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Re: 2022 PRO Thread

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2022 11:21 am
by Miller
Mathieu van der Poel assault conviction overturned by Australian court...

https://road.cc/content/news/mathieu-va ... ned-297995

Re: 2022 PRO Thread

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2022 11:21 am
by Weenie

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Re: 2022 PRO Thread

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2022 1:19 pm
by flying
Miller wrote:
Tue Dec 13, 2022 11:21 am
Mathieu van der Poel assault conviction overturned by Australian court...
Glad to hear this !

2022 PRO Thread

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2022 1:37 pm
by C36
On the female circuit, riders initially planned on the female BnB start finding positions even if in Conti level. Audrey Cordon Ragot (trek) and Lucie Journier (arkea) seem to have signed with the Spanish Zaaf cycling team.

Obviously Continental level is not where you would expect them (hey but so far Cav doesn’t even have this), but glad some riders find solutions.

2022 PRO Thread

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2022 9:16 pm
by robbosmans
UAE on Continental?
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Re: 2022 PRO Thread

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2022 10:45 pm
by micky
After Tour of Slovenia Pogacar complained about slippery tires and it was rumoured for a while that they would change.

Re: 2022 PRO Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2022 1:03 am
by Stendhal
More fallout from the B & B demise: Pierre Rolland is retiring. I liked him as the young apprentice to Voeckler on Europcar, and because Jonathan Vaughters spoke highly of him after his unusual move to Slipstream.

Re: 2022 PRO Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2022 4:59 am
by Aeo
Question is will UAE ride on hookless tubeless or is ENVE making tubulars for them

Re: 2022 PRO Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2022 5:11 am
by spdntrxi
Aeo wrote:
Wed Dec 14, 2022 4:59 am
Question is will UAE ride on hookless tubeless or is ENVE making tubulars for them
legacy 3.4AR or 4.5AR have tubs.. just put new sticker on it. :mrgreen:

Re: 2022 PRO Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2022 5:57 am
by Stendhal
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.
VeloNews, citing a Belgian news site, is reporting that Cav is working on a contract with...Human Powered Health.

Re: 2022 PRO Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2022 9:17 am
by TobinHatesYou
Stendhal wrote:
Wed Dec 14, 2022 5:57 am

VeloNews, citing a Belgian news site, is reporting that Cav is working on a contract with...Human Powered Health.

At this point both sides sorely need each other. A match made in both heaven and hell.

Re: 2022 PRO Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2022 9:58 am
by maquisard
Pierre Rolland did the more sensible thing and retired.

What races will Cavendish get to ride at HPH?

Re: 2022 PRO Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2022 11:10 am
by tymon_tm
did you just compare Rolland to Cav? :roll:

Re: 2022 PRO Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2022 11:23 am
by maquisard
Yes, two professionals who have had their plans next year destroyed due to the failure of the B&B team.

Hardly an odd comparison.

What is the point of Cavendish signing for HPH when he has no hope of riding in top level races.

Re: 2022 PRO Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2022 12:01 pm
by ichobi
In Never Strays Far podcast, Boulting, Millar, and Kennaugh discussed the possibility of Ineos signing cav for a year for the sole purpose of wining Tour stage.
Everyday that's not a mountain stage is a raid for stage win for Cav.

I mean, it's not like they have someone who can win the tour now. Take a haitus year and put all the manpower behind Cav to make true history is more than likely for them to win the Tour anyways.

Farfetched, of course. But wouldn't that be mightily fun. Money is not an issue anyway and it will be their biggest PR turn around in the past couple of years seeing they lose their Tour dominance left right and center.

I can only wish.

Re: 2022 PRO Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2022 12:01 pm
by Weenie

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Re: 2022 PRO Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2022 12:03 pm
by Chaunch
If Cav ends up at Human Powered Health, do you think that Specialized will be their bike sponsor?
Is Specialized ultimately dictating where he ends up?
For that reason, seems unlikely that Cav will be back on Pinarello's.