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Old 07-22-22, 05:03 PM
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Young Americans

It's been quite a tour for the young Americans. Powless was a breakout breakaway star. McNulty showed himself to be a world-class domestique. Jorgenson almost got himself on the podium twice (4th on stages 10 and 16, the latter one somewhat of a heartbreaker). Kuss placed in the top 10 of the GC and is surely one of the greatest domestiques in the business (though I guess at 27, he's not that young). Quinn Simmons had some strong showings too.

So, what do you think? Here's sort of a poll:

Who is the best American rider today?

Who has the most upside potential for the next few years?

Who is going to be the first of them to win a TdF stage?

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Best is really hard to measure.

Most impactful across the tour? Probably Kuss.

Most promising? Probably Simmons.

Powless reminds me a lot of Tejay.
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Originally Posted by Shadco
Best is really hard to measure.

Most impactful across the tour? Probably Kuss.

Most promising? Probably Simmons.
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Agreed. I knew it was an ambiguous concept when I wrote it. And I agree that Kuss had the greatest impact on the race.

Simmons at 21, is the youngest guy in the peloton this year.
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Kuss won last year into Andorra -- but the next one to win? I think Jorgenson. I was gutted to see him slide out when he could've won the stage over Houle. I've seen Vermaerke find himself in breaks just before the tour but crashed out here.

McNulty has looked amazing but he's working for the team.

Favorite rider is Craddock who I hope to see be given freedom in the Vuelta.
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I don't know where I got the factoid that Kuss is 8th on GC. He's 18th. But Powless is 13th. Not bad, considering he did that on his own by getting into breaks, rather than by having a team of domestiques working for him.
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https://www.cyclingnews.com/features...or-the-winner/
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Maybe we'll see Magnus Sheffield, Larry Warbasse, and Will Barta at la Vuelta.
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Originally Posted by slcbob
Maybe we'll see Magnus Sheffield, Larry Warbasse, and Will Barta at la Vuelta.
Of those 3, only Sheffield is on my radar. I need to catch up.
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Here are the Americans on World Tour teams.
https://www.procyclingstats.com/rank...&filter=Filter
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And Powless squeaks out a win at Etoile de Besseges.
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Now Jorgenson takes a stage and the GC in Oman. Is Movistar's up and coming champ a yank?

https://www.cyclingnews.com/races/to...age-5/results/
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Jorgensen has been steadily improving, I think last year his early season after catalunya was snubbed from an Achilles problem? He almost had a win in the Tour last summer against Hugo Houle until he slid out on a turn a few km from the line?
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THANKS FOR THE list. i love following the americans. POWLESS Neilson

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Thanks for the summary.

Add Matthew Riccitello, riding for Israel Premiertech.
https://www.velonews.com/news/road/m...ard-gc-racing/
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All the Americans seem to be climbers or classics-allrounders. No sprinters.

Has the US produced a contending sprinter in the last 20 years? Ever?
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Originally Posted by MinnMan
All the Americans seem to be climbers or classics-allrounders. No sprinters.

Has the US produced a contending sprinter in the last 20 years? Ever?
The last one I can remember was Freddy Rodriguez. He had some top-10 Giro stage finishes on sprint stages, if I recall.
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tyler farrar had a decent stretch of being in the mix.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler_Farrar
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Will Barta just came third in the Gran Camino, 50s down to Vingegaard, behind Dennis. 5th in GC but 30s from a podium.
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Originally Posted by MinnMan
All the Americans seem to be climbers or classics-allrounders. No sprinters.
If you're willing to be generous about "American", Steve Bauer was pretty good in a sprint.

Has the US produced a contending sprinter in the last 20 years? Ever?
Oh, well, US, now ... some trackies maybe, but can't think of any world class road sprinters. Ever.
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Originally Posted by Dan333SP
Will be interested in following McNulty this year. His girlfriend lives local to me and also happens to be the current US women's pro road race national champ, curious to hear her perspective on his prospects when we cross paths on group rides.
He must have a new gf. It used to be Summer Moak. But she's retired from racing AFAIK.
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Originally Posted by ooga-booga
tyler farrar had a decent stretch of being in the mix.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler_Farrar
I forgot about him. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by MinnMan
He must have a new gf. It used to be Summer Moak. But she's retired from racing AFAIK.
Lol I was way off, he's engaged to someone else, my info was apparently several years out of date.
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Originally Posted by MinnMan
All the Americans seem to be climbers or classics-allrounders. No sprinters.

Has the US produced a contending sprinter in the last 20 years? Ever?
So now we have Luke Lamperti as a neopro maybe-sprinter, riding with Quickstep....

https://www.cyclingnews.com/features...w-peter-sagan/

"only 1600 watts" he says.

21 years old
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^^ Nice!

Ineos now has 18 year old Andrew August on the team, along with Magnus Sheffield now 21. IDK anything about him as road rider, though PCS shows he has a junior national TT championship and some CX results.

Good luck, lads!!!
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