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  • MVDP was a pretty big sprint today.

  • No, Amstel is his last race. After that he starts the MTB season.

  • What it must be to be so talented! I wonder if he’ll be able to transition straight into mtb? It strikes me the power profile, cadence, race duration etc are all totally different?

  • MVDP? He's been riding the XCO circuit for the last few years and has consistently bothered the podium.

  • I thought DD said Cav was taking a break from racing?

  • As I understand it, he’s free of glandular fever but is coming back to racing gradually to ensure it doesn’t flare up again. The focus is on the Tour, assuming he’s healthy.

  • Dimension Data are having a(nother) shocker of a season though. They seem to have a particular talent for taking promising riders and making them look mediocre.

  • Sad story. What's his face could raise money to save a velodrome, you'd think some of her sporting contacts could have a whip 'round to get her into a house and/or get her some help to regain some kind of employment.

  • Three pro-conti teams have more UCI points than DD. Maybe they should snap up Bennett.

  • If Valgren doesn't perform in the Ardennes then can't see where their wins will come from.
    Judging by his current form they could be disappointed.

  • Same could be said about CX to road, doesn't seem to bother him.

  • I think Bennett will be able to choose which team he rides for next season. I’m not sure he’d choose DD.

  • Don’t discount Gasparotto, he’s in good form and is something of an Amstel Gold specialist.

  • Kreuziger is a former winner of Amstel but his career might be best with an asterisk against it.

  • It is sooo sad. I was really looking forward to seeing him this year. But there is a bit too much influencer life currently to be at the sharp end in races.


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  • Cavendish beginning to show some form, finished third today behind Jakobsen and Bennett.

  • Maybe second if didn’t get impeded by Jakobsen’s leadout?

  • @Howard @Tijmen oh yeh I realise he’s been doing it, I just think it’s damned impressive. Is he focusing on more road races now or am I just noticing him more (usually cos he’s that guy with his arms in the air at the end!)? Personally I found track to crits ok as I used similar cadence, but track to cx I could never do- used to feel like my back and hamstrings were going to explode from lower cadence! I’m not MVDP though by a long stretch

  • I’m not MVDP though by a long stretch

    Who is?

  • is he about to put chilli oil on steak tartare ?

  • I hope not. I have lost a lot of love for him this season

  • Rod Ellingworth leaving Sky to join Bahrain-Merida for next season.

    That’ll be a big loss. But I’m very surprised at his choice of destination.

  • The CN story that triggered Sky's announcement also said B-M team managers didn't know about it

  • Putting together a nice pension pot?

  • What an absolute helmet this man is:


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