Archive for November, 2010

Brits Mould and Yates on podium at Gent

 

The Swiss pair Claudio Imhof and Silvan Dullier today at Gent won the  Memorial Noël Fore, better known as the Six Day of the Future.

They finished on 121 points with the Australians Carver and Law on  101  points on  the same  lap in second place. The British team of  Jonathan Mould and Simon Yates were in third place a lap down with 66 points to complete the podium.

Final Standings
1. Claudio Imhof / Silvan Dullier (Swi) 121 points
2. Alex Carver / Jackson Law (Aus) 101
3. Jonathan Mould / Simon Yates (GBr) 66
At 1 lap
4. Sebastian Lander / Christian Kreutzfeldt (Den) 49
At 5 laps
5. Daniel Mclay / Owain Doull (GBr) 15
At 6 laps
6. Jochen Deweer / Brian Lignel (Bel) 37
At 7 laps
7. Giovanni Longo / Boni Fazio Niccolo (Ita) 22
On 9 laps
8. Didier Caspers / Bart Harmsen (Ned) 7
At 21 laps

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Elijzen swaps saddle for team car

Further evidence that I shall never understand this cycling game. After five years as a pro with Cofidis, Rabobank and for the last two years Omega Pharma-Lotto Michiel Elijzen has retired from racing to  join his old team as sports director. During his short career the Dutchman took two wins.

 

There must surely be any number of pros with fifteen years and more in the peloton who would love the chance to get in to a team car. Is five years long enough to acquire the necessary skills? What will the elder statemen in the team make of a twenty eight year old barking orders in to their ear piece?

 

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Bad news; Rebellin to return

Davide Rebellin, who had to hand back his silver medal from Beijing after returning a positive dope test says he will resume competition on April 27 of next year.

The Italian doper, who will by then be thirty nine,  told the Spanish journal Marca about the big races he will ride again and that he even dreams of riding the Worlds!   “I have two interesting offers from teams that want to give me that opportunity and in mid December I will make my choice.” Didn’t the doper take out Argentinian citizenship to try and get a ride in the Worlds when rejected by Franco Ballerini? Dream on Davide!

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