks to another cyclist that would become a Pro star, less crowned but very popular in Leuven: Jasper Stuyven, that gifted him the first bike, an old little one suited for 10/12 years old boys, in same year he won Paris-Roubaix Juniors. He started a great esteem relationship with Jasper, and become one of his closest supporter. Now that Max is close to a Pro contract, his dream is to race together with his idol.
He is a good all-rounder, but too heavy to follow best climbers. In youth categories demonstrate to be a willing teammate, and with hard work he is used to bear, found some personal role, raising his power that favored him on short steep hills and cobbled roads. Unfortunately often is not taking best strategy, and this is the reason of his miser showcase.
Max raced also in local cyclocross and cross country races, but didn't explode same love found on road races, but he is going on with a parallel program in these disciplines, finding them helpful for his bike handling skills.
Hopes are to find a contract in a Belgian low-profile team for first years and make some experience to get visibility from top teams that are pointing to classics.


Andrey Yanakiev

Specialization: Stage Racer
Favourite Team: Bora - Hansgrohe
Career Goal: Win stage races that will serve as cornerstone for Grand Tour greatness
Signed For: Lotto Soudal
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Andrey Yanakiev was born on 17 June 1999 in Varna, Bulgaria. His parents are also sportspeople - his father, Todor, is former professional swimmer, while his mother, Aneliya, is former volleyball player. So being born in a sporting family, naturally Andrey, as well his younger sister Dariya (who is nearly 2 year s younger), took interest in sport as well. But neither of them will practice the sports of their parents. Dariya began practicing rhytmic gymnastics at the age of 6 with the hope to represent the next "Golden Girls" generation of Bulgaria. While Andrey got hooked to cycling after watching the big cycling events on television.

At the age of 10 Andrey entered Cycling Club Cherno More - the major cycling club in Varna. He was competitive right off the gate - winning the Republican Championship 4 times in the U16 class and twice in the U19 class. Around the same time the major teams in the country (like CSKA, Levski and Hemus) offered him a move to Sofia, but Andrey stayed in Varna. But another opportunity rose - Philipp Meyer, a world class manager, offered Andrey his managerial services and help in finding professional cycling team. Andrey agreed and at the age of 17 he went for Germany, riding for NRVg.Luisenstadt 1910 Berlin. Now Andrey is pursuing his dream of becomming the greatest stage racer ever.


Donald McRettin

Specialization: Time Trial
Favourite Team: Team Sky
Career Goal: World Hour Record and Commonwealth Games TT for Scotland. Since those will likely be off screen from the game also the World TT and winning a Grand Tour stage in a ridiculously long solo breakaway. He also likes the idea of riding the peloton off his wheel in the crosswinds.
Rides For: Hagens Berman - Axeon
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Donald is the much more disciplined and less flamboyant nephew of sometime cycling entrepreneur Willie McRettin. While his interest in cycling was inspired by his uncle but he has always chosen his own path. His hero is the Flying Scotsman, legendary TT maverick Graeme Obree on whom he bases his independent streak.

Donald loves the TT because it requires the singular commitment of a lone rider. His absolute focus means Donald tends to be dismissive of those who don’t display the same rigor he demands of himself. Perhaps with maturity he will learn to relax a little which will also make him a more popular teammate on the bus.


Tornike Zurabiani

Specialization: Baroudeur
Favourite Team: Astana
Career Goal: World Championship
Signed For: Astana Pro Team
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Tornike grew up as a drug dealer for Georgian mafia, using bike to sell and getaway. A local good samaritan was once robbed by Tornike, and he noticed his incredible ability to accelerate and get out of harm's way on his lil bike. Not wanting to ruin youngster's life, said person suggested Tornike to join local cycling club and it all has gone swimmingly for him ever since


Jean-Claude Mayer

Specialization: Puncher
Favourite Team: Deceuninck - Quick Step
Career Goal: Match the records of the Schleck brothers and Bob Jungels. This includes winning the Amstel Gold Race (Frank), Tour de France (Andy) and Liège-Bastogne-Liège (Andy & Jungels).
Signed For: Team Jumbo-Visma
Spoiler
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Jean-Claude Meyer was not born into a cycling family, and had little knowledge of the sport until the Tour de Luxembourg came roaring into the small commune of Diekirch with Fränk Schleck at the helm. The young boy stopped to watch the Luxembourger fly past only to be met with the surprise of the peleton chasing after him a minute later. Young Jean was amazed by the speed, and the smallest seed of a dream was planted.

In the years that followed the youth would spend much of is spare time on a bike, or otherwise glued to the screen. First watching the Schleck brothers, Andy triumphing in the Tour and Fränk the National RR Championship. With there retirement his focus shifted to the young Bob Jungels, who was quickly emerging as the next great rider from Luxembourg. As Jungels twice won the Tour's white jersey, Mayer entered the junior ranks. Across a handful of years in grew into one of Luxembourg's top prospects and, now at the age of 19, is looking to sign his first professional contract.


Jesus Campeon

Specialization: Time-Trial
Favourite Team: N/A
Career Goal: To become the NC and WC TT and wear (not win) the three leader jerseys in a GT after a prologue-time trial in the beginning.
Signed For: Trek - Segafredo
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Poor Jesus grew up in a country that loves football and doesn¬īt care for anything else. However, since his mother Maria gave him a toy bike when was only 2 years old, he had one love: cycling. There are a lot of mountains and hills in his country, and even though he is not terrible at climbing he has been specializing in riding solo since he first bought a second hand bike at the age of 13. The reason being is he started riding in a local team soon after acquiring the bike and fell very hard twice in only a week. He¬īs afraid anytime he has to follow anyone¬īs wheel or be in the middle of a large peloton now, poor poor Jesus.

He loves riding solo so much he wins every local TT by minutes due to his impeccable time-trial and physical abilities. He¬īs worthless at sprinting though, as it scares him too much. Apart from his dreams mentioned above, he hopes to be part of a team winning GT¬īs by playing an important role in the TTT¬īs. He has no favourite team and just loves cycling and has massive respect for cyclists in general, but he does hate teams with no history who just spend millions to give their sponsor a good image.

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Ulrich Ulriksen
Think Hagens Berman focus is wrong.

It should read "Anyone who can actually win something". If you had to list a third leader it would be McRettin.
Man Game: McCormick Pro Cycling
 
AbhishekLFC
ANNOUNCEMENT


Fernandez Hernandez extends for 2 seasons with Movistar.


Trek - Segafredo move quickly to snap up neo-pro Jesus Campeon.


Zurabiani moves east to join up with Astana.


Mayer catches the eye of Jumbo-Visma and will ride for them this season.

 
AbhishekLFC
ANNOUNCEMENT


Groupama FDJ extend with Garin for 2 more years and signs Van Aarle for the coming season.


Levente continues with Bora - Hansgrohe for another year.


Caja Rural signs Garcia Cerravalos for 2 seasons.

 
AbhishekLFC
ANNOUNCEMENT


Caja Rural make their second signing in a hurry, that of Abdessabour.


Harry Stanley remains in the country, but switches allegiances to EF Pro Cycling.


Hillestad signs on with Hagens Berman - Axeon.


Surprise! Surprise! Vansibraert turns down an extension and moves all the way Down Under to join Mitchelton - Scott.

 
df_Trek
Maximiliaan Vansibraert

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Teams

2020 Mitchelton - Scott
2019 Lotto NL Jumbo
2018 Lotto NL Jumbo

Top Results

2018

3rd U22 World Championships - Race 2 - Flat/Cobble Classic
 
df_Trek
Maximiliaan Vansibraert claims new motivations for upcoming season.

As heralded by the official RTG website, big surprise for the young pro rider Max Vansibraert, who stated on his social profile he is energized for the deal in a new team, moving to Mitchelton - Scott, an Australian team, very far from his loved Belgium.
"I'm happy to reveal that my future is written, at least for next year.
I signed for Mitchelton - Scott, the team who was able to give me the best motivation for continuing my professional career.
I have to be honest and thank the team Jumo Visma who gave me the possibility to realize this fantastic dream, I wouldn't be here if not for their call two years ago. However thay are a super strong team, and I don't feel to be ready for competing at same level that I'm expecting by a top team like them. Mitchelton - Scott is a team that as well can be placed between the top of the world, but their Grand Tour orientation give me much more possibility to express my skills on other races. My choice was outlined mainly for my future as rider, and I think this can be the best one to take.
With new calendar unvelied, with several new races and new opportunities for U25 riders, I can't wait for the new winter training camp, with my new teammates!"
 
Ulrich Ulriksen
McRettin thrilled with new calendar

McRettin posted that:

"The organizers have shown they really value the purest of cycling disciplines. Both the chrono tour and the TT stage in Western Europe will give me a chance to display the pure beauty of the race against the clock. Looking forward to another year with my teammates at HBA."
Man Game: McCormick Pro Cycling
 
df_Trek
First impression about new calendar


Max's free talking: "I sat down with my new sports director, discussing 2020 calendar and races I'll take part, and I figured out that many races where I was used to partecipate in past seasons are clashing with the new U25 calendar, this adds more pitfalls in the year's planning. I need to deepen carefully the new calendar, to detect what's the best for me and my team, but I can say that unlikely my GT debut will be in the upcoming season: May is perfect for a training camp in preparetion of goals in second half of the season, and both Tour and Vuelta are clashing with races I already focused on."
 
Ulrich Ulriksen
McRettin discusses his 2020 Calendar

This year I am going to focus on my development. Getting out on my own and just doing the hard work. But I will ride much of the U25 calendar with a particular focus on Western Europe and obviously the Chrono tour. In the World Tour just a couple of races this year, the highlight will be Tirreno, I enjoyed that race last year and have a chance to really help the team in the TTT.

Full Calendar

Start DateEnd DateRaceStages
20-Feb29-FebTour of Western Europe10
9-Mar15-MarTirreno-Adriatico7
21-May24-MayChrono Tour of America4
3-Jun6-JunLe Triptique4
13-Jun21-JunTour de Suisse9
15-Jul19-JulBaltic Chain Tour5
1-Sep6-Sep4 Jours de Dunkerque6

Man Game: McCormick Pro Cycling
 
Ripley
Alunderis 2020 Season Preview

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Virginijus once again worked hard on his climbing, with MON 77 he's reached an acceptable level in his primary skill, his energy stats look ok, but the rest of his abilities are still rather weak.

We decided not to spend any more race days on training. He's last in the table at the half-way mark, training won't be enough to move up. Instead he'll have to hope to score from his 60 days of racing. His best chance comes early in the season with the Oro y Paz which is now only open to U25 riders. Alunderis booked half of the 10 new U25 races, he's also lining up for the Tour Down Under, the Tour of Western Europe, as well as the Clasicas Aldeias and San Sebastian.

Having already raced the Tour and Vuelta, he'll be lining up for the Giro in 2020. He'll also be touring the Basque Country and the Dauphine, the latter for the third time running. His final race is Il Lombardia. So his schedule is pretty packed until mid-June, after that only a couple of one-day races remain.

January: Tour Down Under, Colombia Oro y Paz
February: Tour of Western Europe
April: Itzulia Basque Country
May: Giro d'Italia
June: Crierium Dauphine, Clasica Aldeias do Xisto
August: Clasica San Sebastian
October: Il Lombardia
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AbhishekLFC
ANNOUNCEMENT


The most protracted transfer discussion of the off-season concludes with Campagna rejecting offers from closer home and signing for Astana for 2 years.

 
AbhishekLFC
Tour Down Under Preview


Race Profile

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Favourites
NameTeamHILSPRACCRESREC
David GauduGroupama - FDJ7968787265
Sergio HiguitaEF Pro Cycling7871777467
Iv√°n Ramiro SosaTeam Ineos7762787264
Valentin MadouasGroupama - FDJ7671737669
Edward DunbarTeam Ineos7667737366
Lucas HamiltonMitchelton-Scott7664727363
Jhonatan Narv√°ezTeam Ineos7569757460
Mark PadunBahrain - McLaren7569727373
Jai HindleyTeam Sunweb7564727269
Fernando BarcelóCofidis, Solutions Crédits7568756868
Lennard KämnaBORA - hansgrohe7466677561
Aleksandr VlasovAstana Pro Team7463737464
Mikkel Fr√łlich Honor√©Deceuninck-Quick Step7466707470
Aurélien Paret-PeintreAg2r La Mondiale7465697261
Michael StorerTeam Sunweb7467717170
Nicola ConciTrek - Segafredo7464707061


Top Sprinters
NameTeamFLAHILSPRACCRES
√Ālvaro HodegDeceuninck-Quick Step7468788074
Kristoffer HalvorsenEF Pro Cycling7468767774
Matteo MoschettiTrek - Segafredo7369767871
Szymon SajnokCCC Team7466757774
Bram WeltenTeam Jumbo-Visma7467747372
Kaden GrovesMitchelton-Scott7169747471
Alberto DaineseTeam Sunweb7168747570
Attilio VivianiCofidis, Solutions Crédits6864747465
Stan DewulfLotto Soudal7469737273
DuŇ°an RajovińáNippo - Delko - Provence7168737470
Andreas StokbroTeam Dimension Data7268737270
Pierre BarbierNippo - Delko - Provence7068737468
Frederik RodenbergHagens Berman - Axeon6963737368
David Gonz√°lezCaja Rural - Seguros RGA7064737168
Giovanni LonardiBahrain - McLaren7167737467
Alan BanaszekCCC Team6862737465


Startlist

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Last NameFirst NameTeam
Paret-PeintreAurélienAg2r La Mondiale
GodonDorianAg2r La Mondiale
HänninenJaakkoAg2r La Mondiale
BartheCyrilAg2r La Mondiale
IdjouadienePierreAg2r La Mondiale
BurgaudeauMathieuAg2r La Mondiale
FerronValentinAg2r La Mondiale
VlasovAleksandrAstana Pro Team
GregaardJonasAstana Pro Team
GidichYevgeniyAstana Pro Team
CampagnaRocco BianchiAstana Pro Team
TejadaHaroldAstana Pro Team
PronskiyVadimAstana Pro Team
ZurabianiTornikeAstana Pro Team
PadunMarkBahrain - McLaren
SaviniDanielBahrain - McLaren
WilliamsStephenBahrain - McLaren
InkelaarKevinBahrain - McLaren
BuitragoSantiagoBahrain - McLaren
LonardiGiovanniBahrain - McLaren
WrightAlfredBahrain - McLaren
KämnaLennardBORA - hansgrohe
MayrhoferMariusBORA - hansgrohe
SchellingIdeBORA - hansgrohe
SchinnagelJohannesBORA - hansgrohe
GamperPatrickBORA - hansgrohe
PorznerManuelBORA - hansgrohe
GrosserAaronBORA - hansgrohe
García CerravalosJhon SantíagoCaja Rural - Seguros RGA
GarciaJhojanCaja Rural - Seguros RGA
OsorioAlejandroCaja Rural - Seguros RGA
CepedaJefferson AlveiroCaja Rural - Seguros RGA
LazkanoOierCaja Rural - Seguros RGA
CalleJuan FernandoCaja Rural - Seguros RGA
Gonz√°lezDavidCaja Rural - Seguros RGA
MaŇāeckiKamilCCC Team
ValterAttilaCCC Team
ZimmermannGeorgCCC Team
BartaWillCCC Team
MaciejukFilipCCC Team
SajnokSzymonCCC Team
BanaszekAlanCCC Team
BarcelóFernandoCofidis, Solutions Crédits
TouzéDamienCofidis, Solutions Crédits
ChampoussinClémentCofidis, Solutions Crédits
LafayVictorCofidis, Solutions Crédits
BouhanniRayaneCofidis, Solutions Crédits
FinéEddyCofidis, Solutions Crédits
VivianiAttilioCofidis, Solutions Crédits
Honor√©Mikkel Fr√łlichDeceuninck-Quick Step
AlmeidaJo√£oDeceuninck-Quick Step
BagioliAndreaDeceuninck-Quick Step
AlunderisVirginijusDeceuninck-Quick Step
SteimleJannikDeceuninck-Quick Step
GarrisonIanDeceuninck-Quick Step
Hodeg√ĀlvaroDeceuninck-Quick Step
HiguitaSergioEF Pro Cycling
BennettSeanEF Pro Cycling
RutschJonasEF Pro Cycling
WhelanJamesEF Pro Cycling
HalvorsenKristofferEF Pro Cycling
VillalobosLuisEF Pro Cycling
Van den BergJuliusEF Pro Cycling
GauduDavidGroupama - FDJ
MadouasValentinGroupama - FDJ
GenietsKevinGroupama - FDJ
GarinBernardGroupama - FDJ
BrunelAlexysGroupama - FDJ
ProdhommeNicolasGroupama - FDJ
GuglielmiSimonGroupama - FDJ
KronAndreasHagens Berman - Axeon
VermaerkeKevinHagens Berman - Axeon
FouchéJamesHagens Berman - Axeon
DriznersJarradHagens Berman - Axeon
QuinnSeanHagens Berman - Axeon
AndersonEdwardHagens Berman - Axeon
RodenbergFrederikHagens Berman - Axeon
GoldsteinOmerIsrael Start-Up Nation
RenardAlexisIsrael Start-Up Nation
GoldsteinEdoIsrael Start-Up Nation
LeviEitanIsrael Start-Up Nation
VahtraNormanIsrael Start-Up Nation
EinhornItamarIsrael Start-Up Nation
Ben MosheYuvalIsrael Start-Up Nation
CrasSteffLotto Soudal
DewulfStanLotto Soudal
Van MoerBrentLotto Soudal
VanhouckeHarmLotto Soudal
OldaniStefanoLotto Soudal
GoossensKobeLotto Soudal
IversenRasmusLotto Soudal
HamiltonLucasMitchelton-Scott
StannardRobertMitchelton-Scott
AffiniEdoardoMitchelton-Scott
VansibraertMaximiliaanMitchelton-Scott
GrovesKadenMitchelton-Scott
Pe√°kBarnab√°sMitchelton-Scott
ScotsonCallumMitchelton-Scott
Fernández HernándezHector César ErnestoMovistar Team
RubioEiner AugustoMovistar Team
JorgensonMatteoMovistar Team
CullaighGabrielMovistar Team
AlbaJuan DiegoMovistar Team
JacobsJohanMovistar Team
EloseguiI√ĪigoMovistar Team
GhirmayBiniyamNippo - Delko - Provence
FedeliAlessandroNippo - Delko - Provence
RajovińáDuŇ°anNippo - Delko - Provence
BarbierPierreNippo - Delko - Provence
RochasRémyNippo - Delko - Provence
IshigamiMasahiroNippo - Delko - Provence
HailemichaelMuluNippo - Delko - Provence
De BodStefanTeam Dimension Data
SunderlandDylanTeam Dimension Data
MäderGinoTeam Dimension Data
StokbroAndreasTeam Dimension Data
BattistellaSamueleTeam Dimension Data
SobreroMatteoTeam Dimension Data
TillerRasmusTeam Dimension Data
SosaIv√°n RamiroTeam Ineos
DunbarEdwardTeam Ineos
Narv√°ezJhonatanTeam Ineos
GannaFilippoTeam Ineos
HayterEthanTeam Ineos
RodriguezCarlosTeam Ineos
RiveraBrandon SmithTeam Ineos
VingegaardJonasTeam Jumbo-Visma
EenkhoornPascalTeam Jumbo-Visma
ArensmanThymenTeam Jumbo-Visma
FossTobiasTeam Jumbo-Visma
MaasJanTeam Jumbo-Visma
WeltenBramTeam Jumbo-Visma
KooijOlavTeam Jumbo-Visma
HindleyJaiTeam Sunweb
StorerMichaelTeam Sunweb
NieuwenhuisJorisTeam Sunweb
StorkFlorianTeam Sunweb
DonovanMarkTeam Sunweb
GallFelixTeam Sunweb
DaineseAlbertoTeam Sunweb
ConciNicolaTrek - Segafredo
ClarkDanielTrek - Segafredo
LópezJuan PedroTrek - Segafredo
MoschettiMatteoTrek - Segafredo
SimmonsQuinnTrek - Segafredo
RiesMichelTrek - Segafredo
QuartermanCharlieTrek - Segafredo
McNultyBrandonUAE Team Emirates
ArdilaAndrés CamiloUAE Team Emirates
OliveiraRuiUAE Team Emirates
Mu√ĪozCristian CamiloUAE Team Emirates
CoviAlessandroUAE Team Emirates
OliveiraIvoUAE Team Emirates
BjergMikkelUAE Team Emirates


Riders in Focus

Name Team
Clark Trek - Segafredo
Garcia Cerravalos Caja Rural - Seguros RGA
Fernandez Hernandez Movistar Team
Alunderis Deceuninck-Quick Step
Campagna Astana Pro Team
Garin Groupama - FDJ
Vansibraert Mitchelton-Scott
Zurabiani Astana Pro Team

 
Ripley
Happy New Year! I'm excited to see how the first U25 race turns out. No personal ambitions for Alunderis, this is just the preparation for Oro y Paz. With Hodeg we have the favourite for the sprints, he has next to no lead-out, but the same is true for the other sprinters as well.
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Ollfardh
ANd here I was thinking the u25 races would be easy Pfft
Changed my sig, this was getting absurd.
 
FreitasPCM
Ollfardh wrote:
ANd here I was thinking the u25 races would be easy Pfft


Pfff who are these guys compared to our future RTG stars. Cool Pfft
 
AbhishekLFC
The first two stages of the season are up: https://pcmdaily....st_1378966
 
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