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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:51 pm 
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I was just watching the juniors and the u23s race at Gieten and I was wondering what the junior gear restrictions are for cross. I understand the reason for them on the road, and thinking about it, I would posit that the restriction should be greater in cross. You wouldn't want them really torquing that gear through the mud and sand - that would kill their knees and joints like nothing on the road would.

So my suspicion is that they would/should be limited to a lower gear limit than on the road. Am I right?

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Geoff


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:07 pm 
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BdaGhisallo wrote:
I was just watching the juniors and the u23s race at Gieten and I was wondering what the junior gear restrictions are for cross. I understand the reason for them on the road, and thinking about it, I would posit that the restriction should be greater in cross. You wouldn't want them really torquing that gear through the mud and sand - that would kill their knees and joints like nothing on the road would.

So my suspicion is that they would/should be limited to a lower gear limit than on the road. Am I right?

Thanks,
Geoff


I'm driving on the Road 52 - 14 and that's the max.

I only know the dutch max-es of Youth catagories can't find a good site where older catagories are standing on

but I know some results from the Juniors

1. Boy Van Poppel (Netherlands)
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2- Gavenda
3- Meeuwsen
4- Martinez
5- Weber

I was late home today from work when I saw this on the Internet I called Immediatly his little sister well little??? only 1/2 years younger, I could not believe my eyes of happyness[/url]

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OT: a sister who is only 6 months younger? The laws of nature tell us they don't have the same mother :?


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I guess they ride 46*12, But at the junior level they don't check it.


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Timo wrote:
OT: a sister who is only 6 months younger? The laws of nature tell us they don't have the same mother :?


He means 1 1/2 years I guess. His little sister is National Champion by the 15/16 years.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 6:30 pm 
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BdaGhisallo wrote:
I was just watching the juniors and the u23s race at Gieten .....
Geoff


Must be Zeddam.

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Boogie wrote:
Timo wrote:
OT: a sister who is only 6 months younger? The laws of nature tell us they don't have the same mother :?


He means 1 1/2 years I guess. His little sister is National Champion by the 15/16 years.


That's correct
she's excatly 53 weaks younger than me. 8)

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Ah! That makes sense :twinkle:


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There are no junior gear restrictions for cross. I run a 42X12-27.


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cyclocrosser wrote:
There are no junior gear restrictions for cross. I run a 42X12-27.


for the track are also no limits

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In the US there are also limits on the track.


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Rene,

It was indeed Gieten. It's a dvd of that race, the elite/pros, with some highlghts of the juniors and the beloften.

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Geoff


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Kuiper on the track are gear restrictions. They are the same as for road.


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Kuiper on the track are gear restrictions. They are the same as for road.


where are you located m8?

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at least at the 2005 worlds in germany there were restrictions for juniors. the swiss mecanics had to ban some rear derailleurs(e.g. the 11 and 12 cog wasn't rideable anymore).


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