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Coppa Placci Discussion
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We head to San Marino for the fifth running of the Coppa Placci, a hilly classic which will feature the best punchers from the CT battling it out to add their name to the honour roll. The race is not too long but features some hard hills all through. Let's take a look at the list of favourites to see who stands a chance to win the race.

Favourites
MONHILRESACC
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/mck.png Boswell71807376
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/jur.png Moscon73797773
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/taf.png Hagen66816873
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/bns.png Edmondson69797276
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/caa.png Betancourt72796972
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/taf.png Dyrnes72787377
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/cct.png Quevedo71787275
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/pns.png Vogt62807163
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/bns.png Schultz76768071
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/trg.png Hoelgaard74777274
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/p4e.png Budyak74786768
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/esc.png Hugentobler68786976
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/bia.png Zordan73777274
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2021/Micros/esc.png Meyer68786975
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/bwt.png Pernsteiner75777172
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/jur.png Masnada77767573
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/bns.png Watson65787272
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/pns.png Juul-Jensen69777277
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/oph.png Le Gac69777469
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/bee.png Laas74767376
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/taf.png Paulus74776871
pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/gla.png McKenna74767277


The previous two winners are back to try to win this race again, and are top favourites to boot! pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/mck.png Boswell is a stronger puncher but pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/jur.png Moscon is a more versatile rider and both should be joint top favourite to win this race this time again.

A declining pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/taf.png Hagen is still strong enough to be among the favourites for the podium in this race. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/bns.png Edmondson, pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/caa.png Betancourt and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/taf.png Dyrnes are also among the riders who will be targeting the top three, and they are very similar riders as well. pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/taf.png Tafjord have two genuine podium contenders for this race.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/cct.png Quevedo is a slightly weaker version of Dyrnes, while pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/pns.png Vogt does not really have the backup skills to help him with his ability up the climbs.

pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/bns.png Schultz is the strongest overall climber in the race, and along with pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/bwt.png Pernsteiner and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/jur.png Masnada, will be hoping that the climbs become too hard for the pure punchers. The likes of pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/trg.png Hoelgaard and pcmdaily.com/images/mg/2022/Micros/p4e.png Budyak will also not mind a tough race.

Startlist

Spoiler
Last NameFirst NameTeam
ScarponiPaoloAssa Abloy
GallopinTonyAssa Abloy
KvistLinusAssa Abloy
MagnussonKimAssa Abloy
ArvidssonStaffanAssa Abloy
Bergstrom FriskHannesAssa Abloy
MagnussenDavurAssa Abloy
Bergstrom FriskErikAssa Abloy
ZordanAndreaBianchi - Panerai
RotaLorenzoBianchi - Panerai
Le RouxRomainBianchi - Panerai
VendrameAndreaBianchi - Panerai
PetilliSimoneBianchi - Panerai
FortunatoLorenzoBianchi - Panerai
EdmondsonJoshuaBNZ-Superhero Racing
SchultzNicholasBNZ-Superhero Racing
WatsonCalvinBNZ-Superhero Racing
SchleckJordanBNZ-Superhero Racing
MillerNickBNZ-Superhero Racing
AltanzulMaaniBNZ-Superhero Racing
BatmunkhMaral-ErdeneBNZ-Superhero Racing
BaterdeneNarankhuuBNZ-Superhero Racing
LaasMartinBonduelle - Eesti Energia
KanepejsDeinsBonduelle - Eesti Energia
MolardRudyBonduelle - Eesti Energia
RussoClementBonduelle - Eesti Energia
La LavandierMathieuBonduelle - Eesti Energia
PerezAnthonyBonduelle - Eesti Energia
TouzeDamienBonduelle - Eesti Energia
TessonJasonBonduelle - Eesti Energia
RodriguezCristianBordeaux Métropole - Euskotren
DoubeyFabienBordeaux Métropole - Euskotren
RochasRemyBordeaux Métropole - Euskotren
WackermannLucaBordeaux Métropole - Euskotren
BizkarraMikelBordeaux Métropole - Euskotren
LazkanoOierBordeaux Métropole - Euskotren
SimonJordiBordeaux Métropole - Euskotren
PuccioniDarioBordeaux Métropole - Euskotren
PernsteinerHermannBWT Hyundai N Cycling
RobovMomchilBWT Hyundai N Cycling
JacobsenTormodBWT Hyundai N Cycling
BrändleMatthiasBWT Hyundai N Cycling
VineJayBWT Hyundai N Cycling
PaprstkaTomasBWT Hyundai N Cycling
StoenchevValentinBWT Hyundai N Cycling
HocevarKristjanBWT Hyundai N Cycling
QuevedoXavierCaja Rural Cycling Team
BarceloFernandoCaja Rural Cycling Team
AdriamihajanarivoHerizoCaja Rural Cycling Team
DeclerqTimCaja Rural Cycling Team
KonwaMarekCaja Rural Cycling Team
GovekarMatevzCaja Rural Cycling Team
GarciaJhojanCaja Rural Cycling Team
BetancourtCarlosColombini-Adler AP
VliegenLoicColombini-Adler AP
OleiFedericoColombini-Adler AP
GonzalesAndre AlexanderColombini-Adler AP
GiuliettiLuigiColombini-Adler AP
SprengerFelixColombini-Adler AP
BonelloDanielColombini-Adler AP
AquilaniAndreaColombini-Adler AP
HugentoblerGregoryEddie Stobart
MeyerTravisEddie Stobart
UmerbekovNikitaEddie Stobart
De TierFlorisEddie Stobart
PushpakumaraGihanEddie Stobart
LovikAsmund RomstadEddie Stobart
Moreno HernandezSalvadorEddie Stobart
TaillefourFabienEddie Stobart
McKennaSeanGlanbia
DunneConorGlanbia
HaasNathanGlanbia
MartinDanielGlanbia
HealyBenGlanbia
CurleyLiamGlanbia
JuneauFrancisGlanbia
MurphyJack BernardGlanbia
MosconGianniJura GIANTS
MasnadaFaustoJura GIANTS
SchmidMauroJura GIANTS
BassoLeonardoJura GIANTS
KaratsivisPanagiotisJura GIANTS
MatsangosAlexandrosJura GIANTS
StockerManuelJura GIANTS
ChavanneGabrielJura GIANTS
DieterenJanKraftwerk Man Machine
ScheitFlorianKraftwerk Man Machine
DestriboisAlex AriyaKraftwerk Man Machine
HelmeSasuKraftwerk Man Machine
TatarinovGennadiyKraftwerk Man Machine
WalslebenMaxKraftwerk Man Machine
VernonEthanKraftwerk Man Machine
HamiltonChrisLe Creuset
GoglMichaelLe Creuset
ThieryCyrileLe Creuset
ChevrierClementLe Creuset
AlaphilippeJulianLe Creuset
La LavandierMaximeLe Creuset
BidardFrancoisLe Creuset
DelboveJorisLe Creuset
BoswellIanMcCormick Pro Cycling
WarbasseLawrenceMcCormick Pro Cycling
Rodriguez GalindoMichaelMcCormick Pro Cycling
MohammadFikri AzkaMcCormick Pro Cycling
RhimBrendanMcCormick Pro Cycling
KussSeppMcCormick Pro Cycling
JallaysWelleMcCormick Pro Cycling
FeiereisenKevinMcCormick Pro Cycling
Le GacOlivierOktal Pharma - TotalTV
SakalouAndreiOktal Pharma - TotalTV
PetrovskiStefanOktal Pharma - TotalTV
IvanovBorislavOktal Pharma - TotalTV
PiaskowyEmanuelOktal Pharma - TotalTV
FejesGaborOktal Pharma - TotalTV
KvasinaFilipOktal Pharma - TotalTV
JabukaDavidOktal Pharma - TotalTV
VogtMarioPas Normal Studios - Mikkeller
Juul-JensenChristopherPas Normal Studios - Mikkeller
BesadaFelix EmilioPas Normal Studios - Mikkeller
FavilliEliaPas Normal Studios - Mikkeller
MoschettiMatteoPas Normal Studios - Mikkeller
JohansenJuliusPas Normal Studios - Mikkeller
VanmarckeSepPas Normal Studios - Mikkeller
KristoffAlexanderPas Normal Studios - Mikkeller
Le CourtKimPodium Ambition
Morales OrtegaJacobPodium Ambition
RedyDylanPodium Ambition
WhiteConnorPodium Ambition
KellyJacobPodium Ambition
OroscoKempPodium Ambition
GonzalezAbnerPodium Ambition
MajorJayPodium Ambition
HindleyJaiStaffbase - BHP
SchachmannMaximillianStaffbase - BHP
JansRoyStaffbase - BHP
VermeerschGianniStaffbase - BHP
KochJonasStaffbase - BHP
EngelhardtFelixStaffbase - BHP
BoeckmansKrisStaffbase - BHP
BauhausPhilStaffbase - BHP
TarvisPeeterStrava
HansenJesperStrava
BernasPawelStrava
NielsenJoanis AlbertStrava
DebusschereJensStrava
LindemanBert-JanStrava
HagenEdvald BoassonTafjord Kraft
DyrnesKristianTafjord Kraft
PaulusDanielTafjord Kraft
LudvigssonFredrikTafjord Kraft
WeissMartinTafjord Kraft
LindauPhilipTafjord Kraft
BuggeVegard RobinsonTafjord Kraft
HaavardsholmOleTafjord Kraft
BudyakAnatoliyTeam Popo4Ever p/b Morshynska
GladyshRomanTeam Popo4Ever p/b Morshynska
OrlovAndriyTeam Popo4Ever p/b Morshynska
RedeckerHeikoTeam Popo4Ever p/b Morshynska
PapanovMartinTeam Popo4Ever p/b Morshynska
ChristapopoulosPangiotisTeam Popo4Ever p/b Morshynska
ParashchakYaroslavTeam Popo4Ever p/b Morshynska
ZumerMaticTeam Popo4Ever p/b Morshynska
SenyenovRomanTrans Looney Tunes
PibernikLukaTrans Looney Tunes
IinoTomoyukiTrans Looney Tunes
VanhouckeHarmTrans Looney Tunes
NovikovNikitaTrans Looney Tunes
SobreroMatteoTrans Looney Tunes
SchlechterPitTrans looney Tunes
CentroneIvanTrans Looney Tunes
HoelgaardDanielTryg - Gobik
SleenTorjusTryg - Gobik
JohannessenTobias HallandTryg - Gobik
AdriaRogerTryg - Gobik
BellanJurajTryg - Gobik
IversenRasmusTryg - Gobik
AbolajiFatiuTryg - Gobik
NyoniSimiloTryg - Gobik

 
TheManxMissile
No expectations here, again. Le Court maybe with a late race attack would be cool. Then lets get a rider or two or three into the breakaway.
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MacC
Basically hoping McKenna can pull of a top 10
 
KaiserAdler
Ambitions are quite modest here. But a top 5/10 would be what we’re looking for.
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Imladrik
We're not looking for much here.
Mainly to not be passive and being dropped without trying anything, and maaaaaaaybe some minor points.
 
Ulrich Ulriksen
Top 5 goal for us, hopefully the season continues to go Boswell's way. He should be very competitive in this field.

Been a long time since there was a CT race for us, since we don't count cobbles, so the team should be revved up to race.
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Fabianski
Top 5 goal for us, hopefully the season finally starts going Moscon's way. He should be very competitive in this field.

Crazy how much of a difference there can be performance-wise between two pretty similar riders (Moscon vs. Boswell). The latter has been flying high, the former has hardly reached a two-digit score after 13 race days...
So it's definitely time to step up for this race he won two years ago. But yeah, there weren't any excuses in Gisborne and San José either, but he still failed. Miserably. I'd not be surprised if "backup solution" Masnada gets our top result here - but I sure do hope Moscon finally does something useful for all the money we throw at him.

Thanks for the preview, Abhi!
 
Bjartne
I think I've never managed to have two guys on the podium ever, yet alone, a 1-2 placement.

And it surely won't happen now either. Smile

Thank you Abhi, looking forward to this!
 
GregPeck
We don't have high hopes for this race. Hopefully, we can be visible in the break and maybe if we're lucky get something from it.
 
Fabianski
Shit, shit, shit. I hate PCM20. Most stupid "team" strategy ever by two egoists.
And it confirms once again that energy stats are just random numbers that can be completely ignored.
This whole MG thing is way too random this year to be fun honestly.

I agree that 2 in the Top10 doesn't look bad at first sight, but having one of the division's Top3 puncheurs not getting a single Top5 result in 15 race days, getting repeatedly beaten by clearly weaker riders, just sucks. I wish Pernsteiner had taken even one similar result while racing for us, for example...
Hoelgaard is another such clearly weaker rider, and I've got no clue why he's overperforming so much this year. There's no apparent reason, but he does. Congrats to Tryg, guess that evens out Schlegel's failures.

Thanks for the report, although it was extremely painful to follow in the last few kilometers.
Edited by Fabianski on 24-11-2022 13:44
 
MacC
Well can't complain about McKenna, he definitely was active.

These races are all about limiting losses for Glanbia, need a good Jelejah to even out the month

Great report Abhi, and well done Tryg
 
ivaneurope
I'm very content with the 4th place from Pernsteiner. This will certainly help us in the promotion battle.

Thanks for the report Abhi and congrats to Tryg
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KaiserAdler
Shit performance from Betancourt. I expected more from him.
Thanks for the report Abhu and congrats to the winners
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TheManxMissile
oof, the lack of breakaway hurts
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Ulrich Ulriksen
Was pretty worried there with all those strong riders off the front that we would be fighting for minor placings. But patience proved a decent strategy although we left it a little too late and/or didn't have quite strong enough team. Warbasse 9th isn't bad in his one classic of the year although wonder if he could have been sacrificed to get Boswell closer.

Still goal accomplished and another podium is a good day.

Congrats to Tryg, Hoelgaard has always loved it in the CT.

Thanks for the report.
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wildwind
Another good performance by Zordan, satisfied with Top 5
 
Bjartne
Congrats to our compatriot Hoelgaard for a phenomenal win!

Great catch by Dyrnes, but unfortunately it did cost too much in the end.
2nd is a good result for us.

Thank you very much for all the images and the in-depth report! Smile
 
liefwarrior
Fabianski wrote:
Hoelgaard is another such clearly weaker rider, and I've got no clue why he's overperforming so much this year. There's no apparent reason, but he does.

I don't know if I can agree that Hoelgaard is so clearly a weaker rider than either of Moscon or Masnada. Hoelgaard is weaker than Moscon, and I'd expect Moscon to outperform him across a season, but not necessarily in this sort of race. The one thing I do agree on is that energy stats are virtually meaningless, as anybody who has looked at the impact daily form has on them would realise. But let's take a look at how Hoelgaard compares.

NameFLMOHISTRSRCSPACFGDH
Daniel Hoelgaard72747772727268747369
Fausto Masnada71777676757363736971
Gianni Moscon71737976777559737169

Slightly more flat and mountain, but slightly less hill than Moscon. All three of these stats would be important in this race: hill for the attacks, mountain for the continous climbing, and flat for chasing/escaping. Hoelgaard also has significantly more sprint than Moscon, which was probably a vital factor in Gisborne (Hoelgaard's only other "overperformance" this season) as that parcour flattened out at the finish. Masnada only beats out Hoelgaard in mountain and downhill, but loses out everywhere else.

I honestly think your lads played this right. Send one up the road to force other teams to try and cover the attack so that the other one gets a free ride into the finish. It might've been better for Masnada to be the attacker and Moscon the follower, but to me it looked like the right idea.

Moscon has been underperforming this year, and that is frustrating. I can sympathise: just look at Schlegel. But the gaps in the CT this season are very small, there is no Thibaut Pinot, so the expected level of dominance might simply be unattainable.

Big thanks to Abishek for the report, and another classic Hoelgaard performance. As Ulrich notes he does seem to love the CT, at least when the racing gets messy: his wins in Rio, Quebec, and San Cristobal all came in very similar fashion. Hopefully his luck doesn't run out!

And commiserations to Bjartne, I was on the edge of my seat as Dyrnes chased Hoelgaard down,
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redordead
Zordan is doing the job for Bianchi as a leader. Nice to see Smile

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Jakstar22
Schultz got a good 6th place! Really happy with that performance. I would have liked to see Watson or Edmondson in that front group contesting as well but good to get a top 10 here and a confidence boost for Schultz
 
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