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UpFromOne
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by UpFromOne

He said he is ready to go, but cobbles are cobbles, eh?

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New EF Education-Tibco-SVB kit is simple...I like it. I did also like last year's splotchy kit too though.
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Miller
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LouisN wrote:
Sat Dec 03, 2022 9:39 pm
:? The question is: will MVDP be at the start ? Looked like a tiny slip from the race footage, but if you read the gossip, he'll need some more time ....🤔
Yep, there at the start, there at the end.

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by BenSiskri

Thats was more like the old MvdP; the power & technical skills in harmony....the perfect CX rider. And a good return for Wout, with good races for Vantourenhout & Sweeck - Iserbyt came back well ahead of Pidcock who made a poor start - but he's better on hillier courses.
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by UpFromOne

van Empel too. My gosh what a powerhouse! Or should we say power-to-weight house?

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by BenSiskri

She has some power; kept making mistakes yet came back each time. Puck, who is superior technically had to give second best; needs more testing courses to ride away - as we saw at Overijse, and on the MTB in the summer.
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by CustomMetal

Any update on Cav?
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CustomMetal wrote:
Sun Dec 04, 2022 11:18 pm
Any update on Cav?
The Ineos rumor is total BS. Can't see the desire there.
Maybe he can get onto TdF on a wild card? Oh the drama!

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UpFromOne wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 2:37 am
CustomMetal wrote:
Sun Dec 04, 2022 11:18 pm
Any update on Cav?
The Ineos rumor is total BS. Can't see the desire there.
Maybe he can get onto TdF on a wild card? Oh the drama!
B & B's collapse hurts Cav in another way. A logical deal would have been to let ISN into the Tour as the second wildcard after B & B if ISN brought Cav. B & B would be in the pole position for the first wildcard as a French team and with Arkea-Samsic now guaranteed a spot as a top tier team following its promotion and Total Energies guaranteed a spot as a top 2022 Continental team. This would also be part of a settlement of Sylvain Adams' threatened arbitration against relegation (I've not seen the contracting documents but in my assessment based on the limited record as has been disclosed, I think the claim weak, a rare instance where I disagree with Jonathan Vaughters). With B & B gone as I assume absent a miracle, ISN moves up a slot in wildcard candidacy even without Cav. MAYBE this year ASO invites Euskadi since the Tour starts in the Basque Country (I'm looking forward to that), but I can't see it selecting an Italian second tier team. The other main contender for the spot and I predict biggest beneficiary is Uno-X. Or for US fans, Human Powered Health.
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by TurboKoo

All of a sudden UAE-Emirates team bikes became much more desirable (to me) with team adding ENVE wheels to already changed Shimano group sets.
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by BenSiskri

Ramon Sinkeldam, who was rumoured to be joining B&B, has instead signed for Alpecin. And today Victor Koreztky leaves B&B to Bora, that's a good move for him, and a definite upgrade.
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UpFromOne
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by UpFromOne

Stendhal wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 6:37 am
UpFromOne wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 2:37 am
CustomMetal wrote:
Sun Dec 04, 2022 11:18 pm
Any update on Cav?
The Ineos rumor is total BS. Can't see the desire there.
Maybe he can get onto TdF on a wild card? Oh the drama!
B & B's collapse hurts Cav in another way. A logical deal would have been to let ISN into the Tour as the second wildcard after B & B if ISN brought Cav. B & B would be in the pole position for the first wildcard as a French team and with Arkea-Samsic now guaranteed a spot as a top tier team following its promotion and Total Energies guaranteed a spot as a top 2022 Continental team. This would also be part of a settlement of Sylvain Adams' threatened arbitration against relegation (I've not seen the contracting documents but in my assessment based on the limited record as has been disclosed, I think the claim weak, a rare instance where I disagree with Jonathan Vaughters). With B & B gone as I assume absent a miracle, ISN moves up a slot in wildcard candidacy even without Cav. MAYBE this year ASO invites Euskadi since the Tour starts in the Basque Country (I'm looking forward to that), but I can't see it selecting an Italian second tier team. The other main contender for the spot and I predict biggest beneficiary is Uno-X. Or for US fans, Human Powered Health.
A rather good analysis there. It would definitely be in the interests of UCI and stakeholders to negotiate with ISN on a strictly confidential basis.

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by OnTheRivet

BenSiskri wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2022 11:42 am
Ramon Sinkeldam, who was rumoured to be joining B&B, has instead signed for Alpecin. And today Victor Koreztky leaves B&B to Bora, that's a good move for him, and a definite upgrade.
Koreztky move is interesting as he had a lackluster season on the road and mtb. He must have good numbers.

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So Le Col–Wahoo is contracting as well? Probably in no small part due to Wahoo's own descent toward restructuring/bankruptcy.

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So will Cav retire now?

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