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    Not sure that's true. I think he had aspirations to be a stage race contender but may be realizing he doesn't have the talent or maybe mental strength.

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    Dennis seems to only have personnal goals that aren't part of the world tour such as world championships, Olympic games (and probably after the olympics the hour record). He never mention wanting to win a classic or a stage race despite probably having the capabilities to do so with a focus and dedicated training on them (well I know he won Tour Down Under once). My takes is he should abandon world tour teams and race and be hired by the Australian federation directly to earn those medals and race the occasionnal Tour Down Under under his flag team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GonaSovereign View Post
    Cyclingnews has an equipment article highlighting the disparity between (relatively) rich and poor teams based on the equipment they have at their disposal. They noted one poor team suffering on what I consider to be one of the nicest bikes made. I know the Look 585 has some admirers here as well
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    First chance I've had to comment on this. I'm happy to see it, of course, as a long-time fan of Looks and the 585 in particular.

    Good enough for racers in the World Championship road race? Good enough for me. I've been riding these for years and will continue to do so. I still find them a joy to ride with the right blend of handling, liveliness and road feel. Like a quality steel bike, only pounds lighter.

    Anyway, it's unfortunate that not everyone can have the "best" equipment at such a prestigious event but I'm happy to see a great bike in such a role in 2019. I wish I had had a 585 when I was competing. Today I just enjoy the qualities of the 585.

    My most recent beer run on a 585, just last week in Minneapolis - including frame pump, saddle bag, rear light, custom compact ratios and Boyd clincher wheels. Not unsatisfying to ride though I am decades removed from pinning on a number in serious anger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by progetto View Post
    Not sure that's true. I think he had aspirations to be a stage race contender but may be realizing he doesn't have the talent or maybe mental strength.
    He came second in the Tour de Suisse this year, just behind Egan Bernal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by progetto View Post
    Not sure that's true. I think he had aspirations to be a stage race contender but may be realizing he doesn't have the talent or maybe mental strength.
    I based that assumption from the last interview he gave where he only mentionned worlds and olympics goals. He didn't seem interested in the world tour calendar.

    Or maybe it is just 2020 being an olympic year and he knew he was fired and had no tangible plan yet regarding a new team.

    I know being a team manager I would pass. In term of sponsors/marketing the interest on a TT world jersey is pretty much zero. It is barely seen on TV and most TT bikes are really sold to triathletes who do not care that much. Same for a potential olympic title. It is a nice personal goal but I don't think it is worth anything for the trade team you are riding for, maybe only for the equipment sponsor the day you won the race but that's it.
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    Does anyone know if MvdP is racing Paris-Roubaix next year?

    I'm not sure what his focus will be after cross as I believe he's targeting mtb for the Tokyo Olympics next summer but I would love to see Mathieu line up for PR and throw it all on the line.

    Stybar and Wout have been knocking on the door; I love to see cross guys go off up north.

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    Let's see how Wout comes back from his injury and botched surgery. It is taking a long time and now Wout and his team are talking about a lawsuit against ASO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by holliscx View Post
    Does anyone know if MvdP is racing Paris-Roubaix next year?

    I'm not sure what his focus will be after cross as I believe he's targeting mtb for the Tokyo Olympics next summer but I would love to see Mathieu line up for PR and throw it all on the line.

    Stybar and Wout have been knocking on the door; I love to see cross guys go off up north.
    MvdP is scheduled to ride a classics program but not the Amstel Gold race. Than rest and start MTB and go on a weight loss program for the Olympics.
    This is what I read.
    Don't know if the weight loss is necessary looking at this year. It might help with the heat too though.

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    Trentin calling out the UCI on barriers is a premium rant, and not just because he works socks and Eekhoff into it: Trentin calls for barrier safety changes after Hodeg crash | Cyclingnews

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    Quote Originally Posted by 72gmc View Post
    Trentin calling out the UCI on barriers is a premium rant, and not just because he works socks and Eekhoff into it: Trentin calls for barrier safety changes after Hodeg crash | Cyclingnews
    I thought that was particularly on-target, wasn't it? I thought they had actually gotten rid of that kind of barriers when Stybar got all his teeth knocked out, so I was surprised to find that they hadn't.
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    Good guy wins Lombardia. Nice images of him on the podium during the anthem. Great to see a pro rider so happy.
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    Missed it but followed online. Pleased with this result as well. I like Mollema as a rider.
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    Looks like Bauke got a pretty serious smooch along with his trophy.

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    So happy the sram gods did not make him pay for his prior transgression.
    Love sram today.
    btw, Not the aero Trek frame either ?

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    Emonda I believe.
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    Bauke raced a bunch of the season on 1x shifting- he was on the double today

    Trek really salvaged their season in the last month
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    Lombardia has to be my favourite race of the year. A hard and beautiful end of season race.

    Well done to Bernal for finishing 3rd (after winning one of the warm up races during the week). With three stage race wins this season, and a hilly one day race he is rider of the year and has every right to be the undisputed team leader next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBB View Post
    Lombardia has to be my favourite race of the year. A hard and beautiful end of season race.

    Well done to Bernal for finishing 3rd (after winning one of the warm up races during the week). With three stage race wins this season, and a hilly one day race he is rider of the year and has every right to be the undisputed team leader next year.
    I feel it's hard to argue against Allaphillipe for rider of the year.
    Bernal was great, but would he have won the Tour on any other team?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabo View Post
    I feel it's hard to argue against Allaphillipe for rider of the year.
    Bernal was great, but would he have won the Tour on any other team?
    That is always the question with Sky/Ineos' program. How many riders who have been successful with Brailsford's approached but struggled after they signed with a nice contract at a different team?

    I agree Alaphillipe was unconscious for much of the year. Hard to argue with his successes. Though I might offer a twin award to Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert for their ability to completely change a race in terms of audience, excitement and drama. Flanders and the lead up to it for MvdP and Wout's Tour de France (until he crashed) and Paris-Roubaix (crash crash bonk) were incredible.

    Comeback rider of the year should be Jakob Fuglsang. No sleepless nights for him in the off-season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    That is always the question with Sky/Ineos' program. How many riders who have been successful with Brailsford's approached but struggled after they signed with a nice contract at a different team?

    Though I might offer a twin award to Mathieu van der Poel and Wout van Aert for their ability to completely change a race in terms of audience, excitement and drama. Flanders and the lead up to it for MvdP and Wout's Tour de France (until he crashed) and Paris-Roubaix (crash crash bonk) were incredible.
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    Completely agree, but I did not want to look like the chauvinist I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabo View Post
    Completely agree, but I did not want to look like the chauvinist I am.
    That kind of chauvinism is allowed here! After all, we rely on you for the reports that never make it into English!
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