Kiwis Overseas

Postby gydey on Tue 30/Mar/10 7:03am

michael vink and Ruaraidh McLeod just had their first race in Belgium. In a field of 250 riders, they finished 11th and 13th respectively... 10 riders were 18 seconds clear and Michael won the bunch gallop.

Good start for both boys. They have only been there 4 days :-)
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Re: Kiwis Overseas

Postby Oli on Tue 30/Mar/10 8:10am

Good stuff! :thumbsup:
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Postby Tugboat on Tue 30/Mar/10 9:52am

Nice.
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Re: Kiwis Overseas

Postby floyd on Tue 30/Mar/10 10:42am

Young Paddy bevin also won another race in the states!! :)
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Re: Kiwis Overseas

Postby johnL on Tue 30/Mar/10 11:12am

Wade Mangham was 10th in stage 2 at the Elite National tour de canton st ciers (Fr) His team won the tour overall.

Clinton Avery was 20th in Trofee van Haspengouw, his team mate was 3rd.
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Postby sifter on Wed 31/Mar/10 3:53pm

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Postby Fergie on Thu 1/Apr/10 8:01am

Roly was 8th in stage 2 at the Three Days de Panne stage race in what looked to be a pretty hard day inc the Kemmelberg.
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Postby Fergie on Thu 1/Apr/10 8:05am

Sam Lindsay and Sam Horgan are now in France. Daniel Barry was 8th in a race there today.
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Postby johnL on Thu 1/Apr/10 8:32am

George Bennett gave a little discription of what the french races and system is like in his blog
http://georgebennettcycling.blogspot.co ... chive.html

but to save you a click

spent the week doing 5/8ths of .... ...
little bit of training but way to wet cold and windy to do anything proper. will have a right up on the training camp and stuff monday. racing tommorow. its an elite national race wich probably doesnt mean allot to you so here is a quick run down on how things work,

cat2. what i raced last year allot of the time, races similar to benchmark back home only cat 2 and 3 riders,

cat1 elite reigonal. hard races, i raced a few of these last year, cat 1, 2 and occasionally cat 3 riders. to win one of these is a very decent win. this year we only get to do a few as all are elite national or higher,

elite national. these are the top pure amature races in france, normally just cat1 sometimes some cat 2 riders. a very hard race to win.

u.c.i races, we do a few of these this year too, bascially pros can ride these so they are very very hard,

apart from that there are french cups and u23 races ect but they all slot in somewhere in the very very hard section, so bascically i need to get way faster untill i can slot them just into the hard section.

so thats what im talking about when i say elite national ect...

will keep you posted
G.B
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Re: Kiwis Overseas

Postby Fergie on Thu 1/Apr/10 8:39am

Yup there is racing in Europe where John and I could be competitive and obviously racing where guys like Roulston and Henderson get taken to school. Hopefully when FBing and Twittering the NZ Euro Dogs can let us know what events and what category they are.
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Re: Kiwis Overseas

Postby johnL on Sun 4/Apr/10 10:01am

Tryptique des mont et chateaux UCI 2.2
Clinton 4th in TT this morning and 16th in afternoon Stage. now 4th in GC at 15sec. One stage to go
Stage 3 Château de Beloeil - Tournai 164.5 km


General classification after stage 2b
1 Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank Continental 7:26:12
2 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Continental 0:00:13
3 Taylor Phinney (USA) US National Team 0:00:14
4 Clinton Avery (NZl) PWS-Eijssen 0:00:15
5 John Degenkolb (Ger) Allemagne 0:00:20
6 Sebastian Balck (Swe) Sweden 0:00:23
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39 Jarl Salomein (Bel) W.G. Beveren 2000 0:01:03
40 Glenn Van De Maele (Bel) Vl Technics-Abutriek st
41 Tom David (NZl) Davo-Lotto-Davitamon st
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Postby Tugboat on Sun 4/Apr/10 10:30am

Great 4th placing in the TT... ahead of Taylor Phinney!!
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Re: Kiwis Overseas

Postby johnL on Tue 6/Apr/10 9:11am

Clinton DNFed crashed on 3rd stage and injured back. did 30km of 4th stage and pulled the pin. He was very happy with his TT, the first ride on his TT bike this year.
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Postby Tugboat on Tue 6/Apr/10 10:15am

Bugger. Hope the back's not too bad and he's smashing Europe again soon!
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Re: Kiwis Overseas

Postby Tugboat on Tue 6/Apr/10 10:19am

W00t to Jack Bauer taking out a win in the final stage of the Tour DoonHame in Scotland and jumping up to 2nd on GC. Story on www.roadcycling.co.nz
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