The Pro Cycling Thread


#6163

20” of that was a time penalty.


#6164

Ewan into the break in the London Surrey Classic - Strange decision if the race ends in a bunch sprint.


#6165

Ewan is eventually called back from the break, then sulks and abandons the race - May have a limited race program for the remainder of 2018.


#6166

And A.Yates is riding the Vuelta which is a staggering decision.


#6167

WTF was he doing in the break in the first place?

which it did (Ackermann wins from Viviani).


#6168

I’d imagine as a super domestique. It will be interesting to see what climbers MS take.
If you have Yates x2, Haig as certainties, the remaining options are Verona (if he’s leaving do you take him?) & Power, I assume Howson wont ride, but who knows if he recovers in time.


#6169

My understanding is the team at this stage will be

Yates x 2
Ewan
Mezgec
Bewley
Verona or Juul jensen
Howson
Trentin

Now there is a chance Ewan doesnt go but Mezgec will still ride. Personally think A.Yates shouldn’t ride. Vuelta teams tend to be cobbled up at the last minute.

Now you can see why i am interested in Ackermann.


#6170

Another year another team sky win with a UK rider.

So boring, can’t wait till this team combusts and we get real races again.


#6171

Doesn’t look like that will happen anytime soon.


#6172

no salary cap no chance!


#6173

Looks like Ewan is not riding the Tour of Poland - He may have a limited schedule for the rest of 2018.


#6174

Shot himself in the foot at ride London.


#6175

He’s not on the start list for the Tour of Poland which is S.Yates, Verona, Kreuziger, Edmondson, Trentin, Mezgec and Albasini.


#6176

To be fair, after looking at the parcours, only stage 1 is suitable for sprinters. Even if he was in the good books, I wouldn’t have selected him for this race.


#6177

It can be used as a lead up race to the Vuelta - You can practice climbing mountains.


#6178

André Greipel to Fortuneo-Samsic


#6179

A good move by the team and Greipel. Team has a rider for the climbs and sprints. Should guarantee a spot in the TDF.

Route for the 2019 edition of the TDU has been announced. Willunga Hill is now the final stage and will have a new king.

Hayman a chance to ride on 2019. One of the Yates may ride om Oz over summer.


#6180

Wonder what Greipel’s leadout team will do? Wondering if Hansen will move with him?


#6181

Want Hansen at MS. A reliable rider who can fill a number of roles and you can bank him in for 2 GT’s each year.


#6182

Terrible idea to move Willunga to Sunday. That’s when heaps of people leave to get back to work Monday because the last stage is a bust.

Or, maybe that’s why they did it.